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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Logic and Computation

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Grafton Campus

Summary

Extend your knowledge in your specialist area at postgraduate level with our honours programme.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) programme involves one year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study, after you have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science.

After graduating with a BSc (Hons), it’s possible to progress to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. If you achieve First or Second Class First Division Honours in your BSc(Hons), you’ll be eligible for direct possible to a PhD.

Some specialisations may not be available for a Semester Two start.

Logic and Computation:

Logic and Computation is the study of the development of computer languages.

Did you know that the way a computer works is closely related to the laws of thought and the structure of language? This fascinating subject looks at the laws and methods of reasoning with symbolic representations. It includes human languages as well as digital information systems.

Studying Logic and Computation can help you develop conceptual and analytical skills and a deeper theoretical understanding. You’ll examine the structure, design and limitations of symbolic representations and procedures in both human thought and computer software.

If you have a flexible mind that’s capable of both creative, speculative thought and precise calculation, problem solving and design, then Logic and Computation is a great subject for you to study. It’s a combination of courses from Computer Science, Linguistics, Mathematics and Philosophy.

Logic and Computation is taught by experts in both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts. We are the only university in New Zealand to offer an undergraduate programme of this kind.

Where can Logic and Computation take you?

You could be in a position to have a career in research in universities or the IT industry. Logic and Computation can also be useful for any career requiring skills in analysis, precise and creative thinking, and the ability to communicate clearly. This is a rare and versatile combination of skills that is highly valued and sought after in the business world. This subject also available in faculty of arts.

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), with the equivalent of a major in a similar field to your intended specialisation. You will need a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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