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					Undergraduate Prospectus
For students choosing to study in 2011




                                         2011
              The University of Waikato showed
           its strength by being ranked number
              1 in 10 subjects in the most recent
             Performance-Based Research Fund.

        The numbers reflect the quality of our
            academic staff and firmly establish
       Waikato as a top research-led university.
         The numbers also show that students
           at Waikato are taught by staff at the
               leading edge of their disciplines.




                          Accounting and
                             Finance




Communications,
 Journalism and
  Media Studies




                              Ec o l o g y,
                           Evolution and
                             Behaviour




                                                    Management,
                                                         Human
                                                     Re s o u rc e s ,
                                                      Industrial
                                                    Re l a t i o n s a n d
                                                       Business
                                                                        Music,
                                                                    Literary Arts
                                                                   and Other Arts




     Chemistry




                                             Computer
                                              Science,
                                            Information
                                            Te c h n o l o g y ,
                                            Information
                                              Sciences




     Education
( Co m b i ned U ni versity
     a nd Co l l ege of
   Educ a ti o n Sc ores)




                                                                     M o l e c u l a r,
                                                                    Cellular and
                                                                   Whole Organism
                                                                      Biology




                               Pure and
                                Applied
                              Mathematics




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    Contents




                                 C H O O S E WA I K AT O
                                 Where you study is as important as what you’ll be
                                 studying and every university has something different
                                 to offer. This section is about how Waikato supports
                                 its students, our calibre as a university and what your
                                 life might be like if you choose to live, study and play in
                                 Hamilton as a Waikato University student.



                                 Schools of studies                                       06

                                 Hamilton: student city                                   08

                                 The $10 Hamilton night out                               10

                                 Waikato events                                           11

                                 Live on campus                                           12

                                 Accommodation costs                                      14

                                 Campus lifestyle                                         15

                                 Student support                                          18

                                 Study plus                                               19

                                 Scholarships                                             20

                                 Tauranga: joining forces in the Bay                      23

                                 Prospectus user guide                                    24

                                 How to get into Waikato                                  26

                                 Check the costs                                          28

                                 Application and enrolment process                        29


2    THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
      C H O O S E YO U R S U B J E C T                                              C H O O S E YO U R D E G R E E
      You may want to keep studying the subjects you                                After a good look through the subjects section, you
       enjoy already or you may want to give something                              should be ready to choose your degree. Waikato has
       else a go. To help you decide, we’ve described our                           a broad range of degrees and a flexible structure
      subjects in this section. So here they are:                                   so you can build a degree to suit your interests and
      a comprehensive list of all the subjects you can                              career plans. Go to this section to find out more about
      study at Waikato and some ideas about where                                   which degree is right for you and what some Waikato
      they can take you.                                                            graduates have done with their degree.


       Subjects                                                        30            Degrees                                                          104

                                                                                     Pathways to University                                           106

                                                                                     Conjoint degrees                                                 107

                                                                                     Glossary                                                         148

                                                                                     Campus map                                                       149




The information contained in this prospectus is correct at the time of publication. Our online 2010 Calendar has the most up to date information: www.waikato.ac.nz

This publication uses vegetable based inks and environmentally responsible papers. The cover is printed on
Novatech Satin which is FSC certified and from sustainable and Well Managed Forests. The text is printed on
Sumo Matt and from Well Managed Forests, manufactured under ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems.
The University of Waikato is committed to reducing its environmental footprint.


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                                                     CHOOSE WAIKATO and you are choosing the
                                                   university that best represents New Zealand – a
                                                     small country on a big roll. Bold ideas, smart,
                                                             brave people and unlimited ambition.

                                                            Like the engineering graduate who won
                                                      New Zealand’s largest Top Achiever Doctoral
                                                    Scholarship, worth $253,000, to do his PhD at
                                                      Cambridge University in the UK. He’s looking
                                                      at how to minimise fuel consumption in large
                                                 vehicles around town, while keeping them easy to
                                                       manoeuvre and addressing safety concerns.
                                                              Or the professor who studies extreme
                                                     environments like Mt Erebus in Antarctica and
                                                    whose research progress is tracked by 750,000
                                                                        school students worldwide.

                                                    Choose Waikato and you’re choosing a modern
                                                     university with a unique attitude. Waikato has
                                                 always been prepared to challenge the way things
                                                      are done, to take risks and stand up for what
                                                    we believe in. We don’t let tradition cramp our
                                                     style. We’re about looking forward, not going
                                                               backwards, and we’re proud of that.



                                CHOOSE WAIKATO
                                THERE’S NO STOPPING YOU
                                E K O R E E TA E A T E A U K AT I I A K O E

4   THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
CHOOSE
WAIKATO
     »
     CHOOSE WAIKATO   5
    Schools of studies




                                                                         SCHOOL OF COMPUTING &
                                                                         MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
                                                                         Study Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Waikato and
                                                                         you’ll be learning from lecturers whose expertise and knowledge
                                                                         of cutting-edge developments in the subject are internationally
                                                                         recognised. Our school is the best in the country in computer
                                                                         science, information technology, information sciences, and
                                                                         pure and applied mathematics research.* You will be guided by
                                                                         excellent lecturers and you will have the support of a wide range
                                                                         of tutors and lab demonstrators. Students who work hard and
                                                                         achieve high grades have the opportunity to be rewarded with
                                                                         scholarships throughout their degree. Graduates from the School
                                                                         of Computing & Mathematical Sciences are working all over the
                                                                         world and have found employment with stellar companies like
                                                                         Google, Nokia, Symantec and Intel.




                                                                         SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
                                                                         Quality programmes, research that makes a difference and
                                                                         inspiring leadership are what makes Waikato School of Education
                                                                         Te Kura Toi Tangata distinct.

                                                                         Currently, Waikato School of Education rates number one for
                                                                         educational research in the country.* Our researchers help
                                                                         shape education nationally and internationally. They make
                                                                         major contributions to teacher education, special education,
                                                                         educational leadership, counsellor education, Māori education
                                                                         and sport and leisure studies.
    FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES
                                                                         We cater for school leavers, adult learners, career changers,
    Studying with the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences will further     international students and distance learners. You can study
    your thinking and encourage you to look outside the square.          full-time or part-time, either online or on-campus at
    We offer papers for people who are interested in human nature        undergraduate or postgraduate level. Our recognised programmes
    and the human mind; who are creative, thoughtful and up for          are based on current theories in education and offer opportunities
    a challenge. Students learn from staff who are world-class in        for practical experiences.
    their areas of teaching, research and expertise. Recently, the
    Faculty was awarded $1.5 million for leading research projects       Waikato School of Education qualifications are valued in
    in psychology, English and video game violence, and our Screen       New Zealand and overseas. Our sought-after graduates establish
    and Media Studies and Music Departments are ranked first in          successful careers in diverse areas such as teaching, sport and
    the country.* Employers are looking for graduates who can think      leisure, counselling, policy making and academia. Enhance your
    critically and creatively and flourish in the working environment,   future career opportunities today and join us at New Zealand’s
    and that’s exactly what we equip our students to do.                 number one School of Education.


6       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
SCHOOL OF LAW                                                                 SCHOOL OF MĀORI & PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT
Experience our modern approach to studying law in its social,                 Waiata. Wairua. Waiora. Waikato. Tīhei mauri ora!
political, cultural and economic contexts – an approach that is
essential in today’s changing world. The Law School offers quality            To be the first School of Māori & Pacific Development
professional training in all the core subjects required by the                established in a university humbles us and makes us even more
                                                                              aware of our responsibility to our Māori and Pacific bases.
New Zealand Council of Legal Education. In addition, practical
                                                                              We celebrate the “waters” of the spirit, the mind and the body!
skills including client interviewing and negotiation are a key
                                                                              We enjoy our reputation as the premier School in the University
feature of the Waikato law programme. This distinctive mix
                                                                              for the teaching and learning of Māori language and tikanga.
means our graduates are in great demand for conventional
                                                                              We have a people-driven approach to indigenous development
legal positions as well as policy and law reform roles. Waikato
                                                                              in a nurturing, supportive and culturally aware environment.
law students have achieved considerable success in national
                                                                              We offer teaching at a graduate and postgraduate level, on and
and international skills-based competitions. We have strong
                                                                              off campus, including distance and internet-based learning and
research interests in environmental law, human rights law,                    teaching. In valuing people we will produce graduates capable
resource management, Treaty issues, corporate governance, law                 of contributing to the knowledge economy of Aotearoa/New
and information technology, and international trade law. Our                  Zealand. This will also enhance the values of manaakitanga,
lecturers regularly advise government on policy and legislative               mana and aroha.
reform and are members of international advisory groups.
                                                                              Nau mau! Haere mai!




                                                                              SCHOOL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
                                                                              Waikato is home to some of the most well-respected
                                                                              researchers in the science and engineering communities.
                                                                              The government’s tertiary education research evaluations
                                                                              confirmed our chemistry and biology researchers, your lecturers,
                                                                              as the best in the country.*

WAIKATO MANAGEMENT SCHOOL                                                     The international standard of our engineering degree is
Get a reputation; join one of the world’s elite business                      recognised by IPENZ (Institution of Professional Engineers of
schools. Waikato Management School wears the triple crown                     New Zealand) accreditation. Our engineering students are also
                                                                              making a name for themselves by participating in international
of accreditation, a status achieved by less than 1 percent
                                                                              competitions, such as the World Solar Challenge across the
of business schools worldwide. We’re accredited by AMBA
                                                                              Australian outback, in vehicles designed and built at Waikato.
(the Association of MBAs), EQUIS (the European Quality
                                                                              Repeated wins in national competitions such as the IPENZ
Improvement System), and AACSB (the Association to Advance
                                                                              student design competition and the ACENZ (Association of
Collegiate Schools of Business). We’re also New Zealand’s
                                                                              Consulting Engineers New Zealand) student awards are also
top performing business school in accounting and finance,                     testimony to the quality of engineering education at Waikato.
management, human resources, industrial relations,
international business and other business.*                                   Teaching and research in the School is supported by first-class
                                                                              facilities and some of the world’s most advanced laboratory
We have strong links with the business community, superb                      equipment – like the Bruker Centre of Mass Spectrometry
teaching staff, we’re set up for e-learning and our qualifications            Excellence for investigating molecular structure, the largest
are loaded with practical experience. Like the graduates who                  collection of instruments of its type in New Zealand. The
have gone before you, your globally recognised qualification will             Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory provides data to
prepare you to work in some outstanding organisations, or to                  scientists around the world and was one of five worldwide used
start one of your own.                                                        to establish international standards of analysis.

* In the Government’s 2006 Performance-Based Research Fund evaluations, Waikato was first in accounting and finance; chemistry; communications,
  journalism and media studies; computer science; ecology, evolution and behaviour; management; molecular and cellular biology; music, literary arts
  and other arts; pure and applied mathematics; and education (when university and college of education scores are combined).


                                                                                                                                CHOOSE WAIKATO         7
    Hamilton: student city
    Hamilton’s a great place in which to be a student. For a start, there are 40,000 other students to hang out with. Then there’s the
    adventure playground that is the Waikato, the cafés, shops, clubs, pubs and events, the easy transportation and the cheaper
    living. So, Choose Waikato – there’s no stopping you.




8      THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
WAIKATO: ACTION CENTRAL
Adrenaline junkies, you’ve come to the right place. Waikato
University’s close to:
» Raglan and the world’s best left-hand break
» Beautiful Coromandel beaches
» Whakapapa’s ski fields – Waikato is the closest uni
» Awesome mountain-biking, rock climbing and motor sport in
  South Waikato
» Jet boating, quad biking and white water rafting
» Bungy jumping, skydiving and wakeboarding

University clubs cater for all of these activities, making it easy to
have a go at something new.

HAMILTON: STUDENT CITY
With more than 40,000 tertiary students, Hamilton is
student central:
» Great shopping                                                        THE DAY LIFE
                                                                        All the benefits of a big city without the hassles:
» Cafés, restaurants and bars
                                                                        » Minimal traffic
» International sporting venues
                                                                        » Five minutes’ drive from campus to the central city
» Theatre groups, art galleries
                                                                        » The facilities, shops and entertainment you expect and student
You name it, Hamilton’s got it.                                           discounts to match
                                                                        » Heaps of cafés – Thai, Mexican, Spanish, Japanese, Indian,
THE NIGHTLIFE                                                             Chinese and more
Hamilton has the best student nightlife in the country:                 » Running and cycling tracks along the river and round the lake
» A local network of underground bands                                  » Swimming holes
» Sixty bars and cafés on one block alone                               » Great traditions like The Gallagher Great Race and cowbells at
» The Datsuns started here, so did 48May and Katchafire                   Chiefs games

Whether you’re into hip hop, indie rock, house, punk, metal or          THE GALLAGHER GREAT RACE
Super-14 on the big screen, there’s a place for you. The night bus      Waikato has links to some of the most prestigious universities
runs till 3.30am and taxis are cheap because everything’s so close.     in the world through The Gallagher Great Race – a university
                                                                        tradition. Each year crowds line the banks of the Waikato River to
                                                                        cheer home our Waikato rowing eight against a crew from one of
                                                                        the world’s top universities. Cambridge, Oxford, Washington and
                                                                        Harvard universities have all come down under to take up the
                                                                        challenge against the men’s crew, with Melbourne and Sydney
                                                                        universities competing against our women’s crew. There is free
                                                                        riverside entertainment throughout the day with big screen
                                                                        coverage of race action.

                                                                        ‘O’ WEEK
                                                                        Every year, the Waikato Students’ Union puts on a week-long
                                                                        celebration welcoming students called Orientation or ‘O’ Week.
                                                                        During the day, activities include:
                                                                        » Live music
                                                                        » Competitions
                                                                        » Fear factor-style challenges
                                                                        » Sports matches
                                                                        » Markets
                                                                        » A clubs’ day and much, much more

                                                                        After sunset the nightlife takes off. Top national and local bands
                                                                        play in Hamilton and our many bars and cafés turn it on for the
                                                                        students. On the study side, there is Academic Orientation and
                                                                        all new students receive a Welcome Pack to get them off to a
                                                                        great start.


                                                                                                                      CHOOSE WAIKATO         9
     The $10 Hamilton night out



                                          $3.75
                                          Each between four in a cab to town




                                         $3.00         Beers at Bar 101




                                           $0.00
                                           No cover charge at The Outback




                                         $3.50
                                  Mince and cheese pie at Mobil Clyde St



                                                           OTHER APPROXIMATE PRICES
                                                           TRANSPORT       $2.20 flat bus rate with a Busit card
                                                                           $0.00 walk or cycle (no hills!)

                                                           NIGHTCLUB       $0.00 No door charge

                                                           BANDS           $10 Flow Bar $0.00 No cover charge at Axces Bar

                                                           FOOD            $7 Kebab on Victoria Street
                                                                           $4 Fries at Burgerfuel
                                                                           $3.50 Long black at Momento

                                                           BEERS           From $4 (The Bahama Hut)
                                                                           From $3.50 (The Outback)

                                                           MOVIES          $15.50 Weekend movies and blockbusters

                                                           RUGBY           $15 for Green Zone tickets, Super 14
                                                                           $10 each pre-game

                                                           RENT            $80 – $100 a week for a flat near campus

                                                           REC CENTRE      $275 (12 months from start of year)



10    THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Waikato events




                 » WAIKATO UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION WEEK

                 » RIP CURL RAGLAN PRO SURFING

                 » PARACHUTE MUSIC FESTIVAL

                 » THE FUEL FESTIVAL OF NEW ZEALAND THEATRE

                 » THE GALLAGHER GREAT RACE

                 » NZ ETHNIC SOCCER FESTIVAL

                 » THE LAKE TAUPO CYCLE CHALLENGE

                 » RALLY NEW ZEALAND

                 » V8 SUPERCAR CHAMPIONSHIP

                 » HUFF: THE HAMILTON UNDERGROUND
                   FILM FESTIVAL

                 » 2011 RUGBY WORLD CUP

                 » RUAPEHU MOUNTAIN MARDI GRAS

                 » ROUND THE BRIDGES RACE AND FUN RUN

                 » THE PERRY FOUNDATION REV CYCLE FESTIVAL

                 » REAL WOMEN DUATHLON

                 » INTERNATIONAL RUGBY, CRICKET AND
                   NETBALL CLASHES

                 » BLACK STUMP ADVENTURE RIDE

                 » BRIDGE-TO-BRIDGE WATER SKI CLASSIC

                 » HAMILTON GARDENS SUMMER FESTIVAL

                 » BALLOONS OVER WAIKATO

                                                    CHOOSE WAIKATO   11
     Live on campus
                                                                        » A great way to make new friends and meet
                                                                          potential flatmates

                                                                        » Sports, social and cultural events, including an annual
                                                                          ball, themed dinners and interhall competitions

                                                                        » Close to the library, computer labs, lecture theatres,
                                                                          the rec centre and sports fields

                                                                        » Sky TV, games rooms and lounges

                                                                        » Access to computers, photocopier, fax, telephone
                                                                          and wireless internet

                                                                        » Study support and tutorial staff to keep you focused
                                                                          and help with your academic success

                                                                        » Rooms that are cleaned regularly, fully furnished
                                                                          and heated

                                                                        » Delicious meals in fully catered halls and free weekly
                                                                          shopping trips if you’re self-catering

                                                                        » Diverse ethnic and cultural population
     Waikato Halls of Residence are all on campus, providing
     the ultimate student experience. Living in the halls is a          » Safe, friendly, supportive atmosphere right on campus
     great way to meet new people and immerse yourself in
     student life without the hassles of rosters and flat bills.
     And because you’re just a walk away from your lectures
     you’ll get maximum sleep time. A room in the halls comes
     with a built-in social life, from organised events like balls,
     dinners and interhall sports competitions to spur-of-the-
     moment adventures that build lifelong memories.

     This will probably be your first time living away from home.
     You’ll have to manage your time, your money and your
     priorities carefully and you’ll learn more about yourself than
     you ever thought there was to know. But because most of the
     residents in the halls are first-year students you’re all in the
     same boat. The residential staff in the halls are students too,
     so they know the sort of issues you’re likely to encounter and
     how to figure them out.




12       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
COLLEGE HALL
                                                                                          » College Hall
Next to the swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, and sports
fields, College Hall is one of the most diverse Halls of Residence
on campus. The multicultural flavour of College Hall ensures a
warm and friendly environment and an enriching experience.
There’s a new computer lab on site and wireless internet.

STUDENT VILLAGE
Student Village is situated near the Rec Centre, Academy of
Performing Arts, main lecture theatres, shops and cafés. The
Village provides a friendly and safe environment with excellent
facilities, including TV lounges, Sky TV, a pool table and a
                                                                      » Orchard Park
computer room linked to the University’s network.

BRYANT HALL
Bryant Hall, set amongst beautiful trees and grounds and next
to Student Village, is a great place to live, study and begin
lifelong friendships. Each floor becomes the family or whānau for
20 to 25 residents under the guidance of residential staff.

ORCHARD PARK
Orchard Park is a flatting community, allowing residents
to choose their own style of living. Orchard Park accepts
undergraduate or postgraduate students who can apply as
individuals or as a flatting group.

Orchard Park is an ideal transition situation, as well as being an
excellent choice for those students who have already been “out
in the world” and are returning to education. It provides residents
with an introduction to living in an independent situation
within a secure, supportive, friendly environment with endless
opportunities for social activities. It is ideal for students with
particular dietary requirements as they are able to buy and
cook their own food.




                                                                      » Student Village




                                                                                                CHOOSE WAIKATO   13
     Accommodation costs
     www.waikato.ac.nz/students/accommodation

     Accommodation on campus offers you a great place to live, study and make new friends. Waikato has four
     Halls of Residence which offer a friendly, safe atmosphere and a home away from home.


     FULLY CATERED                                                                  SELF-CATERED
                          College            Student            Bryant                                  College                Student            Bryant              Orchard
                          Hall               Village            Hall                                    Hall                   Village            Hall                Park
     No. of Rooms         289                252                178                 No. of Rooms        27                     42                 20                  110

     People per Room      1                  1                  1                   People per Flat     6 or 7                 4, 6 or 7          5                   4 or 6

     Cost per Week        $225               $225               $225                Cost per Week       $130                   $130               $110                $105

     Cost for 37 Weeks    $8325              $8325              $8325               Cost for 37 Weeks   $4810                  $4810              $4070               $3885

     Deposit              $300               $300               $300                Deposit             $300                   $300               $300                $300

     Administration Fee   $100               $100               $100                Administration Fee $100                    $100               $100                $100

     Activity Fee         $100               $100               $100                Activity Fee        $100                   $100               $100                $100
                                                                                    Power               Included in weekly     Included in        Additional          Additional
     Meals per Week       21                 21                 21
                                                                                                        costs                  weekly costs
     Min Residential      37                 37                 37
                                                                                    Min Residential     37                     37                 37                  37
     Period in Weeks                                                                Period in Weeks
     Laundry              Coin operated      Coin operated      Coin operated       Laundry             Coin operated          Coin operated      Coin operated       Coin operated
     Linen Hire           Duvet blanket,     Duvet blanket,     Duvet blanket,      Linen Hire          Duvet blanket,         Duvet blanket,     Duvet blanket,      Duvet blanket,
                          pillow provided    pillow provided    pillow provided                         pillow provided        pillow provided    pillow provided     pillow provided
                          $160/yr (incl      $160/yr (incl      $160/yr (incl                           $160/yr (incl          $160/yr (incl      $160/yr (incl       $40/yr for sheets
                          laundry costs      laundry costs      laundry costs                           laundry costs          laundry costs      laundry costs       and pillowcase
                          for sheets and     for sheets and     for sheets and                          for sheets and         for sheets and     for sheets and      (if required)
                          pillowcase         pillowcase         pillowcase                              pillowcase             pillowcase         pillowcase
                          (if required))     (if required))     (if required))                          (if required))         (if required))     (if required))
     Phone                Communal           Communal           Communal            Phone               Access available in    Access available
                          for local calls.   for local calls.   for local calls.                        bedrooms – own         in bedrooms –
                          Limited rooms      Limited rooms      Limited rooms                           expense                own expense
                          with phone         with phone         with phone
                          access – own       access – own       access – own        Internet            Access available in    Access available   Access available    Access available
                          expense            expense            expense                                 bedrooms – own         in bedrooms –      in bedrooms –       in bedrooms –
                                                                                                        expense                own expense        own expense         own expense
     Internet             Access available   Access available   Access available
                          in bedrooms –      in bedrooms –      in bedrooms –       Computer Room       Yes                    Yes                Yes                 Yes
                          own expense        own expense        own expense         Parking             Limited free           Limited reserved   Limited reserved    Limited reserved
     Computer Room        Yes                Yes                Yes                                     parking                parking $100/yr    parking $200/yr     parking $75/yr
                                                                                    Smoking             Outside only           Outside only       Outside only        Outside only
     Parking              Limited free       Limited reserved   Limited reserved
                          parking            parking $100/yr    parking $200/yr     Other Facilities    Library, TV rooms,     Library, TV        Library, games      Fully furnished.
                                                                                                        leisure centre, bike   rooms, leisure     room, TV lounges,   1st-year students
     Smoking              Outside only       Outside only       Outside only
                                                                                                        and motorbike          centre, bike and   projector           welcome,
     Other Facilities     Library, TV        Library, TV        Library, games                          sheds                  motorbike sheds    room, bike and      disability
                          rooms, leisure     rooms, leisure     room, TV lounges,                                                                 motorbike sheds     access cottage,
                          centre, bike and   centre, bike and   projector                                                                                             recreation room,
                          motorbike sheds    motorbike sheds    room, bike and                                                                                        spa, bike and
                                                                motorbike sheds                                                                                       motorbike shed




     » Contracts are for a minimum of 37 weeks unless other
        arrangements have been made.
     » All fees quoted are based on 2010 Halls of Residence
        fees. Prices will vary slightly in 2011.
     » Applications for Halls of Residence accommodation are
        done online and are due 1 October 2010.


14       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Campus lifestyle
Waikato has the most beautiful campus in the country. All our first-class facilities are in one location, building a strong sense
of community. You’ll find Waikato has a laid-back and easy atmosphere. Students meet for coffee by the lakes, chill out on the
lawns or play touch rugby on the fields. There’s plenty of parking and buses leave campus every 15 minutes.


CULTURE                                                              REC CENTRE
» Grab a bargain at the market days by the lakes
» Enjoy cultural hour every Wednesday with live music and DJs
» Attend performances in the Academy
                                                                     A bit of action in your life will help you balance study and play.
» Get involved with Contact FM (student radio station)               The Rec Centre is one of the best-equipped gyms in the region
  or Nexus (student magazine)                                        and it’s right here on campus. With a student discount, you can
                                                                     take time out of your busy lecture schedule for a stress-releasing
TECHNOLOGY                                                           workout or just hang out with your friends in the fully equipped
» More than 700 computers free to use and wireless                   sports hall.
  internet access
» State-of-the-art laboratories and equipment                        As a member you get to enjoy:
» Information commons at the Library with computers,                 » Squash and basketball courts
  printers and comprehensive electronic databases                    » Express zone
                                                                     » Group exercise classes including REV (indoor cycling)
THE WEL ENERGY TRUST
                                                                     » Cardio studio, with Sky TV and an extensive range
ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS                                             of cardio gear
A specially designed centre for the performing arts, the Academy     » Spacious weights room with machine and free weights
provides venues and teaching rooms for the performance
                                                                     » Discounts on an extensive range of courses, including zumba,
programmes in music, theatre, dance and Māori, and houses
                                                                       kickboxing, pilates, yoga, hip hop, healthy back programme
a range of art exhibitions and contemporary New Zealand                and swiss ball fitness
paintings from the Wallace Collection. A classroom by day,
the Academy hosts performances by professional artists and           » For more info, www.reccentre.co.nz
local community events at night. The opportunity to learn and
perform in the Academy’s first-rate venues is unparalleled for any   ASB SOCIAL SPORTS
student keen to explore performing arts as a career option.
                                                                     Entering a team in the ASB Social Sport series is a great way to
                                                                     make new friends. There are netball, volleyball and soccer indoor
UW SPORT
                                                                     leagues, and six-a-side soccer and touch rugby outdoor leagues.
Sports opportunities on campus are endless and cater for people
wanting to socialise and have fun through to the elite. A large      » For more info, www.socialsport.co.nz
number of clubs are based on campus, including rugby, hockey,
rowing, snow and ski, soccer, netball.

Sports facilities include:
» Rec Centre – on-campus gym, endless pools
» University of Waikato Pool – 50m and diving pool
» Courts – squash, tennis and netball
» Sports Fields – cricket, rugby and soccer

Sporting events include:
» New Zealand University Games
» New Zealand Rowing Championships
» University Blues Awards
» Interhall Challenges
» Tertiary Challenge
» Snow and ski events

» For more info, www.waikato.ac.nz/go/sport
  or email uwsport@uleisure.co.nz




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     Campus lifestyle continued




     HIGH-PERFORMANCE STUDENTS
     Many of New Zealand’s sporting, creative and performing arts
     high achievers have studied at Waikato and we put a lot of effort
     into supporting them. Current or former students include
     Jenny-May Coffin, Nikki Cox, James Gill, Julia Booth, Callum Hall,
     Rob and Sonia Waddell, Jamie Fitzgerald, Caroline and Georgina
     Evers-Swindell, Julian Dean, Pero Cameron, Laura Langman,
     Stephen Donald, Jeremy Mayall, Karen Barbour, Rosalind Hill,
     Rachel Church and Teowaina Ihimaera.

     The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme will ensure this
     tradition continues. It represents the University’s commitment to
     building well-rounded graduates and supporting high-performance
     students across sporting, creative and performing arts, leadership
     and academic endeavours. The High-Performance Student
     Manager is based on campus. The manager can help students
     balance their training, competitions and study, and liaise with
     academic staff, scholarship providers and sporting bodies.

     » Contact the High-Performance Student Manager on 07 838 4264,
       027 221 1145 or email highperformance@uleisure.co.nz


     WAIKATO STUDENTS’ UNION
     Every student who enrols at Waikato becomes a member of
     the Waikato Students’ Union (WSU), which gives students a
     strong collective voice on campus and nationally. WSU also
     organises activities on campus such as Orientation, Clubs’ Day,
     musical performances and political speakers. It also provides
     a free advocacy service and hardship fund, publishes the weekly
     student magazine Nexus, and provides free student diaries
     and wall planners.

     » For more info, www.wsu.org.nz


16       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Student centre
Waikato University’s new Student Centre will open in 2011. It will provide a social and learning heart for the campus and
transform the Library into a multifunctional complex combining social spaces, learning facilities and a range of student services.
The centre has been carefully designed to be environmentally sustainable – light, modern, low on energy use and self-sufficient.




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     Student support
     Our students tell us we are one of the friendliest universities in the country. We want your time at university
     to be hassle-free so we provide a range of support services to help you wherever we can.


     STUDENT LEARNING SUPPORT                                             STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
     Student Learning Support is available to assist students with a      Disability Support Services provides students with disabilities
     wide range of study-related problems. The main focus of Student      access to a range of services, including lecture material, learning
     Learning Support is to help students acquire the skills to become    support, alternative examination arrangements, access to
     independent, self-directed learners. All enrolled students of the    assistive technology, alternative formatting, ergonomic furniture,
     University are welcome in Student Learning Support.                  hearing equipment, specialist staffing and much more.

     Our experienced and friendly tutors can help students                » For more info, www.waikato.ac.nz/disability
     understand and learn:
     » Time management in academic programmes                             CAREERS OFFICE
     » Taking notes in lectures                                           Some of New Zealand’s largest employers come to campus
     » Reading academic articles or books                                 seeking Waikato graduates. We arrange presentations from the
     » Understanding assignment instructions and requirements
                                                                          employers and schedule interviews for companies to recruit
                                                                          students. The careers office also provides free seminars on career
     » Locating appropriate research material for assignments or tests
                                                                          pathways, CV and cover letters, and interviewing skills and
     » Planning and structuring assignments
                                                                          organises an annual careers fair for Waikato students. The careers
     » Study techniques to prepare for tests and exams                    office also works closely with Student Job Search to provide
     » Many other types of academic learning skills                       part-time work and holiday employment for students.

     There are different types of appointments that students can          » For more info, www.waikato.ac.nz/careers
     arrange with Student Learning Support tutors. These include:
     » Individual (private) consultations with a learning tutor           LEGAL SERVICES
     » Drop-in sessions (private) with a learning tutor                   The Citizens Advice Bureau on campus offers a free legal advice
     » Learning skills workshops
                                                                          service to all students.

     In addition, through our website we provide a range of online        CHILDCARE
     learning support materials, including self-access tutorials,         Campus Crèche is across the road from the main campus on
     learning skills handouts, and practice materials.                    Hillcrest Road. The crèche has facilities for 100 children
                                                                          from nursery to preschool ages. For more information, visit
     » For more info, www.waikato.ac.nz/pathways/student-learning/        www.creche.waikato.ac.nz or phone 07 838 4034. There is
                                                                          also a kohanga reo (a preschool where children are taught in
     COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT NETWORKS                                     the Māori language), Te Kohanga Reo o Ngā Kuaka, near the
     » Our team of counsellors, which includes a Māori student            University at 159 Silverdale Road. Places fill very quickly so
       counsellor, can help you adjust to university life or assist you   enquire early. Phone 07 856 2982.
       with any personal or study-related issues.
     » Our Accommodation Adviser will help you find a flat and give       CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
       advice on tenancy issues.                                          Waikato is home to the first Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) on
                                                                          a New Zealand campus. Bureau staff can advise you on tenancy
     » A Student Financial Adviser can help you stretch your dollars
                                                                          and consumer services issues and offer legal advice. The CAB is
       further and provide free financial advice.
                                                                          in the Cowshed building right in the heart of campus.
     » Māori student support staff, Te Puna Tautoko, are present
       in every School within the University to ensure that Māori         IT AND COMPUTER LABS
       students get the most out of their time studying here.
                                                                          When you are fully enrolled, we’ll set you up with a user name
     » Waikato has an ecumenical chaplain, a Catholic priest and two      and computer account. You can save assignments and notes
       Muslim prayer rooms. A number of religious student groups are      into your account and you’ll be able to access it wherever
       affiliated to the Waikato Students’ Union.                         you log in on campus. Your user name is also your university
                                                                          email address. There are student computer labs throughout the
     STUDENT HEALTH                                                       University and a wireless network. Students can access the ITS
     The Student Health Service is free for domestic students who         Service Desk for help. Your user name will also get you into
     register with the service and is open five days a week, including    Moodle, our online teaching and learning platform. Students
     student holidays. There is also a pharmacy on campus.                use Moodle to submit their assignments, take part in online
                                                                          forums, and receive notes and messages from their lecturers
                                                                          and tutors, including marks.




18       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Study plus
University is all about seizing opportunities and Waikato makes sure there’s no shortage of opportunities
beyond the classroom.


STUDY OFFSHORE
Waikato has more than 40 exchange programmes with top
universities around the world that enable you to study abroad
and credit the papers towards your Waikato degree.

Spending a semester on exchange is a personal adventure that
also adds an extra dimension to your degree, academically and
culturally. Employers value the extra experience and maturity.
It can also broaden your paper options and improve your use
of a foreign language.

» For more info, www.waikato.ac.nz/international

INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS
Many of our Bachelors degrees offer work placement
opportunities or projects with businesses and community groups.
These can count as part of your course work.

As well as valuable work experience for your CV, some work
placements can lead to employment after graduation. Work
placements often happen in your third year of study, so you
can apply what you have learnt in your first two years in
the real world and also receive support from your tutors
and lecturers.

Check out the degree listings on pages 104 to 147 to see what      » A third-year Mechanical Engineering student working on the
                                                                     Formula SAE race car being built by a team of Waikato students.
opportunities there are in your degree or subject.

LEADERSHIP
As well as sports, cultural, arts and social clubs, there are
a number of leadership and community services groups on
campus. These include chapters of Students in Free Enterprise
(SIFE), international student leadership and exchange
network Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences
Economiques et Commerciales (AIESEC), and the Golden Key
International Honour Society. These are all voluntary non-profit
organisations run by students who provide hands-on
leadership opportunities and organise various projects to
improve our communities.




                                                                   » Earth Sciences students on a field trip to The Saddle, Tongariro
                                                                     Alpine Crossing, with Mt Ngauruhoe in the background.


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     Scholarships
     www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships

     Waikato has a generous range of scholarships to help fund your study. There are scholarships and grants for many student
     groups, including secondary school leavers, Māori students and adult students, and in many subject areas. The list below
     summarises some of the school leaver scholarships.


     VICE-CHANCELLOR’S                                                    BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING FEES
     PRIZE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE – $5,000                               SCHOLARSHIP – $4,000
     Principals from selected secondary schools will be invited           These scholarships will be offered to applicants who enrol
     to nominate Year 13 students who demonstrate academic                full-time in the first year of a Bachelor of Engineering degree
     excellence. Successful nominees receive a $5,000 cash prize,         (BE). Preference will be given to applicants of high academic
     which is paid in two instalments during their first year of study    calibre who perform well in NCEA Level 3 and/or Level 4 or
     at Waikato. This prize may be held in conjunction with The           other qualifications recognised for University Entrance, (eg the
     University of Waikato School Leaver Scholarship.                     Cambridge International Examinations), in the year prior to
     Expected closing date August 2010.                                   tenure. Other criteria include leadership potential, involvement
                                                                          in team situations, and sporting and community activities.
     SIR EDMUND HILLARY                                                   Expected closing date 5 January 2011.
     SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FULL FEES
     The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme provides support        BRYANT RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP – $5,000
     for students studying at Waikato who have an established record      These scholarships may be awarded to first-year undergraduate
     of excellence in sport, or in performing or creative arts, exhibit   students whose financial or other circumstances make
     leadership qualities, have University Entrance, and have achieved    accommodation within a Hall of Residence environment
     a specified number of credits at Level 3 NCEA in a specified         particularly beneficial to their academic progress in the
     number of approved subjects. Recipients of this award receive        University. Preference will be given to students who have
     a full-fees Hillary Scholarship for the duration of their studies,   attended a secondary school within the Waikato, Bay of Plenty,
     academic support, leading coaches/tutors, free gym membership        Gisborne or Northland regions not more than two years prior
     and a leadership and personal development plan.                      to enrolling at Waikato for the first time. Up to $5,000 will be
     Expected closing date 31 October 2010.                               credited to a recipient’s accommodation costs.
                                                                          Expected closing dates 31 October 2010 (Round 1) and
     » For more info, www.waikato.ac.nz/hillary                           31 March 2011 (Round 2).

                                                                          IPENZ WAIKATO/BOP BRANCH
                                                                          SCHOLARSHIP – $1,500
                                                                          This scholarship is offered to applicants who enrol full-time in
                                                                          the first year of a Bachelor of Engineering degree (BE). Preference
                                                                          will be given to applicants of high academic calibre who
                                                                          demonstrate a commitment to the field of engineering.
                                                                          Expected closing date 31 March 2011.




20       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
                                                                     SCHOOL OF COMPUTING & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
                                                                     UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS – $5,000
                                                                     Computer Graphic Design Scholarship
                                                                     The Computer Graphic Design Scholarship is open to applicants
                                                                     who are enrolling in the first year of study towards a Bachelor
                                                                     of Computer Graphic Design at the University of Waikato. The
                                                                     scholarship is awarded based on student portfolio work. All
                                                                     students wishing to be considered for the scholarship must apply
                                                                     on the official Scholarship application form and submit this with
                                                                     their portfolio.
                                                                     Expected closing date 15 October 2010.

                                                                     Computer Science Scholarship
                                                                     Each year the Computer Science Department offers a number
                                                                     of scholarships for undergraduate students enrolling in the first
                                                                     year of a computing programme within the School of Computing
                                                                     & Mathematical Sciences. The scholarships are awarded on the
                                                                     basis of results in the University of Waikato Computer Science
                                                                     Scholarship Examinations, held each year in secondary schools.
                                                                     Expected examination date October 2010.

                                                                     Mathematics Scholarship
                                                                     The Mathematics Scholarship is open to students enrolling
                                                                     in the first year of study towards a Bachelor of Computing
                                                                     and Mathematical Sciences degree or a Bachelor of Science
                                                                     degree with a major in Mathematics. The Scholarship will be
                                                                     based on the results of a competitive examination held on the
                                                                     Mathematics Scholarship Day.
                                                                     Expected examination date 24 August 2010.
BRIAN PERRY CHARITABLE TRUST BUSINESS
MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP – $2,500                                      Statistics Scholarship
Up to two of these scholarships may be offered to applicants         The Statistics Scholarship is open to applicants who are enrolling
who enrol full-time in the first year of a degree in the Waikato     in the first year of study towards a Bachelor of Science degree
Management School. Preference will be given to applicants who        with a major in Statistics. Together with their completed
meet the criteria of high academic calibre, leadership potential,    application form, applicants must submit a copy of their Level
involvement in team situations, sporting interests and activities,   2 NCEA results, a one-page statement about their reasons
and community involvement.                                           for wishing to major in Statistics, and a reference from a
Expected closing date 31 March 2011.                                 Mathematics or Statistics teacher.
                                                                     Expected closing date 31 October 2010.
BRIAN PERRY CHARITABLE TRUST UNDERGRADUATE
SCHOLARSHIP IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING – $2,500                      » For more info, scms@waikato.ac.nz
These scholarships are offered to applicants who enrol full-
time in the first year of a degree in the School of Science &
                                                                     SCHOOL OF LAW ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP – $1,500
Engineering. Preference will be given to applicants who meet         These scholarships may be offered to applicants studying
the criteria of high academic calibre, leadership potential,         full-time in their first year of an undergraduate degree in the
involvement in team situations, sporting interests and activities,   School of Law. These scholarships will be offered on the basis of
and community involvement.                                           academic merit and personal and financial circumstances.
Expected closing date 31 March 2011.                                 Expected closing date 1 February 2011.




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     Scholarships continued
     SCIENCE ADMISSION FEES SCHOLARSHIP – $4,000                           WAIKATO RUGBY UNION SCHOLARSHIP – UP TO $3,000
     These scholarships will be offered to applicants who enrol            The Waikato Rugby Union Scholarship is open to applications
     full-time in the first year of a degree in the School of Science      from students who are part of the Rugby Union Academy
     & Engineering. Preference will be given to applicants of high         System and/or play representative rugby for Waikato. Initial
     academic calibre who perform well in NCEA Level 3 or other            selection criteria for this award will be based on academic merit,
     qualifications recognised for University Entrance, (eg the            sporting potential, and involvement in community activities.
     Cambridge International Examinations), in the year prior to           This scholarship has a value of up to $3,000 per year and can
     tenure. Other criteria include leadership potential, involvement      be held for the entire duration of the recipient’s undergraduate
     in team situations, and sporting and community activities.            studies at The University of Waikato, should academic and
     Expected closing date 5 January 2011.                                 sporting performance be maintained to an acceptable standard.
                                                                           Expected closing date 7 November 2010.
     TAU RUA MANO SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000
                                                                           Please note that all of the scholarships advertised in this summary
     These scholarships may be awarded to assist students undertaking
                                                                           are dependent on availability of funds and sponsors’ approval.
     full-time study towards an undergraduate degree in the School of
     Māori & Pacific Development. Selection of successful applicants       To subscribe to the monthly Scholarships Update
     will be based on academic merit, personal character and               e-newsletter, email ‘SUBSCRIBE’ to scholarships@waikato.ac.nz
     involvement in cultural, academic and community life.
     Expected closing date 31 March 2011.                                  » Other scholarship websites to check out:
                                                                             www.fis.org.nz
                                                                             www.nzvcc.ac.nz
     TEACHNZ
                                                                             www.maorieducation.org.nz
     TeachNZ provides information and scholarships for people                www.teachnz.govt.nz
     considering teaching, overseas trained teachers and people
     returning to teaching. Go to www.teachnz.govt.nz

     TE TOHU PAETAHI ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP
     – FEES UP TO $4,000
     These scholarships may be awarded to assist candidates enrolling
     for the first time in the Te Tohu Paetahi programme on a full-time
     basis. Up to $4,000 is credited towards the recipient’s tuition and
     resource fees.
     Expected closing date 31 March 2011.

     THE BARTLETT SCHOLARSHIP – $1,500
     This scholarship is open for applications from students who enrol
     full-time in their first year of study with Waikato Management
     School, taking at least one paper in accounting.
     The scholarship is awarded primarily on the basis of academic
     merit as demonstrated through secondary school results.
     Financial circumstances will also be taken into consideration.
     Expected closing date 31 March 2011.

     THE BRIAN SMITH MEMORIAL ENTRANCE
     SCHOLARSHIP – $1,800
     The Brian Smith Memorial Entrance Scholarship is awarded to
     a student studying in their first year with Waikato Management
     School. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic
     merit, character, community involvement and financial need.
     Expected closing date 31 March 2011.




22       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Tauranga: joining forces in the Bay
THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO AT TAURANGA CAMPUS                         The Diploma in Law enables students to complete the first
Surf, sand, sun and shops are not all you’ll find at Tauranga.       two years of an LLB in Tauranga.
The University of Waikato offers a growing range of degrees          There are also two-year programmes for career changers who
and programmes in one of New Zealand’s most sought-after             hold industry level qualifications and want to become teachers
locations – combining beautiful beaches, a sophisticated city        (see page 145).
lifestyle and university study.
                                                                     GRADUATE STUDY
PARTNERING WITH THE POLYTECHNIC                                      The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) and the
– IN THE BAY FOR THE BAY                                             Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (PGDip(MgtSt))
In Tauranga, the University works in partnership with the Bay        are taught in Tauranga. The Graduate Diploma in Teaching
of Plenty Polytechnic. Our partnership is reflected in shared        (Secondary) is a one-year programme for graduates wanting to
campuses and a ‘staircase’ approach to many programmes               train as secondary school teachers. Successful completion of the
to provide students with the pathways to lifelong learning           PGDip(MgtSt) enables students to enrol for an MBA.
opportunities in the Bay.
                                                                     FACILITIES
SUPPORTING THE REGION                                                Classes are taught at the campuses we share with the Bay of
Western Bay of Plenty is one of the fastest-growing regions in       Plenty Polytechnic at Windermere Campus and the Bongard
New Zealand. The University has been working with the Bay of         Centre in Tauranga’s CBD.
Plenty Polytechnic for more than a decade to develop programmes
                                                                     A range of technology and media, including face-to-face
and increase tertiary education opportunities in the area.
                                                                     teaching, video conferencing and the internet, are used to teach
New courses are developed with industry and community input          our courses. For many classes, video conferencing connects our
to ensure students are well equipped to take advantage of            Tauranga classrooms to courses in Hamilton as they are being
regional employment opportunities.                                   taught, so students get exactly the same lectures and powerpoint
                                                                     presentations as their Hamilton classmates. Students can interact
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY                                                  with their lecturers in Hamilton via video conference link as well
Currently, the following degrees can be completed at Tauranga:       as by email and phone.

» Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial*                         Other classes are taught face-to-face by Tauranga-based
» Bachelor of Management Studies*                                    lecturers and tutors, and some of our Hamilton-based lecturers
  (Accounting and Marketing majors)                                  travel to Tauranga to lecture and tutor. Students have access to
» Bachelor of Social Sciences**                                      libraries in Hamilton and Tauranga, including the full range of
                                                                     university library catalogues and electronic databases. Books can
» Bachelor of Social Work
                                                                     also be ordered from Hamilton.
» Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)
» Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)                                     FURTHER INFORMATION
» Bachelor of Tourism*                                               For further information about programmes available in
                                                                     Tauranga please email tga.recruitment@waikato.ac.nz or
* Begin with the Bay of Polytechnic NZDipBus and pathway into
any of these University degrees.                                     phone on 07 544 0920 extn 6136.

** Students can begin this degree at Waikato University or if they
have begun with the NZDipBus at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
they can pathway into the BSocSc.




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     Prospectus user guide
     It’s up to you where you start. You might want to look at what degrees Waikato offers first or you may decide to jump straight
     to subjects. There’s no right or wrong way. The notes below will help you navigate this publication and you can always phone
     0800 WAIKATO for advice. There’s also a glossary on page 148.

     CHOOSE WAIKATO                                                       » You need to gain a certain number of points over the course
                                                                            of your degree in order to graduate. The number varies
     Pages 4 to 29
                                                                            according to degree.
     » This section is about what it’s like to live in Hamilton
       as a student.                                                      » Some students choose to complete two degrees at the same
                                                                            time by doing a conjoint or double degree. Because they can
     » It includes information about the various Halls of Residence         cross-credit papers, they may complete their degrees over a
       and the Halls fees for 2010.                                         reduced period. Waikato conjoint degrees are discussed on
                                                                            page 107.
     » It also lists the many scholarships Waikato offers for
       undergraduate study.
                                                                          APPLY TO ENROL
     » It also includes entry requirements, NCEA-approved subjects        » Once you have decided on your degree you can apply to enrol
       and University fees (pages 26-29).                                   online at www.waikato.ac.nz/enrol or request an Application
                                                                            Pack (phone 0800 WAIKATO).
     CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT
                                                                          » Complete your application by the preferred date of
     Pages 30 to 103                                                        1 December 2010.
     » In each degree, you specialise in a particular subject.
                                                                          » Don’t forget to apply for accommodation by 1 October 2010.
       This subject is usually called your major.
                                                                            You should also contact StudyLink early about loans and
     » This section describes each of those subjects including              allowances. See www.studylink.govt.nz
       career directions.
                                                                          » See the diagram on page 29 for more details about the
     » To graduate with a major in a subject, you need to have              application process.
       completed a certain number of points at various levels
       (eg 200 and 300 levels for a three-year degree).                   GET ADVICE
                                                                          Free advice is available any time. Call us if you’d like help to:
     » You can major in two subjects to complete a double major.
       Most of our subjects can be taken as a second major.               » Choose your papers
                                                                          » Find the best degree
     » You may also have room to take papers outside your major
                                                                          » Plan your timetable
       or compulsory papers. These are called elective papers.
       Electives can be from almost any subject.                          » Complete your Application to Enrol

     » Not all the papers listed in this section are taught every year.   To make an appointment with our Student Recruitment
       You can check current paper offerings online at                    Advisers or arrange a tour of campus, phone 0800 WAIKATO
       http://papers.waikato.ac.nz                                        (0800 924 528) or 07 838 4007 or email
                                                                          recruitment@waikato.ac.nz
     CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE
                                                                          Auckland students can contact our Student Recruitment Adviser
     Pages 104 to 147
                                                                          on email ak.recruitment@waikato.ac.nz
     » This section is about Waikato undergraduate degrees.
                                                                          Tauranga students can contact our Student Recruitment Adviser
     » Each degree page includes a Sample Degree Structure                on email tga.recruitment@waikato.ac.nz
       (see next page). This is not fixed and you should talk to
       our Student Recruitment Advisers about exactly what                THE ACADEMIC YEAR
       you want to do, but it will give you an idea of how each
                                                                          » Waikato University’s academic year is divided into two
       degree is structured.
                                                                            semesters – A and B. Semester A 2010 is from 1 March to
     » Degrees are made up of papers taken at various levels.               27 June; Semester B 2010 is from 12 July to 7 November.
       Each paper is worth points. Papers at 100 level are usually
                                                                          » Some papers can also be studied at Summer School, which runs
       worth 15 points while papers at 200 level and above are
                                                                            twice a year over a six-week period. Summer School 1 2010
       usually worth 20 points. A typical workload is 120 points
                                                                            starts on 5 January and Summer School 2 on 8 November.
       per year.

     » Some degrees like the Bachelor of Management Studies
       have compulsory papers and some electives in the first
       year. Others like the Bachelor of Arts give you the choice of
       selecting papers for your first year.




24       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
SAMPLE DEGREE STRUCTURE
Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                   DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
                                                                                   YEAR 1                YEAR 2                YEAR 3
                                                                                   100 LEVEL             200 LEVEL             300 LEVEL
 Each box represents a block of points – 15 at 100 level and
 20 at 200 level and above. Read down the column to see
                                                                                   100 LEVEL             200 LEVEL             300 LEVEL
 how many papers you will need to do and at what level.

