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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
STAT121A†
Introduction to Statistical Methods

__________
or
STAT111B†
Statistics for Science
60 points of papers at 100 LEVEL
(45 points must be Science papers*)
 
Recommended at least two of:
STMG191A/B, ACCT101A/B/T, PHIL103A/B


YEAR 2 – 120 POINTS
COMP200A
Computer Systems

 
__________
 
COMP203A
Programming with Data Structures
COMP202B
Computer Communications

__________
 
COMP204B
Object Oriented Program Design
COMP235B
Logic and Computation
COMP219A
Database Practice and Experience
40 points of papers at 200 LEVEL
 
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 LEVEL
 
Recommended to take some of:
COMP321B, COMP333A, COMP313A, COMP317A, MCOM331A

† 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.

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