Computer Science (2021)

Computer Science involves the study of all aspects of computers: their technology, algorithms and programming, underlying theory, and their application.

To complete the Bachelor of Computer Science without a specified programme, students must take the following papers:

Year 1: COMPX101 or ENGEN103, COMPX102, CSMAX170, MATHS135, STATS111 or STATS121, DIGIB101 or MGSYS101 and 30 points from any subject at 100 level or above.

Year 2: COMPX201 or COMPX241, COMPX202 or COMPX242, COMPX203, COMPX204, COMPX222, COMPX223, CSMAX270 and 15 points from any subject at 200 level or above.

Year 3: COMPX301, COMPX324, COMPX361, either (15 points from any 300 level COMPX paper and one of COMPX374 or COMPX397) or COMPX371 or COMPX398, COMPX322 or COMPX323 or COMPX304, 15 points from any 300 level COMPX paper and 15 points from any subject at 200 level or above.

Notes: Students intending to take COMPX371 should take the prerequisite SCIEN270 in Year 2 and defer CSMAX270 to Year 3. If you intend to take the BCompSc without a specified programme, but would like to include a minor subject, you would replace the elective papers in Year 1, 2 and 3 for 60 points in the appropriate minor subject area offered at the University of Waikato.

Computer Science is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours (BCMS(Hons)), the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and the Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)). Computer Science may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Computer Science as a single major for the BCMS(Hons), BSc or the BSc(Tech), students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Computer Science, including 105 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level.

BCMS(Hons) and BSc students must complete COMPX101 or ENGEN103, COMPX102, COMPX201, COMPX202, COMPX203, COMPX204, COMPX361 and at least 15 points from List B. Students in the BCMS(Hons) will also need to take at least 60 points in the subject of Computer Science at 500 level, including COMPX520.

BSc(Tech) students must complete COMPX101 or ENGEN103, COMPX102, COMPX201, COMPX202, COMPX203, COMPX204, COMPX301 or COMPX361 and at least 15 points from List B.

To complete Computer Science as part of a double major for the BCMS(Hons), BSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Computer Science, including 90 points above 100 level, and 30 points above 200 level. Students must complete COMPX101 or ENGEN103, COMPX102, COMPX201, COMPX202, COMPX203, COMPX204, COMPX361 and 15 points from List B. Students in the BCMS(Hons) will also need to take at least 60 points in the subject of their first major at 500 level including COMPX520 if Computer Science is the first major.

The List B papers are: COMPX301, COMPX304, COMPX307, COMPX310, COMPX318, COMPX322, COMPX323 and COMPX341.

To complete a minor in Computer Science, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Computer Science major, including at least 30 points above 100 level, and including COMPX201.

Note: There will be no new enrolments in the BSc(Tech) in Computer Science from 2021.

Students who commenced a major in Computer Science in 2017 or prior are encouraged to contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(CompSc) and GradDip(CompSc)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Computer Science at an advanced level in their first degree.

    For further details, contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science Office.

  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(CompSc), PGDip(CompSc), PGDip(CyberSec), BSc(Hons), MCS, MSc, MSc(Res) and MSc(Tech)

    The papers ENGME585 and LEGAL526 would not normally be considered papers in the subject of Computer Science.

    The papers COMPX568 and COMPX569 are available only for the PGCertInfoTech and the 240 point MInfoTech.

    The papers CSMAX570, CSMAX596 and RPLCR570 are available only for the MInfoTech.

    The papers COMPX520 and COMPX577 are normally available only for the BCMS and BCMS(Hons) degrees, respectively.

    To complete a PGCert(CompSc), students must complete 60 points at 500 level consisting of 60 points from papers listed in the subject of Computer Science.

    To complete a PGDip(CompSc), students must complete 120 points at 500 level including at least 90 points from papers listed in the subject of Computer Science.

    To complete a PGDip(CyberSec), students must complete 120 points at 500 level including COMPX518, COMPX519, COMPX527, LEGAL526, and one of COMPX513, COMPX514 or COMPX515.

    Enrolment in papers towards the BSc(Hons) is only by invitation of the Head of School. To complete a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from the papers listed in the subject of Computer Science, of which at least 30 points must be in research (normally COMPX591).

    The compulsory papers for the Master of Cyber Security degree are COMPX518, COMPX519, COMPX527, either COMPX592 or COMPX593, LEGAL526, and one of COMPX513, COMPX514 or COMPX515. Students admitted into the 120 point Master of Cyber Security will be given appropriate waivers on the compulsory papers based on the 500 level study completed prior to admittance.

    To complete an MSc in Computer Science, students admitted under section 2(a) of the MSc regulations must complete 180 points at 500 level including COMPX592 and at least 60 points from papers listed in the subject of Computer Science.

    To complete an MSc (Research) in Computer Science, students admitted under section 2(a) of the MSc (Research) regulations must complete 180 points at 500 level consisting of COMPX594 and 60 points from papers listed in the subject of Computer Science.

    To complete an MSc(Tech) in Computer Science, students admitted under section 2(a) of the MSc(Tech) regulations must complete 180 points at 500 level consisting of COMPX593, 30 points of professional practice papers and 60 points from papers listed in the subject of Computer Science.

    Candidates for these graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Graduate Advisor of the Department of Computer Science.

  • Prescriptions for the PGCertInfoTech and MInfoTech

    Candidates enrolled in the PGCertInfoTech must complete 60 points from COMPX568 and COMPX569.

    Candidates enrolled in the 120 point MInfoTech must complete 60 points from CSMAX596, 15 points from CSMAX570 or other approved paper, and at least 45 points from the 500 level Computer Science or Geography papers listed below (excluding COMPX568 and COMPX569), or courses listed in the University of Auckland Master of Information Technology Schedule.

    Candidates enrolled in the 180 point MInfoTech must complete 60 points from CSMAX596, 30 points chosen from CSMAX570, ENGME585, or other approved papers, and at least 90 points from the 500 level Computer Science or Geography papers listed below (excluding COMPX568 and COMPX569), or courses listed in the University of Auckland Master of Information Technology Schedule.

