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Bachelor of Information Technology (Level 7)

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

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Learn the skills to take technology to its full potential. No matter what part of the tech world you see yourself in we have a pathway to get you there. Stand out from the crowd by specialising in one of our majors, which include Software Development, Applied Data Science, Networking and infrastructure and Cyber Security. Learn in a supportive environment with tutors from different parts of the industry.

Programme outline

The Bachelor of Information Technology is designed with the IT industry to ensure our graduates are well-prepared with the skills required for the 21st century. 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.

More detail about this qualification

Major endorsements

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)

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

Security analyst, security administrator, incident responder, information assurance analyst, or other information/cybersecurity-related roles, including support roles such as service desk.

Applied Data Science

Business intelligence analyst, data management and analytics, database developer, marketing data analytics, systems analyst, business, data analyst and reporting analyst.

Interaction Design

Product designer IT, designer in emerging technologies, IT test planning, user experience designer, user interface designer, user experience researcher, front-end web developer design integrator.

Networking and Infrastructure

Network engineer, systems engineer, systems engineer/cloud support, ICT support technician, network support, network administrator, or service desk support.

Software Development

Full stack developer, web developer, analyst programmer, business analyst, .Net developer, software developer, mobile application developer, game developer, system and software tester.

Related study options

Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

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.

English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20); Cambridge English Test - FCE with a pass at Grade B or Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 50; New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 4 with the Academic endorsement.

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