Analytics Major - Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Analytical skills are essential in today’s business environment. Study the Analytics major in the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences, and gain key skills in sophisticated predictive modelling and quantitative and statistical analysis.

The ability to analyse data using appropriate statistical, mathematical and computational techniques is highly sought after in New Zealand and internationally. Career options include sales analysis, customer profile analysis, data analysis for research projects or analysis of financial trends. Our close links with organisations like Statistics NZ give you relevant insights into current industry thinking and hands-on experience for your career.


This is part of the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences.

Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. If you're studying full-time, you normally complete 120 points each year (360 points for the entire degree).

Year 1

All students take seven core papers that are compulsory for all majors. Analytics students also take additional prerequisite maths papers in Year 1 and 2. You should discuss your maths paper selection with the programme leader or academic advisor.

Complete the following papers

And choose one of

Year 2

Complete the following papers

And choose one of

Year 3

Complete the following papers

And choose one of


And choose 45 points from the elective papers below or other Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences papers (subject to meeting prerequisites).

Workplace experience

The Research and Development Project paper brings together the skills you’ve developed throughout your degree. You apply what you’ve learnt in a project for an industry client or research centre, under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.

Datamine Ltd and Advance Retail Technology Ltd have sponsored recent student projects that required knowledge in this area.

Elective papers

Level 5 papers

Level 6 papers

Level 7 papers

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • Biostatistician
  • Business/quality/statistical analyst
  • Government statistician
  • Industrial forecaster
  • Logistics or quality analyst
  • Secondary teacher*

*After an additional year of teacher training

Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

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Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Analytics Careers

Key features
  • Analytical skills are in demand in many industries
  • Close links with Statistics NZ
  • Includes a major research project for companies like Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd, Eagle Technology and FutureTech
See yourself as
  • Precise
  • Curious and analytical
  • Meticulous and a planner
  • Interested in business

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

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