                                                                                   100 LEVEL             200 LEVEL             300 LEVEL
 These are elective papers that you choose yourself.
 Some degrees, like the LLB and BMS, have compulsory
 papers at 100 level.                                                              100 LEVEL             200 LEVEL             200 LEVEL


                                                                                   100 LEVEL             200 LEVEL             200 LEVEL


                                                                                   100 LEVEL             200 LEVEL             300 LEVEL


                                                                                   100 LEVEL


                                                                                   100 LEVEL


                                                                                        120 POINTS            120 POINTS         120 POINTS


                                                                                           MAJOR          SUPPORTING SUBJECT     ELECTIVE PAPERS
 This is the main subject in your degree. A second major is when you
 study two subjects in depth. To major in a subject, you study it to a
 higher level, ie 300 or 400 Level.

                                                                                                              This is a subject that is studied in some depth but
                                                                                                              not in as much depth as the major subject.




SAMPLE CONJOINT DEGREE STRUCTURE
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

DEGREE STRUCTURE BSc/LLB CONJOINT 6 YEARS 650 POINTS
YEAR 1               YEAR 2               YEAR 3                YEAR 4         YEAR 5                YEAR 6
LAWS103              LAWS203              LAWS301               400 LEVEL      400 LEVEL             400 LEVEL                 The length of time taken to
Legal Method         Jurisprudence        Crimes                                                                               complete this degree may
                                                                                                                                vary depending on whether
LAWS 106             LAWS204              LAWS305               400 LEVEL      400 LEVEL             300 LEVEL
                                                                                                                               students choose to do
Legal Systems &      Contracts            Corporate Entities
Societies                                 OR LAWS426                                                                           Summer School papers.
                                          Commercial
                                          Transactions
LAWS 107             LAWS206              LAWS306               400 LEVEL      200 LEVEL
Constitutional Law   Administrative Law   Dispute Resolution

100 LEVEL            LAWS207              LAWS307               400 LEVEL      200/300 LEVEL                                   Note: These degree
                     Torts                Land Law
                                                                                                                               structures are only models.
100 LEVEL            100 LEVEL            LAWS308               200 LEVEL      300 LEVEL                                       The order in which papers
                                          Equity & Succession
                                                                                                                               are actually taken can be
100 LEVEL            100 LEVEL            200 LEVEL             200 LEVEL      300 LEVEL
                                                                                                                               adapted to suit students’
                                                                                                                               individual requirements.
100 LEVEL            200 LEVEL


    120 POINTS          130 POINTS           120 POINTS           120 POINTS     120 POINTS            40 POINTS
                                                                                                                               The number of points you
    COMPULSORY          LAW OPTIONAL       SCIENCE OPTIONAL         SCIENCE
     LAW PAPERS            PAPERS               PAPERS               MAJOR                                                     will achieve if you pass all
                                                                                                                               your papers.



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     How to get into Waikato
     You will be accepted into Waikato if you get University Entrance                         STANDARDS FULFILLING LITERACY REQUIREMENTS
     and any additional requirements for your chosen qualification                            English standards
     and papers. You can contact us to check these out.
                                                                                              Standards               Credits Reading Writing
     If you are coming straight from school, you’ll need to achieve                           Achievement standards
     University Entrance from NCEA.                                                           90720 (3.1)                         4                        ✓
                                                                                              90721 (3.2)                         3           ✓            ✓
     UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE FROM NCEA                                                            90722 (3.3)                         3           ✓            ✓
                                                                                              90723 (3.4)                         3           ✓            ✓
                                                                                              90724 (3.5)                         3           ✓
                                            Level 3 or higher 42 credits                      90726 (3.7)                         4           ✓            ✓
                                                                        14 credits from       90375 (2.1)                         3                        ✓
                                14 credits in      14 credits in      not more than two       90376 (2.2)                         3                        ✓
        University Entrance




                               one “approved      one “approved       additional domains      90377 (2.3)                         3           ✓            ✓
                                  subject”           subject”           on the NQF or
                                                                      “approved subjects”     90378 (2.4)                         3           ✓            ✓
                                                                                              90379 (2.5)                         3           ✓            ✓
                                                  Level 2 or higher                           90380 (2.6)                         3           ✓
                                                                                              90381 (2.8)                         3           ✓            ✓
                                          8 credits in English or Te Reo Māori
                              (including 4 reading and 4 writing from the approved list)      Unit Standards
                                                                                              8834                                6           ✓
                                                  Level 1 or higher                           8823                                4           ✓
                                       14 credits in Mathematics or Pāngarau                  8841                                6                        ✓
                                                                                              8842                                6                        ✓
                                                                                              8835                                6                        ✓
                                                                                              8825                                5                        ✓
                                                                                              12419                               4           ✓
       Approved Subjects for University Entrance
                                                                                              12420                               4           ✓
             Accounting                                    Indonesian
                                                                                              12421                               3           ✓
             Agriculture & Horticulture                    Japanese
                                                                                              12422                               3           ✓
             Biology                                       Korean
                                                                                              12427                               4           ✓
             Chemistry                                     Latin
                                                                                              12428                               4           ✓
             Chinese                                       Mathematics with Calculus
                                                                                              12429                               3           ✓
             Classical Studies                             Media Studies
                                                                                              12430                               3           ✓
             Computing                                     Music
                                                                                              12905                               4           ✓
             Cook Islands Māori                            Painting (Practical Art)
             Dance                                         Photography (Practical Art)
             Design (Practical Art)                        Physical Education
                                                                                              Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira standards
             Drama                                         Physics                            Standards                 Credits Reading                Writing
             Economics                                     Printmaking (Practical Art)        90441                               6           ✓
             English                                       Samoan                             90752                               3           ✓
             French                                        Science                            90753                               3           ✓
             Geography                                     Sculpture (Practical Art)          7266                                5           ✓
             German                                        Social Studies                     90781                               3           ✓
             Graphics                                      Spanish                            90784                               3           ✓
             Health Education                              Statistics and Modelling           90786                               3           ✓
             History                                       Technology                         90789                               3           ✓
             History of Art                                Te Reo Māori or Te Reo Rangatira   7267                                7           ✓
                                                                                              7268                                9           ✓
                                                                                              90754                               4                        ✓
                                                                                              90755                               3                        ✓
                                                                                              90770                               4                        ✓
                                                                                              90757                               4                        ✓
                                                                                              7258                                5                        ✓
                                                                                              90782                               4                        ✓
                                                                                              90783                               4                        ✓
                                                                                              90787                               3                        ✓
                                                                                              90790                               3                        ✓
                                                                                              7259                                7                        ✓
                                                                                              7260                                9                        ✓

                                                                                              90444, 90445, 90448, 90544, 90538, 90545, 90539, now expired,
                                                                                              will continue to be recognised as meeting the literacy requirements
                                                                                              for learners who have them in their Record of Achievement.


26        THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
ADMISSION AT ENTRANCE LEVEL OR WITH CREDIT                        Students who have left school and did not achieve University
FROM PREVIOUS STUDY                                               Entrance from Level 3 NCEA are eligible to apply for DE following
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)                        at least one semester break after completion of Year 13.

Standard Recognised by New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’              All students are assessed on the basis of their academic
Committee (NZVCC)                                                 background and an adviser’s recommendation. If you are still at
» 120 points on the UCAS Tariff at CIE A or AS levels with a      school, or have left school recently, your school principal must
  minimum grade of D in at least two subjects equivalent to       be your adviser. If you have left school, a Student Recruitment
  those in the NCEA-approved subjects list, plus a minimum        Adviser at the University can help you.
  grade of D in one further subject either from the approved
  list or related to a domain on the National Qualifications      UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE PRIOR TO 2004
  Framework; and
                                                                  For information regarding other forms of University Entrance
» A ‘D’ pass or higher in International General Certificate       including UE achieved by examination or accreditation,
  of Secondary Education (IGCSE) or General Certificate of        please contact the Enrolment Office on 0800 WAIKATO
  Secondary Education (GCSE) Mathematics; and                     (0800 924 528) or email info@waikato.ac.nz

» An ‘E’ pass or higher in AS English Language, AS Language
                                                                  SPECIAL ADMISSION
  and Literature in English or AS Literature in English.
                                                                  Students over the age of 20
International Baccalaureate (IB)
                                                                  If you left school without University Entrance and will be 20
Standard Recognised by NZVCC                                      years of age or over by the first day of the semester, you may
» Award of the full IB Diploma (24 points or higher).             apply for Special Admission. Factors considered when granting
                                                                  Special Admission are:
More ways to gain admission
                                                                  » Any other relevant study you might have undertaken.
» If you are applying with a combination of NCEA and
  qualifications such as New Zealand Institute of Management      » Your general life experience and preparedness for
  or Young Enterprise Certificate, you may be eligible for          university study.
  Admission at Entrance level.
                                                                  INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
» If you have studied to UE level at an overseas secondary
  school or at tertiary level (in New Zealand or overseas) or     We welcome suitably qualified international students who
  passed examinations that reach the standard for admission to    wish to study in New Zealand.
  university as recognised by the NZVCC, you may be eligible
  for Admission at Entrance level. We will assess your study to   You will need a minimum of a University Entrance
  determine whether it is an acceptable equivalent to the         qualification or to have successfully completed an approved
  New Zealand University Entrance qualification.                  Foundation Studies programme. Other requirements may
                                                                  also apply, depending on your proposed course of study
» If you are under 20 years of age and have been home
                                                                  or qualification. For further information on studying as an
  schooled and do not have University Entrance, you may
                                                                  international student, refer to www.waikato.ac.nz/international
  be eligible for admission.

» If you successfully complete the Certificate of University
                                                                  The University of Waikato has agreed to observe and be bound
  Preparation or the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation      by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International
  Studies, you are eligible for Admission at Entrance level.      Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of
                                                                  the Code are available on request from this institution or from
Please contact the University on 0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 528)      the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at
for further advice about admission from any of the above.         www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international

DISCRETIONARY ENTRANCE                                            If you are attending secondary school in New Zealand,
Students under 20 without University Entrance                     please contact your Careers Adviser, or phone 0800 WAIKATO
                                                                  to request an international prospectus.
If you are over 16 years of age and a New Zealand citizen
or permanent resident, you may be eligible to apply for           ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Discretionary Entrance (DE).                                      Applicants whose first language is not English will need to supply
Discretionary Entrance is based on NCEA Level 2 results           satisfactory evidence of their English language proficiency.
and you must also meet the literacy and numeracy
requirements for University Entrance (see University
Entrance from NCEA on page 26).




                                                                                                              CHOOSE WAIKATO           27
     Check the costs
     TUITION AND RESOURCE FEES                                           TUITION FEES
     Students pay a tuition fee for each paper they enrol in.            Tuition fees vary for each paper and for each subject, and
     Tuition fees are set annually by the University and charged         your annual tuition fees will depend on the papers you take.
     at a rate reflecting the subsidy paid by the government.            Approximate costs for first-year degree programmes for domestic
                                                                         students are below. These costs are based on students taking
     » For more info, www.waikato.ac.nz/go/fees
                                                                         a full-time programme of eight papers (120 points) in the first
                                                                         year. These are the costs for 2010. To check out costs of papers
     ADDITIONAL COMPULSORY FEES
                                                                         in all subjects and other sample degree programmes:
     Other fees are set by the University to pay for maintenance
     and services. In 2010, these are:                                   » Visit www.waikato.ac.nz/go/fees

     » Building Levy                                               $24   » Bachelor of Arts                                      $4502
     »      Leisure Services Levy                                  $24   » Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial             $4849
     » Waikato Students’ Union                                     $95   » Bachelor of Communication Studies                     $4849
     » Student Services Levy                              $55 – $140     » Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design                   $5194
         depending on location and number of papers
                                                                         » Bachelor of Computing and
     FINANCIAL SUPPORT                                                      Mathematical Sciences                                $5194
     Financial support, such as a loan or allowance, is available to
                                                                         » Bachelor of Electronic Commerce                       $4849
     some students. For further information about student loans or
     allowances, contact StudyLink on 0800 88 99 00 or online at         » Bachelor of Engineering                               $5579
     www.studylink.govt.nz
                                                                         » Bachelor of Environmental Planning                    $5194
     SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                         » Bachelor of Laws                                      $4849
     Waikato offers a generous array of scholarships for school
     leavers. We also provide part-time and casual employment            » Bachelor of Management Studies                        $4849
     for over 700 students at an annual commitment of
     about $1.4 million.                                                 » Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development             $4502

     » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships           » Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies           $4502

                                                                         » Bachelor of Music                                     $5194

                                                                         » Bachelor of Science                                   $5194

                                                                         » Bachelor of Science (Technology)                      $5194

                                                                         » Bachelor of Social Sciences                           $4502

                                                                         » Bachelor of Social Work                               $5194

                                                                         » Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies                 $4502

                                                                         » Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)                        $4502

                                                                         » Bachelor of Tourism                                   $4849




28       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Application and enrolment process

         YOU                                                                  UNIVERSITY
CHOOSE




         Use the Undergraduate Prospectus to plan                             Advice and informative packs are available from:
         your study.                                                          Phone: 0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 528)
         1. Choose Waikato (see pages 4 to 29)                                Email:     info@waikato.ac.nz
         2. Choose Your Subject (see pages 30 to 103)                         In Person: The Gateway, Gate 5,
                                                                                         Hillcrest Road, Hamilton
         3. Choose Your Degree (see pages 104 to 147)
                                                                              Website: www.waikato.ac.nz

         Complete your Application by the preferred date                      Teacher Education Applicants
APPLY




         of 1 December 2010.                                                  Teacher education applicants will need to
         Use the Application to Enrol form, the                               apply early as there is a selection and interview
         Undergraduate Prospectus and the Catalogue of                        process. Contact the School of Education for an
         Papers, or apply online at www.waikato.ac.nz                         application pack on 0800 83 22 42 or email
                                                                              teach@waikato.ac.nz
         Post your Application to Enrol form or
         apply online at www.waikato.ac.nz
         Supply copies verified by a JP, solicitor, barrister,
         court registrar or school principal of your:


                                                                 PROCESSING
         » birth certificate or passport
         » academic record (if applicable)

         You will be advised of the progress of                               Your application will be assessed.
         your application.                                                    You will be given one of four responses:
         If an interview, paper selection details or more                     » An offer of place in your qualification;
         information is required, please contact the                          » An offer of place in your qualification
         person identified in the letter or email.                              conditional on examination results;
                                                                              » A letter advising if an interview or more
                                                                                information is needed; or
         IMPORTANT
                                                                              » An offer of place in your qualification
         » Apply for accommodation in our Halls of
                                                                                and a request to choose your papers at
            Residence (applications due 1 October). Check out
                                                                                a later stage.
            www.waikato.ac.nz/students/accomodation
         » Contact StudyLink (0800 88 99 00) about
            student loans and allowances. Check out
             www.studylink.govt.nz
         » Apply for scholarships. Check out
            www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships



         You will receive an Enrolment Agreement.                             When your choice of qualification and
ENROL




         » Go online to www.i.waikato.ac.nz and check                         papers are approved, your fees are calculated
           the details of your Enrolment Agreement. You can                   and an Enrolment Agreement will be sent to
           accept the agreement and pay by credit card now                    you. If you have an offer conditional on NCEA
           or you can accept and pay your fees before the
                                                                              results an Enrolment Agreement will be sent
           start of semester;
                                                                              to you in January.
         » Check the details on your Enrolment
           Agreement, sign it and date it;                                    Welcome to the University of Waikato;
         » Indicate your preferred fees payment option                        your enrolment is now complete.
           (student loan, cheque, eftpos, credit card, bill                   Your Student ID card will be issued and posted
           payment, direct credit or other arrangements);                     to you if a photograph was included with your
                                                                              application. If not, please call into the Student
         » Post it in the envelope provided with cheque
           or credit card details; or                                         Information Centre at The Gateway, Hamilton
                                                                              Campus or to our Tauranga Campus at Windermere.
         » Deliver it to the Finance Centre (at The Gateway,
           Gate 5, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton) or to our                        Remember you must pay your fees before
           Tauranga Campus at Windermere.                                     the semester start date.



                                                                                                             CHOOSE WAIKATO       29
     Accounting                                     32    Environmental Planning                 56    Pacific Studies                           103
     Advertising (see Marketing)                    75    Environmental Sciences                 57    Philosophy                                 81
     American Studies                               33    Ethics                                 58    Physics                                    82
     Animal Behaviour                               34    Finance                             59, 77   Political Science                          83
     Anthropology                                   35    French                              65, 67   Population Studies                         84
     Applied Computing                              42    Geography                              60    Psychology                                 85
     Artificial Intelligence                        42    German                              65, 67   Psychology and Management                  85
     Asian Studies                                 103    Games and Multimedia                   42    Public Policy                           56, 86
     Biochemical Engineering                        36    History                                61    Public Relations                           87
     Biochemistry                                   37    Hospitality Management                 62    Religious Studies                          88
     Biological Sciences                            38    Human Development                      63    Resources and Environmental                56
     Biotechnology                                  39    Human Resource Management              64    Planning (see Environmental Planning)

     Business Law (see Law)                         69    Industrial Relations and Human         64    Screen and Media Studies                   89
                                                          Resource Management
     Chemistry                                      40                                                 Social Policy                              90
                                                          Information Systems                    42
     Chinese                                     65, 67                                                Social Science Research                   103
                                                          Interaction Design                     42
     Computer Graphic Design                        41                                                 Social Work                                91
                                                          International Management               65
     Computer Science                               42                                                 Sociology                                  92
                                                          International Relations                83
     Computer Technology                            42                                                 Software Development                       42
                                                          and Security Studies
     Creative Practices                             44    Internet Applications                  42    Software Engineering                       93
     Creative Technologies                          45    Japanese                            65, 67   Spanish                                 65, 67
     Creative Writing (see English)                 55    Journalism (see English)               55    Sport and Leisure Studies                  94
     Data Mining                                    42    Labour Studies                         66    Statistics                                 95
     Design                                      41, 46   Languages                              67    Strategic Management                       96
     (see Computer Graphic Design, Design Media)
                                                          Law                                    69    Supporting subjects                       103
     Design Media                                   46
                                                          Linguistics                            70    Supply Chain Management                    97
     Dispute Resolution (see Law)                   69
                                                          Management Communication               71    Teaching                                   98
     Drama                                       44, 99
                                                          Māori                                  72    Te Reo Māori/                           65, 72
     (see Creative Practices, Theatre Studies)
                                                                                                       Māori Language
                                                          Māori and Pacific Development          72
     Earth Sciences                                 47
                                                                                                       Te Tohu Paetahi                            72
                                                          Māori Media and Communication          72
     Economics                        48, 56, 77, 95
                                                          Marketing                              75    Theatre Studies                            99
     Education Studies                              49
                                                          Materials and Processing               76    Tikanga Māori / Māori                      72
     Electronic Business                            50                                                 Cultural Studies
                                                          Materials and Process Engineering      76
     Electronic Commerce                            51                                                 Tourism                                   100
                                                          Mathematics                            77
     Electronic Engineering                         52                                                 Tourism Development                       100
                                                          Mechanical Engineering                 78
     Electronics                                    53                                                 Tourism Management                        100
                                                          Media Studies                          89
     Engineering                                    54                                                 Tourism Studies                           100
                                                          (see Screen and Media Studies)
     English                                        55                                                 Treaty of Waitangi Studies/               103
                                                          Music                                  79
     English as a Second Language                  103                                                 Akoranga te Tiriti o Waitangi
                                                          Networks                               42
     Entrepreneurship and Innovation                96                                                 Women’s and Gender Studies                102
                                                          New Zealand Studies/                   80
     Environmental Law (see Law)                    69    Akoranga Aotearoa                            Zoology (see Biological Sciences)          38



30       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
CHOOSE
YOUR
SUBJECT
      »
  Our flexible degree structure means you can study almost any subject we
     teach. You have the freedom to build a qualification that best suits your
    interests or career plans. So, whether you want to combine biology with
business or philosophy with physics, we can provide a programme that suits.



                                                         CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT    31
                  Accounting
                  www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/acnt
ACCOUNTING




                  Far more than number crunchers, accountants hold high-level management positions where financial
                  control, legal compliance and leadership skills are essential.


                  Accounting is a common language of business and underpins
                  almost all business and organisational activities. Financial                    Career Opportunities
                  accountants process and communicate financial information                       Auditor
                  for all stakeholders; management accountants prepare data
                                                                                                  Business Consultant
                  for management decisions; tax accountants provide tax
                                                                                                  Company Accountant
                  compliance advice; and auditors check the financial reporting of
                  organisations. Commercial law and how it relates to the conduct                 Finance Manager
                  of business in New Zealand is also relevant to accountants. Study               Financial Accountant
                  Accounting at Waikato and any of these careers are possible.                    Financial Controller
                                                                                                  Management Accountant
                  Waikato Management School was rated top in New Zealand
                                                                                                  Taxation Adviser
                  for its accounting and finance research in the Tertiary Education
                  Commission’s 2006 assessment of tertiary research. Learn from
                  the best at a school where the academic requirements of the
                  New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) can                      Potential Employers
                  be met with an appropriate selection of papers.
                                                                                                  Companies

                  DEGREES                                                                         Government Departments
                                                                                                  Local Bodies
                  » Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial                            p111
                                                                                                  Manufacturers
                  » Bachelor of Management Studies                                       p127
                                                                                                  Public Practice
                  Can meet the academic requirements for NZICA.
                  Accounting can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject            State Owned Enterprises
                  within most degrees.


                  SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                      PAPERS
                  You do not need to have studied Accounting at secondary                       ACCT101 Accounting for Management
                  school to study it at Waikato. However, some first-year papers                An introduction to accounting, examining the role of accounting
                  have specific prerequisites so check the paper list carefully.                in organisations and society, and the construction and use of
                                                                                                accounting information. A non-specialist approach involving
                  OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                          management and user perspectives on accounting information.

                  Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics.                                  ACCT102 Introductory Financial Accounting
                                                                                                An introductory computer-based accounting paper
                                                                                                emphasising the preparation of accounting records.
                                                                                                This paper provides the opportunity to learn the language
                                                                                                of accounting through practical problems.
                                                                                                Prerequisite: If you are planning a major in Accounting, this
                                                                                                paper is required if you have not achieved 16 credits at Level 3
                                                                                                in NCEA Accounting, or CIE Accounting with a minimum C pass at
                                                                                                AS or A level.

                                                                                                200 level and beyond
                                                                                                200, 300 and 400 level papers include accounting and
                                                                                                managerial decision-making, legal issues in e-commerce,
                                                                                                auditing, taxation, accounting for sustainability, accounting
                                                                                                information systems and more.




             32       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
American Studies
www.waikato.ac.nz/americanstudies/




                                                                                                                                                         AMERICAN STUDIES
There is no denying the awesome economic, political and cultural power of the United States.
American Studies investigates the basis for this power and its impact on the world.

Study of the United States, the largest English-speaking nation
and the world’s largest economy, is critical for an understanding              Career Opportunities
of today’s world. It is particularly relevant for New Zealand                  Foreign Affairs and Trade Worker
given the US role in the Pacific region. As well as wielding
                                                                               Marketing Consultant
enormous influence on world affairs, US advanced technology
                                                                               Policy Analyst
and economic power impact on practically every nation.
                                                                               Trade Consultant
American Studies covers not just the US but the whole of the                   Travel and Tourism Operator
American continent, from Canada to Chile. Papers in American
Studies inform students about the cultures, the history, the
literature and the politics of the countries that make up the
Americas. American Studies may be taken as a major or a                        Potential Employers
supporting subject, and papers in the field will prepare students
                                                                               Government Departments
for a number of careers. American Studies works well with
                                                                               Media Organisations
majors in Political Science, History, English, Screen and Media
Studies, Spanish, Economics, Law and Management.                               Non-governmental Organisations
                                                                               Research Consultancies
American Studies is an interdisciplinary subject that combines                 Tourism Industry
papers from four areas:
»   English, Music, Screen and Media Studies, Theatre Studies
»   History                                                                  PAPERS
»   Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology
                                                                             ENGL108 American Literature 1: America Now
»   Latin America
                                                                             For details see English, page 55.

DEGREES                                                                      HIST105 Hyperpower: The United States
» Bachelor of Arts                                                  p109     For details see History, page 61.
American Studies can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject   HUMA101 Old Worlds – New Worlds
within most degrees.
                                                                             For details see English, page 55.

SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                     SMST101 Digital Screens
                                                                             For details see Screen and Media Studies, page 89.
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
school to study American Studies at Waikato.                                 SMST102 Media Cultures
                                                                             For details see Screen and Media Studies, page 89.
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                             200 level and beyond
History, Languages, Economics, Law, Marketing, Political Science,            200 and 300 level papers address issues of social history such
Sociology, Screen and Media Studies, Tourism Studies.                        as slavery, popular culture, US political influence, indigenous land
                                                                             rights, media and literature.




                                                                                                                      CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT           33
                        Animal Behaviour
                        www.sci.waikato.ac.nz
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR




                        Animal behaviour is the study of behaviour patterns in animals (including humans), and of how the
                        behaviour of individuals helps to determine the density and distribution of populations. Knowledge of
                        animal behaviour is of increasing importance in areas such as evolutionary biology, conservation, and
                        the efficient and humane management of farm animals.

                        Graduates in Animal Behaviour will be able to use both
                        biological and psychological approaches to address issues in                   Career Opportunities
                        the fields of animal conservation, wildlife management, animal                 Animal Welfare Officer
                        welfare and the fundamental study of behaviour. They will find
                                                                                                       Conservation Officer
                        employment in the behavioural sciences at local, national and
                                                                                                       Research Assistant
                        international levels in the agricultural, conservation and animal
                        management industries.                                                         Science Writer
                                                                                                       Technician
                        DEGREES                                                                        Zoo Curator or Assistant

                        » Bachelor of Science                                               p135
                        » Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                  p137
                        Animal Behaviour can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject     Potential Employers
                        within most degrees.
                                                                                                       Agricultural Research Industry
                        SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                       Environmental Consultancy Firms
                                                                                                       Government Departments
                        As well as biology, students may find mathematics or
                        statistics useful.                                                             Local Body Authorities
                                                                                                       Universities and Polytechnics
                        OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                           Zoos

                        Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Psychology.
                                                                                                     PAPERS
                                                                                                     BIOL102 The Biology of Organisms
                                                                                                     For details see Biological Sciences, page 38.

                                                                                                     PSYC103 General and Experimental Psychology
                                                                                                     For details see Psychology, page 85.

                                                                                                     200 level and beyond
                                                                                                     200 and 300 level papers cover a range of topics from
                                                                                                     Biological Sciences and Psychology including behaviour, perception,
                                                                                                     ecology, zoology, cognition and neuroscience, and research methods.




                   34       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Anthropology
www.waikato.ac.nz/anthropology/




                                                                                                                                                   ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology at Waikato is the subject for students who are interested in people in all
their wonderful diversity.

Anthropology means, very broadly, ‘the study of humanity’.
Anthropologists undertake the detailed study of many individual             Career Opportunities
societies and use information about each society to compare and             Ethnographer
analyse human universals like kinship, marriage, death and most
                                                                            International Development Worker
of the things that humans do. At Waikato we teach sociocultural
                                                                            Lecturer
anthropology, which looks at a whole range of societies from
tribal groups to Western society and the ways in which people               Museum Curator
organise and understand themselves. The Pacific area is central             Research or Policy Analyst
to much of our teaching and research.                                       Overseas Aid Worker
                                                                            Travel and Tourism Operator
DEGREES                                                                     Teacher
» Bachelor of Arts                                                 p109
» Bachelor of Social Sciences                                      p139
Anthropology can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject      Potential Employers
within most degrees.
                                                                            Government Departments
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                    Health Boards
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary               Non-governmental Organisations
school to study Anthropology at Waikato.                                    Research Consultancies
                                                                            Tourism Industry
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
History, Human Development, Labour Studies, Political Science,
Psychology, Sociology, Tourism Studies.                                   PAPERS
                                                                          ANTH101 Exploring Cultures: Introduction to Anthropology
                                                                          An introduction to sociocultural anthropology: the comparative
                                                                          study of human societies and cultures, from tribal and peasant
                                                                          to industrial and global. An examination of social, political and
                                                                          economic organisation, beliefs, values and ideologies.

                                                                          ANTH102 New Zealand and the Pacific
                                                                          Social and cultural change in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the
                                                                          Pacific Islands, with special emphasis on national identities,
                                                                          regional relations and global forces.

                                                                          200 level and beyond
                                                                          200 and 300 level papers address issues of race and ethnicity,
                                                                          health and the body, visual anthropology, magic/ritual/religion,
                                                                          ethnography of industrial life, culture and power, and
                                                                          anthropological linguistics.




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                               Biochemical Engineering
                               www.eng.waikato.ac.nz
BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING




                               Biochemical Engineering is concerned with producing and processing biochemicals and related
                               materials, including the design and operation of bioreactors and bioseparation processes.

                               This programme consists of traditional process engineering
                               fundamentals combined with chemistry, advanced biochemistry             Career Opportunities
                               and microbiology. It provides an excellent basis for a career in        Biochemical Engineer
                               the bioprocess, food and pharmaceutical industries focusing on
                                                                                                       Biotechnologist
                               developing highly valuable products.
                                                                                                       Food Technology Engineer
                                                                                                       Manager
                               DEGREES
                                                                                                       Pharmaceutical Engineer
                               » Bachelor of Engineering                                      p121


                               SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                               NCEA Level 3 Physics, Chemistry and one of Mathematics                  Potential Employers
                               with Calculus, or Statistics with Modelling. Some first-year            Biotechnology Industries
                               papers have specific prerequisites so check the paper                   Food and Dairy Industries
                               list carefully.
                                                                                                       Forestry Sector
                               Other subjects that may interest you                                    Pharmaceutical Industry

                               Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry,
                               Electronic Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering,            PAPERS
                               Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering.                         BIOL101 Cellular and Molecular Biology
                                                                                                     For details see Biological Sciences, page 38.

                                                                                                     CHEM101 Chemical Concepts
                                                                                                     For details see Chemistry, page 40.

                                                                                                     CHEM102 Chemical Change and Organic Compounds
                                                                                                     For details see Chemistry, page 40.

                                                                                                     ENGG180 Foundations of Engineering
                                                                                                     An introduction to engineering analysis and design and the
                                                                                                     engineering profession. Topics include: the skills of a successful
                                                                                                     engineer, the nature of design and the design process,
                                                                                                     fundamental laws for engineering analysis, accounting principles
                                                                                                     applied to mass, energy, charge, momentum and money,
                                                                                                     as well as design-build-test experience.

                                                                                                     ENMP102 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
                                                                                                     For details see Materials and Process Engineering, page 76.

                                                                                                     MATH101 Introduction to Calculus
                                                                                                     For details see Mathematics, page 77.

                                                                                                     MATH102 Introduction to Algebra
                                                                                                     For details see Mathematics, page 77.

                                                                                                     PHYS103 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1
                                                                                                     For details see Physics, page 82.

                                                                                                     200 level and beyond
                                                                                                     200 and 300 level papers cover topics from
                                                                                                     biotechnology, chemistry, mathematics, microbiology,
                                                                                                     engineering and management.




                          36      THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Biochemistry
www.sci.waikato.ac.nz




                                                                                                                                               BIOCHEMISTRY
Biochemistry is the explanation of life in chemical terms. It involves the study of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates
and nucleic acids, which are the fundamental molecules of life. Biochemists try to understand how these
molecules interact in living organisms, in health and disease.

Biochemistry is one of the fastest-growing areas of modern
science. By taking a combination of papers from both Biological              Career Opportunities
Sciences and Chemistry, students will gain a solid grounding in              Biochemist
the molecular and chemical principles underlying biochemistry.
                                                                             Biotechnologist
                                                                             Food Biochemist
DEGREES
                                                                             Laboratory Technician
» Bachelor of Science                                               p135     Medical Laboratory Technologist
» Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                  p137
Biochemistry can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
within most degrees.
                                                                             Potential Employers
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                             Agritechnology Research Industry
Students who wish to study Biochemistry should take biology
                                                                             Biotechnology Industry
and chemistry at secondary school. Mathematics or statistics
                                                                             Crown Research Institutes
may also be useful. Some first-year papers have specific
prerequisites so check the paper list carefully.                             Food and Dairy Industries
                                                                             Medical Laboratories
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                         Pharmaceutical Industry

Biochemical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology
and Chemistry.
                                                                           PAPERS
                                                                           BIOL101 Cellular and Molecular Biology
                                                                           For details see Biological Sciences, page 38.

                                                                           BIOL102 The Biology of Organisms
                                                                           For details see Biological Sciences, page 38.

                                                                           CHEM101 Chemical Concepts
                                                                           For details see Chemistry, page 40.

                                                                           CHEM102 Chemical Change and Organic Compounds
                                                                           For details see Chemistry, page 40.

                                                                           STAT111 Statistics for Science
                                                                           For details see Statistics, page 95.

                                                                           STAT121 Introduction to Statistical Methods
                                                                           For details see Statistics, page 95.

                                                                           200 level and beyond
                                                                           A range of topics from Biological Sciences and Chemistry are
                                                                           covered, including biochemistry, genetics, organic chemistry
                                                                           and analytical chemistry and instrumental techniques.




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                           Biological Sciences
                           www.bio.waikato.ac.nz
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES




                           Biological Sciences is for those who love life. Whether you want to stand in a metre of mud, on top of
                           a tree, perhaps under the sea or on a kilometre of Antarctic ice, biology is for you.

                           Biological Sciences incorporates the major traditional biological
                           disciplines of botany, microbiology and zoology with the                         Career Opportunities
                           interdisciplinary subjects of biochemistry, physiology, genetics,                Biochemical Technician
                           ecology and behaviour. Biological Sciences students have
                                                                                                            Biosecurity Officer
                           many opportunities: they can be ecologists with interests in
                                                                                                            Conservation Officer
                           ecosystems, physiologists aiming to understand how organisms
                           function, or geneticists using DNA as the key to identifying                     Ecologist
                           diseases or organisms.                                                           Geneticist
                                                                                                            Medical Research Assistant
                           Waikato was rated the top university in New Zealand for its                      Ranger
                           research in molecular, cellular and whole organism biology,
                                                                                                            Zoo Curator
                           and ecology, evolution and behaviour, in the Tertiary Education
                           Commission’s 2006 assessment of tertiary research.

                           Students may choose a specialisation in:
                                                                                                            Potential Employers
                           » Restoration Ecology
                                                                                                            Agricultural and Fisheries Sectors
                           DEGREES                                                                          Biotechnology Industry
                           » Bachelor of Science                                                   p135     Conservation Sector
                           » Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                      p137     Crown Research Industries
                           Biological Sciences can also be taken as a second major or supporting            Local Bodies and Regional Councils
                           subject within most degrees.                                                     Medical and Animal Health
                                                                                                            Diagnostic Laboratories
                           SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                         Zoos
                           As well as biology, students will find chemistry and mathematics
                           useful. Students with no credits in NCEA Level 3 Biology are
                           advised to discuss their options with the first-year student mentor.           PAPERS
                                                                                                          BIOL101 Cellular and Molecular Biology
                           OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                           An examination of the ultrastructure and function of cells and
                           Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry,                   the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and metabolism.
                           Electronic Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering.                     Topics include an introduction to microbiology and immunology,
                                                                                                          and DNA as biological information, its transfer and variability,
                                                                                                          including recombinant DNA and the principles of evolution.
                            SARAH HAILES
                                                                                                          BIOL102 The Biology of Organisms
                            Degree: BSc, MSc
                                                                                                          An introduction to the structure and function of plants and
                            Job: Marine Technician
                                                                                                          animals and the principles of ecology. Topics include the diversity
                            Location: NIWA, Hamilton
                                                                                                          and function of protists, fungi, plants and animals, particularly
                            “I thoroughly enjoy my work
                            and the seven years I spent                                                   nutrient procurement and processing, gaseous exchange,
                            at university completing                                                      internal transport, regulation of body fluids, control mechanisms,
                            my BSc and MSc have been                                                      reproduction and development.
                            worth the effort. The thing
                            I love about my work is that                                                  ENVS101 Environmental Science
                            every day is different and                                                    For details see Environmental Sciences, page 57.
                            I am involved in some really
                            interesting and often                                                         200 level and beyond
                            unique research.”
                                                                                                          200 and 300 level papers allow you to specialise in a wide range
                                                                                                          of biological topics: from botany and zoology through to ecology,
                                                                                                          animal behaviour, and physiology; and from biochemistry and
                                                                                                          microbiology to genetics and molecular biology.




                      38       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Biotechnology
www.sci.waikato.ac.nz




                                                                                                                                                     BIOTECHNOLOGY
Biotechnology is the application of science and engineering to develop useful products from biological
materials. Biotechnology is a very broad area, which ranges from cloning to cheese-making, and its
products include antibiotics, waste management technology and beer.

This programme examines the extraction, recovery, and
purification of biochemicals from the meat, dairy, and other                 Career Opportunities
industries. It explores technological applications at the industrial         Bioengineer
level as well as the molecular level.
                                                                             Biotechnologist
                                                                             Food Technologist
DEGREES
                                                                             Laboratory Technician
» Bachelor of Science                                               p135     Pharmaceutical Engineer
» Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                  p137
                                                                             Quality Assurance Officer
Biotechnology can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
within most degrees.


SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                     Potential Employers
As well as biology and chemistry, students would find                        Crown Research Institutes
mathematics, physics and/or technology useful.                               Food and Dairy Industry
Some first-year papers have specific prerequisites so                        Pharmaceutical Industry
check the paper list carefully.
                                                                             Private Research Companies
                                                                             Universities and Polytechnics
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, Biological Sciences,
Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering.                            CHEM101 Chemical Concepts
                                                                           For details see Chemistry, page 40.
PAPERS                                                                     CHEM102 Chemical Change and Organic Compounds
BIOL101 Cellular and Molecular Biology                                     For details see Chemistry, page 40.
For details see Biological Sciences, page 38.
                                                                           ENGG180 Foundations of Engineering
BIOL102 The Biology of Organisms                                           An introduction to engineering analysis and design and the
For details see Biological Sciences, page 38.                              engineering profession. Topics include: the skills of a successful
                                                                           engineer, the nature of design and the design process, fundamental
                                                                           laws for engineering analysis, accounting principles applied to
                                                                           mass, energy and money. Includes design-build-test experience.

                                                                           ENMP102 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
                                                                           For details see Materials and Process Engineering, page 76.

                                                                           MATH165 General Mathematics
                                                                           For details see Mathematics, page 77.

                                                                           STAT111 Statistics for Science
                                                                           For details see Statistics, page 95.

                                                                           STAT121 Introduction to Statistical Methods
                                                                           For details see Statistics, page 95.

                                                                           200 level and beyond
                                                                           A variety of topics from Biological Sciences, Chemistry and
                                                                           Engineering are covered, including microbiology, biochemistry,
                                                                           process engineering and design, environmental technology,
                                                                           food and bioresources.




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                 Chemistry
                 www.chem.waikato.ac.nz
CHEMISTRY




                 Chemistry is the science of substances – their structures, their properties and reactions that change
                 them into other substances.

                 Knowledge of basic chemical principles is critically important in all
                 branches of science and for a wide range of industries. Studying               Career Opportunities
                 Chemistry develops problem-solving skills, logical thinking and                Analytical Technician
                 analytical ability. It also ensures that you are familiar with
                                                                                                Environmental Officer
                 handling information, be it numerical, oral, written or graphical,
                                                                                                Forensic Scientist
                 and dealing with complex ideas – attributes that are desirable to
                 many employers. Waikato was rated the top university in New                    Industrial Chemist
                 Zealand for chemistry in the Tertiary Education Commission’s                   Product Development Chemist
                 2006 assessment of tertiary research.                                          Laboratory Manager


                 DEGREES
                 » Bachelor of Science                                                 p135     Potential Employers
                 » Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                    p137
                                                                                                Crown Research Institutes
                 Chemistry can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
                                                                                                Government Departments
                 within most degrees.
                                                                                                Local Body Authorities

                 SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                       Major Industries
                                                                                                Private Research Companies
                 NCEA Level 3 Chemistry. Some first-year papers have specific
                 prerequisites so check the paper list carefully.                               Universities and Polytechnics


                 OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                                              PAPERS
                 Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, Biological Sciences,
                                                                                              CHEM101 Chemical Concepts
                 Biotechnology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences,
                                                                                              A study of chemical concepts fundamental to the sciences
                 Materials and Process Engineering.
                                                                                              and technology. Topics include atoms, elements, stoichiometry,
                                                                                              intermolecular forces, states of matter, gas-phase, solution,
                  CHRIS FERGUSON                                                              acid-base and redox equilibria, atomic structure, quantum theory,
                  Degree: BSc(Tech)                                                           orbitals and electronic configurations, bonding and structure
                  Job: Graduate Chemist                                                       and systematic chemistry of main group elements.
                  Location: Orica Chemnet,                                                    Prerequisite: 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Chemistry,
                  Mt Maunganui                                                                or CIE Chemistry with a minimum D pass at AS or A level.
                  Chris Ferguson embraced the                                                 CHEM102 Chemical Change and Organic Compounds
                  opportunities his BSc(Tech)
                                                                                              An introduction to physical and organic chemistry with some
                  presented him with, completing
                  a 12 month work placement                                                   emphasis on environmental, technological and biological relevance,
                  in the UK before returning                                                  chemical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics and mechanism and
                  to New Zealand and scoring                                                  the common organic functional groups and their typical reactions.
                  a top job at Orica Chemnet.                                                 Prerequisite: 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Chemistry,
                  “My daily work consists of a
                                                                                              or CIE Chemistry with a minimum D pass at AS or A level.
                  mixture of quality control on
                  the products we make, helping
                                                                                              CHEM106 Chemical Hazards: Safety and Legislation
                  develop and trial potential
                  new products, and assisting                                                 A paper examining the implications of New Zealand law for
                  customers with any queries or                                               the control, safe handling and disposal of chemical compounds.
                  problems they have.”                                                        Topics include the nature of chemical compounds, their transport,
                                                                                              dispersal, speciation, reactivity and disposal; and hazards and
                                                                                              disposal information systems.

                                                                                              ENVS101 Environmental Science
                                                                                              For details see Environmental Sciences, page 57.

                                                                                              200 level and beyond
                                                                                              200 and 300 level papers specialise in analytical, inorganic,
                                                                                              organic and physical chemistry. There are also papers on
                                                                                              geochemistry and environmental, forensic, toxicological
                                                                                              and medicinal chemistry.


            40       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Computer Graphic Design
www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/cgd




                                                                                                                                                COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN
Computer Graphic Design involves creativity, art, technology and the communication of ideas.
 It encourages students to reach beyond the boundaries of traditional graphic design and explore
the huge potential of the digital environment.

In your second and third years you will combine highly creative
design and visual communication papers with computer science           Career Opportunities
papers, to become the new breed of designer. As one of these           Advertising
new designers you will manipulate the software you work
                                                                       Branding and Corporate Identity
with and extend the potential of applications and creativity in
                                                                       Computer Games and Illustration
design practice.
                                                                       Interactive Media
You will have the opportunity to develop the core elements             Motion Graphics
and principles of design, in both two and three dimensions.            Television Production
In your second year you will learn about motion graphics, the          Web Design and Development
development of web and interactive skills and brand awareness,
and explore the relationship between visual communication and
screen-based technologies in areas such as 3D and games.
                                                                       Potential Employers
DEGREES                                                                Advertising Agencies
» Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design                        p115      Design Firms
                                                                       Games Designer
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                               Publishers
Art (design, painting, photography, sculpture or                       Self-employment
printmaking), graphic design and mathematics to Year 12.               Television
English is recommended.

OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                 CGRD151 A History of Visual Communication
                                                                     This paper will study critical periods in graphic design history
Design Media, Games and Multimedia (see Computer Science,
                                                                     from the invention of writing to the industrial revolution, to the
page 42), Management Communication.
                                                                     early 20th century and the development of Modernism. It will
                                                                     focus on formal analysis of text (layout and typography) and
PAPERS                                                               image as well as technological change and the social context
CGRD141 Design 1                                                     for design. Students will undertake directed research and be
This paper develops the student’s ability to recognise and utilise   introduced to critical models.
the basic elements and principles of design, both two and            CGRD161 Effective Visual Communication
three-dimensionally. It explores topics related to “thinking” and    This paper covers theories of visual communication, Modernism,
creativity, with an emphasis on raising a student’s creativity,      Post-modernism, Deconstruction, elements and principles of
consciousness and attitude. The work will primarily be abstract      graphic design, Photoshop and Illustrator skills, and effective
in nature and will be produced in both traditional and computer-     printing and presentation.
based media.
                                                                     COMP103 Introduction to Computer Science 1
CGRD142 Design 2                                                     For details see Computer Science, page 42.
This paper develops the student’s ability to put into graphic        COMP125 Visual Computing
application the basic elements and principles of design. It will     For details see Computer Science, page 42.
also provide an introduction to typography. The emphasis of the
study is to apply these basics to 2D and 3D mediums. The work        COMP126 Computing Media
will be produced in both traditional and computer technology.        For details see Computer Science, page 42.

CGRD143 Graphic Design Study                                         200 level and beyond
This paper involves theory, informed experimentation and             200 and 300 level papers specialise in contemporary approaches
                                                                     to design, both theoretically and in a wide range of practical
practice. It is designed to broaden a student’s visual vocabulary
                                                                     applications that include web design and commerce, interactivity,
and improve technical expertise in the area of perceptual drawing
                                                                     motion graphics, introductory games and animation, identity
and key aspects of colour in design. It will also provide a basic
                                                                     and branding, social graphics and real-world design through an
understanding of how to technically and visually create effective
                                                                     intern project. Computer Graphic Design study culminates in the
photographic images.
                                                                     final semester 300 level Degree Project. This self-designed project
                                                                     allows students to explore and formalise the skills which they
                                                                     have learnt in their three-year programme.


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                        Computer Science
                        www.cs.waikato.ac.nz
COMPUTER SCIENCE




                        Computer use in entertainment, industry, business, education and government is widespread, and there
                        is an ongoing need for qualified professionals. Computer science is the body of knowledge that lies
                        ‘behind the scenes’; the fundamental question it asks is: What can be efficiently automated?

                        Computer scientists look at ways to systematically describe            GAMES AND MULTIMEDIA
                        and transform information – some focus on theory, some on              Games and Multimedia is an area of high profile and
                        implementing computations, others on programming languages             rapid growth, with jobs in advertising, game development,
                        and yet others on ways to improve human-computer interaction.          entertainment and interactive learning. Combining Computer
                        Computer Science majors learn about software systems and               Science education with arts, design and creativity, this
                        how people and computers interact. You’ll learn how to create          specialisation contains a series of core papers in games and
                        new software, how to ensure it works well and does what it is          interactive multimedia, and a selection of others from related
                        supposed to, and how to make it easy for people to use.                areas such as video, film and music.

                        The following specialisations are available:                           INFORMATION SYSTEMS
                                                                                               Information Systems prepares students for careers in the
                        APPLIED COMPUTING                                                      development of computerised business systems, the area of
                        Applied Computing is for those looking for an in-depth                 greatest opportunity in the New Zealand computer industry.
                        exploration of computer technologies, techniques and methods           You will be taught how to build appropriate information systems
                        used to build sophisticated, usable and robust computer systems        for many different kinds of situations. Information systems
                        (or applications). You will acquire knowledge and skills to ensure     design, software development, information systems technologies
                        you keep up with the fast-changing landscape of real-world             and practical work are strongly emphasised.
                        application development.
                                                                                               INTERACTION DESIGN
                        ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE                                                Interaction design is a rapidly growing field of study with a
                        Artificial Intelligence researchers are working to develop             particular focus on complementary skills needed for the design,
                        computer systems that match or exceed the capabilities of the          development and evaluation of digital products and services in
                        human brain. This has led to many practical developments in the        everyday use. Interaction design is inherently interdisciplinary in
                        computer industry, including data mining and natural language          nature and combines strong technical design skills with other forms
                        interfaces to commercial software. A specialisation in this area       of creative design skills. Interaction design practitioners therefore
                        will enable you to understand and even build your own artificial       require a sound knowledge of computer science as well as practical
                        intelligence applications.                                             skills in applied areas such as visual design and psychology.

                        COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY                                                    INTERNET APPLICATIONS
                        Computer Technology is the study of the hardware, networks,            Internet Applications will enable you to understand and use the
                        communications and software that are the foundations of                software that makes the technological age we live in possible;
                        modern computer systems. The need to build and deploy                  from building individual web pages, through client and server
                        effective computing infrastructure is crucial to business and          scripting to provide interactivity, to the methods of identifying
                                                                                               people visiting a website and storing information that will enable
                        other organisations; modern computer systems depend on
                                                                                               you to construct web-based information systems.
                        the networks that interconnect them. The demand for people
                        who have the skills to build new and better networks is ever           NETWORKS
                        expanding. This specialisation will give you those skills.             The uses and importance of computer networks continues to
                                                                                               increase. These networks include the internet and private networks
                        DATA MINING
                                                                                               such as those operated by banks, government agencies and large
                        Data Mining is an area of high demand within industry. It refers
                                                                                               retail organisations. The Networks specialisation will prepare you
                        to the process of extracting potentially useful information from
                                                                                               to take a major role in this dynamic and growing area.
                        complex data using computational methods. Data Mining has its
                        roots in artificial intelligence, databases and statistics. You will   SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
                        learn how to prepare the data for mining, get to know data mining      Software Development is the specification, design,
                        algorithms, and learn to understand and evaluate the models            implementation, documentation and maintenance of computer
                        that summarise the extracted information. This specialisation will     programs. The software development specialisation will help
                        enable you to understand and use data-mining techniques.               you to take a systematic approach to the development of
                                                                                               quality software, have an understanding of the software life
                                                                                               cycle, gain an appreciation of the role of formal methods in
                                                                                               software development, be familiar with a variety of programming
                                                                                               languages and tools, and be able to use a wide selection of
                                                                                               algorithms and data structures in your programming.




