Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Computer Science)

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Go deeper into information sciences

If you have excelled in your studies, the Bachelor of Science with Honours (Computer Science) will give you the skills to progress to further in-depth research.

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What is it like?

The Bachelor of Sciences with Honours is a highly regarded programme available to those who have achieved a high standard of academic performance in their Bachelor of Sciences undergraduate degree. 

It is especially relevant if you are interested in pursuing further postgraduate research, such as a Master of Science thesis, or even on to a PhD.

You will undertake six taught courses in your first year and then move to a capstone course research project

In demand

A report by Absolute IT showed that IT employers are seeking increasing numbers of staff. In Auckland alone 75% of IT employers are planning to recruit additional staff and contractors in 2016. The majority of the hiring is taking place because of increased demand and new projects.”

The research showed that high demand areas are now software development, business analysis, project management and data/database. These are the key computer sciences-related areas you can study at Massey.

World leading

Massey University’s programme is ranked in the top 400 university computer science and information systems programmes in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings.

Why postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The Bachelor of Science with Honours will push you to produce your best creative, strategic and theoretical ideas. The workload replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles.

Not just more of the same

Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise especially in planning and undertaking research.

A good fit if you:

  • Have excelled in your computer science or information sciences undergraduate studies
  • Are interested in a career in academia, or progressing to in-depth research at a postgraduate level

Careers

Earn more

A Ministry of Education report found that:

  • Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed.
  • Five years after leaving study, most young domestic graduates will be earning above the national median earnings.
  • Good careers are associated with better health, better wellbeing and more satisfying lives

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