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Bachelor of Applied Information Technology

BI1601

  • Semester 1 starts Feburary 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2018
  • 3 years full time (or part time equivalent)
  • Fee Guideline: $6,978* (per year) (International students: Please click here for fee information)​
  • Wintec City Campus , Hamilton

This unique, practical programme prepares you for the dynamic and changing IT environment.

You will undertake modules that cover the ‘traditional’ core of IT (e.g., software engineering, database architecture and network engineering) and the fast-emerging fields that employers want graduates to understand, including cloud computing, analytics and security.

Employers have said they want graduates with skills in business (specifically marketing, accounting, management, communications,
project management, systems analysis and design, support and higher level mathematics) and these topics are also built into the degree.

Specialisations

In your first three semesters you will gain a strong foundation of knowledge across a broad range of different IT skills.

After that, you will gain an advanced level of expertise in one of four selected specialisations:

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

Study Topics

All students will study the following modules in their first and second years:

  • Object orientated programming
  • Database modelling and SQL
  • Mathematics for Information Technology
  • Web development
  • The web environment
  • Business essentials for IT professionals
  • Project management

As well as modules specific to your chosen specialisation:

Network Engineering

  • Systems administration
  • Routing and switching essentials
  • Advanced networking
  • Scaling networks
  • Network engineering project
  • Network security
  • Connecting networks
  • Cyber security

Software Engineering

  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Mathematics for programming
  • Big data and analytics
  • Principals of software testing
  • Game development
  • Software engineering project
  • Mobile applications development
  • Data warehousing and business intelligence

Database Architecture

  • Web programming
  • Database systems
  • Database front-end applications
  • Cloud server databases
  • Web applications development
  • Database architecture project
  • Mobile applications development
  • Data warehousing and business intelligence

Multimedia and Web Development

  • Web programming
  • Visual effects and animation
  • Data visualisation
  • Game development
  • Web development project
  • Cyber security
  • Mobile applications development
  • Human computer interaction

​VIEW THE MODULES OF STUDY​ HERE​

Schedule of Modules

Group A – Compulsory modules for all specialisations

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
COMP501​Information Technology Operations5
15

N/A
COMP502​Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving5
15

N/A
INFO501​Professional Practice5
15

N/A
INFO502​Business Systems Analysis and Design5
15

N/A
COMP503​Introduction to Networks5
15

N/A
COMP504​Operating Systems and Systems Support5
15

N/A
INFO503​Database Principles5
15

N/A
INFO504​Technical Support5
15

N/A
COMP601​Object Oriented Programming6
15
INFO502​N/A
INFO601​Database Modelling and SQL6
15
INFO503​ N/A
MATH601​Mathematics for Information Technology6
15
N/A
COMP602​Web Development6
15
INFO502​​ & COMP502​ N/A
INFO602​The Web Environment6
15
COMP602​ N/A
BIZM701​Business Essentials for IT Professionals7
15
INFO602​ N/A
INFO701​Project Management6
15
INFO502​N/A

Group B – Compulsory modules for Network Engineering specialisation

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
INFO603​Systems Administration6
15

N/A
COMP604​Routing and Switching Essentials6
15
INFO503​ N/A
COMP701​Advanced Networking7
15
INFO603​ N/A
COMP702​Scaling Networks7
15
COMP604​ N/A
COMP703​Network Engineering Project7
15
INFO603​,COMP701​ and COMP702​ N/A
COMP704 ​Network Security7
15
COMP604​ N/A
COMP705​Connecting Networks7
15
COMP702​ N/A
INFO702​Cyber Security7
15
COMP504​ and COMP601​​ N/A
​​

Group C – Compulsory modules for Software Engineering specialisation

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
COMP605​Data Structures and Algorithms​​
6
15

N/A
MATH602​Mathematics for Programming6
15
MATH601​ N/A
INFO703​Big Data and Analytics7
15
COMP605​ and MATH602​ N/A
COMP707​Principles of Software Testing7
15
COMP605​ N/A
COMP706​Network Engineering Project7
15
COMP601​,COMP605​ and MATH602​ N/A
COMP708 ​Software Engineering Project7
15
COMP605​ and MATH602​ N/A
COMP709​Mobile Applications Development7
15
COMP601​,COMP605​ and MATH602​ N/A
INFO704​Data-Warehousing and Business Intelligence7
15

N/A
​​

Group D – Compulsory modules for Database Architecture specialisation

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
COMP606​Web Programming6
15
COMP602​ N/A
INFO604​Database Systems6
15
INFO503​ INFO601​ N/A
INFO706​Database Front-End Applications7
15
INFO601​ and INFO604​ N/A
INFO707​Cloud Server Databases7
15
INFO601​ and INFO604​ N/A
COMP710​Web Applications Development7
15
COMP602​ and COMP606​ N/A
INFO705 ​Database Architecture Project7
15
INFO601​ and INFO604​ N/A
COMP709​Mobile Applications Development7
15
COMP601​,COMP605​ and MATH602​ N/A
INFO704​Data-Warehousing and Business Intelligence7
15

N/A
​​

Group E – Compulsory modules for Multimedia and Web Development specialisation

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
COMP606​Web Programming6
15
COMP602​ N/A
COMP607​Visual Effects and Animation6
15
COMP602​ N/A
INFO708​Data Visualisation7
15
COMP606​ and COMP607​ N/A
COMP706​Game Development7
15
COMP601​, MATH602​ and COMP605​ N/A
INFO711​Web Development Project7
15
COMP602​ and COMP606​ N/A
INFO702 ​Cyber Security7
15
COMP504​ and COMP601​ N/A
COMP709​Mobile Applications Development7
15
COMP601​,COMP605​ and MATH602​ N/A
INFO709​Human Computer Interaction​
7
15

N/A
​​

Entry Requirements

Candidates are required to have:

i) NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:
  (1) 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects; and
  (2) UE Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
  (3) UE Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above) made up of specified achievement standards or a package of specified unit standards; 

or

ii) 72 credits at NCEA Level 2 including:
  (1) A minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects; and
  (2) UE Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
  (3) UE Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above;

or

iii) A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above and the equivalent of UE Literacty and UE Numeracy;

or

iv) The New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5);

or

v) The New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5);

or

vi) Equivalent.

Special Admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry
requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they
have a reasonable chance of success4 may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will
be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated

Provisional Entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and
entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through
other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry
at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.
Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is
deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

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 equivalent

 

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

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