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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Information Sciences (Computer Science)

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Information Sciences (Computer Science)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    34,790 NZD

  • Application fee

    0 NZD

  • Years of study

    3 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    60 out of 100

Included
Project

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 31-October-2021 31-October-2021
Winter-July 01-May-2022 01-May-2022
Fall-February 31-October-2022 31-October-2022
Winter-July 01-May-2023 01-May-2023

Overview

Bachelor of Information Sciences (Computer Science)

Challenging careers in software development

Massey provides you with the technical skills and knowledge to take your place in the fastest growing industry in the world. Link with industry while you study to get a head start in software development.

Massey’s Bachelor of Information Sciences (Computer Science) will give you the skills to become a sought-after ICT professional, able to take on a wide variety of roles in the software industry.

Applied and technical knowledge

Massey teaches students the applied skills and knowledge needed to succeed.  Massey is the only university in New Zealand specialising in the C and C++ programming languages that are highly sought after by employers.  

You’ll also learn Java, Python, SQL and other languages.  Every computer science course includes practical assignments.

Join the real world of software development

Massey has close ties with the innovative and rapidly expanding software companies based in North Auckland.  These companies offer opportunities for internships, industry projects, holiday work and possible employment offers.  

You’ll also be involved in creating websites and applications for charities and voluntary organisations.

What you will learn

The computer science major focuses on hardware, software, algorithms and programming.  You will learn how computer systems work and how to create efficient algorithms to solve challenging problems.  

You will learn several programming languages and gain the skills and experience to confidently start a career in software development. Topics on offer include:

  • data structures and algorithms
  • embedded programming
  • object-oriented programming
  • computer graphics
  • games programming
  • machine learning
  • concurrent programming
  • web applications
  • computer networking
  • mobile applications

Note: July start will take 3.5 years to complete.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$51,194

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$34,790

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year bachelors level study from a recognised institution; or
  • Successful completion of a two year Diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three year Diploma from a recognised institution; or
  • Completed Gaokao with a tier one score from the related province

India: All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12 with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English.

Previous programming experience is not required.

 

If you do not have the entry requirements

Full Foundation - Certificate in Foundation Studies: Successful completion of this qualification will give you admission to university and prepare you for undergraduate study.

Summer School: If you need to do a course before you start your programme, there may be options for you in Summer School.

Required documents

  • Birth certificate or current passport
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • Course outlines, if applying for credit assessment
  • Evidence of any scholarships
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If applicable)
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
19
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

170
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Alternative methods for English requirements during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 impact the university is accepting online testing sites as alternative methods for students to obtain the necessary English requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • IELTS Indicator

If you do not have the entry requirements

EAP provides you with flexibility of two entry and exit points depending on your individual goals and pathways: 

Entry pointEntry requirementExit pointExit
Week 1Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.0 overallWeek 10Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
Week 11Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overallWeek 20Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall
Programme LevelIELTSTOEFL iBT PTE AcademicCambridge English
English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1)5.0 overall61 overall 36 overall 155
English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP 2)5.5 overall70 overall42 overall 165

Career Opportunities

  • Software architect
  • Software developmer
  • Applications programmer
  • Systems programmer
  • Network administrator and supporter
  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • Independent consultant

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