Graduate Diploma in Networking (Level 7)

Programme highlights

Get ready to play an integral part in maintaining and optimising the flow of information for organisations all over the world with training that makes a practical link between the latest information technology (IT) skills and knowledge and today’s business environment.

You’ll be well equipped to take your place in this exciting and constantly changing field as you learn to analyse, design, implement and maintain networking, operating and cloud-based systems and dealing with data security requirements across a variety of industries and business types.

As well as a strong grounding in analytical, technical and theoretical concepts this degree also uses hands-on practical methods and teaches important people skills like communication and management skills. As the culmination of this programme you’ll be able to do a real-world project where you can apply your skills in the workplace.

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2018: Programme Guide and Timetable

2019: Programme Guide and Timetable

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Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July and October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,700 approx.
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code MN4564
Duration

One year (full-time)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 120
International Fees NZD$22,300 approx.
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification MIT Graduate Diploma

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme:

  • successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in any field excluding the specific graduate
    diploma field; or
  • successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree); or
  • evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three–five
    years’ full-time work experience (relevant to ICT studies).

English Language entry requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements.

For the minimum English language requirements refer to: manukau.ac.nz/english-req

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

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Career opportunities

Opportunities for employment include: 

  • IT manager, web developer
  • Programmer
  • Software developer
  • Software architect
  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Network/software support specialist
  • Multimedia developer
  • User experience designer
  • Network/database administrator
  • Business and data analytics professional
  • IT project manager (incorporating business analytics and intelligence).

Programme structure

You must complete:
Level 6 (15 credits each)

565.689 Advanced Server Services

Demonstrate an understanding of the data storage options and implement a server-based infrastructure with advanced features and data storage to support organizational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

565.690 Network Infrastructure

Implement and administer a network infrastructure with associated services and protocols to meet organisational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

565.691 Directory Services

Plan, implement and manage a directory service with the protocols, supporting services, and replication mechanisms to meet organisational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

Level 7 (15 credits each, excl. Industry Project 30 credits)

565.783 Hot Topic In Networking

Identify a contemporary topic in networking, research its possible challenges and design a solution to meet an organisation’s requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.690 Network Infrastructure; 565.691 Directory Services.

565.784 Cloud Computing

Research and apply key cloud computing concepts to meet business requirements and implement a resilient cloud infrastructure for an organisation.
Prerequisite: 565.690 Network Infrastructure; 565.691 Directory Services.

563.783 Management of ICT

Provide an overview of management strategies, action plan, policies, and skills appropriate for the ICT industry, and to prepare ICT risks management plan.
Prerequisite: 561.590 Business Information Systems; and 563.683 Change and Project Management in IT.

563.786 GDICT Industry Project

The opportunity to design, implement and evaluate a project for a client by integrating the theory learnt in underpinning courses and applying this practically in an industry environment.
Prerequisite: Level 7 courses in selected major.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Offered by

School of Digital Technologies

*Recently analysed government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates and among the highest median earnings in the country five years after finishing their degrees. View the full report at  educationcentral.co.nz

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Key information for students

Graduate Diploma in Networking

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Networking must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme: * Successfully completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant field excluding the specific graduate diploma field. OR * Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree). OR * Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three - five year's full time work experience [relevant to ICT studies]. AND * Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. For the minimum English language requirements refer to the following NZQA Rule 18 at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/assets/About-us/Our-role/Rules/Prog-App-Accred-Rules-201 5.pdf Interviews An interview is not required, however an interview process will be available on application to counsel the appropriate choice of programme, to determine whether any specific support is required and to ensure students are well informed about the programme's demands and requirements. Whanau/family will be invited to accompany applicants to these interviews.
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Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
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Total Qualification:
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Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
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Total [?] Annual:
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Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
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Compulsory student services fee
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Student Success
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National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $55,773
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $42,455 - $66,938
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