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 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, SIT's range of Computing and IT programmes are sure to suit.

We offer Certificate and Diploma level study, which can lead to the Bachelor of Information Technology - a comprehensive programme that emphasises the practical skills needed for successful, long-term careers in the IT industry. Our Masters and Postgraduate qualifications (Invercargill Campus) 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 at the Invercargill campus

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

Invercargill

OMasters32Computing & IT1Invercargill
OPostgraduate32Computing & IT1Invercargill
OGraduate32Computing & IT1Invercargill
ODegree32Computing & IT1Invercargill
ODiploma32Computing & IT1Invercargill
OCertificate32Computing & IT1Invercargill
OSTAR32Computing & IT1Invercargill
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

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

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Computing & IT courses at the Invercargill campus

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18 months full time

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology will be able to:

  • Learn independently and recognise the importance of continued learning
  • Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving
  • Show evidence of advanced knowledge about specialist areas of ICT
  • Work effectively in teams and take on leadership roles as needed
  • Recognise, evaluate and address ICT-related ethical issues
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills in practical situations
  • Communicate effectively (orally, visually and in writing)
  • Analyse and critique ICT research literature
  • Undertake further study
  • Conduct independent research
Course Details

20 weeks full time

Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology will be able to:

  • Learn independently and recognise the importance of continued learning
  • Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving
  • Show evidence of advanced knowledge about specialist areas of ICT
  • Work effectively in teams and take on leadership roles
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills in practical situations
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing
  • Analyse and critique ICT research literature
  • Undertake further Postgraduate or Masters study
Course Details

One year full time

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology will be able to

  • Learn independently and recognise the importance of continued learning
  • Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving
  • Show evidence of advanced knowledge about specialist areas of ICT
  • Work effectively in teams and take on leadership roles
  • Recognise, evaluate and address ICT-related ethical issues
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills in practical situations
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the research process
  • Analyse and critique ICT research literature
  • Undertake further postgraduate or Masters study
Course Details

One year full time

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

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

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

1 Year full-time

Graduates will be able to:

Technical skills:

  • Select, install and configure IT hardware and systems software to meet organisational requirements.
  • Apply a broad operational knowledge of networking and associated services and technologies to meet typical organisational requirements.
  • Configure and administer systems and applications to meet typical organisational IT support requirements.
  • Apply a broad operational knowledge of database administration to meet typical organisational data storage and retrieval requirements.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve a range of common system problems using appropriate tools and procedures.
  • Identify common issues related to IT security and apply a range of solutions.
  • Demonstrate an operational knowledge and understanding of IT service management to meet typical organisational customer service requirements.

Core IT skills:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Graduates of this diploma will have the skills and knowledge to work in roles such as computer technician, help desk and technical support officer and entry level network administrator, network engineer and applications support analyst roles.

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

Leading towards: National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing. Enrol Online Course Details
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