Bachelor of Applied Information Technology

Whitecliffe College

Subject area

Computer Science not elsewhere classified



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The strategic purpose of this degree is to provide students with a recognized applied information technology qualification in their chosen specialisation. The courses balance practical skills with academic knowledge and soft skills. Graduates will be technically knowledgeable, employable and skilled for IT-related positions of their chosen field or prepared for further study at postgraduate level. They will be able to contribute to their profession and society in an ethical manner. The strategic purpose of this new degree for Whitecliffe aligns to several important aspects that impacted programme development: · The long-term skills shortage within the sector particularly evident in the South Island and lower North Island. · The extensive stakeholder engagement identified a skill shortage in applied IT skills needed right now and into the foreseeable future in the workplace. · The strategic alignment with the New Zealand L5 and L6 qualifications. · Whitecliffe's future developments for 2020-2022 in emerging technologies, discussed in detail in the Whitecliffe Investment Plan 2019-2022 submitted to the Tertiary Education Commission. · To provide students with an introduction to design thinking concepts.

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: * University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including: * NCEA Level 3; 14 credits each in three approved subjects and * UE Literacy (NCEA Level 2 or above; 10 credits with 5 credits each in reading and writing) and * UE Numeracy (NCEA Level 1 or above; 10 credits) OR * A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above and the equivalent of UE Literacy and Numeracy OR * New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) OR * A New Zealand or overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to the above by the Programme Director OR * Passes in other certificate/diploma qualifications or courses as considered appropriate by the Programme Director. International students enrolling will need to demonstrate English language competency at an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent. Applicants for the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology are required to attend an interview.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,946 $20,838
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,266 $33,798
Total $18,212 $54,635

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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:

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Contact details

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Phone: (9) 309 5970
Fax: (09) 302 2957

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