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Study Computing & Information Technology at SIT

Information Technology (IT) student at SITTaught by friendly and supportive industry experienced lecturers, the Computing and Information Technology (IT) courses at SIT are comprehensive and emphasise hands-on experience. Our Computing and IT programmes are strongly supported by ICT employers, as we equip our graduates with the skills to meet the needs of employers.

The demand for highly-skilled graduates to process, manipulate and analyse the ever-growing mountain of information has never been greater. If you are interested in studying app development, the latest web technologies, systems administration, network design and security, software programming and database development, the range of Computing and IT programmes are sure to suit.

We offer certificate and diploma level study, which can the lead to the Bachelor of Information Technology - a comprehensive program that emphasises the practical skills needed for successful, long-term careers in the IT industry. Our new postgraduate qualifications provide an opportunity for students to continue on to higher level study, or for senior industry professionals to obtain qualifications to assist their career.

Programmes in Computing & IT

Click on a circle in the table below to see the courses offered in each subject/qualification combination.

Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

Gore

OCertificate32Computing & IT2Gore
OShort Course32Computing & IT2Gore

Invercargill

OMasters32Computing & IT1Invercargill
OPostgraduate32Computing & IT1Invercargill
OGraduate32Computing & IT1Invercargill
ODegree32Computing & IT1Invercargill
ODiploma32Computing & IT1Invercargill
OCertificate32Computing & IT1Invercargill
OSTAR32Computing & IT1Invercargill

Queenstown

ODiploma32Computing & IT7Queenstown
OCertificate32Computing & IT7Queenstown
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Programmes & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

Computing & IT Courses

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18 months full time

The Master of Information Technology is aimed at IT professionals and recent graduates (domestic and international) wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position.

Course Details

20 weeks full time

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology is primarily aimed at IT professionals wishing to undertake a short programme of study in order to upgrade their qualifications, update their knowledge and advance their careers.

Course Details

One year full time

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology is aimed at IT professionals and recent graduates (domestic and international) wishing to undertake a longer programme of study that covers a wider range of subject areas, in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position in an IT or IT business related place of employment.

Course Details

Three years full time, part time study is also available

Explore progressive, cutting edge technologies and complete projects for real industry clients, solving real problems and creating real solutions.

With a Bachelor in Information Technology from SIT, you can specialise in management, databases, programming, web applications, technical computing (networks and systems administration).

Course Details

One year full time

Networking Stream

This Graduate Diploma programme provides the opportunity for information technology students to specialise in the disciplines of either Networking or Web Development.  As well as promoting and enhancing their knowledge base, skills, and professionalism, it aims to stimulate students to develop an inquiring and analytical approach to problems and issues, and to encourage independent judgment and creative thinking.

 

Course Details

One year full time

This programme will provide students with professional skills in information technology. Graduates will learn how to construct data bases for business inventories, propose and develop information systems, design and test software applications within a variety of businesses.

Course Details

One year full time

This Level 5 Diploma provides professional skills in Information Technology.  Students will work with information systems to meet prescribed specifications and needs within an organisational context. They will provide information systems support, including selecting and configuring operating systems, networks and software components of an organisation's information system.

Course Details

20 weeks full time. Part time study is also available.

Students will learn fundamental hardware installation and management skills, networking and infrastructure, as well as an introduction to topics such as development, databases and information management.

For those interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Information Technology, the papers from the Certificate in Technical Computing can be incorporated into the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Course Details

1 year full-time

Graduates will be able to:

Technical skills

  • Determine client requirements, prepare and present solution(s) which meet client requirements.
  • Write scripts appropriate to implement and customise a solution package using frameworks and libraries.
  • Design and implement interfaces to enhance user experience and functionality.
  • Select, install and configure appropriate plug-in modules to supplement functionality to meet organisational requirements.
  • Test functionality and usability to meet client requirements.
  • Implement, configure, and publish tested web solution to meet client requirements.

Core IT skills

  • Apply communication, personal and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role.
  • Apply professional, legal, and ethical principles and practices in a socially responsible manner as an emerging IT professional.
  • Apply the fundamentals of information systems concepts and practice to support and enhance organisational processes and systems.
  • Apply the fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and practice to manage hardware and software resources to meet organisational requirements.

Course Details

20 weeks full-time

Graduates will be able to:

Technical skills

  • Apply the fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and practice to manage hardware and software resources to meet organisational requirements.
  • Apply the fundamentals of information systems concepts and practice to support and enhance organisational processes and systems.
  •  Apply the fundamentals of interaction design concepts and practice to enhance interface design.
  •  Apply the principles of software development to create simple working applications.

 

Core IT skills

  •  Apply professional, legal, and ethical principles and practices in a socially responsible manner as an emerging IT professional
  • Apply communication, personal and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role.
  • Use problem-solving and decision-making techniques to provide innovative and timely Information Technology outcomes.

Course Details

16 Weeks full-time

Graduates will be able to:

Apply essential knowledge and concepts of computer hardware, operating systems, applications, and networks to provide support for hardware and software resources and a foundation for the IT Profession

Apply essential knowledge and concepts of business analysis, database, and user experience to provide a foundation for supporting organisational information systems requirements.

Contribute to user interface design using essential knowledge and concepts of web design.

Apply essential knowledge and concepts of software development to provide a foundation for developing applications.

Apply project management and planning tools to meet the requirements of specified briefs and provide a foundation for the IT Profession.

Apply appropriate professional, ethical and legal principles and practices to comply with legal and organisational requirements and provide a foundation for the IT Profession.

Communicate clearly and professionally to maintain relationships    and achieve objectives in a range of contexts within the IT industry

Course Details

13 weeks full-time

The computing learning starts at the very beginning, so no computer experience is necessary to enrol in this course.  You will learn the use of new technology that is used in many workplaces to efficiently assist in the running of a business, and this includes Word Processing, Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint Presentations and Access Database.

Course Details

Various

Computing short courses at SIT Gore campus - Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Power Point

Course Details

Leading towards: National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing.

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