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.
Are you an international student?
If you study this programme in 2022, you could get an International study grant of $5,000^.
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$7,000 (approx.) per year
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Full-time for 3 years (34 teaching weeks per year), part-time available.
|International fees||NZD$23,300 (approx.) per year. Study grant of $5,000 is available for this programme^|
|Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)||
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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 are 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."
Key information for students
Bachelor of Digital Technologies
|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|
|Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.||More information about entry to this qualification|
|Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.||3 Years|
|Tuition fees||Annual||Total qualification|
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.)
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.)
|Government tuition subsidy
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
|Compulsory student services fee|
|Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances.||StudyLink|
|Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.||81%|
|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%|
|Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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Information is correct as at 20 January 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 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 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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.