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Topic # 9393 13-Sep-2006 10:11
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From a press release received today:

New Software and IT degree has close job market ‘fit’

The importance of maintaining a close fit between tertiary qualifications, the job market needs of graduates and the expectations of employers underpinned Lincoln University’s decision to redevelop its applied computing degree.

From next year Lincoln University’s basic undergraduate computing degree will be the Bachelor of Software and Information Technology,  (BS&IT). There will also be a Graduate Diploma with the same name.

The decision to change the degree came from a review of the Bachelor of Applied Computing and it has received the endorsement of the University’s Computing Industry Liaison Group, an informal industry sounding board that meets a couple of times a year.

Computing has been an area of study at Lincoln University for over 30 years and for about a third of that time the Industry Liaison Group has been in existence as a useful means of maintaining relevance and keeping in touch with market needs.

 “A clearly named and defined qualification is regarded as very important by graduates seeking employment in today’s vast and diffuse job market,” says Dr Keith Unsworth, leader of Lincoln University’s Applied Computing Group.

“Information technology touches all areas of modern society and the need has never been greater for skilled people who can work with this technology whether designing a  system, developing its software, managing its operation or providing training and support to its users.”

Australian research has shown that tertiary qualifications have the most influence when it comes to hiring IT candidates. Three-quarters of respondents in a survey rated a university degree as having a high to very high influence on their hiring decisions, with a bachelor’s degree in IT or a combined IT and business degree as the preferred qualifications.

“This is highly relevant to the New Zealand situation too,” says Dr Unsworth.

Topics included in Lincoln University’s new Bachelor of Software and Information Technology degree are  -  Software Engineering; Web Development; End User Computing; Information Systems; Computer Networks and Operating Systems.

Kevin Callaghan, Head of Development at Jade Corporation,  a business with a long record of employing Lincoln graduates, says the name of the new degree clearly identifies what the course is about and businesses would certainly understand what it means.
The new degree provides an increased focus on software engineering and web technology. It also enables students to gain more usable skills by combining Software and Information technology with other areas of study including commerce, environmental management, science, maths and statistics, conservation and ecology and tourism.

An Information Technology/marketing mix is one that could appeal to employers in today’s world as the demand increases for graduates with more than one usable skill, says Dr Unsworth.

All of Lincoln University’s Software and IT programmes are endorsed by industry. Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Commerce and Marketing, with a major in Computing is an alternative for students who wish to graduate in commerce with a significant IT component. The E-Commerce major is another pathway worth considering.






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Reply # 45986 13-Sep-2006 11:18
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Maybe they could give you one for been god of GZ

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Reply # 45988 13-Sep-2006 11:52
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Honorary degrees for Geekzone members with x number of posts... since by then we know everything anyway....

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Reply # 45990 13-Sep-2006 11:54
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bradstewart: Honorary degrees for Geekzone members with x number of posts... since by then we know everything anyway....


mmmmmmm interesting concept

But what a good one

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Reply # 45991 13-Sep-2006 11:57
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As long as Tony doesnt get one... that mo fo has the biggest ego already...

(please don't hurt me big fulla)


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Reply # 45992 13-Sep-2006 12:03
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That guy needs his legs cut off!!

At least then I would be able to look him in the face when I talk to him!!!

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  Reply # 45995 13-Sep-2006 12:22
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Now you can get away with things like that.... I have to attend GZ06 with him, always going to be watching my back now.

This degree sounds the same as the Batchelor of Information Technology offered at Otago Polytechnic. It is a very good program, many of the big tech companies sponsor it, MSFT included.


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Reply # 45996 13-Sep-2006 12:24
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I'm OK I will be in Rarotonga for 8 days

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  Reply # 46041 13-Sep-2006 19:02
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mental note: cause harm to brad at gz06

did I say that out loud?




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  Reply # 46044 13-Sep-2006 19:09
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tonyhughes: mental note: cause harm to brad at gz06



did I say that out loud?


There might be a new free space at GZ06

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Reply # 46087 13-Sep-2006 23:20
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Protection to pack for GZ06.... Handgun, body armour, condoms (Geeks get IT, i'm hoping to get lots of IT)


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  Reply # 46103 14-Sep-2006 08:38
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"BS&IT"

Not sure if I'd want a degree named that...








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  Reply # 46105 14-Sep-2006 08:42
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bradstewart: Protection to pack for GZ06.... Handgun, body armour, condoms (Geeks get IT, i'm hoping to get lots of IT)


oh my! Brad... i'd be worrying about you of what you gonna do in the lonely motel room... *LOL*




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