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T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F WA I K AT O , H A M I LT O N , N E W Z E A L A N D

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International Prospectus – For students choosing to study in 2011

I N T E R N AT I O N A L P R O S P E C T U S

T H E R E ’ S N O S TO P P I N G YO U

The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

For students choosing to stud y in 2011

Waikato International Phone: +64 7 838 4439 Fax: +64 7 838 4269 Email: international@waikato.ac.nz

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Contents

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04 C H O O S E WA I K AT O

C H O O S E YO U R S U B J E C T

Welcome

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Why New Zealand?

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Why Waikato?

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Our beautiful campus – (65 hectares/160 acres)

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The University of Waikato

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Research at Waikato

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Studying at Waikato

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Hamilton: student city

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Campus lifestyle

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Student centre

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Tauranga: joining forces in the Bay

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Subjects

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FAQs What is the Waikato region like?

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Where can I live and how much does it cost?

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What research could I get involved in?

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How much are tuition fees and costs?

Is there support for international students?

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What financial aid/scholarships are available? 120

Can I do a study abroad semester?

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What are the teaching dates?

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What is the Hamilton region like?

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Do I need to be fluent in English?

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What can I study?

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What are the entry requirements?

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Can I learn English?

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How do I apply?

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Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

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On-Campus accommodation

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Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

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Fees and features

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Faculty of Education

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Off-Campus accommodation

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Te Piringa - Faculty of Law

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Estimated tuition fees and costs 2011

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School of MÄ ori & Pacific Development

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International scholarships and financial aid

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Faculty of Science & Engineering

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Student support

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Waikato Management School

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Study to immigrate

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Waikato Pathways College

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Teaching and assessment dates

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Foundation Studies

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English language requirements

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Academic entry requirements

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Glossary of terms

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Personal information and the Privacy Act 1993

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The application process

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Application form

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The information contained in this prospectus is correct at the time of publication. Our online 2010 Calendar has the most up to date information: http://calendar.waikato.ac.nz This publication uses vegetable based inks and environmentally responsible papers. The cover is printed on Novatech Gloss which is FSC certiďŹ ed and from sustainable and Well Managed Forests. The text is printed on Sumo Gloss and is 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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Welcome Kia ora and welcome. As the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waikato, I am delighted to personally invite you to learn more about this wonderful university, and the opportunities we offer for your international education. You can be assured that the University of Waikato offers excellence in teaching and research. Our qualifications are recognised internationally, our standards are respected throughout the world, our global connections are wide and strong, and our student profile is diverse. The University of Waikato also has a very special character which is linked to our region, the Waikato, and to New Zealand more widely. It is very important to us to ensure our international students achieve a top-quality education. But we also hope they will take the opportunity while they are here to learn about New Zealand culture, values and perspectives and to make many New Zealand friends. We hope their connections with New Zealand will become strong and that even when they return home, these connections will remain active throughout their careers and their lives. Students at Waikato have access to modern, world-class facilities and excellent support services, within each School of Study/Faculty and within Waikato International. We are proud of our campus, which is spread over a large area of beautifully landscaped and park-like grounds and includes extensive sporting and recreational areas. We encourage our international students to take full advantage of all the cultural, sporting and social opportunities offered to them while they are part of our campus community. Many clubs and cultural groups are active on campus, including a variety of international student clubs. By enrolling for a University of Waikato degree, you are assured of an enriching academic experience, which will help you realise your educational, career and life goals. Thank you for considering the University of Waikato for your university studies. We very much look forward to welcoming you to our campus.

Professor Roy Crawford Vice-Chancellor

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The University of Waikato showed its strength by being ranked number 1 in New Zealand in 10 subjects in the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s 2006 performance-based research ranking. The rankings reflect the quality of our academic staff and firmly establish Waikato as a top research-led university. The rankings also show that students at Waikato are taught by staff at the global leading edge of their disciplines.

