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Want a degree with great career prospects?

2nd in NZYou've come to the right place. In the field of Computer Science and Information Systems, the University of Otago is ranked among the best 200 universities in the world, sharing second place in New Zealand. Our graduates are in high demand, and enjoy a range of career opportunities.

Information Science is an exciting discipline as information plays an increasingly vital role in just about everything we do in modern society. As a result, IT professionals are involved in almost every field of endeavour imaginable. People with IT skills are sought after across fields like business, science, education, health, music and mass media.

Our industry links strengthen your Otago degree

When you're looking for a job after you graduate, you want a degree that is highly respected – and highly relevant. Our industry connections help to make that possible. They inform the Department’s teaching programme, ensuring that you receive an education that is relevant to the current job market. In short, you can expect to be ‘industry ready’ from graduation.

Undergraduate study options

As an undergraduate you can study Information Science as part of a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA). You can also specialise in Telecommunications, Software Engineering or Geographic Information Systems in a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc).

Information Science is also a great second major or minor. Since information and computation are pervasive in modern organisations, some knowledge of Information Science is valuable in almost any career.

Postgraduate study options

We offer a range of study options for postgraduate students including Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Masters by research, Masters by coursework, and Diplomas.