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Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Applied)

Level Levels 5 and 6

If you’re interested in becoming a web developer, programmer, network technician or ICT specialist, take the first step with UCOL’s industry relevant Diploma in Information & Communications Technology (Applied) Level 5 & 6.

	 Information and Communications Technology student works in the hardware lab at our Palmerston North campus
Quick info

Level: Levels 5 and 6

Locations: Palmerston North

Duration: Level 5
1 year, full-time

Level 6
2 years, full-time

Dates:
24 Jul 2017 - 29 Jun 2018

Domestic Fees:*
$6,699.00Scholarship info

International Fees:*
$18,670.00

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). Fees for multi-year programmes are for one year of study.

The Level 5 & 6 Diplomas in Information & Communications Technology (Applied) will provide you with both theory and hands-on experience in our dedicated software and hardware labs.

Learn skills such as C#, Dynamic HTML and networking from industry experienced lecturers. Graduates with this information technology training will enter the workforce more than able to meet the needs of the ICT industry. You can improve career prospects even further by cross crediting the qualification to gain Year 1/2 of the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Applied).

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Web developer
  • Desktop support
  • User support
  • Network technician
  • Applications specialist
  • Database administrator
  • Service technician
  • Programmer

Learning Facilities

Dedicated software and hardware labs.

Domestic Entry Requirements

  • If under 20 years of age at the commencement of the programme, at least 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the NQF. At least 14 of these credits must be from each of two subjects from the approved list. The remaining 14 credits must come from no more than two additional subjects. Also, at least 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau, and at least 8 credits at Level 2 or higher which show reading and writing skills in English or Te Reo Māori.
  • On a case-by-case basis upon application to the Executive Dean.

International Entry Requirements

In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, the following applies to international student applicants.

English Proficiency Entry Requirements for Level 5:
The minimum entry requirement for international students is an IELTS score of 5.5 (Academic) with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

English Proficiency Entry Requirements for Level 6:
The minimum entry requirement for international students is an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Under 20 years of age
For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply.

Advice & Guidance

UCOL's Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Applied) comprises 240 credits.

It is recommended that all applicants have a strong interest in the information and communications technology field. Those who do not have recent experience of study, or who are unsure of the degree of work involved in a level 6 programme are advised to seek advice from the Head of School before enrolment.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.

Course Information

Level 5 

Compulsory Courses
  • Software Development
  • Data Fundamentals
  • Information Systems
  • User Support
  • Web Fundamentals
  • Systems Analysis Fundamentals
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Computer Fundamentals
 

Level 6

Year 1

  • Software Development
  • Data Fundamentals
  • Information Systems
  • User Support
  • Web Fundamentals
  • Systems Analysis Fundamentals
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Computer Fundamentals

Year 2
Compulsory Courses

  • Database Development
  • IT Project Management
  • Analysis and Design

Optional Courses

  • Advanced Programming
  • Software Process
  • Digital Multimedia
  • Industry Placement
  • eCommerce Systems
  • Dynamic Web Solutions
  • Network Services
  • Networks (CISCO ITN)
  • Networks (CISCO RSE)
  • Systems Security

Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.
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