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Computer Science & IT courses

University of Canterbury

Bachelor Of Commerce In Information Systems

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Feb,July
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 28,100 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 80
  • PTE : 0

About this course

From financial markets to the latest management practices and the rapidly expanding world of online commerce, a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) at UC gives you the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global business environment.

UC and its business partners provide many opportunities for you to gain practical business experience and make important contacts. The BCom is accredited by AACSB International, reflecting our commitment to innovation and providing a competitive and industry-relevant qualification for the business professions.

We live in an ‘Information Age' where access to information, information systems and digital technology play a major role in organisations. With information systems we can change how we work, how we communicate, and how we do business.

Information Systems (IS) is about how businesses use information technology to become smarter, better, faster, and achieve their strategic goals. IS enables businesses to create value, provide solutions to business problems, and use technology to innovate and create new business opportunities. Information Systems addresses the design, development and delivery of solutions to business problems, and the management of IS projects, IS personnel and IS resources.

It examines how organisations may use and benefit from IT, and considers the role of new technologies in internet business and social media. Some IS courses focus on business issues such as IT management, business process design and improvement, and how big data is analysed to deliver insights and drive change.

Students completing a BCom in Information Systems will take courses across a range of business disciplines, including Accounting, Economics, and Management. These courses help IS graduates gain a broad understanding of the world of business. Thus they will be both 'business-savvy' and 'tech-savvy'. This mix of skills means that IS graduates are well prepared to become business analysts and project managers, as well as software developers. IS graduates have a choice of highly paid and exciting careers.

Career opportunities

Information Systems is one of the fastest growing areas for study and employment. It is on the long-term skill shortage list for New Zealand and there is also a global shortage in this area, ensuring high demand and salaries for graduates. IS graduates with a good mix of business and technical skills and knowledge would be well-placed to take up these opportunities.

For IS majors, there are many exciting career options: business analyst, IT project manager, user experience (UX) designer, business intelligence professional, systems analyst, IS implementation consultant, IS manager.

IS expertise is marketable worldwide and can open the door to even more exciting and challenging careers. Many of our graduates are now in key positions all around the world including the UK, USA, Hong Kong, and Australia.

University of Canterbury Highlights

University Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1873
No. of Campuses 1 main campus
No. of Residence Halls 10
Graduate Job Rate 89.9% (full time)
Research Funding Above 600,000 NZD pa
Cost of Attendance 29,550 NZD pa
Applications Accepted Online
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise
Mode of Program Full time and online

University of Canterbury Tuition fee

Courses UG PG Doctorate
Arts 25,500-30,200 29,000-33,800 6,749
Business 28,100 29,900 7,066
Engineering 42,000 42,000 8,130
Science 32,000 34,900-36,600 7,062–7,855
Law 30,200 33,800 7,066

New Zealand Living Expenses

In addition to your tuition and insurance fees, you will need between $20,000 and $25,000 per year ($380–480 per week) for accommodation/rent, food expenses, transportation costs, phone bills, internet usage and entertainment. No matter what your tuition or course fee is, the average living expense will be same for everyone. Please note that these amounts are just recommendations, Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year plus return airfare or additional $2,000.

General expenses Cost
(in NZ dollars)
Rent (per month) $800–$950
Groceries (per week) $100–$150
Gym membership (per year) $300
Entertainment (per week) $50
Milk (per litre) $3
Coca Cola (per can) $2
Cup of Coffee $3–$5
Lunch from University food hall or campus café $7–$12
Local calls made from a cell-phone $0.50–$1.50
Taxi - 5 km ride $10–$12
Movie ticket $10–$14
Visit to doctor $45–$85
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 28,100

Hostel & Meals :

$ 13,040


$ 41,140

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