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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.
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.
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.
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:
Note: July start will take 3.5 years to complete.
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.
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.
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.
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:
EAP provides you with flexibility of two entry and exit points depending on your individual goals and pathways:
|Entry point||Entry requirement||Exit point||Exit|
|Week 1||Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.0 overall||Week 10||Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall|
|Week 11||Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall||Week 20||Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall|
|Programme Level||IELTS||TOEFL iBT||PTE Academic||Cambridge English|
|English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1)||5.0 overall||61 overall||36 overall||155|
|English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP 2)||5.5 overall||70 overall||42 overall||165|
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