Bachelor of Digital Technologies (Level 7)
Major in networking, software and web development or data analytics
Get training in key information technology (IT) skills and graduate with a degree in high demand by the industry worldwide.
This degree meets the high accreditation standards of the Institute of IT Professionals (IITP), who also endorse it as being of the calibre that provides “the best pathway to industry in New Zealand and abroad.”
You’ll be able to make a practical link between the latest digital technologies and today’s business environment ensuring that you’re well equipped to take your place in this exciting and constantly changing industry. This degree will provide you with the skills to analyse, design, develop, implement and maintain information systems across a variety of industries and business types.
As well as a strong grounding in analytical, technical and theoretical concepts this degree also uses hands-on practical methods and teaches important people skills like communication and management skills. At the culmination of this programme you’ll be able to do a real-world project where you can apply your skills in the workplace.
Choose from three majors
You can enhance your future career or personal goals by complementing the core ICT programme with elective courses from one of the following majors:
- use, install and administer at least two widely-used commercial operating systems
- use, install, troubleshoot and administer a server-based network
- analyse and implement information security requirements
- apply cloud computing concepts in the design and implementation of resilient computing systems.
Software and web development
- understand and apply software engineering best practices, development principles, tools and programming languages apply problem-solving skills and design software algorithms
- analyse business processes and design software solutions to solve and improve them
- implement software solutions for at least two software platforms (such as web, mobile, desktop, and/or cloud, etc.).
- use, design and develop both front-end and back-end data manipulation technologies to support decision making,
statistical models and analytics reports that solve business problems
- analyse security, privacy, risks, opportunities and ethical issues of big data and data analytics
- design and develop multi-dimensional data warehouses from a range of internal and external databases.
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$7,100 (approx.) per year
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Full-time for 3 years (34 teaching weeks per year), part-time available.
|International fees||NZD$24,700 (approx.) per year|
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Bachelor of Digital Technologies (Level 7)
“I graduated MIT as the highest paid software and web development graduate, all thanks to MIT for providing me with the soft and technical skills, practical experience and valuable knowledge that I wouldn’t get anywhere else.
MIT is by far the most unique educational facility I have experienced to date, that is because MIT has a different learning approach that is very engaging and practical. I fell in love with MIT because of how the courses were delivered. The lecturers were highly engaged with students one-on-one and there was so much practical hands-on experience that wasn’t available elsewhere."
Get a real-life industry experience at MIT
"I gained the soft and technical skills that employers want. No other institution's quite the same as MIT."
When studying digital technologies at level 7 (or higher) with MIT you’ll learn to apply your academic skills and knowledge as you complete a real-life industry placement in the workplace. Find out how Sabrina’s industry experience and bachelor qualification helped her secure a job as a business analysist with Westpac.
“MIT is known for helping to build, mould and prepare students with the experience, knowledge, skills, and confidence to make the world a better place. So, I knew this would be the right place to begin this part of my journey.
“Studying technology can open up a number of endless options and career paths.
Every company needs tech experts that help keep things running – giving you the opportunity to shape a future you can be proud of.
On my first year of studying at MIT, my lecturer approached me and said... “I really want you to do well in this course. There are hardly any females in technology, even more so, Pacific Islanders in ‘networking’ and I’m rooting for you all the way”. In this moment I knew that what I was doing would hopefully encourage others to follow a career in tech and one day I would help pave the way for other Pasifika females who are looking at getting into technology.
A month after I graduated from MIT, I was able to secure a job as a Network Services Coordinator at one of New Zealand’s top tech companies, Datacom. I feel so grateful and blessed to be given an opportunity to put to use all that I have learnt through my studies at MIT and to be working at a company I never thought would be a possibility as a graduate, but more so as a Pacific Islander.
No matter what stage in your life journey you are at, MIT is a great choice for you to begin or continue with your education. Whether you are straight out of high school or looking for a fresh new start, MIT will have many options to choose from. Courses are delivered in a way that keep you engaged, connected and involved with your learning and as a bonus, you get to meet great people along the way.
Education is key to success and MIT has played a pivotal part as the foundation of what I have accomplished so far. I have found myself no longer holding back but knowing I have the potential and mindset to achieve and follow my dreams.
MIT has a unique and diverse culture that makes you feel accepted and a sense of belonging."
"For my industry project I was selected to go to an organisation called Cianaa Technologies, as a Cyber Security Awareness Specialist.
While there, I was asked to help pilot their awareness program for payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS). They wanted to be able to educate and teach existing and potential customers of the dangers and risks of not protecting and safeguarding credit card information.
Together, my partner and I were to create a series of videos, using a software design tool that would be simple enough for clients and customers to understand vulnerabilities and risks of credit card data if not secured properly and if it got into the wrong hands. We outlined the different types of security breaches, as well as provided resolutions on how to mitigate risks and threats.
Cianaa Technologies were happy with the results of the industry project and wanted the work to continue well after the assignment had finished. With an A+ as a result of months of hard work, it was all worth the long hours and sleepless nights."
"I chose to study at MIT after attending an open day and meeting the lecturers who I felt could help me get the right start in my career. It was a great choice. During my studies for a Bachelor of Information Systems, I gained expert knowledge, tools and valuable industry experience through an internship. I’m dyslexic but the open learning style at MIT allowed me to overcome any potential disadvantage from this.
Everyone I graduated with got jobs quickly, and there are so many opportunities with ICT in New Zealand and overseas. I’m working as a web developer, which I love. Thanks to what I learnt at MIT I can quickly pick up new technologies and techniques, and use them effectively in my job.
My employer has commented on the strong industry knowledge I gained at MIT and the new ideas I continue to bring to the company."
"Cyber attacks are on rise and there has never been a better time to start a career in cyber security.
Cyber security is not simply about protecting the internet, it is more of a lifestyle. Here at MIT students are taught how to incorporate cyber security practices into daily life.
MIT is one of the best and highly reputed institutes in New Zealand that offer specialised course in cyber security. The applied technology course at MIT is designed in such a way that it prepares students for real world jobs. More stress is given on learning by doing.
Since graduating, I have landed a job as cyber security analyst at one of the largest companies in New Zealand where I can see a huge potential for my career growth in next five years. All this has been possible due to meticulously drafted course material and highly skilled teaching staff at MIT.”
Bhupinder (Bobby) Singh
Information is correct as at 29 September 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.