The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) is a level 8 programme that has been designed to fill the global skills shortage that has been recognised in the IT sector.
As a result, graduates will be highly employable, and with the PGDIT being only one year in duration we expect this will be a popular choice for those wanting to upgrade their skills and open doors to employment.
The programme's flexible pathways also cater for those students wanting to pursue a career in research.
Students will have the opportunity to enter the IT industry at a higher-than entry-level position. And the advanced technical skills provided by the PGDIT specialist topics ensure graduates are prepared for success in any of these career paths.
Software Development specialist topic enables students to analyse requirements and design, implement, test and deploy a software application.
Information Systems specialist topic covers the acquisition, storage, transformation and analysis of data and information within a business setting.
Networks and Security specialist topic deals with the technical issues involved in designing, implementing, administering and securing computer networks.
The programme comprises 5 courses corresponding to one of three specialist topics: Software Development, Information Systems, Networks and Security as well as an Internship element or research or industrial project.
7.303 Web Applications Development
7.308 Mobile Applications Development
7.406 Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
7.407 Cloud Application Development
7.408 Software User Experience
7.312 Management Information Systems
7.314 E-Business Strategies
7.412 Data Mining
7.413 Artificial Intelligence
7.414 Enterprise Cloud-based Systems
Networks and Security
7.309 Network System Security
7.310 Advanced Computer Networking
7.409 Topics in Cloud Computing
7.410 Computer and Communication Network Security
7.411 Penetration Testing
Alternative Courses Available
Some courses can be replaced with 7.405 Specialisation Project or 7.322 Information Technology Industry Practice with approval from the Academic Head of Programme.
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study; or
A Graduate Diploma or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study
IELTS 6.5 with no individual band lower than 6.0 / TOEFL iBT 79 (with a writing score of 21) / Pearson 58 / AIS TEP 56 with no band less than 13