FUTURE-PROOF YOURSELF

Designed for those seeking core technological, creative and entrepreneurial skills, this software development degree sets you up to meet the contemporary workplace demands of the rapidly growing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

Today’s employers want flexible problem solvers. They need creative minds who can work collaboratively on inter-disciplinary projects. By integrating computer science, art and design, social science and business knowledge, this degree supplies what industry so desperately needs – graduates who are technically savvy, work ready and ahead of their time.

WHY IS THIS DEGREE DIFFERENT?

Practical talent. Industry has been crying out for it, and this degree is the solution. It doesn’t just focus on theory, it also builds skills. Real, hands-on skills. The Bachelor of Creative Software positions you for success in this ever-changing world.

Designed collaboratively with industry, you’ll graduate with in-demand skills, so you can blaze a trail. Think project management skills, business and commercial acumen and User Experience expertise. Learn how to make software for a range of platforms and devices - and boost your entrepreneurial smarts while you’re at it.

If you’re looking for a pathway to the future, this is it.

IS THIS DEGREE FOR ME?

Set your sights on becoming a creative software specialist who’s a pro at UX and content design? Focused on a future in software development and programming? The practical skills and knowledge you’ll gain from this holistic degree will launch a career you can really get excited about.

It also comes with a healthy portion of entrepreneurship and project management, so you’ll graduate with all the ingredients you need to succeed.

GRADUATES ARE IN HIGH DEMAND

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ICT professionals are in increasing demand, with more and more roles being advertised and salaries skyrocketing. That’s according to a recently released SEEK Employment Report (July 31, 2018) which ranks ICT as one of New Zealand’s largest, most booming, employing sectors.

Add to that the breadth of roles emerging within the sector, and the benefits of the Bachelor of Creative Software become even more apparent. Its holistic offerings equip graduates with the right blend of skills and knowledge to work across an ever-growing range of disciplines. From web developer and analyst programmer to software engineer and project manager. From business analyst and quality assurance engineer to multimedia specialist and customer support officer.

New Zealand is currently struggling to fill a raft of ICT roles, and graduates of this degree programme will be ideally-placed to take advantage of that.

BENEFITS OF PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

  • Allows students to invest time and creativity to produce quality work

  • Shows employers what graduates are capable of

  • Reflects the reality of the workplace

  • Encourages students with different skill sets to collaborate, peer learn and work as a team

  • Provides an opportunity for students to explore areas that resonate with them

  • Builds real-world understanding, and helps graduates develop the right attitude for success

  • Prepares graduates to slot into a team in a junior development role – although they might not yet have the total depth of knowledge industry requires, they’ll have a great foundation, and be well-equipped to move into a number of industries

 

START DATE

25 February 2019

PRICE

Domestic Students:
$9,646.14 + $340 Student Services Levy (Per year)

(Eligible for 'Fees-Free' study)

International students:
TBC

QUALIFICATION LEVEL

NZQF level 7

DURATION

3 Years


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GENERAL ADMISSION

  • NCEA University Entrance (UE), or equivalent CIE/IB grades; or

  • Equivalent qualification from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution

DISCRETIONARY ADMISSION

Applicants who do not meet general admission requirements and are at least 16 (and under 20).

  • Significant level of achievement in Year 12; or

  • Completion of relevant foundation programme or tertiary qualification

SPECIAL ADMISSION

For applicants who do not meet requirements for general admission, are over 20 or older, New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and have relevant experience and skills.

  • Professional portfolio; and/or

  • Documented industry experience


WHAT JOBS CAN I GET AFTER I GRADUATE?

  • User Experience (UX) Designer

  • User Interface (UI) Designer

  • Web Developer

  • Game Developer

  • Mobile Developer

  • Integration Developer

  • Web Systems Specialist

  • CMS Developer

  • Full Stack Web Developer

  • Digital Project Manager

  • Creative Technologist

  • Solutions Engineer

  • DevOps Engineers

  • Entrepreneur

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*Term dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. AMES reserves the right to modify schedules to best accommodate the internal running of the institute and to best serve the student learning experience.