Bachelor of Information Technology
Georgia Bachelor of Information Technology “What I didn’t expect when I started studying was the level of support that I got from my tutors. Having previously studied at tertiary level, I found that interactions with tutors were limited to the lecture theatre.”
Start: February and Level 7 July 2016 Length: 3 years, full-time Campus: Petone Entry criteria: NCEA Level 3 plus 10 literacy credits at Level 2 or 3, and Level 1 numeracy
Choose from majors in Networking, Programming, Software Engineering, and Information Assurance and Security. Or design your own.
I found WelTec tutors to be helpful and genuinely care about their students.
Majors Design your degree Customise your degree. Choose the subjects that most interest you. Networking Networking specialists are required to design, deploy optimise enterprise network infrastructure, cloud networks and virtualised environments. Courses are based on high visability brands such as Microsoft, Cisco, Alcatel Lucent. Students gain hands on experience of these widely used, high quality network components. Programming Programmers interpret business issues to create IT solutions using a range of codes or languages. Information Assurance and Security Security specialists are in high demand within government, commercial and banking sectors. Analyse and discover risks and potential vulnerabilities of business systems.
Georgia chose IT because she was keen to upskill and join the booming IT industry. “I had got to about as far as I could in my previous career and I guess you could say I was in a bit of a rut. I really did need a new challenge and something to shake things up a bit.” She decided to embark on a Bachelor of IT. Along the way, she was chosen for a cadetship opportunity at IT services firm Fronde. Georgia won the ANZ Award for Most Outstanding Female Graduate and got a job at Fronde – where she started as a graduate and now works as a project manager. “I always had an interest in IT and I decided that WelTec was where I wanted to go because it was a practical course and I knew that I needed something that I could actively combine knowledge and theory.”
Georgia, who specialised in Information Assurance and Security, says she learned a lot about databases, risk management and project management. “One of the best things was I got to do a project in my final year. That was a very real-world experience in itself and all of the skills that I picked up and put into use while doing that project have really paid off as they’re things I’ve needed to do in my day-to-day life now.” Georgia’s work at Fronde involves client and stakeholder management, dealing with risk and managing development work, among other things. “It’s interesting and you get to work on a bunch of very different clients so you might be working for government one moment and then for something in the private sector the next.”
Software Engineering Where information technology meets engineering, a career in this specialist area will enable you to put your ideas into action.