Why Choose AUT

Computing and Mathematical Sciences at AUT 

Get your information packComputing and mathematics are important for changing the world as well as dealing with a changing world. Many of the major problems currently facing the planet, such as energy conservation, climate control, finding new drugs for disease, preventing identity theft and the use of the Internet for criminal activity, all rely on new ways to use computing and of finding new mathematical solutions to global problems.

Our aims is to help you to become one of the next generation of professionals who create and use advances in science and technology to build, deliver and support computing and mathematical solutions that make the planet safer and more enjoyable for both work and play. For instance, in six months the computer game industry will be bigger than the music industry. If you want to play, AUT Computing and Mathematical Sciences can help. If you want to contribute to finding solutions to global problems,  we can help you do that too by feeding the results of our research programmes in artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, ecoinformatics, simulation and modelling, forensic IT and network security into our teaching.

We also have strong research interests in applied mathematics, especially astronomy and cosmology. Planned specialist papers in these topics will be available to you depending on the programme you study.

The School offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as conjoint (double degree) programmes. Our teaching philosophy is based on applying theory through practice and using real-world problems to help you learn advanced computing and mathematical techniques.

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences
Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
Graduate Certificate & Graduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences
Graduate Certificate & Graduate Diploma in Computer and Information Sciences
Masters of Computer and Information Sciences

Internationally prominent research groups feeding their research into teaching include:

  • Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI) - bioinformatics, neuro-computing and brain study
  • Artificial Intelligence - robotics, language and speech, nature-inspired computing, machine learning
  • Software Engineering Research Laboratory  - advanced communications techniques, intelligent agents for information retrieval,  improving software development processes, RFID
  • Geoinformatics and Ecoinformatics - geographic information systems, analysing satellite data, environmental modelling
  • Centre for Radio Physics and Space Research (CRSR) - radio astronomy, optics, mathematical physics, cosmology
  • Information Systems Management - eBusiness,  applied HCI, network security and forensic IT

There is also internationally-recognised individual research in topology, numerical analysis and financial engineering


Aijie (joyce) Zhang

Aijie (Joyce) Zhang
Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences


Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences