Dip - Computer Science as a subject
A diploma is a short-term study option that can help pave your way to future success.
Computer Science is rapidly changing the world we live in. Studying Computer Science at the University of Waikato, you'll learn about software systems and how people and computers interact. You’ll also learn how to create new software, and ensure it's easy for people to use.
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- Web Architect
- Business Analyst
- Software Developer
- Network Architect
- Computer Animator
- Mobile App Master
- Data Miner
- Usability Architect
Papers available within Computer Science
Prescriptions for the IntDip(CompSc)
The International Diploma (Computer Science) is primarily available to international students as an alternative pathway to the second year of a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a major in Computer Science or Data Analytics, or the Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc) degree.
Students must complete COMPX101, COMPX102, ENSLA100, MATHS135, MATHS165, STATS111, a further two papers dependant on the degree entered into (as below), and the four modules INDIP101, INDIP102, INDIP103 and INDIP104.
 The IntDip(CompSc) will not be offered in 2022.
Prescriptions for the GradCert(CompSc) and GradDip(CompSc)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Computer Science at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science Office.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(CompSc), PGDip(CompSc), BSc(Hons), MSc and MSc(Res)
To complete a PGCert(CompSc), students must complete 60 points at 500 level consisting of 60 points from papers listed in the subject of Computer Science.
To complete a PGDip(CompSc), students must complete 120 points at 500 level including at least 90 points from papers listed in the subject of Computer Science.
Enrolment in papers towards the BSc(Hons) is only by invitation of the Head of School. To complete a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from the papers listed in the subject of Computer Science, of which at least 30 points must be in research (normally COMPX591).
To complete an MSc in Computer Science, students admitted under section 2(a) of the MSc regulations must complete 180 points at 500 level including COMPX592 and at least 60 points from papers listed in the subject of Computer Science.
To complete an MSc (Research) in Computer Science, students admitted under section 2(a) of the MSc (Research) regulations must complete 180 points at 500 level consisting of COMPX594 and 60 points from papers listed in the subject of Computer Science.
Candidates for these graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Graduate Advisor of the Department of Computer Science.
Prescriptions for the PGDip(CyberSec) and MCS
The compulsory papers for the Master of Cyber Security degree are COMPX518, COMPX519, either COMPX527 or COMPX529, either COMPX592 or COMPX593, LEGAL526, and one of COMPX513, COMPX514 or COMPX515. Students admitted into the 120 point Master of Cyber Security will be given appropriate waivers on the compulsory papers based on the 500 level study completed prior to admittance.
Scholarships and prizes
Selected scholarships for Computer Science students.
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
CMS International Exchange Scholarship Not currently accepting applications
For students who have completed at least one year in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (subject areas may include Computer Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or Design) 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.
Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship Accepting applications
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 either the BCompSc, BSc(Hons) majoring in Computer Science, or BE(Hons) majoring in Software Engineering.
Closing Date: 15 Sep 2022
Sir William Gallagher Cyber Security Scholarship Not currently accepting applications
For students intending to enrol full-time in a Dissertation or Thesis as part of a Master of Cyber Security (MCS). The applicant's MCS research will need to be industry-based and of relevance to Gallaghers. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain work experience with Gallaghers.