Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Information Technology
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Information Systems » Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) provides students with a solid broad grounding in the fundamentals of information technology and its applications in the business environment, including systems development, requirements analysis and project management.

Graduates will have specialist knowledge in at least one of the following four specialisations: Software Development, Computer Networks, Information Systems, and Internet Technology.
Graduate profile
Graduates will have an advanced knowledge in Information Technology (IT) including at least one of four specialist fields.
Software Development graduates will be able to:
- Analyse, design and develop multi-tier software of international quality standards
- Upgrade and maintain existing software implementations.
Computer Networks graduates will be able to:
- Design and implement robust and secure computer networks for wired and wireless systems
- Administer and maintain networks.
Information Systems graduates will be able to:
- Make and deliver business advantage using information systems
- Make strategic decisions based on effective implementation of information systems.
Internet Technology graduates will be able to:
- Plan web development projects, site structures, user interfaces, and code standards-compliant web pages
- Carry out web applications design and development using various languages and multi-tier programming.
Education pathways
Graduates will be able to continue to postgraduate studies in ICT.
Employment pathways
Graduates will be able to work as an IT professional in roles such as software programmer, software analyst, project manager, network administrator, networks support specialist, business analyst, IT manager, web developer, web analyst, or web service developer, depending on the specialisation undertaken.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
A candidate for admission to the first year of this programme of study shall:
- have a minimum of 14 NCEA credits in each of three subjects at Level 3, including a minimum of 9 credits in mathematics, and a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher, and a minimum of 8 literacy credits at Level 2 or higher; or
- have successfully undertaken tertiary study, including mathematics at a level equivalent to 9 credits at Level 3; or
- have successfully completed the requirements for a Level 4 qualification in Computing; or
- hold an equivalent overseas qualification;
and
- have attained the age of 17 years;
and
- have an English level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5) / TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 20) / PToE academic score of 50 / AIS Test of English Proficiency (TEP) 52/80 (with no band less than 12);
or
- gain approval under Admission Regulation 3: Special Admission.
Education Organisation Auckland Institute of Studies Limited
Developed By Auckland Institute of Studies Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number PC4007
Status Current
Created January 2010
Next Review December 2022
Content
The BIT comprises 22 courses of 15 credits each, plus an industry project of 30 credits. The BIT will include 12 common compulsory courses, 4 elective courses from Information Technology or Business, plus 6 compulsory sepcialisation courses and one project course from at least one of the four degree specialisations of Software Development, Computer Networks, Information Systems, or Internet Technology.

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