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New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design
68 weeks
Diploma / certificate
On campus
Auckland
English
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Program description

The aim of this new programme is to provide students with the opportunity to achieve a qualification in software development which meets industry needs for appropriately qualified information technology (IT) employees.

The self-paced and blended-learning environment offered by Computer Power Plus allows you to take control of your own learning. Computer Power Plus’s blended learning strategy provides for both theory and hands-on practical experience. This includes frequent tutor-led workshops that covers some course topics in detail. Take your training in the morning, afternoon or evening.

Major qualification goals

Upon completion of this qualification, you will be able to:

  • Analyse requirements, design and document software solutions for a range of problems in an organizational context.
  • Write and maintain programs using design patterns, data structures and algorithms to meet specifications.
  • Apply a range of software quality assurance techniques to verify correctness of systems.
  • Apply data management and storage technologies to support the software application and the development process.
  • Establish application security by integrating security principles throughout software development to ensure system integrity.
  • Choose, justify and apply architecture, technologies, and tools, to implement the software solution.
  • Apply IT technical support concepts and practice to manage hardware and software resources to meet organisational requirements in a software development context.
  • Behave with integrity as a responsible Information Technology professional, to contribute positively to society.
  • Apply communication, information design, personal, and interpersonal skills, clearly and professionally to enhance working effectiveness, efficiency, and quality outcomes in an organisational environment.
  • Apply project management tools and techniques to an IT related project, to analyse and solve problems

Course Content

  • 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

Career opportunities

Upon graduating you will be able to enter employment in development or testing roles, in a range of organisational contexts. These roles may require fundamental coding, scripting, and testing skills, and are less likely to require significant architecture and design skills. You may also be employed in other roles that use programming skills, such as teaching, small business projects; or be self-employed.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

Whitecliffe is an independent Arts and Design school of choice, producing the highest quality graduates and shaping exceptional creative citizens. Whitecliffe provides life-transforming educational experiences in arts and design through teaching and research, educating students to shape culture through the...


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