Computer Science is not only about programming or coding, but has many aspects such as human-computer interaction (including virtual and augmented reality), artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, cloud computing, and computer graphics.
The potential of this field to solve problems and make improvements in our lives is limitless. Computer Science is present in everyday life — in Google searches, driving your car, disease detection, or surveying drones to name a few.
- An opportunity to study Computer Science alongside other subjects that you are interested in, like Psychology, Economics, and more.
- Work experience opportunities through internships and industry projects.
- Computer Science is a flexible subject that you can major or minor in within many degree options.
Computer Science major
For the major in the Bachelor of Science, complete the following courses:
- COSC122 Introduction to Computer Science
- MATH102 Mathematics 1A
- MATH120 Discrete Mathematics
- COSC121 Introduction to Computer Programming OR COSC131 Introduction to Programming for Engineers
Computer Science minor
For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport Coaching, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:
- 75 points in 100 to 300-level COSC courses, with at least 45 points above 100-level
The skills you will gain from your studies include technical knowledge in computer science, problem-solving, logical thinking, creativity, teamwork, and communication.
These skills will lead into many industries like agriculture, health, finance, education, and more. Due to the advancing field of Computer Science, you will be able to work anywhere in Aotearoa or overseas.
Some career pathways could include:
- Software, web, mobile, and game development
- IT consulting
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Computer Science.
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