BAIT

Bachelor of Applied Information Technology

BI1601

Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6978 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

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

​VIEW PROGRAMME 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​Game Development7
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
COMP711​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 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 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.

Entry Criteria

Pathways

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Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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