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Bachelor of Information Technology

Location

Dunedin and Auckland

Duration
Three years full-time; part-time options
Delivery

On campus with a major industry-based project for an external client during year three. 


Our Auckland programme is offered by Future Skills Academy due to a sub-contract arrangement with Otago Polytechnic. 
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Credits
360
Level
7
Start
Dunedin: February and July
Auckland: January, March, June, August, October
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Until start date
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Auckland International Campus
    25 January 2021
    17 May 2021 - 4 June 2021
    8 March 2021 - 19 March 2021
    2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
  • Auckland International Campus
    7 April 2021
    2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
    17 May 2021 - 4 June 2021
    11 October 2021 - 22 October 2021
  • Auckland International Campus
    7 June 2021
    11 October 2021 - 22 October 2021
    2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
    20 December 2021 - 7 January 2022
  • Auckland International Campus
    16 August 2021
    20 December 2021 - 7 January 2022
    11 October 2021 - 22 October 2021
    7 March 2022 - 18 March 2022
  • Auckland International Campus
    18 October 2021
    7 March 2022 - 18 March 2022
    20 December 2021 - 7 January 2022
    16 May 2022 - 27 May 2022
  • CapableNZ
    1 January 2021
  • Dunedin
    1 February 2021
  • Dunedin
    1 April 2021
  • Dunedin
    19 July 2021
    4 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
  • Dunedin
    19 July 2021
    22 November 2021 - 18 February 2022
    4 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
    18 April 2022 - 29 April 2022
  • Dunedin
    22 February 2021
    28 June 2021 - 16 July 2021
    19 April 2021 - 30 April 2021
    4 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
  • Dunedin
    19 July 2021
    22 November 2021 - 18 February 2022
    4 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
    18 April 2022 - 29 April 2022
  • Dunedin
    22 February 2021
    28 June 2021 - 16 July 2021
    19 April 2021 - 30 April 2021
    4 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
  • Dunedin
    19 July 2021
    22 November 2021 - 18 February 2022
    4 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
    18 April 2022 - 29 April 2022
  • Dunedin
    21 February 2022
    27 June 2022 - 15 July 2022
    18 April 2022 - 29 April 2022
    3 October 2022 - 14 October 2022

Information Technology skills are needed everywhere. Get a Bachelor of Information Technology degree and get the jobs. 

IT is problem solving. Trouble shooting. Critical thinking. Creating. Designing. Building. It’s working alone or working with people.

This is an applied degree so you’ll learn by doing. You’ll gain the skills and practical knowledge to go straight into a job when you graduate. 

Why study IT at Otago Polytechnic? 

Practical skills 

Learn what Information Technology professionals do through hands-on and practical work. Build the communication skills you need to work effectively in the industry. 

First year covers a broad general knowledge of IT. Key topics come up again through the year, and you’ll address them with more depth each time as you learn more and understand more. 

For second and third year you can focus on an area that interests you most: 

  • Software development 
  • IT infrastructure and operations 
  • Network engineering 
  • Alternative digital platforms (hardware, IoT, etc.) 

Courses include Databases, Automation and Robotics, Mobile App Development, Advanced Networking, UX Engineering, Game Development, AI and Data Science, and the Internet of Things and Cloud Development. There's even the option of doing a course from a programme outside of the BIT! 

Have fun 

Study in a creative, innovative and supportive environment. With small class sizes, you'll receive plenty of one-on-one attention from your experienced lecturers. 

Get work ready 

Our graduates jump into a range of jobs in the industry as we teach you want employers want. Our grads enjoy jobs such as Web Developer, Systems Administrator, Software Developer, Programmer, Business Analyst, Database Administrator or Computing Services Manager.  

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