                   42       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
                                                                                                                                                      COMPUTER SCIENCE
DEGREES
                                                                              Career Opportunities
» Bachelor of Computing & Mathematical Sciences                      p117
» Bachelor of Science                                                p135     IT Consultant
» Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                   p137     Network Engineer
Computer Science can also be taken as a second major or supporting            Programmer
subject within most degrees.                                                  Software Developer
                                                                              Usability Engineer
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                      Web Architect
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
school to study Computer Science at Waikato. However, some
first-year papers have specific prerequisites so check the paper
list carefully.                                                               Potential Employers
                                                                              Consulting Firms
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                          Hardware Manufacturers
Computer Graphic Design, Mathematics, Psychology.                             Major Private Companies
                                                                              Software Companies
PAPERS                                                                        Telecommunications Firms
COMP103 Introduction to Computer Science 1                                    Web Development Firms
This paper introduces computer programming (assuming no
prior knowledge) and a variety of concepts in computer science
including representation, storage and manipulation of                       COMP124 He Tomokanga ki te Ao Rorohiko
computer-based information, algorithms for problem-solving                  He tirohanga whānui tēnei ki ngā whakahaeretanga o te rorohiko.
and an introduction to information systems.                                 Tata ki te katoa o ngā mahi he mahi-a-ringa. Ka whakamahia ngā
                                                                            pūmanawa e hangai tonu ana ki te reo me ngā kaupapa Māori.
COMP104 Introduction to Computer Science 2
This paper continues from COMP103, expanding upon data                      COMP125 Visual Computing
organisation and algorithms, and introducing computer                       This paper enables students to perform basic computing
architecture, Boolean algebra, assembly language, program                   operations and to operate software packages for the manipulation
analysis and object-oriented programming.                                   of visual images and text for use in screen-based applications.
                                                                            Students will be introduced to basic computing concepts and
COMP107 Topics in Computer Science
                                                                            provided with software tutorials and related exercises.
This paper provides an opportunity for students to investigate a
computing topic outside the focus of other 100 level Computer               COMP126 Computing Media
Science papers.                                                             This paper enables students to operate software packages for
                                                                            the manipulation of images and sound to create interactive
COMP123 The Computing Experience
                                                                            and animated output. Students will be introduced to relevant
This paper introduces a range of computer tools for application
                                                                            computing concepts and provided with software tutorials and
in the sciences, the arts and other disciplines. Students tailor the
                                                                            related exercises.
paper to their own needs by selecting sets of exercises to extend
their prior knowledge. This paper is not available to students              COMP134 Software Engineering 1
majoring in Computer Science.                                               This paper introduces more advanced material on data abstraction,
                                                                            dynamic data structures, object-oriented programming and
                                                                            event-driven programming as well as material on computer
                                                                            architecture. This paper is normally available only to students in
                                                                            the BE(Software Engineering).

                                                                            ENEL111 Introduction to Electronics
                                                                            For details see Electronics, page 53.

                                                                            200 level and beyond
                                                                            Numerous 200 and 300 level papers are offered to suit students’
                                                                            areas of interest. While there is a core of compulsory papers,
                                                                            many optional papers are offered to suit the interests of the
                                                                            individual. We are constantly updating our offerings to move
                                                                            with the fast pace of technological change, so our graduates are
                                                                            more competitive.




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                          Creative Practices
CREATIVE PRACTICES




                          Creative Practices at Waikato focuses on active arts and will appeal to students interested in the
                          creative and performing arts, including music, Māori creative practices, dance and theatre.

                          It also covers the development, expression and interaction of
                          these cultural practices with technology, which is an increasingly              Career Opportunities
                          important dimension.                                                            Community Arts Adviser
                          You will develop practical understanding and in-depth                           Composer
                          experience in the creative processes of performance,                            Events Manager
                          composition and production within both contemporary and                         Producer
                          traditional contexts. You will also develop critical and reflective             Teacher
                          analyses of your own practices.                                                 Theatre Manager

                          There are four streams available for the Creative Practices major
                          depending on your interests:
                          »   Dance                                                                       Potential Employers
                          »   Māori Arts
                                                                                                          Creative Industries
                          »   Music
                                                                                                          Educational Institutions
                          »   Theatre
                                                                                                          Local and Government Bodies
                          DEGREES                                                                         Media Organisations
                          » Bachelor of Media & Creative Technologies                            p131
                          Creative Practices can also be taken as a second major or supporting
                                                                                                        PAPERS
                          subject within most degrees.
                                                                                                        CGRD161 Effective Visual Communication
                                                                                                        For details see Computer Graphic Design, page 41.
                          SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                          There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                 CRPC101 Creative Technologies and Creative Practice
                          school to study Creative Practices at Waikato.                                In this paper students will be introduced to the key concepts
                                                                                                        and skills base intrinsic to the BMCT degree. Particular emphasis
                          OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                          is placed on enabling students to engage with contemporary
                                                                                                        cultural practices that involve creative technologies and
                          Creative Technologies, Music, Screen and Media Studies, Theatre
                                                                                                        creative practices. Students will emerge from this paper with an
                          Studies, Tikanga Māori (see Māori), Sport and Leisure Studies.
                                                                                                        integrated overview of the key dimensions of screen, sound and
                                                                                                        communication design.

                                                                                                        SMST101 Digital Screens
                                                                                                        For details see Screen and Media Studies, page 89.

                                                                                                        200 level and beyond
                                                                                                        200 and 300 level papers include social practices and creative
                                                                                                        technologies, creative practice project, and papers in dance,
                                                                                                        music, theatre or Māori performing arts, depending on the
                                                                                                        student’s main interests.




                     44        THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Creative Technologies




                                                                                                                                                   CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Creative Technologies focuses on the convergence of music, computing and digital media.

It will be especially attractive to students interested in how these
increasingly interact in today’s world of online communication,              Career Opportunities
mobile devices and networking. Students will develop a                       Animator
conceptual and practical grasp of multimedia methods and
                                                                             Creative Services Manager
approaches, including elements of animation, graphic design,
                                                                             Producer
studio production and digital music.
                                                                             Retailer
Music papers are focused on digital music and sound                          Sound Technician
applications, computer science papers focus on computer                      Website Designer
graphics and interactive media systems, and media paper options
are focused on studio production and animation.

DEGREES                                                                      Potential Employers
» Bachelor of Media & Creative Technologies                         p131     Creative Industries
Creative Technologies can also be taken as a second major or supporting      Educational Institutions
subject within most degrees.                                                 Media Organisations
                                                                             Production Companies
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                     Public Relations Consultancies
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
school to study Creative Technologies at Waikato.
                                                                           PAPERS
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                       CGRD161 Effective Visual Communication
Creative Practices, Computer Science, Design Media, Music,                 For details see Computer Graphic Design, page 41.
Screen and Media Studies.
                                                                           COMP103 Introduction to Computer Science 1
                                                                           For details see Computer Science, page 42.

                                                                           COMP123 The Computing Experience
                                                                           For details see Computer Science, page 42.

                                                                           CRPC101 Creative Technologies and Creative Practice
                                                                           For details see Creative Practices, page 44.

                                                                           MUSI140 Music and Computers
                                                                           For details see Music, page 79.

                                                                           SMST101 Digital Screens
                                                                           For details see Screen and Media Studies, page 89.

                                                                           SMST112 Video Production 1
                                                                           For details see Screen and Media Studies, page 89.

                                                                           200 level and beyond
                                                                           200 and 300 level papers include screen media digital practices,
                                                                           computer graphic design, screen music composition, video
                                                                           production, interactive multimedia systems, digital composition,
                                                                           and advanced integrated screen media.




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                    Design Media
DESIGN MEDIA




                    Design is now a key driver of the creative economy. A Design Media major will equip students with the
                    competencies and knowledge to work in creative roles alongside designers, for designers and in larger
                    multi-skilled creative teams.

                    Design Media has a practice-based approach with a strong focus
                    on computer graphic design taught in a range of ways that                    Career Opportunities
                    include studio classes. Students will develop creative, critical and         Digital Print Broker
                    analytical skills across varied media.
                                                                                                 Interactive Designer
                                                                                                 Press Manager
                    DEGREES
                                                                                                 Print and Production Producer
                    » Bachelor of Media & Creative Technologies                         p131     Web Developer
                    Design Media can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
                    within most degrees.


                    SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                     Potential Employers
                    There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                Advertising Agencies
                    school to study Design Media at Waikato.
                                                                                                 Corporate Consultancy Firms
                                                                                                 Digital Media Organisations
                    OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                                                 Website Design Companies
                    Creative Technologies, Communication Studies, Computer
                    Graphic Design, Screen and Media Studies.
                                                                                               PAPERS
                                                                                               CGRD161 Effective Visual Communication
                                                                                               For details see Computer Graphic Design, page 41.

                                                                                               COMP125 Visual Computing
                                                                                               For details see Computer Science, page 42.

                                                                                               COMP126 Computing Media
                                                                                               For details see Computer Science, page 42.

                                                                                               CRPC101 Creative Technologies and Creative Practice
                                                                                               For details see Creative Practices, page 44.

                                                                                               SMST101 Digital Screens
                                                                                               For details see Screen and Media Studies, page 89.

                                                                                               200 level and beyond
                                                                                               200 and 300 level papers include computer graphic design,
                                                                                               advanced studies in visual communication, and interactive
                                                                                               multimedia systems. Students will develop the ability to work
                                                                                               confidently in a basic range of digital and traditional media and
                                                                                               be able to communicate both technically and creatively with
                                                                                               other practitioners of design-based communication in commerce,
                                                                                               education, government or the arts.




               46       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Earth Sciences
www.earth.waikato.ac.nz




                                                                                                                                                      EARTH SCIENCES
An understanding of earth and ocean sciences is vital if we are to sustainably manage Earth’s energy,
water, mineral, soil and coastal resources. The earth sciences are also the key to predicting and
managing natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, tsunami, landslides and volcanic eruptions.

Earth Sciences at Waikato includes the study of coastal
and marine science, climate change, soil science, hydrology,                  Career Opportunities
volcanology, sedimentary geology and engineering geology.                     Coastal Resource Manager
Graduates in Earth Sciences go on to a diverse range of careers
                                                                              Engineering Geologist
in environmental and resource management as well as research.
                                                                              Environmental Consultant
                                                                              Geologist
DEGREES
                                                                              Hydrologist
» Bachelor of Science                                                p135
                                                                              Soil Conservator
» Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                   p137
                                                                              Volcanologist
Earth Sciences can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
                                                                              Water Resource Manager
within most degrees.


SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                 Potential Employers
school to study Earth Sciences at Waikato.
                                                                              Crown Research Institutes
                                                                              Energy Companies
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                              Environmental Consulting
Geography, Biological Sciences, Environmental Planning,
                                                                              Government Departments
Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Law.
                                                                              Ministry for the Environment
                                                                              Regional and District Councils
 NICOLE HANCOCK
 Degree: MSc(Tech)
 Job: Environmental Scientist                                               PAPERS
 Location: Taupo District                                                   ENVS101 Environmental Science
 Council                                                                    For details see Environmental Sciences, page 57.
 “My job involves monitoring
 the quality of Taupo’s 21                                                  ERTH103 Discovering Planet Earth
 drinking water supplies to                                                 This paper explores the Earth’s interior and its dynamic
 ensure compliance with                                                     interaction with the crust, including: the major rocks and
 Ministry of Health Drinking
 Water Standards for New
                                                                            minerals and their economic importance; interpreting the rock
 Zealand. I also implement all                                              record and geologic maps; the geological time scale and fossils;
 Resource Consent monitoring                                                rock deformation; plate tectonics; volcanism; earthquakes; and
 programmes for TDC’s 12                                                    the New Zealand geological environment. A one-day field trip
 wastewater treatment plants                                                introduces students to aspects of earth sciences, particularly the
 and the stormwater network.”
                                                                            volcanic geology of the Rotorua region.

                                                                            ERTH104 Earth and Ocean Environments
                                                                            This paper explores the processes operating in the surface and
                                                                            ocean environments on Earth, and the resulting deposits and
                                                                            landforms, including oceanography, coastal hazards and climate
                                                                            change, the hydrological cycle, rivers and groundwater, glaciers,
                                                                            weathering, erosion and mass movement, and soil formation.
                                                                            A one-day field trip introduces students to the physical
                                                                            environment of the Waikato-Raglan district.

                                                                            200 level and beyond
                                                                            200 and 300 level papers specialise in a full range
                                                                            of earth and ocean sciences including weather and climate,
                                                                            volcanology, hydrology and soil science, oceanography
                                                                            and environmental monitoring.




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                 Economics
                 www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/econ
ECONOMICS




                 Economists are key players in decision-making. Their analytical skills help people, businesses and
                 governments make the best choices with their resources.

                 Economics touches almost every aspect of daily life – housing,
                 energy, the environment and transport are just some examples. It               Career Opportunities
                 looks at how and why people make the best decisions to allocate
                                                                                                Business or Financial Analyst
                 scarce resources to meet their objectives. Understand economics
                                                                                                Economics Researcher
                 and you’ll be able to look at the world in a different light and
                 make business and everyday decisions much more clearly.                        Economics Teacher
                                                                                                Economist
                 Economics is not only about money. In fact, it’s firstly about                 Management Consultant
                 people and how they respond to incentives. Almost every issue                  Policy Analyst and Adviser
                 in society can be viewed from an economic perspective and
                 economics is behind much of what happens in current affairs,
                 from tax rates to car prices, hospital waiting lists to airfares to
                 international diplomacy. Far from graphs and theories, economics               Potential Employers
                 is about the real world.
                                                                                                Banks and Investment Firms
                                                                                                Consulting and Accounting Firms
                 DEGREES
                                                                                                Government Departments
                 » Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial                         p111
                                                                                                International Agencies eg World Bank
                 » Bachelor of Management Studies                                    p127
                                                                                                Large Companies and Corporates
                 » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                       p139
                                                                                                Regional and District Councils
                 Economics can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within
                 most degrees.

                                                                                              PAPERS
                 SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                                              ECON100 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
                 You do not need to have studied Economics at secondary school                An introduction to the analysis of market environments and the
                 to study it at Waikato.                                                      New Zealand economy from a business and policy perspective.

                 OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                         ECON110 Economics and Society
                                                                                              An introduction to the analysis of social issues from an
                 Finance, Law, Marketing, Mathematics, Environmental Planning,
                                                                                              economics perspective.
                 Statistics, Strategic Management.
                                                                                              MNGT100 Management and Sustainability
                                                                                              For details see Strategic Management, page 96.

                                                                                              200 level and beyond
                                                                                              200, 300 and 400 level papers include macroeconomics and
                                                                                              the global economy, international trade and finance, urban
                                                                                              and regional economics, environmental and natural resource
                                                                                              economics, managerial economics and strategy.




            48       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Education Studies
www.soe.waikato.ac.nz




                                                                                                                                                     EDUCATION STUDIES
Education is arguably one of the greatest influences not just on personal development but
on society and nations.

Education is always in the news, whether it is because of funding
issues, disputes over zoning or political and religious influences             Career Opportunities
in the community or in schools. John F. Kennedy said a country’s               Adult Education
“progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in
                                                                               Community and Social Work
education. The human mind is our fundamental resource”.
                                                                               Government Policy Advice
Education Studies investigates how this fundamental resource
                                                                               eg justice and equity issues
is shaped. It examines social, political, cultural, economic and
historical perspectives on education and delves into issues of                 International Aid Agencies
social policy, culture, gender, work and leisure.                              Law and Citizens’ Advice
                                                                               Teaching
Education Studies is relevant to questions of justice, rights
and freedom. Students often take Education Studies as a
background to a graduate teaching qualification, but refer to
Teaching (page 98) if you want to do a Bachelor of Teaching.                   Potential Employers
                                                                               Government Departments
DEGREES
                                                                               International Organisations
» Bachelor of Arts                                                    p109     eg United Nations
» Bachelor of Social Sciences                                         p139     Legal and Advocacy Firms
Education Studies can also be taken as a second major or supporting            Regional and District Councils
subject within most degrees.


SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                     SOCY101 Introduction to Sociology
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                For details see Sociology, page 92.
school to take Education Studies at Waikato.
                                                                             TIKA163 Te Ao Tawhito, Te Ao Hou: Introduction to Traditional
                                                                             and Contemporary Māori Society
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                         For details see Māori, page 72.
Humanities and social science subjects such as Women’s and
                                                                             TIKA164 Mai Tuawhakarere ki te Ao Hurihuri: Introduction to
Gender Studies, History, Labour Studies, Philosophy, Political
                                                                             Traditional and Contemporary Māori Society
Science, Psychology, and Sociology are good supporting subjects
                                                                             For details see Māori, page 72.
for an Education Studies major.
                                                                             200 level and beyond
PAPERS                                                                       200 and 300 level papers cover social justice, sexuality, social
HDCO100 Human Development                                                    class, Māori education, post-colonialism, computing, adult
For details see Human Development, page 63.                                  education, workers education and the history of education.

HIST107 New Zealand Histories: Fresh Perspectives
For details see History, page 61.
                                                                              LAURIE WILLIAMSON
                                                                              Degree: BA(Hons)
PCSS101 Educational Studies                                                   Career Interest:
An examination of the nature and role of education as a major                 Policy analyst/researcher
humanities and social sciences discipline. Bicultural, historical,            Location: Waikato
philosophical and sociological perspectives are applied critically to a       “Education Studies is a
broad spectrum of educational issues, activities and organisations.           very worthwhile subject to
                                                                              consider. It has helped me
PHIL150 The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy                      develop the ability to critically
For details see Philosophy page 81.                                           analyse the importance of
                                                                              education in society.”
PSYC102 Social and Developmental Psychology
For details see Psychology, page 85.

SMST102 Media Cultures
For details see Screen and Media Studies, page 89.




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                           Electronic Business
                           www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/mnss
ELECTRONIC BUSINESS




                           The growth of electronic commerce and the knowledge economy means organisations must have
                           electronic business systems at the heart of their operation.

                           Every department and individual in an organisation has specialist
                           knowledge that is vital for company performance, but often there                 Career Opportunities
                           is a lack of coordination between these departments and people.                  Business Analyst
                           A good electronic business systems manager can change that by
                                                                                                            E-Business Consultant
                           gathering and distributing data more efficiently and influencing
                                                                                                            E-Business Manager
                           strategic decision-making.
                                                                                                            Project Manager
                           With the growth in electronic business and every aspect of                       Systems Developer
                           business now involving electronic technology, this subject gives                 Web Systems Project Manager
                           students the business and technological skills to make them a
                           crucial part of a company’s management team.

                           DEGREES                                                                          Potential Employers
                           » Bachelor of Management Studies                                        p127     Government Departments
                           Electronic Business can also be taken as a second major or supporting            International Consultancy Practices
                           subject within most degrees.                                                     Large Corporations
                                                                                                            Major Retailers
                           SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                         Manufacturing or Service
                           There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                    Organisations
                           school to study Electronic Business at Waikato.

                           OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                           PAPERS
                           Computer Science, Electronic Commerce, Supply Chain Management.                Students interested in Electronic Business study a combination
                                                                                                          of management and people-related papers in their first year,
                                                                                                          before going on to specialised study.

                                                                                                          MSYS111 E-Business and Supply Chain Management
                                                                                                          Information systems and the supply chain that integrates to
                                                                                                          provide excellent products and services are two fundamental
                                                                                                          elements of any organisation. This innovative paper uses
                                                                                                          a mix of classroom and web-based delivery to provide
                                                                                                          a complete introduction.

                                                                                                          MSYS121 The World of Electronic Commerce
                                                                                                          Electronic Commerce involves the exchange of products, services
                                                                                                          and information using the internet and other digital technologies.
                                                                                                          This paper provides an introduction to electronic commerce from
                                                                                                          both management and technical perspectives.

                                                                                                          200 level and beyond
                                                                                                          200, 300 and 400 level papers include project management,
                                                                                                          electronic commerce systems infrastructure, decision support
                                                                                                          systems, knowledge management, and business analysis
                                                                                                          and consulting.




                      50       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Electronic Commerce
www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/becom




                                                                                                                                      ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
Welcome to your business future. It’s global, it’s wireless, it’s online.


Electronic Commerce is about using the internet to handle
business – the interaction between a business, its customers and          Career Opportunities
suppliers. Just think of Trade Me and how that has revolutionised         E-commerce Consultant
the private sale of goods. Businesses large and small are using
                                                                          E-commerce Entrepreneur
e-commerce business processes.
                                                                          E-commerce Marketing Manager
Our electronic commerce students get hands-on exposure                    Internet Security Analyst
to the use of website development tools, databases and                    IT Solutions Specialist
communications technologies. They also learn management                   Marketing Manager
skills in finance, accounting, marketing, communications and              Programmer
supply chain management.
                                                                          Quality Assurance Manager
Graduates have an excellent balance of technical and management           Systems Analyst
skills and so are in strong demand for careers in both the business       Web Designer
and technical sides of developing and integrating web-based               Web Systems Programmer
systems that support the e-commerce business processes.                   Website Developer

DEGREES
» Bachelor of Electronic Commerce                                  p119
Electronic Commerce can also be taken as a second major or supporting
                                                                          Potential Employers
subject within most degrees.                                              E-commerce Consultancies
                                                                          Government Departments
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                  Internet Service Providers
You do not need to have studied computing at secondary school             Internet-based Businesses
to study Electronic Commerce at Waikato.                                  Regional and District Councils
                                                                          Universities, Polytechnics and
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                      Research Organisations
Computer Science, Electronic Business, Management
Communication, Supply Chain Management, Marketing,
Strategic Management.

PAPERS
Students interested in Electronic Commerce study a combination
of management papers in their first year, before going on to
specialised Electronic Commerce study.

200 level and beyond
200 and 300 level papers include internet applications,
programming usable systems, and electronic commerce
systems infrastructure.




                                                                                                           CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT   51
                              Electronic Engineering
                              www.eng.waikato.ac.nz
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING




                              Electronic engineering is concerned with the design, development, manufacture and application
                              of electronic devices, circuits and systems.

                              Many of the products electronic engineers develop are unseen
                              and unrecognised, but they are essential to our social, business       Career Opportunities
                              and industrial lives. Products such as personal computers, mobile
                                                                                                     Consultant
                              telephones, pacemakers, and radio, television, industrial control
                                                                                                     Electronic Engineer
                              and satellite communications systems are the result of ideas
                                                                                                     Manager
                              generated by electrical engineers.
                                                                                                     Mechatronic Engineer
                              New Zealand’s electronics manufacturing industry is one of             Product Design Engineer
                              the fastest-growing industries in the country, and New Zealand         Programmer
                              has a shortage of skilled people. Companies are targeting niche
                              markets, such as telecommunications, and exporting their
                              products all over the world.
                                                                                                     Potential Employers
                              DEGREES                                                                Agricultural Sector
                              » Bachelor of Engineering                                    p121      Electronics and Electrical
                                                                                                     Engineering Industries
                              SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                               Health and Biomedical Industries
                              NCEA Level 3 Physics and one of Mathematics with Calculus,             Information Technology Industry
                              or Statistics with Modelling. Some first-year papers have specific
                              prerequisites so check the paper list carefully.
                                                                                                   PAPERS
                              OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                 COMP103 Introduction to Computer Science 1
                              Biochemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics, Materials    For details see Computer Science, page 42.
                              and Process Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering,
                              Physics, Software Engineering.                                       ENEL111 Introduction to Electronics
                                                                                                   For details see Electronics, page 53.

                                                                                                   ENGG180 Foundations of Engineering
                                                                                                   An introduction to engineering analysis and design and the
                                                                                                   engineering profession. Topics include: the skills of a successful
                                                                                                   engineer, the nature of design and the design process,
                                                                                                   fundamental laws for engineering analysis, accounting principles
                                                                                                   applied to mass, energy, charge, momentum and money,
                                                                                                   as well as design-build-test experience.

                                                                                                   ENMP102 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
                                                                                                   For details see Materials and Process Engineering, page 76.

                                                                                                   MATH101 Introduction to Calculus
                                                                                                   For details see Mathematics, page 77.

                                                                                                   MATH102 Introduction to Algebra
                                                                                                   For details see Mathematics, page 77.

                                                                                                   PHYS103 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1
                                                                                                   For details see Physics, page 82.

                                                                                                   200 level and beyond
                                                                                                   200 and 300 level papers cover topics from Computer Science,
                                                                                                   Electronics, Mathematics, and Physics, including optoelectronics,
                                                                                                   high-speed communications and options such as mechatronics.
                                                                                                   Economic and professional training elements are also included
                                                                                                   in this programme.




                         52       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Electronics
www.sci.waikato.ac.nz

Electronics is the science and technology concerned with the controlled flow of electrons and other




                                                                                                                                                         ELECTRONICS
carriers of electric charge.

Electronics covers a wide range of exciting modern developments
ranging from microscopic electronic circuits and machines,                       Career Opportunities
mobile and computer communications, advances in medical                          Design Engineer
diagnosis and treatment, and development in the latest audio
                                                                                 Electronic Engineer
and video technologies.
                                                                                 Electronic Technician
Studying electronics will give you valuable skills in electronic                 Information Systems Engineer
engineering and design. You will have the option to specialise in                Mechatronic Designer
some of the most progressive areas in electronics today such as                  Programmer
optoelectronics or mechatronics.

Optoelectronics deals with the conversion of electrical signals to
light or vice-versa. Examples such as solar cells, fibre optics and              Potential Employers
lasers are integral components of everyday devices like compact
disc players, supermarket barcode scanners and long distance                     Electrotechnology and
systems. Mechatronics combines aspects of electronic and                         Electronics Industries
mechanical engineering to produce devices such as printers,                      Health and Biomedical Industries
cars, aircraft, photocopiers, and even washing machines.                         Information Technology and
These are fast-growing areas in which you can develop a                          Telecommunications Sectors
productive and satisfying career.

DEGREES                                                                        PAPERS
» Bachelor of Science                                                 p135     ENEL111 Introduction to Electronics
» Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                    p137     This paper is concerned with basic electronic concepts.
                                                                               Topics covered include fundamental DC and AC circuits,
Electronics can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within
most degrees.
                                                                               Boolean logic, digital circuits, analogue-to-digital and
                                                                               digital-to-analogue conversion, computer architecture
                                                                               and solid state devices such as diodes and transistors.
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                               Prerequisite: 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Physics, or
NCEA Level 3 Physics and one of Mathematics with Calculus,                     Mathematics with Calculus, or Statistics and Modelling,
or Statistics with Modelling. Some first-year papers have specific             or CIE Physics with a minimum D pass at AS or A level,
prerequisites so check the paper list carefully.                               or CIE Mathematics with a minimum D pass at AS or A level.

OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                           200 level and beyond
                                                                               200 and 300 level papers examine analogue electronics and
Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics.
                                                                               circuit analysis, digital electronics, microprocessor applications
                                                                               and control, optoelectronics and high-speed communications.




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                   Engineering
                   www.eng.waikato.ac.nz
ENGINEERING




                   New Zealand needs more engineers. Currently, only 800 engineers graduate each year; similar countries
                   to New Zealand graduate double this number. Increasing the number of engineers trained is seen as
                   essential for our country’s growth in technology-related enterprises.

                   The New Zealand industry needs engineering graduates
                   who can not only run large-scale enterprises but who can               Career Opportunities
                   also create and run small-scale enterprises. To meet this need,        Biochemical Engineer
                   graduates of Waikato engineering degrees have the skills that          Electronic Engineer
                   are especially appropriate for solving problems in smaller-scale
                                                                                          Materials Scientist
                   manufacturing industries. These industries make up the majority of
                                                                                          Mechatronic Designer
                   New Zealand’s enterprises.
                                                                                          Product Design Engineer
                   The Waikato engineering degrees will put you at the cutting            Software Engineer
                   edge of engineering. This is reflected in the programmes offered:
                   Biochemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Materials and
                   Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Software
                   Engineering. All programmes are designed to prepare students           Potential Employers
                   for careers in the new economy and build on the expertise found
                                                                                          Consultancy Firms
                   in the major teaching departments involved with Science and
                                                                                          Industry
                   Engineering at the University.
                                                                                          Manufacturers
                   Students choose to study one of the following specified
                   programmes within the Bachelor of Engineering (page 121):
                                                                                        MATERIALS AND PROCESS ENGINEERING – PAGE 76
                   BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING – PAGE 36                                    Materials and Process Engineering is an engineering discipline
                   Biochemical Engineering is concerned with producing and              concerned with understanding the characteristics of materials
                   processing biochemicals and related materials, including the         and the processes used to convert materials into products.
                   design and operation of bioreactors and bioseparation processes.     It includes biotechnology, environmental technology,
                   The programme consists of traditional process engineering            materials, process engineering and innovation, and technology
                   fundamentals with chemistry, advanced biochemistry and               management. Materials and Process Engineering can also be
                   microbiology. It provides an excellent basis for a career in the     taken as a major in the BSc and BSc(Tech).
                   bioprocess, food and pharmaceutical industries.
                                                                                        MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – PAGE 78
                   ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING – PAGE 52                                     Mechanical Engineering uses mechanics and energy principles
                   Electronic Engineering is concerned with the design,                 to design, research, develop and manufacture tools, engines,
                   development, manufacture and application of electronic devices,      motors and other devices. The programme combines papers
                   circuits and systems. Economic and professional training             in mechanical engineering, science and mathematics to give
                   elements are also included in this programme.                        graduates a good balance between intellectual rigour and
                   The electronic manufacturing industry is one of the                  engineering practice. This prepares graduates typically for
                   fastest-growing industries in New Zealand.                           employment in industry and a wide range of other careers
                                                                                        such as automotives, manufacturing, air-conditioning and
                                                                                        refrigeration, and robotics.
                    GREG VAN EYK
                    Degree: BE (Biochemical                                             SOFTWARE ENGINEERING – PAGE 93
                    Engineering)
                                                                                        Software Engineering is the scientific, disciplined and quantifiable
                    Job: Technical Graduate
                                                                                        approach to developing, operating and maintaining complex
                    Location: Fonterra
                                                                                        software systems. These include operating systems, networks,
                    “I work on projects looking
                                                                                        real-time and embedded systems, distributed and parallel
                    at problem-solving issues or
                    developing new products and                                         systems, as well as engineering, scientific and business
                    learning everything there is                                        application software.
                    to know about milk product
                    manufacturing, from milking
                    cows right through to product
                    storage in supermarkets.”




              54      THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
English
www.waikato.ac.nz/english/




                                                                                                                                                ENGLISH
Potential employers value people with trained minds and a creative approach to problem-solving.
English is a discipline that stimulates these qualities.

This programme encourages independent and creative thought.
A literary education expands the mind, sharpens cultural                      Career Opportunities
awareness and sensitivity, and provides insights into human                   Creative Writer
behaviour and interaction. The close study of texts will
                                                                              Editor
provide you with the tools to think laterally and analytically,
                                                                              Freelance Writer
while a heightened awareness of language will enable you to
communicate, in both spoken and written forms, in an                          Journalist
articulate and precise way.                                                   Librarian
                                                                              Marketing Executive
English is about language, history and culture. It is about art and           Public Relations Executive
aesthetics, meaning and value. At Waikato, papers are drawn
from literatures written in English since medieval times, and from
all major English-speaking cultures, especially from the United
Kingdom, North America, India, Australia and New Zealand.
                                                                              Potential Employers
Students who major in English, even students who take just a
few papers in English, find that English is about artistic questions,         Government Departments
aesthetic questions, questions about the stability of language,               and Local Bodies
questions of cultural meaning and value.                                      Libraries
                                                                              Public Relations Consultancies
DEGREES                                                                       Schools
» Bachelor of Arts                                                   p109
English can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within
most degrees.                                                               ENGL112 From Page to Screen: Literature as Text and Film
                                                                            A comparative examination of the techniques used to tell
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                    stories by novelists, dramatists and directors.
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary               ENGL113 English. Confidence
school to study English at Waikato.                                         This paper considers the structure and use of the English
                                                                            language in terms of the student’s own writing. The paper
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                        provides a bridge between theories of language and their
History, Languages, Linguistics, Management Communication,                  practical application and can serve as a preparatory paper
Screen and Media Studies.                                                   for language, linguistics and writing papers.

                                                                            HUMA101 Old Worlds – New Worlds
PAPERS                                                                      This paper is intended to provide students with a background
ENGL104 Telling the Story                                                   for study within the Department of Humanities. It is a
An introduction to how and why great stories are told in                    multidisciplinary paper that has been structured around the
English literature, using the Old English epic Beowulf in                   metaphor of journey and cultural encounter and focuses on
translation, Arthurian legend, and works by Shakespeare,                    a variety of texts, images and sounds.
Coleridge, Austen and Conrad.
                                                                            200 level and beyond
ENGL105 New Zealand Literature                                              200 and 300 level papers include medieval literature,
This paper explores a century of writing on New Zealand,                    Shakespeare’s theatre, American literature, history of the
focusing on issues of identity and belonging, place and                     English language, renaissance theatre and literature,
displacement, and the tensions between here and there.                      Victorian literature and romanticism.

ENGL108 American Literature 1: America Now
An introduction to the literature of the US with an emphasis on
the 20th century. The paper includes the study of the Harlem
Renaissance, New England poetry, the American South, and the
American tradition in drama.




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                              Environmental Planning
                              www.waikato.ac.nz/rep/
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING




                              Do you care about the natural environment? Are you interested in making a difference to the world
                              we live in? If so, then Environmental Planning could be the field for you.

                              Our Environmental Planning programme will help deepen your
                              knowledge of the natural world and human use of the natural                   Career Opportunities
                              environment. It gives students the knowledge and skills to
                                                                                                            Environmental Planner
                              ensure New Zealanders use their natural resources with care and
                              with as little harm as possible. You will study the latest ideas              Compliance Officer
                              on sustainable development and ethical environmental care.                    Policy Analyst
                              Environmental Planning is an interdisciplinary major incorporating            Private Consultant
                              studies of the ecological, physical and human aspects of the                  Project Manager
                              environment combined with core components of environmental
                              planning processes and ethics, planning frameworks,                           Researcher
                              environmental impact assessment and the relationship of people
                              to the environment.

                                                                                                            Potential Employers
                              PATHWAYS AND SPECIALISATIONS
                              BEP and BSocSc: The Environmental Science and Resource                        Central Government
                              Planning pathway will appeal most to those who wish to work                   District and Regional Councils
                              in regional councils or in environmental organisations, and has               Natural Resource Users
                              three specialisations:                                                        Planning and Resource
                              » Coastal and Marine Environments                                             Management Consultancies
                              » Freshwater Environments
                              » Terrestrial Environments
                              The Socio-Economic Policy and Planning pathway will appeal                  ECON100 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
                              most to those interested in more policy-oriented positions and              For details see Economics, page 48.
                              also has three specialisations:
                                                                                                          ECON110 Economics and Society
                              » Society, Politics and the Environment                                     For details see Economics, page 48.
                              » Environmental Economics
                              » Public Policy and the Environment                                         ENVP106 Introduction to Environmental Planning
                              BSc and BSc(Tech): Three specialisations are available                      This introductory paper focuses on the philosophy, history and
                              for students wishing to follow a career in environmental                    theories of planning to provide students with an overview of the
                              management or environmental policy:                                         nature and purpose of environmental planning.
                              » Economics                                                                 ENVS101 Environmental Science
                              » Public Policy                                                             For details see Environmental Sciences, page 57.
                              » Resources and Environmental Planning.
                                                                                                          ERTH103 Discovering Planet Earth
                              DEGREES                                                                     For details see Earth Sciences, page 47.
                              » Bachelor of Environmental Planning                                 p123   ERTH104 Earth and Ocean Environments
                              The Bachelor of Environmental Planning is offered subject to approval by    For details see Earth Sciences, page 47.
                              the NZVCC’s Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP).
                                                                                                          GEOG103 Resources and Environmental Sustainability
                              » Bachelor of Science                                                p135   For details see Geography, page 60.
                              » Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                   p137
                              » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                        p139   POLS100 Playing Politics: Conflict, Co-operation and Choice
                                                                                                          For details see Political Science, page 83.
                              Environmental Planning can also be taken as a second major or supporting
                              subject within most degrees.                                                SOCP102 Introduction to Social Policy
                                                                                                          For details see Social Policy, page 90.
                              SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                                                          TTWA150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the
                              There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                                                                                                          Treaty of Waitangi
                              school to study Environmental Planning at Waikato.
                                                                                                          For details see Treaty of Waitangi Studies, page 103.
                              OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                        200 level and beyond
                              Earth Sciences, Economics, Ethics, Geography, Political Science.            200 and 300 level papers cover such topics as the principles
                                                                                                          and processes of environmental planning, environmental ethics,
                              PAPERS                                                                      lands and communities, disasters and development, ecology, soil
                              BIOL102 The Biology of Organisms                                            properties, oceanography, weather and climate issues, geohazards,
                              For details see Biological Sciences, page 38.                               marine biology, and engineering geology.


                         56       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Environmental Sciences
www.sci.waikato.ac.nz




                                                                                                                                                   ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
If we are to achieve environmental sustainability, we need to understand how the environment works
and ensure we leave the world in a healthy functioning state for future generations.

Environmental Sciences is the interdisciplinary and systematic
study of our environment as well as our role in its management.              Career Opportunities
Pressures and impacts on our environment are increasing as the               Biosecurity Officer
human population grows and we seek to utilise natural resources
                                                                             Coastal and Discharges
in ever increasing amounts.
                                                                             Consent Planner
Environmental Sciences can provide the scientific basis for                  Environmental Analyst,
understanding environmental problems, and finding solutions to               Consultant or Engineer
them. By studying Environmental Sciences and becoming qualified              Fisheries Manager
to work as an environmental scientist or technician, you can                 Oceanographer
become directly involved in solving our environmental problems.              Resource Officer

Students may choose a specialisation in:
»   Environmental Microbiology
»   Environmental Modelling                                                  Potential Employers
»   Land and Freshwater Environments
»   Marine Sciences                                                          Crown Research Institutes
                                                                             Energy Companies
DEGREES                                                                      Environmental Agencies
» Bachelor of Science                                              p135      Government Departments
» Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                 p137      Local Government Bodies
Environmental Sciences can also be taken as a second major or supporting
subject within most degrees.
                                                                           PAPERS
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                   BIOL102 The Biology of Organisms
As well as biology, students may find chemistry, geography and             For details see Biological Sciences, page 38.
mathematics useful.
                                                                           ENVS101 Environmental Science
                                                                           A study of the utilisation and exploitation of natural resources
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                       and the effects of human activities on biological, chemical and
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental              physical processes that form resources and control ecosystems.
Planning, Geography.
                                                                           ERTH103 Discovering Planet Earth
                                                                           For details see Earth Sciences, page 47.

                                                                           ERTH104 Earth and Ocean Environments
                                                                           For details see Earth Sciences, page 47.

                                                                           GEOG103 Resources and Environmental Sustainability
                                                                           For details see Geography, page 60.

                                                                           STAT111 Statistics for Science
                                                                           For details see Statistics, page 95.

                                                                           200 level and beyond
                                                                           A range of topics from the Biological Sciences, Chemistry,
                                                                           Earth Sciences and Geography disciplines will be covered.




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              Ethics
              www.waikato.ac.nz/ethics/
ETHICS




              The study of Ethics provides an excellent grounding in evaluative theory and reasoning for a professional
              future in the public service, the health sector, social work, with environmental agencies, and in business.

              Studying Ethics will give you the tools and capabilities you need
              to become an inspirational leader in the community and in                      Career Opportunities
              your working life, and will enable you to feel confident in your
                                                                                             Business Consultant
              capability to reflect on doing “the right thing” and following
                                                                                             Environmental Consultant
              through on that reflection.
                                                                                             Health Policy Adviser
              Ethics at Waikato is an interdisciplinary major with a philosophical           Human Resource Manager
              core. It includes the study of fundamental moral concepts and the              Policy Analyst
              nature of morality as well as applications of evaluative thinking to           Public Relations Practitioner
              diverse subject areas such as politics, law, management, Māori and
                                                                                             Teacher
              Pacific Studies, religion, art, the media, and the environment. With
              a theoretical core but an applied emphasis it provides a pathway
              into any government and private sector employment where
              sensitivity to ethical issues is a significant requirement.                    Potential Employers
              A great strength of the Ethics major is in offering an edge in                 Accountancy Firms
              employability when combined with other professional degrees.                   Government Departments and
              Examples include Law, Counselling, Management, Teaching,                       Ministries
              Accountancy and Computer Science.                                              Private Consultancies
                                                                                             University Administration
              DEGREES
              » Bachelor of Arts                                                    p109
              » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                         p139   PAPERS
              Ethics can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within      PHIL103 Critical Reasoning
              most degrees.                                                                For details see Philosophy, page 81.

                                                                                           PHIL106 Social and Moral Philosophy
              SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                                           For details see Philosophy, page 81.
              There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
              school to study Ethics at Waikato.                                           PHIL150 The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
                                                                                           For details see Philosophy, page 81.
              OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                         200 level and beyond
              Environmental Planning, Labour Studies, Law, Management                      200 and 300 level papers include ethics at work,
              subjects, Māori and Pacific Development, Philosophy, Political               environmental ethics, media ethics, Māori customs,
              Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Women’s and Gender Studies.              politics, religion, and legal ethics.




         58       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Finance
www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/mfin




                                                                                                                                                  FINANCE
Interested in a great career that centres on money? Compound your opportunities with Finance.

How do foreign exchange dealers handle the volatile kiwi dollar?
Why do share values go up and down? If you study Finance                      Career Opportunities
you’ll understand money, banking, investments and credit.                     Commercial and Investment Banker
Bankers, financial planners, corporate treasury departments,
                                                                              Corporate Finance Analyst
sharebrokers and the Reserve Bank are some of the players in the
                                                                              Finance Manager
finance industry.
                                                                              Financial Analyst
It isn’t possible to run a treasury or an investment fund, or                 Financial Controller
structure the financing of a project, or even invest personally,              Investment Adviser
without some understanding of finance theory and practice. If                 Sharebroker
you study Finance, you’ll learn about investment decision-making
                                                                              Treasury Analyst
when time and risk are key considerations. You’ll gain the skills to
examine corporate finance, portfolios and markets, small business
finance, financial modelling and personal financial planning.

Make a safe investment in Waikato Management School.                          Potential Employers
We were rated top in New Zealand for accounting and finance                   Commercial and Investment Banks
research in the Tertiary Education Commission’s 2006 assessment               Consulting Firms
of tertiary research.                                                         Domestic and International
                                                                              Corporations
DEGREES                                                                       Fund Managers
» Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial                          p111     Government Departments
» Bachelor of Management Studies                                     p127     Large Companies
Finance can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within
most degrees.
                                                                            SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                            There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                                                                            school to study Finance at Waikato.

                                                                            OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                            Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics,
                                                                            Strategic Management.

                                                                            PAPERS
                                                                            Students interested in Finance study a combination of
                                                                            management and people-related papers in their first year,
                                                                            before going on to specialised study.

                                                                            200 level and beyond
                                                                            200, 300 and 400 level papers include electronic finance,
                                                                            business analysis and valuation, corporate finance, portfolios
                                                                            and markets, and international finance.




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                 Geography
                 www.waikato.ac.nz/geography
GEOGRAPHY




                 Geography matters because it is about basic human relationships: between people and the
                 environment, and between people and other people.

                 A clearer grasp of Geography can provide insight into
                 environmental issues and help us manage resources more                         Career Opportunities
                 effectively. It also helps make us more human, in understanding                Cartographer
                 the similarities between ourselves and others, and respecting
                                                                                                Consultant
                 the differences.
                                                                                                Environmental Manager
                 We live in a complex world that is rapidly changing through                    Immigration Policy Analyst
                 development, tourism, globalisation, environmental degradation,                Researcher
                 population growth and consumption. Geographers understand                      Urban or Regional Planner
                 these changes and work to develop sustainable solutions for
                 the future.

                 Geography at Waikato is distinctive in its focus on human                      Potential Employers
                 geography. We offer papers in environmental planning, tourism,
                 and geographic information systems as well as in social and                    District and Regional Councils
                 cultural geography. A number of the papers have particular                     Energy and Water Management Firms
                 emphasis on Māori and feminist perspectives, and the social,                   Environmental Consultancies
                 economic and political processes that produce them.                            Mining and Resource Companies
                                                                                                Ministry for the Environment
                 There are five recommended streams for undergraduate
                                                                                                New Zealand Planning Institute
                 geography study:
                 »   Environmental Planning
                 »   Māori Geographies
                                                                                              PAPERS
                 »   Society, Culture and Place
                                                                                              ENVP106 Introduction to Environmental Planning
                 »   Technology in Geography
                                                                                              For details see Environmental Planning, page 56.
                 »   Tourism Studies
                                                                                              GEOG101 People and Place: Introduction to Social
                 DEGREES                                                                      and Cultural Geography
                 » Bachelor of Arts                                                    p109   An introduction to the new geographies of globalisation and
                 » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                         p139   cultural change. A foundation for second-year papers on
                 » Bachelor of Tourism (Tourism in Society)                            p147   contemporary cultural geographies, regional geography, tourism,
                                                                                              and Māori lands and communities.
                 Geography can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
                 within most degrees.
                                                                                              GEOG103 Resources and Environmental Sustainability
                                                                                              An introduction to human geography and the environment.
                 SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                     This paper deals with environmental perceptions and values,
                 There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                environmental and socio-economic impacts, resource use
                 school to study Geography at Waikato.                                        conflicts, Māori perspectives, resource evaluation, environment
                                                                                              and tourism, global environmental change and GIS.
                 OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                         200 level and beyond
                 Anthropology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Planning, Population             200 and 300 level papers include principles of environmental
                 Studies, Sociology, Tourism Studies.                                         planning, contemporary cultural geography, regional
                                                                                              geography, tourism environments, information technology and
                                                                                              cartography, research in geography, tourism and environmental
                                                                                              planning, disasters and development, and geographical
                                                                                              information systems.




            60        THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
History
www.waikato.ac.nz/history/




                                                                                                                                                     HISTORY
History at university level is concerned not only with the study of the past but also with basic issues of
historical knowledge.

Is it possible to discover “what really happened”? Do historians
reconstruct or construct the past in the accounts they write?                 Career Opportunities
Do the questions we bring to the study of the past determine
                                                                              Archivist
the kinds of stories we tell about the past? How does language
                                                                              Documentary Researcher
influence, and even limit, what we can know and say about the
                                                                              Historian
past? How can we know about the past when it no longer exists?
                                                                              Journalist
At present, these questions are sharply debated by historians as              Museum or Gallery Curator
the discipline undergoes an exciting phase of redefinition and                Political Speechwriter
reconsideration. The History programme at Waikato addresses
                                                                              Tour Guide
many of these issues.

DEGREES
» Bachelor of Arts                                                   p109     Potential Employers
» Bachelor of Social Sciences                                        p139     Central Government
History can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within      eg Archives New Zealand
most degrees.
                                                                              Heritage Organisations
                                                                              Local Government
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                              Museums
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                 Secondary Schools
school to study History at Waikato.
                                                                              Television, Radio and Print Media

OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
Anthropology, English, Geography, Māori and Pacific                         HIST107 New Zealand Histories: Fresh Perspectives
Development, Political Science, Screen and Media Studies.                   This introductory paper provides students with an overview of
                                                                            New Zealand’s history, from first settlement to the present.
PAPERS                                                                      The paper showcases exciting new developments in local
HIST100 Commerce, Consumption and Conflict:                                 and international historical scholarship and engages with
A World History: 600-1900CE                                                 contemporary issues.
This paper is a historical survey of international commerce and
                                                                            HIST117 Global Histories: 1900-the Present
consumption before the modern era.
                                                                            This paper focuses upon events, issues and change in the 20th
HIST105 Hyperpower: The United States                                       century under five major themes: imperialism and decolonisation;
A survey of US history from the 17th to the later 20th century.             war and conflict; health and human rights; environment and
                                                                            technology; and the global economy.
HIST106 War and Society
This paper explores war across the ages, from the conflicts of              HIST121 Founding Peoples of Britain and Ireland
the early modern world to the late 20th century, with emphasis              An introduction to the history and culture of the Gaels, Britons,
on civil wars.                                                              Saxons, Normans and other founding peoples of Britain and
                                                                            Ireland before c1300.

                                                                            HIST145 History on Film
                                                                            An introduction to the academic study of history through
                                                                            analysis of how historical eras, processes and events have been
                                                                            portrayed in film.

                                                                            200 level and beyond
                                                                            200 and 300 level papers include Irish history, American history,
                                                                            researching iwi/Māori history, social and cultural history,
                                                                            Australian history and world migrations.




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                              Hospitality Management
                              www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/tourism
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT




                              The business of delivering a good time has many elements. Learn to integrate and manage hospitality
                              operations to make lasting impressions.

                              Hospitality Management is about the management of businesses
                              that supply food, drink, accommodation and entertainment. This               Career Opportunities
                              industry needs operators who can plan, control, make strategic               Catering Services Manager
                              decisions, and know the legal requirements for the industry.
                                                                                                           Front Office Manager
                              The hospitality industry in New Zealand employs more than                    Gaming Management
                              135,000 people and contributes 7.6 percent of New Zealand’s                  Hotel Manager
                              earnings. It’s a growth industry and faces constant demand for               Restaurant and Bar Manager
                              skilled staff.                                                               Tourism Operator
                                                                                                           Travel and Accommodation Facilitator
                              DEGREES
                              » Bachelor of Tourism
                                (Tourism and Hospitality Management)                            p147
                                                                                                           Potential Employers
                              Hospitality Management can also be taken as a second major or supporting
                              subject within most degrees.                                                 Catering Firms
                                                                                                           Commercial Caterers
                              SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                     Conference and Event Centres
                              There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                Cruise Ships
                              school to study Hospitality Management at Waikato.                           Hotels and Motels
                                                                                                           Restaurants
                              OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                              Languages, Marketing, Public Relations, Tourism.
                                                                                                         PAPERS
                                                                                                         Students interested in Hospitality Management study
                               KAI ZHANG                                                                 a combination of management and people-related papers
                               Degree: BTour                                                             in their first year, before going on to specialised study.
                               Job: Duty Manager
                               Location: Mecure Hotel,                                                   200 level and beyond
                               Wellington                                                                200, 300 and 400 level papers include hospitality law, food
                               “The hospitality industry is
                                                                                                         and beverage management, accommodation management,
                               an exciting place – my job                                                entrepreneurship in tourism and hospitality, and operations
                               is to ensure we provide a                                                 management. There are two 200 level work placement papers
                               quality service and product                                               in accommodation and food and beverage management.
                               in a fast-paced environment,
                               for our guests. I am so much
                               more aware of the theoretical
                               understanding of hospitality
                               after studying at Waikato
                               University – I wouldn’t be able
                               to do my job without it.”




