12 months
45215 USD/year
10490 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Software Development offered at the Victoria University of Wellington is designed for students from a range of technical and non-technical backgrounds to help them explore career pathways in the thriving ICT industry. 


Key facts

Our experienced lecturers will teach students core programming skills and concepts, which students can then apply in internships (commonly paid) where they will work on real-world projects with local businesses.

Students will understand the fundamentals of programming so that they are able to pick up new techniques, languages, libraries and approaches required in the industry. Topics students will learn about include Java, data structures, version control, networking, databases, security, web systems, agile, development methodologies, design patterns, and AI.

Programme structure 

The Master of Software Development offered at the Victoria University of Wellington is an intensive full-time programme made up of four courses, which are a combination of practical taught courses and a research and development project.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Programming Skills
  • Software Development Studio 
  • Software Development Studio 
  • Industry Research and Development Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have a Bachelor’s degree with a B+ average in a stream other than computer science, and a desire to have software development skills, then this is the path to your new career. Recent graduates as well as experienced candidates who want to broaden their career opportunities, upskill or reskill, are welcome.
  • Your application will be assessed and approved by the Head of the School.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    45215 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45215 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10490 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Estimated domestic fees for 2021  NZ$14,505 for the full programme
  • Estimated international fees for 2021 NZ$62,521 for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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