Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Information Technology
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Computer Science
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Bachelor of Information Technology is a three year degree programme which provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills appropriate for employment in a wide and growing number of information technology related careers.
The programme has as its core the following compulsory subjects: academic writing skills, programming fundamentals, computer networks, software development and design, systems analysis and design, project management and project development.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this programme will have the required competencies to function successfully and effectively at operational levels within the information technology sector.
Education pathways
Masters programmes.
Employment pathways
It is anticipated that graduates from the degree programme will be able to pursue professional careers in the following two strands within the information technology industry:
Information systems development: Graduates will be able to analyse, design and produce information systems to meet prescribed specifications and needs within an organisational context.
Information systems support: Graduates will be developing strategic plans for information systems; selecting and configuring hardware; selecting and configuring operating systems, networks and software components of an organisation's information system.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Application By Academic Qualification
School Leavers.
University Entrance
NCEA Level 3
Three subjects at Level 3 or above made up of the following.
14 credits each, in three approved subjects
Literacy, 10 credits at Level 2 or above made up of.
5 credits in reading
5 credits in writing
Numeracy, 10 credits at Level 1 or above 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.
Application By Mature Entry ( 20 years of age and above)
Applicants in this category will have achieved the age of twenty by March 1 of the first year of enrolment in the programme, and have provided evidence of relevant prior learning and experience. .For example, successful completion of a programme of study at level 3 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the IT related sector for 2 or more years.

Special Application
Applicants who have successfully completed courses from any equivalent level programmes may be admitted to the Bachelor of Information Technology programme through cross credit processes.
Applicants who have relevant experience in the information technology industry may seek admission to the Bachelor of Information Technology programme through a Recognition of Prior Learning process. Their experience will be taken into account for the purpose of admission. Where such applicants gain admission, credit may be given for experience relevant to the learning outcomes of particular modules.
Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding 2 years

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - FCE or FCE for schools or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
NZCEL a) To be discontinued on 31 December 2019 Level 4 Academic
b) Current Level 4 Academic
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic score of 50)
City and Guilds IESOL - B2 Communicator with a score of 66
Language Cert C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

An NZQA approved English Language proficiency test, where the student has achieved an outcome that is equivalent or better than those scores listed for Internationally recognised English language proficiency tests above in relation to the level of intended programme of study or

Completion of all primary education and at least three years secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction or

Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met NZ University Entrance requirements or
Have successfully completed a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certe, Grad Dip, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Cert, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from NZ, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the UK or the US or
Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.
Leads to Neither Teacher registration, Nursing registration nor Social workers registration
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Southern Institute of Technology Ltd
Quality Assured By Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Quality
Number ST4929
Status Current
Created 2003-08-14 12:12:34.0
Next Review 2017-12-17 00:00:00.0
Content
Communication Studies, Software Development and Design, Programming, Mathematics for Information Technology, Information Technology, Computer Systems Architecture, Algorithms and data structures, Project management, Systems analysis and design, electives.

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