What will I learn?

A professional degree that will prepare you for the workforce in a range of information technology related jobs.

This programme focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of computers and their application in business and industry and provides entry to postgraduate study.

The NMIT Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by IT Professionals New Zealand.

The Bachelor programme can be completed in three years of full time study

In your first year you will take eight compulsory courses at Level 5. In years two and three you take specific courses to complete one of the three majors and some elective courses to make up your total of 120 credits.

Choose from one of the following three majors

Information Systems

Learn how to analyse the information needs of clients, design, and develop appropriate IT solutions using a range of data storage and management technologies.

Be able to select, apply and evaluate appropriate project management and systems development life cycle methodologies to the development of complex information systems

Systems Development

Learn how to design, implement and test software systems using appropriate technologies including databases and web based systems.

Be able to select, apply and evaluate appropriate systems development methodologies

ICT Infrastructure

Learn how to analyse, design and implement an ICT infrastructure using network technologies and appropriate software.

Be able to select, apply and evaluate appropriate methods for managing ICT infrastructure to ensure that the ICT requirements of an organization are met.

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$18,900.00 (US$ 11,792) per year
NZ $240 Student Services Levy

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

20 July 2020, 30 November 2020, 22 February 2021, 19 July 2021


Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson campus,

322 Hardy Street,


Nelson Central,

7010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School Graduation Diploma with SAT. Students must prove their English Proficiency.

For international students

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification. Entry requirements vary from country to country.

Applicants aged 20 years or above

No academic qualifications are required. Evidence to support an applicant's ability to successfully undertake the degree with a reasonable likelihood of success may be requested.

English language requirements:

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English should have:

  • An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations: FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 50
  • City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score 66

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Pathways options

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About this uni

In a 2015 survey of first impressions, 99% of international students said NMIT 'met or exceeded' their expectations.

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