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!

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Computer Science : What is it ?

A student at work

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


Nature Hack
Want a new challenge after the exams are over in November? ...Read More

From Amy Ma, Sqore:

Create something amazing with this November's Nature Hack! Callaghan Innovation and Landcare Research are challenging NZ students to a weekend hackathon on Nov 6 - 8.

Free to enter, and held at a secret location in Wellington. Dream teams of up to three, or take destiny into your own hands!

More information here.

CS Summer School papers
COMP160 (General Programming), COSC326 (Effective Programming) and COSC360 (Computer Game Design) ...Read More

COMP160 (General Programming), COSC326 (Effective Programming) and COSC360 (Computer Game Design) are to be offered in Summer School 2016.

The Otago Summer School will run from 11 January - 19 February.

More information about our three papers:

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