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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: February-2021
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Students in this programme 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.


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

  • Network Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Architecture
  • Web Development

Wintec’s Bachelor of Applied Information Technology is also accredited with IT Professionals NZ (TPNZ) under the Seoul Accord which confirms the quality of the programmes 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 or Network/Cyber-Security professionals.

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

Entry criteria

  • 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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