Digital Services Major - Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Develop the skills to manage IT installations and draw up service-level contracts, manage security and implement internet solutions.

Technology is vital in our day-to-day lives but the digital technology we rely on needs to be secure, well-designed and fit for purpose. Digital services are the foundation for secure, well-designed technology solutions that enhance people’s lives.

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

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With the Digital Services major you learn to analyse, design, procure and implement information technology solutions.

Year 1

You’ll study six core courses that cover foundational computing knowledge, as well as a course on digital services and their role in the development and provision of IT services. You’ll become familiar with the foundations of IT services and IT services management, including relevant processes, practices and techniques.

You study the following courses:

Core courses

Digital services course

You also take the first course for your second major, minor or elective courses.

Year 2

Courses this year cover needs analysis, acquisition and training; modelling, microservices, program design and construction, and information security technologies.

You study the following courses:

Digital services courses

You also continue to take courses for your chosen second major, minor(s) or elective courses.

Year 3

You complete courses related to service innovation and design, internet of things and applications, and information security management.

You study the following courses:

Digital services courses

You also take the final courses for your chosen second major, minor(s) or elective courses.

Workplace experience

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

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Workplace experience in AUT programmes

  • Call centre manager
  • Database administrator
  • Information analyst and designer
  • IT support role
  • Logistics analyst
  • Network and systems administrator
  • Outsourced IT services co-ordinator
  • Solutions architect
  • Integration and functional consultant
  • IS operational manager
  • IT service supervisor
Key features
  • Universal demand for IT services
  • A wide range of career opportunities
  • Includes a major research project for an industry organisation or research centre
  • Option to include subjects from across AUT in your degree
See yourself as
  • A good communicator
  • A people person
  • A fixer and technical problem-solver
  • Analytical

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