Bachelor of Information Technology

Whitireia Community Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Computer Applications and Programming

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Entry requirements

Achievement of NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 or higher and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) including:
- A minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects - A minimum of 10 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori made up of:
- 5 credits in reading
- 5 credits in writing AND
- A minimum of 10 credits at Level 1* or above in Numeracy, made up of: achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required) OR
- Any qualification (New Zealand or overseas) recognised by NZQA as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3
- A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above
An applicant with equivalent experience, who does not meet all of the entry requirements, may be granted entry at the discretion of the Head of School where it is considered that the applicant has a reasonable chance of succeeding in the qualification.
English Language Requirements: All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those learners whose first language is not English should have:
- An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification provides a forward-looking, versatile programme of study for learners who wish to enter the IT industry, both in New Zealand and globally. Graduates will have the academic base required for further study and the ability to pursue a professional career in the Information Technology industry, particularly in the areas of data science, cyber security, interaction design, software development and networking and infrastructure.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Computer Science at this level can earn:

$43,000

Median earnings one year after study

$49,000

Median earnings two years after study

$65,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

81%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

GCSB Tertiary Scholarship

Provided by:

New Zealand Intelligence Community - Organisational Development New Zealand Intelligence Community

Website:

https://www.nzic.govt.nz

Value:

The value of this award is $10,000, which can be spread over three years depending on your study plans.

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Spark Scholarship

Provided by:

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara - Scholarships

Website:

http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships

Value:

$5,000 per annum

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 237 3100
Fax: (04) 237 3101
Email: info@whitireia.ac.nz
Web: http://www.whitireia.ac.nz

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