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Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (Level 7)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: Expected July-2022
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Course details


In this programme, students will gain a strong foundation of knowledge across a broad range of different information technology skills, as well as an advanced level of expertise in a selected specialisation.

Students will undertake core modules that cover the fundamental skills required for a career in IT, for example, software engineering, database architecture, web development, business analysis, communications technology, operating systems, systems administration, and network engineering. Students will also gain practical, industry-aligned skills that employers demand from our graduates as well as new and emerging fields including cloud computing, big data and analytics, DevOps, business intelligence, agile development, web and mobile app development, games development, AR/VR, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, and security.

Our degree is also designed to provide students with a broad skill-set and holistic understanding of the wider context of the IT business domain and the global IT industry, as well as specialist knowledge in a specific area. Technologies and tools used within the degree are ever updating but currently include python, C#.net, Visual Studio, Java, Android development, MS Server, Active Directory, Unity3D, Unreal, Cisco, Fortinet, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Laravel, PHP, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, Power BI, AWS, Azure, Hadoop, and much more.


Students will gain a strong foundation of knowledge across a broad range of different IT skills in the first three semesters. After that, they will gain an advanced level of expertise in one of four selected specialisations, each of which is aligned to the four most in-demand IT employment pathways, specialisations are:

Network Engineering
Software Engineering
Database Architecture
Web Development

The Wintec Bachelor of Applied Information Technology is also accredited with IT Professionals NZ (TPNZ) under the Seoul Accord, which confirms the programmes' quality and supports global recognition. Our students are also eligible for membership to ITPNZ.

Career/further opportunities

The Bachelor of Applied Information Technology prepares graduates for employment in the Information Technology environment. Employment opportunities include:

Network engineers
Software engineers
Multimedia and web developers
Database architects
Business/Systems analysts
IT project managers
IT managers
Network/Cyber-security professionals

Graduates may also go onto higher levels of study at postgraduate level.

Entry criteria

  • NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above
  • 72 credits at NCEA Level 2
  • A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above and the equivalent of UE Literacy and UE Numeracy; or
  • The New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5); or
  • The New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5); or
  • Equivalent

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42


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