Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies

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Bach of Informationa nd Communication Technology
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DegreeFull time - 3 years, part time also available

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code



$6,475 - $7,100


February, July





Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

20 January for February start; 23 June for July start


Christchurch - Madras Street


If you are analytical and technologically minded, our qualification which has a focus on information systems is the ideal stepping stone for an exciting career in ICT.

Our Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies (BICT) is an applied degree providing a practical link between the latest digital technology and how it is used commercially.

The core focus of this qualification is the business information systems cycle where you will learn how to analyse, design, develop, implement and maintain business information systems across a variety of industries and business types. You will also study an elective stream in, software development, multimedia web or data communications and networking.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of :

    • Mathematics or physics or statistics or accounting
    • English or history or art history or classics or geography or economics
    • one other subject from the list of approved subjects* and
    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)
    • Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










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Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, contact our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) .

Application documents

Career opportunities

On completion of this qualification you will be able to adapt to a variety of professional roles within the ICT industry, ranging from the very technical to more business oriented.

You may gain employment as a consultant programmer, systems analyst, project manager, network manager, webmaster, support specialist, database administrator, web designer, multimedia developer or software engineer.

Study pathways

The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies gives you a real understanding and the academic skills needed for further tertiary study, this includes postgraduate study.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing/ICT