Diploma in Software Development Course Outline
This programme is designed for people seeking to focus on one of more application domains such as general application development, web development, games development and mobile applications development.
The NZ Diploma in Software Development (level 6) is a 240 credit programme, consisting of 14 x 15 credit courses and one x 30 credit project. A full time student is expected to complete the programme in up to 2 years (72 weeks excluding study breaks).
Each of our programmes is made up of a number of courses, which are 9 weeks in duration. Weekly, each course requires up to ten hours of learning with your tutor and other students, along with six and a half hours of self directed learning.
Full time students take two courses at the same time while part time students take one course at a time.
In each course, there are modules containing learning activities, resources and assessments. These learning activities and experiences may include:
• Tutor-led learning sessions
• Supervised labs
• Tutor-led group-based workshops
• A range of online learning activities including quizzes and videos
• Group-based assessment projects
• Industry speakers and visits
Other key benefits
• It allows you to develop valuable time-management, self-management and problem-solving skills that IT employers are looking for from graduates
Why choose Whitecliffe Technology?
Whitecliffe, formerly known as Computer Power Plus, is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of IT and professional skills training. Thousands of our graduates are now working in rewarding careers.
Focused on our students’ success, Whitecliffe consistently strives to see our students and graduates excel in the ICT industry by applying modern teaching/adult learning techniques and industry-relevant courses.
Our Blended Learning Environment
At Whitecliffe we offer a blended learning environment where students learn both face-to-face and through online learning experiences. The blended mode includes compulsory face-to-face tutor-led learning sessions focused on specific concepts, skills or learning problems; workshops, labs, and demonstrations; and online study. All of the learning materials are delivered through a digital platform that is accessible from desktop PCs, laptops and tablets both on and off-campus.
This enables students to work independently and have direct access to one-on-one tutor support. Other benefits of the blended approach include learning skills such as digital fluency, confidence using online technologies, and self-motivation. Online learning activities and channels also offer opportunities to connect with IT tutors and students at other Whitecliffe campuses, enabling additional opportunities for project work and collaboration, skills students will need in their professional IT career.
All of our programmes of study are structured in a manner which enables students to progress through each course following a detailed study plan. All the resources that students require to complete their training, including course learning resources and access to software and hardware, are supplied for them and are covered by the course fees.
To support this style of learning, qualified and experienced tutors are always on hand to support students through their study. Our tutors also help to keep students on track with regular follow-up contact and mentoring.
Key Information for Students
Flexible study options
Study on a timetable that suits you. We offer flexible training hours with our scheduled morning, afternoon and evening shifts.
• Full-time and part-time study options.
• Domestic students can study part-time or full-time; or study and work full-time.
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Sagar is currently currently teaching the Level 5 and 6 Software Development course at Whitecliffe Technology.Continue reading
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Muhammad AzamProgramme Director, Information Technology
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Roman MitchICT Tutor
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Where could this programme take you?
Upon completion, you will be able to enter employment in development or testing roles, in a range of organisational contexts.
Jobs related to this programme
• IT Systems
• Data Handling and Web Concepts
• Professional Practice
• Programming Principles
• Business Analysis and Solution Design
• Client-side Development
• Data Structures & Algorithms
• Game Development
• Application Security and Server-side Development
• Data Access & Management
• Web Services
• Mobile Development
• Software Testing & Maintenance
• Agile Project Management
• Software Project
Talk to our team
If you would like to ask us a question or request more information, please detail your enquiry using the form below. If you would like you can contact us directly on 0800 800 300, email us or use the contact us form.