Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies (Level 8)

(Strands in Data Analytics and Cyber Security)

Programme highlights

Are you looking to take the next-step in your IT career? Or want to boost your IT knowledge and qualifications before you start working?

Get skilled up with our digital technologies postgraduate certificate in just 16 weeks.

This programme will provide you with specialist skills and knowledge so you can go confidently into the workforce or expand on your existing industry experience.

You can choose a specialist strand in:

  • Data analytics or
  • Cyber security.

This programme is designed in conjunction with industry experts so what you learn is relevant in the workplace.

Upon successful completion of this programme you could pathway into the diploma in applied technologies in only 16 weeks.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 8
Domestic fees $3,400 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code MN4076
Duration

16 weeks full-time (excluding breaks), or part-time

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 60
International Fees NZD$12,000 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification Post Graduate Certificate

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Entry requirements

Academic requirements

To be admitted to this programme an applicant must meet the following requirements:

Applicants must have one of the following, or equivalent:

  • A recognised bachelor degree in a relevant discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- (65%) or higher in all level 7 courses*; or
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree and documentary evidence of outcomes in the discipline work environment to demonstrate an ability to perform in the programme and commit to achieving its outcomes, including recommendations from employers or professional colleagues.
  • *For Data Analytics pathways, the candidate’s previous qualification should be in an area related to either Data Science, Data Analytics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Machine Learning, or Business Intelligence. Graduates of other disciplines may be accepted on a case-by-case basis and upon approval from the School of Digital Technologies.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected in order of successful application.

Exceptions to entry

An applicant may be considered for special admission if they have:

  • An undergraduate degree in an unrelated discipline, with merit achievement, and have a minimum of two years’ appropriate work experience that is relevant to the aims of this qualification; or
  • A graduate diploma qualification in the same or similar discipline, with a B- grade average or better, and has a minimum of two years’ appropriate work experience.
 
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Career opportunities

Opportunities for employment include:

Data analytics
  • Data insight analyst
  • Big data engineer
  • Project coordinator
  • Data scientist.
Cyber security
  • Security administrator
  • Developer/engineer
  • Incident handler
  • Security developer/engineer.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below compulsory course (15 credits):

561.800 Research methods in applied technologies (15 credits)

Learn research skills in your chosen field of applied technologies. This may include: literature reviews, writing research proposals, formulating research questions or hypotheses, and applying methods that answer research questions.

Plus, you will also need to complete the compulsory courses from your chosen strand (45 credits):

Data analytics strand

561.802 Data analytics and intelligence (15 credits)

Learn how data analytics create organisational values and learn how to demonstrate visual representation of big data sets for exploring business intelligence and opportunities.

561.803 Data warehousing and big data (15 credits)

Understand the concept and challenges of big data, design and implementation of a data warehouse, and create sophisticated decision models and scenarios.

561.805 Database application development (15 credits)

Design and develop a transaction management database applications using a mainstream platform and object library to present and manipulate data stored in a relational database, and to process data and generate reports.

Cyber security strand

561.807 Cyber security concepts and practice (15 credits)

Analyse real-world cyber security challenges that organisations face, and address them through current systems and processes.

561.808 Cryptography and information security (15 credits)

Get an introduction to modern cryptographic techniques in the context of information security in the workplace. You will develop an understanding of the different types of cryptosystems available, the practical issues of applying cryptographic methods and key issues in the management of information security.

561.810 Cyber law (15 credits)

Analyse local and international laws regarding issues around cyber security as well as short and long term impact.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the digital technologies calendar.

Key information for students

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicants must have one of the following, or equivalent: recognised bachelor degree in a relevant discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- (65%) or higher in all level 7 courses; a professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree and documentary evidence of outcomes in the discipline work environment to demonstrate an ability to perform in the programme and commit to achieving its outcomes, including recommendations from employers or professional colleagues. Interview Requirements: N/A English Language Requirements: Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. International students: English Language Entry Requirements For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-internationalstudents/ Selection Criteria: Applicants will be selected in order of successful application. Exceptions to entry: An applicant may be considered for special admission if they have: An undergraduate degree in an unrelated discipline, with merit achievement, and have a minimum of two years' appropriate work experience that is relevant to the aims of this qualification; OR A graduate diploma qualification in the same or similar discipline, with a B- grade average or better, and has a minimum of two years' appropriate work experience.
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 19 Weeks
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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. $57,498
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. $40,704 - $70,331
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 79%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 19%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 1%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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.