Communications, Journalism and Media Studies

Accounting and Finance

Management, Human Re s o u rc e s , Industrial Re l a t i o n s a n d Business

Ec o l o g y, Evolution and Behaviour

Music, Literary Arts and Other Arts

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

Chemistry

Education (Combin e d Un ive rsity an d Colle ge of Education Score s)

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

Pure and A pplied Mathematics

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Why New Zealand? New Zealand has a worldwide reputation for being a welcoming and safe destination. New Zealanders are renowned for their honesty, friendliness, and openness. While New Zealand is a relatively young country, it has a rich and fascinating history, reflecting both our Māori and European heritage. New Zealand is one of the world’s most affordable Englishspeaking destinations. We are also one of the most racially tolerant, welcoming all ethnicities and religions. Our proximity to the countries of the South Pacific Islands, Asia and Australia creates a world of opportunities for our students. The nation is modern, sophisticated and technologically advanced. New Zealand lies in the South Pacific to the east of Australia and consists of both the North and South Islands, and a number of smaller islands. New Zealand is an English-speaking country with a population of approximately four million people. The influence of Pacific Island, Asian and European immigrants during recent times has helped shape New Zealand into a vibrant and diverse multicultural society. With a low population density, all New Zealanders and visitors have great access to a wide range of sporting facilities, such as golf courses, and other cultural and recreation centres. New Zealand is world famous for the variety of its beautiful environment. The diverse scenery includes impressive mountainous areas, fertile farmland, as well as beautiful coastlines with stunning sandy beaches. New Zealanders and visitors enjoy the wonderful environment in many ways, ranging from relaxing bush walking and soaking in thermal pools, through to adventurous outdoor activities including hiking, mountaineering, kayaking, etc. Watersports are particularly popular. The climate is the reverse of the northern hemisphere. summer months of December – April are warm, while we do get colder weather in the winter months of July – November. In Hamilton during the summer months, the average maximum temperature ranges between 15-30° Celsius, and in winter 5-15° Celsius.

» For more info on New Zealand visit www.newzealand.com

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HERE IN THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND, EVERYTHING IS WITHIN REACH Over 20,000 people come to watch some of the world’s most prestigious universities row the mighty Waikato River each year.

Onlyy 90 minutes drive to New Zealand’s largest city means you can breakfast at home and still be in Auckland before lunch. Whangarei

Just a short drive to two oceans, white sand seaside resorts, and world class surfing at Raglan.

Auckland

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HAMILTON

Tauranga Rotorua

NEW ZEALAND

Taupo

Lake Taupo

Spectacular landscapes, healthy environment, pleasant climate and sophisticated cities make New Zealand a great place to live and learn. The society is diverse and multicultural, and New Zealanders are known for their honesty, friendliness, and openness. The country’s compact size means that all of its attractions are close to each other other.r.

Hamilton has a great student scene with more bars and restaurants per head than any other New Zealand city.

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Waikato is the closest university to the central North Island national parks and ski areas, great for summer hiking and winter snowboarding. Hamilton iis amazingly many central to m Zealand’s of New Ze famous tourist world famo attractions and wilderness areas.

The University of Waikato also has a campus in Tauranga.

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Why Waikato? Waikato, in the native Māori language, means “flowing water”. It was the name given to New Zealand’s largest river, and then to the province in which the University of Waikato is located. The Waikato is a region of lush green hills, bush, farmland, lakes and rivers in between two beautiful coastlines. The Waikato River meanders through the green valleys of the Waikato region and the region’s largest city, Hamilton. Hamilton is a city of education and scientific research with parks and gardens, fine cuisine, ethnic cafés, arts and culture, and a variety of sporting and cultural events. From quaint and quirky art villages, to ecologically diverse pristine forest parks, the Waikato region offers international students a central location from which to enjoy a diverse range of activities. Auckland (population 1 million) is 90 minutes drive north. The same distance east brings you to the wilderness of the Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty, offering some of the best swimming beaches in New Zealand. New Zealand’s largest winter ski areas are less than three hours drive to the south. Two of the best surfing beaches in New Zealand are located between 45-90 minutes drive away to the east and west of the city. To the south, the cities of Rotorua and Taupo offer an enormous range of Māori, geothermal, and adventure sport activities and attractions. Forest parks, lakes, thermal hot pools and limestone caves can be found all over the Waikato region. Lake Karapiro, only 25 minutes drive from Hamilton, offers world class rowing and other water sport activities. Fishing, tramping and mountain biking are also well catered for.

