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Massey works closely with the local software industry applying the latest knowledge to research projects in the efficient use of relevant technologies. Our hands-on approach extends to our study programmes and our graduates are sought by employers for their practical experience both within New Zealand and across the world.
At Massey key areas of research in computer science and information technology include programming languages and the human-computer interaction including technology-enhanced environments and informatics.
If you are a year 12 or 13 student interested in information sciences we invite you to join us for a Discover Computing Experience Day in Palmerston North (on our Manawatū campus).
This is a FREE event for Year 12 and 13 high school students – lunch included!Find out more and register
I chose Massey University because of the dynamic range of papers and programmes offered, which I could mould to suit my interests.Amy Palamountain - GitHub, Developer
Bachelor of Science (Double major in Genetics and Computer Science)
I was introduced to computer programming in my first year at Massey, and it has captured me since then. In fact, I still use the computer programming we learned in Chris Scogings' 101 course every single day! I'm now working in one of the big hot areas in the tech world right now - augmented reality.Anton Gerdelan - Senior Software Engineer – Daqri
Doctor of Philosophy (Information sciences)
My time at Massey was really worthwhile and I picked up a number of life skills including time management, people skills, research techniques and study skills, all of which are still useful to me in my everyday work.David Lasike
Bachelor of Information Sciences (Double major in Computer Science and Information Technology)
I believe Massey set me up very well to succeed in my chosen field of computer science.Dion Shepherd
Master of Information Sciences
I’ve always had a keen interest in technology so when it came time to choose a university, Massey in Auckland appealed to me for a number of reasons.Georgia Barnett - Developer at Xero
Bachelor of Information Sciences (Software Engineering)
One of the best things about IT is that you can take it anywhere. Whether you’re interested in food, fashion or health care, every industry needs IT specialists.Helen Durrant - Senior Software Engineer - Leafnode
Bachelor of Information Sciences with Honours
The academic staff and the engineering facilities at Massey are amazing.Hitesh Rana
Master of Engineering Studies (Electronics and Computer Engineering)
I’m paid an excellent salary, I’m given access to the world, my software runs on three billion devices worldwide, the developer ecosystem using my code exceeds 10 million developers and my office outlooks the countryside in beautiful New Zealand.Jonathan Giles - Technical Lead / Software Engineer Oracle
Master of Science (Computer Science)
I absolutely loved the experience at Massey - I learned a lot, made plenty of awesome new friends and enjoyed the great campus that Palmerston North has to offer.Jonathan Trask - Co-founder and CEO Mindscape Limited and Givealittle
Bachelor of Information Sciences (Computer Science)
I see my strength as being a bridge between IT and the business – drawing on my IT knowledge and communication skills.”Kimberley Tilyard
Bachelor of Business Studies (Business Information Systems)
The thing I enjoyed most once I had started my studies were the people. The lecturers were friendly, approachable, and represent people I aspire to be.Kyle Taylor - Master's student
Bachelor of Information Sciences (Double major in Information Technology and Computer Science)
My degree taught me the foundations of programming and how to be able to pick up any language/area efficiently.Nicole Wilcox - Graduate Software Engineer, ASB
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
I really enjoyed the software papers I took and principles that I learnt I apply in my current job. The top IT graduate jobs are highly competitive and I am glad that I studied with Massey University, I felt it prepared me well for the workplace.Reece Hewitt - Developer at IAG NZ
Bachelor of Information Science (Information Technology)
The Bachelor of Information Sciences was one of the first computing degrees in New Zealand to be accredited by the The IITP - the professional body representing the IT industry in New Zealand. Massey University’s majors in computer science, information technology and software engineering are all endorsed by the Institute of IT professionals, the professional body for those working in the IT industry.
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 300 universities for computer science and information systems. QS is an organisation that ranks universities worldwide in various topics.
The Master of Analytics and its majors are sponsored by the world’s leading business analytics software provider - SAS. That means that upon completion of these degrees you will receive the globally recognised SAS certification. This agreement was the first of its kind with a New Zealand university.