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Diploma

A diploma is a short-term study option that can help pave your way to future success.

A diploma is a good way to gain an introductory one-year qualification in a particular field of study, without having to complete a whole three-year bachelor's degree. It is equivalent to the second year of study of a bachelor's degree, and is slightly more comprehensive than a certificate.

Subjects

A diploma can be taken in any of the following fields:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Design
  • Education
  • Environmental Planning
  • Health, Sport and Human Performance
  • Management
  • Māori and Pacific Development
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

See below for a full list of subjects that you can complete a certificate in, under the subjects drop down menu.

Diploma in Business or Management

This diploma is available to students who wish to gain an introductory qualification in business/management.

To complete the requirements of the diploma, students must complete 120 points (8 papers) at 100-level or above, and follow an approved programme of study. This includes gaining 75 points (5 papers) at 200-level or above in a single field of study.

The subjects and/or papers that comprise each diploma field are set out in the University Calendar under 'Undergraduate Diploma and Certificate Fields'.

All students of the Diploma in Business/Management must pass the compulsory paper STMGT101 Introduction to Management.

Diploma in Maori and Pacific Development

To complete the requirements of the Diploma in Māori and Pacific Development, students must gain 120 points at 100 level or above, including 80 points at 200 level or above. At least 80 points must be gained in one field. Up to 40 points may be included from other undergraduate fields.

The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Diploma is one year.
4. Candidates must enrol in a Faculty and follow an approved programme of study.
5. Candidates must gain 120 points at 100 level or above, including 75 points at 200 level or
above, in the Diploma fields listed in section 8 of these regulations.
6. Candidates must gain at least 75 points in one field.
7. Candidates must meet the relevant field requirements, as set out in the appendix to these
regulations.

Diploma in Science (Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences)

The Diploma in Science is for students who wish to gain an introductory qualification in a particular field of study, such as such as Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics.

Students need to gain 120 points at 100 level (first year papers) or above in one of these fields, including 80 points at 200 level (second year papers) or above to complete the Diploma. Each paper has a certain number of points attached to it. For example, most 100 level papers are 15 points and most 200 and 300 level papers are 20 points so 80 points at 200 level or above usually equals four papers. Students gain points when they pass a paper.

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Entry requirements

You will be eligible to apply for a diploma if you have University Entrance or its equivalent, or if you have relevant experience or ability. For more information, contact our Future Students Team at recruitment@waikato.ac.nz.


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Contacts

General Enquries:
Phone: 0800 924 528
Email: recruitment@waikato.ac.nz