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Prepare yourself for an IT career with hands-on learning in a fun, modern and well-resourced computing facility. Develop your understanding of data communications, networking, IT management, web and software development, business intelligence and systems analysis, and design, game development, and cybersecurity.

Programme overview

Do you want an exciting role in the ever-changing computing industry? The Bachelor of Computing Systems provides you with a strong undergraduate learning experience that will underpin your readiness to work in the computing industry.

This programme is designed to build professional adaptive skills that will prepare you for the inevitable technical disruption and changes you will encounter in the IT industry, as well as progressively honing your technical skills and developing smart interpersonal skills to prepare you for the working environment. In your final year, you’ll get the opportunity to complete an IT-related project in industry so that you can build up your working experience – a key advantage when looking for employment and presenting your CV to employers.

Highlights

  • Industry based project in your final semester. This project is designed to further integrate knowledge gained throughout the programme in a practical situation that uses a wide range of skills.
  • Student Exchange programme: option to spend one or two semesters studying overseas
  • Numerous scholarships for both school leaver applicants, as well as for established second and third year students
  • Flexible study structure so you can fit study around your life
  • An applied computing qualification that equips you with the ability to cope with technological changes in this fast moving industry
  • Emphasis on practical assessments and case study scenarios

Study pathways

You can choose from five pathway options designed to help you hit the ground running when you graduate:

Computer networks and cloud computing. Computer networks, real and virtual, are the connectors of the computing world. Organisations need people to help them manage their networks and 25% of computing jobs are in this area. Cloud computing is a relatively new development and is increasingly taking over the market. This pathway also gives you the opportunity to gain industry recognised Microsoft and Cisco certifications, including those in Cloud Computing.

Software engineering. Software engineering regularly rates as one of the top jobs in the world. This dynamic and changing pathway gives graduates the knowledge to design and develop software solutions and products.

Games development. This pathway prepares you to work in the fun and fast growing field of game development and interactive media. Game development combines design, software development and storytelling. You’ll be encouraged to work with students and staff in the creative disciplines such as design, and performing and screen arts. Industry links mean you’ll also get the opportunity to contribute to the development of real games while still studying towards your degree.

Business intelligence. The amount of data and speed at which it is collected by organisations has reached unprecedented levels in recent years. But data without analysis is just a storage problem. Business intelligence combines business, databases, data warehousing, data mining and software development to find ways for organisations to use this data for future planning. Business intelligence is pivotal in helping organisations understand their business, compete effectively and excel in their field. Through these courses, you’ll learn how to create and manage data warehouse solutions that fit into the strategies of complex enterprises in the ever-changing market, and how to develop effective data models and reports to help business decision-making.

Cybersecurity. Every person who touches a computer keyboard or a smartphone screen could be a cyber threat. People with cybersecurity skills are needed by both the private and public sectors and there is a huge demand for graduates in this field. The cybersecurity pathway can give you the knowledge to help you protect computers, networks and data from these threats.

You can also create a personal study pathway with the help of your programme leader with our BCS pathway progression diagram.

Already have computing experience?

If you already have work experience, education, or skills and knowledge which are highly relevant to computing, then you may be able to get formal recognition for it and reduce how long it will take to finish your study. Complete an Assessment Form which can be found on our website, and we’ll contact you if a formal ‘Assessment’ of your ‘Prior Learning’ (APL) is right for you.

Opportunities

  • Applications programmer
  • Database analyst
  • Information systems manager
  • Multimedia developer
  • Network support technician
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5.

Great Nation NZ offers practical guidance to students on enrolling for the Bachelor of Computing Systems course at the Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand. To avail of our coaching contact us by filling out the contact form on this website, calling us or walking into one of our centers.