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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 School'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.

World ranking

In the field of Computer Science and Information Systems, the University of Otago is ranked among the best universities in the world, and number one for research in New Zealand (PBRF Quality Evaluation, latest evaluation 2018).

Undergraduate study options

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

Undergraduate study options

Postgraduate study options

We offer a range of study options for postgraduate students  including

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Masters by research
  • Masters by coursework
  • Diplomas
  • Certificate

Postgraduate study options


Papers are the building blocks of your degree.

Information Science papers you can study at the School of Computing

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