» For more info on the Waikato region visit www.waikatonz.co.nz

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Our beautiful campus – (65 hectares/160 acres)

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The University of Waikato The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand’s leading research universities. The research precinct surrounding the campus is home to more than one quarter of New Zealand’s working scientists. In the recent Performance Based Research Funding (PBRF) national research ranking conducted by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, Waikato University was ranked the #1 research programme in the following important academic categories: » Accounting & Finance » Computer Science, Information Technology and Information Sciences » Chemistry » Molecular, Cellular, and Whole Organism Biology » Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour » Pure and Applied Mathematics » Communications, Journalism and Media Studies » Management, Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Other Business » Music, Literary Arts and Other Arts » We are ranked No.1 in Education when University and College Education scores are combined Waikato’s top rankings in chemistry and molecular biology played a significant part in the decision to invest NZ$1.3 million in new state-of-the-art technologies for molecular research. The University environment is particularly welcoming for international students. The University has the largest and most beautiful campus in New Zealand. There are weekly market days held on campus, and regular events enabling students to enjoy music or other activities organised by the Waikato Student Union. The University of Waikato is committed to both the academic and social welfare of its students. In 2010 the University was home to over 1800 international students from 70 different countries. Dedicated support staff are located in each School of Study/Faculty and the Waikato International offers a range of services for all our international students, both prospective and current.

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Research at Waikato UNILINK

RESEARCH CENTRES

The UNILink Research Office assists University of Waikato academic staff to:

There are numerous specialised research groups, centres and projects at the University of Waikato.

» identify potential funding opportunities » prepare funding applications

» For weblinks to all the research centres below, please visit http://research.waikato.ac.nz/centres.shtml

» negotiate contracts with external research funding sources » administer research contracts UNILink handle all applications to and contracts with research funding agencies, which includes the funding rounds for New Zealand’s Government sources and overseas funding foundations. UNILink is the University’s liaison with the principal research funding agencies in New Zealand, including the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST), the Royal Society, and the Health Research Council. UNILink is responsible for all of the internal research accounts and provides secretarial support for the Human Research Ethics Committee, Animal Ethics Committee and the Research Committee.

» For more information visit www.waikato.ac.nz/research/unilink/ WAIKATOLINK WaikatoLink Limited is the commercialisation and technology transfer company of the University of Waikato. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the University, WaikatoLink was founded to maximise the economic potential of the University’s Intellectual Property (IP) and to bridge the gap between academic research and the realisation of technology potential.

» For more information visit www.waikatolink.ac.nz/

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Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research Centre for Māori and Pacific Research and Development Centre for Open Software Innovation Honey Research Unit International Centre for Terrestrial Antarctic Research International Global Change Institute Management Research Centre Māori and Psychology Research Unit Mediarena Centre for Research Population Studies Centre Public History Research Unit Text and Translation Research Unit Thermophile and Microbial Biochemistry and Biotechnology Unit Traffic and Road Safety Research Group Waikato Applied Statistics Unit Waikato Centre for Advanced Materials WAND Network Research Group Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research

The University of Waikato Experts’ File can help graduate students contact The University of Waikato staff with expertise in specialist areas.

» Please refer to the website at http://research.waikato.ac.nz/experts/departments.shtml

THE WILF MALCOLM INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH The Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research was established to undertake, support and disseminate research relating to the broad field of education, but focused on curriculum, teaching and learning. Its mission is to carry out research into aspects of early childhood, primary and secondary school and tertiary education that make a contribution to the improvement of education policies and practices.

» For more information visit https://education.waikato.ac.nz/research/WMIER/

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Research at Waikato (continued) CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION RESEARCH (CSTER) CSTER is jointly administered by the Faculty of Science & Engineering and the Faculty of Education. The Centre provides a focus for postgraduate teaching, research and development in science, technology and environmental education in the primary, secondary, and tertiary education sectors, as well as in commercial and community environments. The Centre is known throughout New Zealand and internationally for its innovative research and for its emphasis on the use of its research in the informing and development of policy, practice, curriculum and resources. The staff and students of the Centre work in close collaboration with researchers both nationally and internationally, with local schools and industry, and with other educational institutions.

