Bachelor of Information Technology

Open Polytechnic

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To equip students with a recognised, flexible and applied IT qualification using a selection of practical core and elective courses. These courses are strongly demanded by industry so that graduates are technically knowledgeable and skilled for a range of IT-related positions or for further study at postgraduate level.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to undertake degree level study, including appropriate knowledge and skills in the areas of written communication and mathematics, by having achieved: NCEA Level 3, including: o 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects, one of which must be NCEA mathematics at Level 3 or higher; o 10 credits (five in reading and five in writing) at Level 2 and above from specific standards OR A New Zealand or overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to the above by the Programme Manager; OR Passes in other certificate/diploma qualifications or courses as considered appropriate by the Programme Manager Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible for admission with the approval of the Programme Manager. International Students for whom English is not their First Language must further demonstrate a minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 (with no band score lower than 5.5) or acceptable equivalent. Access to the internet is required for this programme.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$5,135 $15,405
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,855 $29,564
Total $14,990 $44,969

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $54,654
Earnings range $43,835 - $64,561
In employment 85%
In further study 11%
On a benefit 1%

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Scholarship information

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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