    Candidates enrolled in the 240 point MInfoTech must complete 60 points from COMPX568 and COMPX569, 60 points from CSMAX596, 30 points chosen from CSMAX570, ENGME585, or other approved papers, and at least 90 points from the 500 level Computer Science or Geography papers listed below, or courses listed in the University of Auckland Master of Information Technology Schedule.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX101Introduction to Programming15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Online), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Waikato Pathways College), 21C (Waikato Pathways College) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper introduces computer programming in C# - the exciting challenge of creating software and designing artificial worlds within the computer. It also covers concepts such as the internals of the home computer, the history and future of computers, cyber security, computer gaming, databases, mobile computing and current researc...
    COMPX102Object-Oriented Programming15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21C (Waikato Pathways College), 21H (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper continues from COMPX101, expanding upon data organisation and algorithms, and introducing code contracts, computer architecture, Boolean algebra, assembly language, program analysis and object-oriented programming.
    COMPX151The Computing Experience15.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21H (Hamilton)
    This laboratory-based paper introduces a range of computer tools for application in the sciences, the arts and other disciplines. Students tailor the paper to their own needs by selecting sets of exercises to extend their prior knowledge.
    COMPX161Introduction to the Web15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Waikato Pathways College), 21C (Waikato Pathways College), 21I (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper introduces the core Web technologies of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Students will learn how to combine these technologies with design principles to produce effective web content.
    CSMAX170Foundations in Computing and Mathematical Sciences15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21A (Waikato Pathways College), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Waikato Pathways College)
    The objective of this paper is to provide students with the academic foundations for computing and mathematical sciences. The paper will cover the following areas: -Effective academic reasoning and communication -Information literacy and research skills -Academic integrity -Techniques and tools in the computing and mathematical sci...
    DIGIB101The World of Digital Business15.021B (Hamilton) & 21C (Waikato Pathways College)
    Information and communications technologies are fundamentally changing business operations. This paper introduces all aspects associated with the ever-evolving field of digital business.
    DSIGN125Introduction to Communication Design Production15.021A (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper enables students to perform basic computing operations and to operate software packages for the manipulation of visual images and text for use in print and screen-based applications. Students will be introduced to basic computing concepts and provided with software tutorials and related exercises.
    ENGEN103Engineering Computing15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21G (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers.
    ENGEN111Electricity for Engineers15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21X (Hamilton)
    Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments.
    MATHS135Discrete Structures15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21C (Waikato Pathways College)
    An introduction to a number of the structures of discrete mathematics with wide applicability in areas such as: computer logic, analysis of algorithms, telecommunications, networks and public key cryptography. In addition it introduces a number of fundamental concepts which are useful in Statistics, Computer Science and further stu...
    MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Waikato Pathways College) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.
    STATS111Statistics for Science15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21C (Waikato Pathways College)
    An introductory paper in statistics that uses Microsoft Excel. Topics include the collection and presentation of data, basic principles of experimental design, hypothesis testing, regression and the analysis of categorical data.
    STATS121Introduction to Statistical Methods15.021A (Hamilton)
    An introduction to statistical data collection and analysis. Topics include general principles for statistical problem solving; some practical examples of statistical inference; and the study of relationships between variables using regression analysis.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX201Data Structures and Algorithms15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21G (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper introduces programming with data structures using Java. Students learn how to program in Java and become familiar with the design, analysis, and application of commonly used data structures, including stacks, queues, lists, trees, and sets.
    COMPX202Mobile Computing and Software Architecture15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21H (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper covers object-oriented programming, primarily as seen in Java, but also touching on alternative approaches. It introduces software development methodologies and the use of support tools, particularly repositories and a testing framework. Project work starts with GUI development in Java and works through to the constructi...
    COMPX203Computer Systems15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an overview of the operation of computer systems. The central theme is the way in which the hardware and software co-operate to allow the execution of programs written in a high-level language.
    COMPX204Practical Networking and Cyber Security15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an overview of the technologies and protocols involved in computer communications and cyber security. Practical work includes network programming.
    COMPX205Data Mining15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga)
    This paper is a practical introduction to data mining using machine learning techniques. Students will gain hands-on experience using the Weka open-source machine learning software developed by the Department of Computer Science and used by companies and universities both in New Zealand and overseas.
    COMPX221Programming for Creative Industries15.021A (Hamilton)
    A fundamental grounding in object-oriented programming that uses Processing software to creative visual outputs for creative industries.
    COMPX222Web Development15.021B (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper provides a broad overview of the principles and technologies used in Internet Applications, with practical experience of client-side and server-side programming.
    COMPX223Database Practice and Experience15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper approaches the subject of databases from a practical perspective - how do I create a database and how do I retrieve/update data. Both aspects are heavily addressed in this paper. Database creation and querying, using SQL, will be introduced in lectures as you will master practical skills associated with a commercial Data...
    COMPX241Software Engineering Development15.021A (Hamilton)
    An introduction to abstract data types and dynamic data structures, programming in Java, and with an introduction to the theory and practice of testing. Broader software engineering practices will be developed through a group project.
    COMPX242Software Engineering Design15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers object-oriented programming, primarily as seen in Java, but also touching on alternative approaches. It introduces software development methodologies and the use of support tools, particularly repositories and a testing framework. Project work starts with GUI develoment in Java and works through to the constructio...
    COMPX251Applied Computing Tools 115.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21H (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper enables students to widen their experience of computer software using an intensive laboratory programme. Students select from a variety of themes, including video editing, website design, digital library development, computer game construction, animation and 3D modelling.
    COMPX252Applied Computing Tools 215.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21H (Hamilton)
    This paper provides an opportunity to explore several software applications in depth. It is based on an intensive laboratory programme, where students tailor their choices to their own needs and interests by selecting two themes from a set of modules.
    COMPX290Directed Study15.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    A directed study involving the design, implementation and testing of the solution to a hardware and/or software engineering problem and production of a formal report.
    CSMAX270Cultural Perspectives for Computing and Mathematical Sciences15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga)
    The paper provides students with an understanding of scientific and culture-specific perspectives on issues in computing and mathematical sciences. Students will learn how these perspectives can be applied in diverse cultural, international, ethical, and professional contexts.
    ENGEE233Digital Electronics and Microprocessors15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with an introduction to digital electronics and microprocessors. It covers combinatorial and sequential logic, hardware description languages, and processor architecture and construction.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX301Design and Analysis of Algorithms15.021A (Hamilton)
    This course gives a survey of advanced algorithms and analysis of their performance, along with heuristic methods that include basic Artificial Intelligence techniques.
    COMPX304Advanced Networking and Cyber Security15.021B (Hamilton)
    A study of computer networks with a focus on Internet protocols and security. The aim of this paper is to develop a practical understanding of the operation and programming of core internet protocols, application protocols, and transmission technologies.
    COMPX307Principles of Programming Languages15.021B (Hamilton)
    The design, implementation and use of programming languages, in particular the use of functional languages to implement imperative languages will be studied. Assignments will involve challenging programming problems.
    COMPX310Machine Learning15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces Machine Learning (ML) which is the science of making predictions. ML algorithms strive to be fast and highly accurate, while processing large datasets. This paper will use standard Python-based ML toolkits to teach the fundamentals of ML.
    COMPX318Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things15.021X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper teaches how to develop software for mobile devices and its interaction with the Internet of Things
    COMPX322Advanced Web Development15.021A (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper covers a range of topics relating to the development of web applications. These include the latest developments in HTML, CSS and JavaScript; asynchronous communication using AJAX; security issues; object-oriented JavaScript; RESTful web services; XML; JSON and development libraries and frameworks.
    COMPX323Advanced Database Concepts15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides an introduction to the advanced features of database management systems. Students will learn to use and manipulate advanced features, and to understand and explore the technical background of large database management systems. They will have hand-on practice in using these features to create, query and maintain ...
    COMPX324User Experience Design15.021B (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    An introduction to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) where students develop skills and techniques for the design and evaluation of modern computer interfaces.
    COMPX341Software Quality Assurance15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces methods to assure process and product quality for designing, constructing, testing and maintaining software.
    COMPX349Embedded Systems15.021B (Hamilton)
    This course covers the principles and design of embedded systems, including micro-controllers, embedded system architecture, real-time programming and operating systems, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays.
    COMPX361Logic and Computation15.021B (Hamilton)
    The syllabus includes: further development of predicate logic with application to program verification; mathematical induction including structural induction; finite state automata and regular languages; Kleene's Theorem; Turing machines, the Church-Turing thesis, universal Turing machines and the Halting problem; formal grammars a...
    COMPX371Computer Science Work Placement30.021X (Block)