» For more information visit http://cster.waikato.ac.nz/cster-home-flash.shtml

INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL CHANGE INSTITUTE (IGCI) The IGCI is an independent self-funding unit within the University of Waikato with a focus on the human dimensions of global environmental change. The Institute provides research, consultancy, professional training and higher degrees. Within the theme of managing environmental change, the main areas of research, expertise and interest are carried out under the umbrella of two programmes as follows: 1. Integrated Assessment and Modelling of Environmental Variation and Change » climate change impacts and adaptation » integrated assessment and computer modelling » coastal zone assessment and management » health issues and environmental change 2. Integrated Planning and Governance for Sustainable Community Development » environmental planning and governance » sustainable rural and community development (including organics) » natural hazards assessment and management The IGCI offers MPhil and PhD research degrees. To enrol in this programme the candidate will need to have an undergraduate honours degree or have completed the course work for a Master degree, and/or have appropriate work experience. Candidates may apply and begin their research at any time.

» For more information visit www.waikato.ac.nz/igci/

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Studying at Waikato WAIKATO INTERNATIONAL

SCHOOL OF STUDY / FACULTIES / COLLEGE

The University of Waikato is dedicated to the success of its international students. Students from the Asian/Pacific region predominate, but there are a growing number of students from places such as North America, the Middle East, Germany, India and the South Pacific Islands.

The University of Waikato is widely regarded as a progressive and innovative university which develops programmes to cater for the world’s changing environment. The University is comprised of six Faculties and one School: » Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/

Waikato International manages all of the ongoing student support, student exchanges with overseas partner universities, and the coordination of international activities and marketing (the Enrolment Office facilitates the application and enrolment process of students).

» Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences www.scms.waikato.ac.nz » Faculty of Education www.soe.waikato.ac.nz Waikato Pathways College www.waikato.ac.nz/pathways » Te Piringa - Faculty of Law www.waikato.ac.nz/law/

The Centre specialises in assisting students with their pre-departure arrangements, arrival and integration into life on-campus and in New Zealand. Staff are committed to providing excellent service to students and are always available to help. The Waikato International has a student lounge where international students love to meet, talk and check email.

» School of Māori & Pacific Development www.waikato.ac.nz/smpd

Other services provided by the Waikato International include advising on enrolment and application procedures, student orientation, advice on visa requirements, student visa and permit renewals, medical and travel insurance, temporary mail holding and student exchange coordination. Assistance with airport pickup is provided by the on-campus Accommodation Office.

In New Zealand, the word “papers” refers to the courses that you will study during your academic year. To complete each paper students may be required to participate in a range of lectures, tutorials and some practical work. A postgraduate programme is normally made up of four papers per academic year.

The Waikato International hosts international visitors, coordinates University linkages and partnerships, and provides marketing support to an international network of representatives.

» Faculty of Science & Engineering www.sci.waikato.ac.nz » Waikato Management School www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz

PAPERS / COURSES

POINTS AND WORKLOADS Each paper passed is worth a certain number of points. Points bear a direct relationship to workload; one point equates to approximately 10 hours total work. A student might expect to spend 300 hours studying in total for a 30 point paper. A full-time workload per academic year is 120 points.

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Studying at Waikato (continued) ACADEMIC YEAR (FEBRUARY-NOVEMBER) The New Zealand university academic year is divided into two semesters that follow the calendar year. The first semester runs from late February to mid-June; the second semester runs from early July to mid-November. These periods include the orientation and examination weeks. Students doing a dissertation/thesis as part of their studies would normally need to work outside these semester periods.

STUDY OVER SUMMER The University offers two flexible and relevant study options for international students. Summer School 1 runs from January to mid-February, and Summer School 2 runs from November to mid-December. Students can study during Summer School to catch up on papers, fit in with other commitments, to reduce workload in other semesters or accelerate their degree.

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS The University of Waikato is committed to making the transition into the Waikato community as smooth as possible. The University provides a range of support services set up to help students succeed, including Student Health and Counselling, Student Learning Support, Careers Advisory Service, a Childcare Centre, and Disability Support Services. There are also support services located in each School of Study/Faculty, as well as at the Waikato International.

