Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


3 years or equivalent part-time


Level 7

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The Bachelor of Computing Systems is offered at both our Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti campuses and offers an endorsed undergraduate degree with the following majors:

Hawke’s Bay Campus Majors

  • Systems Development
  • Support and Infrastructure
  • Information Systems
  • Intelligent Systems

Tairāwhiti Campus Majors

  • Intelligent Systems
  • or unendorsed

You can select one of the majors on offer at your campus to focus on, or choose to have an unendorsed degree and thus choose from the full range of courses.

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.

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. These range 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.

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 student 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.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

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


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


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.


Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements

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

2016 Computing Andrew King (2)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.

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.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
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.