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    QS ranks Massey computer science and information systems programmes in top 300 in the world

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Information sciences

There are few areas of our lives that information sciences do not touch. Information and communication technology (ICT) is a fast-growing, fascinating area to study and research.

Massey has world-leading staff in our areas of expertise, teaching and researching at the leading edge of information sciences. We prepare our students to take their place as leaders in this rapidly-growing industry.

Massey's study programmes are unique in that they cover the spectrum of computing - from hardware to software and mobile apps through to managing information technology.


There is a shortage of qualified information sciences graduates. Massey University's computer science, information technology and software engineering programmes are among the best and most comprehensive in New Zealand.

  • You don't have to choose your major until the end of the first year
  • You can mix and match areas of interest
  • You do not have to have studied this area at school

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Smartphone and digital technology

Research themes

Massey's research in this area focuses on: 

  • software design and engineering

  • mobile applications and virtual worlds

  • cyber security and computer forensics

  • artificial intelligence and smart environments

  • simulation, scientific computation and visualisation

  • computer vision, image processing, machine learning

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Areas of study

Computer science

Computer science is about learning computer languages to write programs. You will create software to solve problems. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to write software for fields such as artificial intelligence, graphics, networks and operating systems.

Data science

Massey University is the first and only university in New Zealand to offer to equip undergraduate students as data scientists. This data science major will give you the skills to fill the rapidly growing number of jobs in the area of data science and analysis.

Information technology

Information technology now extends into almost every aspect of our lives. In nearly a generation, internet and web technologies have found their way into homes, businesses and social situations throughout the globe. 

Software engineering

If you choose a software engineering major you will gain a knowledge of the application of a systematic, disciplined and quantifiable approach to the development, operation and maintenance of large and complex software systems.

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Auckland key location for burgeoning IT sector

An article in IT Brief shows that the IT sector is rapidly growing in Auckland. High demand areas in information sciences now rank at; software development, business analysis, project management and data/database. These are all areas that Massey teaches into.

Information Sciences Staff

  • Dr Andre Barczak

    Dr Andre Barczak

    Senior Lecturer - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences


  • Associate Professor Jens Dietrich

    Associate Professor Jens Dietrich

    Associate Professor - School of Engineering and Advanced Technology


  • Prof Hans Guesgen

    Prof Hans Guesgen

    Chair in Computer Science - School of Engineering and Advanced Technology


  • Associate Professor Chris Scogings

    Associate Professor Chris Scogings

    Associate Professor - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

    Programme Director for Information Sciences - College of Sciences


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