Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Information Technology
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Other Information Technology » Information Technology not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
To equip Learners with a recognised, flexible and applied IT qualification using a selection of practical core and elective courses. These courses are strongly demanded by industry so that graduates are technically knowledgeable and skilled for a range of IT-related positions or for further study at postgraduate level.
Graduate profile
Graduates will be able to: Critically evaluate key information technology concepts and techniques to help resolve information technology-related problems in a range of contexts Manage information technology projects, demonstrating an effective level of proficiency in achieving the specified requirements Plan, develop, implement, and manage information technology systems to meet specific market or organisational needs Identify workplace requirements by selecting and implementing an appropriate software application-based information technology solution Apply the knowledge and skills based on the nominated electives of software development and web development, to address workplace needs Identify the ethical, social and legal issues associated with the development and application of information technology systems in the workplace Adapt resourcefully in a rapidly changing information technology environment and to operate knowledgeably, productively and professionally in producing the specified outcomes Communicate information, arguments, ideas and issues clearly and effectively as appropriate in information technology and business settings Demonstrate the personal, interpersonal and professional skills necessary for self-management as well as engendering co-operation in a team environment
Education pathways
Learners successfully completing the Bachelor of Information Technology will be equipped to undertake further study on courses, and progress to more specialist postgraduate courses that align with their interests and/or employment experience.
Employment pathways
The programme has been designed for a wide range of learners. If currently employed, there are valuable opportunities to incorporate work-related learning that may build on an existing role or equip for new responsibilities.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology may apply their skills to become a confident user and manager of information technologies; to administer and manage network or database systems; or to develop new software solutions to meet specific market or organisational needs.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology may find employment in a wide range of fields, such as, public and private sectors, technology, finance, government, health, education, business, gaming and commerce. Graduates may be employed as specialists in digital technologies, software development, software engineering, networking or web technologies.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Applicants must demonstrate an ability to undertake degree level study, including appropriate knowledge and skills in the areas of written communication and mathematics by having achieved university entrance or a NZ or overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to the above by the Programme Leader or passes in other certificate/diploma qualifications or courses as considered appropriate by the programme leader. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible for admission with the approval of the programme leader. Domestic Language Entry Requirements: If English or Māori is not the applicant's first language, candidates will need a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (Academic) with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent. International English Language Entry Requirements: International applicants will need an IELTS Academic score of 6.0, with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2442
Status Current
Created May 2014
Next Review December 2026
Content
Compulsory: Business concepts and communications; Fundamentals of programming; Fundamentals of IT; Programming I, Introduction to software development; Fundamentals of system analysis and design; System Analysis and Design Project management Databases IT Project Elective: Programming II Data structures and algorithms Testing Web development Web programming Interaction design Web technologies Advanced database Current and emerging technologies Programme III Software engineering

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