                         62       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Human Development
www.soe.waikato.ac.nz




                                                                                                                                                HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Human Development is concerned with the study of the human lifespan from conception onwards.

In this programme you can study childhood, adolescence,
adulthood and ageing – so this subject touches on something               Career Opportunities
relevant to the lives of most people. Understanding how people            Community Development
develop throughout their lives, and how social context can
                                                                          Counselling
influence possibilities for individuals, is important and useful
                                                                          Human Resource Management
knowledge for everyone.
                                                                          Policy Development
The theories and ideas behind Human Development are an                    Public Relations
important background for those wishing to go into professions             Social Work
such as social work, nursing and teaching. It is also a subject that
informs social policy in Aotearoa/New Zealand. There is a need for
more research in the context of family and lifespan development
in this country, and we are looking for students with vision and          Potential Employers
innovative ideas to come through to the graduate level.
                                                                          Community Agencies
                                                                          Government
DEGREES
                                                                          Local Councils
» Bachelor of Social Sciences                                    p139
Human Development can also be taken as a second major or supporting
subject within most degrees.                                            PAPERS
                                                                        HDCO100 Human Development
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                A study of the biological, psychological and social factors that
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary           are thought to explain patterns of human behaviour over the
school to study Human Development at Waikato.                           lifespan, from conception through to death.

                                                                        PCSS101 Educational Studies
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                    For details see Education Studies, page 49.
Education Studies, Human Resource Management,
Psychology, Sociology.                                                  PSYC102 Social and Developmental Psychology
                                                                        For details see Psychology, page 85.

                                                                        SOCP102 Introduction to Social Policy
                                                                        For details see Social Policy, page 90.

                                                                        200 level and beyond
                                                                        200 and 300 level papers examine young children’s development
                                                                        in families, adolescent development, adult development and
                                                                        ageing, learning, developmental psychology, motivation and
                                                                        behaviour, and talent development.




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                                 Human Resource Management
                                 www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/shrm                                             www.waikato.ac.nz/irandhrm
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT




                                 Excellent people skills are essential for good management.

                                 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
                                 Human Resource Management (HRM) is concerned with getting
                                                                                                           Career Opportunities
                                 the right people into the right jobs, and knowing how to keep             Employment Court Official
                                 them and advance their careers. HR managers have a strategic              Human Capital
                                 role in an organisation because they deal with recruitment,               Development Strategist
                                 salaries, training programmes and staff performance. By                   Human Resource Manager,
                                 studying Human Resource Management, you’ll acquire people                 Adviser or Officer
                                 management skills that will help you to better understand your
                                                                                                           Industrial Relations
                                 workmates and employees, and better manage your future staff.
                                                                                                           Mediator or Facilitator
                                 HRM is a major within the Bachelor of Management Studies.
                                                                                                           Payroll Manager or Administrator

                                 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND
                                 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
                                 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (IR &                  Potential Employers
                                 HRM) is an interdisciplinary subject designed to prepare students
                                                                                                           Government Departments
                                 for career opportunities in the broad, ever-changing field of
                                                                                                           Large Corporations
                                 employment relations, human resource management, workplace
                                                                                                           Occupational Safety and Health
                                 change, and education and training. The programme also prepares
                                                                                                           Service (OSH)
                                 students well for graduate studies. This is achieved by bringing
                                 together relevant papers from Education Studies, Labour Studies,          Recruitment Firms
                                 Psychology, and Human Resource Management. IR & HRM is a
                                 major within the Bachelor of Social Sciences, and the programme
                                 can be completed in three years.                                        PAPERS
                                                                                                         HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
                                 DEGREES                                                                 Students interested in HRM study a combination of management
                                 » Bachelor of Management Studies                                 p127   and people-related papers in their first year, before going on to
                                 » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                    p139   specialised study.
                                 Human Resource Management, and Industrial Relations and Human           200 level and beyond
                                 Resource Management can also be taken as second majors or supporting
                                                                                                         200, 300 and 400 level papers examine organisational behaviour,
                                 subjects within most degrees.
                                                                                                         employment relations, personality and management, and
                                                                                                         workers’ education and training.
                                 SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                 There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary           INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND
                                 school to study Human Resource Management at Waikato.                   HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                         LBST101 The Nature of Work
                                                                                                         For details see Labour Studies, page 66.
                                 OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                 Education Studies, Labour Studies, Psychology, Sociology,               SOCY101 Introduction to Sociology
                                 Strategic Management.                                                   For details see Sociology, page 92.

                                                                                                         STMG191 Introduction to Management
                                                                                                         For details see Strategic Management, page 96.




                            64       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
International Management
www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/int




                                                                                                                                                   INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
See the global picture. International Management deals with business activities that span
continents and cultures.

New Zealand businesses must learn to operate effectively
in countries with different economic, cultural, political, legal           Career Opportunities
and technological environments. International Management                   Business Development Adviser
teaches you how to analyse international business environments
                                                                           Industrial Development Analyst
and to develop effective strategies for entering and servicing
                                                                           International Marketing Manager
international markets.
                                                                           International Trade Policy Adviser
Alongside management papers, you can choose to learn or                    Tourism Consultant
continue to learn a foreign language. These skills will prepare you        Translator
for a range of careers in the commercial sector, notably in export
and international management, finance, government departments
and tourism.
                                                                           Potential Employers
Students may choose a specialisation in one of the
following languages:                                                       International and
                                                                           Government Organisations
»   Chinese
                                                                           Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
»   French
»   German                                                                 Multinational Enterprises
»   Japanese                                                               Tourism Operators
»   Spanish
»   Te Reo Māori
                                                                         PAPERS
DEGREES
                                                                         Students interested in International Management study a
» Bachelor of Management Studies                                  p127   combination of management and people-related papers in their
International Management can also be taken as a second major or          first year, before going on to specialised study. Students include
supporting subject within most degrees.                                  two language papers in each of the four years of study.

SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                 200 level and beyond
                                                                         A range of papers across Accounting, Economics, Finance,
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                                                                         Management Communication, Marketing, Strategic Management,
school to study International Management at Waikato.
                                                                         Tourism and Management Systems can be selected.
If you wish to learn a language, you can pick it up in your first
year of study.

OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
Economics, Finance, Languages, Marketing, Social Policy, Tourism.




                                                                                                                 CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT          65
                      Labour Studies
                      www.waikato.ac.nz/labourstudies
LABOUR STUDIES




                      Labour Studies looks at the world of work and employment and the social environment
                      in which they take place.

                      We often think of a job as a way of making a living but work is
                      so much more. The average adult actually spends about a third                Career Opportunities
                      of their life working. As well as a way of making money, work                Employment Relations Advocate
                      provides social contact, creates a sense of pride, helps us test our
                                                                                                   Human Resource Manager
                      abilities and develops us professionally and personally.
                                                                                                   Journalist
                      Labour Studies is for students interested in how work shapes                 Labour Market Researcher
                      people’s lives. It looks at the social, economic and political               Policy Analyst
                      foundations of work, from the past to the present.                           Union Organiser and/or Researcher

                      Students taking Labour Studies will study a number of areas,
                      including changes in the way work is organised, current
                      employment legislation, and the relevance to us here in                      Potential Employers
                      New Zealand. At Waikato, students taking Labour Studies also
                      discuss how these events fit in the global picture and how our               Government Departments
                      employment relations and labour market conditions relate to                  Local Bodies
                      other important economies, such as Australia, China, Europe,                 Non-profit Organisations
                      Pacific, Asia and South Africa.                                              Unions

                      DEGREES
                                                                                                 OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                      » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                       p139
                                                                                                 Education Studies, Geography, Human Resource Management,
                      Labour Studies can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
                      within most degrees.                                                       Political Science, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies.


                      SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                   PAPERS
                      There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary              LBST101 The Nature of Work
                      school to study Labour Studies at Waikato.                                 This paper offers an interdisciplinary account of the changing
                                                                                                 forms and social contexts of work from ancient times to the
                                                                                                 present and beyond. Special emphasis is placed on work in
                                                                                                 capitalist societies including the impact of new technologies.

                                                                                                 SOCY101 Introduction to Sociology
                                                                                                 For details see Sociology, page 92.

                                                                                                 200 level and beyond
                                                                                                 200 and 300 level papers examine employment relations in
                                                                                                 New Zealand, labour market structures and policies, and the
                                                                                                 sociology of work.




                 66       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Languages
www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/subjects/humanities




                                                                                                                                                         LANGUAGES
In an increasingly interconnected world, the ability to speak another language will help you to
communicate effectively in business and in social situations, and provide knowledge that is crucial for
success in a multicultural environment.

Speaking another language can increase your marketability,            DEGREES
especially if you choose to work overseas. No one would               » Bachelor of Arts                                                     p109
deny that English is now a global language and that there has
                                                                      A language can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
been a massive growth in English language learning throughout         within most degrees.
the world, but that also means that the world is becoming
more multilingual and monolingual New Zealanders are
                                                                      SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
being left behind.
                                                                      You do not have to have studied a language at school to study
Waikato offers a range of languages with papers in Chinese,           it at Waikato.
French, German, Japanese, Te Reo Māori and Spanish. Students
can choose to major in a language, complete a supporting              PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
subject or specialisation, or just take a couple of papers
                                                                      Students with previous experience of a language should ring
to add to their degree.
                                                                      0800 Waikato to seek advice from the Languages Department
Language specialisations are offered under the                        regarding their first-year papers.
following degrees:
»   Bachelor of Arts                                                  OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
»   Bachelor of Business Analysis (Financial)                         Asian Studies, English, History, International Management, Law,
»   Bachelor of Communication Studies                                 Management Communication, Marketing, Political Science,
»   Bachelor of Electronic Commerce                                   Teaching, Tourism Studies.
»   Bachelor of Management Studies
»   Bachelor of Science                                               PAPERS
»   Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                  CHINESE
»   Bachelor of Social Sciences                                       ASIA103 Introduction to East Asia
»   Bachelor of Tourism                                               For details see Asian Studies, page 103.
Students can also have a language specialisation in
                                                                      CHIN101 Chinese Language 1: Part A
conjunction with the International Management major for
                                                                      An introductory paper designed for students with no previous
the Bachelor of Management Studies.
                                                                      knowledge of Chinese. It takes an integrated approach involving
You have the opportunity to choose from the following                 all four of the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish or Te Reo       Students with prior knowledge of Chinese should consult the
Māori. For more details, consult your Faculty or School of Studies.   Convenor of Chinese regarding placement.

                                                                      CHIN101 Chinese Language 1: Part B
                                                                      This paper is the continuation of CHIN101 and focuses on the
                                                                      four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing the Chinese
                                                                      language at an elementary level.

                                                                      HUMA101 Old Worlds – New Worlds
                                                                      For details see English, page 55.




                                                                                                                  CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT               67
                 Languages continued
LANGUAGES




                 FRENCH
                 FREN131 French for Beginners 1                                      Career Opportunities
                 Students with no prior knowledge of French will acquire basic
                                                                                     Diplomat
                 written and oral communicative skills for everyday situations.
                                                                                     Hospitality Operator
                 FREN132 French for Beginners 2                                      International Lawyer
                 Develops the skills acquired in the complete beginner’s paper.      Tour Guide
                 This is the appropriate entry point for students with two           Translator or Interpreter
                 years’ secondary school study of French.
                                                                                     Travel Agent
                 Prerequisite: FREN131

                 FREN171 Preparation for DELF A1
                 This paper aims to prepare primary and secondary school
                 teachers for the DELF A1 examination.                               Potential Employers
                                                                                     Export-oriented Companies
                 FREN172 Preparation for DELF A2
                                                                                     Government Departments
                 This paper aims to prepare primary and secondary school
                 teachers for the DELF A2 examination.                               Local Bodies
                                                                                     Multinational Corporations
                 HUMA101 Old Worlds – New Worlds                                     Tourism Sector Companies
                 For details see English, page 55.
                                                                                     Universities and Schools
                 GERMAN
                 GERM102 Culture and Society
                 Using print media and internet sources at its basis, this paper   JAPA131 Japanese for Beginners 1: Part A
                 provides students with an insight into modern German culture      This paper assumes no knowledge of Japanese. It takes an
                 and society.                                                      integrated approach to the four skills of reading, writing,
                                                                                   listening and speaking.
                 GERM131 German for Beginners 1
                 This paper is designed for students with no prior knowledge of    JAPA132 Japanese for Beginners 1: Part B
                 German. Students acquire the four basic communication skills of   This paper continues from JAPA131.
                 speaking, listening, reading and writing.
                                                                                   SPANISH
                 GERM132 German for Beginners 2                                    HUMA101 Old Worlds – New Worlds
                 This paper consolidates the skills acquired in GERM131.           For details see English, page 55.

                 HUMA101 Old Worlds – New Worlds                                   SPAN131 Spanish for Beginners 1
                 For details see English, page 55.                                 Complete beginners of the language will acquire
                                                                                   introductory competency.
                 JAPANESE
                 ASIA102 Asia and New Zealand                                      SPAN132 Spanish for Beginners 2
                 For details see Asian Studies, page 103.                          The continuation of SPAN131. This paper aims to build
                                                                                   confidence in the language skills already acquired. Equal
                 ASIA103 Introduction to East Asia                                 attention is given to each of the skills: reading, writing,
                 For details see Asian Studies, page 103.                          listening and speaking.
                                                                                   Prerequisite: SPAN131
                  BRONWEN DAVIES                                                   TE REO MĀORI
                  Degrees: BA, BEd, DipT                                           For details see Māori, page 72.
                  “I love foreign languages,
                  and drama and English have                                       200 LEVEL AND BEYOND
                  been a private hobby for me,                                     200 and 300 level papers cover: intermediate-level language
                  not to mention providing                                         skill; languages of Europe; Latin American and modern German
                  more job opportunities in the
                                                                                   literature; reading and translation skills; Germany, Europe and
                  teaching arena.”
                                                                                   the media; French civilisation; Asian history; social institutions
                                                                                   and more.




            68       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Law
www.waikato.ac.nz/law




                                                                                                                                                       LAW
Many of our everyday actions are influenced by the legal system. The law provides a structure that
helps society to operate.

The study and practice of law is both challenging and rewarding.
Studying Law will teach you to think rationally and express                     Career Opportunities
yourself clearly and, because the law is so closely linked to society,          Barrister
you’ll also gain a better understanding of human behaviour.
                                                                                Business Consultant
A Law degree will open up numerous career opportunities,                        In-house Legal Adviser
from environmental consultancy to merger and acquisition                        Judge’s Clerk
deals to criminal law. Law at Waikato has a strong emphasis on                  Policy Adviser or Analyst
professionalism and practical skills such as client interviewing and            Solicitor
negotiation, as well as the study of Law in context – how society
and its development influence laws and the legal system.

DEGREES                                                                         Potential Employers
» Bachelor of Laws                                                     p125     Courts
Law can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within            Crown Law Office
most degrees.                                                                   Government Departments
                                                                                Investment Banks
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                        Law Firms
Although there are no specific subjects you need to study at                    National and
secondary school to study Law at Waikato, we recommend that                     Multinational Companies
you include one or more “writing” subjects eg classical studies,
economics, English, geography, history.
                                                                              LAWS107 Constitutional Law
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                          This paper examines principles of constitutionalism and the
                                                                              framework of the New Zealand system of government, including
Ethics, Management subjects, Philosophy, Political Science,
                                                                              the structure, processes and functions of key public institutions
Psychology, Sociology, Treaty of Waitangi Studies/Akoranga te
                                                                              such as the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary, and
Tiriti o Waitangi (see page 103).
                                                                              their interrelationship. The importance of the New Zealand Bill
                                                                              of Rights Act, the Human Rights Act and the Treaty of Waitangi,
PAPERS                                                                        their impact on the public sector and their impact on the
LAWS103 Legal Method                                                          relationship between citizens and the state will be examined in
An introduction to the skills of legal reasoning and legal writing            relation to the overall constitutional framework.
through practical exercises and lectures. The paper will include
a series of case analyses of decisions of courts at all levels; the           200 level and beyond
application of rules of statutory interpretation to selected Acts             200 and 300 level papers include jurisprudence, contract law,
and Regulations; and an introduction to computer skills, including            criminal law, dispute resolution and land law. For 400 level
database searches.                                                            papers, students are able to study a broad range of specialist
                                                                              law subjects eg advocacy, employment, environmental law,
LAWS105 Introduction to New Zealand Law and Society                           law and information technology, commercial transactions and
This paper is offered as a NET and STAR paper, taught entirely via            intellectual property.
the internet. The paper is not available for LLB students.
                                                                              DIPLOMA IN LAW
LAWS106 Legal Systems and Societies
An introduction to the sources and institutions of law in                     The Diploma in Law is an introductory qualification which will
New Zealand, with particular reference to statute, common law,                provide you with an insight into the legal system and valuable
customs illustrated by Māori customary law, and the distinctive               skills in legal research and writing. On completion, students
position of the Treaty of Waitangi. The paper will survey the                 wishing to become qualified lawyers are welcome to apply
institutions of law and their roles in the making and enforcement             for entry to the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and continue their law
of law in their social and historical contexts.                               studies. The Diploma in Law papers can be credited towards the
                                                                              first and second years of the LLB degree.




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                   Linguistics
                   www.waikato.ac.nz/ling
LINGUISTICS




                   Linguistics is the scientific study of language and, given that language impinges on virtually everything
                   we do, it is a broad and interesting subject.

                   Many aspects of linguistic behaviour are related to social factors
                   such as class, status, sex and role. To study Linguistics means                  Career Opportunities
                   learning about how language is put together and used; how it
                                                                                                    Education Research
                   influences our social interaction and human behaviour in general.
                                                                                                    Language Policy and Planning
                   While Linguistics is not primarily about English, the programme
                   does equip students with a thorough understanding of the English                 Language School Management
                   language, an essential skill for careers such as journalism.                     Second Language Teaching
                                                                                                    Writing and Journalism
                   DEGREES
                   » Bachelor of Arts                                                    p109
                   » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                         p139
                                                                                                    Potential Employers
                   Linguistics can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within
                   most degrees.                                                                    Government Agencies
                                                                                                    Language Schools
                   SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                         Secondary Schools
                   There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                    Translation Agencies
                   school to study Linguistics at Waikato, although the study of
                   English or a foreign language is an advantage.
                                                                                                  PAPERS
                   OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                           ENGL113 English. Confidence
                   Anthropology, Computer Science, Education Studies, English,                    For details see English, page 55.
                   Languages, Management Communication, Philosophy.                               LING131 Describing Language
                                                                                                  The structures and processes of language are studied in order to
                    PROFESSOR RAY                                                                 develop skills in the analysis and description of natural languages
                    HARLOW                                                                        (eg English and Te Reo Māori). No previous knowledge of a
                                                                                                  language other than English is required.
                    Lecturer, General and
                    Applied Linguistics                                                           LING132 Introduction to Linguistic Communication
                    The University of Waikato                                                     This paper introduces that branch of linguistics which examines
                    Professor Ray Harlow                                                          the way in which language is used as an expression of a speaker’s
                    has created a career out                                                      culture and social group, and considers how language varies
                    of languages, words and
                                                                                                  according to social context.
                    linguistics. He can converse in
                    a number of languages, was a
                                                -                                                 LING133 Introduction to Latin
                    founding member of the Maori
                    Languages Commission, and is                                                  This paper provides an introduction to the structures and
                    actively involved in language                                                 vocabulary of Classical Latin, with the goal of developing the
                    preservation initiatives.                                                     ability to read easy texts.
                    At Waikato, you learn from the
                    world’s best.                                                                 200 level and beyond
                                                                                                  200 and 300 level papers examine the history of the English
                                                                                                  language, languages of Europe, applied linguistics, language
                                                                                                  typology, language in society and skills-based second language
                                                                                                  teaching and learning.




              70       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Management Communication
www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/mcom




                                                                                                                                               MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION
In management, communication underpins everything.

Research shows that strong communication skills are a good
predictor of career success. The opportunities for Management              Career Opportunities
Communication graduates are abundant. Graduates can go on                  Communication Consultant
to work as communications or corporate managers, negotiators,
                                                                           Freelance Writer
public administrators, writers, and political, community or
                                                                           Management Trainer
business leaders. We offer two streams: one that focuses
on writing and speaking skills, and another that focuses on                Political and Community Leader
interaction skills, including interpersonal, intercultural,                Professional Fundraiser
team-building and strategic communication.                                 Professional Negotiator or Mediator


DEGREES
» Bachelor of Communication Studies                               p113     Potential Employers
» Bachelor of Management Studies                                  p127
                                                                           Communication Industries
Management Communication can also be taken as a second major or
supporting subject within most degrees.                                    Consultancy Firms
                                                                           Government Organisations
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                   Large Companies
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary              Non-profit Organisations
school to study Management Communication at Waikato.                       Training Organisations
However, some first-year papers have specific prerequisites so
check the paper list carefully.
                                                                         MCOM122 Diversity Management and Communication
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                     This paper develops students’ theoretical knowledge and
                                                                         practical application of responsible and ethical management
English, Linguistics, Marketing, Public Relations.
                                                                         communication in diverse workplaces and communities.

PAPERS                                                                   MCOM133 Introduction to Corporate Communication
MCOM102 Communication in a Digital Age                                   This paper offers an introduction to the field of corporate
This paper introduces students to critical communication                 communication, and offers the chance to simulate what
competencies, concepts, and issues that they are likely                  is involved in promoting a business. It focuses on generating
to encounter during the course of their lives as citizens,               ideas to produce a business as well as the creative elements
communicating professionals, community members, and at-large             of communication in workplaces. The paper also examines
participants in our highly mediated world. It does so by using the       business ethics and sustainability in the context of corporate
broad theme of “communication in a digital age” to revisit               communication and the specific challenges posed for
age-old problems involved in developing thoughtful, effective,           practice in New Zealand.
ethical, and socially significant communication practices and skills.    Prerequisite: 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Classical Studies
                                                                         (including Achievement Standard 90513), or English, or History
MCOM103 Journalism and Professional Practices                            (including Achievement Standard 90658), or Media Studies,
Knowledge of journalism has relevance for many career options,           or Te Reo Māori, or CIE: a minimum D pass at AS or A level
such as organisational communication, corporate communication            in English Language, Language and Literature English
and public relations. This paper provides an introduction to             or Literature in English.
print and broadcast journalism and gives students practical
opportunities to produce real news stories for telecast.                 MNGT100 Management and Sustainability
                                                                         For details see Strategic Management, page 96.
MCOM104 Business Writing
This paper provides you with the writing and communication               200 level and beyond
skills, including the tools for analysis and argumentation, needed       200, 300 and 400 level papers examine communication
to write effective business documents.                                   theory, interpersonal communication, business communication,
                                                                         professional speaking and speechwriting, and managing
                                                                         conflict and consensus.




                                                                                                               CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT        71
             Māori
             www.waikato.ac.nz/smpd
MĀORI




             Māori culture and society make a rich and vibrant contribution to New Zealand’s distinctive
             character and culture.

             It is impossible to truly understand New Zealand without
             understanding the influence of the tangata whenua (people of             Career Opportunities
             the land) in every area of New Zealand life, from language and           Broadcasting and Journalism
             the arts to politics, natural history and the law.
                                                                                      Educationalist
             Māori studies is a broad subject that covers language, tikanga           Government Policy Analyst
             (culture), performing arts and economic, environmental, cultural         International Development
             and social developments as they pertain to Māori and other               Practitioner
             indigenous peoples.                                                      Iwi and Pacific Development
                                                                                      Māori Creative and Performing Arts
             MĀORI AND PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT                                            Research Consultant
             Māori and Pacific Development provides students with a critical
             understanding of the field of development (activities that lead to
             the enhancement of a particular community’s well-being), and
             an introduction to some of the skills necessary for development          Potential Employers
             practice. Māori and Pacific Development is a major within the
                                                                                      Government Departments
             Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development
                                                                                      Iwi Authorities
             (BMPD) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc).
                                                                                      Non-governmental Organisations
                                                                                      Private Consultants
             MĀORI MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
                                                                                      Research Firms
             Māori Media and Communication is about gaining an
                                                                                      Schools
             understanding of the historical, political, cultural and social
             contexts in which media and communication practices develop
             and operate. It provides the opportunity for students to gain
             particular in-depth understandings of traditional and contemporary
                                                                                  TREATY OF WAITANGI STUDIES/AKORANGA
             forms of Māori communication through Māori media forms
                                                                                  TE TIRITI O WAITANGI
             including the study of kapa haka, Māori art, Māori film-making,      The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand’s founding document
             the Treaty of Waitangi and other oral traditions. Māori Media and    – seize the opportunity to learn, understand and make your own
             Communication is a major within the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and        judgement on what the Treaty of Waitangi is all about. Treaty of
             Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies (BMCT).                  Waitangi Studies cannot be taken as a major but can be taken as
                                                                                  a supporting subject within most degrees. See page 103.
             TE REO MĀORI/MĀORI LANGUAGE
             A programme in Te Reo Māori offers students the opportunity to
                                                                                  DEGREES
             study Māori language to a high level of competency. Te Reo Māori     »   Bachelor of Arts                                                   p109
             is a major within the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of      »   Bachelor of Māori & Pacific Development                            p129
             Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD).                                »   Bachelor of Media & Creative Technologies                          p131
                                                                                  »   Bachelor of Social Sciences                                        p139
             The following specialisation is available:
                                                                                  Māori and Pacific Development, Māori Media and Communication,
             TE TOHU PAETAHI                                                      Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori can also be taken as second majors or
             Te Tohu Paetahi is a programme for those students with a             supporting subjects within most degrees.
             commitment to learning Māori who wish to complete a Bachelor
             of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD)     SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
             degree taught through the medium of Te Reo Māori.                    You do not need to have studied Māori at secondary school to
                                                                                  study it at Waikato.
             TIKANGA MĀORI/MĀORI CULTURAL STUDIES
             A programme in Tikanga Māori offers students the opportunity         OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
             to study Māori cultural studies to a high level of competency.       Anthropology, Human Development, Law, New Zealand Studies,
             Tikanga Māori is a major within the Bachelor of Arts (BA),           Pacific Studies (see page 103), Psychology, Public Policy.
             Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD) and
             Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc).




        72       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
                                                                                                                                         MĀORI
PAPERS                                                          MMAC121 Communication in Aotearoa/New Zealand
MĀORI AND PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT                                   This paper examines the cultural contexts of communication in
ANTH102 New Zealand and the Pacific                             Aotearoa/New Zealand. It explores Western and Māori models of
For details see Anthropology, page 35.                          business and communication and the challenges these pose for
                                                                communication professionals.
ECON110 Economics, Media and Society
For details see Economics, page 48.                             MCOM122 Diversity Management and Communication
                                                                For details see Management Communication, page 71.
MPDV100 Introduction to Development Studies
This paper examines aspects of mainstream development           SMST101 Digital Screens
theories and practices characteristic of the First World, and   For details see Screen and Media Studies, page 89.
attempts to show how alternative world views from the Third
                                                                TIKA163 Te Ao Tawhito, Te Ao Hou: Introduction to Traditional
and Fourth Worlds have produced new thinking and innovative     and Contemporary Māori Society
shifts in development paradigms.                                For details see Tikanga Māori, next page.
POLS105 People and Policy                                       TIKA164 Mai Tuawhakarere ki te Ao Hurihuri: Introduction to
For details see Political Science, page 83.                     Traditional and Contemporary Māori Society
                                                                For details see Tikanga Māori, next page.
TIKA163 Te Ao Tawhito, Te Ao Hou: Introduction to Traditional
and Contemporary Māori Society                                  TTWA150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the
For details see Tikanga Māori, next page.                       Treaty of Waitangi
                                                                For details see Treaty of Waitangi Studies, page 103.
TIKA164 Mai Tuawhakarere ki te Ao Hurihuri: Introduction to
Traditional and Contemporary Māori Society
                                                                TE REO MĀORI/MĀORI LANGUAGE
For details see Tikanga Māori, next page.                       MAOR100 Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga: The Māori Language
                                                                and its Customs
TTWA150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the
Treaty of Waitangi                                              This paper is designed to introduce the student to basic Māori
For details see Treaty of Waitangi Studies, page 103.           culture through elementary Māori language and the Māori
                                                                customs demonstrated by that language. Students will gain
TTWA171 Tributes and Treaties: The Spirit of Māori              experience of Māori culture through the language learned.
and Pacific Business                                            This paper also provides an introduction to further te reo
For details see Treaty of Waitangi Studies, page 103.           and tikanga papers.

MĀORI MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION                                   MAOR101 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 1
CGRD161 Effective Visual Communication                          This paper focuses on developing competencies in language
For details see Computer Graphic Design, page 41.               skills required in the communication of feelings, attitudes,
                                                                emotions and points of view in different situations. The paper
CRPC101 Creative Technologies and Creative Practice
                                                                is for students who are either fluent speakers of Māori or whose
For details see Creative Practices, page 44.
                                                                language skills are at a reasonably high level.
MAOR100 Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga: The Māori Language
and its Customs                                                 MAOR110 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 2
For details see Te Reo Māori, this page.                        This paper focuses on the development of the language and
                                                                language skills required to communicate about rights, duties,
                                                                obligations and responsibilities, building on the skills acquired
                                                                in MAOR101.

                                                                MAOR111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1
                                                                An introductory paper for students with little or no knowledge
                                                                of the Māori language which provides basic everyday language,
                                                                focusing on family relationships, numbers, time, shopping,
                                                                talking about a trip and commands.

                                                                MAOR112 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 2
                                                                This paper extends the language and communication skills
                                                                developed in MAOR111 to include the language of mealtimes,
                                                                using the telephone, describing a person, and attending a hui
                                                                (meeting) at a marae.




                                                                                                         CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT        73
             Māori continued
MĀORI




             MAOR155 Reading Māori
             Reading Māori equips students of subjects which involve
             sources written in Māori, to read such sources with accuracy
             and understanding.

             MAOR180 ‘Ano’ai: Hawaiian Language Studies
             This paper introduces students to the Hawaiian language and the
             skills necessary to acquire a basic proficiency in the language, and
             an understanding of the Hawaiian culture in a linguistic context.

             MAOR181 Ka ‘Olelo Hawai’i: Post-Beginners
             Hawaiian Language
             This paper builds on the language, skills, and cultural knowledge
             acquired in MAOR180, extending the students’ repertoire of
             Hawaiian vocabulary and sentence structure and developing
             competence in the production of language both orally and in
             written form.

             TIKANGA MĀORI /MĀORI CULTURAL STUDIES
             COMP124 He Tomokanga ki te Ao Rorohiko
             For details see Computer Science, page 42.

             MAOR100 Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga: The Māori Language
             and its Customs
             For details see Te Reo Māori, previous page.

             MMAC121 Communication in Aotearoa/New Zealand
             For details see Māori Media and Communication, previous page.

             MPDV100 Introduction to Development Studies                             TIKA163 Te Ao Tawhito, Te Ao Hou: Introduction to Traditional
             For details see Māori and Pacific Development, previous page.           and Contemporary Māori Society
                                                                                     A study of Māori myths and traditions, kinship, social
             TIKA151 Te Raranga Kete: Introduction to Māori Fibre Arts               organisation and customs with comparisons of traditional and
             An introduction to theoretical and practical components                 contemporary Māori society, noting changes and adaptations
             of weaving kete (basket). Students learn to weave kete                  in the cultural context.
             and critically examine traditional techniques, along with
             modern-day applications.                                                TIKA164 Mai Tuawhakarere ki te Ao Hurihuri: Introduction to
                                                                                     Traditional and Contemporary Māori Society
             TIKA153 Mahi Whakaari Hou: Performing Arts –                            A introduction to Māori customs, practices and rituals, from pre
             A Contemporary Perspective                                              European contact to today. This paper investigates the dynamism
             This is an introduction to the contemporary development                 of Māori cultural, socio-economic, political and spiritual values.
             of Māori song and dance. Content will include performance,
             movement, voice, choreography and research methodologies.               TTWA150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the
                                                                                     Treaty of Waitangi
             TIKA157 Mahi Whakaari Tawhito: Performing Arts –                        For details see Treaty of Waitangi Studies, page 103.
             An Ancient Perspective
             This is an introduction to Māori performing arts and Māori              200 LEVEL AND BEYOND
             creation stories and history focusing on movement, sound,               200 and 300 level papers extend students’ language skills to
             intent and light with some exploration of ancient Māori music,          advanced levels and further examine customs of traditional and
             art, literature and theatre. This paper will introduce the historical   contemporary Māori society in more detail. Students are also
             development, application and significance of ancient Māori              equipped with a critical understanding of development
             song and dance within an evolving Māori culture. Students will          and development practice.
             research ancient Māori epistemologies and incorporate learned
             ancient elements into their own created piece for performance.




        74       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Marketing
www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/mktg




                                                                                                                                                  MARKETING
Marketing is all around us – in the television adverts we watch, on the websites we access, in the stores
where we shop, in the brands we buy, the products we choose and so much more.

This subject introduces students to the many dimensions of
marketing and demonstrates why it is much more than just selling               Career Opportunities
or advertising. You’ll investigate product and service development             Advertising Account Executive
and management, pricing, market research, advertising, sales
                                                                               Brand Manager
promotion, distribution and other related areas.
                                                                               Entrepreneur
Studying Marketing at Waikato Management School will give                      Marketing Manager
you the skills to develop innovative brands, to find out what                  Market Research Executive
drives customer behaviour, and to design effective promotions                  Product Manager
and advertising.                                                               Sales Manager
                                                                               Sales Representative
DEGREES
» Bachelor of Communication Studies                                   p113
» Bachelor of Management Studies                                      p127
Marketing can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within     Potential Employers
most degrees.
                                                                               Advertising Agencies
                                                                               Large Domestic and
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                       International Companies
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                  Market Research Organisations
school to study Marketing at Waikato.                                          Retail, Service and
                                                                               Manufacturing Companies
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
Human Development, Management Communication, Psychology,
Public Relations, Screen and Media Studies.                                  PAPERS
                                                                             MKTG151 Introduction to Marketing
                                                                             Marketing affects many aspects of our lives. This paper
                                                                             introduces the study of marketing by discussing key marketing
                                                                             concepts, including international aspects that impact our
                                                                             experiences as consumers of goods and services.

                                                                             200 level and beyond
                                                                             200, 300 and 400 level papers examine marketing strategy,
                                                                             electronic retailing, market research, consumer behaviour,
                                                                             retail management and professional selling.




  MARKETING TRADE SHOW
  Putting the ‘four p’s’ into practice. In their first and second years,
  students work in teams to create a new product and put it
  through the marketing processes of price, packaging, placement
  and promotion.




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                                Materials and Processing
                                www.eng.waikato.ac.nz
MATERIALS AND PROCESSING




                                Materials and Processing is concerned with all the processes and activities of converting raw and
                                commodity materials into valuable products for manufacturers or the end consumer.

                                Processing our raw materials and commodity goods more
                                effectively is important to New Zealand’s continuing economic                   Career Opportunities
                                welfare. We need to develop products that have significant value                Biotechnologist
                                in world markets. To do this, we need to understand fully the
                                                                                                                Composite Engineer
                                properties of materials as diverse as food, wood, metals, plastics
                                                                                                                Manager
                                and fuel. We then need to know how to use this knowledge to
                                design, manufacture and process these materials into high-value                 Materials Scientist
                                products such as dietary formula, ceramics that can withstand                   Process Engineer
                                high temperatures, titanium alloys, pharmaceuticals, laminated                  Product Developer
                                boards and functional proteins. We also need to understand
                                the properties of these high-value products and how they will
                                interact with their environment, whether it be within the body
                                or in the atmosphere.                                                           Potential Employers
                                                                                                                Crown Research Institutes
                                This discipline serves industrial and other activities where
                                                                                                                Environmental Industries, Food and
                                material is undergoing a change, be it chemical, biochemical or
                                                                                                                Dairy Industries
                                physical. Process engineering involves knowing how to prepare
                                feed materials, how to make reactions occur, separating and                     Iron and Steel Manufacturing, Pulp,
                                purifying products, controlling wastes, minimising energy usage,                Paper and Wood Industries
                                and ultimately adding value to the raw materials used to produce                Petrochemical and Plastics Industry
                                something useful to people. These skills form the basis for the
                                majority of New Zealand’s export earnings.
                                                                                                              ENMP102 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
                                DEGREES                                                                       An introduction to the basic laws and concepts of materials
                                                                                                              science. Topics include: relation of the structure of solids to the
                                » Bachelor of Engineering                                            p121
                                                                                                              physical and mechanical properties of materials and uses of
                                Materials and Process Engineering (see right) is a specified programme with   different type of materials. This paper is also a requirement for
                                the Bachelor of Engineering.
                                                                                                              Materials and Processing Engineering.
                                » Bachelor of Science                                                p135
                                                                                                              MATERIALS AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
                                » Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                   p137
                                                                                                              The above papers plus:
                                Materials and Processing can also be taken as a second major or supporting
                                subject within most degrees.                                                  CHEM101 Chemical Concepts
                                                                                                              For details see Chemistry, page 40.
                                SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                                                              CHEM102 Chemical Change and Organic Compounds
                                NCEA Level 3 Chemistry, Physics and one of Mathematics with                   For details see Chemistry, page 40.
                                Calculus, or Statistics with Modelling. Some first-year papers
                                have specific prerequisites so check the paper list carefully.                COMP103 Introduction to Computer Science 1
                                                                                                              For details see Computer Science, page 42.
                                OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                          MATH101 Introduction to Calculus
                                Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Electronic                 For details see Mathematics, page 77.
                                Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics,
                                Software Engineering.                                                         MATH102 Introduction to Algebra
                                                                                                              For details see Mathematics, page 77.
                                PAPERS                                                                        PHYS103 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1
                                MATERIALS AND PROCESSING                                                      For details see Physics, page 82.
                                ENGG180 Foundations of Engineering
                                                                                                              200 level and beyond
                                An introduction to engineering analysis and design and the
                                                                                                              200 and 300 level papers cover a range of topics such as
                                engineering profession. Topics include: the skills of a successful
                                                                                                              environmental technology, technological innovation and its
                                engineer, the nature of design and the design process,
                                                                                                              management, biotechnology, materials performance and
                                fundamental laws for engineering analysis, accounting principles
                                                                                                              mechanical engineering design.
                                applied to mass, energy, charge, momentum and money,
                                as well as design-build-test experience. This paper is also a
                                requirement for Materials and Processing Engineering.


                           76       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Mathematics
www.math.waikato.ac.nz




                                                                                                                                                MATHEMATICS
Mathematics is a subject of vital importance which underpins many activities of modern society.

A knowledge of mathematics is important in areas such
as biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences,                    Career Opportunities
cryptography, economics, engineering, finance, modelling
                                                                            Actuarial Trainee
(including environmental modelling), operations research,
physics, and statistics. There is also a well-known shortage of             Data Analyst
qualified mathematics teachers in New Zealand.                              Financial Analyst
                                                                            IT or Computing Analyst
A graduate with a mathematics degree, or even with a strong
mathematical component to his/her degree, is a valuable person              Mathematical Modeller
in today’s world. Besides the knowledge and understanding of                Secondary School Teacher
mathematics itself, such graduates have valuable analytical
and problem-solving skills. They are more able to think
logically and objectively.
                                                                            Potential Employers
Because of the vital role of mathematics in many disciplines,
we provide papers not just for Mathematics majors, but for                  District/City Councils
all students who need mathematical skills in their chosen                   Government Organisations
area of study.                                                              eg Reserve Bank, Treasury, Ministry
                                                                            of Economic Development, Crown
Students may choose to specialise in one of the following                   Research Institutes
in conjunction with their Mathematics major:                                Private Sector
» Economics                                                                 eg power companies, banks
» Finance                                                                   Secondary Schools
Able students should also consider the flexible double major
options in Mathematics and Computer Science or Mathematics
and Statistics, both of which provide excellent preparation for           MATH102 Introduction to Algebra
those wanting to use their mathematical skills in their future            A study of the fundamental techniques and applications of
work, be it in industry or research.                                      algebra including vector and matrix algebra, complex numbers,
                                                                          induction, and recursion.
DEGREES                                                                   Prerequisite: 18 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Statistics and
                                                                          Modelling, or Mathematics with Calculus, or CIE Mathematics
» Bachelor of Arts                                                 p109
                                                                          with a minimum C pass at AS or A level.
» Bachelor of Computing & Mathematical Sciences                    p117
» Bachelor of Science                                              p135   MATH165 General Mathematics
Mathematics can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject     An introduction to algebra and calculus. Students passing
within most degrees.                                                      this paper may then proceed to MATH101 and/or MATH102.
                                                                          Prerequisite: 18 credits at Level 2 in NCEA Mathematics,
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                  or CIE Mathematics with a minimum C pass at AS level,
                                                                          or a D pass at A level.
Students should achieve at least 18 credits at Level 3 in at least
one of NCEA Mathematics with Calculus and/or Statistics and               MATH166 Management Mathematics
Modelling. Those students intending to undertake only one of              This paper is an introduction to algebra and calculus with
these two NCEA subjects are advised to choose Mathematics                 applications in management for students in Management or
with Calculus if they plan to major in Mathematics or plan                Social Sciences without NCEA Level 3 Mathematics who need
to study the paper MATH101 Introduction to Calculus.                      a basic knowledge of algebra and calculus. Students who meet
Students studying CIE should achieve at least a C pass in AS              the prerequisites of MATH101 and/or MATH102 should take
or A level Mathematics.                                                   those papers instead.

                                                                          MATH168 Preparatory Mathematics
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                          A paper intended for those who wish to improve their basic
Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Physics, Statistics.                mathematical skills in order to apply them in other papers.

PAPERS                                                                    200 level and beyond
                                                                          200, 300 and 400 level papers consider more advanced topics,
MATH101 Introduction to Calculus
                                                                          theory, and applications of mathematics such as multivariable
An introduction to the fundamental techniques of calculus, including
                                                                          calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, analysis, ordinary
differentiation and integration for functions of one real variable.
                                                                          and partial differential equations, mechanics, mathematical
Prerequisite: 18 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Mathematics with
                                                                          modelling, computation, complex numbers, number theory,
Calculus, or Statistics and Modelling with some Calculus background,
                                                                          and fluid mechanics.
or CIE Mathematics with a minimum C pass at AS or A level.


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                              Mechanical Engineering
                              www.eng.waikato.ac.nz
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING




                              Mechanical Engineering uses mechanics and energy principles to design, research, develop and
                              manufacture tools, engines, motors and other devices.

                              This programme combines papers in Mechanical Engineering,
                              Science and Mathematics to give graduates a good balance                Career Opportunities
                              between intellectual rigour and engineering practice. This              Aeronautical Engineer
                              prepares graduates typically for employment in industry and a
                                                                                                      Automation Engineer
                              wide range of other careers such as automotives, manufacturing,
                                                                                                      Equipment Prototype Engineer
                              air-conditioning and refrigeration, and robotics.
                                                                                                      Mechanical Engineer
                                                                                                      Optomechanical Engineer
                              DEGREES
                                                                                                      Process Engineer
                              » Bachelor of Engineering                                      p121
                                                                                                      Project Manager

                              SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                              NCEA Level 3 Chemistry, Physics and one of Mathematics with
                              Calculus, or Statistics with Modelling. Some first-year papers          Potential Employers
                              have specific prerequisites so check the paper list carefully.          Agricultural Sector
                              Other subjects that may interest you                                    Automotive Industries
                                                                                                      Equipment Design and Manufacturing
                              Biochemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic                   Health and Biomedical Industries
                              Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering, Mathematics,
                                                                                                      Iron and Steel Manufacturing
                              Physics, Software Engineering.
                                                                                                      Pulp and Paper Industry

                              PAPERS
                              CHEM101 Chemical Concepts                                             MATH102 Introduction to Algebra
                              For details see Chemistry, page 40.                                   For details see Mathematics, page 77.

                              COMP103 Introduction to Computer Science 1                            PHYS103 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1
                              For details see Computer Science, page 42.                            For details see Physics, page 82.

                              ENEL111 Introduction to Electronics                                   200 level and beyond
                              For details see Electronics, page 53.                                 200 and 300 level papers cover topics from Computer Science,
                                                                                                    Electronics, Mathematics, and Physics, including optoelectronics,
                              ENGG180 Foundations of Engineering
                                                                                                    high-speed communications and options such as mechatronics.
                              An introduction to engineering analysis and design and the
                                                                                                    Economic and professional training elements are also included
                              engineering profession. Topics include: the skills of a successful
                                                                                                    in this programme.
                              engineer, the nature of design and the design process,
                              fundamental laws for engineering analysis, accounting principles
                              applied to mass, energy, charge, momentum and money,
                              as well as design-build-test experience.

                              ENMP102 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
                              For details see Materials and Processing, page 76.

                              MATH101 Introduction to Calculus
                              For details see Mathematics, page 77.




                         78       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Music
www.waikato.ac.nz/music




                                                                                                                                                        MUSIC
We teach Western classical music from baroque to contemporary, through performance, composition
and musical scholarship and offer a number of papers based around sonic art and new technology.

The reasons for studying music are many and varied. You may
want to include music in your vocational training, you may want               Career Opportunities
to learn the skills of composition or you might want to further
                                                                              Advertiser
your knowledge and enjoyment of a particular kind of music that
is of interest to you. Students benefit through teaching by staff             Broadcaster
who are not only highly qualified professionally, but also are at             Composer
the forefront in their fields nationally and benchmarked to top               Digital Media Producer
international levels in key areas. All lecturers are professionally           Film Music Composer or Producer
active in their fields as composers, performers and musicologists.

DEGREES
» Bachelor of Arts                                                   p109     Potential Employers
» Bachelor of Music                                                  p133
                                                                              Opera Companies
Music can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within
                                                                              Professional Orchestras
most degrees.
                                                                              Recording Studios
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                      Television and Film
Music at Year 12 or 13.

OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                        MUSI119 Harmony and Counterpoint 1
                                                                            A study of harmony and counterpoint in the Western tradition
Creative Practices, Creative Technologies, Languages, Screen and            using historical and contemporary models. Scores and sound files
Media Studies, Theatre Studies, Tikanga Māori (see Māori).                  are realised using computer software.
                                                                            MUSI120 Performance 1
PAPERS
                                                                            This paper develops the fundamental techniques which enable you
MAOR100 Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga:                                        to perform proficiently in a public arena on your chosen instrument.
The Māori Language and its Customs
For details see Māori, page 72.                                             MUSI121 Chamber Music 1
                                                                            Practical experience and development in a variety of chamber
MUSI100 Materials of Music                                                  music formations: sonata duo, piano duet, piano trio, string quartet
Introductory training in the essential technical skills of classical        and vocal ensemble, as well as orchestral and choral practice, and,
music, including notation, harmony, counterpoint, score reading,            for keyboard players, continuo and accompanying skills.
sight-singing and keyboard skills.
                                                                            MUSI122 The Language of Music
MUSI101 Performance Studies 1                                               This paper assumes no previous knowledge of music. The
Students develop musical interpretation and technical skills                approach taken to understanding the language of music is
in their chosen instrument/voice through weekly individual                  primarily aural, historical and critical.
lessons, and broaden their repertoire knowledge and performance
opportunities at Friday performance hour sessions.                          MUSI140 Music and Computers
                                                                            An introduction to electro-acoustic music, the application of
MUSI112 Introduction to Western Music                                       digital sounds and MIDI devices in a musical context.
An introduction to Western Music, its history, ideas and techniques.
                                                                            MUSI150 New Zealand Music
MUSI115 Composition 1                                                       An illustrated survey of New Zealand music, including Māori,
The development of creative musical skills and techniques                   popular and Western classical.
based on historical as well as contemporary art music idioms;
melody writing; the art of song; thematic development; harmonic             TIKA153 Mahi Whakaari Hou: Performing Arts
understanding; and counterpoint. Computer music technology                  – A Contemporary Perspective
will be used as a composition and publishing tool.                          For details see Māori, page 72.

MUSI117 Musicianship 1                                                      TIKA157 Mahi Whakkari Tawhito: Performing Arts
An introduction to sight-reading, score-reading, keyboard skills,           – An Ancient Perspective
choral and aural training and general musicianship.                         For details see Māori, page 72.

MUSI118 Performance Techniques 1                                            TIKA163 Te Ao Tawhito, Te Ao Ho: Introduction to Traditional
The development of performance techniques on piano, organ,                  and Contemporary Māori Society.
harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, double bass, classical guitar, or        For details see Māori, page 72.
voice, orchestral winds and brass.                                          200 level and beyond
                                                                            200 and 300 level papers examine music and computers,
                                                                            New Zealand music, history and analysis of music, orchestration,
                                                                            composition, musicianship and performance.



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                                             New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa
                                             www.waikato.ac.nz/nzstudies/
NEW ZEALAND STUDIES/AKORANGA AOTEAROA




                                             New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa is a multidisciplinary humanities-based programme which
                                             turns New Zealand itself into the object of study.

                                             Broadly focused on New Zealand’s people, history and
                                             literature, New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa equips                    Career Opportunities
                                             graduates with a sound working knowledge of the Māori                       Iwi Development
                                             language and customs, New Zealand music, film and theatre,                  Policy Development and Analysis
                                             classic and contemporary New Zealand literature, and the
                                                                                                                         Research and Writing
                                             history of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
                                                                                                                         Teaching
                                             Graduates with a multilayered understanding of modern                       Tourism
                                             New Zealand with all its complexities will be more marketable.              Trade Consultancy
                                             New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa is particularly
                                             important for graduates moving into education (especially when
                                             New Zealand Studies is taken in conjunction with a “teaching”
                                             subject), iwi development, tourism, research and writing                    Potential Employers
                                             (especially when paired with English or History), law (especially
                                                                                                                         Education Providers
                                             when a BA in New Zealand Studies is taken in conjunction
                                                                                                                         Government
                                             with a Law degree), governmental and non-governmental
                                             organisations, journalism and trade consultancy.                            Iwi Organisations
                                                                                                                         Media Organisations
                                             DEGREES                                                                     Non-governmental Organisations
                                                                                                                         Research Consultancies
                                             » Bachelor of Arts                                                 p109
                                                                                                                         Tourism Industry
                                             New Zealand Studies can also be taken as a second major or supporting
                                             subject within most degrees.


