Bachelor of Information Technology

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Information Systems not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

University Entrance:
NCEA Level 3
Three subjects at Level 3 made up of:
- 14 credits each in three approved subjects

Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
- 5 credits in reading; and
- 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).

International students must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (Academic) of 6.0, with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent, from one test taken in the preceding two years. Otago Polytechnic's policy AP0520.03 English Language Requirements for Those for whom English is an Additional Language also applies.

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 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

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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

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Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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