Bachelor of Software Engineering (Level 7) - Year 1

Wellington - 22 July 2024

Yoobee College of Creative Innovation

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 7
NZQA Credits: 120
Learning Style: In-Person Learning
32 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
27 June 2025

This qualification is designed for learners who want to acquire extensive practical skills in concept development, mobile app development, web app development, game dev, user experience, 3D modelling and project management. This 3 year programme allows learners to specialise from Year 2 onwards in either Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Game Dev, or Artificial Intelligence, and is structured heavily around project work, including work experience opportunities with internationally recognised companies. This programme provides learners with all the skills to seek employment in the field of software engineering.

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A computer science degree with a difference

Traditional computer science degrees focus on software engineering, programming and mathematics. But Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Game Development and Web and App Development are some of the biggest industries worldwide today, which is why these are the focus of our degree.

We offer a transdisciplinary programme bringing computer science, programming, art and design, social science and business knowledge together with project work so our students have the knowledge and skills to make a difference in a real-world team.

You have the choice from year two onward to major in

Cloud Computing
Cyber Security
Game Dev
Artificial intelligence

Project-based learning

This programme is heavily focused on project-based learning so you graduate with real-world skills. Over 50% of course time is dedicated to tutor-led programming, with an additional 15% orientated around group projects.

Commercially-relevant projects are developed in a studio-like environment and, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, you'll finish your degree ready to carve your own path in a computational job within the creative, business or science sector.

Guaranteed work experience with international tech companies

We offer work experience for 8-10 weeks with well-known and well respected international organisations. We are the only institution in New Zealand offering these internships and externships, and they could see you working with powerhouses like Facebook and Hewlett Packard. Find out more

Course highlights:

Concept development
Mobile app development
Web app development with HTML, CSS, JS
Game development with Unity/Unreal
User Experience (UX) design
AR and VR development
3D modelling
Project management

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Bachelor of Software Engineering (Level 7)

Domestic Students

All applicants must be 16 years or older and must attend an interview to determine eligibility for admission from the below criteria;

General Admission

NCEA University Entrance (UE), or equivalent CIE/IB grades, OR equivalent qualification from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution.

All applicants will be required to demonstrate ability in art and design, mathematics and/or computing/digital technologies.

Discretionary Admission

Applicants who do not meet General Admission requirements and are at least 16 (and under 20) may apply for Discretionary Admission by demonstrating significant level of achievement in Year 12, OR completion of a relevant foundation programme or tertiary qualification. All portfolios should show significant art and design skills and experience.

Special Admission

If applicants do not meet General Admission requirements and are over 20, New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and have relevant experience and skills, they may apply for Special Admission by submitting a professional portfolio and/or documented industry experience.

International applicants need to be at least 18 years old. If an applicant's first language is not English, they must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS (Academic) 6.0.

Domestic students

  • Tuition Fees:

    • First year: $10,679

    • Second year: $10,681

    • Third year: $10,684

  • Student Services Levy:

    • On-Campus: $350 per year

    • Online Only: $175 per year

(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)

International students

Year One

  • Tuition Fees: $24,000 (NZD)

  • Course Related Costs: $2,500 (NZD)

Year Two

  • Tuition Fees: $20,400 (NZD)

  • Course Related Costs: $2,500 (NZD)

Year Three

  • Tuition Fees: $20,400 (NZD)

  • Course Related Costs: $2,500 (NZD)

For more information, click here to download the international course costs PDF.

Please note fees are subject to change.


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