                                             SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                  MUSI150 New Zealand Music
                                                                                                                       For details see Music, page 79.
                                             There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                                             school to study New Zealand Studies at Waikato.                           TIKA151 Te Raranga Kete: Introduction to Māori Fibre Arts
                                                                                                                       For details see Māori, page 72.
                                             OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                                                                       TIKA153 Mahi Whakaari Hou: Performing Arts –
                                             Anthropology, English, History, Law, Māori and Pacific                    A Contemporary Perspective
                                             Development, Music, Political Science, Public Policy, Screen and          For details see Māori, page 72.
                                             Media Studies, Te Reo Māori (see Māori), Theatre Studies, Treaty
                                             of Waitangi Studies (see page 103).                                       TIKA157 Mahi Whakaari Tawhito: Performing Arts –
                                                                                                                       An Ancient Perspective
                                                                                                                       For details see Māori, page 72.
                                             PAPERS
                                             ASIA102 Asia and New Zealand                                              TIKA163 Te Ao Tawhito, Te Ao Hou: Introduction to Traditional
                                             For details see Asian Studies, page 103.                                  and Contemporary Māori Society
                                                                                                                       For details see Māori, page 72.
                                             ENGL105 New Zealand Literature
                                             For details see English, page 55.                                         TTWA150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the
                                                                                                                       Treaty of Waitangi
                                             HIST107 New Zealand Histories: Fresh Perspectives                         For details see Treaty of Waitangi Studies, page 103.
                                             For details see History, page 61.
                                                                                                                       200 level and beyond
                                             MAOR100 Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga: The Māori Language                   200 and 300 level papers address issues of media and literature,
                                             and its Customs                                                           iwi and regional history, and customs of traditional and
                                             For details see Māori, page 72.                                           contemporary Māori society. In their third year of study, students
                                             MAOR111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1                                      examine questions of local identity as they arise in life writings
                                             For details see Māori, page 72.                                           by and about New Zealanders, and must complete a substantial
                                                                                                                       biographical profile of a prominent living New Zealander.
                                             MAOR112 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 2
                                             For details see Māori, page 72.




                                        80       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Philosophy
www.waikato.ac.nz/philosophy/




                                                                                                                                                           PHILOSOPHY
Philosophy is about solving problems that confront us as we try to understand the world.

Philosophy includes ethical problems, problems about science,
logical problems and problems about the nature of reality.                      Career Opportunities
                                                                                Business Consultant
It asks questions such as:
                                                                                Editor
»   What is truth?
                                                                                Environmental Consultant
»   What is reality, and are there limits to our knowledge of it?
»   What is the mind?                                                           Health Policy Adviser
»   What is good?                                                               Policy Analyst
                                                                                Public Relations Practitioner
The study of Philosophy provides excellent intellectual training,
dealing with abstract questions, teaching how to learn, think
and write clearly, to argue vigorously and question deeply
held assumptions.                                                               Potential Employers
                                                                                Government Departments
DEGREES
                                                                                and Ministries
» Bachelor of Arts                                                     p109
                                                                                Private Consultancies
» Bachelor of Social Sciences                                          p139
                                                                                Publishing Companies
Philosophy can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
within most degrees.

                                                                              PAPERS
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                              PHIL102 Introduction to Logic
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                 An easy introduction to formal logic comprising an explanation
school to study Philosophy at Waikato.                                        of key concepts such as validity and proof, and an introduction
                                                                              to propositional and predicate logic.
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                              PHIL103 Critical Reasoning
Anthropology, Economics, English, Ethics, Geography, History,
                                                                              This paper helps students to engage critically with the sorts of
Human Development, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Screen
                                                                              arguments encountered both inside and outside the University.
and Media Studies, Sociology.
                                                                              PHIL106 Social and Moral Philosophy
                                                                              A study of key concepts in areas of Applied Ethics including
                                                                              abortion, euthanasia, health care, children’s rights, pornography,
                                                                              justice, environmental issues, religion and ethics, and other issues.

                                                                              PHIL150 The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
                                                                              An introduction to philosophical problems in the areas of
                                                                              knowledge and mind, value theory, metaphysics and religion.

                                                                              200 level and beyond
                                                                              200 and 300 level papers examine language and communication,
                                                                              science, minds and machines, moral and political philosophy,
                                                                              environment, media, and work ethics, logic and reality.




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               Physics
               www.phys.waikato.ac.nz
PHYSICS




               Physics aims to understand the entire physical world, from the sub-atomic to the cosmological.

               Physics is the most fundamental science. It involves
               understanding the basic principles by which all things in the                Career Opportunities
               universe exist and operate. Therefore physics is the foundation              Applications Engineer
               of other scientific disciplines. It is also the natural basis of all
                                                                                            Avionics Engineer
               the technology disciplines such as electronics, engineering and
                                                                                            Electronics Engineer
               computer science which were pioneered by physicists.
                                                                                            Medical Physicist
               The most famous scientists, such as Einstein and Newton, were                Meteorologist
               physicists. Physicists are versed in mathematics, computer                   Satellite Information Processor
               programming, and the design of complex instruments. As such,
               they are among the most versatile scientists, able to easily cross
               boundaries into other disciplines such as chemistry, biology,
               medicine, earth and planetary sciences. For example, there are               Potential Employers
               biophysicists, geophysicists, astrophysicists and neurophysicists.           Crown Research Institutes
               Physics papers are organised into theoretical, experimental and              Electrotechnology Industry
               electronics subject areas. Electronic engineering is the technology          Government Agencies
               of most interest to our subject and includes the theory, design              Health and Medical Research
               and construction of electronic devices, instruments and systems.             Industries
                                                                                            Universities and Polytechnics
               DEGREES
               » Bachelor of Science                                               p135
               » Bachelor of Science (Technology)                                  p137   PAPERS
               Physics can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject          ENEL111 Introduction to Electronics
               within most degrees.                                                       For details see Electronics, page 53.

                                                                                          PHYS100 Exploring Physics
               SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                                          This paper examines the fundamentals of physics applicable to
               Physics at NCEA Level 2 or 3. Some first-year papers have                  many facets of science and technology. Topics include: kinematics,
               specific prerequisites so check the paper list carefully.                  mechanics, fluids, electric and magnetic forces, electric circuits,
                                                                                          electromagnetic waves, optics and modern physics. There is a
               OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                       compulsory laboratory component. Students who meet the
               Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics.                   prerequisite of PHYS103 should take that paper instead.
                                                                                          Prerequisite: 14 credits at Level 2 in NCEA Mathematics or
                                                                                          Physics, or a minimum of 8 credits at Level 3 in NCEA across
                                                                                          Statistics and Modelling and/or Mathematics with Calculus
                                                                                          and/or Physics; or CIE: a minimum D pass at AS or A level in
                                                                                          Mathematics or Physics.

                                                                                          PHYS103 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1
                                                                                          An introduction to physics suitable for scientists and engineers.
                                                                                          Applications of physics to the real world will be emphasised.
                                                                                          Topics include: mechanics, dynamics, oscillations, waves, sound,
                                                                                          light, and electric and magnetic forces. This paper includes
                                                                                          a compulsory laboratory component.
                                                                                          Prerequisite: 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Physics, or CIE Physics
                                                                                          with a minimum D pass at AS or A level.

                                                                                          200 level and beyond
                                                                                          200 and 300 level papers examine topics such as biophysics,
                                                                                          quantum physics, and experimental physics and instrumentation.




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Political Science
www.waikato.ac.nz/politics




                                                                                                                                                     POLITICAL SCIENCE
In Political Science we study all aspects of political life, in New Zealand and overseas.

Political Science asks questions such as:
» Why do some crises lead to conflict while others are
                                                                                Career Opportunities
  resolved peacefully?                                                          Advocate
» What lessons can we draw from the politics of other countries?                Central and Local Government Officer
» How should we deal with the growing international                             Foreign Affairs and Trade Worker
  environmental crisis?
                                                                                Māori Development Policy Adviser
» Why does democracy survive in some countries and
                                                                                Media Analyst
  not in others?
» Can we have freedom and equality – or must we choose                          Policy Analyst
  between them?
Political Science is versatile. It can lead to career opportunities
in central or local government, in politics, the media, education,              Potential Employers
industry, business, labour organisations and social services.                   Government Departments
The following specialisation is available:                                      International and Non-governmental
                                                                                Organisations
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND SECURITY STUDIES
                                                                                Media Organisations
This specialisation enables students to develop a particular
knowledge of international relations and security theory, and                   Overseas Aid Agencies
relevant contemporary events.                                                   Research Organisations
                                                                                Universities
DEGREES
» Bachelor of Arts                                                    p109
                                                                              PAPERS
» Bachelor of Social Sciences                                         p139
                                                                              POLS100 Playing Politics: Conflict, Co-operation and Choice
Political Science can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
within most degrees.
                                                                              This introduction to the study of politics discusses anarchy,
                                                                              conflict and cooperation, rational choice, collective action,
                                                                              power and voting. Students will play various games drawn
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                              from Michael Laver’s Playing Politics.
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
school to study Political Science at Waikato.                                 POLS103 International Relations
                                                                              A historical introduction to the major themes and issues
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                          of international relations. Students gain an understanding of
                                                                              current issues and their likely impact on future events.
Anthropology, Economics, History, Geography, Law,
Philosophy, Social Policy.                                                    POLS104 Conflicts and Crises in the Middle East and Asia
                                                                              An introduction to major crises and conflicts in the
                                                                              Middle East and Asia. The emphasis will be on the Israeli/
                                                                              Palestine conflict, and the Iraqi crisis.

                                                                              POLS105 People and Policy
                                                                              This paper explores how governments make decisions and
                                                                              introduces important issues of the day, including immigration,
                                                                              the environment and welfare. Students learn critical skills in
                                                                              analysing arguments about these and other policy topics.

                                                                              POLS108 Political Life in the Ancient World: Citizens, Slaves
                                                                              and Emperors
                                                                              This paper introduces students to the theory and practice
                                                                              of politics at the dawn of Western civilisation. Topics include
                                                                              Athenian democracy, Roman republicanism and the political
                                                                              theories of Plato, Aristotle, and Stoicism.

                                                                              200 level and beyond
                                                                              200 and 300 level papers examine international relations,
                                                                              politics and the media, security, political ideas, global
                                                                              environmental politics and policy, politics and violence,
                                                                              political systems around the world, war and religion.


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                          Population Studies
                          www.waikato.ac.nz/demogandpopstud
POPULATION STUDIES




                          Our Population Studies programme has a social policy focus, which includes studying population trends,
                          family structures, fertility and family formation, labour force and employment.

                          Understanding a population is vital for planning for the future.
                          In Population Studies, students study a broad range of subjects                 Career Opportunities
                          including social sciences, economics and geography. There is                    Government and Local Body
                          a large research component and individual researchers study                     Administrator
                          populations in India, Africa, Europe, the Indian Ocean,
                                                                                                          Health Sector Analyst
                          the South Pacific and a range of themes, including mortality,
                                                                                                          Merchant Banker
                          social policy, fertility, migration, families and households,
                          labour force and income.                                                        Policy Analyst
                                                                                                          Social Sciences Researcher
                          DEGREES
                          » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                          p139
                          Population Studies can also be taken as a second major or supporting            Potential Employers
                          subject within most degrees.
                                                                                                          Government
                                                                                                          International Policy Agencies
                          SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                                                          Non-governmental Organisations
                          There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                          school to study Population Studies at Waikato.

                                                                                                        PAPERS
                          OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                                                        ECON100 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
                          Economics, Education Studies, Labour Studies, Political Science,              For details see Economics, page 48.
                          Social Policy, Sociology.
                                                                                                        GEOG101 People and Place: Introduction to Social and
                                                                                                        Cultural Geography
                                                                                                        For details see Geography, page 60.

                                                                                                        SOCP102 Introduction to Social Policy
                                                                                                        For details see Social Policy, page 90.

                                                                                                        SOCY101 Introduction to Sociology
                                                                                                        For details see Sociology, page 92.

                                                                                                        200 level and beyond
                                                                                                        200 and 300 level papers examine microeconomics and business
                                                                                                        economics, contemporary cultural geographies, information
                                                                                                        technology and cartography, social policy and social issues,
                                                                                                        research in human geography, gender, place and culture.




                     84       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Psychology
www.waikato.ac.nz/psychology/




                                                                                                                                                     PSYCHOLOGY
Originally the study of the spirit or soul (psyche), Psychology is today a diverse discipline which
embraces all aspects of human experience.

As a behavioural science, Psychology examines the way
behaviour is learned and can be changed. As a social science,                   Career Opportunities
Psychology focuses on individuals within the context of families,               Behaviour Analyst
organisations and other groups, communities, cultures and
                                                                                Clinical or Community Psychologist
societies. As a biological science, Psychology studies the senses
                                                                                Community Programme Coordinator
(hearing, vision, touch) and how the brain and physiological
systems relate to behaviour. As a cognitive science, Psychology                 Human Resource Adviser
studies perception, attention, memory, thinking and language                    Private Practitioner
understanding. The study of development, personality, learning                  Research Scientist
and motivation are also part of Psychology at Waikato, as is
animal behaviour and welfare.

Major areas of study in Psychology at Waikato include:                          Potential Employers
»   Animal Behaviour                                                            Community Agencies
»   Behaviour Analysis
                                                                                Government Departments
»   Clinical Psychology
                                                                                Hospitals
»   Community, Kaupapa Māori and Applied Social Psychology
»   Health and Mental Health Services                                           Private Organisations or Businesses
»   Psychology and Management specialisation                                    Schools
»   Organisational Psychology
The following specialisation is available:
                                                                              SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
PSYCHOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
                                                                              There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
Psychology and Management is an undergraduate specialised
                                                                              school to study Psychology at Waikato, although mathematics,
programme of study linking a Psychology major with key
                                                                              English or biology could be an advantage.
papers within Waikato Management School, preparing students
to apply psychology in business as well as not-for-profit
organisational settings.                                                      OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                              Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Education,
DEGREES                                                                       Geography, Human Resource Management, Philosophy, Political
                                                                              Science, Sociology, Human Development.
» Bachelor of Arts                                                     p109
» Bachelor of Science                                                  p135
                                                                              PAPERS
» Bachelor of Social Sciences                                          p139
                                                                              PSYC102 Social and Developmental Psychology
Psychology can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
within most degrees.
                                                                              An overview of psychological research and development
                                                                              of the person as a social being and of the interaction between
                                                                              the individual and the groups, communities and global
    VANITHA                                                                   society to which we all belong.
    SUBRAMANIAM
                                                                              PSYC103 General and Experimental Psychology
    Degree: MSocSc                                                            A study of the processes of learning, perception and cognition,
    Job: National Operations                                                  the biological basis of behaviour, and the applied nature of
    Manager, Sustainable                                                      psychological testing and clinical psychology. There is also
    Business Network                                                          a basic statistics component.
    Location: Auckland
    “The Sustainable Business                                                 200 level and beyond
    Network is a membership                                                   200 and 300 level papers examine applied social psychology,
    organisation that helps                                                   behaviour analysis, clinical psychology, community psychology,
    New Zealand businesses                                                    health and mental health services, organisational psychology
    on the journey to become
    sustainable. My role is running the internal operations including
                                                                              and research.
    managing HR, IT and Administration. I am also responsible for
    15 staff nationally.”




                                                                                                                      CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT       85
                     Public Policy
                     www.waikato.ac.nz/politics
PUBLIC POLICY




                     Public Policy is more than the study of government. It looks at how governments, non-profit
                     organisations, and even individuals and businesses address issues of public concern.

                     Government decisions influence people’s personal and professional
                     lives on a daily basis. They affect the price of housing, clothes,            Career Opportunities
                     food, transport and water. They determine the types of jobs people            Environmental Consultant
                     do, how much they are paid and where they live.
                                                                                                   Foreign Policy Adviser
                     The study of Public Policy equips students with the ability to                Health Sector Analyst
                     understand and interpret current affairs, deal with government in             Justice
                     their future profession or business, work within government, and              Māori Development Policy Adviser
                     work for groups that lobby government.                                        Policy Analyst and Planner

                     Public Policy at Waikato is an interdisciplinary major that explores
                     and evaluates the processes by which national, regional, and local
                     institutions of the state formulate and implement policies.                   Potential Employers
                     This subject is made up of papers from Political Science,                     City and Regional Councils
                     Economics and Social Policy. Students taking Public Policy often              District Health Boards
                     take other papers in Sociology, Law, Economics and Management                 Government Ministries
                     subjects, and can work towards jobs in areas such as central and
                                                                                                   Non-government Organisations
                     local government, foreign affairs or Māori development.
                                                                                                   Research Institutes and Think Tanks

                     DEGREES
                     » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                        p139   PAPERS
                     Public Policy can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject     ECON100 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
                     within most degrees.                                                        For details see Economics, page 48.

                     SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                    ECON110 Economics and Society
                                                                                                 For details see Economics, page 48.
                     There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                     school to study Public Policy at Waikato.                                   POLS100 Playing Politics: Conflict, Co-operation and Choice
                                                                                                 For details see Political Science, page 83.
                     OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                                                 POLS105 People and Policy
                     Psychology, Economics, Environmental Planning, History, Law,                For details see Political Science, page 83.
                     Management subjects (eg Finance), Sociology.
                                                                                                 SOCP102 Introduction to Social Policy
                                                                                                 For details see Social Policy, page 90.

                                                                                                 200 level and beyond
                                                                                                 200 and 300 level papers examine macroeconomics, the global
                                                                                                 economy, labour market structures and policies, economics,
                                                                                                 law and policy, environmental planning, politics and the
                                                                                                 media, political systems around the world, and international
                                                                                                 perspectives.




                86       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Public Relations
www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/mcom




                                                                                                                                                      PUBLIC RELATIONS
Public Relations involves two-way communication between an organisation and the groups and
individuals they deal with. It requires listening to the constituencies on which an organisation depends
as well as analysing and understanding the attitudes and behaviours of those audiences.

Public relations plays an essential role in organisational
sustainability as it involves maintaining good relationships                 Career Opportunities
between organisations and their stakeholders. Within public                  Events Manager
relations a range of strategic communications are practised
                                                                             Internal Communications Manager
such as: crisis and issues management, event management,
                                                                             Media Adviser
sponsorship and fundraising, employee relations, government
relations and public affairs. Public relations professionals work            Professional Fundraiser
with the media, act as the communication intersection between                Public Affairs Manager
organisations and their publics, and provide the communication               Public Relations Consultant
support that organisations require.

DEGREES                                                                      Potential Employers
» Bachelor of Communication Studies                                  p113
                                                                             Corporations
» Bachelor of Management Studies                                     p127
                                                                             Government
Public Relations can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
within most degrees.                                                         Non-profit Organisations
                                                                             Public Relations Firms
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
school to study Public Relations at Waikato.

OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
English, Management Communication, Marketing,
Screen and Media Studies.

PAPERS
Students interested in Public Relations study a combination
of management and people-related papers in their first year,
before going on to specialised study.

200 level and beyond
200, 300 and 400 level papers examine public relations practices,
media, advertising, communication and creativity, professional               PR IN PRACTICE
and public relations writing, negotiation and persuasion.                    Each year the Chesterman Group Public Relations Campaign Award
                                                                             is hotly contested by teams of final-year PR students who develop
                                                                             and present a publicity strategy for a real organisation.




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                         Religious Studies
                         www.waikato.ac.nz/religiousstudies/
RELIGIOUS STUDIES




                         Religion has and will continue to have a deep impact on the world. As well as motivating individuals,
                         religion influences national and international issues, sometimes radically. At the same time, social,
                         cultural and political decisions affect the practice of religion and religious beliefs.

                         Most people have experienced, to a greater or lesser degree, the
                         influence of religious thinking, religious practices and institutions.        Career Opportunities
                         Religion continues to be a significant, if not major, factor in the           Civil Celebrant
                         shaping of people’s lives and in determining political and social
                                                                                                       Counsellor or Therapist
                         outcomes. To study religion is to gain a broader understanding of
                                                                                                       International Manager
                         human history and a deeper understanding of human life.
                                                                                                       International Relations
                         Students who take Religious Studies approach the investigation                Adviser or Diplomat
                         of world religions critically but with empathy. Religious Studies             Religious Minister
                         helps cultivate a greater sensitivity to the complexity and
                         diversity of varying beliefs and practices in an increasingly
                         international, multicultural and global environment. Studying this
                         subject will help develop a student’s capacity for critical thinking,         Potential Employers
                         sound argument and informed understanding.                                    International Trade and
                                                                                                       Tourism Companies
                         DEGREES                                                                       Media Organisations
                         » Bachelor of Arts                                                   p109     Religious and
                         Religious Studies can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject   Educational Organisations
                         within most degrees.


                         SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                         There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                         school to study Religious Studies at Waikato.

                         OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                         Anthropology, Education Studies, English, History, Languages,
                         Law, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Science, Sociology.

                         PAPERS
                         RELS101 Religion Today
                         An introduction to the contemporary study of religion and the
                         exploration of select major world religions.

                         200 level and beyond
                         200 and 300 level papers examine Christian belief and ideology,
                         Eastern spiritualities, magic, religion and ritual, philosophy of
                         religion, war and religion, and contemporary issues in religion.




                    88       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Screen and Media Studies
www.waikato.ac.nz/film




                                                                                                                                                       SCREEN AND MEDIA STUDIES
Screen and Media Studies integrates hands-on creative work and the intellectual challenge
of critical thinking.

The media are a central fact of life in the 21st century. Screen
and Media Studies at Waikato provides students with the skills             Career Opportunities
and understanding necessary for citizens in today’s rapidly                Business and Commerce Worker
evolving media environments. Education in critical thinking is
                                                                           Journalist
combined with instruction in how the media are made, focusing
on the relations between the local and the global, and the origins         Marketing Practitioner
and futures of both the traditional and new media.                         Public Relations Consultant
                                                                           Scriptwriter
Our programmes of study are designed to provide a sound
                                                                           Teacher
knowledge and the essential skills required in a variety of
                                                                           Jobs yet to be created in
occupations where an understanding of the modern media of
                                                                           digital media production
public communication will be valued. In particular, we develop
the student’s ability to:
» combine critical thinking and creative practice;
» analyse organisational, technological, social and aesthetic
  aspects of the media;
                                                                           Potential Employers
» research, assess and present ideas and information in vivid,             Creative Industries
  clear and useful ways; and                                               Educational Institutions
» work effectively, both on one’s own and as a member of a team.
                                                                           Local and Government Bodies
As New Zealand’s leading research-based department in this                 Media Production or Information
vital area, our teaching is informed by our research and the               Industries
teaching staff’s research interests include: New Zealand in the            Public Relations
global media economy, media education and media democracy,
                                                                           Publishing
media regulation and media ethics, national cinemas, news,
media and religion, digital gaming, animation studies,
creative industries, practice-based research, film-making and
                                                                         MUSI140 Music and Computers
digital storytelling.
                                                                         For details see Music, page 79.

DEGREES                                                                  SMST101 Digital Screens
                                                                         By exploring the construction and interpretation of screen-based
» Bachelor of Arts                                                p109
                                                                         media, students develop their understanding of the symbolic
» Bachelor of Media & Creative Technologies                       p131
                                                                         power of moving images in contemporary society, including
Screen and Media Studies can also be taken as a second major or          cinema, TV and new digital forms.
supporting subject within most degrees.
                                                                         SMST102 Media Cultures
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                 Students explore key concepts for understanding their
                                                                         own media use and for critically examining the production,
You do not need to have studied Media Studies at secondary               distribution and reception of contemporary media, including
school to study it at Waikato.                                           print, film, broadcasting, games and online media.

OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                     SMST112 Video Production 1
                                                                         In a fast-paced intensive learning experience that introduces the
Education, English, Geography, Māori, Marketing, Music,
                                                                         craft of video production, students explore the use of cameras,
Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Theatre Studies.        lighting and sound, and techniques of digital video and audio editing.

PAPERS                                                                   SMST120 Creative Industries
                                                                         This paper explores, in both theoretical and practical manner,
CGRD161 Effective Visual Communication
                                                                         the relationships between business, the arts, culture and
For details see Computer Graphic Design, page 41.
                                                                         communication in the context of creativity, innovation and
CRPC101 Creative Technologies and Creative Practice                      knowledge management.
For details see Creative Practices, page 44.
                                                                         200 level and beyond
ENGL112 From Page to Screen: Literature as Text and Film                 200 and 300 level papers examine media research, media
For details see English, page 55.                                        representation, television, screen media and digital practices,
                                                                         popular culture, screen theory, writing for the screen, advanced
HIST145 History on Film                                                  integrated screen media, world media, the documentary screen,
For details see History, page 61.                                        marketing the arts, animation and games studies.


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                     Social Policy
                     www.waikato.ac.nz/socialpolicy/
SOCIAL POLICY




                     Do you want to influence social policy? Then this is the programme for you.

                     Social Policy deals with issues that affect people and society.
                     It examines the policies and practices of government and                       Career Opportunities
                     non-governmental agencies and the impact of these on                           Advocate
                     communities. Students taking this subject develop a critical
                                                                                                    Case Manager
                     understanding of the way planning and policymaking impacts
                                                                                                    Community Worker
                     on every person regardless of age, ethnicity or gender.
                                                                                                    Policy Analyst
                     Anyone studying Social Policy will find the subject matter                     Researcher
                     all around them – how families and friends arrange their lives;
                     how cities and regions organise welfare provision such as
                     hospitals and schools; how societies respond to poverty
                     and unemployment.                                                              Potential Employers
                     Studying Social Policy involves examining everyday problems                    Advocacy Groups
                     and popular debate, in order to understand better why social                   Government Social Policy Agencies
                     problems arise and to investigate and evaluate different ways                  Non-governmental Organisations
                     of responding to such problems.                                                Tertiary Education Institutions
                                                                                                    Voluntary and Community Agencies
                     DEGREES
                     » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                         p139
                                                                                                  PAPERS
                     Social Policy can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject
                     within most degrees.
                                                                                                  ECON110 Economics and Society
                                                                                                  For details see Economics, page 48.

                     SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                     HDCO100 Human Development
                     There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                For details see Human Development, page 63.
                     school to study Social Policy at Waikato.
                                                                                                  PHIL106 Social and Moral Philosophy
                                                                                                  For details see Philosophy, page 81.
                     OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                     Anthropology, Education Studies, Labour Studies, Law, Māori                  POLS105 People and Policy
                     and Pacific Development (see Māori), Political Science, Population           For details see Political Science, page 83.
                     Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies.                  SOCP102 Introduction to Social Policy
                                                                                                  This paper provides a definition of social policy and introduces
                                                                                                  students to some of the important issues and debates in
                                                                                                  New Zealand and other democratic societies. The paper will
                                                                                                  include presentations by guest speakers who are active in
                                                                                                  implementing social policies in our community.

                                                                                                  SOCY101 Introduction to Sociology
                                                                                                  For details see Sociology, page 92.

                                                                                                  200 level and beyond
                                                                                                  200 and 300 level papers examine deviance and crime,
                                                                                                  employment relations in New Zealand, labour market structures
                                                                                                  and policy, policy issues, population studies, social issues and
                                                                                                  social policy, workers’ education and training.




                90       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Social Work
www.waikato.ac.nz/social-work/




                                                                                                                                                   SOCIAL WORK
Social Work is a valuable and necessary profession in our society, particularly as society grows
increasingly complex.

It is a caring response to helping people overcome, adjust or
change social circumstances and function within society with             Career Opportunities
as much ease as possible. Social justice and human rights                Case Manager
principles are fundamental to social work practice in assisting the
                                                                         Community Worker
improvement of social functioning and social well-being.
                                                                         Policy Analyst
Social and community workers work with individuals, families,            Researcher
whānau, groups, schools and communities, especially with                 Social Worker
disadvantaged members of society, for whom they may provide
advocacy and other skills and services. It is also important that as
a profession, social workers have a capacity to carry out research
and build a foundation of knowledge to further work in the field,        Potential Employers
as well as the capacity to analyse, influence and, when necessary,       Child Protection Services
challenge social policies. Graduates of the BSW will be equipped
                                                                         Child, Youth and Family
with these skills and abilities and more.
                                                                         Disability Services
The BSW is offered in Tauranga only and is delivered in                  District Health Boards
partnership with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. See page 23 for          Government Agencies
more information on Waikato’s Tauranga campus.                           Other Community Organisations
                                                                         Probation Services
DEGREES                                                                  Trusts
» Bachelor of Social Work                                     p141


SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                               SOCP102 Introduction to Social Policy
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary          For details see Social Policy, page 90.
school to study Social Work at Waikato.                                SOCW101 Introduction to the Social Work Profession
                                                                       This paper provides students with an opportunity to examine
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                   the history and purpose of social work practice internationally,
Ethics, Human Development, Māori and Pacific Development,              locally, and in the context of Māori and Western traditions. Social
Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies.      work practice will be evaluated as a tool for social change and
                                                                       social control.
PAPERS                                                                 SOCW102 Introduction to Social Work Theory
HDCO100 Human Development                                              This paper provides students with an introduction to major
For full details see Human Development, page 63.                       traditions in social work theory that inform and guide social work
                                                                       interventions, including systems, behavioural, psychodynamic and
PHIL103 Critical Reasoning
                                                                       feminist theories, and Māori models of practice.
For details see Philosophy, page 81.
                                                                       SOCY101 Introduction to Sociology
PSYC102 Social and Developmental Psychology
                                                                       For details see Sociology, page 92.
For details see Psychology, page 85
                                                                       TTWA150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the
                                                                       Treaty of Waitangi
                                                                       For details see Treaty of Waitangi Studies, page 103.

                                                                       200 level and beyond
                                                                       200, 300 and 400 level papers specialise in social policy and
                                                                       social issues, family, social work approaches and decision-
                                                                       making, social science research, community development, social
                                                                       justice, and bicultural and multicultural social work practices.
                                                                       Work placement is also an essential component of the BSW and
                                                                       students develop practical experience through work placements
                                                                       in a social service agency in their third and fourth years of study.




                                                                                                                CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT           91
                 Sociology
                 www.waikato.ac.nz/sociology/
SOCIOLOGY




                 Sociology is the study of society: that is, how people organise and participate in groups and larger social
                 structures, and how societies change.

                 Sociologists ask questions about society that challenge what is
                 normally taken for granted, in order to lead to new insights.                  Career Opportunities
                 » What do different social groups perceive social reality to be,               Heritage Presenter
                   and how does everyone come to know it?                                       Iwi Development Officer
                 » How and what do people learn from their parents, peers,                      Media or Social Commentator
                   elders, teachers, television and the internet?
                                                                                                Social Analyst
                 » Why does conflict occur in some societies?
                                                                                                Social Researcher
                 » Who decides what acceptable behaviour is and what is deviant?
                 » How can we best explain the way societies change?                            Youth or Social Service Worker

                 Students studying Sociology discuss these issues by focusing
                 on particular themes such as health, the family, popular culture,
                 information, literacy skills, work and social change.                          Potential Employers
                                                                                                Community Agencies
                 DEGREES                                                                        Government Departments
                 » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                         p139     Large or Medium-sized Private Sector
                 Sociology can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject            Companies
                 within most degrees.
                                                                                                Māori Trusts
                                                                                                Social Service Agencies
                 SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                 There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                 school to study Sociology at Waikato.                                        PAPERS
                                                                                              SOCP102 Introduction to Social Policy
                 OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                         For details see Social Policy, page 90.
                 Anthropology, Economics, Education Studies, Human
                                                                                              SOCY101 Introduction to Sociology
                 Development, Industrial Relations and Human Resource
                                                                                              This paper prepares students for further study in a range of
                 Management, Labour Studies, Political Science, Population
                                                                                              social science subjects. It introduces the main sociological
                 Studies, Psychology, Social Policy, Women’s and Gender Studies.
                                                                                              theories, concepts and practices that enable an understanding
                                                                                              of contemporary societies.

                                                                                              SOCY150 Sociology in Practice
                                                                                              This paper introduces sociologists as practitioners, doing
                                                                                              sociology in various community and workplace settings, using
                                                                                              the discipline’s ideas and skills “in practice”, with tutorials,
                                                                                              online resources and assessment supporting “learning by doing”
                                                                                              sociology at an introductory level.

                                                                                              200 level and beyond
                                                                                              200 and 300 level papers examine race and ethnicity, labour
                                                                                              market structures, social policy and social issues, popular culture,
                                                                                              the history of sociological thought, women, sex and gender,
                                                                                              social inequality, contemporary social theory, and sociology of
                                                                                              health and illness.




            92       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Software Engineering
www.eng.waikato.ac.nz




                                                                                                                                                SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Software engineering is the scientific, disciplined and quantifiable approach to developing, operating
and maintaining complex software systems. These software systems include operating systems,
networks, real-time and embedded systems, distributed and parallel systems, as well as engineering,
scientific and business application software.

The Software Engineering programme at Waikato emphasises
the software engineering process, formal methods for software          Career Opportunities
engineering, and human-computer interaction. This means                Product Development Engineer
that, wherever possible, we develop and use processes that are
                                                                       Programmer
demonstrably reliable, we use systematic techniques to test
                                                                       Software Consultant
software systems, we work on formally proving that safety
critical systems operate correctly under all possible operating        Software Developer
conditions, and we place strong emphasis on the vitally                Systems Analyst
important interface between critical, complex systems and the
people who use them or are affected by them.

Graduates will be well suited for all areas of employment that         Potential Employers
require development of high quality software that is possibly
                                                                       Communication Industries
safety or mission critical.
                                                                       Computer Systems Design Industry
                                                                       Consultancies
DEGREES
                                                                       Electronic Equipment Manufacturers
» Bachelor of Engineering                                     p121
                                                                       Government Agencies
                                                                       Software Publishers
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
NCEA Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics with
Modelling, plus two other approved subjects at Level 3. Some         MATH101 Introduction to Calculus
first-year papers have specific prerequisites so check the paper     For details see Mathematics, page 77.
list carefully.
                                                                     MATH102 Introduction to Algebra
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                 For details see Mathematics, page 77.

Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Electronics,
                                                                     Students choose two of the following:
Materials and Processing, Mathematics.
                                                                     CHEM101 Chemical Concepts
PAPERS                                                               For details see Chemistry, page 40.
COMP103 Introduction to Computer Science 1                           ENEL111 Introduction to Electronics
For details see Computer Science, page 42.                           For details see Electronics, page 53.
COMP134 Software Engineering 1                                       PHYS103 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1
For details see Computer Science, page 42.                           For details see Physics, page 82.
ENGG180 Foundations of Engineering                                   STAT121 Introduction to Statistical Methods
An introduction to engineering analysis and design and the           For details see Statistics, page 95.
engineering profession. Topics include: the skills of a successful
engineer, the nature of design and the design process,               200 level and beyond
fundamental laws for engineering analysis, accounting principles     200 and 300 level papers cover not only the specialist areas to
applied to mass, energy, charge, momentum and money, as well         do with software, but also some of the more general concerns
as design-build-test experience.                                     to which any engineer needs to pay attention. Topics include
                                                                     logic and computation, human-computer interaction, computer
ENMP102 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering            systems architecture and science and technology management.
For details see Materials and Processing, page 76.                   The final year project assimilates material taught in the earlier
                                                                     years with material from related disciplines such as electronics
                                                                     and industrial sources. It prepares students well for professional
                                                                     practice as well as continuing, or further, education and research.




                                                                                                             CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT           93
                                 Sport and Leisure Studies
                                 www.soe.waikato.ac.nz
SPORT AND LEISURE STUDIES




                                 Sport and leisure are important in our everyday lives. How we define them is constantly changing as
                                 society’s expectations change.

                                 Sport and leisure activities don’t just happen – they require people
                                 with knowledge to lead them. While studying Sport and Leisure                   Career Opportunities
                                 you will look at the way political, cultural, social and economic               Community Sports Coordinator
                                 factors influence their meaning and nature. On the practical side,
                                                                                                                 Events Manager
                                 you have the chance to get inside sport and leisure organisations
                                                                                                                 Health Promoter
                                 to examine their role in society and find out what makes them
                                                                                                                 Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
                                 function. You also have the option of advancing your own practical
                                 skills by taking papers in subjects as diverse as adventure, dance              Personal Trainer
                                 and leadership.                                                                 Physical Education or Health Teacher
                                                                                                                 Sport Fitness Coordinator
                                 DEGREES
                                 » Bachelor of Sport & Leisure Studies                                p143
                                 Sport and Leisure Studies can also be taken as a second major or supporting     Potential Employers
                                 subject within most degrees.
                                                                                                                 Adventure Tourism Providers
                                                                                                                 Commercial Fitness Sectors
                                 SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                                                                 Event Management
                                 There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                                                                                                                 Local Authorities
                                 school to study Sport and Leisure Studies at Waikato.
                                                                                                                 National Sports Organisations
                                                                                                                 Non-profit Sectors or Trusts
                                 OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                                                                 Schools
                                 Anthropology, Psychology, Public Relations, Teaching, Tourism.

                                 PAPERS                                                                        SPLS106 Movement Education: Perspectives and Performance
                                 ALED100 Writing for University Purposes                                       This paper examines the concepts and principles of movement
                                 This paper introduces the writing process: generating ideas;                  education and considers how these influence an individual’s
                                 researching the topic; composing drafts; editing; register, tone,             performance in a range of physical activities. This paper includes
                                 appropriate language; writing conventions; critical thinking;                 a compulsory practical component.
                                 critical review, report and essay writing.
                                                                                                               SPLS107 Foundations of Physical Education
                                 SPLS101 Social and Cultural Aspects of Sport and Leisure                      This paper examines the historical, social and political influences
                                 This foundation paper examines the socio-cultural dimension of                that have contributed to the development of physical education
                                 sport and leisure by providing an introductory and comparative                in New Zealand. This paper is designed to challenge our views
                                 analysis of key social disciplines: sociology, philosophy,                    and experiences of physical education, and includes a range of
                                 psychology and history.                                                       practical activities.

                                 SPLS102 Concepts of Sport and Leisure                                         SPLS120 Leadership in Community Sporting Organisations
                                 A study of the nature and meaning of sport and leisure;                       An introduction to concepts and context of leadership
                                 an overview of concepts; an examination of current trends,                    in sporting organisations.
                                 issues and practices; an historical perspective on leisure;
                                                                                                               TIKA153 Mahi Whakaari Hou: Performing Arts
                                 and the significance of sport and leisure to the individual
                                                                                                               – A Contemporary Perspective
                                 and society.
                                                                                                               For details see Māori, page 72.
                                 SPLS103 Physical Activity, Fitness and Lifestyle
                                                                                                               TIKA157 Mahi Whakaari Tawhito: Performing Arts
                                 An introduction to the study of physical health,                              – An Ancient Perspective
                                 exercise and fitness.                                                         For details see Māori, page 72.
                                 SPLS104 Principles of Human Movement                                          200 and 300 level papers
                                 An introduction to the biomechanical and skill-related                        200 and 300 level papers include the psychology of sport and
                                 principles and processes of human movement.                                   leisure, industry leadership, legal and policy issues, adventure
                                 SPLS105 Dance and Culture                                                     programming, physical activity and disability, instructing, sports
                                 This paper provides practical experience with different styles                marketing, dance, and practical experience in the sport and
                                 of dance and an examination of how these are influenced by                    leisure industry.
                                 societal and cultural issues.


                            94       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Statistics
www.stats.waikato.ac.nz




                                                                                                                                                         STATISTICS
Statistics is the science of collecting and interpreting data. Almost every facet of modern life relies
on some application of statistics.

The word statistics conjures up images of tables of numbers
or graphs. However, statistics is much more than that – it is                   Career Opportunities
the science of collecting data and extracting information
                                                                                Biometrics
from that data.
                                                                                Government Statistics
Statistical analysis is used to make informed decisions in most                 Industrial Statistics
areas of human endeavour, such as agriculture, industry and                     Insurance and Finance
commerce, law, medicine, forestry, psychology, insurance and
                                                                                Market Research
economics. More than that, an understanding of statistics is
                                                                                Medical Statistics
essential to critical thinking: it is a skill that is useful in everyday
life. Studying Statistics makes you more aware of how data can
be used and misused to persuade you to vote for a political
party, to buy products, to form opinions on social issues, and
many other everyday decisions.
                                                                                Potential Employers
                                                                                Crown Research Institutes
People working in medicine, agriculture, manufacturing and
                                                                                Government Departments
government planning all rely on statistical data to make
informed decisions. Statistics teaches us how to deal with                      Health Boards
variability and how to collect and use data so that we can make                 Hospitals
correct judgements. Without statistics we would have to resort                  Insurance and Banking Groups
to hunches or guesses. Students may major in Statistics or can                  Pharmaceutical Companies
take Statistics papers to complement and strengthen their
study programme.
                                                                              PAPERS
Able students should also consider the flexible double major
options in Statistics and Computer Science or Statistics and                  STAT111 Statistics for Science
Mathematics, both of which provide excellent preparation for                  This paper is an introduction to Statistics designed especially for
those wanting to use their statistical skills in their future work,           the needs of students in the School of Science & Engineering.
be it in industry or research.
                                                                              STAT121 Introduction to Statistical Methods
The following specialisation is available in conjunction with                 An introduction to statistical data collection and analysis,
a Statistics major:                                                           covering a number of the statistical tools required for the
                                                                              effective use of data in research and practice. Topics include:
» Economics
                                                                              general principles for statistical problem-solving; some practical
                                                                              examples of statistical inference; and the study of relationships
DEGREES
                                                                              between variables using regression analysis.
» Bachelor of Science                                                  p135   Prerequisite: 18 credits at Level 2 in NCEA Mathematics,
Statistics can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject          or 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Statistics and Modelling,
within most degrees.                                                          or Mathematics with Calculus, or CIE Mathematics with
                                                                              a minimum C pass at AS level or a D pass at A level.
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                              STAT160 Management Statistics
Mathematics at NCEA Level 2/3 or equivalent.
                                                                              An introduction to statistical thinking and concepts for managers.
Some first-year papers have specific prerequisites so
                                                                              This paper satisfies the core statistics requirement for the
check the paper list carefully.
                                                                              Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) degree. Topics include
                                                                              understanding variability, problem-solving methods, need for
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                          and use of data, statistical process control, sampling, estimation
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Economics, Finance,                    and confidence intervals, regression and correlation.
Marketing, Materials and Processing, Mathematics, Psychology.                 Prerequisite: 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Statistics and
                                                                              Modelling, or Mathematics with Calculus, or CIE Mathematics
                                                                              with a minimum D pass at AS or A level.

                                                                              200 level and beyond
                                                                              200 and 300 level papers include statistical data analysis,
                                                                              Bayesian statistics, design and analysis of experiments and
                                                                              surveys, and statistics for quality improvements.




                                                                                                                       CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT          95
                            Strategic Management
                            www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/shrm
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT




                            Strategic management is about setting the future for business.

                            Strategy is at the top level of executive activity. It involves
                            ‘seeing the big picture’ and finding opportunities and developing          Career Opportunities
                            sound plans to drive future growth.                                        Business Consultant

                            As a Strategic Management student, you’ll learn to identify                Business Development Manager
                            internal capabilities and external opportunities. You’ll learn             Change Manager
                            about entrepreneurship and innovation and develop analytical               Entrepreneur
                            and thinking skills as you study resources, industry trends,               Strategic Analyst or Manager
                            competitors and complementors. This subject considers the
                            “total enterprise” to ensure all resources in an organisation are
                            coordinated and managed effectively.
                                                                                                       Potential Employers
                            The following specialisation is available:
                                                                                                       Consultancy Firms
                            ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
                                                                                                       Government Organisations
                            Success in e-commerce (EC) requires the right balance of
                                                                                                       Large Companies
                            innovation and business acumen. Budding EC entrepreneurs need
                            more than technical know-how; they need to understand the                  Self-employment
                            global competitive environments and ways to minimise risk and
                            ensure profitability. Strategic planning, alliances and networks are
                            integral to success when competing in the world of e-business.

                            DEGREES
                            » Bachelor of Management Studies                                  p127
                            Strategic Management can also be taken as a second major or supporting
                            subject within most degrees.


                            SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                            There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                            school to study Strategic Management at Waikato. However,
                            some first-year papers have specific prerequisites so check the
                            paper list carefully.

                            OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                     PAPERS
                            Human Development, Human Resource Management,                            MNGT100 Management and Sustainability
                            Management Communication, Psychology, Sociology.                         This paper looks at the nature and scope of sustainable
                                                                                                     development and the role of households, firms and governments
                                                                                                     in improving the quality of life for current and future generations.
                             MARK KINGSFORD
                             WMS BMS(Hons) Graduate                                                  STMG191 Introduction to Management
                                                                                                     This paper provides an appreciation of management essentials
                             “The skills learnt in case
                             competitions stand you in                                               and the role of managers in a contemporary context.
                             good stead when you’re out                                              Prerequisite: 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Classical Studies
                             in the business world. The                                              (including Achievement Standard 90513), or English, or History
                             competition gives students a                                            (including Achievement Standard 90658), or Te Reo Māori, or CIE
                             great opportunity to analyse an
                                                                                                     with a minimum D pass at AS or A level in English Language, or
                             actual business and decide on
                             practical strategies for growth                                         Language and Literature English, or Literature in English.
                             – skills that are used on a daily
                             basis in the work we do.”                                               200 level and beyond
                                                                                                     200, 300 and 400 level papers examine navigating the competitive
                                                                                                     landscape, management technology and organisation, business,
                                                                                                     government and society, strategy for enterprise, strategic
                                                                                                     leadership, and entrepreneurship and innovation.




                       96       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Supply Chain Management
www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/mnss




                                                                                                                                     SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Greater efficiency and effectiveness bring better returns. That’s why supply chain management
is such an important field.

From being buried in the earth to the hot chips on your plate,
there’s quite a journey for your average potato. That journey           Career Opportunities
from the ground to the factory, distributor, wholesaler, retailer       Logistics Architect
and customer is known as the supply chain. The more efficient
                                                                        Operations Manager
the supply chain, the better for business.
                                                                        Purchasing Agent
Companies prosper by using supply chain management to make              Quality Officer
their operations more efficient, and therefore more profitable and      Systems Developer
sustainable. Students learn about integrating a company’s internal
departments, such as marketing, manufacturing and procurement,
and also about going outside the company boundaries to create a
smooth chain from raw-goods suppliers, right through production         Potential Employers
and distribution to retailers and customers.
                                                                        Educational Institutions
                                                                        Government Departments
DEGREES
                                                                        International Companies
» Bachelor of Management Studies                                 p127   Manufacturing Organisations
Supply Chain Management can also be taken as a second major or          Self-employment
supporting subject within most degrees.


SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                                                                        PAUL CHILDERHOUSE
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                                                                        Associate Professor,
school to study Supply Chain Management at Waikato.
                                                                        Department of
                                                                        Management Systems
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                    The University of Waikato
Computer Science, Engineering, Electronic Business, Marketing.          “I’m like a doctor that checks
                                                                        the health of companies; I look
PAPERS                                                                  at a business and prescribe
                                                                        measures to bring weaker
Students interested in Supply Chain Management study                    aspects up to strength.
a combination of management and people-related papers                   My research is practical,
in their first year, before going on to specialised study.              I deal with CEOs through to
                                                                        machine operators and travel
200 level and beyond                                                    the country to gather data.
200, 300 and 400 level papers include project management,               My teaching is about creating
                                                                        systems for better quality
foundations of operations management, supply chain                      and efficiency.”
management, management of quality, managerial
decision-making and electronic business start-ups.




                                                                                                          CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT   97
                Teaching
                www.soe.waikato.ac.nz
TEACHING




                Waikato offers teaching qualifications that cover early childhood, primary and secondary education.
                They can be studied on site or online and with a specialisation in bilingual and immersion teaching.

                While most of the papers are compulsory, you do get the
                opportunity to strengthen a curriculum area or pursue an area         Career Opportunities
                of personal interest through option papers. Students’ practical       Educational and Teaching Roles
                experiences are a central focus of our programmes. During
                                                                                      Instructional Roles in
                each year of study, you leave university to experience life in
                                                                                      Government Services
                a school or early childhood centre where you practise and
                                                                                      Lecturing or Tutoring in
                demonstrate developing skills, undertake observations,
                                                                                      Tertiary Institutions
                and carry out set tasks with children.
                                                                                      Research or Further Study
                As a student teacher and teacher, you work with a diverse range       Special Group Education Adviser
                of people and learn communication and management skills that          Staff Training Roles in Business
                are transferable. Teaching is not just limited to the classroom;
                instead, career options are wide and exciting – consider
                educational research, management training, counselling or
                teaching overseas.                                                    Potential Employers
                                                                                      Schools and Early Childhood Services
                DEGREES                                                               Ministry of Education
                » Bachelor of Teaching                                       p145     Private Training Organisations
                   » Early Childhood (Hamilton and Tauranga)
                   » Early Childhood – Ki Taiao (Kaupapa Māori emphasis)
                     (distance)                                                     SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                   » Primary (Hamilton and Tauranga)                                There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                   » Primary Mixed Media Presentation (distance)                    school to study Teaching at Waikato, although a strong
                   » Primary – Kākano Rua (Kaupapa Māori emphasis)                  foundation in language, literacy and numeracy is important.
                     (Hamilton, Tauranga and distance)
                   » Primary Conjoint (two degrees at once) (Hamilton)
                                                                                    OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                   » Secondary Conjoint (two degrees at once) (Hamilton)
                                                                                    Education Studies, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology.
                » Bachelor of Education (Technology)                         p145
                   » Secondary
                                                                                     MATT COOPER
                » Graduate Diploma of Teaching                               p145
                  (a one-year qualification for those who have a degree)             Degree: BTchg (Primary)
                                                                                     Location: Hautapu School
                   »   Early Childhood Mixed Media Presentation (distance)
                                                                                     “Teaching was definitely the
                   »   Primary (Hamilton)
                                                                                     right career choice for me. I
                   »   Secondary (Hamilton and Tauranga)                             love how every day is different.
                   »   Secondary Mixed Media Presentation (distance)                 I get to spend time inside the
                   »   Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Graduate Diploma in          classroom and outside doing a
                       Engineering (Technology Teaching) or Graduate Diploma         range of things such as camp
                                                                                     and sports days. Watching
                       in Tourism and Hospitality Management (Teaching)
                                                                                     children grow and learn
                       Two-year programmes for career changers with industry         because of something I’ve done
                       qualifications who want to become secondary teachers.         is a real thrill.”




