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Master of Computer and Information Sciences

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Auckland University of Technology


Research an area of your interest, advance your undergraduate degree, and explore the latest developments in computer and information sciences with the Master of Computer and Information Sciences.

Research topics range from interdisciplinary research to specialised topics within data mining, knowledge engineering, information systems, robotics, bioinformatics, health informatics, mobile applications, radio frequency identification (RFID), artificial intelligence, information security, computational astronomy, geocomputation or networking.

Many of our students work closely with one of our research institutes or labs for their research. Successful graduates are well prepared for PhD study.

You take the core paper Research Methods, and complete either a research project or thesis under the guidance of an experienced academic supervisor. Your project or thesis may involve the creation of a software artefact. Enrolment in a thesis is subject to achieving at least a B- average in coursework papers including a pass in Research Methods I and approval of research proposal.

The Master of Computer and Information Sciences enables you to focus on one of the discipline clusters below, or combine papers from different clusters.

Discipline clusters include:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Software Systems Engineering

Career opportunities

  • Chief information officer/Chief technology officer
  • Database architect
  • E-Commerce solutions architect
  • General manager IT
  • Integration architect
  • IT director/manager
  • Programme manager
  • Project director/manager/leader
  • Senior technical consultant
  • Software developer/architect

Entry criteria

Must have completed the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences or an equivalent qualification with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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