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Bachelor of Information Technology

Location

Auckland International Campus 

This programme is also offered at our Dunedin Campus. Visit op.ac.nz for programme details.

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. 
Auckland study block dates >  

Credits
360
Level
7
Start
February, April, July and October
Apply
Until start date
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Auckland International Campus
    5 February 2024
    24 June 2024 - 19 July 2024
    8 April 2024 - 19 April 2024
    23 September 2024 - 4 October 2024
  • Auckland International Campus
    5 February 2024
    24 June 2024 - 19 July 2024
    8 April 2024 - 19 April 2024
    23 September 2024 - 4 October 2024
  • Auckland International Campus
    22 April 2024
    23 September 2024 - 4 October 2024
    24 June 2024 - 19 July 2024
    9 December 2024 - 7 February 2025
  • Auckland International Campus
    22 April 2024
    20 May 2024 - 14 June 2024
  • Auckland International Campus
    22 July 2024
    9 December 2024 - 7 February 2025
    23 September 2024 - 4 October 2024
    14 April 2025 - 25 April 2025
  • Auckland International Campus
    22 July 2024
    9 December 2024 - 7 February 2025
  • Auckland International Campus
    7 October 2024
    14 April 2025 - 25 April 2025
    9 December 2024 - 7 February 2025
    30 June 2025 - 25 July 2025
  • Auckland International Campus
    7 October 2024
    14 April 2025 - 25 April 2025
    9 December 2024 - 7 February 2025
    30 June 2025 - 25 July 2025
  • Dunedin
    22 July 2024
    25 November 2024 - 14 February 2025
    30 September 2024 - 11 October 2024
    14 April 2025 - 25 April 2025
  • Dunedin
    22 July 2024
    30 September 2024 - 11 October 2024
  • Dunedin
    26 February 2024
    1 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
    15 April 2024 - 26 April 2024
    30 September 2024 - 11 October 2024
  • Dunedin
    26 February 2024
    6 May 2024 - 24 May 2024
    15 April 2024 - 26 April 2024
    30 September 2024 - 11 October 2024
  • Dunedin
    26 February 2024
    6 May 2024 - 24 May 2024
    15 April 2024 - 26 April 2024
    30 September 2024 - 11 October 2024
  • Capable NZ
    3 January 2024
  • Capable NZ
    3 January 2024
  • Capable NZ
    5 February 2024
  • Capable NZ
    1 March 2024
  • Auckland International Campus
    10 February 2025
    30 June 2025 - 25 July 2025
    14 April 2025 - 25 April 2025
    29 September 2025 - 10 October 2025
  • Auckland International Campus
    28 April 2025
    29 September 2025 - 10 October 2025
    30 June 2025 - 25 July 2025
    15 December 2025 - 6 February 2026
  • Dunedin
    17 February 2025
    23 June 2025 - 11 July 2025
    14 April 2025 - 25 April 2025
    22 September 2025 - 3 October 2025
  • Dunedin
    14 July 2025
    17 November 2025 - 13 February 2026
    22 September 2025 - 3 October 2025
    13 April 2026 - 24 April 2026
  • Dunedin
    17 February 2025
    23 June 2025 - 11 July 2025
    14 April 2025 - 25 April 2025
    22 September 2025 - 3 October 2025
  • Dunedin
    17 February 2025
    23 June 2025 - 11 July 2025
    14 April 2025 - 25 April 2025
    22 September 2025 - 3 October 2025

Information Technology skills are needed everywhere. 

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 what 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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