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Bachelor of Information Technology

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

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Develop your skills in creating programs, web pages, networks and databases. Learn the fundamentals of software design and development. Build knowledge of the IT industry. Around 60 percent of the programme is practical – you’ll learn by working on real problems.

Whitireia and WelTec offer a NEW joint degree in Information Technology. The degree was designed with the IT industry to ensure our graduates are well-prepared with the skills required for the 21st century. The NEW degree offers five new majors and provides a well-rounded education designed for today's IT workplaces. In addition to the technical skills, You'll learn communication skills, management processes, teamwork and complete an industry project in your final year. This degree has been accredited by the industry, represented by IT Professionals New Zealand.

The programme prepares learners with well-developed knowledge, skills and attributes for IT employment. Students may select a specific major endorsement for their study or may choose to study the unendorsed Bachelor of Information Technology, which has no specified major. The award of the degree states the major endorsement: Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development Major), Bachelor of Information Technology (Applied Data Science Major), Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security Major), Bachelor of Information Technology (Interaction Design Major), Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Infrastructure Major)

Potential Career options: Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology have detailed knowledge and skills in selected areas of IT for employment as an IT professional. Opportunities within the IT industry include employment in public organisations, private companies, IT enterprises, self-employment, and teaching.

Depending on the course set chosen by students, graduate opportunities include: Cyber Security, Applied Data Science, Interaction Design, Networking and Infrastructure and Software Development

Further Study Options: Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology, Master of Information Technology.

Entry criteria

Under 20 Years: NCEA Level 3 with at least 14 credits in each of 3 subjects. Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing. Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above.

Over 20 Years: If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)

TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)

Cambridge English: FCE with a pass at Grade B

Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic) score of 50

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