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Information Sciences, BInfSc

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #287 (QS) Auckland, New Zealand
Information Sciences spans across 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. The Bachelor in Information Sciences is offered by Massey University.
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The Bachelor in Information Sciences is offered by Massey University.

At Massey University you can follow your interest in computing in a friendly and flexible learning environment.

Join the trail blazers

Massey leads New Zealand in computer science education and is the only university in New Zealand to offer both data science and information technology majors in an undergraduate programme.

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 in computer science, information technology and software engineering 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 BInfSci is a first-class, internationally-recognised qualification allowing you to take your career around the world.

Become an all-round problem solver

The Massey BInfSci 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.

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.

In demand

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.

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 BInfSci 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 InfSc or the Master of Information Sciences.

BinfSc or BSc?

The Bachelor of Information Sciences, includes a range of topics such as computer science, software engineering and information technology. It is the perfect degree if you would like to pursue a career as a computing professional. The Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) allows computer science to be combined with other science subjects such as mathematics, statistics and physics.


There is huge demand for people with information sciences skills.

Massey Bachelor of Information Sciences graduates continued to find employment even during the recent recession when graduates in other fields struggled.

Today - there are more employment opportunities in information communication technology (ICT) than any other sector in New Zealand. The same often applies internationally. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    120 credits/year

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Written Communication for Information Sciences 
  • Academic Writing in English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Statistics for Business 
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Agri-Statistics
  • Programming Fundamentals 
  • Computational Thinking and Software Development
  • Social and Professional Issues in Information Technology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • For most undergraduate level programmes, the minimum academic entry requirement is successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. 
  • International students who have previously studied at a New Zealand secondary school should refer to the secondary school requirements section.
  • International students who have completed 3 x B at level 5 or 6 passes in the New Zealand Diploma of Business may apply for entry into a Bachelor's programme

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21181 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4458 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Domestic students: 6900 NZD
  • International students: 32780 NZD

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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