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Bachelor of Applied Information Technology

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Course details

  • Jul 2021
    Feb 2022
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7,472* per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees-Free Policy
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

In this programme, students will gain a strong foundation of knowledge across a broad range of different information technology skills, as well as an advanced level of expertise in a selected specialisation.

Students will undertake core modules that cover the fundamental skills required for a career in IT, for example, software engineering, database architecture, web development, business analysis, communications technology, operating systems, systems administration, and network engineering.  Students will also gain practical, industry-aligned skills that employers demand from our graduates as well as new and emerging fields including cloud computing, big data and analytics, DevOps, business intelligence, agile development, web and mobile app development, games development, AR/VR, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, and security.

Our degree is also designed to provide students with a broad skill-set and holistic understanding of the wider context of the IT business domain and the global IT industry, as well as specialist knowledge in a specific area. Technologies and tools used within the degree are ever updating but currently include python, C#.net, Visual Studio, Java, Android development, MS Server, Active Directory, Unity3D, Unreal, Cisco, Fortinet, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Laravel, PHP, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, Power BI, AWS, Azure, Hadoop, and much more.

Specialisations

Students will gain a strong foundation of knowledge across a broad range of different IT skills in the first three semesters. After that, they will gain an advanced level of expertise in one of four selected specialisations, each of which is aligned to the four most in-demand IT employment pathways, specialisations are:

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

The Wintec Bachelor of Applied Information Technology is also accredited with IT Professionals NZ (TPNZ) under the Seoul Accord, which confirms the programmes' quality and supports global recognition. Our students are also eligible for membership to ITPNZ.

Please note: Students in this programme are encouraged to bring their own device (a laptop). Specifications can be found here.

Nau mai, haere mai. Watch and meet the Wintec Centre for Information Technology team that are here to support and help you throughout your study journey.

​View programme modules

Group A – Compulsory modules for all specialisations

 

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
COMP501​Information Technology Operations5
15

 
COMP502​Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving5
15

 
INFO501​Professional Practice5
15

 
INFO502​Business Systems Analysis and Design5
15

 
COMP503​Introduction to Networks5
15

 
COMP504​Operating Systems and Systems Support5
15

 
INFO503​Database Principles5
15

 
INFO504​Technical Support5
15

 
COMP601​Object Oriented Programming6
15
COMP502 
INFO601​Database Modelling and SQL6
15
INFO503​  
MATH601​Mathematics for Information Technology6
15
  
COMP602​Web Development6
15
INFO502​​ and                    COMP502​  
INFO602Business, Interpersonal Communications and Technical Writing
615  

BIZM701​

Or

INFO701​

Business Essentials for IT Professionals

Or

Project Management

7

 

7

15

 

15

INFO602​

 

INFO502​

 

Group B – Compulsory modules for Network Engineering specialisation

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
INFO603​Systems Administration6
15

 
COMP604​Routing and Switching Essentials6
15
COMP503  
COMP615Data Centre Infrastructure615  
COMP701​Advanced Networking7
15
INFO603​  
COMP702​Scaling Networks7
15

COMP503

COMP604​

 
COMP704 ​Network Security7
15
COMP604​  
COMP705​Connecting Networks7
15
COMP702​  
INFO702​Cyber Security7
15

COMP504​ or

INFO603

 
COMP716Virtualisation Essentials715

COMP504

INFO603

 

COMP714


INFO710

Network Engineering Project

Or

Industry Placement/Internship

7

 

7

30

 

30

COMP701 and

COMP702 and

COMP704

 
​​

Group C – Compulsory modules for Software Engineering specialisation

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
COMP605​Data Structures and Algorithms​​
6
15
COMP601 and MATH601
 
MATH602​Mathematics for Programming6
15
MATH601​  
COMP609​ Application Development615COMP601 and MATH601 
INFO703​Big Data and Analytics7
15
COMP605​ and MATH601  
COMP707​Principles of Software Testing7
15
COMP605​  
COMP706​Game Development7
15

COMP601​ and 

COMP605​ and

MATH602​

 
COMP709​Mobile Applications Development7
15
COMP601​ and MATH601  
INFO702Cyber Security7
15
​COMP405 or INFO603
 

COMP715 


INFO710

Software Engineering Project

Or

Industry Placement/Internship

7

 

7

30

 

30

COMP707

 
​​

Group D – Compulsory modules for Database Architecture specialisation

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
COMP605Data Structures and Algorithms6
15

COMP601 and

MATH601​

 
COMP606​Web Programming6
15
COMP602​  
INFO604​Database Systems6
15
INFO503​ INFO601​
INFO706​Database Front-End Applications7
15
INFO601​ and INFO604​
INFO707​Cloud Server Databases7
15
INFO601​ and INFO604​  
INFO703​Big Data and Analytics7
15
COMP605​ and MATH601​  
COMP709​Mobile Applications Development7
15
COMP601​ and MATH601  
INFO704​Data-Warehousing and Business Intelligence7
15
​INFO601
 
INFO712


INFO710​
Database Architecture Project

Or

Industry Placement/Internship

7

 

7

30

 

30

​INFO707 and

INFO704 and

INFO706

 
​​

Group E – Compulsory modules for Multimedia and Web Development specialisation

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
COMP603​The Web Environment6
15
COMP602​  
COMP606​Web Programming6
15
COMP602​  
INFO605Human Computer Interaction 6
15
COMP602​  
INFO708​Data Visualisation7
15
COMP606 
COMP710​Web Applications Development7
15
COMP602 and COMP606 
INFO702 ​Cyber Security7
15
COMP504​ and COMP601​  
COMP709​Mobile Applications Development7
15
COMP601 and MATH601 
COMP717Advanced Web Technologies
7
15
COMP606
COMP710
COMP713​


INFO710​
Web Application Project

Or

Industry Placement/Internship​

7

 

7

15

 

15

​COMP606 and

COMP710

 
​​

Group F – Option

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
DFNZ701Design Factory 17
30
  
​The 30 credit module DFNZ701: Design Factory 1 can be offered as an option within any Wintec degree programme, wherever the degree programme structures allows such an option.  Admission into the Design Factory module is on negotiation with the Centre Director or delegated authority and selection into the module is in line with the Design Factory process.

 

Group G – Transition modules

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
COMP603​Network Engineering Project7
15

INFO603 and

COMP702

COMP701
COMP606​Software Engineering Project7
15

COMP605 and

MATH602

 
COMP607​Database Architecture Project7
15

INFO601 and

INFO604

 
INFO708​Web Development Project7
15

COMP602 and

COMP606

 
​​These modules are only available under a transition arrangement for applicable students. They may only be taken with the agreement of a Team Manager or the Centre Director.

Graduate profile

Third-year Wintec IT student, Adric Lloyd, is a perfect example of how internships can benefit both the student and business. 

Since completing his internship at Gallagher this year, Lloyd has been offered and accepted a permanent job with the innovative New Zealand company as a junior software engineer in its mobile team. 

Thirty-year-old Lloyd recently completed the Wintec Bachelor of Applied Information Technology, specialising in Software Engineering, and says he’s stoked about getting a job at Gallagher. 

Read more here.

Wintec IT student Adric Lloyd has landed a job through his internship

Design Factory NZ

In their third year of study, students can apply to study the 30 credit Design Factory NZ module. This experience teaches a range of problem-solving methodologies, which students will apply to a real-world challenge provided by an industry partner. Students will work in a multi-disciplinary team alongside students from engineering, business, IT, sport and exercise science, media arts, and more. 

Joining Design Factory NZ will provide students with the opportunity to learn and work in new ways, prototype solutions to complex problems, and develop their soft skills of creativity, empathy and communication - all in high-demand for the workplace of the future.

Read more about Design Factory NZ here.

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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
  • Network/Cyber-security professionals

Graduates may also go onto higher levels of study at postgraduate level.

Disclaimers

Entry criteria

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 Literacy 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.

UE 2020

Applicants who achieved University Entrance through NCEA in 2020 will be assessed under separate NZQA entry requirements that take into account the impacts of COVID-19. Candidates are required to have:

  • NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:
    • 12 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.

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 success 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

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Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at info@wintec.ac.nz.

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.

Year 1 students starting July 2021

Date: Tuesday 6 July 2021
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Events Room 1, City Campus

What you will need

Wintec is moving to an innovative model of teaching and learning. As part of this initiative, student learning activities will be undertaken in flexible, adaptable, and agile learning environments.  

Students in these programmes are encouraged to bring their own device (eg a laptop). Laptop specifications can be found here.

It is important that you follow the setup instructions that will be sent to you by email before the start of your class. If you do not have a laptop, we have on-site vending machines that allow you to borrow laptops which can be accessed by all students and have all the necessary software needed for your studies.

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking and find out about discounted bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri  - Your official welcome to Wintec

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

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