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Bachelor in Information Technology
Bachelor in Information Technology

Bachelor in Information Technology

  • ID:SIT640005
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

School Leavers

University Entrance NCEA Level 3: Three subjects at Level 3 or above made up of the following:

  • 14 credits each, in three approved subjects
  • Literacy, 10 credits at Level 2 or above made up of Five credits in reading and five credits in writing
  • Numeracy, 10 credits at Level 1 or above made up of specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects or unit standards package of three numeracy unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627 - All three required

Mature Applicants

  • Applicants in this category will be the age of 20 by March 1 of the first year of enrolment in the programme, and have provided evidence of relevant prior learning and experience. For example, successful completion of a programme of study at Level 3 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the IT related sector for two or more years.

English requirements

  • Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 percent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:
  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

Course Information

Explore progressive, cutting edge technologies and complete projects for real industry clients, solving real problems and creating real solutions.

With a Bachelor in Information Technology from SIT, you can specialise in:

  • Management
  • Databases
  • Programming
  • Web applications
  • Technical computing (networks and systems administration).  

This course is designed to prepare graduates for a comprehensive and broadly based range of professional careers within the information technology field.

The curriculum addresses both theoretical and practical applications of computer technology within today's business environment. The first year provides a foundation of knowledge in software development and design fundamentals, operating systems, computer networks and programming. The second year builds on these with more advanced programming, databases, networking, web applications and managing computer projects.

The final year pulls it all together with topics in networking, databases, web applications, and a full year, full scale project.

Students are assigned their own state of the art computer for the duration of their studies. They are provided with leading edge tools that are presently being used to develop e-commerce and business solutions.

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Year one


  • ITC 501 Information Technology Operations
  • ITC 502 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
  • ITC 503 Professional Practice
  • ITC 504 Enterprise

Elective: Four of the following papers may be chosen from the list below. Electives 1, 2 and 3 may be from any other programme with permission of the programme manager. Papers must be at a minimum level of Level 5

  • ITC 505 Introduction to Networks
  • ITC 506 Operating Systems
  • ITC 507 Technical Support
  • ITC 508 Database Administration
  • ITC 509 Web applications Implementation
  • IT511 Business Computing
  • ITC 513 Programming 

Year two


  • ITC 601 Project Management 
  • ITC 604 Systems Analysis and Design

Compulsory: One of the following papers to be chosen

  • IT606 Object Oriented Databases
  • ITC607 Data management

Elective: A minimum of three of the following "GEN' coded or "IT/ITC" coded Level 6 electives must be taken plus up to 30 credits at Level 5 or above from this or other programmes with permission of programme manager:

  • ITC605 Web Services and Design Methodologies
  • ITC606 Algorithms and Data Structures
  • IT607 Advanced Programming
  • IT608 Game Development I
  • IT611 Applied Computing
  • IT612 Applied Graphics
  • IT617 Mobile Application Development
  • IT 620 Routing and Switching                 

Year three


  • IT701 Project

Elective Options to the value of 120 credits

A minimum of three of the following Level 7 electives must be taken from "IT/ITC' coded courses plus 45 credits at level 5 or above from this or other programmes with permission of programme manager:    

  • IT610 Help Desk       
  • IT703 Database Design and Implementation
  • IT705 Human Computer Interaction
  • IT708 Information Systems in Management
  • IT709 Web Applications
  • IT710 Game Development ll
  • IT711 Advanced Networking
  • IT712 Professional Skills for Information Technology 
  • IT715 Embedded Systems
  • IT717 System Security
  • IT721 Software Engineering
  • IT722 Algorithims and Problem Solving
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Get registered with a copy of your CV with Student Services, it will help you be considered for roles when businesses are seeking employees from SIT. There is also a noticeboard with current vacancies in the SIT Student Centre, B Block, 133 Tay St, Invercargill.

Get your foot in the door

Volunteering at local organisations can be a great way for international students to obtain local experience and references – as well as meeting new people and contributing to our local community. Volunteer opportunities are advertised on the board opposite the Employment Office (B-Block).

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical insurance - NZD $600 per year

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