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.

Minimum entry requirements

Selection criteria

Guaranteed entry

Applicants will automatically be offered a place in this programme if they have gained University Entrance and have one or more subjects from Calculus, Mathematics, Statistics at NCEA level 3.

All other applicants who have met the admission requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who do not have the above background may be directed to take certain papers in their first year of study.

Interview may be required.

English language requirements

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

Preferred 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

IT Service Science, Networks and Security, Software Development: You can study the full degree at the AUT South Campus.

Other majors: First-year papers available at the AUT South Campus.

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 complete eight papers as an introduction to computer and information sciences before focusing on a chosen major in Year 2 and 3.

Year 2 and 3

You specialise in your chosen major. You 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 3, you work on a real-life research and development project, which may involve software development or commercial research for organisations like Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd, Eagle Technology and FutureTech.

Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus / South Campus

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

$6,450 - $6,526
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT

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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.