    This paper provides a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    COMPX372Computer Science Work Placement 215.021X (Block)
    This paper provides a second full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    COMPX373Computer Science Work Placement 315.021X (Block)
    This paper provides the third full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    COMPX374Software Engineering Industry Project15.021B (Hamilton)
    Students work in small groups to build a medium sized software project. They develop requirements and specification, design the system structure and user interface, carry out documentation preparation, implementation, and maintenance. This paper includes a component on professional interaction skills within the workplace and CV pre...
    COMPX375Information Systems Industry Project15.021B (Hamilton)
    Students address a real world problem by performing systems planning, analysis, design and implementation. Working in groups, they submit reports, conduct reviews, develop prototypes, and make formal presentations. This paper includes a component on professional interaction skills within the workplace and CV preparation.
    COMPX379Computer Science Work Placement 415.021X (Block)
    This paper provides the a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    COMPX390Directed Study15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    A directed study involving the design, implementation and testing of the solution to a hardware and/or software engineering problem and production of a formal report.
    COMPX397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    COMPX398Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study30.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    ENGEE319Smart Grids and the Internet of Things15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper is concerned with the application of sensors and IoT to modern smart grid electrical power systems including; sensor interfacing, data processing, power flow control and network stability.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX502Cryptography15.021A (Hamilton)
    An introduction to cryptographic methods.
    COMPX513Topics in Computer Networks15.021B (Hamilton)
    One or more special topics in computer networks, at an advanced level.
    COMPX515Security for Advanced Networks15.021B (Hamilton)
    Networks have evolved considerable in the last decade, leading to new technologies. Changes in the attack surface make network security a permanent concern. Novel approaches to protect them are required.
    COMPX518Cyber Security15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the key topics in the important field of cyber security. It will cover various aspects of defensive, offensive and preventative security. Selective topics from a wide range, such as security vulnerabilities, secure software, intrusion detection and prevention, cryptography, applied cryptography, authentication...
    COMPX519Malware Analysis and Penetration Testing15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper goes through two important aspects of Cyber Security. It first covers the defensive security techniques of malware analysis and then examines the offensive security techniques of penetration testing.
    COMPX520Dissertation45.021D (Hamilton), 21I (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    A directed study investigation and report on an approved project or study topic under the supervision of a lecturer. Student's should obtain the lecturer's approval and signature on an enrolment sheet (available from the School Office).
    COMPX521Advanced Machine Learning15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper exposes students to more advanced topics in machine learning. Rule induction, numeric prediction, clustering and state-of-the-art ensemble learning methods are among the topics covered.
    COMPX523Data Stream Mining15.021A (Hamilton)
    Data streams are everywhere, from F1 racing over electricity networks to news feeds. Data stream mining relies on and develops new incremental algorithms that process streams under strict resource limitations.
    COMPX527Cloud Computing Technologies and Security15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper explores cloud computing's underlying enabling technologies (e.g. virtualisation) and business models. It also covers key research topics in cloud computing security, trust and data privacy.
    COMPX529Engineering Self-Adaptive Systems15.021B (Hamilton)
    Software needs to manage itself to fullfill dynamic requirements in a changing environment. Self-adaptive software is currently employed in clouds, networks, IoT, autonomous robots, etc. Adaptation challenges include self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing and self protection.
    COMPX532Information Visualisation15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to provide an awareness of the potential offered by information visualisation techniques, a familiarity with the underlying concepts, and an understanding and ability to effectively design and apply information visualisations in a given context.
    COMPX539Usability Engineering15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the design and evaluation of interactive computer systems with a focus on user studies. Topics covered include: scenarios, ethnography, designing and performing user studies, and ethical issues involved in studying human-computer interaction.
    COMPX542Web Search: Technical and Social Issues15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the operation of web search engines, the development of web spam and techniques for combating it, and social issues raised by centralised search engines.
    COMPX552Model Checking15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper shows how reactive systems can be modelled and analysed using finite-state machines and temporal logic, and how model checking tools can be used to verify crucial properties of safety-critical systems. It also provides an introduction into the algorithms and data structures used to model check very large finite-state sys...
    COMPX553Extremely Parallel Programming15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers advanced parallel programming for large-scale parallelism. A variety of programming techniques will be covered, with application to cluster computers, GPU computing, many-core computing and cloud computing.
    COMPX554Specification Languages and Models15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper deals with various aspects of modelling systems using advanced best practice methods from the software engineering field. It will introduce at least one of the main software modelling languages, Z, including its semantics, logic and associated tools.
    COMPX555Bioinformatics15.021B (Hamilton)
