If you are a graduate with a Mathematics degree, or even with a strong Mathematical component to your degree, you will be a valuable person in today's workforce, with a qualification that appeals to a wide range of employers including banks, insurance companies, schools and government departments.
There is strong employer demand for Mathematicians, due to a shortage of Mathematics graduates and in particular a critical shortage of Mathematics teachers.
Studying Mathematics in combination with another subject means you can work in a number of different fields, such as Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Economics, Finance, Engineering (Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering), Physics, Electronics, Banking and Meteorology.
Facilities at Waikato
The computing facilities at the University of Waikato are among the best in New Zealand, and you will have 24 hour access to computer labs equipped with all the latest computer software.
- Data Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- IT or Computing Analyst
- Mathematical Modeller
- Research Scientist
- Secondary School Teacher
Study Mathematics in any of these qualifications
|Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers||ENGG183||15.0 Points|
|Calculus for Engineers||ENGG184||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Calculus||MATH101||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Algebra||MATH102||15.0 Points|
|General Mathematics||MATH165||15.0 Points|
|Management Mathematics||MATH166||15.0 Points|
|Preparatory Mathematics||MATH168||15.0 Points|
|Logic and Computation||COMP235||20.0 Points|
|Linear Algebra for Engineers||ENGG283||10.0 Points|
|Differential Equations for Engineers||ENGG284||10.0 Points|
|Multivariable Calculus for Engineers||ENGG285||10.0 Points|
|Work Placement||FCMS296||20.0 Points|
|Multivariable Calculus||MATH251||10.0 Points|
|Elements of Analysis||MATH252||10.0 Points|
|Linear Algebra||MATH253||10.0 Points|
|Differential Equations||MATH255||10.0 Points|
|Computational Mathematics||MATH257||10.0 Points|
|Introduction to Discrete Mathematics||MATH258||10.0 Points|
|Mathematical Modelling||MATH259||10.0 Points|
|Reasoning about Programs||COMP340||20.0 Points|
|Modern Algebra||MATH310||20.0 Points|
|Advanced Calculus||MATH311||20.0 Points|
|Topics in Pure Mathematics||MATH319||20.0 Points|
|Discrete Mathematics and Number Theory||MATH320||20.0 Points|
|Topics in Applied Mathematics||MATH329||20.0 Points|
|Methods of Applied Mathematics||MATH331||20.0 Points|
|Classical Field Theory||MATH333||20.0 Points|
|Classical and Quantum Mechanics||MATH334||20.0 Points|
|Numerical Mathematics||MATH342||20.0 Points|
|Topic in Mathematics||MATH380||10.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Math) and GradDip(Math)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Mathematics at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Office.
Prescriptions for the BCMS(Hons), PGCert(Math), PGDip(Math), BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), MA, MSc and MSc (Research)
To complete a BA(Hons) in Mathematics, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally MATH591) and at least 30 points from papers listed for Mathematics.
To complete an MA in Mathematics, students must take a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and 60 points in approved 500 level papers.
Candidates for graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Graduate Adviser of the Department of Mathematics.
Enrolment in papers towards the BSc(Hons) is only by invitation of the Chairperson. To complete a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from the papers listed for Mathematics, of which at least 30 points must be in research (normally MATH591).
Prescriptions for the MPhil
The Master of Philosophy is an 18 month research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
|Mathematics MPhil Thesis||MATH800||120.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
|Mathematics PhD Thesis||MATH900||120.0 Points|
Scholarships and prizes
For students who have completed at least one year of study in the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (FCMS), have applied for a University of Waikato exchange programme, and are currently enrolled full-time in FCMS. The value of the Scholarship will be: $2,500 for exchanges in Europe, $2,000 for exchanges in the USA, Canada or Mexico, or $1,500 for exchanges in Asia.Closing Date: 2025-12-31 23:59:00
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: 2016-08-24 23:59:00
For students who are enrolled or intending to enrol full-time in the research portion (i.e. a 90- or 120-point thesis) of their Masters degree in Mathematics in the year of application. It is expected that the bulk of the research will take place in the year of application. The Scholarship has a value of up to $5,000.Closing Date: 2016-09-30 23:59:00