           98       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Theatre Studies
www.waikato.ac.nz/theatrestudies




                                                                                                                                                   THEATRE STUDIES
In Theatre Studies you learn about performance, the evolution of theatre and the creation of
performance works.

In Aotearoa/New Zealand there are examples of many forms
of theatrical performance, both established and traditional, and              Career Opportunities
also new and experimental. The live encounter at the centre of                Actor
a performance makes theatre unique, and it is this uniqueness
                                                                              Arts Administrator
which shapes the nature of Theatre Studies at Waikato.
                                                                              Director
The Theatre Studies programme uses a theory-through-practice                  Stage Manager
approach to teaching and learning. A major in Theatre Studies                 Teacher
is a rich and challenging pathway to an undergraduate Arts                    Theatre Technician
degree which can have a wide range of vocational applications.
Many papers offer the opportunity for a focused practical study
of performance, while others offer analytical approaches to the
theories which have informed practice over the centuries. Two                 Potential Employers
papers have public performance seasons as their main outcomes                 Community Theatres
and the study process is closely linked to the process of page-to-
                                                                              Creative New Zealand
stage, or idea-to-stage, which creates the performance.
                                                                              Film Production Companies
The practical tutorials, seminars and rehearsals take place in                Local Arts’ Councils
the theatre laboratory space, The New Place Theatre/Te Tapere                 Secondary Schools
Hou, and/or The Playhouse Theatre at the purpose-built
WEL Academy of Performing Arts, which is also the venue
for public performances.
                                                                             KYLIE REYNOLDS
DEGREES                                                                      Degree: BA
                                                                             Diploma: Secondary
» Bachelor of Arts                                                   p109
                                                                             School Teaching
Theatre Studies can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject    Job: Drama, English and
with most degrees.
                                                                             Dance Teacher
                                                                             Location: Te Kuiti
SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                     High School
There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary                “I enjoy the opportunity to
school to study Theatre Studies at Waikato. Students who have                pass on the passion I have
studied drama at school will find Theatre Studies continues their            for the Arts and to motivate
                                                                             students to achieve their
development in the dramatic arts.
                                                                             personal best. There is never a
                                                                             dull moment and some days
OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                         it doesn’t even feel like work
                                                                             because I have so much fun!”
Creative Practices, Education Studies, English, History, Languages,
Music, Screen and Media Studies, Tikanga Māori (see Māori).

PAPERS                                                                      THST102 The Wider Stage: Performance and Community in
HUMA101 Old Worlds – New Worlds                                             New Zealand
For details see English, page 55.                                           A practical/theory paper examining contemporary theatre/
                                                                            performance which exists apart from the conventional theatre
THST101 On Stage: Theatre in New Zealand Theatres
                                                                            of plays and players, in the context of New Zealand community
A practical/theory paper examining significant mainstream
                                                                            practice, here and now.
theatre forms and styles through a study of plays produced by
contemporary professional New Zealand theatre.                              200 level and beyond
                                                                            200 and 300 level papers examine New Zealand theatre,
                                                                            theatre for schools and communities, plays in performance, play
                                                                            production, creating theatre and American theatre.




                                                                                                                  CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT         99
                Tourism
                www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/tourism                                      www.waikato.ac.nz/tourism/                  www.waikato.ac.nz/tourdev/
TOURISM




                The world’s largest industry significantly impacts New Zealand’s economy – we need experts.

                TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
                Tourism has economic, political, social, cultural, ecological
                                                                                                 Career Opportunities
                and environmental consequences. The core papers in Tourism                       Environmental Planner
                Development examine the impacts of tourism, and include social                   Hotel and Resort Manager
                science papers in which you’ll explore the gender, ethnic, regional              Outdoor Leisure Manager
                and environmental dimensions of tourism. Other optional
                                                                                                 Regional or National Tourism Planner
                papers cover environmental planning, impact assessment and
                                                                                                 Tourism Operations Manager
                geographical information systems. Tourism Development is a
                major within the Bachelor of Tourism (Tourism in Society).

                TOURISM MANAGEMENT                                                               Potential Employers
                The rapid growth of domestic and international tourism has led
                                                                                                 Government Departments
                to an increasing demand for graduates who have a thorough
                                                                                                 Local and Regional Councils
                understanding of tourism in its wider social, cultural, economic
                and political contexts. The study of tourism involves predicting                 Regional and National Tourism Boards
                the future – working out what people will want from their                        Tourism and Hospitality Organisations
                leisure and travel pursuits and how those wants are implemented
                and managed. Students also study the structure of different
                tourism organisations, aspects of hospitality and leisure, and the             SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED
                environmental and economic impacts of tourism operations.                      There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary
                Tourism Management is a major within the Bachelor of                           school to study Tourism at Waikato.
                Management Studies and the Bachelor of Tourism
                (Tourism and Hospitality Management).                                          OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
                                                                                               Geography, Hospitality Management, Marketing, Public Relations,
                TOURISM STUDIES                                                                Sport and Leisure Studies.
                Tourism Studies focuses on the complex connections between
                tourism, society and the environment. It explores the fun side of
                tourism while discussing methods to reduce negative impacts.
                Students are taught to think carefully about tourism industries,
                the mixing of cultures, and how to achieve sustainable tourism.
                You’ll learn how people make destination and activity choices,
                how tourism increases cultural understanding, and the effect
                of films and other indirect promotional activities on tourism.
                Tourism Studies is a major within the Bachelor of Social Sciences.

                DEGREES
                » Bachelor of Management Studies                                       p127
                » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                          p139
                » Bachelor of Tourism
                  (Tourism and Hospitality Management)                                 p147
                » Bachelor of Tourism (Tourism in Society)                             p147
                All three Tourism subjects can also be taken as a second major or
                supporting subject within most degrees.




          100       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
                                                                                                                                           TOURISM
PAPERS
TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
ANTH102 New Zealand and the Pacific
For details see Anthropology, page 35.

ECON100 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
For details see Economics, page 48.

GEOG101 People and Place: Introduction to Social
and Cultural Geography.
For details see Geography, page 60.

GEOG103 Resources and Environmental Sustainability
For details see Geography, page 60.

MPDV100 Introduction to Development Studies
For details see Māori, page 72.

MSYS121 The World of Electronic Commerce
For details see Electronic Business, page 50.

SPLS102 Concepts of Sport and Leisure
For details see Sport and Leisure Studies, page 94.

TIKA163 Te Ao Tawhito, Te Ao Hou: Introduction
to Traditional and Contemporary Māori Society
For details see Māori, page 72.

TOMG100 Tourism Product Design and Pricing
For details see Tourism Management, this page.

TOMG101 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
For details see Tourism Management, this page.

TOST100 Tourism Places; Placing Tourism
For details see Tourism Studies, this page.

TOURISM MANAGEMENT                                                      TOURISM STUDIES
TOMG100 Tourism Product Design and Pricing                              ANTH102 New Zealand and the Pacific
This paper examines the relationship between the tourism                For details see Anthropology, page 35.
and hospitality product and the design and pricing of that
product. The paper will look at how the external environment            GEOG103 Resources and Environmental Sustainability
impacts on sustainable tourism product design and sustainable           For details see Geography, page 60.
pricing decisions.
                                                                        TOST100 Tourism Places; Placing Tourism
TOMG101 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality                         This paper presents students with an integrated model
This paper looks at the planning, implementation and control            of the tourism system and the tourism product, and enables
functions in the tourism and hospitality industries. An understanding   them to consider the interrelationships between the
of the structure of the tourism and hospitality industries and the      component parts. The paper is required in the Tourism
sustainable relationship between the two is provided.                   Studies major in Social Sciences.




                                                                                                            CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT      101
                                   Women’s and Gender Studies
                                   www.waikato.ac.nz/womensandgender/
WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES




                                   Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary subject concerned with women’s lives, their
                                   status in society, the nature of contemporary gender relations, and the social construction of
                                   ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’.

                                   Women’s and Gender Studies at Waikato offers papers that
                                   explore a wide range of topics relevant to women, men and                  Career Opportunities
                                   society as a whole. These include media representations of                 Equal Employment
                                   women and men, gender and the body, the division of paid and               Opportunity Officer
                                   unpaid work, love, marriage and the family, health issues such as
                                                                                                              Gender Consultant
                                   eating disorders and new reproductive technologies, sexuality,
                                                                                                              Gender Development
                                   violence against women, and difference and ethnicity.
                                                                                                              Project Coordinator
                                                                                                              Human Resource Manager
                                   DEGREES
                                                                                                              Human Rights Advocate
                                   » Bachelor of Social Sciences                                       p139
                                                                                                              Policy Analyst
                                   Women’s and Gender Studies can also be taken as a second major or
                                   supporting subject within most degrees.


                                   SCHOOL SUBJECTS REQUIRED                                                   Potential Employers
                                   There are no specific subjects you need to study at secondary              Advocacy Groups
                                   school to study Women’s and Gender Studies at Waikato.                     Government Agencies
                                                                                                              Human Rights Organisations
                                   OTHER SUBJECTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU                                       Non-governmental Organisations
                                   Anthropology, Education Studies, Human Development,                        Social Service Organisations
                                   Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Policy,
                                   Sociology, Screen and Media Studies.

                                   PAPERS                                                                     AMANDA BANKS
                                   SOCY101 Introduction to Sociology                                          Degree: BSocSc, MSocSc
                                   For details see Sociology, page 92.                                        Job: Policy Adviser
                                                                                                              Location: Environment
                                   WGST101 Women in Society: Representations and Realities                    Waikato
                                   This paper considers such issues as media representations, beauty          “Women’s Studies helped
                                   ideals, medicalisation of women’s bodies, eating disorders, breast         me to understand my
                                   cancer, assisted reproductive technologies, violence against               place in New Zealand as a
                                   women, difference, and forms of women’s resistance.                        Pakeha woman and also to
                                                                                                              understand how different
                                   200 level and beyond                                                       things are for other women in
                                   200 and 300 level papers examine contemporary cultural                     other countries and societies.
                                                                                                              It also helped develop my
                                   geographies, education and sexuality, media representation,
                                                                                                              tolerance and understanding
                                   gender at work, women and management, psychology and                       of other cultures – this is
                                   women, researching gender, and contemporary themes in women                particularly important in local
                                   and gender studies.                                                        government where you’re
                                                                                                              dealing with such a cross-
                                                                                                              section of the community.”




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Supporting subjects




                                                                                                                                                     SUPPORTING SUBJECTS
The following subjects are offered as supporting subjects only. Supporting subjects are subjects that
complement your major subject. They are studied in some depth but not in as much depth as the major.

ASIAN STUDIES                                                           PAPERS
With a dramatic increase in our exports to Asian countries, it          ANTH102 New Zealand and the Pacific
has become imperative for young New Zealanders to study the             For details see Anthropology, page 35.
culture, society and languages of our Asian neighbours. Asian           MAOR180 ‘Ano ‘Ai: Hawaiian Language Studies
Studies is an interdisciplinary subject concerned with the study        For details see Māori, page 72.
of Asia and its various aspects.
                                                                        MAOR181 Ka ‘olelo Hawai’i: Post-Beginners Hawaiian Language
PAPERS                                                                  For details see Māori, page 72.
ASIA102 Asia and New Zealand
A broad but critical introduction to the interaction between            MPDV100 Introduction to Development Studies
New Zealand and the countries of Asia.                                  For details see Māori, page 72.

ASIA103 Introduction to East Asia                                       SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
An introduction to the cultures, both traditional and modern,
                                                                        Social Science Research is the activity of gathering, analysing
of China, Japan and Korea.
                                                                        and interpreting information for a variety of social, economic,
HUMA101 Old Worlds – New Worlds                                         educational and political purposes. A competent social researcher
For details see English, page 55.                                       has a critical appreciation of contemporary society and social
                                                                        issues based on a sound foundation of social theory and research
POLS104 Conflicts and Crises in the Middle East and Asia                methodology. Researchers need a critical understanding of a
For details see Political Science, page 83.                             range of social research methods and styles. Social research
                                                                        design encompasses not only theoretical and methodological
RELS101 Religion Today                                                  but also ethical considerations relating to respect for the rights
For details see Religious Studies, page 88.                             and welfare of all parties involved in the research. Social Science
                                                                        Research papers begin at 200 level.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
English as a Second Language (ESLA) refers to the learning of           TREATY OF WAITANGI STUDIES/AKORANGA
academic English, in an English-speaking country, by people             TE TIRITI O WAITANGI
whose native language is not English. These papers will help            The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand’s founding document
students whose first language is not English improve the skills         – seize the opportunity to learn, understand and make your own
they need for university study.                                         judgement on what the Treaty of Waitangi is all about. Treaty of
                                                                        Waitangi Studies cannot be taken as a major but can be taken as
PAPERS
                                                                        a supporting subject within most degrees.
ESLA101 Academic Writing and Research
This paper introduces students to the academic study culture of         PAPERS
Western universities and covers research, writing style, referencing,   MAOR100 Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga:
approaches to different genres of academic writing, techniques for      The Māori Language and its Customs
structuring written work and examination approaches.                    For details see Māori, page 72.

ESLA102 Academic Oral Presentation                                      MMAC121 Communication in Aotearoa/New Zealand
This paper focuses on practical skills needed for speaking and          For details see Māori, page 72.
listening effectively in university papers. It covers procedures for
                                                                        TIKA163 Te Ao Tawhito, Te Ao Hou: Introduction to Traditional
preparing and presenting the most common types of academic
                                                                        and Contemporary Māori Society
presentation, skills such as body language, eye contact, visual
                                                                        For details see Māori, page 72.
aids, and how to prepare for discussion.
                                                                        TIKA164 Mai Tuawhakarere ki te Ao Hurihuri: Introduction to
PACIFIC STUDIES                                                         Traditional and Contemporary Māori Society
                                                                        For details see Māori, page 72.
Pacific Studies is an interdisciplinary programme which enables
students to study a variety of topics relating to contemporary          TTWA150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi:
communities in the Pacific Islands and in New Zealand. These            An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi
topics include political life, social and economic behaviour,           This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o
the impact of colonisation, foreign aid, tourism and migration          Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and
as well as ecological issues. Contributing subjects include             takes into account the interplay of contextual issues of the time.
Anthropology, Geography, History, Linguistics and Māori and
                                                                        TTWA171 Tributes and Treaties:
Pacific Development.
                                                                        The Spirit of Māori and Pacific Business
                                                                        This paper examines the conciliation of business principles and
                                                                        cultural values and identifies critical success factors in Māori and
                                                                        Pacific business.

                                                                                                                 CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT           103
                                  Pathways to University                          106

                                  Conjoint Degrees                                107

                                  Bachelor of Arts                                109

                                  Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial       111

                                  Bachelor of Communication Studies               113

                                  Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design             115

                                  Bachelor of Computing & Mathematical Sciences   117

                                  Bachelor of Electronic Commerce                 119

                                  Bachelor of Engineering                         121

                                  Bachelor of Environmental Planning              123

                                  Bachelor of Laws                                125

                                  Bachelor of Management Studies                  127

                                  Bachelor of Māori & Pacific Development         129

                                  Bachelor of Media & Creative Technologies       131

                                  Bachelor of Music                               133

                                  Bachelor of Science                             135

                                  Bachelor of Science (Technology)                137

                                  Bachelor of Social Sciences                     139

                                  Bachelor of Social Work                         141

                                  Bachelor of Sport & Leisure Studies             143

                                  Bachelor of Teaching                            145

                                  Bachelor of Tourism                             147




104   THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
CHOOSE
YOUR
DEGREE
    »
    CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE   105
                               Pathways to University
PATHWAYS TO UNIVERSITY




                               Waikato pathways programmes put tertiary study within your reach. If you haven’t studied for a
                               while and would like to brush up your skills, or if you didn’t get the marks needed for direct entry
                               into university, then Waikato has a pathway to help you achieve your goals.

                               Waikato Pathways College (WPC) focuses on future learning                 Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CAFS)
                               opportunities for all students within the University. Programmes          Foundation Studies is a full-time academic programme specifically
                               providing pathways to successful degree study are offered in              designed to prepare students with English as an additional language
                               Hamilton and Tauranga. These include academic, specific purpose and       for degree study in New Zealand. Classes are small with excellent
                               general English Language programmes. WPC also provides academic           interaction and communication with teachers. The certificate
                               support for learners in undergraduate and postgraduate study.             provides skills in academic English, university study skills and covers
                               These programmes will prepare you with the research and study             the subject areas of mathematics, science, accounting, arts and
                               skills you need and offer support and guidance which will make            social sciences.
                               successful university study not just possible, but probable.
                                                                                                         A successful graduate of Foundation Studies has a University
                               A number of short courses and seminars are offered as part of our         Entrance qualification recognised by all New Zealand and many
                                                                                                         Australian universities. Students must meet English language entry
                               continuing education programme, bringing the University into
                                                                                                         requirements and must have a secondary school qualification.
                               the community.
                                                                                                         » For more info, www.waikato.ac.nz/pathways/programmes or
                               PATHWAYS TO UNIVERSITY                                                      call 07 858 5600
                               Certificate of University Preparation (CUP)
                               This certificate is designed for students who have completed              Bridging Courses
                               Year 13 in a New Zealand secondary school, but who have not               These short courses boost the skills you need for university study.
                               met the NZ University Entrance requirement for degree-level study.        They cover research skills, reading, referencing and note-taking,
                               The certificate has papers in study skills and critical thinking, and     essay writing and computer skills. The courses are: New Start,
                                                                                                         Quick Start, Bridging Maths for Psychology and Bridging for Women.
                               you can choose two papers from the arts, social sciences, biology,
                               chemistry, physics, Māori language, or mathematics and statistics.        » For more info, www.conted.waikato.ac.nz
                               The certificate is a semester-long programme and is offered
                               in Semesters A and B in partnership with Waikato Institute of             Science Foundation Course
                               Technology (Wintec). It involves approximately 18 hours of tuition        This non-credit programme offers tutorials in biology, chemistry,
                               a week and up to 18 hours’ study. After successfully completing the       physics and mathematics. It is held for 19 consecutive days in
                               certificate, students can enrol in a degree for the following semester.   February, prior to the beginning of Semester A. This programme is
                               Students who enrol in all four papers may be eligible for student         for those who have been accepted for enrolment into the Bachelor
                                                                                                         of Science, the Bachelor of Science (Technology) or the Bachelor
                               loans and allowances.
                                                                                                         of Engineering, and who would benefit from brushing up on their
                                                                                                         knowledge in these areas.

                                                                                                         There are no formal academic qualifications needed for this
                                                                                                         programme. You will be required to attend classes in your chosen
                                                                                                         subjects every day of the programme, and you are expected to do
                                                                                                         additional study outside of these classes.

                                                                                                         » For more info, www.conted.waikato.ac.nz




                         106       THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Conjoint degrees




                                                                                                                                                CONJOINT DEGREES
Are you interested in combining several areas of study and undertaking two undergraduate
degrees at the same time? Then a conjoint degree (also known as a double degree) will give you
a great base.

Combining complementary degrees can help you shape a unique
programme of study that may be attractive to a range of potential
employers. For example, combining a science degree (BSc) with
the study of law (LLB) may prepare you for a career in patent law,
forensics, insurance and a wide range of consultancy work. Conjoint
programmes combining arts (BA) or social sciences (BSocSc) with
another degree are becoming increasingly popular for students
wishing to pursue careers in policy and research.

The number of points required to complete each level of study in
a conjoint programme is dependent on the degree combination
you choose. The time frame to complete the programme varies
accordingly and is also dependent on your choice of full-time
or part-time study. While students are bound by the regulations
governing each degree, the total number of papers required may
be reduced due to special cross-crediting arrangements. Both
qualifications must be taken concurrently and conferred together in
order to take advantage of these special cross-credit provisions.
See page 25 for a sample conjoint degree structure.
                                                                      AKANISI NABALARUA
Conjoint degree programmes can be challenging. Students are
strongly advised to seek academic advice about these programmes       Law and Management Student
and other options such as double majors and graduate or               Akanisi Nabalarua has embraced the opportunities offered by
postgraduate diplomas. Not all conjoint combinations may be           her conjoint degree in Law and Management (LLB/BMS(Hons)).
available every year.                                                 Now in her final year, she says she appreciated the practical
                                                                      work experience and the chance to take part in competitions.
The regulations surrounding conjoint degrees can be found in the      On the practical work front, Akanisi, who majored in Strategic
University Calendar and further information on the requirements for   Management in her BMS, has just completed her “599” project.
specific degrees may be obtained from the Faculty or School of        She compared New Zealand and Fiji employers and how they
Studies that offer them.                                              implement work and family practices to assist employees, and
                                                                      considered the assumption that the different family culture in
For advice on how to plan your conjoint degree:                       these countries has an influence in the workplace.
                                                                      On the competition side, she represented Waikato in the Witness
» Call 0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 528) or
                                                                      Examination competition at the Australian Law Students’
  email recruitment@waikato.ac.nz
                                                                      Association Conference in Tasmania in 2008. She followed that
                                                                      with a student exchange to the University of Ghent in Belgium
Examples of conjoint degrees offered at Waikato include:              where the law papers she studied have been credited to her
                                                                      Waikato law degree. On her return, Akanisi successfully applied
» Bachelor of Teaching with a Bachelor of                             for an internship at the United Nations, which meant eight
  Sport and Leisure Studies                                           fantastic weeks in New York. “I never thought that my experiences
                                                                      and study at Waikato would help me get an internship at the UN
» Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Management Studies              Headquarters in New York City, working with amazing students
» Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development with                      from around the world, but it just goes to show that we can
                                                                      compete and stand our ground with the best.”
  a Bachelor of Tourism
                                                                      Akanisi’s involvement in university life has extended beyond
» Bachelor of Communication Studies with                              study: she was on the committee of the Pacific Island Law
  a Bachelor of Social Sciences                                       Students’ Association, a Waikato Management School student
                                                                      mentor, a student ambassador to secondary schools and a Law
» Bachelor of Arts with a Bachelor of Management Studies
                                                                      tutor at College Hall.
» Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Arts

» Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with
  a Bachelor of Laws

» Bachelor of Science with a Bachelor of Management Studies




                                                                                                              CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE          107
                         BA
BACHELOR OF ARTS




                                                                                 ALLY NAYLOR, BA
                                                                                 Production Coordinator/Producer – DPOD
                                                                                 Ally Naylor’s happiest when she’s in the thick of things.
                                                                                 That means her role as Production Coordinator at DPOD, one of
                                                                                 New Zealand’s busiest digital printers, is perfect for her. As well as
                                                                                 being personally responsible for 100 clients – managing their print
                                                                                 requirements from quote through to finished product – she leads a
                                                                                 five-person production team and is on DPOD’s management team.
                                                                                 Ally, who majored in Screen and Media Studies and Linguistics,
                                                                                 also controls the company’s digital and wide format teams in their
                                                                                 Wellington office and manages the design studio.
                                                                                 “I love my job because it’s about people and quality, I work with a
                                                                                 fantastic team who are all supportive, and I get to work on a huge
                                                                                 range of projects with genuinely great clients. The atmosphere here
                                                                                 is young, energetic and creative. No day is ever the same.” Ally’s
                                                                                 commitment extends beyond her job description: “I’m just basically
                                                                                 in charge of keeping everyone positive to make sure we maintain
                                                                                 our reputation as the best digital printer in Wellington.”




                                                                                                                           BA CAREER
                                                                                                                           OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                           Composer
                                                                                                                           Editor
                                                                                                                           Events Manager
                                                                                                                           Foreign Affairs Analyst
                                                                                                                           Historian
                                                                                                                           Interpreter
                                                                                                                           Journalist
                                                                                                                           Museum Curator
                                                                                                                           Politician
                                                                                                                           Screenwriter
                                                                                                                           Television Director or
                                                                                                                           Producer
                                                                                                                           Writer




                         BA BENEFITS
                         » Learning isn’t confined to the lecture theatre.
                         » Purpose-built teaching and performance venue at the
                            WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts.

                         » Flexible, so you can design a degree that suits
                            your interests.

                         » Critical thinking skills which nurture creativity.


                   108     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Arts




                                                                                                                                                                              BACHELOR OF ARTS
Study for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Waikato and you’ll get the best of combinations – a uniquely
personal degree that’s also the world’s most widely recognised.

There is a reason why the BA is so internationally popular. It is          SECOND MAJOR
because of our innate curiosity about who we are and where we              A second major can be selected in place of a supporting subject
come from – the big questions. When you study for a BA, you are            from the major subject list or from most subjects offered by other
investigating the history and development of humankind and their           Schools of Studies. Please consult with your Faculty or School of
expression in the creative arts. You will learn how humanity thinks,       Studies to see how this can fit into your programme.
feels and acts, and how the past shapes our present and our future.
                                                                           PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
The BA gives you the freedom to design a degree with an arts
base that combines subjects you feel passionate about with those           Some subjects provide the opportunity for students to undertake
that broaden your career options. A BA is prized by employers and          work placements where you gain practical experience in applying
students because it is a flexible degree yet teaches specific skills.      what you have learned. The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences offers
You will develop analytical abilities, research experience, strong         work placements at 200 and 300 level.
written and verbal communication skills, and a broader perspective
on the world and its various cultures.                                     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                           You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
MAJORS                                                                     Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
American Studies             p33      Mathematics                   p77    All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Anthropology                 p35      Music                         p79
Chinese, see Languages       p67      New Zealand Studies/                 SCHOLARSHIPS
Education Studies            p49      Akoranga Aotearoa             p80    The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship, Te Tohu Paetahi Entrance
English                      p55      Philosophy                    p81    Scholarship.
Ethics                       p58      Political Science             p83
                                                                           » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
French, see Languages        p67      Psychology                    p85
Geography                    p60      Religious Studies             p88
                                                                           This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
German, see Languages        p67      Screen and Media Studies      p89
                                                                           See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.
History                      p61      Spanish, see Languages        p67
Japanese, see Languages      p67      Te Reo Māori/Māori
Linguistics                  p70      Language, see Māori           p72
                                                                            DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
Māori and Pacific                     Theatre Studies               p99
                                                                            It is recommended that students include 100 level prerequisites for any compulsory papers
Development, see Māori       p72      Tikanga Māori/                        in their chosen major(s) in the first year of their programme of study.
Māori Media and                       Māori Cultural Studies,               YEAR 1                 YEAR 2                  YEAR 3
Communication, see Māori     p72      see Māori                     p72
                                                                            100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL

SPECIALISATIONS
                                                                            100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
There are several optional specialisations that are carefully designed
to ensure you have a good mastery of a particular area of study.
                                                                            100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
Within the Political Science major you may choose to specialise in:
International Relations and Security Studies.
                                                                            100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL
Within the Te Reo Māori/Māori Language major you may choose to
specialise in: Te Tohu Paetahi.                                             100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL

Specialisations in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
or Creative Writing are available to BA students of all majors. The         100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
Creative Writing specialisation enables students to develop an
additional strength in imaginative writing and creative non-fiction,
                                                                            100 LEVEL
and will enhance your ability to write effectively in a range of genres,
irrespective of your major subject area.
                                                                            100 LEVEL
SUPPORTING SUBJECT
You can choose your supporting subject from the list of majors,                120 POINTS              120 POINTS             120 POINTS
the subjects listed below (see page 103 for details) or from most
subjects offered by other Schools of Studies.                                      MAJOR            SUPPORTING SUBJECT        ELECTIVE PAPERS



» Asian Studies
» English as a Second Language
» Pacific Studies
» Social Science Research
» Treaty of Waitangi Studies/Akoranga Te Tiriti o Waitangi


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                                                  BBA(Fin)
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ANALYSIS – FINANCIAL




                                                                                                                MARK RYAN, BBA(Hons)(Fin)
                                                                                                                Student – Waikato Management School
                                                                                                                While his skatey mates were looking for stairs to kick-flip, Mark
                                                                                                                Ryan was watching movies and reading books about investment
                                                                                                                and the stock markets. Then he started to buy shares and watch
                                                                                                                his money grow. “I liked the risk, the adrenalin rush I got playing
                                                                                                                the markets.”
                                                                                                                And when he saw a new degree that homed in on the business of
                                                                                                                finance, Mark was literally first in the queue to enrol. The in-depth
                                                                                                                nature of the degree appealed. “It means when I graduate I’ll have
                                                                                                                choices about where I can work, in a major corporate, a bank or the
                                                                                                                stock exchange. Ultimately, I’d like to be a private investor.”
                                                                                                                Now in his Honours year, Mark is continuing to put his business
                                                                                                                savvy to practical use, setting up a web-based flat and flatmate-
                                                                                                                finding business, Student Rent, with a friend. The site currently
                                                                                                                caters to Waikato and Canterbury students but the entrepreneurial
                                                                                                                duo have nationwide expansion plans.




                                                                                                                                                          BBA(Fin) CAREER
                                                                                                                                                          OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                                          Accountant
                                                                                                                                                          Auditor
                                                                                                                                                          Business Analyst
                                                                                                                                                          Commercial and
                                                                                                                                                          Investment Banker
                                                                                                                                                          Economics Teacher
                                                                                                                                                          Mutual Fund
                                                                                                                                                          Analyst or Trader
                                                                                                                                                          Policy Adviser
                                                                                                                                                          Portfolio Manager
                                                                                                                                                          Sharebroker
                                                                                                                                                          Treasury Manager




                                                  BBA(Fin) BENEFITS
                                                  » Specialist financial management degree.
                                                  » Meets industry demands for specialist financial analysts.
                                                  » Can meet NZICA requirements with an additional fourth
                                                     year (either Honours or Graduate Diploma).

                                                  » Approved by the CPA Australia.
                                                  » Overseas exchanges available.


                                            110     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial




                                                                                                                                                                                  BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ANALYSIS – FINANCIAL
A uniquely focused programme that offers you an alternative business degree to management
studies if numbers and their meaning are your game.

The Bachelor of Business Analysis (Financial) is a three-year degree        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
with a particular emphasis on financial management, so you can              You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
get your qualification and get on with investment banking or                Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
stockbroking or any number of other financial sector careers. Rather        All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case
than covering the broader aspects of business management, you’ll            basis. Students are required to have 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA
look in depth at the quantitative (math-based) disciplines.                 Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics and Modelling and 14
                                                                            credits at Level 3 NCEA English or Te Reo Māori or History (including
Your first major will be in Accounting, Economics or Finance and it’s
                                                                            Achievement Standard 90658) or Classical Studies (including
strongly recommended that you also choose a second major. While
                                                                            Achievement Standard 90513), or they will be required to take certain
this can be in any subject, you’ll really focus your qualification if
                                                                            prerequisite papers in their first year of study.
you take a second major in another BBA subject. You can study any
combination of two of the three subjects, such as Accounting and
Finance, or Economics and Accounting. Other good second major               SCHOLARSHIPS
subjects include Statistics, Mathematics or Computer Science.               The Bartlett Scholarship, The Brian Perry Charitable Trust Business
                                                                            Management Scholarship, The Brian Smith Memorial Entrance
If you choose to major in Accounting, you can use this degree (with         Scholarship, The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
either an Honours year or a Graduate Diploma) as a route to meet
the academic requirements for membership of the New Zealand                 » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
Institute of Chartered Accountants.
                                                                            This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
MAJORS                                                                      See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.
Accounting                                                           p32
Economics                                                            p48
Finance                                                              p59     DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
                                                                             YEAR 1                   YEAR 2                  YEAR 3
A second major can also be selected from the majors offered by
Waikato Management School and other Schools of Studies. Please               ACCT101                 ECON200†                300 LEVEL
                                                                             Accounting for          Macroeconomics &
consult with a Management Student Centre Adviser to see how this             Management              the Global Economy
can fit into your programme.
                                                                             ECON100                 FINA201†                300 LEVEL
                                                                             Business Economics      Finance
SPECIALISATIONS                                                              & the NZ Economy
                                                                             MATH166                 200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
A specialisation is similar to a major in that it is a group of papers in
                                                                             Management
a specific subject area, though it usually requires fewer papers than        Mathematics
a major. It is optional whether you take a specialisation.                   MSYS111                 200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL
                                                                             E-Business & Supply
You may choose to specialise in: Agribusiness, Management                    Chain Management
Education Abroad, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish                 STAT160                 200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL
or Te Reo Māori.                                                             Management Statistics

                                                                             STMG191                 200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                                                         Introduction to
                                                                             Management
Students have the opportunity to undertake a research project
(the “399”) where you prepare a report for an external company               100* LEVEL
and address a practical challenge within their organisation. You’ll also
have the opportunity to take papers such as ACCT313 Accounting               100 LEVEL
Information Technology and Systems, where you’ll get hands-on
experience with computerised accounting packages.
                                                                                 120 POINTS              120 POINTS              120 POINTS

                                                                                     MAJOR            COMPULSORY PAPERS          ELECTIVE PAPERS


                                                                             * Students doing a 2nd major will need to take a 200 level major paper in place of a Year 1,
                                                                               100 level elective paper.
                                                                             † If you choose to do a 2nd major, ECON200 may be counted towards your 1st major in
                                                                               Economics and FINA201 towards your 1st major in Finance or Accounting.
                                                                               Candidates must demonstrate competency in writing, as prescribed in the Waikato
                                                                               Management School Student Handbook, and undertake an Employment Skills module
                                                                               towards the end of the degree.




                                                                                                                                       CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE                   111
                                          BCS
BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES




                                                                                         MARIETJIE MUIJS, BCS
                                                                                         Group Account Director – The Promotions Factory, Australia
                                                                                         Marietjie Muijs is seeing red – literally. She works with one of the
                                                                                         world’s most famous brands to ensure its iconic colour is on every
                                                                                         thirsty shopper’s mind.
                                                                                         Marietjie is Group Account Director at the largest privately owned
                                                                                         below-the-line marketing agency in Australia, The Promotions
                                                                                         Factory, and she manages the agency’s biggest account, Coca-Cola.
                                                                                         She works with marketing and brand managers within the huge
                                                                                         Coca-Cola family to make sure their below-the-line (outside of
                                                                                         mainstream media advertising) marketing and promotions fit with
                                                                                         the group’s strategy. She’s a frequent inter-Aussie traveller and her
                                                                                         support on the Coke brands, products and marketing campaigns also
                                                                                         takes her overseas.
                                                                                         Maybe she’ll even get a chance to see in action the range of
                                                                                         CocaCola FIFA 2010-branded merchandise she recently developed
                                                                                         for the Soccer World Cup in South Africa.




                                                                                                                                   BCS CAREER
                                                                                                                                   OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                   Advertising Executive
                                                                                                                                   Arts Administrator
                                                                                                                                   Communications Manager
                                                                                                                                   Events Manager
                                                                                                                                   Marketing Manager
                                                                                                                                   Media Producer
                                                                                                                                   Media Relations Executive
                                                                                                                                   Media Researcher
                                                                                                                                   Production Manager
                                                                                                                                   Public Relations
                                                                                                                                   Consultant




                                          BCS BENEFITS
                                          » Specialised communication degree.
                                          » Broad range of paper options.
                                          » Research-led teaching from internationally
                                             recognised staff.

                                          » Can lead on to BCS with Honours.


                                    112     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Communication Studies




                                                                                                                                                                               BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Communication is a powerful tool. Every task is completed through communication and to manage is
to communicate. Learn how to use this power strategically and creatively to address communication
challenges, build loyalty and drive organisational success.

The Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) is a three-year degree          ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
that blends creative disciplines with practical communication theory        You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
and practice. You’ll be provided with the skills and knowledge needed       Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
to become a strategy-based communication, marketing or public               All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
relations practitioner.                                                     Students are required to have 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA English
                                                                            or Te Reo Māori or History (including Achievement Standard 90658)
You’ll also learn about the responsibilities of the communication
                                                                            or Classical Studies (including Achievement Standard 90513), or they
industries in local, national and global contexts, and how
                                                                            will be required to take certain prerequisite papers in their first year
communication affects individuals, groups and social culture.
                                                                            of study.
The degree provides opportunities to gain hands-on experience
of communication, public relations and marketing practice in the            SCHOLARSHIPS
classroom and in industry and community organisations. You’ll               The Brian Perry Charitable Trust Business Management Scholarship,
be taught by internationally sought-after PR, marketing and                 The Brian Smith Memorial Entrance Scholarship, The Sir Edmund
communication consultants and researchers.                                  Hillary Scholarship.
By the time you graduate, you’ll understand the role of                     » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
communication in business and society and have a set of practical
vocational industry skills. You will also have a portfolio of work which
will provide you with a solid basis for entering the workplace. Your        This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
personal, written and verbal communication abilities will stand you         See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.
in good stead wherever you go and whatever you do.
                                                                             DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
MAJORS
                                                                             It is recommended that students include 100 level prerequisites for any compulsory papers
Management Communication                                            p71      in their chosen major(s) in the first year of their programme of study.

Marketing                                                           p75      YEAR 1                   YEAR 2                   YEAR 3
Public Relations                                                    p87      LING132                 MCOM220†                 300 LEVEL
                                                                             Intro to Linguistic     Communication
A second major can also be selected from the majors offered by               Communication           Theory
Waikato Management School and other Schools of Studies. Please               MCOM102                 200 LEVEL                300 LEVEL
consult with a Management Student Centre Adviser to see how this             Intro to
can fit into your programme.                                                 Communication in
                                                                             a Digital Age
                                                                             MCOM133                 200 LEVEL                300 LEVEL
SPECIALISATIONS                                                              Intro to Corporate
                                                                             Communication
A specialisation is similar to a major in that it is a group of papers in
a specific subject area, though it usually requires fewer papers than a      MKTG151                 200 LEVEL                200 LEVEL
                                                                             Intro to Marketing
major. It is optional whether you take a specialisation.
                                                                             MCOM122                 200 LEVEL                200 LEVEL
You may choose to specialise in: Management Education Abroad,                Diversity Management
Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish or Te Reo Māori.                  & Communication
                                                                             STMG191                 200 LEVEL                300 LEVEL
                                                                             Intro to Management
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
                                                                             or MNGT100
In the Public Relations major you develop a campaign for a real              Management &
                                                                             Sustainability
client, and learn how to write press releases, brochures, speeches and
broadcast news material. Both PR and marketing students learn to             100* LEVEL
develop websites and are taught skills to create advertisements for
a range of media and with a range of software. Students also have            100 LEVEL
the opportunity to undertake a research project (the “399”) where
you prepare a report for an external company and address a practical
communication challenge within their organisation.                               120 POINTS              120 POINTS               120 POINTS

                                                                                      MAJOR           COMPULSORY PAPERS          ELECTIVE PAPERS


                                                                             * Students doing a 2nd major in a subject not listed for the degree will need to take a
                                                                               200 level major paper in place of a Year 1, 100 level elective paper.
                                                                             † MCOM220 may be counted toward your 2nd major if you choose another available
                                                                               BCS subject.
                                                                               Candidates must demonstrate competency in writing, as prescribed in the Waikato
                                                                               Management School Student Handbook, and undertake an Employment Skills module
                                                                               towards the end of the degree.




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                                            BCGD
BACHELOR OF COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN




                                                                                                       TIM DAWSON, BCGD
                                                                                                       Owner and Director – Ghost Street
                                                                                                       Tim Dawson loves being his own boss. He recently set up a web
                                                                                                       design company, Ghost Street, which sees him take on a range
                                                                                                       of roles from art direction and design through to programming
                                                                                                       and development.
                                                                                                       Tim has worked for leading businesses and agencies, designing and
                                                                                                       building websites, but his appreciation for graphic work and media
                                                                                                       propelled him out on his own. “I love the excitement of being on the
                                                                                                       leading edge of technology. I also enjoy being able to work closely
                                                                                                       with clients to help them realise their business identity.” Proving
                                                                                                       location is no restriction to web work, he’s just built a website for
                                                                                                       the Sydney Opera House Bar, a complex project requiring Flash
                                                                                                       animation, a content management system, and audio and video
                                                                                                       players. Then there’s the highly creative work he really relishes:
                                                                                                       “Creating engaging experiences for the user, more than websites
                                                                                                       but actual brand interaction platforms. That’s what I really love.”




                                                                                                       BCGD PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION
                                                                                                       BCGD applicants are required to submit a portfolio with their
                                                                                                       enrolment application. We will not be evaluating your design abilities
                                                                                                       as these skills will be taught during the degree. We are interested in
                                                                                                       seeing your creative ideas, originality, curiosity and imagination, and
                                                                                                       how you implement this within your creative visual work.

                                                                                                       A portfolio containing 10 pieces of work is required. The 10 pieces
                                                                                                       should include finished pieces and pieces still under development.
                                                                                                       We would like to see work in progress or work developed during
                                                                                                       planning a project as well as finished work to help us understand
                                                                                                       your creative-thinking process.

                                                                                                       The items might include:
                                                                                                       »   Drawings                          »   Painting
                                                                                                       »   Computer-generated images         »   Sculpture
                                                                                                       »   Sketches                          »   Fashion
                                                                                                       »   Photography                       »   Digital story-telling
                                                                                                       »   Websites                          »   Etc
                                                                                                       »   Animation
                                                                                                       You can submit your portfolio as printed copies of work, as digital
                                                                                                       files or a combination of both.

                                            BCGD BENEFITS                                              Please do not submit originals. Original pieces can be photographed
                                                                                                       and submitted as digital files on a CD or DVD, with individual
                                            » Combines excellent design and visual communication       works clearly labelled.
                                               tuition with a rich combination of technology papers.
                                                                                                       Each of the 10 pieces should be accompanied by a short
                                            » Unique degree in line with new international             (100 word max.) description of the work and its purpose and
                                               developments in design education.                       process of production.
                                            » Small classes with studio-based work.                    » Please send your portfolio to:
                                            » Can lead on to BCGD with Honours and MCGD.                   Receptionist, The School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
                                                                                                           The University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240


                                      114     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design




                                                                                                                                                                          BACHELOR OF COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN
The Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD) combines highly creative design and visual
communication papers with computer programming papers from the country’s leading
computer science department.

This style of qualification meets the ever-increasing demand for        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
high quality designers who are expert in the design of work that
                                                                        If you have University Entrance you are eligible to apply for this
crosses many media. The programme has been developed
                                                                        degree. Ideal NCEA subject credits would include Art (Design,
in collaboration with the design industry, with an eye to
                                                                        Painting, Photography, Sculpture or Printmaking), or Graphics Design.
international and local markets seeking students with on and
                                                                        Because of the computer programming component in the degree, if
offline media experience.
                                                                        you do not have at least 14 credits in NCEA Level 2 Mathematics
In the first year, students have the opportunity to develop a firm      you may be offered a supporting mathematics paper.
foundation in the core elements and principles of design, in both       A good standard of English is also important.
two and three dimensions. You will also learn essential techniques
                                                                        A selection process applies and you must submit 10 portfolio pieces.
that will assist you in broadening your visual and verbal skills. The
                                                                        Submit these exercises with your application form. The portfolio
second year offers motion graphics and the chance to explore
                                                                        pieces are submitted to demonstrate your creative and visual
the relationship between visual communication and screen-based
                                                                        communication abilities. You may be required to attend an interview
technologies. By the time you enter your third year, you are ready
                                                                        in Hamilton with CGD teaching staff where you will present a digital
to push the boundaries of visual communication, taking on the
                                                                        or printed portfolio of your best work.
more professional challenges of internship as well as complex
projects which cross many media.                                        Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you
                                                                        are uncertain as to whether you have University Entrance, your
SPECIFIED PROGRAMME                                                     application will still be considered. If necessary we can give you
Computer Graphic Design                                           p41   advice on suitable bridging courses.

                                                                        SCHOLARSHIPS
FACILITIES
                                                                        Computer Graphic Design Scholarship, The Sir Edmund
BCGD students have 24-hour access to computer labs, including
                                                                        Hillary Scholarship.
dedicated Apple Mac-based design labs, running industry-standard
design software. Students also have access to other computer labs       » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
within the School.

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                                                     DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
In addition to the practical experience gained throughout the            YEAR 1                 YEAR 2                 YEAR 3
programme, students have the opportunity to undertake a real-world       CGRD141                CGRD241                CGRD343
design project in the 300 level paper CGRD360. In this project you       Design 1               Computer Graphic       Computer Graphic
work relatively independently and collaborate with your peers and                               Design 1               Design 3

with members of the professional design industry. In addition, the       CGRD142                CGRD242                CGRD344
final semester 300 level paper CGRD360 involves a self-directed          Design 2               Computer Graphic       Computer Graphic
                                                                                                Design 2               Design 4
brief which culminates each year in a Degree Show Exhibition.
                                                                         CGRD143                CGRD252                CGRD350
This exhibition is open to the public and is popular with people
                                                                         Graphic Design Study   Studies in Visual      Intern Project
considering the BCGD.                                                                           Communication
                                                                         CGRD151                200* LEVEL             CGRD360
                                                                         A History of Visual                           Degree Project
                                                                         Communication
                                        BCGD CAREER
                                                                         COMP125                200* LEVEL             300** LEVEL
                                        OPPORTUNITIES                    Visual Computing

                                        3D Modeller
                                                                         COMP126                200† LEVEL             300† LEVEL
                                        Advertising Designer             Computing Media

                                        Animator                         COMP103
                                                                         Introduction to
                                        Computer Games                   Computer Science 1
                                        Designer                         100† LEVEL
                                        Computer Illustrator
                                        Interactive Designer                 120 POINTS             120 POINTS             120 POINTS

                                        Motion Graphics Designer             COMPULSORY            COMPULSORY                 ELECTIVE
                                                                             DESIGN PAPERS       COMPUTING PAPERS              PAPERS
                                        TV Graphics Designer
                                                                         † Must be from a subject outside the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences.
                                        Visual Effects Artist            * Chosen from COMP223 Information Discovery, COMP233 Internet Applications, COMP258
                                                                           Programming Usable Systems, COMP278 Interactive Computing.
                                        Web Designer
                                                                         ** Either COMP324 Interactive Multimedia Systems, COMP325 Introduction to Human-Computer
                                                                            Interaction or COMP336 Graphics and Computer Games.




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                                                      BCMS
BACHELOR OF COMPUTING & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES




                                                                                                               MATT BROWN, BCMS(Hons)
                                                                                                               Site Reliability Engineer – Google Dublin
                                                                                                               From Waikato University to internet giant Google – Matt Brown is
                                                                                                               going places.
                                                                                                               Matt has always had an interest in the internet and his BCMS degree
                                                                                                               has given him the essential skills needed in computer science.
                                                                                                               “I started working in IT doing small scale consulting while still in
                                                                                                               high school, I continued that through my degree and I’ve now been
                                                                                                               employed full-time for five years since graduating,” says Matt.
                                                                                                               Currently, Matt works as a Site Reliability Engineer for Google.
                                                                                                               He leads a team of six system administrators and programmers
                                                                                                               who are working on systems to improve the efficiency of Google’s
                                                                                                               internal computing infrastructure.
                                                                                                               “Not much stays constant in our industry for long,” says Matt.
                                                                                                               “The benefit of the BCMS degree is that you learn the skills you
                                                                                                               need to teach yourself and stay up-to-date as technology changes
                                                                                                               and develops.”
                                                                                                               The best thing about Matt’s job is being able to contribute to other
                                                                                                               Google products and see them used by thousands of people.




                                                                                                                                                        BCMS CAREER
                                                                                                                                                        OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                                        Applied Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                        Research
                                                                                                                                                        Business Analysis
                                                                                                                                                        Computer Animation
                                                                                                                                                        Hydrology and
                                                                                                                                                        Meteorology
                                                                                                                                                        Mathematical Modelling
                                                                                                                                                        Multimedia Content
                                                                                                                                                        Creator
                                                                                                                                                        Network Engineering
                                                                                                                                                        Programming
                                                                                                                                                        Software Engineering
                                                                                                                                                        Systems Designer
                                                                                                                                                        Usability Designer
                                                                                                                                                        Web Architect




                                                      BCMS BENEFITS
                                                      » An internationally recognised qualification.
                                                      » Programmes of study are regularly updated to reflect
                                                         employers’ needs.

                                                      » Summer research work available.
                                                      » Specialised equipment labs.
                                                      » Only degree of its kind offered in New Zealand.


                                                116     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Computing & Mathematical Sciences




                                                                                                                                                                             BACHELOR OF COMPUTING & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
The Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS) degree gives you the opportunity
to immerse yourself in the subject you love, taught by the country’s leading computing and
mathematics researchers.

The BCMS will equip you with the technical, business and practical            SCHOLARSHIPS
skills for a career in a field of unlimited international opportunities.
                                                                              Computer Science Scholarship, Mathematics Scholarship,
The BCMS is New Zealand’s only computing and mathematical science
degree taught over four years. That extra year gives you the chance           The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
to drill more deeply into your specialist area and add papers that will
complement your main focus.                                                   » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships

Research and consulting work keeps our staff close to local and               RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
international industry developments. We regularly update our papers
to reflect this changing environment and match our programmes to              The School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences offers challenge
faculty expertise.                                                            exams that give outstanding students credit for 100 level papers
                                                                              in Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics. By passing the
First-year papers are common to all BCMS majors and specialisations           exams, high-achieving students can be given direct access to some
and will give you a good grounding. Because the first three years of the      200 level papers.
BCMS are identical to the Bachelor of Science (BSc), you can choose
when you graduate. You have the option to graduate after three years          » For more info, www.scms.waikato.ac.nz
with a BSc or stay on for an extra year and complete your BCMS.
                                                                              This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
MAJORS                                                                        See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.
Computer Science                                                        p42
Mathematics                                                             p77
                                                                               DEGREE STRUCTURE 4 YEARS 480 POINTS
A second major can also be selected from the majors offered by other
Schools of Studies. Please consult with your School of Studies to see          YEAR 1                    YEAR 2                  YEAR 3                 YEAR 4
how this can fit into your programme.                                          COMP103                   200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL              400 LEVEL
                                                                               Introduction to
                                                                               Computer Science 1
SPECIALISATIONS                                                                COMP104†                  200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL              400 LEVEL
Within the majors, there are several optional specialisations that             Introduction to
                                                                               Computer Science 2
are carefully designed to ensure you have a good mastery of
a particular area of Computer Science or Mathematics. These                    MATH101##                 200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL              400 LEVEL
                                                                               Introduction to
specialisations will equip you with the skills and abilities to                Calculus
succeed in a particular career.                                                MATH102                   200* LEVEL              200 LEVEL              300 LEVEL
                                                                               Introduction to Algebra
Within the Computer Science major you might choose
to specialise in: Applied Computing, Artificial Intelligence,                  STAT121                   200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL              300 LEVEL
Computer Technology, Data Mining, Games and Multimedia,                        Introduction to
                                                                               Statistical Methods
Information Systems, Interaction Design, Internet Applications,
Networks, or Software Development.                                             100* LEVEL                200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL              400** LEVEL


Within the Mathematics major you might choose to specialise in:
                                                                               100* LEVEL
Economics or Finance.

