12 months
42686 USD/year
9212 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Professional Computer Science from University of Canterbury offers practical learning in the rapidly advancing area of computer technologies in need of skilled graduates.


Professional Computer Science from University of Canterbury focuses on applied learning to independently design, implement, and maintain open-ended computing projects using the latest programming theories and software.

UC’s programme will prepare you for professional industry practice, or high-level research in computing theory.


Computing and ICT has consistently been listed on the long-term skills shortage list, which means there are a number of career opportunities for graduates with recognised experience in practical computing applications.

Almost all areas of industry require IT expertise, from website design to database administration, software development to embedded systems, leading to a wide range of possibilities and freedom to pursue your interests.

UC’s professional master’s programme demonstrates that you have work-ready project skills from concept to launch, and are ready to be a part of digital innovation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering 
  • Medical Data Informatics
  • Kaupapa Māori Research
  • Business Information Systems 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enrol in the Professional Master of Computer Science, you will need to have completed a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) with a background in a computer sciences subject (eg, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering), with either a B Grade Point Average in your 300-level courses or experience working in the field.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42686 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9212 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 12,787 NZD
  • International Students - 59,250 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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