Postgraduate Diploma in Computer and Information Sciences

Study the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer and Information Sciences and explore the latest thinking and developments in computer and information sciences in as little as one year.

You can choose from a wide range of courses – including artificial intelligence, big data, bioinformatics, 3D technologies and software architecture. Broaden your knowledge of specialist fields of computer and information sciences, and develop advanced analytical, planning and critical thinking skills. The programme can prepare you for further study in the  Master of Computer and Information Sciences.

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Minimum entry requirements

One of the following:

  • Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences or equivalent OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Computer and Information Sciences or equivalent OR
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

You choose from courses that range from artificial intelligence and software systems engineering to knowledge engineering and information systems technology.

Most courses last one semester and are worth 15 points. Only a selection of elective courses is offered in any given semester. Students must complete 120 points in total, including one compulsory Research Methods course.

Complete the following course

And choose 105 points from

*Enrolment subject to approval by the programme leader

More details about courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer and Information Sciences

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Enrolment in courses is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of courses. Some courses may only be offered once per year. To find out more, contact the postgraduate coordinator at the email address above. The timetable may be subject to change and courses could be cancelled if there aren’t enough students enrolled.

  • Database architect
  • E-Commerce solutions architect
  • Group IT manager
  • Integration architect
  • IT manager
  • Programme manager
  • Project leader
  • Project manager
  • Software architect
  • Software developer/architect
Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
15 Jul 2024
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025

Key semester dates
$10,607 (for 120 points)
($9,461 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$42,746 (for 120 points)
($41,600 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.


The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.