Bachelor of Computing Systems


Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Academic requirements:
University Entrance, or
The New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4), or
An equivalent qualification.

Applicants whose first language is not English must have an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to enrolment in the programme. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including schooling in New Zealand, completion of the relevant New Zealand Certificate in English Language, approved scores on IELTS tests or completion of accepted international equivalents. Specific scores for IELTS and New Zealand Certificates in English Language are as follows:
IELTS 6.0 Academic (no band score lower than 5.5)
NZCEL Level 4 with an Academic endorsement
For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

There are no other requirements.
Computer literacy is highly recommended in order to be able to cope with the practical and online components of the courses.

Students who do not meet the criteria above, but present evidence of ability to succeed (e.g. maturity, life experience, work experience, other study) may be provisionally admitted into the programme. Entry to subsequent study is conditional on satisfactory academic progress in the first year.
Alternatively, students may be advised to enrol in either:
1) the stand-alone New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5). Upon successful completion of this programme students would be eligible for enrolment in the second half of the first year of the BCS; or:
2) the New Zealand Certificate in IT Essentials (Level 4). Upon successful completion of this programme students would be eligible for enrolment in the BCS.
The Dean may apply discretion to these regulations in exceptional circumstances.

Applicants who have provided evidence of having met all entry requirements will be selected in order of application.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Computing Systems aims to develop well-rounded information technology professionals, who are ready to pursue and further develop in their chosen career. The student body that the programme will appeal to includes holders School leavers with UE, Career changers without a degree, International students on a 3 year pathway, all groups aim for an Internship and IT career start.

What graduates earn

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


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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