UniversityUniversity of Auckland
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Auckland
If you have a mind for science and you’re keen to keep your options open, then the BSc is the degree for you. With many undergraduate majors in a wide range of subject areas, the BSc will allow you to incorporate different areas of interest and expertise. As well as strongly emphasising transferable skills to improve your employment opportunities, this programme will expose you to cutting-edge technologies and provide a gateway to independent research. Throughout your undergraduate degree you’ll be taught by knowledgeable scientists, many of whom are major contributors in their field.
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.
Secondary school qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects.
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). You must have completed a minimum of three A-level subjects.
GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and Pearson Education Limited taken outside of New Zealand.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.