Bachelor of Applied Information Technology

Programme details

Code TO0013
Level 7
Credits 360
Duration 3 year
IntakesSemester 1
Study options Full-time, Part-time
Part-time study will take 5 years
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
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Programme aim

This is a three‐year full‐time programme, but may be studied on a part‐time basis for five years.

Develop a thorough theoretical and applied knowledge of both the hardware and software fields of computing with specialisations in the design and maintenance of computer systems, databases, programming, operating systems, computer networking, internet and web development, and technical support for a wide range of industries.

Specialist majors in this programme

  • Networking and Technical Support
  • Software Development
  • Web Design and Development

Career opportunities

Networking and Technical Support

  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer
  • Desktop Support Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Specialist
  • ICT Systems Test Engineer
  • ICT Support and Test Engineers
  • ICT Customer Support Officer
  • Help Desk Support
  • ICT Support Engineer
  • Technical Specialist
  • ICT Security Specialist
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Engineer

Software Development

  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Developer Programmer
  • Support Analyst
  • Software Tester
  • .NET Developer
  • Microsoft Applications Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • CRM Developer
  • Technical Specialist
  • Application Engineer
  • Database Administrator

    Web Design and Development

  • Web Developer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Front End Developer
  • PHP Developer
  • JavaScript Web Developer
  • UI Designer
  • .NET Developer

Award information

On completion, you will be awarded the qualification and the respective major (if eligible) as follows:

  • Bachelor of Applied Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (Networking and Technical Support)
  • Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (Software Development)
  • Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (Web Design and Development)

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology, all graduates will be able to:

  1. Research, evaluate and apply the underpinning theoretical knowledge and skills required to work in the computing and technology fields.
  2. Apply technical and conceptual thinking in the computing and technology fields.
  3. Apply communication, information design, personal, and interpersonal skills, clearly and professionally to enhance working effectiveness, efficiency, and quality outcomes within their professional practice.
  4. Demonstrate an enquiring, flexible, creative and critical attitude towards contemporary issues and underlying theoretical concepts as an emerging Information Technology professional.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of social and ethical issues and have the ability to function positively in a culturally diverse professional environment.

Entry criteria

  • NZQA University Entrance or equivalent; or New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
  • evidence of ability to meet academic requirements
  • English language competency where English is not a first language

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