NZ Diploma in Software Development (2 Year)


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Highlights

  • Become a ‘Full-Stack’ Developer and be in high demand (Refer to MBIE Occupation Outlook)
  • Earn while you learn (flexible study options to allow you to work while you study)
  • Get one-on-one tutoring thanks to smaller class sizes
  • No UE required!
  • Assistance in arranging industry internships for year 2 (internships often lead on to full-time employment)

About This Course

When you do our 2-year full-time software course, you will get more practical time learning and writing code than most 3-year degrees. This means no peripheral papers or unrelated subjects, as required in most university degrees.

If you are wanting flexible study, our course requires 2-days a week in class with the additional option of one-on-one tutorial available when needed; this allows you to do self-directed study and part-time work.

The first year focuses on languages used behind most websites today, PHP, SQL and JavaScript and developed within a responsive framework, which can render to all devices.  The final project will require you to design a fully functional website that integrates a database for collecting and outputting information with front-end and back-end capabilities. This includes a user to login and logout with different access rights, per user, and have all forms validated for errors.

The second year develops your programming skills and leads to creating immersive websites in ASP.NET Core 2, using cutting-edge technologies. Along the way, we will cover Database integration, write clean code in C#, and use Object Orientated Programming principles. All skills you need for any career in Software Engineering. We also create mobile apps in Xamarin, which can run on Android and IOS cellphones.

Some of our graduates have moved into software development roles across a wide range of industries, such as education and e-learning, shipping and freight, healthcare, business and data management and artificial intelligence.

Start your future in a fast-growing industry with high earning potential by hitting the ‘Apply Now’ button below.  We will then be in contact with you soon to set up an interview.

N.B. $2,000 scholarships (available to students aged 25 to 35 only)


 

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Career Opportunities

Software Developer

Software developers develop and maintain computer software and websites.

User Experience Designer

User experience (UX) designers design the way websites and software applications (apps) look and work, based on what users need.

Game Developer

Game developers write, design, program, animate, and test games and applications for computers, gaming consoles, and cellphones


Upcoming Intakes

Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Christchurch 4 March 2019 $6400.00 $7000.00
Auckland 4 March 2019 $6400.00 $7000.00

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.


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Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
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Entry is open to applicants over 16 years of age. Applicants must be proficient in the English language (both written and spoken), participate in an interview process and complete an aptitude screening test. Enrolment is subject to approval by the National Manager. Learners enrolling in this programme are also expected to hold the NZ Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) or possess equivalent knowledge, skills and experience. International students must have an appropriate level of English proficiency for the level at which they intend to study. Learners must have an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 or equivalent.

Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

2 Years

Tuition fees

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National Graduate Outcomes

3 years after completion
Median earnings
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
$39,579
Earnings range
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$29,501 - $48,603
In employment
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59%
In further study
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29%
On a benefit
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7%

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FAQ'S

NZ Diploma in Software Development (2 Year)

No, learning the basic constructs of most programming languages will give you the tools you need to understand elementary logic and algorithms, which themselves can be a very good introduction to applied mathematics. Logical thinking and reasoning, coupled with an investigative mind, are far more important skills to have over being a math genius.

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