Join the booming IT industry. Our students learn by building real software, apps and products. Develop your problem-solving skills. Work on an industry project in your final year.

This programme is not open to new students in 2019. 

Students currently enrolled into year 2 and year 3 will have the opportunity to complete the programme. Students who have completed part or all of the first year will transition into year 2 of the new degree, see Bachelor of Information Technology - NEW.

Existing year 2 and year 3 students must complete this qualification by the end of the 2020 academic year. 


Programme Outline

This programme includes computer programming in .Net and Java, along with other modern languages needed for software development in an internet-enabled environment. Further areas of study include project management, data networks and communication, databases and analysis and design for software applications. The degree has a special capstone project undertaken by all students in their third year of study which provides practical industry-based experience of working in a team environment to produce a full-scale Information Technology solution.

Level 6 papers

  • Research and Theory in IT*
  • Introduction to 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Software Development Methods
  • Data Models and Databases
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Internet Application Development
  • Network Technologies
  • Operating Systems
  • Evaluation and Procurement
Level 7 papers
  • Advanced Internet Development
  • Software Development
  • Middleware
  • Human Computer Inter-action
  • Data Models and Databases
  • Systems Administration and VOIP
  • Internet Security and Wireless Technologies
  • System Analysis, Design and Control
  • Information Systems in Management
  • Project Management for Information Technology*
  • Project*
  • Internship
  • Special Topic

*compulsory papers

Entry Requirements

Whitireia degree academic entry requirements

International students

Proven equivalence of entry requirements plus IELTS 6.0 (with no band lower than 5.5) or equivalent

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