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3 years or equivalent part-time


Level 7

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If you are looking for an applied computing qualification to launch your IT career, together with the ability to cope with technological changes in the IT world, then look no further. Your IT future starts here.

The Bachelor of Computing Systems (BCS) is a three-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) undergraduate degree programme, providing a proven pathway into an IT career in one of a myriad of technology-based roles, from internet, web, and mobile device, and enterprise software development, through infrastructure provisioning and support, industrial automation and machine learning, to data and database administration, analytics, and IT Management.


The Bachelor of Computing Systems will develop your critical and systems thinking skills, and the core programming, infrastructure, internet of things, information processing, and soft skills, required by IT Professionals to deliver and support high quality computing solutions.

The Bachelor of Computing Systems aims to produce graduates who have a broad range of practical skills. The majority of courses have a significant practical component. The compulsory Level 7 Project, which is viewed as the “capstone” of the degree, requires students to either complete an internship in an IT/IS role, or undertake analysis and development work, for a business sponsor. The Level 7 project is taken in the last semester of study, and is equivalent to 450 hours of work, and 45 credits.

EIT is proud of our relationships with local IT providers and employers, which ensures the continuing relevance of our courses, and leverages our qualifications and resources for the benefit of students, employers, and the region.

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff, and to view our facilities.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Entry-level IT roles, and career prospects for graduates with sufficient work experience, include:

  • Software developer / Programmer
  • Junior Technician
  • Network Support Administrator
  • Internet Developer
  • Web Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Security and Data Protection
  • Systems Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Industrial Automation technician
  • Systems Designer
  • Project Leader
  • Computer Consultant
  • Information Systems Manager


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Employment Opportunities

Hamish White, Chief Executive of NOW regularly has EIT interns working at NOW, getting the practical experience required to complete the EIT Bachelor of Computing Systems degree. He has employed 10-12 EIT graduates and is thrilled with quality of their abilities and work ethic.

Computing Graduate Profile

2016 Computing Andrew King (2)Andrew King has recently graduated with his Bachelor of Computing Systems.  As well as being one of EIT’s 2016 Valedictorians Andrew has just landed himself a job at NOW in Napier.  Find out about Andrew’s experiences as a student, what he enjoyed most about the course and his advice to anyone thinking about studying at EIT.


Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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Tairawhiti Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.