7.300 Bachelor of Information Technology

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.

BIT NZQA Qualification Overview »

Job Opportunities

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.

Programme Information

The programme comprises 24 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 Computer Networks I
7.106 Business Environment
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 five Information Technology elective courses, including no more than four at Stage 1.

Plus six courses from a selected specialisation:

Software Development

7.201 Systems Analysis and Design
7.205 Object Oriented Programming
7.206 Desktop Applications Development
7.303 Web Applications Development
7.304 Human Computer Interaction
7.308 Mobile Applications Development

Computer Networks

7.210 Computer Networks II 
7.211 Network Infrastructure Design 
7.218 Server Administration
7.309 Network System Security 
7.310 Advanced Networking 
7.311 Mobile Network Design

Information Systems

7.201 Systems Analysis and Design
7.205 Object Oriented Programming
7.312 Management Information Systems
7.314 E-Business Strategy
7.316 Business Intelligence

Plus one of:
7.219 E-Commerce for Managers
7.220 Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions for Small Business 

Students without a strong senior high school mathematics background may be required to take 7.107 Mathematics for Computing in place of an elective course.

Electives

Electives may be chosen from the courses available for the specialisations as well as the following:
7.107 Mathematics for Computing
7.209 Information Systems Security
7.214 Database Engineering II
7.215 Call Centre Technology

The inclusion of courses outside the Information Technology programme may be considered with the approval of the Academic Head of Programme.

Duration

7-9 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2017

11 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 2, 2017 - 22 May to 25 August 
Between Semester Break - 26 August to 10 September 

Semester 3, 2017 - 11 September  to 15 December
Between Semester Break - 16 December 2017 to 29 January 2018

 

Entry Requirements
Fees

International Students

2017/18 Programme Fees:    NZ$16,840 per 8 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$1,760 (includes laptop bond)
Total:    NZ$18,600

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2017 Programme Fees:    NZ$3,952 per 8 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$1,760 (includes laptop bond)
Total:    NZ$5,712 per 8 courses
2018 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,000 per 8 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$1,760 (includes laptop bond)
Total:    NZ$5,760 per 8 courses


Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof).

Studylink

This programme is eligible for a student loan from Studylink. Contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or log on to www.studylink.govt.nz to apply for student finance.

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