Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours
The Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Honours) is New Zealand’s only computing and mathematical science degree taught over four years. That extra year gives you the chance to drill more deeply into your specialist area and add papers that will complement your main focus.
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.
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
$7,132 (approx) per year
See if you're eligible for fees-free study in your first year
|Fees (International):||$30,595 per year|
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|*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 — Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Honours) (BCMS(Hons)) Overview
If no point value is listed, papers are worth 15 points. This structure applies to study starting in 2020.
MATHS or STATS paper (see footnotes)
Field of the Degree
Field of the Degree
List B paper
Field of the Degree
(at least 45 points)
Lists A and B
Choose at least 15 points from the following:
- COMPX371 Computer Science Work Placement
- COMPX374 Software Engineering Industry Project
- COMPX375 Information Systems Industry Project
- COMPX397 Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study
- COMPX398 Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study (30 points)
- MATHS397 Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study
- STATS397 Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study
Choose 15 points from the following:
- COMPX301 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
- COMPX304 Advanced Networking and Cyber Security
- COMPX307 Functional Programming
- COMPX310 Machine Learning
- COMPX318 Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things
- COMPX322 Advanced Web Development
- COMPX323 Advanced Database Concepts
- COMPX341 Software Engineering Methodology
Or undertake a minor in any other subject within the University.
- Computer Animator
- Mathematical Modeller
- Network Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Systems Designer
- Usability Designer
- Web Architect
You're eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Honours) if you have University Entrance, or its equivalent.
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 email@example.com 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
Selected scholarships for BCMS(Hons) students.
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
For students who have completed at least one year of study in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in the year of tenure and have applied for a University of Waikato exchange programme. By clicking on 'Apply Now' below, students will be taken to a list of possible exchange universities, and can then choose to apply once they have read further.
Closing Date: 15 Jul 2020
For students who are currently in Year 12 or Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school. Candidates must be intending to enrol full-time in a BCMS(Hons), BSc, BSc(Tech), BE(Hons) or BDes degree, in one of the computing streams, at the University of Waikato. Candidates will sit a Scholarship exam, which will be held on 25 and 26 October 2019.
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Conjoint degree options
This degree can also be taken as a conjoint.
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.
Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.
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