DIPLOMA IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
|Intakes:||February / April / June / September|
Learners who either have a relevant computing qualification from New Zealand or overseas at NZ NQF level 5 or above, or completed an undergraduate degree level qualification or above in a relevant non-computing field or have a minimum of five years of work experience in the area of software development or equivalent
English Language Requirement:
International students for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 6 (Academic) with no band score lower than 5.5, or an equivalent NZQA approved English language test.
This Diploma aims to equip students with the theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in the specialised area of software development including mobile applications development.The job opportunities in software development industry are increasing, and this program will furnish our graduates with the necessary skills to increase their career prospects in this field. Students who are entering directly into this diploma will be expected to have knowledge in the fundamentals of software development and databases prior to enrolment. However, the program is also customised for applicants who have relevant non IT degree and are seeking a career change, and those who have work experience and are
looking for a qualification to confirm their experience.
|COMP645||Object Oriented Programming|
|COMP715||System Analysis & Design|
|COMP735||IT Project Management and Ethical Practice|
|COMP742||Mobile Applications Development|
|COMP743||Web Applications Development|
|COMP744||Software Development Project|
DSDL7 graduate will be capable to work with autonomy or contribute to the work of teams in the development and planning of software applications using appropriate methodologies, techniques, tools and available technologies. Graduates will develop strong sense of ethics and professionalism.
Successful graduates can secure a position in the IT industry as a Software Engineer, Software and Applications Programmers, Web Developer or an Analyst or pursue further study in this area. Graduates will develop strong sense of ethics and professionalism.
A strong focus of DSDL7 is on group and individual projects .
Projects involve the application of project management tools and techniques, system modeling and design, and coding skills.
In their final term, learners will demonstrate all the knowledge and skills acquired in the three earlier terms through a capstone project.
Learners of DSDL7 are able to develop a portfolio that can be presented to potential employers on completion of the program.