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Bachelor of Computer Science

This qualification is a new programme available from 2021.

Study a Bachelor of Computer Science at Waikato and develop the skills and thinking to creatively and effectively use technology. Solve challenges faced by businesses and communities and become a leader in the industry.

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The Bachelor of Computer Science is a specialised, industry aligned, three-year degree where you  will gain experience in a wide range of fields. Learn how to identify and solve problems, and apply and evaluate solutions and techniques.

This programme will be accredited by the Seoul Accord, an international agreement that establishes that accredited programmes equip graduates for the workforce. As a graduate of this programme, you will be on your way to becoming recognised as a Chartered Information Technology Professional under Chartered IT Professional NZ (CITPNZ), an international gold standard accreditation.

Choose to study one of our specified programmes or take a minor in any subject offered at the University.


Specified Programmes

You have the option of selecting one of the below specified programmes that address specific needs in the ICT industry:

Data Analytics
  • Learn about the capture and treatment of large volumes of data that is generated across all types of industries and aspects of life. Help make informed decisions by providing insight into variability and analyse information to identify what is meaningful.
Embedded Systems
  • Develop your expertise in effectively combining software and hardware solutions to design and develop smart devices, sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT). Target cutting-edge applications in ambient intelligence, smart cities, agritech, environmental monitoring, industrial control, and so much more

Industry Relevant

Graduates of the Bachelor of Computer Science will be ‘industry ready’ and have the capability to design and implement creative solutions in diverse technological contexts.  Students will complete a work-integrated learning paper in their third year, and can also elect to complete a larger work placement to further develop their real-world experience. If students choose this option then help in securing a placement will be provided by our Work-Integrated Learning Team.

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Key information

Years: 3
Points: 360
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,130 (approx) per year
See if you're eligible for fees-free study in your first year
Fees (International): $31,515 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown 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.

Degree Planner

Degree planner — Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc)

If no point value is listed, papers are worth 15 points.

Year 1

One of
COMPX101 or ENGEN103

One of
STATS111 or STATS121

One of
DIGIB101 or MGSYS101

Elective

Elective

Year 3

One of
COMPX322, COMPX323 or COMPX304

See footnotes*

One 300 level
COMPX paper

Elective

  • Compulsory
  • Elective

Degree planner — Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc) - Data Analytics

If no point value is listed, papers are worth 15 points.

Year 3

One of
COMPX361 or COMPX307

See footnotes*

One of
COMPX205 or STATS321

One 300 level
STATS paper

  • Stream
  • Compulsory

Degree planner — Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc) - Embedded Systems

If no point value is listed, papers are worth 15 points.

Year 1

One of
COMPX101 or ENGEN103

One of
STATS111 or STATS121

One of
PHILO102, ENGEN101 or MATHS165

One of
DIGIB101 or MGSYS101

  • Stream
  • Compulsory
  • Elective


Students not enrolled in one of the specified programmes are able to undertake a minor. We recommend:

Or undertake a minor in any other subject within the University.


Career opportunities

  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Engineer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Mobile/app developer
  • Network Engineer

You're eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Computer Science if you have University Entrance, or its equivalent. All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Some first-year papers in the specified programmes have specific prerequisites, so please check the paper catalogue carefully. If you do not meet the prerequisites, please contact [email protected] 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.


Scholarships and prizes

New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships

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Contacts

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Student Centre
Phone: 0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 528) or 07 838 4176
Email: [email protected]

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Phone: +64 7 8384610
Email: [email protected]

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