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Postgraduate Diploma in InformationTechnology (Level 8)

Research the latest development in an area ofinterest to you. Update and extend your knowledge through in-depth study of thelatest technologies in your area of specialty. Enhance your Project Managementskills.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technologywill be able to: work effectively in multicultural teams and exerciseleadership as required, engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, critique andproblem-solving.

Choose hands-on learning relevant to your career from a range ofoptions including:

·        Data-Mining

·        Cloud Computing

·        Business Analyst

·        Business Intelligence

·        ICT Infrastructure

·        Information Management

·        Mobile Devices

·        Network Design and Management

·        Security and Forensics

·        Quality Assurance

·        System Architecture

 PROGRAMMEOUTLINE

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS – Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

Level 7

NB:Papers offered are conditional on student numbers

Paper Code: 7322

Course Title: Software Development

AIM

This paper covers the use advanced programming techniques in C# to develop software applications.  It covers the use of design patterns in designing software, test driven development for quality assurance, and programming techniques generics and multi-threaded applications.  Students will gain a thorough knowledge of the .Net framework for the development of windows applications.

Paper Code: 7323

Course Title: Systems Analysis, Design and Control

AIM

This paper aims to enable effective and knowledgeable choice by the IT professional of the most suitable development methods for any type of information system and software development project. The major methodologies are analysed and compared.   Specialised techniques for analysis, design, and control of systems are covered along with investigation of the research into software development methods such as the agile methods.

Paper Code: 7325

Course Title: Project Management for Information Technology

AIM

This paper aims to enable students to understand and use appropriate project management principles for the development of business or software systems, perform a feasibility study that evaluates the technical, financial, environmental, legal, and operational factors of a project, create a project plan for a complex business problem and perform risk analysis and task prioritisation for a complex project.

Paper Code: 7326

Course Title: Information Systems in Management

AIM

This paper aims to enable students to understand how information systems provide solutions to organisational problems and challenges and to understand the importance of plans and strategies relating to the management of the IS function and the nature and role of management support systems as aids in management decision-making, with particular emphasis given to decision support systems.

Paper Code: 7327

Course Title: Middleware

AIM

This paper aims to enable students to understand the underlying principles of middleware and apply these principles and concepts of middleware to identify and solve information architecture and interconnectivity problems.

It also introduces students to research techniques and topics in the field of middleware needed to evaluate and implement middleware solutions.

Paper Code: 7328

Course Title: Human Computer Interaction

AIM

This paper introduces the principles of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in relation to the design and implementation of computer systems. It gives students experience of different application development tools in the design, implementation and documentation of user interfaces, and introduces techniques used for the evaluation of usability.

Paper Code: 7329

Course Title: Data Models and Databases

AIM

 This paper investigate the issues involved in the management, administration, security and system performance of database management systems (DBMSs), including implementing practical solutions to some of these. Apply data modelling techniques to a complex system.

Paper Code: 7330

Course Title: Special Topic (Web Application Development)

AIM

This paper aims to enable students to understand the underlying principles of a specific topic relating to information and communications technology , apply the underlying principles and concepts to the identification and solution of unstructured problems in unfamiliar settings, research the topic and evaluate and implement novel methods of solving problems related to the topic.  In 2013 this paper will cover  Advanced topics in Web Application Development.

Paper Code: 7337

Course Title: Systems Administration and VoIP

AIM

This paper will cover the design and implementation of a server to provide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and various wide area connections.

Paper Code: 7338

Course Title: Internet Security and Wireless Technologies

AIM

This paper will consider Cisco Systems Security and Wireless equipment.


Level 8

NB:Papers offered are conditional on student numbers

Paper Code: 8401

Course Title: Research in Information Technology

AIM

To provide students with a framework for applied research in information technology through examining research methods and publications, with particular reference to research into the impact of information technology on society.

COURSE CONTAINS

Research methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed), research literature, impact of information technology on society (including digital divide, ethical issues, cultural and gender perspectives, environmental and social challenges).

 

 

Paper Code: 8410

Course Title: Business Analysis for Information Technology

AIM

To enable students to manage all aspects of business process development.

COURSE CONTAINS

Business Analysis Body of Knowledge, case studies of IT-related business analysis projects, business process management, case management, analysis of requirements (for ambiguities, incompleteness, unstated constraints and conflicts), progressive elaboration in software development methodologies, automation of decisions.

