Interested in the theory and science behind the management and use of information, including foundations of information science, information modelling, data mining, knowledge engineering and database design?
The Information Systems Science major in the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences degree (BCIS)
develops the skills needed for the acquisition, representation and processing of knowledge-based solutions. Graduates majoring in Information Systems Science find employment as database administrators, information analysts, data mining specialists and data analysts.
- Develops your ability to devise effective and efficient solutions for information processing, generation and delivery
- Papers cover information systems and their application in particular domains, technical aspects of database and programming for information retrieval and presentation
- Includes a research and development project involving an industry or research centre client
- A chance to work on a wide range of exciting computing projects with companies like Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Eagle Technology and FutureTech in Year 3, supervised by AUT staff
Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. You must complete 120 points each year (360 points for the entire degree). In each year you will study core (compulsory) papers, and select other papers from a range of options.
Year 1 papers - 120 points in total
145612 Applied Communication (15)
405021 Enterprise Systems (15)
405701 Programming 1 (15)
405702 Computing Technology in Society (15)
405703 Foundations of IT Infrastructure (15)
405704 Programming 2 (15)
405706 Computer Networking (15)
735316 Computer Network Principles (15)
715184 Applied Statistics (15)
715189 Algebra and Discrete Mathematics (15)
715205 Finite Mathematics (15)
715700 Probability Theory and Applications (15)
Year 2 papers - 120 points in total
406027 IT Project Management (15)
406702 Data and Process Modelling (15)
406703 Logical Database Design (15)
406713 Foundations of Information Science (15)
406715 Information Modelling and Visualisation (15)
406704 Programme Design and Construction (15)
406706 Physical Database Design (15)
With a further two papers (30 points) from Information Systems Science electives or other Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences papers.
Year 3 papers - 120 points in total
407009 Research and Development Project (30)
407712 Contemporary Information Systems (15)
407916 Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering (15)
407921 Machine Learning (15)
With a further three papers (45 points) from Information Systems Science electives or other Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences papers.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE ELECTIVES:Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
406714 Information Security Technologies (15)
466641 Organisational Behaviour (15)
716291 Introductory Functional Programming (15)
716315 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (15)
407210 Needs Analysis and Acquisition (15)
407701 Artificial Intelligence (15)
407702 Applied Human Computer Interaction (15)
407915 Bioinformatics (15)
407919 Health Informatics (15)
Additional course information can also be found here.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.
- Data analyst
- Information analyst and designer
- IS services consultant
- IT supervisor / manager
- Logistics analyst
- Project leader
- Technical or business analyst