Bachelor of Applied Information Systems

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About this programme

This programme aims to produce graduates who are:

  • Industry-ready so that they can add value to an organisation;

  • Problem-solvers, who are able to think creatively, act ethically and behave professionally;

  • Competent in relevant areas of Information Systems; and

  • Capable of continuing their own learning in other programmes including postgraduate study.

What you will learn

Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Information Systems will have a firm grasp of all the theoretical aspects of information systems, and will be able to apply their knowledge in practical situations. They will have developed particular aptitude in one area of the discipline, and will be aware of the need, and possess the skills, to keep their knowledge up to date. They will understand enough about scholarship and research methods to be capable of higher study.

To complete this programme, students must achieve a minimum of 360 credits.

Compulsory Courses – Year 1 Level Credits
704.5I500 - Information Systems 5 15
704.5T550 - Computer Systems 5 15
704.5D520 - Programming I 5 15
704.5O550 - Business Communication 5 15
704.I530 - Introduction to E-Commerce 5 15
704.6D626 - Fundamental Web Programming and Design 5 15
704.O560 - Social Implications of Computing Technology 5 15
704.5T507 - Application Testing and Maintenance 5 15

Career pathways and opportunities

On completion of this programme, graduates will be well placed to gain career opportunities in the following areas:

  • information systems

  • project management

  • systems analysis

  • systems software engineering

  • network management and administration

  • database management

  • object oriented programming

  • web distributed processing systems

  • enterprise intranet

  • ecommerce

  • web technologies and implementation

Bring your own device (BYOD)

This programme requires you to bring your own device. Specifications:

  • ​Windows 10 operating system
  • Intel i5 or AMD A8 processor (7th gen onwards)
  • 8GB of memory
  • 500GB+ hard drive
  • 802.11 wireless

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be 16 years of age or older on the 1st of January in the year that the student enrols, unless approved otherwise by the Programme Leader

  • The student can reasonably expect to achieve the standards required for successful completion of the programme or course.

  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language must achieve an IELTS score of no less than 6.0 (with no band score lower than 5.5) or hold an equivalent score form a recognised alternative English Proficiency Test.

Applicants under 20 years of age require a minimum of NCEA (Level 3) with University Entrance.

Applicants aged 20 years or over need to provide appropriate evidence of their ability to study at tertiary level. Level 4 or 5 courses or programmes are preferred.

Applicants whom English is not their first language shall provide evidence that they have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5.


Bachelor of Applied Information Systems

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Full time


3 academic years

Start Dates

Auckland: TBC

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

2022 Fees: $5,058.56

Student levy may apply

International Fees (2022): $19,760 (120 credits - per academic year)

Programme Code


Phone 0800 162 100
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