Diploma of Information Systems (DIS) Level 5
ICL Graduate Business School

The Diploma of Information Systems (DIS) Level 5 is an introduction to the applications of computer science within a business environment. It covers basic and intermediate programming in Java combined with the core elements of business management. It is an eight-month programme with entry from High School graduation and IELTS 5.5 overall. This programme is ideal for students who wish to combine business and IT and consists of two 16-week trimesters, each with four papers (total of eight papers).  It  has a pathway onto the BCIS degree at AUT University with a semester’s credit. The DIS was first approved by NZQA in 2002 and taught initially by ACG Business School, which was acquired by ICL in 2007 and renamed ICL Business School. Previously there were three entry levels: Standard, Accelerated and Year One.

ICL is now offering the Year One entry option, which consists of:

  • Two trimesters of 16 weeks
  • 120 credits at Level 5
  • Eight papers of 15 credits each
  • Four papers per trimester
  • Two hour classes per paper


Trimester 1 Classes
5101 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 3
5241 Marketing Principles and Practice 2
5143 Introductory Statistics for Business 3
5230 Foundations of Management 2


Trimester 2 Classes
5102 Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 3
5140 Management Information Systems 2
5200 Accounting for Management Decisions 3
5103 Discrete Maths 2


Year One entry Diploma: Entry Requirements

  • NZ – 42 credits at Level 3, 14 credits in Level 1 or higher Maths, 4 credits in each of Level 2 or higher Reading and Writing English
  • International Baccalaureate – 24
  • Cambridge A Levels/STPM – CC
  • Or equivalent international high school graduation certificate
  • Students who do not meet these criteria but have achieved three NZDipBus results of Grade B or better, or six NZDipBus results of Grade C or better qualify for Year One entry
  • IELTS 5.5 Overall (minimum 5.0 in all bands) or equivalent in the ICL Proficiency Test, or other equivalent recognized by NZQA


Start date:
12 Feb 2018
11 Jun 2018
8 Oct 2018


Course Fees:
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