Bachelor of Information Technology

Qualification code OP7090

Look no further for an up-to-date and industry-focused information technology degree which gives you skills that are sought after by employers worldwide. The 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 also 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.

Important note: 

For new students enrolling in the Bachelor of Information Technology from Trimester 2 2016 please be aware that you will have 6 years to complete this degree if studying part time. Refer to our FAQ page for more information on the Bachelor of Information Technology or you can contact us 

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Herman Engelbrecht, Application Support Analyst and Bachelor of Information Technology  graduate

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  • Level 7  
    Credits 360 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $14,670 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2017 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

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Graduate profile

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.

Career opportunities

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.


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Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

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