International Pathways

Computer Science


Computing is part of everything we do. Computing drives innovation in engineering, business, entertainment, education, and the sciences—and it provides solutions to complex, challenging problems of all kinds. Computer science is the study of computers and computational systems. It is a broad field which includes everything from the algorithms that make up software to how software interacts with hardware to how well software is developed and designed. Computer scientists use various mathematical algorithms, coding procedures, and their expert programming skills to study computer processes and develop new software and systems.

How is Computer Science Different from IT? Computer science focuses on the development and testing of software and software systems. It involves working with mathematical models, data analysis and security, algorithms, and computational theory. Computer scientists define the computational principles that are the basis of all software. Information technology (IT) focuses on the development, implementation, support, and management of computers and information systems. IT involves working both with hardware (CPUs, RAM, hard disks) and software (operating systems, web browsers, mobile applications). IT professionals make sure that computers, networks, and systems work well for all users.

Opportunities in India

The booming IT industrial sector has helped India make a mark on the global economic map. It has helped change the Indian economy from an agricultural-based to a knowledge-driven economy. Thanks to the contributions made by the IT industry towards the country’s GDP, the Indian economy has seen consistent growth. The IT industry is a hub of innovators providing world-class technology solutions across the globe. Various international organizations have set up offices in India like Google, Accenture, Deloitte, and others. Information Technology has been growing faster than ever in recent years in India and worldwide. And it has made significant impacts on the lives of many, from providing jobs to providing essential services.

Moreover, the pandemic has fuelled digital spending since 2021, recording a steady growth in IT services. Digital Transformation is the way forward, and firms intending to win in the digital economy must embrace this change. The advancement in technology has made a difference in the skills required across various business operations. Companies are quickly moving their operations online, leveraging technology and data to reach customers, understand their needs and provide products and services in an increasingly competitive business environment. Recruitment in the tech industry is on the rise. Professionals are switching to IT at the onset of 2022, given its rising demand and lucrative opportunities.

Opportunities in NZ

The New Zealand ICT Market is Segmented by Type (Hardware, Software, IT Services, and Telecommunication Services), Size of Enterprise (Small and Medium Enterprise and Large Enterprises), and Industry Vertical (BFSI, IT and Telecom, Government, Retail and E-commerce, Manufacturing, and Energy and Utilities). The country's technology sector has seen rapid growth over the past year, with revenue and exports up 9 percent on the year earlier. The Technology Investment Network's (TIN) annual report on the top 200 tech companies indicates the sector grew nine times faster than the rest of economy, with total revenue of $15.11 billion, representing a gain of $1.25b.

The top 31 companies earned more than $100 million in revenue, with the top four generating more than $1b. The strong revenue growth has resulted in an overall underlying profit of nearly $2.5b. The tech sector also earned 76 percent of its revenue overseas, generating $11.5b in exports, or 14 percent of New Zealand's total, second only to the dairy sector. The information and communications technologies (ICT) sector in New Zealand is divergent, covering wireless infrastructure, health IT, digital content, payments, geospatial, telecommunications, agricultural technology, and more. Several global industries like the global IT services provider Fujitsu have chosen New Zealand as a base for their ICT operations.

Professional opportunities

  • Computer Programmer
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Data Scientist
  • Web Optimization Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Front-End Developer
  • Back-End Developer
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Security Analyst
  • Video Game Developer
  • Health Information Technician

University Partners


This Institute was founded in the year 1999 by the Vidyalankar Dhyanpeeth Trust. It is an Engineering and Management degree college in Mumbai. It is affiliated with the University of Mumbai and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It has also been awarded “A Grade” by the Government of Maharashtra. Vidyalankar Institute of Technology has world-class infrastructure and spread over a sprawling area of 11 acres with all the modern facilities including a Library, Laboratory, Auditorium, Sports, Canteen and student Hostels.

University of Waikato, Hamilton

Founded in 1964, University of Waikato is a public institution for higher education and research in New Zealand. The institution has affiliations from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The University has two campuses. The main campus is in Hamilton that spreads over 158 acres whereas the satellite campus is located in Tauranga.

The University of Waikato has a list of notable alumni who are successful leaders and award-winners in their respective domains including Jacinda Ardern, the present Prime Minister of New Zealand.

University of Waikato is future-focussed and an active player in global research. Also, it has been committed to ensuring our students towards their easy transition from classroom to the work-place. Along with this, the staff of the University is accessible and friendly. There. Are many international scholarships and graduate opportunities that the University offers. Studying at the University will provide a student with an overall international experience with world class education.

The Departments of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Waikato have a strong international reputation for both its teaching and research. The university enjoys a high international academic profile for the work in areas such as machine learning, broadband communication, cyber security, digital libraries, formal methods, human-computer interaction, software engineering and the Internet of Things (IoT).



Vidyalankar School of Information and Technology & University of Waikato

Pathway Duration:

  • 1.5 Years + 2 Years
  • 2 Years + 1.5 Years

Entry Requirements

  1. Complete the first 3/4 semesters basis on the pathway of Bachelor of Computer Science programme at a partner university
  2. English Language Proficiency of IELTS 6.0 (with all bands at 5.5 or higher) or equivalent

Intake Dates

  • Semester 1 (early March) & Semester 2 (early July)

Tuition Fee

  • International Tuition Fee - NZD $35,000 approx. per year


  • Yes

Internship Included

  • Yes


  • Mumbai, India (VSIT)
  • Hamilton, New Zealand

Application Fee

  • No

Post Study Work Visa

  • Yes – 1.5 to 2 Years in New Zealand