Course details

Graduate Diploma in ICT (Computer Networks)
Domestic tuition $7,073 per year
International tuition $21,500
NZQF Level 7

About the course

UCOL’s Graduate Diploma in Information & Communications Technology (ICT) in Computer Networks provides the opportunity for students with an ICT related Bachelor’s degree or information technology work experience to specialise in computer networks.

The Graduate Diploma in Information & Communications Technology (Computer Networks) will enable you to enhance your knowledge base and gain industry-needed skills through advanced study of the following areas:
  • Network design
  • Network services
  • Cisco
  • Systems administration
  • Managerial and professional practice

Entry requirements

Domestic Entry Requirements
  • A Bachelor degree, or higher qualification in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related discipline from a New Zealand University, Polytechnic or NZQA Approved Provider.
  • Graduate equivalency for those who can demonstrate appropriate practical, professional or educational experience in ICT.
International Entry Requirements
In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, the following applies to international student applicants:

Academic Entry
A Bachelor degree or higher qualification in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related discipline from an accredited international provider. You will be required to present either an original or certified copy of their academic transcript issued by the awarding institute. 

English Proficiency Entry Requirements
International student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 (or equivalent including TOEFL). IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre.

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




About the provider

Established in 1902, UCOL is a high-performing New Zealand government funded Institute of Technology and Polytechnic that offers a wide range of rewarding study options. With over 100 foundation courses, diplomas, degrees, and postgraduate qualifications available, our programmes are designed to fit into your lifestyle.

With campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Auckland, as well as delivery locations in Horowhenua and Taumarunui, UCOL is well known in its local communities and also draws students from far and wide due to its positive reputation. UCOL boasts campuses in city centres and beautiful landscape environments.

UCOL exists to inspire students, businesses and communities to succeed. Our lecturers take a relationships-based approach to teaching, and we have small student-teacher ratios and class sizes. We also have dedicated student support staff available to help you thrive and grow with every step of your UCOL journey. You will be immersed in a practical learning environment, with innovative technology and a range of specialised equipment that surpass industry standards.

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