Bachelor of Information Technology

Join the booming IT industry. Our students learn by building real software, apps and products. Develop your problem-solving skills. Work on an industry project in your final year.

This programme is not open to new students in 2019. 

Students currently enrolled into year 2 and year 3 will have the opportunity to complete the programme. Students who have completed part or all of the first year will transition into year 2 of the new degree, see Bachelor of Information Technology - NEW.

Existing year 2 and year 3 students must complete this qualification by the end of the 2020 academic year. 

 

 

What you will learn

  • Gain a broad-range of skills
  • Specialise in an area of your choice:
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Software engineering
  • Information assurance and security
  • Further enhance your career prospects

 

Majors

Data Science

Data Science is a rapidly growing field. Companies and organisations use data to support strategic decision making, solve problems and gain a competitive edge. Learn to apply technology to make the most of data.

  •  Understand the concepts of business intelligence and data mining
  •  Gain skills in information systems management
  •  Build data science solutions
  •  Design, implement and query complex databases
  •  Create and validate business analytical models
  •  Communicate data analysis through visualisation and stories
Cyber Security

Manage risks involved with organisational technology. Protect data and systems. Security specialists are in high demand within government, commercial and banking sectors.

  •  Gain an understanding of security fundamentals and forensics
  •  Learn to perform security risk management and vulnerability assessment
  •  Design and develop security policies and controls
  •  Respond to security breaches using technical controls and forensic techniques
  •  Plan and implement security testing
Interaction Design

Focus on user interaction and user experience. Understand interaction design principles and develop effective user experiences in a range of technologies.

  •  Understand the process of interaction design
  •  Scope appropriate technologies to solve problems for users
  •  Design a range of interfaces for a variety of devices
  •  Develop effective user experiences
  •  Analyse ways that user interfaces relate to a user’s age, education culture and ability
Networking and Infrastructure

Gain an advanced qualification relevant to the fast-changing demands of industry. Develop skills in Cisco, Linux and Microsoft network support. Learn in specialised labs and facilities.

  •  Learn about networking fundamentals
  •  Plan and document network infrastructure
  •  Implement and support computer networks and management systems
  •  Gain skills to diagnose and resolve problems using network technologies and procedures
Software Development

Software developers create IT solutions using a range of codes and languages. Further your talent for problem-solving. Develop logic and analytical skills. Work in New Zealand and around the world.

  •  Learn about software design, development and maintenance
  •  Become proficient in a variety of programming languages
  •  Design and develop software applications
  •  Gain skills in testing and maintenance
  •  Understand logic methods and problem analysis
  •  Learn modelling techniques
  •  Work with commercial software applications

 

Career options

  • Software developer 
  • Systems analyst
  • IT security engineer
  • Database manager
  • Data scientist
  • LAN engineer
  • Programmer
  • App developer
  • Web designer
  • Project manager

 

Entry criteria

This programme is not open to new students in 2019. 

Students currently enrolled into year 2 and year 3 will have the opportunity to complete the programme. Students who have completed part or all of the first year will transition into year 2 of the new degree, see Bachelor of Information Technology - NEW.

Existing year 2 and year 3 students must complete this qualification by the end of the 2020 academic year. 

 

Further study options

  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Level 7)
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Assurance and Security (Level 7)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 8)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (Level 8)

 

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