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Information Systems

NOTE: Where the 2014 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.

Requirements

We list the Information Systems requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2014 schedule.



YEAR 1 – 120 POINTS
COMP103A/B
Introduction to Computer Science 1
COMP104B
Introduction to Computer Science 2
MATH102A/B
Introduction to Algebra
STAT121†
Introduction to Statistical Methods
60 points of papers at 100 LEVEL
(30 points must be outside FCMS)
 
Recommended at least two of:
STMG191A/B, ACCT101A/B/T, PHIL103A/B


YEAR 2 – 120 POINTS
COMP200A
Computer Systems

 
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COMP203A
Programming with Data Structures
COMP202B
Computer Communications

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COMP204B
Object Oriented Program Design
COMP235B
Logic and Computation
COMP219A
Database Practice and Experience
40 points of papers at 200 LEVEL
(20 points must be outside FCMS)
 
Recommended at least one of:
HRMG241A/T, MCOM231A,
MCOM292B, PHIL218S


YEAR 3 – 120 POINTS
COMP315B
Information Systems Development
COMP329A
Database Systems
COMP325B
Human-Computer Interaction
20 points of papers at 300 LEVEL and
40 points of papers at 200 or 300 LEVEL*
 
Recommended to take some of:
COMP321B, COMP333A, COMP313A, COMP317A, MCOM331A


YEAR 4 – 120 POINTS
COMP477
Report of an Investigation

 
COMP442A
Web Search: Technical and Social Issues
COMP443B
Information Management
20 points of papers at 400 LEVEL plus 40 points of papers at 300 LEVEL* in Computer Science
 
At least one of:
COMP432B, COMP450A

† 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.

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