Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science in The University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 3 years

Intake: February

*Fee:  $6,803 per 120 points approx

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A Bachelor of Science (BSc) lets you to grasp and improve the natural world through observation, experimentation, modelling, and calculation. Minimum 360 points are needed to ne scored in BSc :a compulsory 15-point Science course, a minimum of 255 points of Science courses and the remaining 90 points can be from either Science courses or courses from other degrees. At least 225 points must be from courses above 100-level, with at least 90 points at 300-level.

The option of Double Course or the Conjoint Course is also available.

Computer Science Major

Along with programming many other aspects of this field are introduced like interaction design, communications and networks, software design, computer security, information systems, graphics operating systems, educational systems, artificial intelligence and embedded systems (processors that are embedded in everything from mobile phones to cars. This programme avails a step beyond programming, and you learn about how to design systems that are fast, usable, reliable, secure, and scalable and make a positive impact on society and our environment.

Computer Science students acquire the techniques to tackle these challenges for applications as diverse as monitoring the condition of patients in hospitals to designing educational games for smart phones.

Career Outcomes:

  • Graduates can work in the field of:
  • Education
  • Computer forensics
  •  Embedded systems
  • Computer graphics
  •  In a variety of positions:
  • Software engineer
  •  Programmer
  • Analyst
  • Computer consultant
  • Webmaster
  • Internet developer
  • GIS analyst
  • Games developer
  • Computing tutor.
    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or any other equivalent overseas qualification

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in all.
    2. Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42.

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