Degree in Information Technology

Degree in Information Technology

Degrees in Information Technology, Information Systems and Computer Systems are generally broad-based and provide an introduction to most areas of computing. You’ll gain technical skills in programming, networking, operating systems and databases, learn about the IT industry, and develop communication and business skills.

What jobs can I do?

Information Technology graduates tend to be employment-ready with good practical skills and familiarity with the technologies currently in use in industry. They work in a wide range of roles, including as computer programmers, web/multimedia developers, networking & operating systems engineers, computer trainers and business analysts.

A qualification in Information Technology/Systems could also be relevant if you’re aiming to get into IT management.

Where can I study?

There are two main options:

  • As a stand-alone three-year Level 7 Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Information Systems or Bachelor of Computer Systems at most polytechs and some universities. You may be able to specialise in software development, networking, data security or web/multimedia development.
  • As a major within a three-year Level 7 Science, Applied Science, Technology or Commerce degree at most universities and some polytechs.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements for Information Technology degrees vary considerably between institutions:

  • University Entrance (particularly for universities), or
  • NCEA Level 3, or
  • 60-75 credits at NCEA Level 2, or
  • A Level 3 (or higher) certificate in Computing or Information Technology

Maths, Digital Technologies and English credits are highly recommended.

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