Bachelor of Applied Information Technology

Whitecliffe College

Subject area

Formal Language Theory

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Entry 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
* UE Literacy (NCEA Level 2 or above; 10 credits with 5 credits each in reading and writing)
* UE Numeracy (NCEA Level 1 or above; 10 credits)
* A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above and the equivalent of UE Literacy and Numeracy
* New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials
(Level 4)
* A New Zealand or overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to the above by the Programme Director
* Passes in other certificate/diploma qualifications or courses as considered appropriate by the Programme Director.

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible for admission with the approval of the Programme Director.

International applicants must have necessary English language proficiency, equivalent to NCEA Level 3. This can be demonstrated through evidence as described in NZQF Rules 18.2 to 18.4.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the BAppIT programme is to prepare industry ready graduates who are specialists in their chosen field of Network Engineering and Security or Software and Web Development. They will bring advanced skills, specialist knowledge and be solution focused. This degree provides the pathway for industry certification, professional recognition and/or further academic achievement.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Computer Science at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship

Provided by:

New Zealand Intelligence Community - Organisational Development New Zealand Intelligence Community



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

Read more Annual Student Scholarship

Provided by: - Scholarships Coordinator



$1,500 USD Worldwide Student Scholarship

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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

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

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