STUDY ABROAD Many international students may choose to study at the University for only one or two semesters of full-time study and have their study credited back into a degree at a university in their home country. This is termed “Study Abroad” and is particularly common for students from North America and Europe. Students are free to select papers from across The University of Waikato’s academic offerings, as long as they meet respective prerequisites. Students generally choose papers that compliment their home degree, or offer a particularly New Zealand or South Pacific perspective. At the time of their enrolment at The University of Waikato, study abroad and exchange students must have: » completed at least two semesters of full-time study and be currently enrolled at a recognised tertiary institution » achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants from countries where it is not possible to calculate a grade point average must be in good academic standing » students can choose to enrol directly with The University of Waikato, or use the services of a study abroad agency. Please email studyabroad@waikato.ac.nz for more details. Study Abroad students pay a flat tuition package fee which includes tuition for papers to a maximum of 70 credit points, ancillary charges (health and building levy, student union and academic transcript) but excludes insurance cost for field trips and text books.

» For current fees information please visit www.waikato.ac.nz/international/students/studyAbroad/

Study abroad students wishing to enquire about the transfer of credit related to their University of Waikato study should contact the credit office or registry at their home institution.

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Hamilton: student city Hamilton is a rapidly growing, vibrant and progressive city, with a population of approximately 135,000. It has an active music, art and café culture, with a distinctively New Zealand flavour. The Waikato River provides a focus for many sporting and recreational activities.

WAIKATO: ACTION CENTRAL

THE GALLAGHER GREAT RACE

Waikato University is at the heart of adventure country. Raglan and the southern hemisphere’s best left-hand break are just 40 minutes away, while the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty have some of the country’s most beautiful beaches. Waikato is the closest university to Whakapapa’s ski resorts, and there are forests, lakes and thermal hot pools within an easy drive of campus. South Waikato has awesome mountain biking, rock climbing and motor sport courses, while adrenalin junkies can opt for jet boating, quad biking or some of the best white water rafting in the country. Taupo is famous for its extreme activities like bungy jumping, skydiving and wakeboarding. University clubs cater for all of these activities, making it easy to have a go at something new.

Waikato has links to some of the most prestigious universities in the world through The Gallagher Great Race – a university tradition. Each year more than 20,000 people line the banks of the Waikato River to cheer home Waikato’s rowing eight against 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 University competing against the women’s crew. River-side entertainment includes wheelbarrow races, busking, live music, food vendors and more.

HAMILTON: STUDENT CITY Hamilton is a student city. With more than 25,000 people in tertiary study, there is a huge range of things for students to do and see. Great shopping, cafés, restaurants and bars, international sporting venues, theatre groups, art galleries – you name it, Hamilton’s got it.

‘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.

THE NIGHT LIFE New Zealanders and international students are discovering that Hamilton has the best nightlife in the country. There’s a good local network of underground bands and, with 60 bars and cafés on one block alone, no shortage of venues. Whether you’re into hip-hop, acoustic guitar, house, punk, metal, opera or Super-14 on the big screen, there’s a place for you. Late night buses offer a safe, budget transport option and because everything’s so close, taxis are cheap. Famous for its underground live music scene, Hamilton has produced extremely popular New Zealand bands including The Datsuns, 48May and Katchafire.

Students love the fact that Hamilton is so centrally located in the upper North Island, only 90 minutes from Auckland, yet offering one of the lowest urban living costs in New Zealand. Student accommodation is inexpensive and plentiful, with most students able to live within a 15-minute walk of the campus.

» For more info on Hamilton visit www.hamiltoncity.co.nz

THE DAY LIFE Hamilton has all the benefits of a big city without the hassles. Traffic is minimal and the University is only five minutes’ drive to the central city. Yet it has all the facilities, shops and entertainment options you expect and the student discounts to match. Hamilton is a cosmopolitan city with a wide variety of restaurants and cafés to choose from – Thai, Mexican, Spanish, Japanese, Indian, Chinese and many more, so you’ll never be short of a place to eat. Following the Waikato River through town will take you past riverside cafés, beautiful running and cycling tracks, the Hamilton Gardens and even some swimming holes. Hamilton and the Waikato are home to some great events and traditions. While you’re studying here you’ll find yourself caught up in them, whether it’s ringing a cowbell at a Chiefs game, watching friends perform at the University’s Academy of Performing Arts, or cheering Waikato on in The Great Race.

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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. Waikato has free parking for students, with six huge car parks. Buses also leave campus every 15 minutes.

