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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Information Sciences - Computer Science

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Information Sciences - Computer Science

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $35,840 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Highlights
Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-October-2022 2022-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2023 2023-05-01
Fall-February 31-October-2023 2023-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2024 2024-05-01

Overview

Bachelor of Information Sciences - Computer Science

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 specializing 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 organizations.

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.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$47,520

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,680
Tuition 1 person $35,840

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Officially verified copies of Birth certificate/ Current passport, including any residency visa/ Citizenship certificate
  • Proof of the name change
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If Applicable)
  • Evidence of any scholarships (If Applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
19
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not have the entry requirements

Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

 English TestEnglish for Academic Purposes 1 English for Academic Purposes 2
English EntryIELTS5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
iBT TOEFL40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
PTE38 overall46 overall
Cambridge English155165
Entry pointDurationExit
EAP110 weeksFoundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
EAP210 weeksDirect entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall

Academic background and requirement

To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution

The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year of bachelor's-level study from a recognized institution; or
  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three-year diploma from a recognized institution; or
  • Completed Gaokao with a tier-one score from the related province

India: 

  • All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) Year 12 or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12, with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English; or
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) – State Board Examination in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujurat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal, with:
    • an overall average of 85% or higher (with no less than four academic subjects), with
    • a minimum of 70% or above in English.

Previous programming experience is not required.

 

Foundation qualifications to meet entry requirements

If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.

  • Foundation Certificate (International)
  • Foundation Certificate (International Accelerated)

Career opportunities

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

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