SIGNAL ICT Graduate School
The South Island Graduate Network And Laboratory (SIGNAL) ICT Graduate School provides a unique learning experience that brings education and industry together to develop ICT practitioners who can drive growth and innovation in the ICT sector.
SIGNAL is the collaboration between the University of Canterbury, the University of Otago, Lincoln University, Ara Institute of Canterbury, and Otago Polytechnic to produce highly-skilled IT graduates with work-relevant skills.
SIGNAL will also provide more effective pathways for graduates from IT education into employment. It will help grow New Zealand’s IT talent and knowledge to support business growth, innovation and productivity.
SIGNAL is now open for enrolments across its four industry-aligned programmes: Educate, Shift, Xtend and Accelerate, and will open its doors at two physical locations – The Granary in Dunedin’s burgeoning Warehouse Precinct and in the Innovation Precinct, Christchurch – in February 2017.
SIGNAL Programme Information
EDUCATE: For all school teachers who would like to develop their knowledge and skills to teach the fast growing areas of Digital Technologies in schools, particularly computer science curriculum and computer programming.
SHIFT: For graduates from non IT areas who wish to move into an IT focussed career; and for recent graduates who want to augment their recently gained qualifications with IT skills to further their employment prospects.
ACCELERATE: For entry level or early career employees with primary IT roles (recent tertiary level IT graduates) to improve and/or expand their proficiencies and capabilities in a work-based learning programme.
XTEND: For experienced IT professionals who wish to move into a leadership role or extend their technical abilities.
Delivery of SIGNAL programmes
Professionals enrolled in SIGNAL programmes will be engaged with businesses as part of their course of study. This engagement varies from company visits with Educate through placements, projects and internships with Shift to study whilst embedded in Accelerate and Xtend.
For specific programme details (fees, entry requirements, course details etc) please refer to programme brochures, call 0800 990 024 or visit www.signal.ac.nz.