CULTURE » 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 » Get involved with Contact FM (student radio station) or Nexus (student magazine)

TECHNOLOGY » Over 700 computers free to use and with wireless internet access » State-of-the-art laboratories and equipment

REC CENTRE

» Information commons at the Library with 120 computers, printers and comprehensive electronic databases

UW SPORT Sports opportunities on campus are endless and cater for people wanting to socialise and have fun through to the elite. A large number of clubs are based on campus, including the University Rugby Club, Hockey, Rowing, Snow and Ski, Unicol Soccer and Campus Netball.

Sports facilities include: » Rec Centre – On-campus gym » University of Waikato Pool – 50m and diving pool » Courts – Squash, tennis and netball » Sports Fields – Cricket, rugby and soccer » The Don Llewellyn Sports Bar and Pavilion

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

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

A bit of action in your life will help you balance study and play. The Rec Centre is one of the best-equipped gyms in the region 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 workout or just hang out with your friends in the fully equipped sports hall.

As a member you get to enjoy: » Squash and basketball courts » Express gym » Group exercise classes including REV (indoor cycling) » Cardio studio, with Sky TV and an extensive range of cardio gear » Spacious weights room with machine and free weights » Discounts on an extensive range of courses, including kickboxing, pilates, yoga, hip-hop, fat loss management and swiss ball fitness

» For more info www.unirec.co.nz ASB SOCIAL SPORTS Entering a team in the ASB Social Sport series is a great way to make new friends. There are netball, volleyball and soccer indoor leagues, and six-a-side soccer and touch rugby outdoor leagues.

» For more info www.socialsport.co.nz THE WEL ENERGY TRUST ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS A specially designed centre for the performing arts, the Academy provides venues and teaching rooms for the performance programmes in music, theatre, dance and Māori, and houses a range of art exhibitions and contemporary New Zealand paintings from the Wallace Collection. A classroom by day, the Academy hosts performances by professional artists and local community events at night. The opportunity to learn and perform in the Academy’s first-rate venues is unparalleled for any student keen to explore performing arts as a career option. 16

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CONNECT ONLINE You can connect with the University of Waikato via various online channels. Keep up to date with latest news and events, download photos, get in touch with current international students, start discussions, and find out about degree and study abroad options at the University of Waikato on Facebook, Twitter, iTunes U, YouTube and Picasa web albums.

» Connect now at www.waikato.ac.nz/international/students/ prospective/connect.shtml

HIGH-PERFORMANCE STUDENTS Many of New Zealand’s sporting and creative and performing arts legends have studied at Waikato and we put a lot of effort into supporting them. Current or former students include Rob and Sonia Waddell, Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell and Marty Holah. 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 all sporting, creative and performing arts, 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, 021 2211 145 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. They also provide a free advocacy service and hardship fund, publish the weekly student magazine Nexus, and provide a free student diary and wall planner.

» For more info www.wsu.org.nz CHOOSE WAIKATO

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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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Tauranga: joining forces in the Bay THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO AT TAURANGA CAMPUS

FACILITIES

Surf, sand, sun and shops are not all you’ll find at Tauranga. The University of Waikato offers a growing range of degrees and programmes in one of New Zealand’s most sought-after locations – combining beautiful beaches, a sophisticated city lifestyle and university study.

Classes are taught at the campuses we share with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic at Windermere Campus, and the Bongard Centre in Tauranga’s CBD.

PARTNERING WITH THE POLYTECHNIC In Tauranga, the University works in partnership with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Through this partnership students can study towards certificate, diploma and degree qualifications – all in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Plenty!

SUPPORTING THE REGION Western Bay of Plenty is one of the fastest-growing regions in New Zealand. The University has been working with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic for more than a decade to develop programmes and increase tertiary education opportunities in the area. New courses are developed with industry and community input to ensure students are well equipped to take advantage of regional employment opportunities.

A range of technology and media, including face-to-face teaching, video conferencing and the internet, are used to teach our courses. For many classes, video conferencing connects our Tauranga classrooms to courses in Hamilton as they are being taught, so students get exactly the same lectures and powerpoint presentations as their Hamilton classmates. Students can interact with their lecturers in Hamilton via video conference link as well as by email and phone. Other classes are taught face-to-face by Tauranga-based lecturers and tutors, and some of our Hamilton-based lecturers travel to Tauranga to lecture and tutor. Students have access to libraries in Hamilton and Tauranga, including the full range of university library catalogues and electronic databases. Books can also be ordered from Hamilton.

