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Bachelor of Applied Information Technology

BI1601

  • Semester 1 starts 13 Feburary 2017
  • Semester 2 starts 12 July 2017
  • 3 years full time
  • Fees : $6,796
  • Wintec City Campus , Hamilton

The Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (BAppIT) programme is a unique, practical programme for students seeking a career in Information Technology (IT). This technical and applied Information Technology degree provides a sound understanding of the dynamic and changing environment in which IT takes place. 

Students will learn and gain the knowledge and skills to deliver quality IT with modules that cover: 

  • ​​Software engineering
  • Database architecture
  • Network engineering 
  • Multimedia/web development
  • Cloud computing
  • Analytics and big data
  • Mobile development
  • Security
Employers also want graduates with skills in business (specifically marketing, accounting, management), communications, project management, systems analysis and design, support and higher level mathematics and so these topics are also built into the degree.

From the second semester of the second year, students can choose to specialise in one of the following four specialisations:

  • Network engineering
    The network engineering specialisation is designed to provide graduates with sufficient specialised skills necessary for a career in the field of network engineering, network administration, cyber and network security.
  • Software engineering
    The software engineering specialisation is designed to provide graduates with sufficient skills necessary for a career in the field of software engineering, software development, analytics, business intelligence and software testing.
  • Database architecture
    The database architecture specialisation is designed to provide graduates with sufficient skills necessary for a career in database/data warehouse development, database administration, business intelligence, and mobile applications development.
  • ​Multimedia and web development
    The multimedia and web development specialisation is designed to provide graduates with sufficient skills for a career in multimedia and web design/development, web applications development and cyber security.

​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
COMP501​Industrial Relations

5
15

N/A
INFO502​Business Systems Analysis and Design5
15

N/A
COMP501​Industrial Relations

5
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:

​​NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:

  • 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects; and
  • UE Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
  • UE Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above) made up of specified achievement standards or a package of specified unit standards.

Or​

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

Or​

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 with English as a second language are required to have an IELTS score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent;

​or​ have completed two years study at a New Zealand secondary school and achieved either NCEA Level 3, or NZ University Entrance, or both.

Special Admission

​Domestic applicants aged 20 years or over 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 success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning Arrangements

All relevant credits from other approved qualifications will be considered for credit recognition (cross credits, credit transfers, advanced standing and recognition of prior learning) according to Wintec’s standard policy and procedure.

​The standard credit limit for Transfer of Credit is two thirds (⅔) of the qualification, and ToC will not be granted at Level 7. In exceptional circumstances, these clauses may be waived, with the approval of the Academic Board or delegated authority. ​ 

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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