computer science


Welcome to Computer Science

There has never been a better time to become qualified in Computer Science - both the number of jobs available and the salary levels for graduates are projected to rise - see our employment resources page.

Our focus has always been on great teaching informed by great research, and now that we're in the Owheo building we have a single location for our labs, tutorials and research activities, and state of the art facilities. You can find the Owheo building on this map (PDF).

Our graduates find that a multitude of professions are available to them - in the legal, financial and business fields through to games development, software engineering and computer graphics.

Open the door to your future - explore our web pages to learn more!

You can also check our Facebook page.

Quick Links




Computer Science : What is it ?

A student at work

See an introduction to Computer Science with Associate Professor Brendan McCane.


New ICT grad school
Five institutions, including ours, are to host a new ICT grad school ...Read More

"[Steven Joyce] has now revealed that the southern ICT grad school school will be hosted by the South Island Tertiary Alliance, which consists of the University of Canterbury, Christchurch Polytechnic and Institute of Technology (CPIT), Lincoln University, Otago Polytechnic and the University of Otago.

It will eventually have a Christchurch campus .. and a satellite site in Dunedin."

Read more.

Mira Guise
Congratulations to Mira, whose PhD thesis has been accepted ...Read More

The department congratulates Mira Guise, whose PhD thesis has now been accepted.

Mira's thesis is entitled 'An examination of polychronous neural groups as a potential substrate for representation'.

See all news