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Bachelor of Computer Generated Imagery


Subject area

Multimedia Computing Science

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Entry requirements

University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or
higher) which must include:
- 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects
as well as
- Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5
credits in writing
- Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards,
or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)
A qualification on the NZQF at Level 4 or above in a related discipline
A qualification or examination recognised as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA
Level 3 (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination)
*NZQA approved subjects: see

Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic entry requirements,
but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work
and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum
Manager (or delegate).

If English is not the applicant's first language, applicants will need to provide a result
from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency
Outcomes Table:
- IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in each band),
Note: Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New
Zealand citizen or permanentresident, may contact NMIT for an assessment
Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not
required to provide evidence of English language skills
IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for
twoyears from the date of the test.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Computer Generated Imagery (BCGI) programme aims to prepare students for work as professional CGI practitioners in New Zealand or internationally, specialising in either Animation, Visual Effects or Technical Development, and/or to prepare for further study at postgraduate level in computer generated imagery or a related field. It aims to produce graduates who are capable of using industry standard CGI production processes, tools and techniques to generate effective and innovative design, technical, pipeline and workflow solutions.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Computer Science at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship

Provided by:

New Zealand Intelligence Community - Organisational Development New Zealand Intelligence Community



The value of this award is $10,000, which can be spread over three years depending on your study plans.

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AUT International Excellence Scholarship - South Asia


NZD$5,000Contribution to fees

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 422 733
Phone: (03) 546 9175
Fax: (03) 546 3325

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