Course details

Master of Information Technology
NZQF Level 9

About the course

The Master of Information Technology at the University of Waikato moves you beyond the theoretical through to supervised project-based learning and on-the-job experience with an industry partner.

The course's main feature is the industry internship (CSMAX596) paper which gives you industry experience for one whole trimester.  As an intern, you will be mentored and supported by your employer and University supervisor as you work on a real-world problem in an industry team setting.

The MInfoTech was developed as part of the Auckland ICT Graduate School, a joint initiative between the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland to develop industry-ready ICT experts. The aim of the programme is to meet the explosive demand for highly-skilled network and data professionals, coders, system architects, web developers and other work-ready ICT professionals. Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, and with a $1.3 trillion projected growth in the global ICT industry from 2013-2020, the MInfoTech prepares you to make the most of the significant opportunities available in this industry.

Our aim is to ensure you move beyond the classroom and into professional work situations with a full complement of employable IT skills.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech) provides the ideal pathway to the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech).

Entry requirements

For admission, students will need to have completed a relevant bachelor's degree, normally in Computer Science. You will need an average of at least B in 80 points of 300 level or above including at least 40 points in Computer Science or a related field.

Students with a non-ICT undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech).

International students will need to have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall (with no less than 6.0 in any band). Email international@waikato.ac.nz for more information or help with the application process.

About the provider

The University of Waikato, located in the central North Island cities of Hamilton and Tauranga, is an internationally recognised tertiary institution offering degree programmes designed to produce job-ready graduates. Each year, the University provides more than 2,000 industry placements and internship opportunities, believing its students benefit from the chance to put the theory they have learnt in classrooms, into practice in a real-world employment environment.

When students choose to study at waikato, they gain a globally recognised education. In 2019, the QS World University Rankings placed the University of Waikato 266th in the world, an improvement of 135 places in five years. The University is also in the top 5% of all globally ranked institutions for research impact, meaning their research is among some of the most influential in the world.

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