Postgraduate Diploma in IT Security Management (Level 8) in Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Campus: Nelson

Duration: 40 weeks full-time

Intake: February and July

*Fees: $20,000

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The whole working world has become totally relied upon the Information Technology sector because of the information each has to deal with in order to keep records and track them down easily. Because of the amount and importance of enterprise data that has to be stored and shared electronically, the defence against advancing cybercrimes has become extremely costly in both the private and public sectors.

There is a great requirement of skilled professionals with technical and managerial skills and the ability to lead the technological team to develop and implement security policies and procedures to create defensive zone against cyber threats and one who can also do monitoring and auditing of the enterprise information systems.

The NMIT Post-Graduate Diploma in IT Security Management has been designed by the veterans in international IT security and digital forensics programmes. It’s aimed at undergraduates seeking a pathway into IT work or people already working in the IT sector looking for a move into managerial roles

Eight courses you’ll be studying are:

  • Research Methods in Information Technology and IT Management
  • Ethical Hacking and Incident Handling
  • Governance and Development of IT Security Programme and Policies
  • Legal Aspects of IT Security, Privacy and Investigations
  • Auditing of IT Assets
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Analysis
  • IT Project Management
  • Information Systems Development, Implementation and Support
    Career Outcomes:

    The students who have pursued this course will be able to fill in the blank that exists between enterprise managers and the technical aspects of IT security in the modern digital and internet connected environment.

    This is job-ready skill acquisition diploma. They acquire positions of leaders in crucial areas of IT security. The research skills are also added which are relevant to IT security and to further postgraduate-level study.

    Entry criteria


    An undergraduate degree in any discipline related to IT, computer science, or information systems.

    English Proficiency Score:

    1. IELTS overall academic score of at least 6.5 not less than 6.0 in each band
    2. TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) – Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
    3. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
    4. Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic) score of 58

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