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

UCOL in its many forms has been part of the community for more than a century. We are a proud example of a successful Institute of Technology and Polytechnic. We have a rich heritage and much to contribute to the future of vocational learning.

When you study with UCOL you’re much more than a number. We take the time to get to know you, to understand who you are. By sharing your strengths and what you want to achieve, we can truly help you get to where you want to be.

At UCOL, we’re here to support you all the way. Studying can be a challenge, we get that.

Study takes commitment, which, together with a learning style that suits you and the support you need, is a very powerful combination. At UCOL we encourage resilience and build self-confidence while you learn - providing our students with even greater opportunities.

As a student studying on or off campus, you can expect to learn skills and gain knowledge that sets you on your way. Gaining a qualification is a wonderful achievement that is earned, not given. We encourage you to stay in touch and make life-long learning a part of your journey. Ultimately, we want you to find your own place, whatever that may mean for you.

Our networks with local employers go beyond one-way exchanges, we value meaningful connections that are mutually beneficial. These relationships keep our education grounded, our programmes relevant, and job opportunities real. Our approach is truly collaborative.

UCOL graduates are well-rounded and possess the skills and values employers are looking. They are valued members of their local community. With campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Horowhenua, and various delivery locations, we’re well known throughout the central and lower North Island.

Being close to our communities is a vital part of who we are. We strive to deepen connections and help our communities to grow and prosper. We aspire to build positive, meaningful relationships that benefit our students and graduates. That is why we exist.

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