Bachelor of Computing Systems

PLEASE NOTE: A new version of this programme is coming soon. This programme is currently being unified with others across the sector to provide one programme that is portable, consistent, and more closely aligned with the needs of industry. This is a good thing but does mean that there will be some changes to the information below.

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


3 years


Level 7

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BCS @ Hawke's Bay

Focus streams include Systems Development, Support and Infrastructure, Information Systems and Intelligent Systems.

Develop a sound knowledge of computer hardware, data communications and networking and cybersecurity, information systems and data analytics, IT management, software development and systems analysis and design, and understand and engage in Internet of Things technology, and elements of robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence and machine vision.

This degree will give you an understanding of, and the ability to develop, high quality computing solutions. You will explore the processes and practices necessary to meet the demands of a professional career in the fast-paced computing industry.

As part of your programme, you will undertake a major industry-based project or internship. This provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your potential to employers, experiencing “real world” computing, and hone your soft-skills within a professional IT environment.

BCS @ Tairāwhiti

The Bachelor of Computing Systems at Tairāwhiti focuses on automation, IoT, web, databases, and analytics to meet both employment opportunities locally and internationally.

This degree will develop your critical and systems thinking skills and the core programming, hardware, information processing and soft skills required by IT professionals to deliver high quality computing solutions.

As part of your programme you will undertake a major industry-based project or internship. This provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your potential to employers, experiencing “real world” computing and hone your soft-skills within a professional IT environment.

Enjoy a career in NZ's best-paid industry

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. These range from internet, web and mobile devices and enterprise software development, through infrastructure provisioning and support, industrial automation and machine learning, to data and database administration, analytics, and IT Management.

In particular, the programme is designed to:

  • Provide a well-defined and relevant core curriculum, with scope for rapid and flexible adoption of new technologies as the frontiers of knowledge expand.
  • Prepare you to be effective in a variety of professional roles, with the technical expertise needed to be productive in the chosen discipline.
  • Promote independent learning and professionalism to ensure productivity and continued relevance.
  • Provide flexible study modes to enable you to personalize your programme of study.
  • Embed critical thinking and problem solving exercises to extend learner analysis and research and delivery.

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

Your future career and study opportunities

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

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

Further your study with a postgraduate qualification on offer across the Te Pūkenga network.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry requirements

Entry with credit

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 Bachelor of Computing Systems degree.

He has employed 10-12 EIT graduates and is thrilled with quality of their abilities and work ethic.

BCS graduate profile

Jerome took Greg under his wing and gave him a full experience of what it’s like working in our industry.

The internship programme has been an awesome experience for Jerome, Greg and Mogul.

Jerome enjoyed working with and mentoring Greg as he started his career as an intern at Mogul as well. This was a great opportunity for him to pass on his experience and knowledge to the next batch of graduates.

BCS graduate profile

Andrew King has recently graduated with his Bachelor of Computing Systems.  As well as being one of EIT’s Valedictorians Andrew 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 | Te Pūkenga.

Academic learning services

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

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus


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