Within the BCMS itself, students can also specialise in:                       100 LEVEL
Agribusiness, or Agricultural and Biosystems.

Students may decide on a specialisation in their second or third year               120 POINTS              120 POINTS              120 POINTS            120 POINTS
when they can better identify their strengths and interests.
                                                                                    PREREQUISITE/
                                                                                                                MAJOR               ELECTIVE PAPERS
                                                                                    RECOMMENDED

HONOURS
                                                                               † This paper is optional for students majoring in Mathematics.
If you achieve good results in your first three years, you may be              ##
                                                                                    This paper is optional for students majoring in Computer Science.
admitted into the BCMS(Hons) programme for your fourth year.
                                                                               *    Must be from a subject outside the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences.
                                                                               ** Compulsory: COMP477 or MATH477.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Depending on programme choice, BCMS students will study at
least one of MATH101 Introduction to Calculus and MATH102
Introduction to Algebra papers. Certain levels of attainment are
required and these can be found under Mathematics on page 77.




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                                        BECom
BACHELOR OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE




                                                                                             CARINE POOT, BECom(Hons)
                                                                                             Search Specialist – PHDiQ
                                                                                             Carine Poot’s a professional searcher who has found her feet in
                                                                                             advertising.
                                                                                             As a Search Specialist at PHDiQ, the digital division of leading
                                                                                             media agency SparkPHD, Carine helps clients develop search engine
                                                                                             marketing strategies that will ensure maximum web exposure.
                                                                                             “This means everything from helping plan search campaigns
                                                                                             to writing the copy for ads. My job also involves quite a bit of
                                                                                             research to keep up to date with the industry as things change
                                                                                             pretty quickly online.”
                                                                                             Before moving to PHDiQ, Carine was with Saatchi & Saatchi
                                                                                             where her highlights included helping record behind-the-scenes
                                                                                             footage of a TV commercial shoot for the web, and helping
                                                                                             plan and execute an award-winning campaign on a social
                                                                                             networking site.
                                                                                             “My ultimate career goal is to become a Digital Strategist. I’m
                                                                                             passionate about strategy and helping businesses to understand
                                                                                             how they can best use digital channels.”




                                                                                                                                     BECom CAREER
                                                                                                                                     OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                     Business Analyst
                                                                                                                                     Commercial and
                                                                                                                                     Investment Banker
                                                                                                                                     Communications Manager
                                                                                                                                     E-commerce Marketing
                                                                                                                                     Consultant
                                                                                                                                     E-commerce Project
                                                                                                                                     Financial Analyst
                                                                                                                                     Internet Database
                                                                                                                                     Designer
                                                                                                                                     Logistics Manager
                                                                                                                                     Operations Manager
                                                                                                                                     Project Manager




                                        BECom BENEFITS
                                        » Uniquely blends computer science and management.
                                        » Encourages entrepreneurship.
                                        » Industry work experience.
                                        » Option of BECom Honours degree.
                                        » Overseas exchanges available.



                                  118    THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Electronic Commerce




                                                                                                                                                                              BACHELOR OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
The BECom was New Zealand’s first electronic commerce degree, and Waikato Management School is
recognised as a world leader in providing this specialist qualification.

Business firms in New Zealand and around the world have                     PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
reported a growing shortage of prospective employees who have a             The industry placement/experience component in the BECom
solid mix of business and management education, combined with               degree is the compulsory MSYS319 Industry Experience 2 and the
skills and hands-on experience in applying electronic commerce              optional MSYS219 Industry Experience 1. You can also take other
technologies to today’s internet-driven business environment.               practical papers such as MSYS351 Management E-Business.
The three-year Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom) aims to
provide this in-demand mix of management and technology skills
in its graduates.                                                           ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                            You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
Applying electronic commerce technologies to the redevelopment              Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification. All
of existing business processes requires more than just a basic              other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students
acquaintance with computers. There are new business models                  are required to have 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA English or Te Reo
emerging that will revolutionise how organisations interact with            Māori or History (including Achievement Standard 90658) or Classical
their key customers and suppliers through the use of the web and            Studies (including Achievement Standard 90513), or they will be
the internet, to transfer and process business transactions, but            required to take certain prerequisite papers in their first year of study.
also to develop electronically enabled relationships and support
human interaction. Electronic commerce is far more than building            SCHOLARSHIPS
web pages: it touches the fundamental functions of every business
                                                                            The Brian Perry Charitable Trust Business Management Scholarship,
organisation. Employers need people, with a BECom on their CV,
                                                                            The Brian Smith Memorial Entrance Scholarship, The Sir Edmund
who can contribute to the radical changes that will be needed in
                                                                            Hillary Scholarship.
the coming years as organisations become more closely tied to
internet processes.                                                         » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
MAJOR
                                                                            This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
Electronic Commerce                                                  p51    See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.
A second major can also be selected from the majors offered by
Waikato Management School and other Schools of Studies. Please
consult with a Management Student Centre Adviser to see how this
                                                                             DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
can fit into your programme.                                                 YEAR 1                   YEAR 2                  YEAR 3
                                                                             COMP103                 COMP219                 MSYS319
                                                                             Introduction to         Database Practice       Industry
SPECIALISATIONS                                                              Computer Science 1      & Experience            Experience 2
A specialisation is similar to a major in that it is a group of papers in    MCOM102                 MSYS212                 ACCT324
a specific subject area, though it usually requires fewer papers than a      Introduction to         E-Business in           Legal Issues of
                                                                             Communication in a      Organisations           E-Commerce
major. It is optional whether to take a specialisation.                      Digital Age
                                                                             MKTG151                 200 LEVEL               STMG346
You may choose to specialise in: Management Education Abroad,
                                                                             Introduction to                                 Strategy & the Internet
Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish or Te Reo Māori.                  Marketing
                                                                             MSYS111                 200† LEVEL              300 LEVEL
                                                                             E-Business & Supply
                                                                             Chain Management

                                                                             MSYS121                 200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL
                                                                             The World of
                                                                             Electronic Commerce
                                                                             STMG191                 200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL
                                                                             Introduction to
                                                                             Management
                                                                             100* LEVEL



                                                                             100 LEVEL


                                                                                 120 POINTS              120 POINTS              120 POINTS

                                                                              COMPULSORY PAPERS              MAJOR              ELECTIVE PAPERS


                                                                             * Students doing a 2nd major will need to take a 200 level major paper in place of a
                                                                               Year 1, 100 level elective paper.
                                                                             † Students who are considering taking honours are strongly advised to take a 2nd major
                                                                               in one of the following subjects: Accounting, Electronic Business, Economics, Finance,
                                                                               Marketing, Management Communication, Supply Chain Management.
                                                                               Candidates must demonstrate competency in writing, as prescribed in the Waikato
                                                                               Management School Student Handbook, and undertake an Employment Skills module
                                                                               towards the end of the degree.




                                                                                                                                       CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE               119
                                BE
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING




                                                                                                CARLA BOND-SMITH, BE(Hons)
                                                                                                Business Manager, Paediatric Nutrition – Fonterra
                                                                                                Ingredients Marketing
                                                                                                Carla Bond-Smith is working for frazzled mothers and babies
                                                                                                everywhere.
                                                                                                The BE(Hons) graduate in Biochemical Engineering joined global
                                                                                                dairy giant Fonterra on leaving Waikato. As a Product Technologist,
                                                                                                she developed and commercialised several hydrolysate (broken-up
                                                                                                protein) ingredients for specialty infant formula aimed at preventing
                                                                                                milk protein allergy.
                                                                                                Adding a few Strategic Management papers to her CV after
                                                                                                graduating then enabled her to join Fonterra’s Paediatric Nutrition
                                                                                                team as the link between her technical and marketing colleagues.
                                                                                                Now she’s been promoted to Business Manager, where she is
                                                                                                responsible for developing ingredient strategies and driving new
                                                                                                product development projects to increase growth in Fonterra’s
                                                                                                paediatric ingredients business.




                                                                                                                                         BE CAREER
                                                                                                                                         OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                         Automation Engineer
                                                                                                                                         Biochemical Engineer
                                                                                                                                         Chemical Process Engineer
                                                                                                                                         Food Technology Engineer
                                                                                                                                         Materials Scientist
                                                                                                                                         Mechanical Engineer
                                                                                                                                         Mechatronic Designer
                                                                                                                                         Product Design Engineer
                                                                                                                                         Software Engineer
                                                                                                                                         Systems Analyst




                                BE BENEFITS
                                » Designed for your accreditation as a professional engineer.
                                » 800 hours’ work experience found for you.
                                » Niche engineering programmes.
                                » Specialised laboratories.
                                » Opportunity to complete the BE with Honours.


                          120     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Engineering




                                                                                                                                                                                   BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING
The Waikato Bachelor of Engineering (BE) is the degree for inventors and big thinkers who move
instinctively from having an idea to making it happen. It is designed as the basis for a professional career
in engineering and there is plenty of opportunity for practical application of skills in real work situations.

The Waikato BE focuses on how problems can be solved by using              All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
design and engineering processes. It appeals to students who are           Each programme has a set of compulsory papers that you must
good at mathematics and physics but are also highly creative               study. Some papers have specific entry requirements and if you
thinkers. At every stage of your degree, you will be deeply involved in    do not have the required background you may be directed to take
creating, designing and realising sophisticated engineering products.      certain papers in your first year of study.
In the first year, teams of students design and build small projects
such as remote-controlled yachts and swamp boats. The final part of        SCHOLARSHIPS
the process is race day. By the end of their studies, students will have   Bachelor of Engineering Fees Scholarship, Computer Science
completed a major design project with potential for commercial             Scholarship, IPENZ Waikato/BOP Branch Scholarship, Mathematics
application – like the student-built electric car that can cover 400km     Scholarship, The Brian Perry Charitable Trust Undergraduate
for just $5.                                                               Scholarship, Statistics Scholarship, The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.

The BE papers combine high-end design skills with the ability to           » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
develop, run and manage companies, whatever their size. The courses
in your first and second years prepare you for the work placements
that are a major feature of the BE and which we find for you. By the
                                                                           RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
time you are ready to begin your career, you will have the credibility     The School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences offers
of paid engineering experience to take to your interviews.                 challenge exams that give outstanding students credit for 100 level
                                                                           papers in Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics. By passing
SPECIFIED PROGRAMMES                                                       the exams, high-achieving students can be given direct access to
                                                                           some 200 level papers.
Biochemical Engineering                                             p36
Electronic Engineering                                              p52    » For more info, www.scms.waikato.ac.nz
Materials and Process Engineering                                   p76
Mechanical Engineering                                              p78
Software Engineering                                                p93     DEGREE STRUCTURE 4 YEARS 480 POINTS
All five programmes have IPENZ accreditation.                               YEAR 1                   YEAR 2                   YEAR 3                  YEAR 4
                                                                            ENGG180*                 200 LEVEL                200/300 LEVEL           ENGG482*
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                                                        Foundations of
                                                                            Engineering
                                                                                                                                                      Engineering Design &
                                                                                                                                                      Management Project
You will complete 800 hours of relevant work experience during              ENMP102*                 200 LEVEL                200/300 LEVEL           200/300/400
your degree. Our Cooperative Education Unit actively seeks and              Intro to Materials                                                        LEVEL
oversees your industrial work placement, ensuring the quality               Science & Engineering
of your work experience.                                                    MATH101*                 200 LEVEL                300 LEVEL               300/400 LEVEL
                                                                            Intro to Calculus
HONOURS
                                                                            MATH102*                 200 LEVEL                300 LEVEL               300/400 LEVEL
If you achieve good results in your first three years, you may be           Intro to Algebra
invited into the BE(Hons) programme for your fourth year.
                                                                            100 LEVEL                200 LEVEL                300 LEVEL
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
If you have University Entrance, you are eligible to apply for this         100 LEVEL                200 LEVEL                300 LEVEL
degree. A selection process applies. The areas of study within the BE
have individual entry requirements and you are expected to have
studied the listed subjects at Level 3 NCEA or CIE AS or A Level.           100 LEVEL
Certain levels of attainment will be required for each subject and                                                            YEAR 2-3                YEAR 3-4
these can be found in the Choose Your Subject section.                      100 LEVEL                                         ENGG279*                ENGG379*
                                                                                                                              Workplace               Workplace Reflection
Electronic Engineering                                                                                                        Preparation
» Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics and Modelling                                                                       ENGG371*                ENGG372*
                                                                                                                              Work Placement          Work Placement
» Physics

Biochemical Engineering                                                         120 POINTS              120 POINTS               120 POINTS              120 POINTS

Materials and Process Engineering
                                                                             COMPULSORY PAPERS
Mechanical Engineering
» Chemistry                                                                 *   These papers are core to the BE. Other papers vary according to the specified
                                                                                programme studied.
» Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics and Modelling
» Physics

Software Engineering
» Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics and Modelling
» Two other approved subjects


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                                           BEP
BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING




                                                                                                 LOUISA DAVIES
                                                                                                 Research Consultant – Urban Economics, Brisbane
                                                                                                 Louisa Davies has made a career out of the study of people and
                                                                                                 places. Her job as a research consultant at Urban Economics is to
                                                                                                 help her clients – from retailers and property developers to local,
                                                                                                 state and federal authorities – better understand the communities
                                                                                                 they operate in.
                                                                                                 “The work for developers might mean providing them with locational
                                                                                                 advice to identify the best site for them to develop for a particular
                                                                                                 use, like a childcare centre, or helping them understand the market
                                                                                                 feasibility of their proposed development. With local councils, State
                                                                                                 Government and Federal Government we provide an independent
                                                                                                 advisory service and help with strategic planning for future growth.”
                                                                                                 She also helps prepare reports for court hearings when there is
                                                                                                 conflict over development and provides ongoing advice to Brisbane
                                                                                                 Airport Corporation over its master-plan for the airport’s expansion.
                                                                                                 Louisa is applying every day the principles learned in her Geography
                                                                                                 major: “It’s about understanding how different people interact with
                                                                                                 their environment and surroundings, and the influence their cultural,
                                                                                                 religious, socio-economic and environmental values have on that.”




                                                                                                                                           BEP CAREER
                                                                                                                                           OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                           Community Development
                                                                                                                                           Coordinator
                                                                                                                                           Conservation Planner
                                                                                                                                           Environmental Consultant
                                                                                                                                           Environmental Educator
                                                                                                                                           Environmental Planner
                                                                                                                                           Iwi Planning Coordinator
                                                                                                                                           Policy Analyst
                                                                                                                                           Resource Consent Planner




                                           BEP BENEFITS
                                           » Specialist planning degree.
                                           » Meets industry demands for people appropriately
                                              qualified in environmental planning.

                                           » Accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute.
                                           » Extensive job opportunities upon graduating.
                                           » Leads to the Masters in Environmental Planning.



                                     122     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Environmental Planning




                                                                                                                                                                                      BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING
The Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) is a professionally recognised specialist degree that will
set you up for a career in a planning-related field.

If you care about the environment and are interested in                    PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
making a difference to the world we live in, then the Bachelor             Students gain practical experience throughout the programme.
of Environmental Planning is the degree for you.                           There is also an opportunity to undertake work placements where
                                                                           you gain practical experience in applying what you have learned.
The Bachelor of Environmental Planning is a four-year degree
                                                                           The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences offers work placements at 200
where you will deepen and broaden your knowledge about the
                                                                           and 300 level.
natural work and human use of the natural environment. The
programme aims to give students the knowledge and skills that are
needed to make sure New Zealanders use their natural resources             ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
with care and with as little harm as possible. You will learn the latest   You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
knowledge and ideas about sustainable development and an ethic of          Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
care for our environment.                                                  All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Because environmental problems usually include a human aspect as
                                                                           SCHOLARSHIPS
well as a natural element, the Bachelor of Environmental Planning
involves papers from the subjects of Biology, Economics, Political         The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
Science, Earth Science and Geography, plus Environmental Ethics.
                                                                           » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
MAJOR
                                                                           This qualification is offered subject to approval by the NZVCC’s
Environmental Planning                                              p56    Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP).

SPECIALISATIONS
Within the BEP, pathways lead to a number of specialisations:               DEGREE STRUCTURE 4 YEARS 480 POINTS
                                                                            YEAR 1                   YEAR 2                   YEAR 3                   YEAR 4
The Environmental Science and Resource Planning pathway                     ENVP106                  ENVP206                  ENVP306                  ENVP403
will appeal to those who wish to work in regional councils or               Intro to Environmental   Principles of            Planning in Aotearoa/    Legal Principles &
                                                                            Planning                 Environmental Planning   New Zealand              Processes for Planners
environmental organisations and has three specialisations:
Coastal and Marine Environments                                             100 LEVEL*               GEOG219                  GEOG301                  ENVP404
                                                                                                     Māori Lands &            Research in              Strategic Spatial
Freshwater Environments                                                                              Communities              Geography, Tourism &     Planning
Terrestrial Environments                                                                                                      Environmental Planning   & ENVP405
                                                                                                                                                       Māori Planning &
                                                                                                                                                       Resource Management
The Socio-Economic Policy and Planning pathway will appeal to
those interested in more policy-oriented positions and also has             100 LEVEL*               PHIL217                  300 LEVEL†               ENVP408
                                                                                                     Environmental Ethics                              Plan Interpretation &
three specialisations:                                                                                                                                 Consent Processing
Society, Politics and the Environment                                       100 LEVEL*               GEOG228                  300 LEVEL†               ENVP409
Environmental Economics                                                                              Information Technology                            Planning Methods
Public Policy and the Environment                                                                    & Cartography                                     & Environmental
                                                                                                                                                       Appraisal

» Contact the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences for details.                ECON100                  200 LEVEL                200 LEVEL                200 LEVEL
                                                                            Business Economics &
                                                                            the NZ Economy
                                                                            or ECON110
                                                                            Economics & Society
                                                                            100 LEVEL**              200 LEVEL                200 LEVEL                200 LEVEL


                                                                            100 LEVEL**


                                                                            100 LEVEL


                                                                                120 POINTS               120 POINTS               120 POINTS               120 POINTS

                                                                                COMPULSORY
                                                                              ENVIRONMENTAL             ELECTIVE PAPERS
                                                                              PLANNING PAPERS


                                                                            * Chosen from POLS100 Playing Politics: Conflict, Co-operation and Choice, SOCP102
                                                                              Introduction to Social Policy, TTWA150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of
                                                                              Waitangi, GEOG103 Resources and Environmental Sustainability.
                                                                            ** Chosen from ERTH103 Discovering Planet Earth, ERTH104 Earth and Ocean Environments,
                                                                               BIOL102 The Biology of Organisms, ENVS101 Environmental Science.
                                                                            † Chosen from ECON315 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, GEOG306
                                                                              Disasters and Development, GEOG328 Geographic Information Systems.




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                         LLB
BACHELOR OF LAWS




                                                                             RICHARD ANNANDALE, LLB(Hons)/BA
                                                                             Crown Prosecutor – Almao Douch
                                                                             Richard Annandale is proof that studying law opens any number
                                                                             of doors.
                                                                             After starting out in civil litigation, he has recently switched to
                                                                             mainly criminal law and now works at Almao Douch, the Office of
                                                                             the Crown Solicitor in Hamilton.
                                                                             “Once a matter has been committed for trial it comes to our office.
                                                                             A typical day for me would be in the Hamilton District Court doing
                                                                             serious criminal sentencing and bail applications. I also do appeals
                                                                             against conviction and sentences in the High Court.”
                                                                             The more time in court, the better as far as he’s concerned: “Court
                                                                             work requires you to blend your practical and theoretical skills.
                                                                             There’s no better place than the courtroom to learn to think on
                                                                             your feet and make a well-reasoned argument.”
                                                                             The career change hasn’t meant less paperwork, though. “For all the
                                                                             court work you do, there is the associated drafting and research
                                                                             that needs to be done. The sheer amount of files that come across
                                                                             your desk teaches you how to draft short concise and accurate
                                                                             submissions to the Court.”



                                                                               LLB CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                               Law graduates are employed as solicitors or barristers
                                                                               in legal firms, and solicitors, policy analysts, advisers
                                                                               and researchers in:
                                                                               Accountancy Firms
                                                                               Environmental and Resource Management eg local
                                                                               government, regional authorities and consultancy firms
                                                                               Government Departments
                                                                               International Organisations eg the United Nations
                                                                               Iwi Trust Boards and Iwi or Tribal Organisations
                                                                               Law Commission
                                                                               Third-Sector Organisations eg Amnesty International,
                                                                               Greenpeace
                                                                               Union or Employer Organisations




                         LLB BENEFITS
                         » Direct entry, no intermediate year.
                         » Taught by some of New Zealand’s leading policy
                            and legal advisers to government, business and
                            non-governmental organisations.

                         » Strong student support structure.
                         » Summer clerk employment programme.
                         » Work experience at Hamilton District Community
                            Law Centre.



                   124     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Laws




                                                                                                                                                                                    BACHELOR OF LAWS
Many of our everyday actions are decided by the legal system. The law gives us a structure that helps
society operate smoothly. But society shapes the law and that is how the Waikato Bachelor of Laws
(LLB) is different. At the School of Law, we provide a legal education that is relevant to today’s world.

Study law at Waikato and you will have a more informed view of the          HONOURS PROGRAMME
legal system. We not only teach the law but encourage you to look           An Honours programme provides academically gifted students with
deeper to find out why laws are made, who made them, how they               the opportunity and challenge to pursue advanced legal research.
work and how to change them.                                                The selection for Honours takes place at the end of second-year law.
We teach all the compulsory core papers required by the
New Zealand Council of Legal Education, the statutory body that             LAW STUDENT FOR A DAY PROGRAMME
oversees legal education in New Zealand and moderates the quality           Experience first hand a typical day of a law student studying at
of core law papers.                                                         The University of Waikato. You will attend lectures and tutorials with
                                                                            our students, and work in the Law Library and computing lab. Tours
Waikato focuses on professionalism and the development of our               of the campus and student accommodation are also available.
students’ practical skills in mooting, negotiation, client interviewing
and alternative dispute resolution. We involve lawyers and judges in        » For more info, www.waikato.ac.nz/law/
our student assessments. That sort of contact with the profession
will stand you in good stead when you come to apply for a job as a
                                                                            SCHOLARSHIPS
summer clerk or for full-time work.
                                                                            School of Law Entrance Scholarship, The Sir Edmund Hillary
                                                                            Scholarship.
MAJORS
Law                                                                 p69     » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
A second major can also be selected from the majors offered by other
Schools of Studies. Please consult with your School of Studies to see how
                                                                            SECONDARY SCHOOLS’ MOOTING COMPETITION
this can fit into your programme.                                           Mooting provides secondary students with the opportunity to argue
                                                                            a legal problem in a court setting.
OPTIONAL PAPERS                                                             » For more info, www.waikato.ac.nz/law/
In your degree you can study a broad range of optional papers,
including:
                                                                            This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
»   Advocacy                         »   Law and Information Technology     See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.
»   Competition Law                  »   Māori Land Law
»   Corporate Securities & Finance   »   Mediation
»   Employment Law                   »   Natural Resources Law               DEGREE STRUCTURE 4 YEARS 480 POINTS
»   Environmental Law
»   Family Law                       »   Public International Law            YEAR 1                   YEAR 2                   YEAR 3                   YEAR 4
»   Human Rights                     »   The Treaty of Waitangi in
                                                                             LAWS103                  LAWS203                  LAWS301                  400 LEVEL
»   Intellectual Property                Contemporary Aotearoa/              Legal Method             Jurisprudence            Crimes
»   International Trade                  New Zealand
                                                                             LAWS106                  LAWS204                  LAWS305                  400 LEVEL
                                                                             Legal Systems &          Contracts                Corporate Entities
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                                                         Societies                                         or LAWS426
The School of Law is actively involved in the national summer                                                                  Commercial
                                                                                                                               Transactions
clerking programme, where students gain paid work experience
                                                                             LAWS107                  LAWS206                  LAWS306                  400 LEVEL
in law firms, government departments and other organisations.
                                                                             Constitutional Law       Administrative Law       Dispute Resolution
Students also have the opportunity to gain practical experience
as voluntary case workers at the Hamilton District Community                 100 LEVEL                LAWS207                  LAWS307                  400 LEVEL
Law Centre. Following training and under the supervision of qualified                                 Torts                    Land Law
staff, law students interview clients and undertake legal research
to assist clients in resolving real-life problems.                           100 LEVEL                200 LEVEL                LAWS308                  400 LEVEL
                                                                                                                               Equity & Succession

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                           100 LEVEL                200 LEVEL                400 LEVEL                400 LEVEL
If you have University Entrance, you are eligible to apply for this
degree. All applications will be considered by the School of Law             100 LEVEL
Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis. Factors such as
academic results, any work experience, school and community
involvement, and other achievements will be taken into account.                  120 POINTS              120 POINTS               120 POINTS              120 POINTS
Relevant information, with supporting evidence, should be included
                                                                              COMPULSORY PAPERS       LAW OPTIONAL PAPERS        ELECTIVE PAPERS*
with the applicant’s written statement.
                                                                             * Optional papers in subjects outside the School of Law, including 30 points at 100 level in a
All law students who successfully complete their first-year papers             single subject.
gain automatic entry into second-year law.




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                                       BMS
BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES




                                                                                                   TIM SHEPHEARD, BMS
                                                                                                   National Account Manager – IDC Australia
                                                                                                   Behind every new technology launch are hours of market analysis
                                                                                                   and strategic planning and that’s what Tim Shepheard thrives on.
                                                                                                   An analyst with IT and telecommunications technology research
                                                                                                   company IDC, Tim’s work involves helping customers to understand
                                                                                                   the ICT market and forecasting consumer and business trends. His
                                                                                                   customers – the likes of HP and Telecom – rely on this independent
                                                                                                   research when creating and implementing strategies. “Because we
                                                                                                   work at the senior executive level, you get to have a real input into
                                                                                                   the strategies of major companies. It’s really rewarding to then see
                                                                                                   this playing out in the market.”
                                                                                                   Tim’s role also includes providing media commentary when
                                                                                                   required, a good way of building an industry profile.
                                                                                                   While he’s currently enjoying the buzz of Sydney after transferring
                                                                                                   from IDC’s Auckland office, he has his sights set on IDC London.
                                                                                                   “One of the best parts of working for a worldwide company and for
                                                                                                   global clients is the chance to travel on the job.”




                                                                                                                                            BMS CAREER
                                                                                                                                            OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                            Accountant
                                                                                                                                            Business Development
                                                                                                                                            Manager
                                                                                                                                            Economist
                                                                                                                                            Events Manager
                                                                                                                                            Human Resource Manager
                                                                                                                                            Investment Adviser
                                                                                                                                            Marketing Manager
                                                                                                                                            Public Relations Manager
                                                                                                                                            Strategic Manager
                                                                                                                                            Tourism and Hospitality
                                                                                                                                            Manager




                                                                                                   CREDIT ARRANGEMENTS
                                                                                                   Waikato Management School has credit arrangements with five North
                                       BMS BENEFITS                                                Island tertiary providers, so you may not need to leave home straight
                                                                                                   away. You will be able to meet most of the requirements of the first
                                       » Internationally recognised.                               two years of the BMS by completing a particular package of papers at:
                                       » Comprehensive coverage of all areas of management.        » Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga
                                                                                                   » Waikato Institute of Technology in Hamilton
                                       » Wide choice of study programmes allowing for
                                          specialisation in one or two subjects.                   » Tairawhiti Polytechnic in Gisborne
                                                                                                   » Western Institute of Technology in New Plymouth
                                       » Mix your management and international language studies.
                                                                                                   » Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua
                                       » Opportunity to meet NZICA academic requirements.          Check with Waikato Management School if you are interested in this
                                                                                                   study pathway.


                                 126     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Management Studies




                                                                                                                                                                             BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES
You won’t find a business degree anywhere else that’s as varied yet focused, flexible and consistently
high quality. With us you get more than a standard commerce degree.

It is the focus on general management that makes our Bachelor               ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
of Management Studies (BMS) stand out. You’ll receive more than             You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
a solid grounding in your specialty subject, you’ll also learn what         Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
makes a business tick and what makes a manager great.                       All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
                                                                            Students are required to have 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA
Our BMS has long been recognised by employers as New Zealand’s
                                                                            Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics and Modelling and 14 credits
premier management degree. The extra year of the BMS compared to
                                                                            at Level 3 in NCEA English or Te Reo Māori or History including
other commerce degrees means that, as well as covering all the core
                                                                            (Achievement Standard 90658) or Classical Studies (including
subjects that are central to management, you can specialise in up to
                                                                            Achievement Standard 90513), or they will be required to take
two different areas, achieve a good grounding in both and expand
                                                                            certain prerequisite papers in their first year of study.
your career options. Throughout your four-year degree you’ll get
practical experience. You’ll develop a new product and its marketing
plan in your first year, take part in a case competition in your third      HONOURS
year, and in your fourth year you’ll investigate an issue within a          If you achieve good results in your first three years, you may be
company and produce a research report.                                      admitted into the BMS(Hons) programme for your fourth year.

MAJORS                                                                      SCHOLARSHIPS
Accounting                   p32       Mngt Communication           p71     The Bartlett Scholarship, The Brian Perry Charitable Trust Business
Economics                    p48       Marketing                    p75     Management Scholarship, The Brian Smith Entrance Scholarship,
Electronic Business          p50       Public Relations             p87     The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
Finance                      p59       Strategic Mngt               p96
                                                                            » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
Human Resource Mngt          p64       Supply Chain Mngt            p97
International Mngt           p65       Tourism Mngt                p101
                                                                            This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
A second major can be selected from the majors offered by Waikato           See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.
Management School and other Schools of Studies. Please consult
with a Management Student Centre Adviser to see how this can fit into
your programme.                                                              DEGREE STRUCTURE 4 YEARS 480 POINTS
                                                                             YEAR 1                   YEAR 2                   YEAR 3                  YEAR 4
SPECIALISATIONS                                                              ACCT101                  ECON200                  STMG391                 499
A specialisation is similar to a major in that it is a group of papers in    Accounting for           Macroeconomics &         Strategic               Report of an
                                                                             Management               the Global Economy       Management              Investigation
a specific subject area, though it usually requires fewer papers than a
major. It is optional whether you take a specialisation.                     ECON100                  FINA201                  200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
                                                                             Business Economics       Finance
                                                                             & the NZ Economy
Within the BMS you may choose to specialise in: Agribusiness,
                                                                             MKTG151                  HRMG241                  200 LEVEL               400 LEVEL
Agricultural and Biosystems, Chinese, French, German, Japanese,              Introduction to          Organisational
Management Education Abroad, Spanish or Te Reo Māori.                        Marketing                Behaviour
                                                                             MSYS111                  MCOM200                  300 LEVEL               400 LEVEL
Within the Strategic Management major you may choose to                      E-Business & Supply      Management
specialise in: Entrepreneurship and Innovation.                              Chain Management         Communication
                                                                             STAT160                  MNGT221†                 300 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
                                                                             Management Statistics    Business Law, Ethics,
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                  Sustainability & the
                                                                                                      Treaty of Waitangi
Employers rate our 400 level practical paper 499 Report on an
Investigation highly. They like the fact they are recruiting staff with      STMG191                  200 LEVEL                300 LEVEL               400 LEVEL
                                                                             Introduction to
proven analytical abilities and work experience. In your 499, you will       Management
choose a project related to your specialty area, then use what you’ve        100* LEVEL
learnt in class to solve real problems in an actual management
situation. Because you have the freedom to choose your own
project, you can focus on an area that’s close to your heart.                100 LEVEL

» For more info, www.management.ac.nz/projects
                                                                                 120 POINTS              120 POINTS               120 POINTS              120 POINTS

CASE COMPETITION                                                              COMPULSORY PAPERS              MAJOR               ELECTIVE PAPERS

Students complete a practical project during the 300 level paper
                                                                             * Students doing a 2nd major in a subject not listed for the degree will need to take a
STMG391 Strategic Management. Our own staff research and write                 200 level major paper in place of a Year 1, 100 level elective paper.
the case so you will get a real-life business problem and work in            † MNGT221 may be counted toward your 2nd major if you choose another available
teams to solve it. Each team analyses the chosen company and then              BMS subject.

writes and presents a report on the recommended strategy, with four            Candidates must demonstrate competency in writing, as prescribed in the Waikato
                                                                               Management School Student Handbook, and undertake an Employment Skills module
teams going through to the WMS Case Competition.                               towards the end of the degree.


» For more info, www.management.ac.nz/case


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                                                BMPD
BACHELOR OF MĀORI & PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT




                                                                                                             DONNA TUWHANGAI, BMPD
                                                                                                             Project Manager – Maniapoto Māori Trust Board
                                                                                                             Programme Coordinator – Te Waka Pū Whenua
                                                                                                             Donna Tuwhangai is living her commitment to her people every
                                                                                                             time she goes to work.
                                                                                                             Part-time work with Maniapoto Māori Trust Board after graduating
                                                                                                             led to her role as a project manager responsible for developing a
                                                                                                             rangatahi (youth) strategy. She began by organising a summit so
                                                                                                             rangatahi could share their ideas on effective iwi development
                                                                                                             and learn about Maniapoto history and traditions. “We had over
                                                                                                             100 rangatahi involved, aged from 10 to their early 20s.” She is
                                                                                                             also researching the implementation of a Geographic Information
                                                                                                             System as part of a site of significance project and examining how
                                                                                                             the technology could help analyse iwi demographics.
                                                                                                             Blending past and future is also a theme in her other part-time
                                                                                                             job as programme coordinator with Māori adult education centre
                                                                                                             Te Waka Pū Whenua. The centre focuses on improving interaction
                                                                                                             between kaumatua and youth. Equipping them to communicate
                                                                                                             with mokopuna via the internet is one example; a garden where
                                                                                                             kaumatua work with children, teaching them about soil health,
                                                                                                             plant care and planting by the Matariki calendar is another.




                                                                                                                                                     BMPD CAREER
                                                                                                                                                     OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                                     Developmental and
                                                                                                                                                     Environmental Agencies
                                                                                                                                                     Foreign Affairs
                                                                                                                                                     Government Policy Work
                                                                                                                                                     Health, Training and
                                                                                                                                                     Welfare
                                                                                                                                                     Māori Creative and
                                                                                                                                                     Performing Arts
                                                                                                                                                     Research
                                                                                                                                                     Small and Medium-sized
                                                                                                                                                     Business Ownership
                                                                                                                                                     Tertiary Institutions




                                                BMPD BENEFITS
                                                » Tātai Aronui Mentoring Programme.
                                                » Prioritises research into “grass roots” communities.
                                                » Opens doors to a range of careers in development fields.
                                                » Opportunity for postgraduate study.
                                                » Creates working alliances between Māori and Pacific
                                                   Island groups and communities.



                                          128     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Māori & Pacific Development
                  -




                                                                                                                                                                        BACHELOR OF MĀORI & PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT
The Bachelor of Maori and Pacific Development (BMPD) is unique to Waikato. You will not find another
                                                                                      -
degree that looks so intently at the relationship between development strategies and Maori and Pacific
Island communities.

The BMPD will develop your knowledge of the issues affecting                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Māori, Pacific and other indigenous peoples and put these in a              You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
global context. It will arm you with the skills to find solutions and to    Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
manage the assets and resources required to implement them. The             All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
BMPD will equip you for a career that involves working with Māori           Some papers have specific entry requirements and if you do not
and Pacific Island communities to enhance their development and             have the required background you may be directed to take certain
life choices.                                                               papers in your first year of study.
Unlike other degree programmes in indigenous studies, the BMPD is
taught largely by staff who are of Māori or Pacific descent. They are       SCHOLARSHIPS
highly regarded researchers who work on “grass roots” development           The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship, Te Tohu Paetahi Entrance
projects across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.                        Scholarship, Tau Rua Mano Scholarship.

You may opt to complete your degree almost entirely in te reo.              » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
No other university in New Zealand offers this level of immersion.
That’s not surprising when you consider you will be studying at a
                                                                            This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
university with a long commitment to tikanga Māori and te reo, and
                                                                            See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.
its Māori community.

MAJORS                                                                       DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
Māori and Pacific Development                                       p72      It is recommended that students include 100 level prerequisites for any compulsory
Te Reo Māori/Māori Language                                         p72      papers in their chosen major(s) in the first year of their programme of study.

Tikanga Māori/Māori Cultural Studies                                p72      YEAR 1                 YEAR 2                  YEAR 3
                                                                             100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
A second major can also be selected from the majors offered by other
Schools of Studies. Please consult with your School of Studies to see how
this can fit into your programme.                                            100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL


SPECIALISATIONS                                                              100† LEVEL             200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
Within some majors, there are several optional specialisations that
are carefully designed to ensure you have a good mastery of a
particular area of study. These specialisations will equip you with the      100† LEVEL             200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL
skills and abilities you need to succeed in your chosen career.
                                                                             100† LEVEL             200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL
Within the Te Reo Māori/Māori Language major you may choose to
specialise in: Te Tohu Paetahi.
                                                                             100 LEVEL              200† LEVEL              300 LEVEL
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
Work placements will be available to students in their second and            100 LEVEL
third years. These will enable students to get involved with their
own iwi, hapū or Pacific community organisations.
                                                                             100 LEVEL


                                                                                120 POINTS              120 POINTS              120 POINTS

                                                                                    MAJOR            SUPPORTING SUBJECT        ELECTIVE PAPERS

                                                                                                                              MĀORI AND PACIFIC
                                                                                 TE REO MĀORI           TIKANGA MĀORI
                                                                                                                               DEVELOPMENT


                                                                             † Depending on your major, this may be replaced by an elective paper.




                                                                                                                                     CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE           129
                                                  BMCT
BACHELOR OF MEDIA & CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES




                                                                                                                  JOE HITCHCOCK
                                                                                                                  Indie Film Producer
                                                                                                                  Storybook royalty to no-budget horror to tortured model elves – it’s
                                                                                                                  all in a day (and night’s) work for Joe Hitchcock.
                                                                                                                  To date Joe, who majored in Screen and Media Studies, has worked
                                                                                                                  on four Hollywood movies as well as his own projects. His role as
                                                                                                                  Art Department Assistant on 30 Days of Night, The Chronicles of
                                                                                                                  Narnia: Prince Caspian, James Cameron’s much-anticipated Avatar
                                                                                                                  and Yogi Bear encompasses everything from building models to
                                                                                                                  image touch-up.
                                                                                                                  As if that’s not plenty to be getting on with, Joe won an AMP
                                                                                                                  Scholarship in 2006 to make his own stop-frame animation film
                                                                                                                  The North Pole Deception. The painstaking process (“It takes one
                                                                                                                  12-hour night to do 10 seconds”) will eventually yield a short film
                                                                                                                  about Santa’s tortured elves – a message about serious human
                                                                                                                  rights issues told through humour.
                                                                                                                  When he’s not helping out Hollywood, Joe works as a freelance
                                                                                                                  Director of Photography/Camera Operator. He was DOP on wife
                                                                                                                  Marama Killen’s feature film Kaikahu Road, due for festival release
                                                                                                                  next year, and is also branching out into music videos. Seems he’s
                                                                                                                  living his own sequel: 30 Days of Nights Without Sleep.




                                                                                                                                                           BMCT CAREER
                                                                                                                                                           OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                                           Animator
                                                                                                                                                           Broadcaster
                                                                                                                                                           Creative Arts Industry
                                                                                                                                                           Developer
                                                                                                                                                           Curator
                                                                                                                                                           Digital Media Specialist
                                                                                                                                                           Journalist
                                                                                                                                                           Producer
                                                                                                                                                           Production Designer or
                                                                                                                                                           Art Director
                                                                                                                                                           Writer




                                                  BMCT BENEFITS
                                                  » The BMCT will equip you with a specific combination of
                                                     flexible skills and in-depth knowledge to open an exciting
                                                     and fast-changing field of possibilities for profitable
                                                     employment, cultural activism, self-fulfilment and
                                                     ongoing creative exploration.

                                                  » Graduates will be in demand from both private and public
                                                     sector organisations that are increasingly seeking to
                                                     attain a ‘digitally’ enhanced presence in society.

                                                  » Opportunity for postgraduate study.
                                                  » Excellent facilities, including the WEL Energy Trust
                                                     Academy of Performing Arts and state of the art
                                                     computer studios.



                                            130     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Media & Creative Technologies




                                                                                                                                                                             BACHELOR OF MEDIA & CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
The Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies (BMCT) is an innovative degree focused on emerging
forms of output in new media and creative practices.

The Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies is a three-year             PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
degree that brings several disciplines together to explore the impact       Students gain practical experience throughout the programme.
of creative technologies in arts and media, while subjecting those          There is also an opportunity to undertake work placements where
technologies and creative forms to critical inquiry.                        you gain practical experience in applying what you have learned.
                                                                            The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences offers work placements at
Internet-driven and microprocessor-powered changes have put
                                                                            200 and 300 level.
creative technologies within everybody’s reach, generating a
voracious demand for new content, new ideas and new ways
of using “old” media. Online audio and video, portable devices,             ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
networking and an on-demand culture have begun to produce                   You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
a transformed creative environment. This promises ever more                 Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
innovative ways to create and share content in the 21st century.            All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
With the whole history of previous media at your disposal, you will
draw on that knowledge to invent new ways of expressing yourself            SCHOLARSHIPS
through performance and imagery, of telling stories, of collaborating
                                                                            The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
creatively with others, and of engaging with a wider world.

The Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies provides a
                                                                            » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
distinctive undergraduate experience leading to graduates who are
not only skilled in a variety of contemporary mediated creative
practices, but also possess a thorough conceptual and critical               DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
understanding of their cultural impact.                                      YEAR 1                  YEAR 2                YEAR 3
                                                                             CGRD161                 200 LEVEL             CRPC301
                                                                             Effective Visual                              Creative Technologies
MAJORS                                                                       Communication                                 & Creative Practice
Creative Practices                                                   p44                                                   Project*

Creative Technologies                                                p45     CPRC101                 200 LEVEL             300 LEVEL
                                                                             Creative Technologies
Design Media                                                         p46     & Creative Practice
Māori Media and Communication                                        p72     SMST101                 200 LEVEL             300 LEVEL
Screen and Media Studies                                             p89     Digital Screens

A second major can also be selected from the majors offered by other         100 LEVEL               200 LEVEL             300 LEVEL
Schools of Studies. Please consult with your School of Studies to see how
this can fit into your programme.
                                                                             100 LEVEL               200 LEVEL             200 LEVEL
SPECIALISATIONS
A specialisation in Creative Writing is available to all BMCT students.      100 LEVEL               200 LEVEL             200 LEVEL
This specialisation enables students to develop an additional strength
in imaginative writing and creative non-fiction, and will enhance
                                                                             100 LEVEL
your ability to write effectively in a range of genres, irrespective of
your major subject area.
                                                                             100 LEVEL


                                                                                 120 POINTS            120 POINTS              120 POINTS

                                                                              COMPULSORY PAPERS            MAJOR            SUPPORTING SUBJECT       ELECTIVE PAPERS


                                                                             * With a double major, CRPC301 may be counted towards the first major or to the second
                                                                               (but only if it is within the field of the degree).




                                                                                                                                    CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE                 131
                          BMus
BACHELOR OF MUSIC




                                                                                         JULIA BOOTH, BMus(Hons)
                                                                                         Singer
                                                                                         Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar Julia Booth is singing her way to success.
                                                                                         As a PwC Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist, New Zealand
                                                                                         Aria Competition winner and Lexus Song Quest finalist, Julia is
                                                                                         getting right inside New Zealand opera, playing small roles in
                                                                                         big productions, learning major roles through understudying and
                                                                                         shadow covering, and working with international conductors and
                                                                                         artists. “It’s a brilliant way to learn.”
                                                                                         The talented soprano made her debut with NBR New Zealand
                                                                                         Opera in 2008 in a named role in the critically acclaimed Jenufa.
                                                                                         In 2009 she competed in the prestigious McDonald’s Operatic Aria
                                                                                         contest in Sydney. And she’s no one-talent woman either: “I toured
                                                                                         internationally with the Langley Ukulele Ensemble for seven years
                                                                                         but since leaving Canada, I’ve barely touched it! One year into my
                                                                                         music degree, my passion for singing took over.”




                                                                                                                                  BMus CAREER
                                                                                                                                  OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                  Advertising Executive
                                                                                                                                  Arts Administrator
                                                                                                                                  Broadcaster
                                                                                                                                  Composer
                                                                                                                                  Film Music Producer
                                                                                                                                  Journalist
                                                                                                                                  Music Retailer
                                                                                                                                  Performer
                                                                                                                                  Recording Artist
                                                                                                                                  Teacher




                          BMus BENEFITS
                          » Access to leading composers, performers and writers
                             of national status and international experience.

                          » Excellent facilities, including state-of-the-art
                             computer music studios and the acclaimed Academy
                             of Performing Arts.

                          » Performance tuition in piano, violin, viola, cello, double
                             bass, harpsichord, organ, classical guitar, flute, oboe,
                             clarinet, bassoon and voice.



                    132     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Music




                                                                                                                                                    BACHELOR OF MUSIC
Study for a Bachelor of Music (BMus) and you will be learning from leading performers in a world-class
performing arts facility. You’ll also have the chance to share your passion and progress with the public
through student recitals.

The BMus is for students with musical talent and ambition or just     PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
a sheer love of music. It combines intense tuition with theoretical   Students receive lessons and are able to perform, and have their
understanding and the choice of a performance or academic focus.      own compositions performed, in the WEL Academy of Performing
The BMus will expose you to a wide range of Western classical music   Arts through events such as the annual opera production, the
from baroque to contemporary, through performance, composition        weekly Lunchtime Recital Series, Friday performance hours, various
and musical scholarship. Students can also study Māori music.         performance competitions and the Lilburn Trust Student Composition
                                                                      Awards concert. Students also benefit from numerous other
Students who pursue the performance programme of the BMus must
                                                                      performance opportunities in the wider community and beyond.
demonstrate their understanding and performance skills in public
performance examinations at the end of their third year. Tuition is
available in voice and a broad range of instruments. For students     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
choosing the academic programme, you will be able to include some     If you have University Entrance, you are eligible to apply for this
non-music papers that match your interests and career aspirations.    degree. You must also meet one of the following requirements:
                                                                      » NCEA – 14 credits in Music at Level 3;
STREAMS                                                               » NCEA – 20 credits in Music at Level 2;
Academic Stream                                                       » Grade 5 theory pass or better in the Australian Music Education
Composition                                                              Board, Trinity College or Royal College for Music examinations; or
                                                                      » A qualification considered equivalent.
Digital Music
Māori Musical Instruments in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts    For the Performance stream, a selection process applies and you will
Māori Song and Dance in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts         be required to successfully complete an audition.
Popular Music
Western Music History                                                 » For further info, www.waikato.ac.nz/music
Performance Stream                                                    All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Chamber Music
Performance                                                           SCHOLARSHIPS
Performance Techniques                                                The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
Western Music History
                                                                      » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
See Music on page 79 for more information.


 DEGREE STRUCTURE PERFORMANCE STREAM 3 YEARS 360 POINTS                DEGREE STRUCTURE ACADEMIC STREAM 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
 YEAR 1            YEAR 2               YEAR 3                         YEAR 1              YEAR 2             YEAR 3
 MUSI112           MUSI213              MUSI314                        MUSI112             200 LEVEL          300 LEVEL
 Introduction to   History & Analysis   History & Analysis             Introduction to
 Western Music     of Music             of Music                       Western Music
 MUSI115           MUSI218              MUSI318                        MUSI115             200 LEVEL          300 LEVEL
 Composition 1     Performance          Performance                    Composition 1
                   Techniques 2         Techniques 3
 MUSI117           MUSI220              MUSI320                        MUSI117             200 LEVEL          300 LEVEL
 Musicianship 1    Performance 2        Performance 3                  Musicianship 1

 MUSI118           MUSI221              MUSI321                        MUSI119             200 LEVEL          300 LEVEL
 Performance       Chamber Music 2      Chamber Music 3                Harmony &
 Techniques 1                                                          Counterpoint 1
 MUSI119           200 LEVEL            200 LEVEL                      MUSI150             200 LEVEL          200 LEVEL
 Harmony &                                                             New Zealand Music
 Counterpoint 1
 MUSI120           200 LEVEL            200 LEVEL                      100 LEVEL           200 LEVEL          200 LEVEL
 Performance 1

 MUSI121                                                               100 LEVEL
 Chamber Music 1

 100 LEVEL                                                             100 LEVEL


     120 POINTS        120 POINTS           120 POINTS                     120 POINTS        120 POINTS         120 POINTS

     COMPULSORY       MUSIC OPTIONAL           ELECTIVE                    COMPULSORY        MUSIC OPTIONAL       ELECTIVE
       PAPERS             PAPERS                PAPERS                       PAPERS              PAPERS            PAPERS




                                                                                                                       CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE     133
                            BSc
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE




                                                                                          JEROEN BRIJS, BSc
                                                                                          Advanced Research Technician – University of Waikato
                                                                                          Spending his spare time in the water and at the beach, Jeroen Brijs
                                                                                          has a natural passion for freshwater and marine ecosystems. With
                                                                                          a Biological Sciences major, he focused on freshwater and marine
                                                                                          biology. Jeroen was able to satisfy his curiosity about how these
                                                                                          ecosystems work and how we can help protect them, keeping them
                                                                                          the way they are now.
                                                                                          Jeroen now works at the University of Waikato as an Advanced
                                                                                          Research Technician, helping with research on understanding the
                                                                                          biology of pest fish in New Zealand. Knowledge gathered from the
                                                                                          research is then used to develop new tools and technologies for
                                                                                          early detection of pest fish incursions, and to control existing pest
                                                                                          fish populations.
                                                                                          “What I do changes day to day. There’s a lot of variation in my job,
                                                                                          which means I am learning a lot of new and exciting things” says
                                                                                          Jeroen. “I’ve also got to meet heaps of different people, and have
                                                                                          been boat electrofishing in a number of different places, such as
                                                                                          the Waikato River, Whangamarino Wetland and Waitakere City,
                                                                                          which has been a highlight.”




