Diploma in Computing (DC) Level 7
ICL Graduate Business School

Course Overview

This programme provides a focus on networking and IT support. The Diploma in Computing is ideal for a student who wants to work in NZ. There is a shortage of IT workers in NZ and the 12-week work placement in the course gives students valuable work experience which helps in the application for a job.

The aims of the course leading to the Diploma in Computing (Level 7) are to:

  1. Develop advanced computing skills with specialisation in computer support;
  2. Develop in students sufficient practical and theoretical skills in computing to enable them to progress to further studies in a similar field or to enter employment directly; and
  3. Enable both local and international students to achieve an industry-focused employment qualification.

Graduates of the Diploma in Computing (Level 7) will have attained a job entry qualification with particular strengths in system maintenance and user support. They will also be strongly placed to progress to degree level studies in information technology at a university or polytechnic. AUT University allows up to a year’s credit (two semesters) into its BCIS degree to ICL Diploma graduates. The programme is taught over 48 weeks with starting dates every month. The last 12 weeks of the programme consist of a work placement.

 

The course consists of the following papers:

5148 Ethics and Professionalism

5154 Local area Computer Networks

6156 Project Planning and Control

6113 Managing the Information System Function

6177 Single-user Personal Computers

7150 Multi-user Computers

7157 Demonstrate understanding of LAN and WAN

7163 Designing a Local area Computer Networks

7160 Planning and Managing a Project

Students studying this course will also need to complete 240 hours of work experience in the field of IT over 12 weeks.

 

Total credits 121

 

Programme Length

  • Duration of 1 academic year, or
  • 11 months: 44 weeks including a 12-week work placement

 

Graduate Outcomes

This programme provides a focus on networking and IT support.

Students qualify for specific number of credits into Bachelor of Computer and information Science at AUT University
Develop in students sufficient practical and theoretical skills in computing to enable them to progress to further studies in a similar field or to enter employment directly;

 

Employment Outcomes

Graduates can find employment in a variety of fields as; IT Administrator, Helpdesk Support, Systems Analyst, Technical Advisor

 

Entry Requirements

  • Entry with academic IELTS 6.0, with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent in the ICL Proficiency Test, or other equivalent recognized by NZQA.
  • Academic requirement: at least one year of post-secondary study incorporating basic computing study.

 

 

Start Dates:

11 Feb 2019

15 Apr 2019

17 Jun 2019

19 Aug 2019

21 Oct 2019