Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Study computer and information sciences with us and choose from a wide range of programmes that prepare you for careers spanning everything from telecommunications to education, and healthcare to finance.

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The Institute of IT Professionals NZ (IITP) recognises our Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences as meeting the Seoul Accord.

You benefit from our outstanding facilities and industry connections, including our ICT and Engineering Careers Fair where you can meet representatives from New Zealand’s biggest and most exciting companies, from Datacom and Deloitte to Slingshot and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. Pair this with the industry research project in your final year, and you have the perfect foundation to launch your career in computer and information sciences.

The programme structure and major names are currently subject to CUAP approval.

Minimum entry requirements

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

Useful New Zealand school subjects

  • Calculus, Digital Technologies, Mathematics, Statistics

Don’t meet the entry requirements?

Consider starting with our Certificate in Science and Technology.

Certificate in Science and Technology

Majors you can study in the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Data Science, Networks and Cybersecurity, Software Development: You can study the full degree at the AUT South Campus.

Digital Services major: First-year papers available at the South Campus, all other papers offered at the City Campus

Minors you can study in the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences:

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence can address significant wellbeing, sustainability and economics needs. The global demand for AI talent has doubled in the last two years, and the world currently only has 50% of the AI experts it needs.

Graduates of the Artificial Intelligence minor will be ready to develop systems and applications in areas like intelligent control and game playing, automated data extraction from text and images, and intelligent search and optimisation techniques for engineering and robotics. You’ll also develop an understanding of the ethical issues involved in artificial intelligence applications and research.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you. You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Year 1

You’ll study four core papers that provide foundation knowledge required for the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences and the four majors. Compulsory first-year papers for all majors are: Programming Concepts and Techniques, Computing Technology in Society, Mahitahi/Collaborative Practices and Mathematics for Computing.

You also take the first paper to your chosen major(s).

Year 2 and 3

You specialise in your chosen major(s), and develop strong technical knowledge in IT, creative problem-solving skills and the ability to analyse, design and maintain IT solutions. You gain professional skills and knowledge in programming, IT infrastructure and networks, communication and teamwork, project management, ethics and professional practice, security and information systems.

In Year 2, you may also take papers towards a chosen minor. In Year 3, you work on a real-life research and development project relevant to your major which may involve software development or commercial research for an industry organisation.

The degree is flexible enough to enable you to specialise in more than one computing discipline, or to take a major or minor from outside computing.

You choose:

  • A Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences major (120 points) and
  • One of the following options
    • A second major (120 points)*; or
    • A first minor (60 points) and a second minor (60 points)*; or
    • A minor (60 points) and elective papers (60 points)*

*From computing or elsewhere at AUT

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3697
Level:
7
Points:
360
Duration:
3 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
South Campus
Starts:

22 Feb 2021

12 Jul 2021

Fees:
Domestic
$6,712 - $6,790
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2020. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$33,836
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2020. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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