PGDip - Computer Science as a subject
Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.
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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Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Fees (International):||$30,855 - $40,290 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
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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.|
- 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 PGCert(CompSc), PGDip(CompSc), PGDip(CyberSec), BSc(Hons), MCS, 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).
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.
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.
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 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.
Closing Date: 01 Oct 2021
Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship Not currently 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 a BCompSc, BCMS(Hons) majoring in Computer Science, BSc majoring in Computer Science, BE(Hons) majoring in Software Engineering, BE(Hons) majoring in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; or a BDes majoring in Interface Design.
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.