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, our 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 Queenstown campus

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


ODiploma32Computing & 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

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Computing & IT courses at the Queenstown campus

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Two years full-time or one year full-time if already completed New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5)

To provide Aotearoa New Zealand with graduates who have attained a range of Information Technology (IT) knowledge, specialist practices and technical skills in software development. 

Course Details

One year full-time

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 solutions 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
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