Course Overview

Want to get started on a career in advanced IT, or step-up your computing skills? The three-year Bachelor of Applied Information Technology is an ideal choice.Vinicus Souza, Graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology

Wherever you’re at with your study or career, you gain comprehensive knowledge and applied skills in the latest technologies to take into your future IT career.

Throughout the degree you continuously put into practice what you learn through hands-on, practical projects, and work with real industry clients to help solve real problems in the workplace.

You'll be building apps, websites, cloud-based services, content management systems or complex systems integrating a range of technologies. You could even be creating your own website themes and plugins or putting in place a firewall security system.

As the demand for smart, adaptable IT professionals escalates, you could take your skills and knowledge into a wide range of future careers, such as a network or security specialist, programmer, software engineer, or web designer or developer.


Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Bachelor of Applied Information Technology
Locations Tauranga
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Part-time study available

Total credits 360
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $6,584 per year for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

  • Technical Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Software Tester
  • Support Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Front End Developer
  • Database Administrator

Topics you'll cover

Year 1

  • Information Technology Operations
  • Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
  • Professional Practice
  • Enterprise 
  • Interface Analysis and Design
  • Web Application Implementation 
  • Application Testing and Maintenance
  • Programming
  • Special Topic

Year 2

  • Systems Analysis and Design 
  • Web Services and Design Methodologies
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Data Management 
  • Project Management
  • Project 2 (30 credits)
  • Graphical User Interface Programming

Year 3

  • Advanced User Interface (UI) Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence Techniques
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Client Server Web Development
  • Special Topic
  • Project (45 credits)

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $6,584 per year for domestic students

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

You must have:

  • NZQA University Entrance or equivalent, OR
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4), OR
  • evidence of ability to meet academic requirements.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Tauranga Windermere Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Part-time study available

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Further Study Options

Courses Offered at Toi Ohomai

Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions

  • Other postgraduate study in information technology, or computing, or a related field