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 papers – 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.

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

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 papers that range from artificial intelligence and software systems engineering to knowledge engineering and information systems technology.

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

Complete the following paper

And choose 105 points from

*Enrolment subject to approval by the programme leader

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Email MCIS@aut.ac.nz

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • 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:
AK3745
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

15 Jul 2019

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$35,885
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • 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.

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