Bachelor of Digital Technologies (Level 7)

Majors in Networking, Software and Web Development and Data Analytics

Programme highlights

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.”

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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. Some of the companies our students have worked with include: Davanti Consulting, Business Mechanix, Dimension Data, Ecomailbox, Foodstuffs, Freeview, Fuji Xerox, goodtv, Manukau Institute of Technology, Orion Health and Vega. 

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2018: Programme Guide and Timetable

2019: Programme Guide and Timetable

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:

Networking

  • 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.).

Data Analytics

  • use, design and develop both frontend 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.

Certificate of Proficiency

Keen to study a stand-alone course? 

At MIT you can apply to study an individual course to gain proficiency in a specific area. Our Certificate of Proficiency options allow you to study an individual course without enrolling in a full programme.

Find out what Digital Technologies courses are available to study as a Certificate of Proficiency here.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,700 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code MN4563
Duration

Three years (full time) or part-time

Study Method Three years (full-time) or six years part-time
Credits 360
International Fees NZD$22,300 (approx.) per year
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification MIT Degree

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees 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 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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 is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme:

  • successfully completed at least 42 NCEA (or equivalent) credits at Level 3 (including 14 credits in each of two subjects from the NZQA Approved Subjects for University Entrance list); and 8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (four in reading and four in writing from the NZQA Literacy Requirements for University Entrance list) (or equivalent); and 8 credits in NCEA Mathematics (or Pāngarau) Level 2 (or equivalent); or
  • successfully completed at least 72 credits at NCEA (or equivalent) Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two subjects and including 8 credits in each of reading/writing and mathematics and
    including 30 credits achieved at Merit or Excellence; or
  • have at least 60 NZQA recognised credits at Level 5 or higher; or
  • provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three–five years’ full-time work experience (relevant to ICT) they can apply for entry. Evidence of literacy and numeracy will be required. MIT literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

English Language entry requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements.

For the minimum English language requirements refer to: manukau.ac.nz/english-req

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

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Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Digital Technologies prepares graduates for employment in the field of information and communication technologies.

Opportunities for employment depend on the major studied and include: 

  • IT manager, web developer
  • Programmer
  • Software developer
  • Software architect
  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Network/software support specialist
  • Multimedia developer
  • User experience designer
  • Network/database administrator
  • Business and data analytics professional
  • IT project manager (incorporating business analytics and intelligence).

Programme structure

You will need to complete the following compulsory courses
Level 5 (15 credits each)

561.590 Business Information Systems

The purpose of this course is to apply and practice fundamental concepts of information systems and interaction design to support organisational processes and systems and to troubleshoot and resolve common system problems.

502.521 Fundamentals of Software Development

Understand the fundamentals of problem solving and software programming. You will be expected to learn how to propose solutions to simple programming problems and code them using Python.

501.502 IT and Team Communication

Increased understanding of IT organisational and work contexts of communication, by investigating communication processes and activities in contemporary work places, while working in and facilitating a diverse team, and completing and reporting on a project.

564.532 Introduction to Databases

The purpose of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge of data modelling techniques, usability criteria and data management user interface, and to implement a transaction management database system for a simple business operation.

Level 6 (15 credits each)

561.645 Professional Practice in IT

To be provided with the skills and knowledge expected of an IT Professional and have the opportunity to develop attributes appropriate for working in the IT industry.

Prerequisite: 501.502 IT and Team Communication and two level 6 BDT courses, or equivalent.

563.683 Change and Project Management in IT

Work in a diverse project team to achieve project outcomes based on an IT client project brief, and critically self-reflect on their personal and team performance.

Level 7

563.783 Management of ICT(15 credits)

The purpose of this course is to learn and apply appropriate frameworks, architectures, tools and techniques for analysing business and ICT infrastructure to prepare ICT strategies, policies, protocols and action plans; to align business processes with information systems processes; to prepare an ICT risk management plan; and to understand the influence of ICT innovations in organisational management;

Prerequisite: 561.590 Business Information Systems; and 563.683 Change and Project Management in IT.

562.791 BDT Industry Project( 45 credits)

The opportunity to design, implement and evaluate a project for a client by integrating the theory learnt in underpinning courses and applying this practically in an industry environment.

Prerequisite: Level 7 courses in selected major.

Plus one Level 5 or Level  6 Business Elective (15 credits each). Please refer to the Bachelor of Applied Management programme.

You must complete the following courses specific to your chosen major:
Networking Major
Level 5 (15 credits each)

565.586 Computer Architecture

Demonstrate an understanding of the architecture of a computer system and configure an operating system and local area network to meet organisational requirements

565.587 Computer Networks

Gain an understanding of computer networks, associated services and technologies and apply operational knowledge to configure a computer network to meet typical organisational requirements

565.588 IT Support and Services

Configure and administer systems and applications and understand service management theory to meet typical organisational IT support and service requirements.

