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Course Details
Study level Bachelors
Course Custom Name Bachelor of Information Technology
Course decription
 Our students learn by building real software, apps and products. Develop your problem-solving skills. You’ll spend half of your final year working on an industry project. Specialise in Applied Data Science, Cyber Security, Interaction Design, Networking and Infrastructure or Software Development.
A new degree designed with industry

Whitireia and Weltec are pleased to offer a new IT degree in 2019. 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. 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.

Internship opportunities to prepare you for work

Whitireia and WelTec provide the training and support to take you from where you are now to roles in the industry. In some cases you can also obtain industry certification while you learn.

Many of our students work part-time in IT during their studies. There are internship opportunities to work in IT firms and gain paid work experience.


*Majors available subject to demand

Applied Data Science (offered at Whitireia Porirua)

Data Science is a rapidly growing field. Companies and organisations use data to support strategic decision making, solve problems and gain a competitive edge. Learn to apply technology to make the most of data.

  • Understand the concepts of business intelligence and data mining
  • Gain skills in information systems management
  • Build data science solutions
  • Design, implement and query complex databases
  • Create and validate business analytical models
  • Communicate data analysis through visualisation and stories

Cyber Security (offered at WelTec Petone)

Manage risks involved with organisational technology. Protect data and systems. Security specialists are in high demand within government, commercial and banking sectors.

  • Gain an understanding of security fundamentals and forensics
  • Learn to perform security risk management and vulnerability assessment
  • Design and develop security policies and controls
  • Respond to security breaches using technical controls and forensic techniques
  • Plan and implement security testing

Interaction Design (offered at Whitireia Porirua)

Focus on user interaction and user experience. Understand interaction design principles and develop effective user experiences in a range of technologies.

  • Understand the process of interaction design
  • Scope appropriate technologies to solve problems for users
  • Design a range of interfaces for a variety of devices
  • Develop effective user experiences
  • Analyse ways that user interfaces relate to a user’s age, education culture and ability

Networking and Infrastructure (offered at WelTec Petone)

Gain an advanced qualification relevant to the fast-changing demands of industry. Develop skills in Cisco, Linux and Microsoft network support. Learn in specialised labs and facilities.

  • Learn networking fundamentals
  • Plan and document network infrastructure
  • Implement and support computer networks and management systems
  • Gain skills to diagnose and resolve problems using network technologies and procedures
  • Build an in-depth understanding of wireless technologies


Software Development (offered at Whitireia Porirua and WelTec Petone)

Software developers create IT solutions using a range of codes and languages. Further your talent for problem-solving. Develop logic and analytical skills. Work in New Zealand and around the world.

  • Learn about software design, development and maintenance
  • Become proficient in a variety of programming languages
  • Design and develop software applications
  • Gain skills in testing and maintenance
  • Understand logic methods and problem analysis
  • Learn modelling techniques
  • Work with commercial software applications
Course Fees 19250 (NZD)
Course Duration (In Months) 36 Months
Next Intake June 2020, August 2020, September 2020, October 2020

Programme overview

Gain the knowledge and skills to organise and manage activities on a construction site. Construction sites can involve hundreds of workers and millions of dollars of materials, and construction managers are responsible for managing both. The Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management) helps you further your knowledge of management structures, and gain an in-depth understanding of supply chain, people and production management.


  • A good foundation for a career in construction management, providing you with the skills to undertake detailed planning and management of resources applied to construction projects.
  • An overview of all aspects of the construction industry.
  • Explore progressively more complex scenarios and projects, and develop the technical skills to schedule activities and resources on construction projects.
  • Application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) processes
  • A major industry research project where you can apply what you've learnt.
  • Relevant to your future career: Unitec's advisory boards include experts who keep us up-to-date with industry trends and relevant legislation in the construction industry.
  • Lecturers with plenty of experience in the construction industry and guest lecturers who are leaders in their field.