|KEY INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS|
|Duration (weeks)||Course delivery 32 weeks excluding breaks|
|Requirements||A recognised degree in an aligned discipline or A Diploma in Computing, Level 6 or equivalent.|
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This one-year Diploma provides career-minded students with practical hands-on software development in modern application programming, resulting in highly tuned technical capabilities. To complete their course, students are encouraged to work on industry sponsored capstone projects to prepare for future roles in the New Zealand sector.
To complete this qualification students must undertake the following:
- Cloud and Web Application Development 30 Credits
- Business Intelligence and Databases 30 Credits
- Application Development Project* 60 Credits (Offered every term, two term course)
This is an industry supported project across a choice of areas:
- Web applications
- Mobile applications
- BI project, or
- Internet of Things (IoT) project
* Students need to successfully complete 60 credits from the two 30-credit courses before enrolling in the 60-credit, Application Development Project. Students enrolled in Application Development Project are encouraged to find real projects in industry and do their projects in industry.
- A recognised degree in an aligned discipline; or
- A Diploma in Computing, Level 6 or equivalent.
- New Zealand certificate of English Language, Level 4 (Academic) or equivalent, or
- An IELTS Academic score of 6 overall with no band score lower than 5.5; or
- TOEFL: Paper Based Test 550 (essay 5 TWE) or Internet Based Test 80 (writing 21); or
- Cambridge English qualification B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
Diploma in Software Engineering (DSE) offered by ATMC NZ is a 32-week skill-based programme involving project-based teaching. The students enrolled in DSE will acquire skills in the following areas in the first 16 Weeks:
- Cloud Computing
- Web Development
- Business Analysis
- Business Intelligence
- Databases including data warehouse modelling
In the last 16 weeks, students undertake a Capstone Project (Application Development Project) which comprises of the following steps:
- Pass the two 30 credit courses as the minimum requirement before able to start the Capstone Project.
- Identify a sponsoring organisation willing to sponsor the project:
- The sponsoring organisation must agree to sponsor the project.
- The sponsoring organisation may be another ATMC academic or administrative department, a business, a government agency, or a non-profit organisation. It cannot be our ATMC IT Department.
- The sponsor can qualify as long as the project proposal meets the required guidelines.
- ATMC NZ collaborates with several industry partners and organisations for acquiring student sponsored projects.
- Identify an appropriate information technology project within the sponsoring organisation.
- Submit a project proposal for preapproval describing the project.
- Upon approval of the proposal, ensure appropriate visa is held to undertake project before you start your project. Note if offsite and at sponsor premises then student will be required to update their visa with INZ at their cost.
- Complete the project within the 16 weeks, then submit a final project report for assessment.
- Upon approval of the final report, make an oral defence of the project to the ATMC NZ committee and sponsor supervisor.