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.
† BSc regulation 8 requires 105 points across at least four science subjects. 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.
* BSc regulation 8 requires 105 points across at least four science subjects. These elective 100 level papers should be recognised Science papers, which are all papers offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, all COMP, STAT and MATH papers (except MATH168), and PHIL102, PSYC102 and PSYC103.
Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.