Data Analytics

Enhance productivity and help make more informed decisions, while using your Computer Science and Statistical analysis skills, through Data Analytics.

Data Analytics will be available from 2018 (subject to approval), as a major in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours.

Data Analytics

Data Analytics is the combination of Computer Science and Statistics. With the massive amount of data that is collected today, we need to have the computing skills to manipulate and extract relevant data prior to performing statistical analyses, which enables us to make informed decisions in a world where variability is everywhere.

Data Analytics provides you with the skills and techniques for manipulating and administering large databases to extract useful information for statistical analyses.

As a Data Analytics graduate from the University of Waikato you will have the ability to use statistical techniques in a number of industries, from healthcare to travel to energy management.  Your skills will help companies to make better decisions as well as to verify and disprove existing theories.

Computing facilities at Waikato

The computing facilities at the University of Waikato are among the best in New Zealand.  Our senior computing laboratory has a network of PCs running Linux and Windows.  All students will have 24 hour access to labs equipped with the latest versions of specialist statistical software packages, including Minitab, R, Mathematica, Matlab and C++.

Career Opportunities

  • Biometrics
  • Business Analysis
  • Data Analyst
  • Government Statistics
  • Industrial Statistics
  • Insurance and Finance
  • Market Research
  • Medical Statistics
  • Operational Research

CMS International Exchange Scholarship

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

FCMS Summer Project Scholarships

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

Statistics Fees Scholarship

For students intending to enrol full-time in their second or third year of study towards an undergraduate degree, majoring in Statistics, in the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $2,500.

Closing Date: 2016-10-31 23:59:00


Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

Phone: 0800 924 528 ext: 4322 or +64 7 838 4322