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.

Darwin's Computer

Listen to Professor Alexei Drummond's interview on Ready, Steady Learn as he talks about computational evolution and how computers help us help us answer age old evolutionary riddles.

John Napier's promptuary

The first mechanical calculator, replicated by academics at the University of Auckland is now heading back to Scotland to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Napier’s death.

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 2018 handbooks.

  • Mathematical and Computational Sciences Alumni & Postgraduate Showcase 2017 (Computer Science, Department of Statistics, Mathematics) Event as iCalendar
    23 September 2017, 10am - 2pm
    The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics welcome you to our annual alumni and postgraduate showcase. Discover the research of our world-class academics and their PhD students. You will also have the opportunity to talk to your previous lecturers and fellow alumni.
  • Graphics in R Event as iCalendar
    10 December 2017, 1:30 - 5pm
    One in a series of four, this workshop is of special relevance to those involved in teaching statistics at all levels (e.g., secondary schools and universities), including the general learning of statistical concepts and exploratory data analysis, especially within a Big Data context.
  • NZSA/IASC-ARS Conference and Workshops on Statistical Computing Event as iCalendar
    11 December 2017 - 14 December 2017
    It is our great pleasure to invite you to Auckland to attend the 10th Conference of the IASC-ARS/68th Annual NZSA Conference to be hosted by the University of Auckland's Department of Statistics in December 2017 (10-14 Dec 2017).