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AMES – The Institute of IT, Auckland


At AMES we are really excited about all things tech and will provide you with the skills and environment to get in to the fastest growing industries globally. Located on upper Queen Street, our campus is in the heart of Auckland – just a short stroll to K Road’s array of shops and cafes and Auckland’s CBD. Our newly fitted learning spaces and chill-out games room provide a rich, stimulating student environment, with lots of opportunity to meet other people and be part of the energy and excitement of exploring new technologies.

AMES is one of New Zealand’s leading IT education providers. It has been our mission to train our students in international qualifications (Microsoft, CISCO, CompTIA) so our graduates are successfully employed in their chosen IT career in New Zealand and throughout the world.

In 2015, AMES was purchased by Animation College New Zealand Ltd. Animation College New Zealand Ltd is a Category One provider, established in 1989. It is the only creative educational institution to teach Animation at Diploma and Bachelor’s degree level with the first Bachelor of Animation with Honours developed for delivery from 2015. 

Animation College New Zealand Ltd operates as two brands, Animation College and AMES – The Institute of IT. Animation College, as the registered PTE, awards all of the qualifications that are offered by AMES - The Institute of IT. All programmes are New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved.

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Study at AMES – The Institute
of IT, Auckland
2019 prices

Bachelor of Creative Software (BCS), 3 years level 7 course NZ$ 19,950 per year + NZ$ 2,000 resources fee
Our Bachelor of Creative Software (BCS) degree is a combination of technology, design, creativity and innovation. You'll also be able to explore emerging and existing technology platforms through the modules of the BCS degree. Some of these include: Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Android/iOS Apps, Web Development, Game Development, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX) as well as Research and Design!

Diploma in Networking, 1 year level 6 course NZ$ 19,000 + NZ$ 2,000 resources fee
In this specialisation you’ll learn networks architecture, structure, functions, components and models, before progressing to routing and switching essentials for small networks, then on to scaling networks for more complex enrolments.

Diploma in Web and Application Development, 1 year level 5 course NZ$ 19,000 + NZ$ 2,000 resources fee
This course teaches you how to use SQL Server to create relational databases, query data and return it in different formats. You’ll also learn backup/restore strategies and security control.

Diploma in Cloud Technology, 1 year level 7 course NZ$ 19,950 + NZ$ 2,000 resources fee
Learn to solve complex problems using the latest in Cloud technology. You’ll learn enterprise networks, network infrastructure, messaging solutions and information sharing systems using Cloud-based solutions that are scalable, reliable and on-demand. 

Additional fees

Medical and Travel insurance (compulsory for international students) – Approximate cost is around NZ$ 500 per year. This can be purchased from AMES IT.