                                                                                                                                    BSc CAREER
                                                                                                                                    OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                    Animal Welfare Officer
                                                                                                                                    Biotechnologist
                                                                                                                                    Chemical Analyst
                                                                                                                                    Environmental Scientist
                                                                                                                                    Laboratory Manager
                                                                                                                                    Software Developer
                                                                                                                                    Statistician
                                                                                                                                    Web Architect



                                                                                          HONOURS PROGRAMME
                                                                                          For students who wish to continue on to graduate study, the School
                                                                                          of Computing & Mathematical Sciences also offers a one-year BSc
                                                                                          Honours programme in Computing, Mathematics or Statistics, or you
                                                                                          may transfer into the four-year BCMS degree.

                                                                                          INTERMEDIATES
                                                                                          Your first-year papers can be selected to fulfil the intermediate require-
                                                                                          ments of other universities for engineering, forestry and surveying.

                                                                                          RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
                                                                                          The School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences offers challenge
                                                                                          exams that give outstanding students credit for 100 level papers
                            BSc BENEFITS                                                  in Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics. By passing the
                                                                                          exams, high-achieving students can be given direct access to some
                            » Internationally recognised degree taught by expert staff.   200 level papers.

                            » Provides a strong basis in the fundamentals of science.     » For more info, www.scms.waikato.ac.nz
                            » Large practical component and small laboratory classes
                               in most subjects.                                          SCHOLARSHIPS
                            » Strong collaboration with other research providers          Science Admission Scholarships, Computer Science Scholarship,
                               – NIWA, AgResearch, Hort Research, Landcare.               Mathematics Scholarship, The Brian Perry Charitable Trust Undergraduate
                                                                                          Scholarship, Statistics Scholarship, The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
                            » Specialised equipment laboratories.
                                                                                          » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships


                      134     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Science




                                                                                                                                                                               BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
The Waikato Bachelor of Science (BSc) equips you for a career that requires logical thinking,
analytical talent, a curious mind and practical skills. This degree takes you anywhere.

The range of career options available to BSc graduates isn’t surprising   Within the Environmental Sciences major you may choose to
when you consider the nature of the degree. It is supremely flexible      specialise in: Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Modelling,
so you can combine papers to suit your strengths and abilities. We        Land and Freshwater Environments, or Marine Sciences.
keep it general in the first year so that your choice, when you do        Within the Mathematics major you may choose to specialise in:
come to specialise, is an informed one. Putting into practice what        Economics or Finance.
you learn in your lectures is a major part of a Waikato science
degree. You will gain hands-on experience with some of the most           Within the Statistics major you may choose to specialise
up-to-date and high-tech laboratory equipment available, such as          in: Economics.
our mass spectrometers for investigating molecular structure. We
also take you right to the source, with field trips that might include
                                                                          PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
an overnight stint to gather geothermal samples or a week-long bush       The Bachelor of Science is a practical degree with laboratory and/or
camp to examine a region’s flora.                                         field work associated with most subjects. For some science subjects,
                                                                          you also have the opportunity to undertake an independent or
                                                                          small team research project (special topics paper), which may be
MAJORS
                                                                          laboratory or literature-survey based.
Animal Behaviour            p34       Environmental Planning       p56
Biochemistry                p37       Environmental Sciences       p57
                                                                          ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Biological Sciences         p38       Materials and Processing     p76
                                                                          You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
Biotechnology               p39       Mathematics                  p77
                                                                          Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
Chemistry                   p40       Physics                      p82
                                                                          All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Computer Science            p42       Psychology                   p85    Some papers have specific entry requirements and if you do not
Earth Sciences              p47       Statistics                   p95    have the required background you may be directed to take certain
Electronics                 p53                                           papers in your first year of study.
A second major can also be selected from the majors offered by the
School of Science & Engineering and other Schools of Studies. Please      This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
consult with your School of Studies to see how this can                   See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.
fit into your programme.

SPECIALISATIONS
                                                                           DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
Within the BSc you may choose to specialise in:
                                                                           It is recommended that students include 100 level prerequisites for any compulsory
Agribusiness                                                               papers in their chosen major(s) in the first year of their programme of study.
The Agribusiness specialisation covers agribusiness in New Zealand         YEAR 1                  YEAR 2                   YEAR 3
and internationally, sustainable agricultural systems and international    100* LEVEL              200 LEVEL                300 LEVEL
marketing for this industry. This specialisation complements a
number of majors in which a knowledge of the particular issues
confronting agribusiness enterprises and the sector in general would       100* LEVEL              200 LEVEL                300 LEVEL
be an advantage.

Agricultural and Biosystems                                                100* LEVEL              200 LEVEL                300 LEVEL
Agricultural and Biosystems provides an agricultural focus to
studies, preparing students for careers in agritechnology companies        100* LEVEL              200* LEVEL               300* LEVEL
and organisations.

Science International                                                      100* LEVEL              200 LEVEL                200/300* LEVEL
Science International combines a science major with study in
Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Spanish. Science graduates who
are familiar with the language and customs of other countries are of       100* LEVEL              200 LEVEL                200/300 LEVEL
particular value to export-oriented industries.

Te Pūtaiao me ngā Take Māori (Science and Te Reo)                          100* LEVEL
This specialisation enables students to pursue a science degree in a
major subject while extending their knowledge of Māori language            100 LEVEL
and culture.
Within the Biological Sciences major you may choose to specialise
                                                                              120 POINTS               120 POINTS              120 POINTS
in: Restoration Ecology.
Within the Computer Science major you may choose to specialise                    MAJOR                SCIENCE PAPERS          ELECTIVE PAPERS
in: Applied Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Technology,
Data Mining, Games and Multimedia, Information Systems, Interaction        * These papers should be recognised science papers offered by the Schools of Science &
Design, Internet Applications, Networks, or Software Development.            Engineering and Computing & Mathematical Sciences (except MATH168) and selected
                                                                             Philosophy and Psychology papers, and, at 100 level, should be taken across at least four
Within the Environmental Planning major you may choose                       science subjects.

to specialise in: Economics, Public Policy or Resources and
Environmental Planning.


                                                                                                                                     CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE                  135
                                         BSc(Tech)
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (TECHNOLOGY)




                                                                                                       KORI LENTFER, BSc(Tech)
                                                                                                       Engineering Geologist – Coffey Geotechnics
                                                                                                       Kori Lentfer likes to get his hands dirty. The Engineering Geologist’s
                                                                                                       fascination with soil and rocks has taken him around the world as a
                                                                                                       consultant, including work in the United Kingdom and a stint in the
                                                                                                       Middle East working on large infrastructure projects.
                                                                                                       Now based in Tauranga, his job with global specialist ground
                                                                                                       engineering consultancy Coffey Geotechnics is just as varied.
                                                                                                       He works on multiple projects, from small-scale construction sites
                                                                                                       to his current major project, the 28-turbine wind farm Meridian
                                                                                                       Energy is building inland of Raglan. Here, Coffey Geotechnics
                                                                                                       is responsible for earthworks construction monitoring and
                                                                                                       certification, along with investigating opportunities during the
                                                                                                       project for design refinement that will reduce construction costs.
                                                                                                       Like every project, it began with a blank slate. “You start off not
                                                                                                       knowing anything about a project or particular site and you
                                                                                                       have do your research, investigation and testing to develop a
                                                                                                       ground model, and then continually prove and refine your model.
                                                                                                       It’s really satisfying.”




                                                                                                                                                 BSc(Tech)
                                                                                                                                                 CAREER
                                                                                                                                                 OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                                 Biotechnologist
                                                                                                                                                 Computer Network
                                                                                                                                                 Administrator
                                                                                                                                                 Conservation Officer
                                                                                                                                                 Exploration Geologist
                                                                                                                                                 Forensic Technician
                                                                                                                                                 Laboratory Technologist
                                                                                                                                                 Quality Assurance
                                                                                                                                                 Manager
                                                                                                                                                 Research Assistant
                                                                                                                                                 Software Developer
                                                                                                                                                 Systems Analyst




                                                                                                       RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
                                                                                                       The School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences offers challenge
                                                                                                       exams that give outstanding students credit for 100 level papers in
                                                                                                       Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics. By passing the exams,
                                                                                                       high-achieving students can be given direct access to some
                                                                                                       200 level papers.

                                                                                                       » For more info, www.scms.waikato.ac.nz
                                         BSc(Tech) BENEFITS
                                                                                                       SCHOLARSHIPS
                                         » Large practical component and small laboratory classes      Science Admission Scholarships, Computer Science Scholarship,
                                            in most subjects.                                          The Brian Perry Charitable Trust Undergraduate Scholarship,
                                         » Internationally recognised degree taught by expert staff.   The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.

                                         » Paid work placements to suit your interests.                » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
                                         » 100% of graduates actively seeking employment find it
                                            within six months of graduating.                           This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
                                                                                                       See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.


                                   136     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Science (Technology)




                                                                                                                                                                             BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (TECHNOLOGY)
The Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)) was the first degree of its kind in New Zealand and
offers a unique approach to study. The BSc(Tech) is a flexible, job-oriented degree which provides you
with the necessary practical experience to bridge the gap between study and the workplace.

Move into the workplace with a BSc(Tech) from Waikato and you’ll           PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
find it looks familiar. That’s because you will already have spent 12      A total of 12 months’ work experience is a component of this degree.
months of your degree gaining work experience and being paid for           The Cooperative Education Unit actively seeks and oversees this
your efforts. Your first stint in the field will be for three months in    placement, ensuring the quality and relevance of your work experience.
your second year, followed by another nine months in your third year.
During your practical experience, you will build connections with
                                                                           ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
potential employers that will pay off when it’s time to look for a job.
Your hands-on experience will add credibility in your interviews.          You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
                                                                           Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
The BSc(Tech) includes management papers as well as science                All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
and technology papers so you’ll have a good understanding of the           Some papers have specific entry requirements and if you do not have
business of science by the time you graduate.                              the required background you may be directed to take certain papers in
                                                                           your first year of study.
MAJORS
Animal Behaviour             p34       Earth Sciences                p47
Biochemistry                 p37       Electronics                   p53
Biological Sciences          p38       Environmental Planning        p56
Biotechnology                p39       Environmental Sciences        p57
Chemistry                    p40       Materials and Processing      p76
Computer Science             p42       Physics                       p82

A second major can also be selected from the majors offered by
the School of Science & Engineering and other Schools of Studies.
Please consult with your School of Studies to see how this can fit
into your programme.                                                        DEGREE STRUCTURE 4 YEARS 480 POINTS
                                                                            It is recommended that students include 100 level prerequisites for any compulsory
                                                                            papers in their chosen major(s) in the first year of their programme of study.
SPECIALISATIONS
                                                                            YEAR 1                  YEAR 2                  YEAR 3                  YEAR 4
Within the BSc(Tech) you may choose to specialise in:
                                                                            100* LEVEL              200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL               200/300*
Agribusiness                                                                                                                                        LEVEL
The Agribusiness specialisation covers agribusiness in New Zealand
and internationally, sustainable agricultural systems and international     100* LEVEL              200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL               200/300 LEVEL
marketing for this industry. This specialisation complements a
number of majors in which a knowledge of the particular issues              100* LEVEL              200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
confronting agribusiness enterprises and the sector in general would
be an advantage.
                                                                            100* LEVEL              200* LEVEL              300* LEVEL
Agricultural and Biosystems
Agricultural and Biosystems provides an agricultural focus to               100* LEVEL              200 LEVEL               200/300*
studies, preparing students for careers in agritechnology companies                                                         LEVEL
and organisations.
                                                                            100* LEVEL              200† LEVEL              300† LEVEL
Science International
Science International combines a science major with study in
                                                                            100* LEVEL
Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Spanish. Science graduates
who are familiar with the language and customs of other countries                                   YEAR 2                  YEAR 3
are of particular value to export-oriented industries.                      100 LEVEL               SCIE279                 SCIE379
                                                                                                    Work Placement          Work Placement
Te Pūtaiao me ngā Take Māori (Science and Te Reo)                                                   Preparation             Reflection               YEAR 4

This specialisation enables students to pursue a science degree in a                                371                     372                     373
major subject while extending their knowledge of Māori language                                     Work Placement          Work Placement          Work Placement
and culture.
                                                                               120 POINTS              120 POINTS              120 POINTS             120 POINTS
Within the Biological Sciences major you may choose to specialise
in: Restoration Ecology.                                                           MAJOR               SCIENCE PAPERS         ELECTIVE PAPERS      MANAGEMENT PAPERS

                                                                            COMPULSORY PAPERS
Within the Environmental Planning major you may choose
to specialise in: Economics, Public Policy or Resources and
                                                                            * These papers should be recognised science papers offered by the Schools of Science &
Environmental Planning.                                                       Engineering and Computing & Mathematical Sciences (except MATH168) and selected
                                                                              Philosophy and Psychology papers, and, at 100 level, should be taken across at least
                                                                              four science subjects.
Within the Environmental Sciences major you may choose to
                                                                            † Recommended Management papers ENMP282/ENMP283 Science and Engineering
specialise in: Environmental Microbiology, Environmental                      Management A/B (both 10 pts) and ENMP381 Technological Innovation and its
Modelling, Land and Freshwater Environments, or Marine Sciences.              Management (20 pts).




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                                    BSocSc
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES




                                                                                              ANDREW CORKILL, BSocSc(Hons)
                                                                                              Reserves Planner – Hamilton City Council
                                                                                              Andrew Corkill is helping to recover a small slice of New Zealand’s
                                                                                              ecological past.
                                                                                              He is Hamilton City Council’s liaison person on the Waiwhakareke
                                                                                              Natural Heritage Park project, which is transforming 60 hectares of
                                                                                              barren farmland into native lowland and wetlands like those that
                                                                                              used to cover the Waikato before humans arrived in New Zealand.
                                                                                              It’s a far cry from a graffiti-covered skateboard park but, as a
                                                                                              planner within the Parks and Garden’s Unit of the council, that’s
                                                                                              in his domain as well. Andrew, who majored in Geography, works
                                                                                              on strategies to prevent criminal behaviour in the city’s 205 parks
                                                                                              and reserves. Whether it’s organising community planting days or
                                                                                              getting bushes cut back so there are fewer places for troublemakers
                                                                                              to hide, Andrew enjoys it all. “It’s great to have a job that gets
                                                                                              you out and about, and I also find it satisfying not just to do the
                                                                                              planning, but to see the plans put into practice.”
                                                                                              His role in the Waiwhakareke project involves working with the
                                                                                              other partners, the community, iwi and environmental groups.
                                                                                              “It’s the first time such a large-scale restoration of indigenous
                                                                                              ecosystems has been undertaken in New Zealand and it’s great
                                                                                              to be playing a part in it.”




                                                                                                                                       BSocSc CAREER
                                                                                                                                       OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                       Community Health Worker
                                                                                                                                       Demographer
                                                                                                                                       Diplomat
                                                                                                                                       Economist
                                                                                                                                       Employment Relations
                                                                                                                                       Advocate
                                                                                                                                       Environmental Consultant
                                                                                                                                       Human Resource
                                                                                                                                       Manager
                                                                                                                                       Iwi or Māori Resource
                                                                                                                                       Development Officer
                                                                                                                                       Policy Analyst




                                    BSocSc BENEFITS
                                    » Offers contemporary and relevant areas of study.
                                    » You can design your degree to suit your interests.
                                    » Especially suited to those enthusiastic about people,
                                       policy, planning and research.

                                    » You can learn how to carry out research in a range of
                                       areas and be well prepared for graduate study.



                              138     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Social Sciences




                                                                                                                                                                            BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
The Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) looks at how people and society function and change.

The social sciences are a group of subjects focused around what          SECOND MAJOR
influences people and society to act in a particular way and how         A second major can be selected in place of a supporting subject from
these actions can be monitored and modified. The BSocSc suits            the major subject list or from most subjects offered by other Schools
independent thinkers with a curiosity about the world and the            of Studies. Please consult with your School of Studies to see how this
people who live in it.                                                   can fit into your programme.
The BSocSc offers contemporary and relevant areas of study such
as employment relations, social policy, and environmental planning.      PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
Whatever your major, you will be examining contemporary issues           Some subjects provide the opportunity for students to undertake
from a social science perspective. You will be inspired by lecturers     work placements where you gain practical experience in applying
who are world-recognised researchers and whose findings inform           what you have learned. The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences offers
their teaching, and you’ll emerge with the skills, knowledge and
                                                                         work placements at 200 and 300 level.
motivation to make a difference to the world.

Research is a major requirement of the BSocSc and there are              ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
compulsory research papers within the degree. The research               You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
capabilities you develop through your BSocSc will be invaluable in       Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
any career that requires information gathering, analysis of complex
                                                                         All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
issues, thorough reporting and informed decision-making.

                                                                         SCHOLARSHIPS
MAJORS
                                                                         The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
Anthropology                p35       Māori and Pacific
Economics                   p48       Development (see Māori) p72        » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
Education Studies           p49       Philosophy                 p81
Environmental Planning      p56       Political Science          p83
                                      Population Studies         p84     This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
Ethics                      p58
                                                                         See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.
Geography                   p60       Psychology                 p85
History                     p61       Public Policy              p86
Human Development           p63       Social Policy              p90     Also delivered in partnership with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic,
Industrial Relations &                Sociology                  p92     see page 23 for more information.
Human Resource                        Tikanga Māori/Māori Cultural
Management (see Human                 Studies (see Māori)        p72
Resource Management)        p64       Tourism Studies
Labour Studies              p66       (see Tourism)             p100      DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
Linguistics                 p70       Women’s & Gender Studies p102       It is recommended that students include 100 level prerequisites for any compulsory papers
                                                                          in their chosen major(s) in the first year of their programme of study.

                                                                          YEAR 1                   YEAR 2                  YEAR 3
SPECIALISATIONS                                                           100 LEVEL                200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
There are several optional specialisations that are carefully designed
to ensure you have a good mastery of a particular area of study.
                                                                          100 LEVEL                200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
Within the Environmental Planning major you may choose to
specialise in: Coastal and Marine Environments; Environmental
Economics; Freshwater Environments; Public Policy and the                 100 LEVEL                200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
Environment; Society, Politics and the Environment; or Terrestrial
Environments.
                                                                          100 LEVEL                200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL
Within the Political Science major you may choose to specialise in:
International Relations and Security Studies.
                                                                          100 LEVEL                200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL
Within the Psychology major you may choose to specialise in:
Psychology and Management.
Specialisations in Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Spanish           100 LEVEL                200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
are available to BSocSc students of all majors.
                                                                          100 LEVEL
SUPPORTING SUBJECT
You can choose your supporting subject from the list of majors,
the subjects listed below (see page 103 for details) or from most         100 LEVEL
subjects offered by other Schools of Studies.
» Asian Studies                                                              120 POINTS               120 POINTS              120 POINTS
» English as a Second Language
                                                                                 MAJOR             SUPPORTING SUBJECT        ELECTIVE PAPERS
» Pacific Studies, see Anthropology
» Social Sciences Research, see Sociology                                 Within their overall programme, students must complete at least 35 points, including at
                                                                          least 20 points above 100 level, from a list of methodology papers
» Treaty of Waitangi Studies/Akoranga Te Tiriti o Waitangi


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                                BSW
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK




                                                                                            KIM MITCHELL, BSW
                                                                                            Student – University of Waikato
                                                                                            Kim Mitchell is on her way to completing her BSW degree, offered
                                                                                            in Tauranga at the University of Waikato in partnership with the
                                                                                            Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.
                                                                                            After completing the Certificate of Social Services at the
                                                                                            Polytechnic, Kim decided social work was her calling. In 2008 she
                                                                                            was awarded the Bay of Plenty Alumni Adult Learners Scholarship
                                                                                            award, and received $1000, which she put towards text books, child
                                                                                            care and travel costs for 2009.
                                                                                            Kim eventually wants a career in social work, working with youth
                                                                                            or people with disabilities.
                                                                                            “Waikato University offers a lot of guidance and help, I have met
                                                                                            some amazing, inspiring lecturers and guest speakers. I have also
                                                                                            had opportunities that I would not have been able to experience if
                                                                                            I had not enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work.”




                                                                                                                                    BSW CAREER
                                                                                                                                    OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                    Case Manager
                                                                                                                                    Community Worker
                                                                                                                                    Policy Analyst
                                                                                                                                    Researcher
                                                                                                                                    Social Worker




                                BSW BENEFITS
                                » The BSW has been approved by the Social Workers
                                   Registration Board.

                                » A challenging programme of study taught in a supportive
                                   learning environment.

                                » Balance of theory and practice.
                                » New Zealand needs more qualified social workers and the
                                   BSW will give graduates long-term career prospects.



                          140    THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Social Work




                                                                                                                                                                                     BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) has been approved by the Social Workers’ Registration Board and
will give you the competency skills and training needed to become a successful social worker.

The BSW is taught in partnership between the University of Waikato        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga.                                If you have University Entrance, you are eligible to apply for the
                                                                          BSW. All applicants must complete and return a Police Clearance
The BSW is the professional qualification for anyone who cares
                                                                          Check (INCIS) form. The University will request a clearance check
about people, wants to make a difference to people’s lives and create
                                                                          from the Ministry of Justice for each applicant in order to assess,
positive changes to society. Social workers are currently sought
                                                                          against the University’s and Social Worker Registration Board’s
after in New Zealand and abroad. Upon completion of the degree,
                                                                          criteria, whether the applicant is a fit and proper person to practise
students can find work in a range of different social service settings,
                                                                          social work. Applicants will be interviewed by at least two members
including district health boards, family service centres, government
                                                                          of a selection panel, including the Programme Coordinator. All
agencies and more.
                                                                          applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The University of Waikato Social Work programme is a specified
programme of study which focuses on social policy and social issues,      SCHOLARSHIPS
family, social work approaches and decision-making, social science        The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
research, community development, social justice, and bicultural and
multicultural social work practices.                                      » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships

CREDIT ARRANGEMENTS                                                       Available in Tauranga only and delivered in partnership with
Students who have completed the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s               Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. See page 23 for more information.
Diploma in Social Practice are guaranteed credit of 225 points
(almost half of the BSW), provided their Diploma was completed
within the last five years. Students who completed the Diploma of          DEGREE STRUCTURE 4 YEARS 480 POINTS
Social Practice prior to 2003 and students who completed other             YEAR 1                   YEAR 2                    YEAR 3                  YEAR 4
tertiary study may also apply for credit. This will be assessed on a       HDCO100                  SOCP206                   SOCP302                 SOCW203
case-by-case basis.                                                        Human Development        Social Policy             Social Policy           Community
                                                                                                    & Social Issues                                   Development

SPECIFIED PROGRAMME                                                        PHIL103                  SOCW201                   SOCP303                 SOCW204
                                                                           Critical Reasoning       Social Work Issues        Analysis of Social      Social Justice, Ethics
Social Work                                                      p91                                                          Policy Issues           & Law

                                                                           PSYC102                  SOCW202                   SOCW200                 SOCW301
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                                                       Social & Developmental   Social Work               Social Work             Social Work Decision
                                                                           Psychology               Approaches                Placement 1             Making
Placement in a work environment is an essential component of the
BSW. In the third and fourth year of study, students develop practical     SOCP102                  SOCY222                   SSRP307                 SOCW302
                                                                           Introduction to          Sociology of the Family   Techniques for Social   Bicultural &
experience through work placements in a social service agency.             Social Policy                                      Science Research:       Multicultural Social
                                                                                                                              Quantitative Analysis   Work Practices
                                                                           SOCW101                  SSRP202                   200 LEVEL*              SOCW400
                                                                           Introduction to the      The Practice of Social                            Social Work
                                                                           Social Work Profession   Science Research                                  Placement 2

                                                                           SOCW102                  200 LEVEL                 200 LEVEL
                                                                           Introduction to Social
                                                                           Work Theory

                                                                           SOCY101
                                                                           Introduction to
                                                                           Sociology

                                                                           TTWA150
                                                                           Te Tiriti o Waitangi:
                                                                           An Introduction to the
                                                                           Treaty of Waitangi
                                                                               120 POINTS               120 POINTS                120 POINTS              120 POINTS

                                                                            COMPULSORY PAPERS          ELECTIVE PAPERS


                                                                           * 200 level or above chosen from Anthropology, Human Development, Psychology, Social
                                                                             Policy, Sociology or Tikanga Māori.




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                                            BSpLS
BACHELOR OF SPORT & LEISURE STUDIES




                                                                                                         GABBY ROGERS, BSpLS(Hons)
                                                                                                         Active Communities Coordinator – Sport Waikato
                                                                                                         “It’s better to wear out than rust out,” is the advice Gabby Rogers
                                                                                                         gives her clients.
                                                                                                         As an Active Communities Coordinator, Gabby’s job is to get
                                                                                                         Waikato people moving. This involves motivating and educating the
                                                                                                         public about creating a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise.
                                                                                                         It requires tasks such as giving workshop presentations, coaching,
                                                                                                         establishing exercise and prevention programmes, and visiting
                                                                                                         homes. Her clients include the elderly, community trainers, first-
                                                                                                         time athletes and people with health problems.
                                                                                                         And she loves her job: “Seeing people achieve something that they
                                                                                                         initially did not think possible or seeing athletes push through
                                                                                                         limits is really rewarding.”
                                                                                                         She is particularly fond of two of her more elderly clients –
                                                                                                         93-year-old Dudley Lorimer and 86-year-old Hector White, now
                                                                                                         free from aches and pains after carefully following her programme
                                                                                                         of strengthening exercises.




                                                                                                                                                  BSpLS CAREER
                                                                                                                                                  OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                                  Community Sports
                                                                                                                                                  Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                  Events Manager
                                                                                                                                                  Health Promoter
                                                                                                                                                  National Sports
                                                                                                                                                  Organisations
                                                                                                                                                  Outdoor Recreation
                                                                                                                                                  Personal Trainer
                                                                                                                                                  Physical Education
                                                                                                                                                  Teacher
                                                                                                                                                  Recreation Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                  Regional Sports Trust
                                                                                                                                                  Worker
                                                                                                                                                  Sport and Leisure
                                                                                                                                                  Promotion and
                                                                                                                                                  Management
                                                                                                                                                  Sports Administrator




                                            BSPLS BENEFITS
                                            » Strong partnerships with the sport and leisure industry.
                                            » Choose electives to complement your areas of interest.
                                            » Mixes hands-on learning with theory.
                                            » Opportunity to do a practical placement.



                                      142    THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Sport & Leisure Studies




                                                                                                                                                                        BACHELOR OF SPORT & LEISURE STUDIES
With a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies (BSpLS) from Waikato, you can take your interest and
turn it into a career. Our popular degree gives you the tools to understand and help develop one
of New Zealand’s most rapidly growing industries.

Sport and leisure are increasingly important parts of the                   PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
New Zealand economy and lifestyle. Good leaders are vital in such           A number of papers at all levels link theory and practice through
a dynamic and fast-moving environment – we’re equipping you to              laboratories, practical projects and work placements.
shape the industry rather than follow someone else’s lead.

Your first year will examine the policies, politics and planning behind     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
New Zealand’s sport and leisure industry, trends within the industry        You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
and the impact of sport and leisure choices on individuals and              Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
society. In the second year, you will focus on how to become an             All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
effective leader as well as understand how your own experiences
and beliefs about sport and leisure are affected by the culture in          SCHOLARSHIPS
which you live. We also encourage students to volunteer in their
                                                                            The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
communities and so gain valuable industry experience.
                                                                            » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
MAJOR
Sport and Leisure Studies                                           p94     This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
                                                                            See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.
A second major can also be selected from the majors offered by other
Schools of Studies. Please consult with your School of Studies to see how
this can fit into your programme.                                            DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
                                                                             It is recommended that students include 100 level prerequisites for any compulsory
                                                                             papers in their chosen major(s) in the first year of their programme of study.
PATHWAYS IN SPORT AND LEISURE
                                                                             YEAR 1                 YEAR 2                  YEAR 3
These pathways are an indication only. If you would like help in
                                                                             SPLS101                200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
choosing papers to structure your degree towards a particular career,        Social & Cultural
please contact the Student Recruitment Office on 0800 WAIKATO                Aspects of Sport &
                                                                             Leisure
or 07 838 4007.
                                                                             SPLS102                200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
                                                                             Concepts of Sport
Event Management/Public Relations                                            & Leisure
SpLS: Papers in Management, Media Representation and Legal Issues
in Sport and Leisure                                                         SPLS103                200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
                                                                             Physical Activity,
Support: Marketing, Management Communication or Public                       Fitness & Lifestyle
Relations
                                                                             100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL
Exercise Physiology/Personal Training
SpLS: Papers in Nutrition and Well-being, Injury Prevention
and Instructing                                                              100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL               200 LEVEL
Support: Psychology, Science or a Management subject

Outdoor Adventure Leaders/Tourism                                            100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL               300 LEVEL
SpLS: Papers in Adventure Programming and Outdoor Leadership
Support: Tourism
                                                                             100 LEVEL
Teaching
SpLS: Papers in Sport for Youth, Dance, Physical Education,
Skill Acquisition, and Psychology of Sport and Exercise.                     100 LEVEL
Support: A curriculum subject which can be taught in schools.
For example, Geography, Mathematics or a subject that deals
with youth such as Human Development or Education Studies.                       120 POINTS             120 POINTS             120 POINTS

                                                                                                                              SPORT & LEISURE
                                                                                     MAJOR           COMPULSORY PAPERS
CONJOINT BSpLS/BTchg DEGREE                                                                                                   OPTIONAL PAPERS

                                                                                ELECTIVE PAPERS     SUPPORTING SUBJECTS
If you are interested in teaching Physical Education and Health at
secondary level, you may apply to do a conjoint degree, which
provides the opportunity to complete a BSpLS with a BTchg over
a four-year period. You can also complete a three-year BSpLS degree
and then apply for a one-year Graduate Diploma of Teaching.




                                                                                                                                     CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE           143
                             BTchg
BACHELOR OF TEACHING




                                                                                                                       HERA HARDING, BTchg(Primary)
                                                                                                                       (Mixed Media Presentation)
                                                                                                                       Teacher – Fairfield Primary School, Hamilton
                                                                                                                       If you take a stroll around Fairfield Primary School with teacher
                                                                                                                       Hera Harding, you will be greeted with smiling children shouting out,
                                                                                                                       “Hello”. The popular and passionate teacher loves her job. She says it
                                                                                                                       is “everything” about her students that makes her enjoy each day.
                                                                                                                       Providing children with a lifelong passion for learning and a
                                                                                                                       desire to make a difference are two of many reasons Hera chose
                                                                                                                       teaching. Looking back, she has no regrets about her decision: “It is a
                                                                                                                       satisfying career. It is also rewarding watching students’ confidence
                                                                                                                       and knowledge grow and seeing them face new challenges on a
                                                                                                                       daily basis.”




                                                                                                                          BTchg CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                          There is more to a teaching degree than being in a classroom.
                                                                                                                          With a BTchg or GradDipT, you can go on to further study in
                                                                                                                          areas such as educational leadership, counselling and special
                                                                                                                          education. Other areas of employment could include working
                                                                                                                          for government departments and community education groups.




                                                                                                                         BTchg BENEFITS
                                                                                                                         » Waikato is a nationally and internationally respected teacher
                                                                                                                             education provider with more than 50 years’ experience.

                                                                                                                         » Balance of theory and practice.
                                                                                                                         » Long-term career paths and prospects.
                                                                                                                         » Challenging programmes taught in a supportive
                                                                                                                             learning environment.



                             The BTchg (Conjoint) is a 530-point degree for people interested in focusing their teaching on a particular subject area. You’ll complete 30 papers over four years to earn
                             two degrees – a BTchg and a Bachelors degree (BA, BSc, BSocSc or BSpLS) in the subject you want to teach. This programme is available in primary or secondary teaching
                             (see individual degree structures).


                              DEGREE STRUCTURE BTchg (PRIMARY) CONJOINT 4 YEARS 540 PTS                                 DEGREE STRUCTURE BTchg (SECONDARY) CONJOINT 4 YEARS 540 PTS
                              YEAR 1                 YEAR 2             YEAR 3               YEAR 4                     YEAR 1                 YEAR 2              YEAR 3               YEAR 4
                              100 LEVEL              100 LEVEL          200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL                  100 LEVEL              100 LEVEL           200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL


                              100 LEVEL              100 LEVEL          200 LEVEL            200 LEVEL                  100 LEVEL              100 LEVEL           100 LEVEL            200 LEVEL


                              100 LEVEL              100 LEVEL          200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL                  100 LEVEL              100 LEVEL           200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL


                              100 LEVEL              100 LEVEL          200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL                  100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL           200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL


                              100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL          200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL                  100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL           200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL


                              100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL          200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL                  100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL           200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL


                              100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL          200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL                  100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL           200 LEVEL            300 LEVEL


                              100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL                                                          100 LEVEL              200 LEVEL


                                 120 POINTS            140 POINTS          140 POINTS           140 POINTS                 120 POINTS            140 POINTS           140 POINTS           140 POINTS

                                                        PROFESSIONAL                                                                             PROFESSIONAL
                               PRACTICUM (BTchg) –                                                                       PRACTICUM (BTchg) –
                                                      EDUCATION MAJOR      SUBJECT DEGREE                                                      EDUCATION MAJOR       SUBJECT DEGREE
                               TEACHING PRACTICE                                                                         TEACHING PRACTICE
                                                           (BTchg)                                                                                  (BTchg)




                       144        THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Teaching




                                                                                                                                                    BACHELOR OF TEACHING
As a teacher, you will be joining a privileged group whose guidance may make all the difference to the life
of a child or young person. Teaching is an exciting, challenging, inspiring and immensely rewarding career.

When you study teaching, you are learning how to facilitate, how         ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
to lead, how to organise, how to plan, how to analyse and how to         If you have University Entrance, you are eligible to apply for the
manage. More importantly, you are learning how to instil a love of       BTchg. If you have a New Zealand degree or a degree recognised
learning in your students.                                               in New Zealand or a Level 7 diploma with at least 72 points at
                                                                         300 level in a subject taught in New Zealand schools, you are
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                                                     eligible for the GradDipT programmes. Applications are accepted
Much of your learning will be on the job through a practicum or work     throughout the year and each application will be considered
placement. On your practicum, you will be working full-time in a         on a case-by-case basis.
classroom or early childhood service under the guidance of associate
teachers. Through your practicum, you’ll develop valuable teaching       Note: Teacher education applicants will need to apply early
strategies and add practical experience to your theoretical learning.    (preferably between August and November) as all applicants are
                                                                         subject to an interview and selection process. Contact the School
                                                                         of Education for an application pack: phone 0800 83 22 42 or
EARLY CHILDHOOD                                                          email teach@waikato.ac.nz
The three-year BTchg (Early Childhood) programme teaches students
about all aspects of Te Whāriki – the Early Childhood Curriculum.        SCHOLARSHIPS
We also offer the Ki Taiao programme for those interested in
teaching in a Māori medium early childhood setting (eg Kohanga           The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
Reo). By 2012 it will be mandatory for all early childhood teachers to
                                                                         » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships
have a recognised early childhood teaching qualification. The BTchg
programme meets those requirements. Waikato staff members were           TeachNZ Scholarship – TeachNZ provides information and
instrumental in developing Te Whāriki.                                   scholarships for people considering teaching, overseas-trained
                                                                         teachers and people returning to teaching.
PRIMARY
The three-year BTchg (Primary) programme is structured so you
                                                                         » Visit www.teachnz.govt.nz
get a good grounding in all aspects of the NZ curriculum. Outside
of your core papers you may choose option papers of particular           The BTchg (Early Childhood, Primary) and the GradDipT
interest to you.                                                         (Secondary) are also available in Tauranga in association with
                                                                         Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. See page 23 for more information.
The BTchg (Primary) Mixed Media Presentation programme
includes the same papers as the BTchg (Primary) campus-based
programme. Students learn through face-to-face teaching and audio-        DEGREE STRUCTURE (EARLY CHILDHOOD OR PRIMARY)
conferencing, although most material is taught online.                    3 YEARS 360 PTS
                                                                          YEAR 1            YEAR 2             YEAR 3
We offer the three-year BTchg (Primary) – Kākano Rua programme            100 LEVEL         200 LEVEL          300 LEVEL
for those interested in teaching in English medium, English/Māori
and Māori medium classrooms.
                                                                          100 LEVEL         200 LEVEL          300 LEVEL
SECONDARY, MIDDLE AND PRIMARY
In the four-year conjoint degree programme, you complete two              100 LEVEL         200 LEVEL          300 LEVEL
degrees – a BTchg majoring in Professional Education and a subject
degree from one of our other Schools or Faculties. The two degrees
                                                                          100 LEVEL         200 LEVEL          300 LEVEL
are interwoven so you learn both about your subject areas and how
to teach them. This programme allows you to continue studying
at advanced levels in teaching and in your specialist subject. Also       100 LEVEL         200 LEVEL          200 LEVEL
offered is a four-year Bachelor of Education (Technology) for aspirant
technology teachers.
                                                                          100 LEVEL         200 LEVEL          200 LEVEL

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF TEACHING (GradDipT)
This one-year qualification is for you if you already have a degree.      100 LEVEL
Programmes are available for early childhood, primary and secondary
teaching. If you want to become a secondary teacher, you will need        100 LEVEL
to have teaching subjects strongly located in your first degree.
Waikato also offers two two-year programmes for career changers
with industry qualifications wanting to become secondary teachers.          120 POINTS        120 POINTS         120 POINTS
These require completing a GradDipT with a GradDip in Engineering                              PROFESSIONAL
                                                                             PRACTICUM
(Technology Teaching) or a GradDip in Tourism and Hospitality                                EDUCATION MAJOR

Management (Teaching). See Engineering, page 54, Tourism, page
100, and Hospitality Management, page 62.




                                                                                                                        CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE    145
                            BTour
BACHELOR OF TOURISM




                                                                                      SIMONE DE JONG, BTour
                                                                                      Communications and Marketing – Hamilton City Council
                                                                                      Simone de Jong knows every event in Hamilton, right down to
                                                                                      the tiniest detail. She helps coordinate and implement large-scale
                                                                                      events for Hamilton City Council, including Hamilton 400 V8s,
                                                                                      Balloons over Waikato, Repco Rally New Zealand and Hamilton
                                                                                      Gardens Summer Festival.
                                                                                      One thing is sure, no two days are the same for Simone. One day
                                                                                      she is assisting with brand recognition at an event Hamilton city has
                                                                                      sponsored, and the next she is hosting VIPs at a national event such
                                                                                      as the V8s.
                                                                                      “Visitor numbers keep growing and we make Hamilton an attractive
                                                                                      area to host these types of world-class events. In return, our visitor
                                                                                      numbers rise and we create more employment opportunities and
                                                                                      income for local businesses.”
                                                                                      Simone says it’s a balancing act, however, and initiatives like
                                                                                      encouraging people to bike, bus or walk to events help reduce any
                                                                                      environmental impact.




                                                                                                                                BTour CAREER
                                                                                                                                OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                Adventure Tourism
                                                                                                                                Manager
                                                                                                                                Ecotourism Developer
                                                                                                                                Hospitality Manager
                                                                                                                                Leisure Events Planner
                                                                                                                                Regional Tourism Adviser
                                                                                                                                Regional or National
                                                                                                                                Tourism Planner
                                                                                                                                Tourism and Travel Writer
                                                                                                                                Tourism Consultant
                                                                                                                                Tourism Entrepreneur
                                                                                                                                Tourism Policy Analyst




                            BTour BENEFITS
                            » Investigative research supported by tourism
                               organisations is a core requirement.

                            » Opportunity to gain practical fieldwork experience.     SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                                      The Bartlett Scholarship, The Brian Perry Charitable Trust Business
                            » Strongly supported by employers.
                                                                                      Management Scholarship, The Brian Smith Entrance Scholarship,
                            » Internationally recognised teaching staff with strong   The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
                               national and global research links.
                                                                                      » See pages 20-22 or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships


                      146     THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Bachelor of Tourism




                                                                                                                                                                                                        BACHELOR OF TOURISM
Nothing’s hotter on the world’s tourism radar right now than New Zealand. Tourism is our fastest
growing industry and it needs people with the right mix of skills – managerial, environmental and
cultural – to steer that growth in the best direction.

In the Bachelor of Tourism, students choose from one of two                                   SPECIALISATIONS
fields of study – Tourism and Hospitality Management, where you                               A specialisation is similar to a major in that it is a group of papers in
will learn the skills to act as effective managers in hospitality or                          a specific subject area, though it usually requires fewer papers than a
tourism organisations; or Tourism in Society, where you develop an                            major. It is optional whether you take a specialisation.
understanding of the complex connections between tourism, society
and the environment. A field of study is a general area of study that                         You may choose to specialise in: Chinese, French, German,
includes a number of related subjects.                                                        Japanese, Management Education Abroad (WMS students only),
                                                                                              Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Tourism, Spanish or Te Reo Māori.
Students in both fields take the same three compulsory papers and
then the rest of your papers, including your choice of first major
subject, are based on the field you’ve chosen. The Tourism and                                PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
Hospitality Management field is taken through Waikato Management                              Students can do work placement papers or a directed study paper that
School, and the Tourism in Society field is taken through the Faculty                         allows them to plan and carry out their own research. During their
of Arts & Social Sciences.                                                                    degree, tourism students can work directly with businesses and have the
                                                                                              chance to travel on research trips.
MAJORS – TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Hospitality Management                                                                p62
                                                                                              ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Tourism Management                                                                   p100     You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University
                                                                                              Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification.
                                                                                              All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
MAJORS – TOURISM IN SOCIETY                                                                   Students are required to have 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA English or
Geography                                                                             p60     Te Reo Māori or History (including Achievement Standard 90658) or
Tourism Development                                                                  p100     Classical Studies (including Achievement Standard 90513), or they will
                                                                                              be required to take certain prerequisite papers in their first year of study.
A second major can be chosen from the majors offered by Waikato
Management School, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, and other
Schools of Studies. Please consult with your School of Studies to see how                     This degree may also be taken as a conjoint.
this can fit into your programme.                                                             See page 107 for more on conjoint degrees.


 BTour(THMgt) DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS                                              BTour(T&Soc) DEGREE STRUCTURE 3 YEARS 360 POINTS
 YEAR 1                                YEAR 2                    YEAR 3                        YEAR 1                            YEAR 2                           YEAR 3
 TOMG101                               200 LEVEL                 TOMG390                       TOMG101                           TOST203                          TOST390
 Intro to Tourism & Hospitality                                  Directed Study*               Intro to Tourism & Hospitality    Tourism in Society               Directed Study
                                                                                                                                                                  or FASS396
 TOST100                               200 LEVEL                 300 LEVEL                                                                                        Work Placement
 Touring Places; Placing Tourism
                                                                                               TOST100                           200 LEVEL                        300 LEVEL
 STMG191                               200 LEVEL                 300 LEVEL                     Touring Places; Placing Tourism
 Intro to Management
                                                                                               ANTH102                           200 LEVEL                        300 LEVEL
 At least 3 of the following 4         200 LEVEL                 300 LEVEL
                                                                                               New Zealand and the Pacific
 compulsory field papers:

 ACCT101                               200 LEVEL                 200 LEVEL                     GEOG101                           200 LEVEL                        300 LEVEL
 Accounting for Management                                                                     People & Place: Intro to Social
                                                                                               and Cultural Geography
 MKTG151                               200 LEVEL                 200 LEVEL
 Intro to Marketing                                                                            GEOG103                           200 LEVEL
                                                                                               Resources & Environmental
 ECON100                                                                                       Sustainability
 Business Economics & the NZ
 Economy                                                                                       TIKA163                           200 LEVEL
                                                                                               Te Ao Tawhito, Te Ao Hou:
 MSYS121                                                                                       Introduction to Traditional &
 The World of Electronic                                                                       Contemporary Māori Society
 Commerce
                                                                                               100* LEVEL                        200 LEVEL
 100 LEVEL


 100 LEVEL                                                                                     100* LEVEL                        200 LEVEL


          120 POINTS                        120 POINTS                  120 POINTS                      120 POINTS                      120 POINTS                        120 POINTS

                                   PROFESSIONAL                                                                                          COMPULSORY
       PRACTICUM                                         MAJOR             ELECTIVE PAPERS          COMPULSORY PAPERS                                                        MAJOR
                                 EDUCATION MAJOR                                                                                         FIELD PAPERS


 * It may be possible to take MNGT396 Work Placement instead of TOMG390. Please contact the            ELECTIVE PAPERS               SUPPORTING SUBJECT
   Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management for further information.
   Candidates must demonstrate competency in writing, as prescribed in the Waikato
   Management School Student Handbook, and undertake an Employment Skills module               * Students taking a 2nd major will need to take one 200 level major papers in place of a Year 1,
   towards the end of the degree.                                                                100 level elective paper.




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      Glossary
      As you start gathering information from universities, you will realise that each institution has its
      own terminology. Here are some of the most common words and phrases we use at Waikato.

      100, 200, 300, 400 Levels:                                                           Programme of Study:
      These refer to the different levels at which papers are taught and are usually       The papers that you are enrolled in each year make up your
      associated with years of study. First year (100 level) papers are more general       programme of study for that year. Most full-time first-year
      while fourth year (400 level) papers are more advanced.                              programmes will include eight papers.

      Bachelors Degree:                                                                    Restriction:
      This is a first degree. It is sometimes also called an undergraduate degree.         A restriction against a paper means you cannot do that paper if you
      It takes a minimum of three or four years of study to complete.                      have done a paper with similar content, eg JAPA102 is restricted
                                                                                           against JAPA232.
      Calendar:
      The University’s official record of rules and regulations, staff, papers, dates,     Schools of Studies/Faculty:
      etc. It is available online at http://calendar.waikato.ac.nz                         The Schools of Studies represent a broad division of learning
                                                                                           within the University. Each consists of a number of different
      Campus:                                                                              departments. Waikato has six Schools of Studies and the Faculty
      The grounds and buildings of the University are known as the campus.                 of Arts and Social Sciences.

      Conjoint Degree:                                                                     Semester:
      This is a special programme in which you study for two Bachelors degrees             Similar to a school term, a semester is a teaching period of
      at the same time, eg BA/LLB (Arts and Law). Some universities call this a            approximately 12 weeks. There are two semesters per year and they
      double degree.                                                                       are known as Semester A, which starts in February and ends in June,
                                                                                           and Semester B, which starts in July and ends in November. Most of
      Department:                                                                          Waikato papers are semester papers but there are some full-year and
      An academic unit within a School of Studies/Faculty that is responsible for          Summer School papers.
      teaching a particular subject eg Chemistry Department.
                                                                                           Specialisation:
      EFTS (Equivalent Full-time Student):                                                 A specialisation is a study theme within a degree or major that
      This relates directly to points –120 points equate to one EFTS. StudyLink            enables you to focus on a particular area of interest, eg you can
      uses this information.                                                               do a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science and with a
                                                                                           specialisation in Artificial Intelligence.
      Electives:
      These are papers from outside your major which you choose. An elective               Subject:
      can be from almost any subject taught within the University.                         An area of study, eg Accounting, Biological Sciences, History.

      Graduate:                                                                            Summer School:
      A person who has been awarded a university degree.                                   Summer School papers can be used to catch up on failed papers, fit
                                                                                           in with other commitments, reduce workload in other semesters and
      Lectures:                                                                            as a “kick-start” to some graduate programmes.
      You will be required to attend two to four hours of lectures each week for
      each of your papers. There may be as many as 300 students in a lecture. The          Supporting Subject:
      lecturer stands at the front of the lecture theatre and speaks, writes on the        This is a subject that is studied in some depth but not in as much
      board and shows overheads and videos while you listen and note down the              depth as the major subject.
      most significant information. These notes are important as they form the
      starting point from which you will do further research.                              Timetable:
                                                                                           Your timetable is your programme of lectures and tutorials. You can
      Major:                                                                               check your timetable at http://timetable.waikato.ac.nz
      This is the main subject in your degree. A second major is when you study
      two subjects in depth. To major in a subject, you study it to an advanced            Tutorials:
      level, ie 300 or 400 level.                                                          In addition to attending lectures, you will attend tutorials or “tutes” as
                                                                                           they are more commonly known. There will be fewer people in your
      Paper:                                                                               tutorial than at your lecture, usually 20-25 students. The tutorial is led
      This is similar to a topic at secondary school. To complete each paper, you          by a tutor who may be a postgraduate student or a member of the
      will be required to participate in a range of lectures, tutorials and maybe some     academic staff (your tutor is not usually your lecturer). In tutorials,
      practical work. Each paper is assessed and, on passing, you will gain points         you talk about issues that have arisen out of the lectures and the
      towards a degree.                                                                    readings you have been doing. Sometimes there are exercises or small
                                                                                           tests to complete. As well as leading the tutorial group, the tutor is
      Points:                                                                              responsible for marking your essays and assignments.
      Degree requirements are expressed in terms of points (eg a three-year degree
      generally requires 360 points). Points bear a direct relationship to workload; one   Undergraduate:
      point equates to approximately 10 hours’ total work, so a student might expect       A person who is studying at university for a first degree.
      to spend about 150 hours in total during a semester on a 15-point paper.
                                                                                           Vice-Chancellor:
      Postgraduate:                                                                        The head of the University. At Waikato, the Vice-Chancellor
      This refers to study above undergraduate level.                                      is Professor Roy Crawford.

      Prerequisite:                                                                        Waikato Pathways College:
      A prerequisite is a requirement to have studied a subject to a certain standard      Waikato Pathways College (WPC) provides pathways to degree
      before you can enrol in that particular paper, eg 14 credits at NCEA Level 3.        study which include academic, specific purpose and English language
      At university, different papers may have a prerequisite requirement to have          programmes. Short courses and seminars are offered as part of our
      passed another paper, eg you may have to complete a specific first-year paper        continuing education programme. WPC also provides academic
      before you can enrol in a particular second-year paper.                              support for all tertiary students.


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