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 industry research project in your final year, and you have the perfect foundation to launch your career in computer and information sciences.
Start date: 2021
Consider starting with our Certificate in Science and Technology.
Certificate in Science and Technology
Minors you can study in the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences:
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.
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.
You’ll study six core courses that provide foundation knowledge required for the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences and the four majors. Compulsory first-year courses for all majors are: Programming Concepts and Techniques, Computing Technology in Society, Mahitahi/Collaborative Practices, Mathematics for Computing, IT Project Management
and Database System Design.
You also take the first Course to your chosen major(s).
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, ethics and professional practice, security and information systems.
In Year 2, you may also take courses 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.
*From computing or elsewhere at AUT
The outcomes for graduates of the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.