Master of Computer and Information Sciences

Research an area of your interest, advance your undergraduate degree, and explore the latest developments in computer and information sciences with the Master of Computer and Information Sciences.

Research topics range from interdisciplinary research to specialised topics within data mining, knowledge engineering, information systems, robotics, bioinformatics, health informatics, mobile applications, radio frequency identification (RFID), artificial intelligence, information security, computational astronomy, geocomputation or networking.

Many of our students work closely with one of our research institutes or labs for their research. Successful graduates are well prepared for PhD study.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

Must have completed the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences or an equivalent qualification with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

You take the core paper Research Methods, and complete either a research project or thesis under the guidance of an experienced academic supervisor. Your project or thesis may involve the creation of a software artefact. Enrolment in a thesis is subject to achieving at least a  B- average in coursework papers including a pass in Research Methods I and approval of research proposal.

The Master of Computer and Information Sciences enables you to focus on one of the discipline clusters below, or combine papers from different clusters.

Discipline clusters include

Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering

Including bioinformatics, health informatics, neuroinformatics, data mining and knowledge engineering, artificial intelligence, machine learning, nature-inspired computing and geocomputation.

Information Systems and Technology

Including data warehousing and big data, IT strategy and policy, ICT issues in the SME sector, eSystems design and development, visual information processing, information visualisation, human computer interaction.

Software Systems Engineering

Including usage centred design, software requirements engineering, software architecture, software development methods.

Complete the following paper

And choose one of the following options

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Elective papers

*Enrolment subject to approval by the programme leader.

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Email MCIS@aut.ac.nz

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

  • Chief information officer/Chief technology officer
  • Database architect
  • E-Commerce solutions architect
  • General manager IT
  • Integration architect
  • IT director/manager
  • Programme manager
  • Project director/manager/leader
  • Senior technical consultant
  • Software developer/architect
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1329
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

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