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Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Computer Science)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland

Go deeper into information sciences

If you have excelled in your studies this qualification will give you the skills to progress to further in-depth research.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Science (Honours) parent structure.

What is it like?

The Bachelor of Sciences with Honours is a highly regarded programme available to those who have achieved a high standard of academic performance in their Bachelor of Sciences undergraduate degree. 

It is especially relevant if you are interested in pursuing further postgraduate research, such as a Master of Science thesis, or even on to a PhD.

You will undertake six taught courses in your first year and then move to a capstone course research project.

In demand

Employers are always seeking increasing numbers of staff. Look at the SEEK website to see the demand for ICT professionals in New Zealand. The majority of the hiring is taking place because of increased demand and new projects.

Why postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The Bachelor of Science with Honours will push you to produce your best creative, strategic and theoretical ideas. The workload replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles.

Not just more of the same

Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise especially in planning and undertaking research.

A good fit if you:

  • Have excelled in your computer science or information sciences undergraduate studies
  • Are interested in a career in academia, or progressing to in-depth research at a postgraduate level


Earn more

  • A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:
  • Young master’s graduates earn more than one and a half times more than the national median (five years after study)
  • Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
  • Five years after completion, the median earnings of young master’s graduates are 15% higher than for those with a bachelor’s degree.

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