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Bachelor of Information Sciences (Computer Science)

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  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Entry requirements

All students must have a university entrance qualification, and it is strongly recommended that students have studied Mathematics at NCEA level 2.

Students with excellent achievements in NCEA and prior programming experience through the successful completion of courses and participation in competitions like STAR, NCSS or the ACM SPPC will be considered for direct entry into second-year Computer Science courses and may be eligible to participate in software development projects.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

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This is a guide.  Students are advised to check the university calendar for the latest course information.

The first year of study must include:

159.101 Technical Programming 1 or 159.171 Computational Thinking and Programming 1 
159.102 Technical Programming 2 or 159.172 Computational Thinking and Programming 2 

At least one mathematics course – one or more of 160.105, 160.101, 160.102 

At least one statistics course – one of 161.111 or 161.122 

247.112 Science and Sustainability for ICT (or another Science and Sustainability course) 

The second year of study:

Select four courses from:

159.201 Algorithms and Data Structures 
159.202 Declarative Programming
159.234 Object-Oriented Programming 
159.235 Graphical Programming 
159.236 Embedded Programming
158.256 Web Application Design 
159.251 Software Engineering Design and Construction
159.271 Computational Thinking for Problem Solving 
159.272 Programming Paradigms

The third year of study:

Select this compulsory course:

158.345 Professionalism in the Information Sciences

Select one compulsory project from:

159.333 Programming Project 
159.356 Software Engineering Capstone Project 

Select three courses from:

159.302 Artificial Intelligence 
159.336 Mobile Application Development 
159.339 Internet Programming 
159.341 Programming Languages, Algorithms and Concurrency 
159.342 Operating Systems and Networks 
159.352 Advanced Web Development 
159.355 Concurrent Systems 
159.360 Programming for Computer Graphics 
161.312 Statistical Machine Learning 

The remaining credit requirements for each year of study can be met by selecting elective courses.

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