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Master of Information Sciences

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Auckland Campus

Summary

Study a Master of Information Sciences – MInfSc

In the Master of Information Sciences you will study several topics in depth and explore how best to apply your new knowledge and some new technologies.

Studying towards your master’s is a satisfying and challenging process that will give you a sought-after postgraduate qualification. If you want to gain a more detailed understanding of an area of study, either for interest, or to perhaps move up the hierarchy in your career, you should consider this qualification.

What will you learn?

During your study you will learn how to apply problem-solving and analytical thinking skills to the analysis of, and solutions to, complex computing problems in areas such as:

machine learning

computer vision

system security

user interface design

data science and analytics.

At Massey you’ll be part of small, interactive classes where you can have close contact with your lecturer.

Include project experience in your CV

The professional practice project is an important part of this master’s (unless you convert to the research thesis). You will spend one semester working full time on your project. You could have the opportunity to get involved in projects for real companies on real issues that they wish to solve. This can lead to employment with the company concerned and also adds substantial value to your resume when you are seeking employment.

180 and 120-credit Master of Information Sciences options

There are options to complete this programme as a three-semester 180-credit taught programme (includes an in-depth professional project) or a 120 credit research programme by thesis if you have the appropriate pre-requisites. A research thesis is recommended if you wish to progress to a PhD. See the Entry requirements and Courses and planning tabs for more information on these options.

A MInfSc is a good fit if you:

already have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification

want to learn more about a range of specialist topics

want to progress your career to the next level.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Master of Information Science you will have:

been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Information Sciences or an equivalent qualification, having achieved a B- grade average or higher over the qualifying 300-level majoring courses; or

been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification, having achieved a B- grade average or higher over the 300-level majoring courses, and have at least two years' relevant professional experience demonstrated via a portfolio, and an interview if required: or

been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Information Sciences with Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences, or the equivalent qualification, having achieved a B- grade average or higher over the qualifying 700-level courses.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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