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
Provide a solid foundation of knowledge and capabilities suitable for a range of careers involving information technology educate students to behave responsibly and ethically in an information technology environment encourage students to see learning and the constant updating of knowledge as required professional behaviours promote critical thinking and develop the powers of reasoning, expression, practical application and independent thought in individual students and to encourage them to apply these skills in an integrated way throughout the programme evolve dynamically with the introduction of new technology and/or changes in the industry promote a wider understanding and appreciation of attitudes, modes of thought and disciplines other than the student's own offer in-depth study of chosen areas, which reflect the diversity of knowledge requirements and career options stimulate students to develop an inquiring, analytical approach to problems and issues and to encourage independent judgement and critical thinking set a high standard for entry into the New Zealand information technology profession. develop high levels of independence in learning integrate learning in speciality fields in a critical manner
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. Cyber Security Major In addition to the BIT graduate profile, graduates of the Cyber Security major will be able to: · Perform security risk management, vulnerability assessment, and business impact analysis for information systems to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability and adherence to recognised industry standards · Design and develop security policies and controls to meet the security goals of an organisation · Investigate and manage an appropriate incident response to breaches of security using policies, technical controls and forensic techniques · Plan and implement security testing to validate enterprise policy and processes. Applied Data Science Major In addition to the BIT graduate profile, graduates of the Applied Data Science major will be able to: · Understand the concepts of business intelligence and data mining, and design and build solutions to support business intelligence and analytical outcomes · Communicate the results of data analysis through visualisation, stories, and interpretable summaries to support strategic business decision making · Create and validate business analytical models using the data science process · Assess user requirements, identify opportunities for IT-enabled organisational improvement and design solutions that produce a high-quality user experience and support business outcomes · Design, implement and query complex databases · Understand the concepts of information systems management and how to exploit organisational data and information. Interaction Design Major In addition to the BIT graduate profile, graduates of the Interaction Design major will be able to: · Define the meanings of Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Design · Scope and select appropriate technologies to solve user centred problems · Evaluate and develop effective user experiences that use technology to enhance a wide range of human activities · Design and create a range of interfaces for a variety of devices, which synthesise the high levels of interactivity · Understand the process of interaction design, including, fieldwork, requirements elicitation, prototyping, evaluation frameworks and testing · Analyse ways that user interfaces effectively relate to users' characteristics considering characteristics such as age, education, culture and ability · Engage in speculative design processes to determine future developments. Networking and Infrastructure Major In addition to the BIT graduate profile, graduates of the Networking and Infrastructure major will be able to: ? Analyse needs, design, implement and document network architectures, topologies and integration components, including operating systems and associated services, in an organisation using appropriate technologies ? Investigate, diagnose and resolve network problems using appropriate networking technologies and procedures ? Plan and document network infrastructure and integration components to meet service level agreements ? Design, install, upgrade, control, maintain and monitor IT network components. Software Development Major In addition to the BIT graduate profile, graduates of the Software Development major will be able to: · To plan, analyse, design, and develop software applications to solve unstructured problems using appropriate methodologies, technologies and tools · Plan and implement testing and maintenance of complex, scalable software applications using suitable framework and techniques · Use appropriate resources to stay conversant with latest practices in the software development industry.
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.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is part of a group of programmes designed to staircase learners from Level 2 study to Masters Study. This support learners to enter IT study at the level that suits their background and provides a clear pathway for their progression through learning.
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 teachingTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Achieved university entrance or equivalent IELTS 6.0 or proficiency in English Special entry is available
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number HV4395
Status Discontinued
Created November 2022
Next Review December 2026

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