University of Waikato College offers a variety of Foundation, Diploma and English language programmes to prepare students for studies at undergraduate and postgraduate degree level. The College is home to students from all over the world, who enjoy a welcoming and diverse student community, and all the support needed to graduate will the skills necessary for higher level study.

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CAENL001 Elementary English 1 right arrow

This paper provides English language training at low-elementary level. It provides basic training in face-to-face communication with an emphasis on...

43 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24L (Hamilton)
CAENL002 Elementary English 2 right arrow

This paper is intended for learners at elementary level to develop listening and speaking skills. The range of linguistic contexts is expanded and...

43 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24L (Hamilton)
CAENL003 Pre-Intermediate English right arrow

Learners’ abilities to use English for communicative purposes are extended and a more integrated approach is taken to developing the four language...

43 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24L (Hamilton)
CAENL004 Intermediate English (Academic English) right arrow

At intermediate level language skills are developed systematically. The range of language functions developed through listening and speaking skills...

43 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24L (Hamilton)
CAENL005 Upper Intermediate English 1 (Academic English) right arrow

This paper develops effective strategies in managing academic study in western educational contexts. Proficiency is enhanced in areas such as...

43 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24L (Hamilton)
CAENL006 Upper Intermediate English 2 (Academic English) right arrow

At post-intermediate level academic study skills development continues and is extended into areas such as library research projects, summarising and...

43 24I (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24L (Hamilton) & 24Z (Hamilton)
CAENL007 Advanced English 1 (Academic English) right arrow

The reading and writing skills required for project, dissertation and thesis work are further refined at this level and learners explore the...

43 24I (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24L (Hamilton) & 24Z (Hamilton)
CAENL008 Advanced English 2 (Academic English) right arrow

The development of reading and writing skills focuses further on the purposes structures and style of particular academic texts. More specialised...

43 24I (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24L (Hamilton) & 24Z (Hamilton)
FOUND001 Academic Essentials right arrow

This paper introduces students to the academic context and learning strategies aimed to foster success in university study. Students will develop...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND002 Foundations of Critical Thought right arrow

This paper introduces students to ways of analysing information people encounter in their everyday lives and in university papers. We begin by...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND003 Foundations of Arts right arrow

This paper introduces students to the study of the arts, primarily through exploring human engagement with stories, both fictional and nonfictional...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND004 Foundations of Social Sciences right arrow

This paper introduces students to the social sciences. We begin by considering what the social sciences are, and consider when, where, how, and why...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND005 Foundations of Business Studies right arrow

This paper introduces students to the key concepts of strategic management, marketing, supply chain, management systems and digital business and how...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND007 Foundations of Calculus right arrow

The aim of this paper is to introduce students to concepts of calculus. We begin with basic algebra, functions, and co-ordinate geometry. The...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND008 Foundations of Mathematics and Statistics right arrow

The aim of this paper is to strengthen students' mathematical skills and deepen their understanding of key mathematical concepts. We begin with...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND009 Foundations of Biology right arrow

The aim of this paper is to deepen students' understanding of key concepts in biology. We begin with cells, genes, and heredity. Then we devote time...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND010 Foundations of Chemistry right arrow

The aim of this paper is to deepen students' understanding of key concepts in organic and inorganic chemistry. We begin with properties of subatomic...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND011 Foundations of Physics right arrow

The aim of this paper is to develop students' understanding of Physics by exploring some of the principles that underlie the physical realm. We begin...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND012 Foundations of Science right arrow

This paper will introduce students to the nature of Science, scientific inquiry, and fundamental scientific conceptual frameworks. We begin by...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND014 Foundations of Business Financials right arrow

This paper introduces students to the wider financial world. Throughout the paper students will learn about the concepts and interconnections between...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND015 Foundations of Health right arrow

Drawing on Maaori, Pacific and western knowledges, students will develop a holistic and authentic knowledge of themselves in relation to health and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND021 English for Foundation Studies 1 right arrow

This paper uses a framework of relevant contemporary topics, including Te Ao Māori to develop students' language competence. We will begin by...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND022 English for Foundation Studies 2 right arrow

This paper uses a framework of relevant contemporary topics, including Te Ao Māori to enhance students' language competence. We will begin by...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
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FOUND101 English for Academic Purposes 1 right arrow

Students are introduced to academic discourse, academic research process, and New Zealand university systems, including academic integrity. They will...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
INDIP101 English for Academic Purposes right arrow

This module is part of a suite of four modules designed to develop English language skills for academic purposes as well as cultivate the study...

0 24W (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
INDIP102 Positive Learning Practices right arrow

This module is part of a suite of four modules designed to develop English language skills for academic purposes as well as cultivate the study...

0 24W (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
INDIP103 Academic Skills and Practices right arrow

This module is part of a suite of four modules designed to develop English language skills for academic purposes as well as cultivate the study...

0 24A (Hamilton)
INDIP104 Critical Reflection right arrow

This module is part of a suite of modules designed to develop English language skills for academic purposes as well as cultivate the study skills...

0 24B (Hamilton)
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FOUND201 English for Academic Purposes 2 right arrow

This paper provides students with the opportunity to further develop their academic literacy skills, including enhanced understanding and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND202 Personal and Professional Capabilities right arrow

This paper enables students to obtain the personal and professional capabilities they need to succeed in postgraduate study in New Zealand. Students...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
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FOUND300 New Zealand Context and Society right arrow

Students will develop an understanding of how culture, heritage and New Zealand specific environments influence aspects of New Zealand life. Students...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND302 Professional Communication right arrow

This paper will focus on the skills required to communicate clearly in a variety of oral, written and digital formats to a variety of specialist and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND303 Professional Project right arrow

Students undertake a practical project in the context of a New Zealand organisation or industry and report on their findings. This project provides...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
FOUND304 Research Methods right arrow

Students will develop an understanding of different research and data collection and analysis methods and will be able to select the appropriate...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
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