Take your computing career to the next level at a time and pace that suits you. Select the topics that interest you from software and game design/development, business intelligence and analysis, to cybersecurity and networks.

Programme overview

If you’re already working with computers but don’t have a formal qualification, or you have a degree in a different discipline and want to move into the IT sector, our specially tailored Graduate Diploma in Computing can help you accomplish your goals by equipping you with substantial problem-solving skills in an IT area of your interest.


  • ​This programme can serve as a bridge into the Unitec postgraduate computing programmes.
  • Flexibility in content: you choose what courses interest you the most including programming, software, hardware, databases, networking, information systems and the Internet. You can also develop testing and quality assurance skills, along with the project planning skills to lead a small in-house IT project.
  • Practise your skills on leading computer technolog.
  • Highly qualified professionals as your lecturers.
  • Small classes that ensure plenty of one-on-one time.
  • Individualised support: new students are enrolled by the Programme Leader for an approved programme of study developed to suit each individual.

Specialist pathways

The Graduate Diploma in Computing is highly flexible. Depending on the career pathway you’re interested in, you can choose to specialise in different areas.

  • Networks & Data Communication
    Ideal for graduates from technical backgrounds, this pathway prepares you to work in networking and communication fields. Many of the courses are practical and hands-on, giving you the skills you need for the industry.
  • Cyber Security
    This pathway prepares graduates from technical backgrounds to work in the cybersecurity field – a particularly challenging and interesting area of study and work. Many of the courses are hands-on and include malware analysis and other hot topics.
  • Business Analysis
    This pathway helps graduates from all IT backgrounds to prepare for management roles. It also enables arts and business graduates to learn additional IT skills, making you more attractive to future employers and/or enabling you to run your own business.
  • Software Development
    This pathway prepares graduates from a variety of disciplines (usually technical) to work in the fast-moving software development space. If you don’t have a technical background you may need to complete more study to prepare for this pathway.
  • Game Development
    This pathway prepares graduates from a variety of disciplines (usually technical) to work in the games industry as software developers with a speciality in game design. These skills are much needed here in New Zealand. If you don’t have a technical background, a longer study plan can be negotiated.
  • Business Intelligence
    This pathway prepares graduates from all IT backgrounds for the business intelligence field. It will enhance your ability to use information systems to improve business decision-making, a highly valuable and sought after skill.


  • Applications programmer
  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • Software developer
  • Internet and Web developer


IELTS Academic score of 6.0 (6.0 reading & writing, 5.5 listening & speaking).

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