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Bachelor of Information Sciences (Information Systems)

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  • Available at Auckland
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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Entry requirements

All students must have a university entrance qualification, and it is strongly recommended that students have studied Mathematics at NCEA level 2.

Learn how technology and enterprises combine in a connected world. Our Information Systems major will combine your interest in business, organisations and entrepreneurship with an understanding of how information systems drive the contemporary enterprise. This is in contrast to computer science and information technology that stress the underlying technologies.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


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This is a guide.  Students are advised to check the university calendar for the latest course information.

The first year of study must include:

159.101 Technical Programming 1 or 159.171 Computational Thinking and Programming 1 or 159.100 Introduction to Programming

At least one statistics course – one of 161.111 or 161.122

247.112 Science and Sustainability for ICT (or another Science and Sustainability course)

At least two of the following courses:

157.151 Living and Working with Technology
158.100 Introductory Concepts for Information Technology
158.120 Fundamental Information Technologies 

The second year of study:

Select four courses from:

152.233 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
157.216 Management, Analytics and Decision Making
157.240 Social Media Networks for Business
157.241 Technology Trends for Organisations
158.225 System Analysis and Modelling
158.235 Networks, Security and Privacy 

The third year of study:

Select this compulsory course:

158.345 Professionalism in the Information Sciences

Select four courses from:

152.336 Leadership Practice
157.340 Organisational Knowledge Management
157.350 Technology Governance and Risk Management
157.394 Managing Technology Projects and Programmes
158.337 Database Development
158.359 User Experience Design 

The remaining credit requirements for each year of study can be met by selecting elective courses.


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