Computational Intelligence Major - Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Information makes the world go round. Computational intelligence gives you the power to capture information and make sense of it – a highly sought after skill. Study the Computational Intelligence major to start your career in this field.

This major explores the theory and science behind the management and use of information, including information science, information modelling, data mining, knowledge engineering and database design. You learn to devise effective solutions for information generation, processing and delivery. You’ll also develop an understanding of the technical aspects of database design and programming for information retrieval and presentation.


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

Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. You must 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. You also choose one other mathematics paper.

Complete the following papers

And choose one of

Year 2

Complete the following papers

And choose one of

And choose 30 points from the elective papers below or other Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences papers (subject to meeting prerequisites).

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).

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.

  • Data analyst
  • Information analyst and designer
  • IS services consultant
  • IT supervisor/manager
  • Logistics analyst
  • Technical or business analyst
  • Project leader
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Computational Intelligence Careers

Key features
  • High demand for graduates who can create solutions for information generation, processing and delivery
  • Career options in multiple sectors
  • Includes a major research project for an industry organisation or research centre
See yourself as
  • An investigator
  • Able to see patterns and trends in data
  • Paying attention to detail
  • Interested in mathematical modelling

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