Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech)

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    Duration
    2 Year Full Time
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    Course Type
    Masters Degree
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    Location
    On Campus
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    Level
    9
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    Credits
    180

About Course

Summary
The Master of Information Technology at the University of Waikato moves you beyond the theoretical through to supervised project-based learning and on-the-job experience with an industry partner.

The course's main feature is the industry internship (CSMAX596) paper which gives you industry experience for one whole trimester. As an intern you will be mentored and supported by your employer and University supervisor, as you work on a real-world problem in an industry team setting.

The MInfoTech was developed as part of the Auckland ICT Graduate School, a joint initiative between the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland, to develop industry-ready ICT experts. The aim of the programme is to meet the explosive demand for highly-skilled network and data professionals, coders, system architects, web developers and other work-ready ICT professionals. Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and with a $1.3 trillion projected growth in the global ICT industry from 2013-2020, the MInfoTech prepares you to make the most of the significant opportunities available in this industry.

Our aim is to ensure you move beyond the classroom and into professional work situations with a full complement of employable IT skills.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech) provides the ideal pathway to the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech).

Specialisations

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Students in this specialisation take 30 points from the following 15 point papers (this list may vary from year to year):

GEOGY538 Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems
GEOGY548 Advanced Geographic Information Systems Modelling
GEOGY568 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
In addition, students will need to have a GIS component in the compulsory 60 point CSMAX596 Computer Science Internship.

Career opportunities

Internet/Multimedia Developer
Database Developer
Cloud Computing Developer
Data Security Developer
Network and Support Developer
Software Architect
Technical Consultant
Systems Administrator
GIS Analyst
You can start this programme online in B Trimester 2020 (13 July 2020) until you are able to join us on campus in New Zealand.

Eligibility Criteria

For admission, students will need to have completed a relevant bachelor's degree, normally in Computer Science. You will need an average of at least B in 80 points of 300 level or above including at least 40 points in Computer Science or a related field.

Students with a non-ICT undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech).

You also need to meet an English language entry requirement as follows: IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 90 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Waikato Pathways - successful completion of Level 8 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) programme.

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