 

 

Paper Code: 8411

Course Title: Business Intelligence and Data Mining

AIM

To provide students with a framework for identifying and aligning computer-based data analysis strategies with organisational goals in order to create and sustain competitive advantage.

COURSE CONTAINS

Business intelligence, data mining tools and techniques, analysis of very large data sets.

 

 

Paper Code: 8412

Course Title: Cloud Computing and ICT Infrastructure

AIM

To enable students to critically analyse cloud computing and other advances in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and recommend a workable solution (including cloud-related technology) for a given ICT environment.

COURSE CONTAINS

Benefits and challenges of cloud computing, advances in ICT infrastructure.

 

 

Paper Code: 8413

Course Title: Conceptual Data Modelling

AIM

To provide students with a framework for formalising the data requirements of organisations at a conceptual level, with particular emphasis on the modelling of constraints that control the behaviour of organisations.

COURSE CONTAINS

Approaches to requirements engineering, conceptual and internal models, business rule taxonomies, object role modelling.

 

 

Paper Code: 8414

Course Title: Information Management

AIM

To provide students with a perspective of using information systems (IS) strategically in their organisations in order to manage information as a critical resource through planning, developing, implementing and evaluating information management from a managerial perspective with an understanding of impacts on stakeholders.

COURSE CONTAINS

IS for strategic advantage, development and maintenance of applications, change management, management of outsourcing, user support, managing clients, controls, security and disaster recovery, performance, IS personnel.

 

 

Paper Code: 8415

Course Title: Multimedia Application Development for Mobile Devices

AIM

To provide students with a framework for the development of multimedia applications for the mobile devices.

COURSE CONTAINS

Mobile operating systems, Java programming, human computer interaction (HCI), graphics and animation, business, technical and social implications.

 

 

Paper Code: 8416

Course Title: Network Design and Management

AIM

To provide students with in-depth understanding of the concepts and procedures used in requirements analysis, design, installation, and management of computer and communication networks.

COURSE CONTAINS

Security threats (including denial of service, distributed denial of service, SQL injection, and social engineering attacks), security countermeasures to prevent or mitigate those threats (including firewalls, virtual private networks, and honeypots), digital forensic investigation techniques (including acquisition, preservation, analysis and presentation).

 

 

Paper Code: 8417

Course Title: Network Security and Forensics

AIM

To provide students with a broad knowledge of critical security threats to computer network systems and possible countermeasures, and to provide knowledge of best practice and techniques for investigating breaches of security.

COURSE CONTAINS

Security threats (including denial of service, distributed denial of service, SQL injection, and social engineering attacks), security countermeasures to prevent or mitigate those threats (including firewalls, virtual private networks, and honeypots), digital forensic investigation techniques (including acquisition, preservation, analysis and presentation).

 

 

Paper Code: 8418

Course Title: Quality Assurance and Testing

AIM

To provide students with in-depth understanding of methodologies and techniques used in software testing and quality assurance.

COURSE CONTAINS

Methodologies and techniques used in software testing and quality assurance, software metrics, software quality improvement.

 

 

Paper Code: 8419

Course Title: Systems Architecture and Technology Integration

AIM

To provide students with an understanding of a range of information system, telecommunications and mobile architectures, and how to integrate these into an enterprise architecture.

COURSE CONTAINS

Computer architectures and operating systems and their suitability in various business environments, integration of information technology, telecommunications and mobile computing in a business environment.

 

 

Paper Code: 8420

Course Title: Special Topic in Information Technology

AIM

To enable students to understand the underlying principles of a specific topic relating to information and communications technology, apply the underlying principles and concepts to the identification and solution of unstructured problems in unfamiliar settings, research the topic and evaluate and implement novel methods of solving problems related to the topic.

COURSE CONTAINS

Background, underlying principles, major concepts, business, technical and social implications, technological solution.

 

 

Paper Code: 8421

Course Title: Research Project

AIM

To provide students with the opportunity to research, select, integrate and apply a range of techniques and technologies to solve a workplace problem or to investigate a solution to a generic problem in information and communications technology.

COURSE CONTAINS

Problem statement, objectives, literature review, evaluation of techniques, technologies and methods of solution.

CAMPUS

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Duration

Porirua

2015: 16 February, 20 July

One year; full-time; part-time options available

Auckland City

2015: 9 February, 2 June, 14 September

One year; full-time; part-time options available


International Fees: $21,950NZD

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

International students

IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0)

Career Opportunities

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