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Bachelor of Information Sciences

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Massey is the only university in New Zealand to offer five ITC-related majors in the same degree. This allows you to mix and match courses to suit your strengths and interests. Enjoy smaller classes with individual attention from lecturers.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time

About this course

Massey is the only university in New Zealand to offer five ITC-related majors in the same degree. This allows you to mix and match courses to suit your strengths and interests. Enjoy smaller classes with individual attention from lecturers. Experience the first-year courses and still be able to change your major at the start of the second year. Include a double major or a minor (in any subject) or New Zealand's only minor in Games Programming.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this programme, outside of university admission regulations.

If you have 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) you will be considered for direct entry into second-year computer science courses. You may also be eligible to participate in software development projects.

Career pathways

There is huge demand for people with information sciences skills.

Massey Bachelor of Information Sciences graduates continue to find employment even during global recessions when graduates in other fields struggled.

Today there are more employment opportunities in information communication technology (ICT) than any other sector in New Zealand. The same often applies internationally.

Don't take it from us - take a look at the SEEK website - large numbers of ICT jobs in New Zealand are advertised at any time on this website.

Employers often require graduates to sit practical tests in addition to interviews. The Massey emphasis on applied knowledge and skills enables Massey graduates to perform well in these tests.

Careers for Information Sciences graduates:

  • software develope
  • software architect
  • software engineer
  • analyst-programmer
  • systems programmer
  • systems analyst
  • business analyst
  • software tester
  • user requirements engineer
  • database developer or administrator
  • networks and systems administrator
  • project manager
  • data scientist
  • web developer.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.