Bachelor of Information & Communication Technologies
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Total student fees
over 3 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The BICT is an applied programme targeted at school leavers, career changers or unqualified IT professionals seeking a qualification in ICT. The programme aims to produce work-ready graduates who meet the needs of the IT industry in New Zealand, as well as globally. The programme enables students to: Apply knowledge, skills and capabilities to analyse, design, develop, implement and maintain information systems across a variety of industries, business environments, and community organisations; and interact with clients, formulate technology projects, manage projects, and communicate developments effectively throughout the design and development of solutions.
Key Information for Students
University Entrance - NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include: 14 credits at Level 3 in each of: Mathematics or physics or statistics or accounting English or history or art history or classics or geography or economics One other subject from the list of approved subjects* AS WELL AS Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Business and ICT Pathway or equivalent OR New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) OR New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) OR New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6) OR New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6) or equivalent OR If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency. English Requirements: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest), please see Ara website for further details.
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(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$40,417 - $61,089|
|In further study||13%|
|On a benefit||0%|
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Where does this information come from?
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The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.