565.589 Fundamentals of Computer Systems Administration

Demonstrate an operational knowledge of a network operating system and perform basic administration tasks to meet organisational requirements

Level 6 (15 credits each)

565.689 Advanced Server Services

Demonstrate an understanding of the data storage options and implement a server-based infrastructure with advanced features and data storage to support organizational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture

565.690 Network Infrastructure

Implement and administer a network infrastructure with associated services and protocols to meet organisational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

565.691 Directory Services

Plan, implement and manage a directory service with the protocols, supporting services, and replication mechanisms to meet organisational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

Plus, select four^ courses from

562.616 Automated System Deployment

Plan, implement and troubleshoot an automated system and application software deployment to support efficient organisational operations
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

562.617 Messaging and Services

Implement and administer a messaging and collaboration service in a network infrastructure and apply service management processes to comply with organisational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

565.692 Software Defined Networking

Demonstrate an understanding of software defined networking (SDN) and implement an SDN to meet organisational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

565.693 Wireless Networks

Plan, implement and troubleshoot a wireless network to meet organisational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

561.647 Information Security

Demonstrate an understanding of the information security principles, analyse the requirements and implement security measures to meet organizational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

Level 7 (15 credits each)

565.783 Hot Topic In Networking

Identify a contemporary topic in networking, research its possible challenges and design a solution to meet an organisation’s requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.690 Network Infrastructure; 565.691 Directory Services.

565.784 Cloud Computing

Research and apply key cloud computing concepts to meet business requirements and implement a resilient cloud infrastructure for an organisation.
Prerequisite: 565.690 Network Infrastructure; 565.691 Directory Services.

^Please note that not all courses are offered every quarter

Data Analytics Major
Level 5 (15 credits each)

502.522 Object Oriented Programming

Understand and code software programs using object-oriented principles. By the end of this course you will be expected to code object-oriented software solutions in Java.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Software Development Co requisite System Analysis and Design

502.523 System Analysis and Design

Analyse and design software solutions using object-oriented paradigm. You will be expected to model and present software systems using UML.
Co-requisite Object Oriented Programming

502.524 Fundamentals of Business Intelligence

The purpose of this course is to understand business values of data, how values can be generated, basics of decision and knowledge systems, fundamentals of business intelligence, simple aggregation and visualisation of data, development of simple business intelligence reports, and to conduct simple sensitivity analysis for decision support.
Prerequisite: 564.532 Introduction to Databases

502.525 Front End Web Development

Build beautiful and responsive websites. You are expected to understand the fundamentals of how the web works and gain a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Level 6 (15 credits each)

563.684 Big Data Analysis

This course is designed to understand essential attributes, contemporary issues, opportunities, risks and challenges of big data; to explain the concepts and techniques of data integration, cleansing, processing and analysing; to design and implement a data warehouse; to understand the modelling requirement, approaches and complexities of data mining; and to create decision models and produce reports and business intelligence to support complex decision scenarios.
Prerequisite: 564.532 Introduction to Databases; 502.524 Fundamentals of Business Intelligence.

563.685 Business Statistics for Decision Modelling

The purpose of this course is to understand, construct and apply statistical models to assist business decision-making and problem-solving; and to demonstrate an understanding of forecasting strategies, detecting trends and making predictions from regression analysis and simulation of time series data;

563.686 Data Analytics and Intelligence

The purpose of this course is to explain how businesses can use big data analytics to drive business growth and discover how data analytics will change the way organisations make products, market services and engage with customers; and to analyse big data sets using visualisation techniques to create decision scenarios.  
Prerequisite: 502.524 Fundamentals of Business Intelligence.

Plus, select four^ courses from

564.683 Database Application Development

To design and develop a transaction management database applications using C#, WPF, and Entity Framework, and present and manipulate data stored in a relational database, and to process data and generate reports.  
Prerequisite: 564.532 Introduction to Databases.

562.613 Applied Data Structures

The aim of this course is to introduce well-known data structures and to show their applications in software development. You will be expected to identify proper data structure(s) for a given problem(s) and develop software solution(s) that employs the data structure(s).
Prerequisite: 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming; 502.634 User Experience and User Interface Design.

562.614 Applied Software Testing

Understand the fundamentals of software verification and validation, and software testing. You will be expected to apply different test generation techniques and implement automated tests using a unit testing framework.
Prerequisite 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming.

562.615 Cloud Computing for Software Developers

Understand the fundamentals of cloud computing, its benefits and challenges as a software developer. You will be expected to design and implement a SaaS solution.
Prerequisite: 564.532 Introduction to Databases; 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming.

561.646 Information and Communication Technologies

Develop and apply skills and capabilities in technology areas, for example Web, Multimedia, relevant to communication areas such as news, advocacy, advertising, education, entertainment.
Prerequisite: 502.525 Front End Web Development.

561.647 Information Security

Demonstrate an understanding of the information security principles, analyse the requirements and implement security measures to meet organizational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

Level 7 (15 credits each)

563.785 Hot Topic in Data Analytics

The purpose of this course is to apply the concepts, techniques, tools and models of big data and data analytics to create a useful solution for a given business problem in a selected industry.

