IT Service Science Major - Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

With the IT Service Science major in the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences you learn to analyse, design, procure and implement information technology solutions.

Technology is vital in our day-to-day lives but the IT we rely on needs to be secure, well-designed and fit for purpose. IT service science is the foundation for secure, well-designed technology solutions that enhance people’s lives. In this major you develop the skills to manage IT installations and draw up service-level contracts, manage security and implement internet solutions.


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. 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).

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.

Recent client companies included:

  • Auckland Council
  • Business Mechanix
  • Clearvision
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • Waitemata District Health Board

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.

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

IT Service Science Careers

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
  • Offered at the AUT City Campus and the AUT South Campus
See yourself as
  • A good communicator
  • A people person
  • A fixer and technical problem-solver
  • Analytical
Ash Lennox-Steele
Michelle Elizabeth Edwin
Timoti Wharewaka

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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