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.

Is gaming addictive?

Is gaming addiction with games like Fortnite a real thing? Dr Paul Ralph is interviewed on Breakfast (TV1) about about concerns that people (mostly teenagers) are becoming addicted to Fortnite. Watch now.

Peerwise overall winner

Senior Lecturer Paul Denny has won the QS Reimagine Education 2018/19 Award for his development of the PeerWise collaborative learning tool, which carries a prize of $US25,000. Read about Peerwise.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

  • Apply now for a 2019 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    03 December 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2019.
  • Seeking an MSc student | for fully funded research
    16 November 2018
    Dr Emma Carroll is seeking a suitable candidate for a masters project looking at functional differences in southern right whale genomes linked to population structure and foraging traditions. A background in genomics/genetics and experience with coding would be ideal. Find out more.