563.784 Advanced Data Analytics

This course focuses on designing, developing and implementing an advanced business intelligence system from a big data set using a data analytic tool. You will how to translate a business problem into the design of a data analysis strategy; to develop an advanced business intelligence solution that performs data manipulations using a variety of models in a selected big data analytic environment, and to critically examine and interpret the model outputs and test the performance of models;
Prerequisite: 563.686 Data Analytics and Intelligence.

^Please note that not all courses are offered every quarter
Software and Web Development Major
Level 5 (15 credits each)

502.522 Object Oriented Programming

Understand and code software programs using object-oriented principles. By the end of this course you will be expected to code object-oriented software solutions in Java.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Software Development Co requisite System Analysis and Design

502.523 System Analysis and Design

Analyse and design software solutions using object-oriented paradigm. Model and present software systems using UML.
Co-requisite Object Oriented Programming

502.524 Fundamentals of Business Intelligence

The purpose of this course is to understand business values of data, how values can be generated, basics of decision and knowledge systems, fundamentals of business intelligence, simple aggregation and visualisation of data, development of simple business intelligence reports, and to conduct simple sensitivity analysis for decision support.
Prerequisite: 564.532 Introduction to Databases

502.525 Front End Web Development

Build beautiful and responsive websites. You are expected to understand the fundamentals of how the web works and gain a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Level 6 (15 credits each)

502.632 Full Stack Web Development

Build server-side web applications using ASP.NET MVC framework that use powerful relational databases to store data and interact with public APIs.
Prerequisite: 502.525 Front End Web Design; 564.532 Introduction to Databases; 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming.

502.633 Software Engineering

Help you to develop skills that will enable you to construct software of high quality – software that is reliable, and that is reasonably easy to understand, modify and maintain. Learn about software architecture patterns and styles.
Prerequisite: 502.523 System Analysis and Design.

502.634 User Experience and User Interface Design

Understand the importance of user centric design and implement software user interfaces that promote aesthetics, usability, and ease of use. The course concentrates on Android user interface development.
Prerequisite: 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming; 502.523 System Analysis and Design .

Plus, select four^ courses from

564.683 Database Application Development

Design and develop a transaction management database applications using C#, WPF, and Entity Framework, and present and manipulate data stored in a relational database, and to process data and generate reports.  
Prerequisite: 564.532 Introduction to Databases.

562.613 Applied Data Structures

The aim of this course is to introduce well-known data structures and to show their applications in software development. You will be able to identify proper data structure(s) for a given problem(s) and develop software solution(s) that employs the data structure(s).
Prerequisite: 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming; 502.634 User Experience and User Interface Design.

562.614 Applied Software Testing

Understand the fundamentals of software verification and validation, and software testing. You will be expected to apply different test generation techniques and implement automated tests using a unit testing framework.
Prerequisite 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming.

562.615 Cloud Computing for Software Developers

Understand the fundamentals of cloud computing, its benefits and challenges as a software developer. You will be expected to design and implement a SaaS solution.
Prerequisite: 564.532 Introduction to Databases; 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming.

561.646 Information and Communication Technologies

Develop and apply skills and capabilities in technology areas, for example Web, Multimedia, relevant to communication areas such as news, advocacy, advertising, education, entertainment.
Prerequisite: 502.525 Front End Web Development.

Level 7 (15 credits each)

502.714 Hot Topic in Software

Prepare you to identify a contemporary problem and implement a software solution to meet a client’s needs.
Prerequisite: None.

502.715 Mobile Application Development

Develop native applications for iOS mobile/tablet platforms. You will be expected to implement a complete iOS mobile application that interact with a variety of local and remote data sources, and uses a variety of hardware/software services provided by the device.
Prerequisite: 564.532 Introduction to Databases; 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming; 502.634 User Experience and User Interface Design.

^Please note that not all courses are offered every quarter

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Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees 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 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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 is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

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Bachelor of Digital Technologies

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Academic Applicants for the BDT must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme: * Successfully completed at least 42 NCEA (or equivalent) credits at Level 3 (including 14 credits in each of two subjects from the NZQA Approved Subjects for University Entrance list) AND * 8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (four in reading and four in writing from the NZQA Literacy Requirements for University Entrance list) (or equivalent) AND * 8 credits in NCEA Mathematics (or Pangarau) Level 2 (or equivalent) OR * If the applicant has successfully completed at least 72 credits at NCEA (or equivalent) Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two subjects and including 8 credits in each of reading/writing and mathematics and including 30 credits achieved at Merit or Excellence (see second and third bullet points above). OR * If the applicant has at least 60 NZQA recognised credits at Level 5 or higher. OR * If the applicant can provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three-five years' full time work experience [relevant to ICT] they can apply for entry. Evidence of literacy and numeracy will be required. MIT literacy and numeracy assessments are available. AND * Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. For the minimum English language requirements refer to the following NZQA Rule 18 at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/assets/About-us/Our-role/Rules/Prog-App-Accred-Rules-201 5.pdf
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Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 3 Years
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$6,326 $18,978
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$9,225 $27,675
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$15,551 $46,653
Compulsory student services fee
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Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 89%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $54,654
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $43,835 - $64,561
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 85%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 11%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 1%
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