Create the tools that will change the world tomorrow
Information Sciences spans most of our daily lives and this will only increase as the world becomes more connected. Be part of one of the fastest growing industries in the world and choose an exciting, innovative career solving real-world problems with technology.
What is it like?
At Massey University you can follow your interest in computing in a friendly and flexible learning environment.
Join the trailblazers
Massey is a New Zealand leader in IT education and is the only university in New Zealand to offer both information systems and information technology majors in an undergraduate programme.
We are also one of the few where your information sciences qualification covers all three disciplines of computer science, information technology and software engineering. These majors are not isolated and you can choose to have more or less of these three areas as part of your study, depending on your area of interest or career ambitions.
Accredited by the industry
The Bachelor of Information Sciences is one of the first computing degrees in New Zealand to be accredited by the IT industry. Massey University’s majors are all endorsed by the Institute of IT professionals, the professional body for those working in the IT industry.
Seize an international career
Accredited by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals and part of the Seoul Accord, the Massey BInfSc is a first-class, internationally-recognised qualification allowing you to take your career around the world.
Become an all-around problem solver
The Massey BInfSc is the only degree in New Zealand that features all five majors in one programme, giving you core technical knowledge across the whole information sciences spectrum. This means you have the flexibility to study across all majors to learn how an application is developed from conception right through to finished product, ensuring you graduate as a creative, adaptable and high-value employee.
You’ll learn a broad spectrum of skills from business management through to developing software and hardware. So you’ll emerge from your studies at Massey with a well-rounded understanding of the whole industry as well as the specialist skills you’ll need to become an excellent ICT professional.
Choose your major later on
You may be thinking about studying in this area but are not sure what major to choose. At Massey, you have the flexibility to change your major right up until the end of your first year. So you can complete the first year of study, and once you’ve experienced the different subjects, make up your mind after that.
A report by Absolute IT showed that IT employers are seeking increasing numbers of staff. In Auckland alone, 75% of IT employers are planning to recruit additional staff and contractors in 2016. The majority of the hiring is taking place because of increased demand and new projects.”
The research showed that high demand areas are now software development, business analysis, project management and data/database. These are the key areas of information sciences you can study through the Bachelor of Information Sciences at Massey.
Massey University’s programme is ranked in the top 300 university computer science and information systems programmes in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings.
The personal approach
When you study the Bachelor of Information Sciences at Massey you’ll join small classes, where interaction with the lecturer is commonplace. You will be able to ask questions of the lecturers and get their support and advice.
Wider options for when you study
The Massey BInfSc allows you to choose a minor in any subject across the university - so personalise your degree and stand out from the crowd with unique minors such as public health, Earth science, defence studies or entrepreneurship and small business.
You can start your three-year degree at the beginning of the year, or in Semester Two (starting July). Or if you’d like to do your degree in a condensed period of time you can complete extra courses during our Summer School (November to February), allowing you to complete your degree in less time. Once you graduate you can move on to advanced study in the BInfSc (Honours) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences or the Master of Information Sciences.
Available at Auckland
Available at Manawatū
Available via Distance Learning
Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning