Department of Computer Science


Schools

What is Computer Science all about? Here are some pointers to introduce high school students and teachers to this vital subject.

High school students don’t need to know anything about computing before taking Computer Science at The University of Auckland. You can learn more about Computer Science and programming, and the careers that may follow, by following the links below.

 

Computer Science at the The University of Auckland


Banana

High school students are warmly invited to attend a Computer Science lecture with us. COMPSCI 111 Mastering Cyberspace: An Introduction to Practical Computing is a fun and accessible introduction to computing and to university life.

Find more information about COMPSCI 111

For further details contact enrolment@cs.auckland.ac.nz.

Find out about what Computer Science is, and where it can take you if you study it at The University of Auckland.

Top

New NCEA achievement standards in Programming and Computer Science


c-schools-NCEA

 

New Level 3 NCEA Programming and Computer Science standards are being offered in 2013. These include two recommended by the Computer Science Department.

Students who have achieved with merit or excellence the NCEA Computer Science and Programming achievement standards "Develop a complex computer program for a specified task" and "Demonstrate understanding of areas of computer science" should enrol in COMPSCI 107: Computer Science Fundamentals in semester 1.

Note: Students who have no previous knowledge of Computer Science should enrol in COMPSCI 101: Principles of Programming in their first semester and COMPSCI 105: Principles of Computer Science in their second semester.

The "Computer Science Field Guide" is a online resource for teaching Computer Science to students.

Computer Science Field Guide

 

Top

Learn how to program


cl-SecondaryStu

Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code. Code.org is a non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education.

“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” — STEVE JOBS, THE LOST INTERVIEW

code.org

Top

The Young Scholars Programme


cl-youngSchols

You can study at The University of Auckland even if you are still in Year 13 at secondary school. If you have demonstrated exceptional academic ability, you will have the opportunity to be challenged and extended by the Stage I Computer Science course, COMPSCI 101 Principles of Programming.

If you are interested in taking COMPSCI 101 as part of the Young Scholars programme, please contact Ann Cameron at ann@cs.auckland.ac.nz.

The Young Scholars Programme

 

Top

Computing History Displays


cl-AccountingMachine

The Computer Science Department at the University of Auckland has, it its lobbies and walkways, a collection of displays on the history of computing and computers. Come in and visit us or browse through our webpages showcasing the computing history displays.

Top

Computer Science Unplugged


cl-ComSciUnplugged

Computer Science Unplugged is a series of learning activities that reveals a little-known secret: Computer Science isn't really about computers at all! CS Unplugged provides an extensive collection of free resources that teach principles of Computer Science such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

Computer Science Unplugged

Top

Computer Science for Fun


cl-compfun

Visit cs4fn: the fun side of Computer Science. Explore how computer science is also about people, solving puzzles, creativity, changing the future and, most of all, having fun.

Computer Science for Fun

Top

The Computer Clubhouse


C-Clubhouse

The Computer Clubhouse provides a creative and safe community-based learning environment where young people work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills and build confidence through the use of technology.

A Computer Clubhouse is a vibrant environment with elements of an artist's studio, inventor’s workshop, TV newsroom, architects’ office, robotics lab, and music studio. Activities are guided by current educational research showing that adolescents learn most effectively when engaged in designing projects, working collaboratively, and when given the opportunity to manage projects from beginning to end.

Computer Clubhouse

Top

ICT-Connect


Apps

ICT-Connect is the Institute of IT Professionals' nationwide in-school programme which inspires and educates young people about their future in IT.

ICT-Connect puts software and Information Technology (IT) professionals face-to-face with students in class, where they introduce diverse opportunities and pathways in their industry. IT is an interesting, challenging, rewarding and diverse profession at the cutting edge of innovation. We're now inviting IT Professionals and Schools across New Zealand to express an interest in getting involved.

ICT-Connect

Top

ACM Computing Careers


cl-ACM-careers

Learn about some really cool careers in computing! The stories on this site tell about real people in real jobs. We hope they will give you a sense of the excitement and motivation computing careers can give you.

ACM Computing Careers

Top

Futureintech


cl-Futureintech

Futureintech invites you to share the experiences of New Zealand's technologists, engineers and scientists, so that you have the information you need to see if a career like this is right for you.

Futureintech

If you would like some more information about Computer Science or would like some brochures sent to your school, please contact us.

Top