    An introduction to bioinformatics, open to students majoring in computer science or biology. It includes an overview of molecular biology, genomics, script language programming, algorithms for biological data, an introduction to machine learning and data mining, and relevant statistical methods.
    COMPX556Metaheuristic Algorithms15.021B (Hamilton)
    Metaheuristic are stochastic search algorithms for solving massive scale combinatorial problems where exact algorithms do not exist. This paper explores the state-of-the-art metaheuristics such as GRASP, particle swarm optimisation, and parallel metaheuristics, along with their applications in operations research, science and engin...
    COMPX560Turing Topics in Computer Science15.021X (Hamilton)
    One or more special topics in computer science, at an advanced level.
    COMPX568Programming for Industry30.021A (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    An examination of object-oriented programming and design. Key principles of object-oriented programming: typing, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism and composition. Fundamental object-oriented modelling and design techniques. Students will develop application software of reasonable complexity that draws on object-oriented lan...
    COMPX569Programming with Web Technologies30.021A (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    An examination of developing web-based applications. Client-side technologies: HTML, CSS and Javascript. Server-side technologies to support dynamic Web pages and data access. Fundamental relational database concepts and design techniques. Principles of Web-application design. HCI considerations and mobile clients.
    COMPX575Programming Tools and Techniques15.021A (Hamilton) & 21B (Hamilton)
    A paper in programming techniques applicable to a range of research applications in Computer Science.
    COMPX576Programming Project15.021A (Hamilton) & 21B (Hamilton)
    A paper where research programming techniques are applied to a specific (elective) field in Computer Science.
    COMPX577Report of an Investigation15.021A (Hamilton) & 21B (Hamilton)
    A directed study involving the design, implementation and testing of the solution to a hardware and/or software engineering problem and production of a formal report.
    COMPX585Preparation for Research in Computer Science15.021A (Hamilton) & 21B (Hamilton)
    A paper about how to plan, conduct and report research in the field of computer science, in which students gain skills in and understanding of reading and critiquing research materials, planning research projects and developing research proposals, carrying out literature surveys, and writing research papers.
    COMPX591Dissertation30.021I (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    COMPX592Dissertation60.021X (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    COMPX593Computer Science Thesis90.021X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    COMPX594Computer Science Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    CSMAX570Preparing for the ICT Internship15.021A (Hamilton) & 21B (Hamilton)
    This paper will enable learners to develop the key soft and transferable skills and competencies important to be work-ready and prepared for the internship component of the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) programme at FCMS. These skills and competencies will be primarily developed through a software development projec...
    CSMAX596Computer Science Internship60.021A (Block), 21B (Block), 21C (Block) & 21X (Block)
    This internship enables the development of practical knowledge and hands-on experience through a supervised internship in the IT industry.
    ENGEE531Advanced Signal Processing15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces advanced methods for digitally processing signals. It covers signal transforms with applications in 1D and 2D, principles and practical methods of digital filter design, statistical signal processing.
    ENGEE580Mechatronic Projects15.021A (Hamilton)
    The paper brings together electronic, programming, and mechanical skills into projects where real-time systems are designed, constructed, and demonstrated. Timing of actuators and sensor inputs from fastest to slowest limits of a real-time controller imparts an appreciation of scheduling what is possible in any given mechatronic pr...
    GEOGY538Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems15.021X (Block)
    Automated GIS, using programming or scripts, are extremely powerful compared to the 'point and click' environment, and are the most practical method for the spatial analysis of large data sets. GIS professionals are expected have the skills to write their own scripts, as well as execute and manipulate existing scripts. In this pape...
    GEOGY548Advanced Geographic Information Systems Modelling15.021X (Block)
    This paper provides a close examination of contemporary GIS modelling. GIS is used for a range of applications and in this paper students gain practical experience and understanding of many of these. Students are given the opportunity to develop GIS models in their choice of application. This paper is required for the graduate spec...
    GEOGY558Applied Geographic Information Systems for Research and Planning15.021A (Hamilton)
    GIS is used widely in a range of industries and government agencies, and graduates competent in GIS are sort after for employment. This paper is designed as an introduction to GIS for graduate students and is co-taught with GEOGY328. It covers all aspects of GIS analysis, including remote sensing and model building. ArcGIS Pro is u...
    LEGAL526Legal Aspects of Cyber Security30.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper explores the legal aspects of cyber security and cyber crime, by analysing selected legislation and case law relevant to the area of cyber security. The paper covers the ethical and legal boundaries of rights and liability of security professionals.
    RPLCR570Recognition of Prior Learning - Professional Learning in an ICT Setting15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper allows students to submit a portfolio for assessment for recognition of prior learning undertaken in a professional ICT setting, for credit towards the Master of Information technology within the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX800Computer Science MPhil Thesis120.021I (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX900Computer Science PhD Thesis120.021I (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    No description available.
    COMPX901Computer Science Creative Practice PhD Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
    No description available.

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