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Logic and Computation - Postgraduate options

*This subject is available as area of PhD study within other subjects in the Faculty of Science. Please consult our postgraduate advisers for availability.

Subject description

Logic and Computation focuses on the development of computer languages. It has strong applications to artificial intelligence and speech recognition, and to the relevant software.

The programme combines Computer Science, Mathematics, Philosophy and Linguistics courses. The scientific concerns of BSc students can deepen through an appreciation of the philosophical and linguistic issues at the root of the science of computation. The Arts courses involved in Logic and Computation can strengthen scientific analytical, conceptual and communication skills.

BA students may enhance their interest in the Arts (philosophy in particular) with an understanding of the theoretical and practical bases of the IT industry, as well as gaining technical skills.

Opportunities for postgraduate study in Logic and Computation are plentiful, allowing those who have completed a major in the subject at undergraduate level to extend their skills in the field and pursue specialised research projects.


Structure and prerequisites

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) - Logic and Computation

The prerequisite is a Bachelor of Science with a major in Logic and Computation and a B average in at least 90 points at Stage III, including 45 points in Logic and Computation.



Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) - Logic and Computation

The prerequisite is a Bachelor of Science with a major in Logic and Computation.



Master of Science (MSc) - Logic and Computation

The prerequisite is at least a B- average in 90 points taken for the BSc(Hons) or PGDipSci in Logic and Computation, 75 points of which should be at 700 level

Requirements: Research Masters


Career opportunities

Careers for which a qualification in Logic and Computation prepares students are wide-ranging. We live in a society in which computing and information technology have become essential parts of our lives. Our dependence on computing and computing services is increasing and diversifying.

Therefore the business, information technology, academia and computing industries - such as network and computing companies, information system and software developers, technological and academic institutions - all need experts with sharp analytical, programming and communication skills.

In addition to following research-based careers in universities and the IT industry, graduates with a major in Logic and Computation are well-placed to pursue any career requiring a flexible mind, capable of thinking precisely and analytically as well as creatively, and an ability to communicate clearly. This rare combination of skills is highly prized in, for example, business analysis and management consultancy.


Help and advice

The programme coordinator can help you with your enquiries.

Assoc Prof Andre Nies
Computer Science Department
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86645
Email: a.nies@auckland.ac.nz

Department of Computer Science
Level 3, Building 303, 23 Symonds Street

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85720

Email: enrolment@cs.auckland.ac.nz

Science Student Centre
Ground Floor, Building 301, 23 Symonds Street
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87020
Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz