Prospective Students' Information - Computer Science and Software Engineering - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Prospective Students' Information


Welcome to the department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Information about us is available below, please contact us if you have further requests or enquiries.

For a general overview of Computer Science at Canterbury, see

Details about courses for 2013, including Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Computer Engineering, can currently be found in the Enrolment Guide, available at

Learn more about Computer Science and Software Engineering and the department.

What Computer Science Graduates Do

For some excellent videos that show what computer science graduates really do, take a look at the University of Washington site (Canterbury is involved in a joint project with the University of Washington and other US universities sponsored by Google, to get useful information out to potential students about careers in Computer Science).

Careers in Computing

The demand for good graduates in Computer Science and Software Engineering is extraordinarily strong. Job opportunities can be found on Trademe ("Programming and development" is the most relevant category), Seek (especially "Developers/Programmers") or Careerhub (for UC students).

A new brochure is available to prepare High School students for careers in computing. It describes the major areas of study available in the field, as well as a wide range of career opportunities.


View our staff profiles.


Related Courses

For further information about any of our courses, please contact:

Course Advice

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Advice.


Departmental, Staff and Students Research Information.

Scholarships and Grants

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  • Phone: +64 3 364 2362
    Fax: +64 3 364 2569
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    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
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