NOTE: Where the 2013 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.
The Information Systems specialisation prepares students for careers in the development of computerised business systems, the area of greatest opportunity in the New Zealand computer industry.
The specialisation concentrates on building appropriate information systems for many different kinds of situations. Information systems design, software development, information systems technologies, and practical work are strongly emphasised. It is also valuable to have a good understanding of the area for which you are building a system. The Information Systems specialisation therefore recommends optional papers to take in
your choice of application area, including papers in management, accounting, finance, human resource management, operations management, or public administration, with other areas possible.
We list the Information Systems requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2013 schedule.
† BCMS regulation 8 requires 50 points from subjects in the field other than the major including at least 20 points above 100 Level. STAT121 will help satisfy these requirements and is strongly recommended in its own right. It also helps students keep their options open for changing to another major with the Faculty if desired.
* For the honours programme, the two 200 level papers in year 3 must be replaced by an additional two 300 level papers, and year 4 requirements are COMP520 Report of an Investigation (45 points) plus five COMP5XX papers (15 points each). Permission may be given to include up to 30 points at 500 level from outside Computer Science.
Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.
Admission to Honours Programme
To be eligible for honours candidates will require an average of B+ in at least 80 points at 300 level in Computer Science papers. This does not apply to double major students, who will be treated separately.