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.
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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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:
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 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.
You can choose one of the following options
Your second major, minor(s) and elective courses can be from different AUT degrees; they don’t need to be from computing.
Use our online tool to build your own degree and see what your three years of study could look like.
The outcomes for graduates of the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
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.
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.
If you decide to include one or two minors in your degree, you could choose from:
You can also choose your minor(s) from subjects outside of computing to complement your degree.
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.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.