Auckland City Road
Feb 22, 2021 - Nov 17, 2023
Feb 22, 2021 - Nov 17, 2023
Feb 22, 2021 - Nov 17, 2023
*Subject to NZQA approval
We have a range of scholarships available for 2021. Find out more.
A computer science degree with a difference
Traditional computer science degrees focus on software engineering, programming and mathematics. But Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Game Development and Web and App Development are some of the biggest industries worldwide today, which is why these are the focus of our degree.
We offer a transdisciplinary programme bringing computer science, programming, art and design, social science and business knowledge together with project work so our students have the knowledge and skills to make a difference in a real-world team.
You have the choice from year two onward to major in
This programme is heavily focused on project-based learning so you graduate with real-world skills. Over 50% of course time is dedicated to tutor-led programming, with an additional 15% orientated around group projects.
Commercially-relevant projects are developed in a studio-like environment and, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, you'll finish your degree ready to carve your own path in a computational job within the creative, business or science sector.
Guaranteed work experience with international tech companies
We offer work experience for 8-10 weeks with well-known and well respected international organisations. We are the only institution in New Zealand offering these internships and externships, and they could see you working with powerhouses like Facebook and Hewlett Packard. Find out more here.
Your first year of study is all about gaining a solid foundation in software engineering and learning core skills in a range of essential areas. You will achieve this through practical collaborative project work involving design principles, algorithms and object oriented programming. This foundational year equips you with a wide range of skills and affords you time to figure out what type of career you’d like to have by choosing a specialization.
UX design I & II
Learn the foundation principles, tools and best practice for the design of content and user experience (UX).
Development principles I & II
Learn the fundamentals of programming along with software development techniques and tools used in the creation of modern applications.
Project Work I & II
This project-based introduction to the software development lifecycle (SDLC) helps you develop your understanding as you apply the skills and concepts introduced in the first two modules.
This is the year you really get to follow your passions and specialise in the areas that are of most interest to you. The specialist topics* we offer are:
Foundation of data-science
Study the infrastructure of Data Science, including the data analytics pipeline, management of large-scale data, how analytics and machine learning capabilities are built on top of that storage, and how data scientists develop machine learning and modelling platforms using libraries.
You’ll focus on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) concepts and classifications are used to design intelligent systems. This includes investigation of representation, reasoning, search methods and intelligent agents. You’ll also explore AI classifications such as Machine Learning, Robotic, Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, Expert Systems, Computer Vision, and how they are used to make intelligent systems.
Cloud Computing Fundamentals
Understand cloud concepts and models, cloud security, and infrastructure mechanisms along with various popular vendor specific Microservices. You’ll identify the building blocks of cloud computing through a combination of tutorials, workshops, and self-directed learning and research within specific types of environments. Topics include introduction to cloud providers, scaling, cloud services, cloud delivery models, cloud deployment models, cloud security, cloud usage monitors, cloud storage devices and load balance.
Cloud Application Development
You’ll deepen your understanding of cloud computing technologies and develop and design cloud solutions concepts from a business and technical perspective including services, architecture, system integration, connectivity, administration and security. You’ll explore the locking and unlocking of the cloud, including security, integration into existing operations and optimised performance. Get hands on experience with the cloud providers that dictate a major share of the Australian and New Zealand market. You’ll also get hands on with vendor certification to ensure you have a competitive advantage when looking to enter the industry.
Networking and Systems Admin
Understand the fundamentals of networking and systems administration including issues, skills and strategies associated with providing core services over a network in a multiuser environment. You’ll learn about hardware and software stacks for communication infrastructures, computer systems and different network architectures and topology. You’ll also be introduced to tools for management and monitoring to ensure the optimum performance of a system in terms of security, cost, and speed.
You will cover a range of topics including attacks on privacy, static and dynamic analysis of malware, hardware security, network security and trending applications. You’ll explore different aspects in Cybersecurity relating to cryptography, public key infrastructure, security principles and models, threats and vulnerability management and privacy and anonymity issues.
Game Development (Creative)
Technical Design for Software
Immerse yourself in software design and construction. Get an introduction to several software design patterns and processes that enable the creation of high-quality software, and learn to analyse specific software projects and use design language (UML) for modelling the development process.
Society, Enterprise, Innovation
Develop an understanding of how games act as a force for good and their utility is growing beyond entertainment.
*Subject to NZQA approval
Investigative Studio 2
Implement a prototype and minimal viable product for your personal creative project and receive feedback in scheduled critique sessions. This is an opportunity to reflect on research and development practices and strategies in a process of double-loop learning.
Develop a commercially or socially viable capstone project (building on your proof of concept prototype developed in the Investigative Studio 2 module). Apply the skills and expertise you developed throughout the programme as part of an integrated production team.
Unity, Unreal, C# programming, Android Studio, mobile apps, ARCore, ARToolKit
$9,947.29 + $340 Student Services Levy (per year) + $350 Course Related Costs*
*Course Related Cost - Covers software licensing for student use on campus for the period of 1 year. This amount can be covered by studylink's courses related cost loan.
(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)
$21,500 (Year 1) + $2,500 course fee
$21,500 (Year 2) + $2,500 course fee
$21,500 (Year 3) + $2,500 course fee
We recognise that this year has been tough for students, especially if you’re moving on from High School. Because of this we are offering Discretionary Admission to students who have missed out on credits, so you don’t need to have University Entrance or NCEA Level 3 to be accepted into this programme. You will need to show you have your literacy and numeracy credits at Level 1, and at least your Level 2 NCEA certificate. A support letter from your school is also beneficial but not essential. Please speak to our Student Recruitment Advisors for more information
Usually you would need to meet the following criteria:
NCEA University Entrance (UE), or equivalent CIE/IB grades, or equivalent qualification from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution.
Applicants who do not meet General Admission requirements and are at least 16 (and under 20) may apply for Discretionary Admission by demonstrating significant level of achievement in Year 12, or completion of a relevant foundation programme or tertiary qualification.
If applicants do not meet General Admission requirements and are over 20, New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and have relevant experience and skills, they may apply for Special Admission by submitting a professional portfolio and/or documented industry experience.
International students need to be at least 18 years old. If an applicant's first language is not English, they must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS 6.0.
The Bachelor of Creative Software doesn’t just focus on computer science theory, it also builds skills to position you for success in this ever-changing world. Set yourself up for a career in some of New Zealand’s most forward-thinking businesses.
Some dream employers in NZ
Take the first step to an entrepreneurial career in web, app or game development.
Term dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and student are offered the best learning experience.
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