Central Institute of Technology

Check out some of the IT and business courses available at CIT.

For information on other courses available at CIT, as well as information about studying there, go to the institute's website.

Campuses: Upper Hutt and Wellington - Contact CIT to find out what qualifications are being offered at each campus.

Qualifications in Business Computing

  • CBC and DipBC
These two qualifications can stand alone, or the DipBC can follow the CBC.

The first year is the Certificate in Business Computing (CBC). The second year is the Diploma in Business Computing (DipBC).

The CBC course at CIT focuses on programming and system development. In the first semester you develop skills in programming using Visual Basic (VB) which is used extensively in industry to develop interfaces. The course also enhances your communication skills and you will learn about the NT operating system. The second semester covers C++ and Access. You are also introduced to hardware and the UNIX operating system (LINUX).

The DipBC course at CIT focuses on system development and analysis. In the first semester you are taught how to build databases using Oracle and Access. Your C++ skills are extended using the Object Orientated methodology. A module on multi-media gets you to set up a web-site with graphics video and sound. The second semester you are introduced to systems analysis techniques and networking.

Duration: 1 year each

Entry Requirement: CBC - School leavers need four Sixth Form Certificate subjects, two at 5 or better or equivalent. Mature students will be assessed on previous experience and likelihood of success on the programme. DipBC – CBC or equivalent.


  • Diploma in Software Engineering
This programme is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills in the basic concepts of software engineering and computing before advancing on to specialised areas such as embedded systems, object orientated programming and local area networks.

Duration: 2 years

Entry Requirement: School leavers should have Sixth Form Certificate in four subjects with grade 5 or better in two subjects. Mature students will be assessed on their likelihood of success on the programme. All applicants need to visit a software or electronic company and obtain a satisfactory report, or have an interview with the Head of Centre or Programme Manager.

  • CIT Graduate Diploma in eCommerce (ECOMM)
This Graduate Diploma in eCommerce is a post-experience qualification aimed at providing eCommerce skills to IT professionals as well as business managers, preparing them for careers in E-Commerce as analysts, managers and developers.

Entry Requirement: Entry to this programme is competitive, and the applicants need to have a Bachelors degree qualification or equivalent in a field other than ecommerce, and have relevant industry experience. Preference will be given to people with relevant work experience.

Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (BUSSTU)
Entry Requirement: School leavers need Sixth Form Certificate or equivalent with good grades, while mature students and those returning to the workforce will be assessed on an individual basis.

Duration: 2 years

  • Advanced Diploma in Business (DipBus)
Entry Requirement: Applicants should have completed the NZ Diploma in Business or equivalent, however other courses of study may have relevant modules which can be cross credited to this course.

Duration: 1 year


  • Bachelor of Information Technology
The Bachelor of Information Technology offers up-to-date knowledge and command of the fundamental principles and theoretical foundations of the main branches of information technology.

Entry Requirement: School leavers need Bursary in three subjects at C or better or equivalent. Mature students will be assessed on previous experience and likelihood of success on the programme.

Duration: 3 years

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