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Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences - Software Development Major

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Auckland University of Technology


The Institute of IT Professionals NZ (IITP) recognises our Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences as meeting the Seoul Accord.

You benefit from our outstanding facilities and industry connections, including our ICT and Engineering Careers Fair where you can meet representatives from New Zealand’s biggest and most exciting companies, from Datacom and Deloitte to Slingshot and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. Pair this with the industry research project in your final year, and you have the perfect foundation to launch your career in computer and information sciences.

In the Software Development major in the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences you develop the skills to design and develop new and existing software solutions using common development tools.

Demand for new technology is constantly increasing. Technological solutions could lead to advances in areas as diverse as biomedicine, communications, business and entertainment. Software developers play a role in those advances. This major prepares you for these diverse and exciting roles.

You design and develop secure software and use the latest technologies including modern programming languages, operating systems, networks, distributed computing systems, databases and modelling. You also carry out quality assurance tasks.

Career opportunities

  • Computer programmer
  • Mobile/app developer
  • Software developer, engineer or tester
  • Systems analyst or architect
  • Technology consultant
  • Web developer
  • Project manager

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Useful New Zealand school subjects:

Calculus, Digital Technologies, Mathematics, Statistics

English Language requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

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