What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Computing Systems (BCS) is a three-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) undergraduate degree programme, providing a proven pathway into an IT career in one of a myriad of technology-based roles, from internet, web, and mobile device, and enterprise software development, through infrastructure provisioning and support, industrial automation and machine learning, to data and database administration, analytics, and IT Management.

Outline

The Bachelor of Computing Systems will develop your critical and systems thinking skills, and the core programming, infrastructure, internet of things, information processing, and soft skills, required by IT Professionals to deliver and support high quality computing solutions.

The Bachelor of Computing Systems aims to produce graduates who have a broad range of practical skills. The majority of courses have a significant practical component. The compulsory Level 7 Project, which is viewed as the “capstone” of the degree, requires students to either complete an internship in an IT/IS role, or undertake analysis and development work, for a business sponsor. The Level 7 project is taken in the last semester of study, and is equivalent to 450 hours of work, and 45 credits.

EIT is proud of our relationships with local IT providers and employers, which ensures the continuing relevance of our courses, and leverages our qualifications and resources for the benefit of students, employers, and the region.

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff, and to view our facilities.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Entry-level IT roles, and career prospects for graduates with sufficient work experience, include:

  • Software developer / Programmer
  • Junior Technician
  • Network Support Administrator
  • Internet Developer
  • Web Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Security and Data Protection
  • Systems Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Industrial Automation technician
  • Systems Designer
  • Project Leader
  • Computer Consultant
  • Information Systems Manager

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$21,100.00 (US$ 13,164) per year
Start date

20 July 2020

Venue

Hawke’s Bay Campus

501 Gloucester Street,

NAPIER,

Taradale,

4112, New Zealand

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$21,100.00 (US$ 13,164) per year
Start date

20 July 2020

Venue

Gisborne Campus

290 Palmerston Road,

Gisborne,

4010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An undergraduate degree in a creative practice with a B average or better; or, Where the applicant does not meet the entry criteria above, the applicant may be provisionally admitted on the basis of an evaluation of a portfolio of work. Such provisionally accepted students will be expected to pass their first course in the programme in order to progress. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 590 (with an essay score of 5.5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 79 (with a writing score of 21); University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: CAE or CPE with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 58; City & Guilds IESOL: C1 Expert with a score of 42; NZCEL Level 5 Academic.

For international students

Students must have successfully completed degree standard qualifications like:

  • A qualification equivalent to University Entrance or
  • The New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • City & Guilds IESOL: C1 Expert with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • NZCEL Level 4 Academic

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