18 months
24944 USD/year
4705 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Information Sciences from Massey University will give you in-depth knowledge and expertise in information sciences.


In the Master of Information Sciences from Massey University you will study several topics in depth and explore how best to apply your new knowledge and some new technologies.

Studying towards your master’s is a satisfying and challenging process that will give you a sought-after postgraduate qualification. If you want to gain a more detailed understanding of an area of study, either for interest, or to perhaps move up the hierarchy in your career, you should consider this qualification.

What will you learn?

During your study you will learn how to apply problem-solving and analytical thinking skills to the analysis of, and solutions to, complex computing problems in areas such as:

  • machine learning
  • computer vision
  • system security
  • user interface design
  • data science and analytics.

At Massey you’ll be part of small, interactive classes where you can have close contact with your lecturer.

Include project experience in your CV

The professional practice project is an important part of this master’s (unless you convert to the research thesis). You will spend one semester working full time on your project.  You could have the opportunity to get involved in projects for real companies on real issues that they wish to solve. This can lead to employment with the company concerned and also adds substantial value to your resume when you are seeking employment.

180 and 120-credit Master of Information Sciences options

There are options to complete this programme as a three-semester 180-credit taught programme (includes an in-depth professional project) or a 120 credit research programme by thesis if you have the appropriate pre-requisites. A research thesis is recommended if you wish to progress to a PhD. See the Entry requirements and Courses and planning tabs for more information on these options.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organisation and Management
  • Essentials of Marketing
  • Advanced Study in Technology Project Management
  • Advanced Management, Analytics, and Decision Making
  • Technology Innovation Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


Master of Information Sciences 180 credits
  • To enter the Master of Information Science (180 credits) you will have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Information Sciences degree, or equivalent, with a minimum B average in the majoring 300-level courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24944 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    4705 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4705 USD per year during 18 months.

National: 7,788 NZD International: 41,290 NZD

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 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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