Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

(a) Academic entry requirement

7.1.1. Successfully completed at least 42 NCEA (or equivalent) credits at Level 3 (including 14 credits in each of two subjects the NZQA Approved Subjects for University Entrance list)


7.1.2. 8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (four in reading and four in writing from the NZQA Literacy Requirements for University Entrance list) (or equivalent)


7.1.3. 8 credits in NCEA Mathematics (or Pāngarau) Level 2 (or equivalent)


7.1.4. If the applicant has successfully completed at least 72 credits at NCEA (or equivalent) Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two subjects and including 8 credits in each of reading/writing and mathematics and including 30 credits achieved at Merit or Excellence (see 7.1.2 and 7.1.3 above).


7.1.5. If the applicant has at least 60 NZQA recognised credits at Level 5 or higher.


7.1.6. If the applicant can provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three - five year's full time work experience [relevant to ICT] they can apply for entry. Evidence of literacy and numeracy will be required. MIT literacy assessments are available.


7.1.7. Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.


Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

An interview process will be available on application to counsel the appropriate choice of programme, to determine whether any specific support is required and to ensure students are well informed about the programme's demands and requirements. Whanau/family will be invited to accompany applicants to these interviews.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The BICT is an applied qualification that focuses on multiple aspects of the information systems cycle. The aim of the programme is to equip students with the skills to analyse, design, develop, implement and maintain information systems across a variety of industries and business types.

Through a commitment to "hands on" learning students will gain a strong grounding in the analytical, technical and theoretical concepts of computer based information systems. The BICT also emphasizes the human and organisational aspects that relate to the use of such technology including organisational management, project management and technical communication.

By covering these interrelated topics, the BICT provides a practical link between the latest computer technology and its application to today's business environment ensuring that students are well equipped to take their place in this exciting and constantly changing industry.

Although the core focus of the BICT is information systems, students may also choose an elective stream in one of three areas Software Development, Multimedia / Web Development; and Data Communications and Networking.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Information Technology at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2021

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Contact details

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Phone: (0800) 626252
Fax: (09) 968 8701

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