Thinking about heading down the business or IT pathways next year? If you’re from, or are keen on, the Wellington region, here’s some good news.
Wellington’s two ITPs, Weltec and Whitireia, will jointly offer two new degrees next year, both designed with and strongly linked to the industries they directly relate to. And they incorporate the skills business will want you to have learned too.
Business degree with majors for tomorrow
The refreshed Bachelor of Business and Management takes Whitireia and WelTec’s existing business degrees and joins them together in one exciting new qualification.
The degree will have a number of regular majors such as accounting, hospitality management, event management and marketing and sales. From next year new and very relevant majors will be added such Business Analysis and Knowledge Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain and Logistics Management, and Tourism Management.
The combination of co-design with business plus delivery by an Institute of Technology & Polytechnic will combine theory with practical for students. You will get to understand the soft skills like creative thinking, ability to adapt and work with others that businesses say they need from graduates.
Then you’ll get into projects with real businesses to show how your skills are working out.
New IT degree including the skills you need
The same thinking and linking is behind the two ITPs designing and offering a new Bachelor of Information Technology from next year.
The new Degree includes five majors - data science, cyber security, interaction design, networking and infrastructure, and software development. The new degree is future-oriented to designed to provide industry with grads with the skills and knowledge needed for business growth and sustainability.
Communication and interpersonal skills as well as important workplace skills like problem-solving and critical thinking are all included in the new degree programme.
Linked across the art and creative programmes too
This has been a big year for the partnership between Weltec and Whitireia with the opening of Te Auaha, a purpose-built campus in the heart of Wellington that brings together the arts and creative programmes from both.
The Cuba Street campus (pictured) offers programmes in creativity and innovation and is proud to be at the heart of what is increasingly being referred to as 'creative Wellington' Check out their campus.