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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 research and development project in your final year, and you have the perfect foundation to launch your career in computer and information sciences.

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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

You can build your degree in a way that suits you and your interests, and include subjects from outside of computing as part of your studies.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences you need to complete:

Core courses (120 points)

These are courses all students in this degree need to take. These courses cover foundation knowledge in computing and IT, and help you decide which subject to focus on later in your studies. One of the core courses is the research and development project you complete in your third year.

Your chosen major (120 points)

Your major is the subject area you want to specialise in. This makes up one third of your degree, and usually consists of eight courses related to your chosen subject. You can view the list of majors in this degree in the ‘Majors’ tab.

Flexible component (120 points)

You can choose one of the following options

  • Two minors (60 points each); or
  • A minor (60 points) and elective courses (60 points); or
  • A second major (120 points)

Your second major, minor(s) and elective courses can be from different AUT degrees; they don’t need to be from computing.

Build your degree

Use our online tool to build your own degree and see what your three years of study could look like.

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Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

Your major is the subject area you want to specialise in. It makes up one third of your degree, and usually consists of eight courses related to your chosen subject.

Choose one of these majors as part of your degree

Add a second major

If you want to include a second major, you can choose another subject from the list above or view more options from different AUT degrees

A minor is smaller than a major. It usually consists of four courses.

Computing minors you could choose

If you decide to include one or two minors in your degree, you could choose from:

Add a minor from outside of computing

You can also choose your minor(s) from subjects outside of computing to complement your degree.

View more options from different AUT degrees

Other undergraduate study options

With these conjoint programmes you study two degrees at the same time in a single programme of study. It’s usually possible to complete two three-year degrees in four to five years.

Postgraduate study

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Redmond Mortimer
Trisha Thakker
Vanessa Simbiken
Kilakupa Marryanne Gulo-Vui
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3697
Level:
7
Points:
360
Duration:
3 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
Fees
Domestic
$ 8,165- $8,248 (for 120 points)
($7,091 - $7174 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
International
$37,174 (for 120 points)
($36,100 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • 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.
  • Fees-free study may be available for domestic students

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