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International Diploma (Computer Science)

Please note that this programme is only open to International Students.

The International Diploma (Computer Science) combines the first year of the Bachelor of Science with a programme of English Language development, academic support, and development activities to provide you a direct-entry to year two of the Bachelor of Science.

Offered in partnership with the Waikato Pathways College and the School of Science, the International Diploma (Computer Science) is structured across three trimesters and can be completed in 12 months. It is designed to equip you with English Language and academic skills to be successful during your University studies and transition smoothly into the second year of the Bachelor of Science in your chosen major.

The Bachelor of Science is a total of three years and across your studies you will gain practical experience in labs equipped with some of the most up-to-date, high tech, computing facilities in New Zealand. The course also includes opportunities to work on projects with New Zealand companies through the work-integrated learning project.

The International Diploma (Computer Science) is recognised by all New Zealand Universities.

Completion and Progression

Upon successful completion of the International Diploma (Computer Science) you’ll progress directly into the second year of the Bachelor of Science in your chosen major of:

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Key information

Year: 1
Points: 120
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) 2022
Fees (International): Indicative tuition fee NZD$27,500
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.

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Entry requirements

English Language Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 (no individual component under 5.0) or equivalent.

For all other tests that we will accept as part of English language proficiency please visit our Entry Requirements page under the Pathways Options tab.

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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Required Papers

Trimester 1

  • CSMAX170 Foundations in Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • ENSLA100 English for Professions
  • IDSPM101 English for Academic Purposes
  • IDSPM102 Positive Learning Practices

Trimester 2

Trimester 3


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