Duration
2 years
Intakes
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Foreign students
USD 29,699
NZD 44,500
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Master of Computing focuses on fast-developing areas of computing including networks and security, internet and intranets, interactive multimedia, data mining, adaptive business intelligence and health informatics. Key learning objectives include designing, planning and organising technology-based projects that are produced on time, to high standards and within budget. You'll develop your analytical, research, strategic planning and project management skills. Highlights include:

  • A combination of on-campus weekend classes and a high proportion of self-directed research. Classes are supplemented by electronic communications.
  • Choose from a wide range of thesis topics and supervisors, giving you the chance to focus on an area of your interest.
  • Flexibility: you choose whether you want to undertake a major 120-credit research project or to focus on coursework and do a 90-credit thesis.
  • Increase your leadership and management skills through communication, leadership and co-operation in team-based projects.
  • Learn from expert lecturers on the cutting-edge of the discipline.
  • Enjoy state-of-the-art labs, open seven days a week.
  • Get individual support: new postgraduate students are enrolled by the Programme Leader and given their timetables individually.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.