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Bachelor of Information Sciences (Information Technology)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all distance courses are available by distance every year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Entry requirements

All students must have a university entrance qualification, and it is strongly recommended that students have studied Mathematics at NCEA level 2.

Students with excellent achievements in NCEA and prior programming experience through the successful completion of courses and participation in competitions like STAR, NCSS or the ACM SPPC will be considered for direct entry into second-year Information Technology courses and may be eligible to participate in software development projects.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

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This is a guide.  Students are advised to check the university calendar for the latest course information.

The first year of study must include:

159.101 Technical Programming 1 or 159.171 Computational Thinking and Programming 1 or 159.100 Introduction to Programming

At least one statistics course – one of 161.111 or 161.122

247.112 Science and Sustainability for ICT (or another Science and Sustainability course)

At least two of the following courses:

157.151 Living and Working with Technology
158.100 Introductory Concepts for Information Technology
158.120 Fundamental Information Technologies 

The second year of study:

Select three or four courses from:

158.212 Application Software Development
158.225 System Analysis and Modelling
158.235 Networks, Security and Privacy
158.244 System Management and Testing
158.247 Database Design
158.256 Web Application Design
158.258 Web Development 

Select at most one of the following:

157.216 Management, Analytics and Decision Making
157.240 Social Media Networks for Business
157.241 Technology Trends for Organisations 

The third year of study:

Select this compulsory course:

158.345 Professionalism in the Information Sciences

Select this compulsory project:

158.383 Information Technology Project

Select two or three courses from:

158.326 Software Architecture
158.335 The Internet of Things and Cloud Computing
158.337 Database Development
158.359 User Experience Design
159.352 Advanced Web Development 

Select at most one of the following:

157.340 Organisational Knowledge Management
157.350 Technology Governance and Risk Management
157.394 Managing Technology Projects and Programmes 

The remaining credit requirements for each year of study can be met by selecting elective courses.


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