Bachelor of Computing Systems

With the Bachelor of Computing Systems you will develop a sound knowledge of computer hardware, data communications, information systems, IT management, networking, software development and systems analysis, and design.

This degree will give you an understanding of, and the ability to develop, high quality computing solutions and an appreciation of the processes and practices necessary to meet the demands of a career in the fast moving computer world.

If you are looking for an applied computing qualification that will give you a wide range of IT skills together with the ability to cope with technological changes in the IT world, then look no further. Your IT future starts here.


Hawkes Bay Campus, Tairāwhiti Gisborne Campus

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


3 years, 3.5 years

Course Type

Domestic, International

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Graduating with a degree in Computing Systems will open up many career pathways for your future working in the IT industry. Problem-solving, analysis and research will be critical as you find yourself applying these IT skills in the work place in one of the following roles:

  • Computer consultant

  • Programmer

  • Information systems manager

  • Hardware technician

  • Network support

  • Project leader

  • Systems analyst

  • Technician

  • Webmaster

  • Systems engineer


You’ll learn how to work within organisations to manage information systems through the application of computing technology. During this programme you will get to carry out a project where you’ll be required to design and develop an information system for a local business or community organisation.

Subject areas will include:

  • Database

  • Data communications

  • E-commerce

  • Hardware

  • Help desk

  • Information technology management

  • Internet and web development

  • Multimedia

  • Networking

  • Operating systems

  • Programming

  • Project management

  • Systems analysis and design

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke's Bay campus, or simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • Mid February

  • Mid July


All applicants are required to meet either the standard or provisional entry requirements as listed below.

Standard Entry

Applicants over 20 years

  • All applicants will be considered.

 Applicants under 20 years

  • A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework, including a minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from an approved subject list, with a further 14 credits at level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework or approved subjects and;

  • A minimum of eight credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; four credits must be in Reading and four credits must be in Writing and a minimum of 14 credits at NCEA Level 1 in Mathematics or Pangarau. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards or;

  • At least 75 Level 2 NCEA credits in one year in best 4 subjects, 14 credits Mathematics or Pangarau at level 1 or higher, plus 8 credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori (4 reading & 4 writing) or;

  • Have been awarded a Certificate in Computing Level 3 or equivalent or a higher computing programme within New Zealand.

Provisional Entry

  • Applicants who do not meet the criteria above, but present evidence of ability to succeed (eg. maturity, life experience, work experience, other study) or;

  • Those who narrowly fail to meet the entry criteria above.

Entry to subsequent study is conditional upon success at the entry level.

A personal interview may be part of the application process.