Bachelor of Information Technology

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Minimum academic entry criteria:
University Entrance (UE):
NCEA Level 3 including:
Three subjects at Level 3 or above, made up of:
* 14 credits in three approved subjects
* Remaining credits may come from either achievement or unit standards
Literacy -10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
* 5 credits in reading
* 5 credits in writing
Numeracy -10 credits at Level 1 or above, 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)
NZ2594 New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) or equivalent
Discretionary entry may be given to applicants over 20 years of age who do not have University Entrance. The Bachelor of Information Technology programme leader will interview and assess the formal and informal learning of these applications.
An interview can be requested at the discretion of the Bachelor of Information Technology programme leader.

International Learners
In addition to meeting the entry criteria outlined as above, the following criterion also applies:
Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), or
Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS (see the NZQA proficiency table for list of recognised proficiency tests).
Refer to AP0520 English Language Requirements for International Learners and those for whom English is an additional language.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Information Technology is to prepare work-ready information technology professionals who are able to make an immediate contribution to the IT industry. Our graduates will have attained a recognised qualification which has prepared them for entry into a wide range of IT fields, including: software design and development, systems administration, IT infrastructure and operations, network administration and support, IT training, IT service and support. They will be critical thinkers who are able to maintain discipline currency in a rapidly changing industry throughout their careers.

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

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Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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