Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (Networking and Technical Support) (Software Development) (Web Design and Development)
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Other Information Technology » Information Technology not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Bachelor of Applied Information Technology is a qualification designed to
prepare graduates for employment in both the hardware and software fields
of computing. Students will develop knowledge and skills that will enable
them to specialise in the design and maintenance of computer systems,
databases, programming, operating systems, computer networking, internet
and web development, and technical support for a wide range of industries.
Students will choose an area of specialisation from Networking and Technical
Support; Software Development; or Web Design and Development and
develop specific knowledge and skills in these areas that will assist them to
work effectively in their field of practice. Students who wish to pursue the
qualification without a specialist area will develop the knowledge and skills to
work as a generalist in the Information Technology field.
Graduate profile
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Information
Technology, all graduates will be able to:
1. Research, evaluate and apply the underpinning theoretical knowledge
and skills required to work in the computing and technology fields.
2. Apply technical and conceptual thinking in the computing and technology
fields.
3. Apply communication, information design, personal, and interpersonal
skills, clearly and professionally to enhance working effectiveness,
efficiency, and quality outcomes within their professional practice.
4. Demonstrate an enquiring, flexible, creative and critical attitude towards
contemporary issues and underlying theoretical concepts as an emerging
Information Technology professional.
5. Demonstrate an awareness of social and ethical issues and have the
ability to function positively in a culturally diverse professional
environment.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology, all graduates from the major in Networking and Technical Support will also be able to:
1. Research, evaluate and apply advanced methodologies and techniques in relation to networking technologies.
2. Apply technical and conceptual thinking in the networking, Information technology and technical support fields.
3. Practice as emerging professionals in the networking field.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology, all graduates from the major in Software Development will also be able to:
1. Research, evaluate and apply advanced software development methodologies and techniques in relation to current technologies.
2. Apply technical and conceptual thinking to analyse, design, implement and document solutions to a range of real-world software development problems.
3. Practice as emerging professionals in the software development field.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology, all graduates from the major in Web Design and Development will also be able to:
1. Research, evaluate and apply advanced web design and development methodologies and techniques in relation to current technologies.
2. Apply technical and conceptual thinking to research, design and develop a range of real-world web design and development problems.
3. Practice as emerging professional web developers.
Education pathways
Graduates of this qualification may undertake further study towasrds further graduate or postgraduate study in IT.
Employment pathways
Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer, Desktop Support Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Specialist, ICT Systems Test Engineer, ICT Support and Test Engineers, ICT Customer Support Officer, Help Desk Support, ICT Support Engineer, Technical Specialist, ICT Security Specialist, Computer Network and Systems Engineer, Telecommunications Network Engineer
Software Developer Software Engineer Software and Applications Programmers Analyst Programmer Developer Programmer

Networking and Technical Support
* Systems Administrator
* Network Administrator
* Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer
* Desktop Support Engineer
* Systems Engineer
* Network Specialist
* ICT Systems Test Engineer
* ICT Support and Test Engineers
* ICT Customer Support Officer
* Help Desk Support
* ICT Support Engineer
* Technical Specialist
* ICT Security Specialist
* Computer Network and Systems Engineer
* Telecommunications Network Engineer
Software Development
* Software Developer
* Software Engineer
* Software and Applications Programmers
* Analyst Programmer
* Developer Programmer
* Support Analyst
* Software Tester
* .NET Developer
* Microsoft Applications Engineer
* Systems Administrator
* Systems Engineer
* CRM Developer
* Technical Specialist
* Application Engineer
* Database Administrator
Web Design and Development
* Web Developer
* Interaction Designer
* Web Designer
* Front End Developer
* PHP Developer
* JavaScript Web Developer
* UI Designer
* .NET Developer
No Major
* Systems Engineer
* Help Desk Support
* Technical Specialist
* Software Engineer
* Software and Applications Programmers
* Software Tester
* Support Analyst
* Systems Administrator
* Computer Network and Systems Engineer
* Application Engineer
* Web Developer
* Interaction Designer
* Front End Developer
* Database AdministratorTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
NCEA (with University Entrance); or New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4); or evidence of ability to meet academic
requirements, and English language competency where English is not a first language.
For international applicants who come from non English speaking backgrounds, an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or an equivalent relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in NZQF related rules (Rule 18).
Education Organisation Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3737
Status Current
Created August 2017
Last Reviewed September 2017
Next Review August 2022
Content
Information Technology Operations, Fundamentals of programming and problem solving, professional practice, enterprise, project, special topics.

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