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Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
7 - 9 semesters
Start date: 09-September-2019
Campus:
Asquith Campus
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Course details

Summary

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 Specialisations

Computer Networking

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.

Information Systems

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.

Software Development

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.

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.

Entry criteria

  • 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

Course variation

09-September-2019 - Auckland Institute of Studies

Campus:
Auckland Institute of Studies
Tuition fees:
Duration:
7 - 9 semesters
Start date: 09-September-2019
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