Bachelor of Information Technology

Learn the skills to take technology to its full potential. No matter what part of the tech world you see yourself in we have a pathway to get you there. Stand out from the crowd by specialising in one of our majors, which include Software Development, Applied Data Science, Networking and infrastructure and Cyber Security. Learn in a supportive environment with tutors from different parts of the industry.

Programme outline

Whitireia and WelTec offer a joint degree in Information Technology. The degree was designed with the IT industry to ensure our graduates are well-prepared with the skills required for the 21st century. The degree offers five new majors and provides a well-rounded education designed for today's IT workplaces. In addition to the technical skills, You'll learn communication skills, management processes, teamwork and complete an industry project in your final year. This degree has been accredited by the industry, represented by IT Professionals New Zealand.

Study part-time

This programme includes part-time study options for people who want the flexibility of studying while they manage other commitments.

More detail about this qualification

Career options

Entry requirements

Under 20 Years

NCEA Level 3 with at least 14 credits in each of 3 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.

Over 20 Years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International Students: 

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5.

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

*International fee displayed is for 1 year of study (equivalent to 120 credits) and does not include insurance and administration (approximately $924 per year of study).

Where you will learn

This qualification will be taught at both Petone and Porirua campuses.

Offering institute

For ākonga (students) returning to study in 2021 and 2022, this qualification is offered by Whitireia

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For new ākonga (students) beginning their study in 2022, this qualification is offered by WelTec 

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