If you enjoy tinkering with technology, designing new things and solving complex problems the Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Honours) gives you the chance to explore many fields which are in high-demand.
In the BCMS(Hons) you can major in:
First-year papers are common across most Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS) majors which means you can try all in your first year. Because the first three years of the BCMS(Hons) are very similar to the Bachelor of Science (BSc), you can choose when you graduate. You have the option to graduate after three years with a BSc or stay on for an extra year and complete your BCMS(Hons).
In the BCMS(Hons) you will benefit from practical, project based papers which will equip you with the technical, communication and practical skills for a career in a field of numerous international opportunities.
The BCMS(Hons) is taught by some of New Zealand's leading computing and mathematics researchers, who are kept close to local and international industry developments through regular research and consulting work. We regularly update our papers to reflect this changing environment and match our programmes to Faculty expertise.
Computing facilities at Waikato
The computing facilities at the University of Waikato are among the best in New Zealand, ranging from phones and tablets for mobile application development to cluster computers for massively parallel processing. You will also have 24 hour access to computer labs equipped with all the latest computer software.
- Computer Animator
- Mathematical Modeller
- Network Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Systems Designer
- Usability Designer
- Web Architect
|Faculty||Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences|
|Start Dates||Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)|
|Domestic Fees||$6,786 per year per year|
|International Fees||$27,975 per year per year|
|Tuition fees shown above are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
These are all the subjects available for the Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours
Conjoint degree options
This degree can also be taken as a conjoint.
Scholarships and Prizes
For students who have completed at least one year of study in the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (FCMS), applied for a University of Waikato exchange programme, and who are currently enrolled full-time in FCMS.Closing Date: 2017-07-31 23:59:00
For students who are currently in Year 12 or Year 13 and who are studying at a New Zealand High School. Students should be intending to enrol in a BCMS(Hons), BSc, BSc(Tech), BE(Hons) or BDes degree, in one of the computing streams, at the University of Waikato. Students will sit a Scholarship exam. The exam will be held on 20 and 21 October 2017.Closing Date: 2017-09-22 17:00:00
This is by nomination only. Nominees must be high achieving undergraduate students currently enrolled part- or full-time in the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. It supports a ten-week period of full-time project work during the summer break. The Scholarships will have a value of $5,000. Interested students should contact FCMS for further information.Closing Date: 2015-10-16 23:59:00
For students intending to enrol full-time in the first year of an undergraduate degree, majoring in Mathematics, in the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. Students will sit a Scholarship exam. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $5,000.Closing Date: 2025-12-31 23:59:00
If you are excelling in your studies, there may be opportunities for you to gain practical experience and industry connections through a summer project where you can work during the summer in the research labs.
Admission and enrolment
You're eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Honours) if you have University Entrance, or its equivalent. All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Some first-year papers may have specific prerequisites, so please check the paper catalogue carefully. If you do not meet the prerequisites, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as there may be other pathways that you can take to study in this field. The catalogue of papers can be found at papers.waikato.ac.nz.