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.

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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

Year 1

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).

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, 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.

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 courses (60 points)*

*From computing or elsewhere at AUT

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

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

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

Jaime King
Redmond Mortimer
Kiran Chandradevan
Jonathan Matthew Nguyen
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Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$ 8,165- $8,248 (for 120 points)
($7,091 - $7174 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$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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