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Bachelor of Information Sciences (Information Technology)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Information Technology for your Bachelor of Information Sciences at Massey

Our personal lives are becoming ever more entwined in social networks, virtual worlds and gaming environments. While commerce and industry are increasingly dependent on new and improved information technology.

The Bachelor of Information Sciences Information Technology major will combine your love of problem-solving, teamwork and technology with the core skills needed to analyse, design, build and manage a range of IT systems, projects and resources.

Meet the needs of future consumers

When you study the Bachelor of Information Sciences (Information Technology), you will examine the huge range of technology that we use. You’ll gain skills in designing and building systems that will meet the needs of consumers today and in the future.

In demand

IT employers are constantly seeking skilled staff. High demand areas include software development, software testing, business analysis, network security, project management and data/database.

What will I learn?

You will gain skills in:

the analysis, design and deployment of complex information technologies

the use of professional software tools, and the administrative and organisational aspects of IT

how to work in a team in the IT environment

topics such as computer security, internet features, user interface design and more.

Information technology can also be taken together with the major in computer science (double major), or another minor of your choice.

Further study

Upon successful completion of this qualification you could go on to a Master of Information Sciences (by thesis only). This is a 120-credit research qualification for those who have completed the Bachelor of Information Sciences (Hons) or Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences (with minimum B grade average or better).

A Bachelor of Information Sciences in Information Technology is a good fit if you:

like designing and building technology solutions

like helping people use technology to solve real-world problems

like working with people and technology.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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