Information Science

Information Science is about computer-based information systems and technologies and their uses.

Studying in this area involves learning about the collection, processing, storage, retrieval, presentation and communication of information.

This includes learning about information and communication technologies (ICT) and their uses in a wide variety of applications.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer software engineer
  • Computer support specialist
  • Computer systems analyst
  • CAD (computer-aided design) technician
  • Data communication analyst
  • Games developer
  • Web site builder
  • Database administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Computer teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

173% of national
median earnings


Employment

78%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
13%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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