Computers are pervasive and impact on many aspects of our lives, from the enormous social impact of computer games, email, and the web, through booking airline tickets, navigation systems and banking.
Our graduates are well prepared for the challenges of the dynamic and fast growing software industry and are very well received by industry employers.
We expect these systems to work correctly all the time and if they don’t our lives can be seriously impacted. As a result, the need for Computer Science graduates has increased dramatically, leading to a skills shortage across the IT sector.
The University of Auckland ranks first in New Zealand for Computer Science and Information Technology, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, and in the top 100 worldwide.
The school has a strong research focus, with more than 50 academic staff actively undertaking research, much of it in collaboration with international researchers and local industry.
This means our degree programmes are leading edge, our graduates are well prepared for the challenges of the dynamic and fast growing software industry and are very well received by industry employers.
We look forward to seeing you in our classes in the near future.
Computer technology, it seems, is everywhere in today’s world. It has become an ever-growing part of human life, affecting many aspects of a person’s day. Computer scientists have an impact on how our society advances by developing and maintaining these systems: whether it be for our home, work, learning or entertainment environments.
- How information is stored in computers (data structures and management)
- How computers are told what to do (algorithms and programming languages)
- How systems work (computer architecture and system software)
- How computers are connected (data communications, networks and hypermedia)
- Some ways in which computers can be used (applications)
- What computers can do, and their limitations (computability and complexity theory)
If you’re interested in a relevant and dynamic field of study, and working in an industry where there is a real demand for expertise, then Computer Science is for you.
Where can Computer Science take you?
Computer Science graduates pursue rewarding careers in an ever-widening variety of industries and roles. Here’s a selection:
- Business analyst
- Front end developer
- Information architect
- Network engineer
- UX developer
- Web and webscripting developer
Computer Science department
Ranked highly around the world, the Computer Science department is part of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences at AUT.
Computer science at AUT has a strong emphasis on algorithm design, computability, computer security, distributed systems, mobile systems, and parallel computing.
Undergraduate study in computer science will give you a solid grounding in this area.
- Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The Computer Science department offers a range of postgraduate degrees:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Computer and Information Sciences
- Postgraduate Diploma in Computer and Information Sciences
- Master of Computer and Information Sciences
- Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics
- Master of IT Project Management
- Master of Philosophy
- Doctor of Philosophy