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We intend to resume on-campus teaching at the beginning of next year.

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Bachelor of Information Technology

Location
  • Dunedin Campus and Auckland International Campus (the Auckland programme is for international students only) 
  • 10 month full-time / 18-20 month part-time distance learning option available through Capable NZ for those with existing knowledge and skills due to practical experience in IT. Learn more > 
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
Dunedin: February and July
Auckland: February, April, July and October
Capable NZ: Monthly
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Until start date
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Auckland International Campus
    16 August 2021
    13 December 2021 - 4 February 2022
    11 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
    11 April 2022 - 22 April 2022
  • Auckland International Campus
    18 October 2021
    11 April 2022 - 22 April 2022
    13 December 2021 - 4 February 2022
    27 June 2022 - 22 July 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 January 2021
  • Dunedin
    1 July 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
  • Auckland International Campus
    8 February 2022
    27 June 2022 - 22 July 2022
    11 April 2022 - 22 April 2022
    26 September 2022 - 7 October 2022
  • Auckland International Campus
    26 April 2022
    26 September 2022 - 7 October 2022
    27 June 2022 - 22 July 2022
    12 December 2022 - 3 February 2023
  • Auckland International Campus
    25 July 2022
    12 December 2022 - 3 February 2023
    26 September 2022 - 7 October 2022
    10 April 2023 - 21 April 2023
  • Auckland International Campus
    10 October 2022
    10 April 2023 - 21 April 2023
    12 December 2022 - 3 February 2023
    26 June 2023 - 21 July 2023
  • Dunedin
    18 July 2022
    3 October 2022 - 14 October 2022
  • Dunedin
    21 February 2022
    27 June 2022 - 15 July 2022
    18 April 2022 - 29 April 2022
    3 October 2022 - 14 October 2022
  • Dunedin
    18 July 2022
    21 November 2022 - 17 February 2023
    3 October 2022 - 14 October 2022
    17 April 2023 - 28 April 2023
  • Dunedin
    21 February 2022
    27 June 2022 - 15 July 2022
    18 April 2022 - 29 April 2022
    3 October 2022 - 14 October 2022
  • Capable NZ
    3 January 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 January 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 October 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 November 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 December 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 February 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 March 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 April 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 May 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 June 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 July 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 August 2022
  • Capable NZ
    1 September 2022
  • Auckland International Campus
    7 February 2023
    26 June 2023 - 21 July 2023
    10 April 2023 - 21 April 2023
    25 September 2023 - 6 October 2023
  • Auckland International Campus
    25 April 2023
    25 September 2023 - 6 October 2023
    26 June 2023 - 21 July 2023
    11 December 2023 - 2 February 2024
  • Auckland International Campus
    24 July 2023
    11 December 2023 - 2 February 2024
    25 September 2023 - 6 October 2023
    8 April 2024 - 19 April 2024
  • Auckland International Campus
    9 October 2023
    8 April 2024 - 19 April 2024
    11 December 2023 - 2 February 2024
    24 June 2024 - 19 July 2024

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.  

Interested in a career in the games industry?


Start here! 

From 2022 at our Dunedin Campus, we're offering the chance to study this degree with a full game programming focus. You'll graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology, backend game development skills and a portfolio of games you've created! 

Sound good? Find out more.

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