Bachelor of Information Technology
OP7090Closed to new enrolments
Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.
Study type Trimester
Cost$14,670 NZ Domestic
Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.
OP7090 Bachelor of Information Technology is closed to new students from Trimester 2, 2017.
Click on the link to find out more about our new degree, OP7091 Bachelor of Information Technology, which is now open for enrolment.
If you were already enrolled in OP7090 Bachelor of Information Technology prior to Trimester 2, 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course/s to complete your qualification.
Please note, you must complete the degree within six years of your first enrolment in this programme.
The Bachelor of Information Technology is an industry-focused information technology degree which gives you skills that are sought after by employers worldwide. OP7090 Bachelor of Information Technology is supplemented with quality Open University course materials and will help you to become a confident user and manager of information technologies, with practical and in-depth IT knowledge. This internationally recognised degree is offered by distance so you can apply the skills you’re learning straight to your job and take advantage of real life projects in the workplace.
Herman Engelbrecht, Application Support Analyst and Bachelor of Information Technology graduate
When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:
- critically evaluate key information technology concepts and techniques to help resolve information technology related problems in a range of contexts
- compare, critically analyse and refine specifications pertinent to information technology systems, using relevant simulation and modelling tools, as appropriate
- manage information technology projects, demonstrating an effective level of proficiency in achieving the specified requirements
- plan, install, administer and manage information technology systems to meet specific market, or organisational needs
- apply the knowledge and skills acquired in selected areas of information systems, including software development, networking, web technologies and databases, to address workplace needs
- identify and address the ethical, social and legal issues associated with the development and application of information technology systems in the workplace
- adapt resourcefully in a rapidly changing information technology environment and to operate knowledgeably, productively and professionally in producing the specified outcomes
- apply ergonomic and environmentally sustainable practices in the implementation and maintenance of information technology systems
- communicate information, arguments, ideas and issues clearly and effectively in a local environment and in a computer-mediated distance setting
- demonstrate the interpersonal capabilities necessary for engendering co-operation and participation in group decision-making activities.
When you graduate with this degree you will be able to administer and manage networks and database systems, develop new software solutions to meet market or organisational needs or specialise in digital technology, software development, engineering, networking or web technologies.