Undergraduate Degrees
Bachelor of Science (BSc)

The three-year BSc degree is a flexible, well-recognised qualification that will set you up for a wide range of career opportunities or further study in your chosen field. Students can choose one of three majors available through the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

Within each major are certain specialisations that follow a more prescribed course of study and prepare graduates for particular careers or groups of careers perfect if you have a specialised area of interest.

The BSc degree will prepare you to enter many professions. Depending on which programme or major you choose, these include:

  • Business analysis
  • Market research
  • Software development
  • Systems analysis
  • Programming
  • Usability engineering
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Computer networks
  • Astrophysics
  • Statistics
  • Financial analysis
  • Research and development
  • Digital libraries

The majors listed below under Degree Programmes are offered through the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences only. For any other major subjects or specified programmes you would normally enrol in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Transferring from this degree to the BCMS is possible at any stage in your degree.

Degree Regulations
The regulations which govern the awarding of the BSc degree are published in the University Calendar.

Degree Programmes

Other specified BSc programmes and majors are available in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Entry Requirements

If you have (or expect to gain) University Entrance you are eligible to apply for this degree.
Depending on programme choice, most students enrolled in the BSc will need to take at least one mathematics or statistics paper in their first year, for which there are some additional entry requirements in mathematics. Those students who do not have an adequate background in mathematics will be expected to enrol in preparation papers.
Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you do not have University Entrance, your application will still be considered:

Applicants Over 20 Years Old
Click here for information on entry requirements for applicants over 20 years old.

English Language Requirements for International Students
Click here for the English Language Requirements for the BSc.

Discretionary/Provisional Entrance
Click here for information on entry requirements for students under 20 without university entrance.

In the A semester the appropriate papers may be incorporated into a full-time programme of study, but at other times of the year it may not be possible to enrol in a full-time programme which includes introductory papers. The Faculty of Science and Technology offers a part-time 18 week Gateway to Science programme in the B semester, which includes mathematics and statistics.

Members of the School staff are available by appointment to discuss suitable introductory studies with any applicant whose academic background requires strengthening.

A higher standard will be required of students wishing to enter graduate study programmes.

Enrolment Information
Full details of papers, regulations, enrolment procedures, accommodation, bursaries and degree structures will be found in the University Calendar, available from school careers advisers, at public libraries, or directly from the The Student Information Centre, The Gateway/Te Kuaha, The University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton. Phone +64 7 838 4176 or Wordphone 0800 WAIKATO or Fax +64 7 838 4370.

More specifically, the Enrolment Home Page provides the necessary details of how to enrol. If you are an International Student, you will need to fill out an application through the International Centre. Click here to link to the International Centre application page.

Returning Students can enrol online through iWaikato.

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