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All students must have a university entrance qualification, and it is strongly recommended that students have studied Mathematics at NCEA level 2.
Students with excellent achievements in NCEA and prior programming experience through the successful completion of courses and participation in competitions like STAR, NCSS or the ACM SPPC will be considered for direct entry into second-year Software Engineering courses and may be eligible to participate in software development projects.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the 'Regulations' button. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.
If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search
This is a guide. Students are advised to check the university calendar for the latest course information.
Software Engineering is a joint major that combines Computer Science and Information Technology. Students should look at the information for both the Computer Science and Information Technology majors.
159.101 Technical Programming 1 or 159.171 Computational Thinking and Programming 1
159.102 Technical Programming 2 or 159.172 Computational Thinking and Programming 2
158.100 Introductory Concepts for Information Technology
158.120 Fundamental Information Technologies
247.112 Science and Sustainability for ICT (or another Science and Sustainability course)
Select at least six (6) 200-level courses as follows:
Select this compulsory course:
158.345 Professionalism in the Information Sciences
Select one compulsory project from either the Computer Science major or the Information Technology major.
Select at least four (4) 300-level courses as follows:
At least two (2) 159.3xx courses from the Computer Science major
At least two (2) 158.3xx courses from the Information Technology major or 158.333
The remaining credit requirements for each year of study can be met by selecting elective courses.
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