Information Technology

Gain a solid understanding of tech and study the intricate details of how computers and software work. Our hands-on approach to learning will see you gaining work-ready skills through internships and real industry projects.

 

A qualification in Information Technology will give you the tools to work towards a career in the tech industry. We have programmes to suit every level from web development to virtual reality, programming, security and privacy.

The biggest point of difference at Otago Polytechnic is the practical way we teach IT. You’ll spend your time here building hardware, software and robots, coding games and developing apps. You’ll have access to new tech, computer suites and game development studios, all while taking part in internships and real-industry projects.

IT qualifications

Information Technology

Develop foundation skills in IT and gain practical experience in this industry. This certificate will also guarantee you entry into our Bachelor of Information Technology programme. Study web development, hardware, programming, operating systems, and the internet.

Duration

17 Weeks Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

IT Help Desk, Junior Developer, Junior IT Specialist, Programmer (entry-level), Tech Consultant

Information Technology

Learn what IT professionals do and build the communication skills you need to work effectively in the industry. During this hands-on degree, you'll cover a broad general knowledge of IT and then focus on an area that interests you most. Through a series of projects, you'll gain industry-relevant techniques so you can hit the ground running.

Duration

3 Years Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

AI Programmer, Artificial Intelligence Engineer, Cloud Developer, Engine Programmer, Gameplay Programmer, Generalist Programmer, Network Engineer, Physics Programmer, Programmer, Software Developer, Systems Administrator, Tools Engineer, UX Engineer, VFX Programmer, VR/AR Programmer, Web Developer

Information Technology

This certificate is ideal for those who have a degree in another subject and want to develop their computing skills or for IT graduates who want to enhance their knowledge in a specialist area. This programme can also be studied part-time alongside full-time employment and can be tailored to suit your needs.

Duration

16 Weeks Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Automation and Robotics, Network Engineer, Operations Engineer, Programmer, Systems Engineer, Web Developer

Information Technology

This is a more intensive programme than the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology where you can develop your IT expertise even further. This graduate diploma will give you the opportunity to specialise in interactive media, hardware, programming, databases, communications, business or networks/operating systems.

Duration

1 Year Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Computing Services Manager, Data Science, Programmer, Software Developer, Systems Administrator

Research stories to inspire

Research stories to inspire

We encourage applied research to support teaching and community needs, available to all.

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