Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Information Technology

Qualification code OP7091

This online Bachelor of Information Technology degree will equip you with a recognised, flexible, and applied information technology qualification.

It includes a selection of practical courses strongly aligned with industry needs to ensure you are work-ready when you graduate and equipped with skills and knowledge required for a range of IT-related positions or for further study at postgraduate level.


Part and Full-time study options are offered subject to course availability


Enrolled prior to Trimester 2, 2017?

Please note, OP7091 Bachelor of Information Technology is a new degree offered from Trimester 2, 2017 onwards. 

If you were studying the Bachelor of Information Technology prior to Trimester 2, 2017 please go to the OP7090 Bachelor of Information Technology page to keep enrolling in your existing programme of study.


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

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology will have developed an effective level of knowledge and understanding of the application of Information Technology in the workplace.

You will have the ability to:

  • Critically evaluate key information technology concepts and techniques to help resolve information technology-related problems in a range of contexts
  • Manage information technology projects, demonstrating an effective level of proficiency in achieving the specified requirements
  • Plan, develop, implement, and manage information technology systems to meet specific market or organisational needs
  • Identify workplace requirements by selecting and implementing an appropriate software application-based information technology solution
  • Apply the knowledge and skills of either software development or web development, to address workplace need 
  • Identify 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 outcome 
  • Communicate information, arguments, ideas and issues clearly and effectively as appropriate in information technology and business settings 
  • Demonstrate the personal, interpersonal and professional skills necessary for self-   management as well as engendering co-operation in a team environment

Career opportunities

When you graduate with this degree, you will become a confident practitioner of information technologies; develop new software solutions to meet industry and organisational needs.

Specifically, you will be gaining specialist knowledge in the area of software development, web technologies, database systems, and other new and emerging technologies.

Educational partner

Open Polytechnic is an educational partner of IT Professionals New Zealand.  IT Professionals NZ is a community of thousands of professionals who work in the IT industry and care about professional practice, support professional development, set standards, and work hard to help other members get ahead.

When you enrol in our Bachelor of Information Technology you will get an annual student membership with IT Professionals New Zealand while you are studying with us.

ITP Educational Partner

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.

Information about assessment and exams

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