Design, engineer, build and create programs, networks, phone systems, mobile applications, databases and websites for the information and communication technologies of the future

The Bachelor of Information Technology is a business technology-oriented programme with a high practical component. The programme aims to produce graduates who have a good grasp of the fundamental principles and theory of Information Technology, together with independent learning skills, and familiarity with technologies commonly used in business and industry.

The aim of this programme is to combine employability with the academic base required for further study at post-graduate level.

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 5 papers
  • Communication Studies*
  • Fundamentals of Data Models and Databases*
  • Fundamentals of Software Development and Design*
  • The Information Technology Environment*
  • Mathematics for IT*
  • Programming
  • Fundamentals of Networking
  • Introduction to Operating Systems

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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