The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) prepares students to become IT professionals with a breadth of knowledge across a range of IT sub-disciplines, and a depth of understanding in a specialisation, allowing them to lead and become strong participants in IT team projects. The BIT comprises 23 courses, including compulsory and elective courses from: Computer Networks, Information Systems and Software Development.
All BIT students are issued with their own laptop and receive the necessary free Microsoft software.
The Computer Networking specialisation equips students with skills in computer network engineering, server systems and network security. These skills are applicable to designing, implementing and maintaining computer networks at large and small organisations.
The Information Systems specialisation prepares students for the data-driven industry by equipping them with the analytical skills to develop and support organisations’ IT and enterprise systems. These skills are applicable to the development and management of the software, hardware, and data that is vital to the operation of modern businesses.
The Software Development specialisation equips students with the skills to analyse, design, develop, test and deploy business software solutions. There is a continuing shortage of software developers in New Zealand and our students are educated to fill numerous roles in this industry. Software development is taught using the Python, Java and C# languages, in the .NET and Android environments.
The BIT is designed for a range of careers, depending on the specialisation selected. Software Development: software programmer, software developer, software analyst, software designer. Computer Networks: network engineer, network administrator, network support specialist. Information Systems: junior project manager, IT manager, business analyst.
The programme comprises 23 courses, including:
7.101 The Information Technology System
7.102 Business Communication
7.103 Fundamentals of Computer Programming
7.104 Database Engineering I
7.105 Fundamentals of Computer Networking
7.106 Business Environment
7.107 Mathematics for Computing
7.202 System Testing
7.203 Computer Algorithms and Discrete Mathematics
7.217 Requirement Modelling
7.221 Operating Systems
7.301 Information Technology Project Management
7.320 Information Technology Project (completed over two semesters)
Plus four Information Technology elective courses
Plus six courses from a selected specialisation.
A minimum of 14 NCEA credits in each of 3 subjects at Level 3 including 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
Successful tertiary study, including mathematics at a level equivalent to 9 credits at Level 3; or
Successful completion of a Level 4 qualification in Computing; or
Equivalent overseas qualification; and
IELTS 6.0 with no individual band lower than 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 18) / Pearson 50 / TEP 52 or equivalent with no band less than 12; and
17 years and over