Join the booming IT industry. Our students learn by building real software, apps and products. Develop your problem-solving skills. You’ll spend half of your final year working on an industry project. Specialise in Applied Data Science, Cyber Security, Interaction Design, Networking and Infrastructure or Software Development.

Whitireia and WelTec offer a NEW joint degree in Information Technology. The degree was designed with the IT industry to ensure our graduates are well-prepared with the skills required for the 21st century. The NEW degree offers five new majors and provides a well-rounded education designed for today's IT workplaces. In addition to the technical skills, You'll learn communication skills, management processes, teamwork and complete an industry project in your final year. This degree has been accredited by the industry, represented by IT Professionals New Zealand.

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The programme prepares learners with well-developed knowledge, skills and attributes for IT employment. Students may select a specific major endorsement for their study or may choose to study the unendorsed Bachelor of Information Technology, which has no specified major. The award of the degree states the major endorsement:

Potential Career options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology have detailed knowledge and skills in selected areas of IT for employment as an IT professional.  Opportunities within the IT industry include employment in public organisations, private companies, IT enterprises, self-employment, and teaching.

Depending on the course set chosen by students, graduate opportunities include:

Cyber Security

Security analyst, security administrator, incident responder, information assurance analyst, or other information/cybersecurity-related roles, including support roles such as service desk.

Applied Data Science

Business intelligence analyst, data management and analytics, database developer, marketing data analytics, systems analyst, business, data analyst and reporting analyst.

Interaction Design

Product designer IT, designer in emerging technologies, IT test planning, user experience designer, user interface designer, user experience researcher, front-end web developer design integrator.

Networking and Infrastructure

Network engineer, systems engineer, systems engineer/cloud support, ICT support technician, network support, network administrator, or service desk support.

Software Development

Full stack developer, web developer, analyst programmer, business analyst, .Net developer, software developer, mobile application developer, game developer, system and software tester.

For more details regarding the courses in the Bachelor of Information Technology visit the "Schedules of Courses" page using the link below:

Schedule of Courses

Entry Requirements

Under 20 Years

NCEA Level 3 with at least 14 credits in each of 3 subjects.

Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading
and 5 credits in writing.

Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above.


Over 20 Years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International Students: 

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5.

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Additional Information

Download Programme Course Selection Sheet

 

Further Study Options

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

Master of Information Technology