Welcome to the Department of Computer Science


Welcome to New Zealand's leading computer science department. We pride ourselves on the excellence of our staff and our students.

2018 Summer Research Scholarships

Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to gain valuable research experience, enhance your career opportunities and work with leading researchers in the Department of Computer Science. Apply by 3 August.

Take 10 with Dr Rizwan Asghar

Dr Rizwan Asghar's research focusses on cyber attacks and preserving users’ privacy in untrusted environments. Find out why he enjoys investigating novel approaches for solving cyber security and privacy issues.

Take a look at what you can study

From an introduction to practical computing to security for smart devices, studying with the Department of Computer Science will help you develop the skills to shape our future. View and download our handbooks.

  • Entries open for New Zealand's most illustrious science prize
    20 June 2018
    Entries for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are now open, with New Zealand’s most talented established and emerging scientists, science teachers and science communicators able to apply for awards worth a combined value of $1 million across five categories.
  • New criteria for Science Journalism Fund | applications open
    18 June 2018
    Round three of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism fund is open with new eligibility criteria in place. Applications from science communicators and those with an interest in science-related reporting (but no previous experience) will now be accepted. Grants range from $500 to $5000. Applications close 27 July.
  • Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
    10 April 2018
    The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.