Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Information Technology
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Computer Science » Computer Applications and Programming
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification provides a forward-looking, versatile programme of study for learners who wish to enter the IT industry, both in New Zealand and globally. Graduates will have the academic base required for further study and the ability to pursue a professional career in the Information Technology industry, particularly in the areas of data science, cyber security, interaction design, software development and networking and infrastructure.
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology will be able to:
- Research, evaluate and apply the underpinning theoretical knowledge and skills required to work in the computing and technology fields.
- Manage resources in a team setting by identifying, assigning, prioritising and achieving goals in a timely fashion.
- Identify, analyse, generate and evaluate solutions to complex problems in unfamiliar settings
- Select, adapt and apply a range of processes in the Information Technology field
- Present and defend views effectively through current communication media
- Work effectively in teams demonstrating a team mind-set and cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Interpret the regulations and statutes related to a body of knowledge
- Demonstrate a creative, innovative approach to solving complex problems as well as an awareness of social and ethical issues as an emerging Information Technology professional
- Understand and implement the principles of IT project management.
Education pathways
Graduates from the Bachelor of Information Technology can progress to study towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology or Master of Information Technology at Whitireia and WelTec or other similar programmes at tertiary organisations within New Zealand and internationally.
Employment pathways
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.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Achievement of NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 or higher and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) including:
- A minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects - A minimum of 10 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori made up of:
- 5 credits in reading
- 5 credits in writing AND
- A minimum of 10 credits at Level 1* or above in Numeracy, made up of: achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required) OR
- Any qualification (New Zealand or overseas) recognised by NZQA as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3
- A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above
An applicant with equivalent experience, who does not meet all of the entry requirements, may be granted entry at the discretion of the Head of School where it is considered that the applicant has a reasonable chance of succeeding in the qualification.
English Language Requirements: All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those learners whose first language is not English should have:
- An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or equivalent.
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3958
Status Current
Created November 2018
Last Reviewed December 2018
Next Review December 2019
Content
Mathematics for IT, Communications for IT, Systems Analysis and Design, Project Management, Capstone Project, Digital Ethics, plus courses related to major choice.

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