Diploma of Information Systems


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Duration 12 Months
Credits 120
Study area Business
English level requirement IELTS 5.5
Country New Zealand


Price international

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Programme overview

The Diploma of Information Systems 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 academic 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.

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