The aim of this course is to produce graduates who have attained a range of Information Technology (IT) knowledge, specialist practices and technical skills in software development. The course will prepare graduates for employment in an entry-level developer or tester role, in a range of organisational contexts, or to proceed to further study. Graduates who have attained a New Zealand Diploma in Software Development Level 6 will have the technical skills and knowledge to apply for entry-level roles such as a Software Developer, a Web Developer, a Game Developer and a Mobile App Developer.
This course normally requires you to have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems Level 5 to be eligible for this course. Previous work or study experience may be considered.
Software developers and engineers write, test, develop, deploy and maintain complex computer software programmes. For example, they may be involved in developing software that helps doctors and hospitals to manage data and allocate work to different specialists; writing the code that runs on networking devices such as routers and switches; building custom software for business clients; creating mobile applications or writing software for aircraft simulators. There are no limits to what you can do!
Software developers identify themselves as craftsmen and artisans, in an engineering, technical-problem-solving sense. Developers are highly competent, driven by technical achievement, and sceptical of everything.
The Level 6 New Zealand Diploma in Software Development qualification is designed for people seeking to focus on one or more application domains, such as general Application Development, Web Development, Games Development, and Mobile Applications Development.
Duration: 1 Year (4 terms)
NZQA Approved: Yes
IT Pathway: Software Development
Study Options: Full-time
Next Intake: July 2021
Campus: Newmarket, Auckland
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