» For further information about programmes available in Tauranga please email tga.recruitment@waikato.ac.nz or phone on +64 7 544 0920 extn 6136.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDY Currently, the following degrees can be completed at Tauranga: » Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial* » Bachelor of Management Studies*

(Accounting and Marketing majors) » Bachelor of Social Sciences** » Bachelor of Social Work » Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) » Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) » Bachelor of Tourism*

* Begin with the Bay of Polytechnic NZDipBus and pathway into any of these University degrees. ** 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. The Diploma in Law enables students to complete the first two years of an LLB in Tauranga. There are also two-year programmes for career changers who hold industry level qualifications and want to become teachers (see page 79).

GRADUATE STUDY The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (PGDip(MgtSt)) are taught in Tauranga. The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) is a one-year programme for graduates wanting to train as secondary school teachers. Successful completion of the PGDip(MgtSt) enables students to enrol for an MBA.

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Accounting

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Environmental Modelling

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Networks

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Advertising (see Marketing)

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Environmental Planning

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Agribusiness

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Environmental Sciences

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New Zealand Studies/ Akoranga Aotearoa

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American Studies

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Ethics

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Pacific Studies

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Animal Behaviour

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Finance

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Philosophy

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Anthropology

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French

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Physics

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Applied Computing

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Freshwater Biology

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Political Science

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Applied Linguistics (see Linguistics)

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Games and Multimedia

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Population Studies

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Artificial Intelligence

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Genetics

38

Psychology

52

Asian Studies

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Geography

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Biochemical Engineering

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German

39

Psychology and Management (see Psychology)

52

Biochemistry

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Health Development and Policy

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Public Policy

53

Biological Sciences

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History

40

Public Relations

53

Biotechnology

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Hospitality Management

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Religious Studies

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Botany

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Human Development

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Chemistry

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Human Resource Management

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Resources and Environmental Planning

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Chinese

27

Restoration Ecology

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Coastal Science

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Industrial Relations/ Human Resource Management

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Screen and Media Studies

54

Computer Graphic Design

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Information Systems

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Social Enterprise

55

Computer Science

28

International Management

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Social Policy

55

Computer Technology

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International Relations and Security Studies

42

Social Science Research

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Creative Practices

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Internet Applications

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Social Work

56

Creative Technologies

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Japanese

42

Sociology

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Data Mining

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Journalism (see English)

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Software Engineering

57

Demography

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Labour Studies

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Spanish

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Design (see Computer Graphic Design) 28

Land and Freshwater Environments

36

Sport and Leisure Studies

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Design Media

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Law

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Statistics

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Earth Sciences

30

Linguistics

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Strategic Management

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Ecology

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Management and Sustainability

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Supply Chain Management

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Economics

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Management Communication

45

Teaching

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Education Studies

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Management Systems

45

Te Reo Māori / Māori Language

46

Electronic Business

32

Māori

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Theatre Studies

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Electronic Commerce

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Māori and Pacific Development

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Tikanga Māori / Māori Cultural Studies 46

Electronic Engineering

33

Māori Media and Communication

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Tourism

60

Electronics

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Marine Sciences

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Tourism Development

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Engineering

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Marketing

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Tourism Management

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English

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Materials and Processing

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Tourism Studies

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English as a Second Language

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Mathematics

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Mechanical Engineering

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Treaty of Waitangi Studies / Akoranga Te Tiriti o Waitangi

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Environmental Law (see Law)

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Microbiology

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Women’s and Gender Studies

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Environmental Microbiology

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Music

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Zoology (see Biological Sciences)

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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.

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ACCOUNTING / AGRIBUSINESS / AMERICAN STUDIES

Accounting / Agribusiness / American Studies

Accounting

Agribusiness

www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/acnt

www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/education/subjects/

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

Agribusiness fuses together all the operations and principles of businesses and associated organisations that make up the agricultural sector.

Accounting is a common language of business and underpins almost all business and organisational activities. Accountants often hold high-level management positions where financial control, decision making, legal compliance and leadership skills are essential.

Agribusiness incorporates all business and associated organisations that are part of the agricultural sector. In a small, remote economy such as New Zealand successful agribusiness relies on the ability to understand the operation of competitive global markets, international marketing and the management of complex and extended supply chains. In choosing Agribusiness you will build knowledge and skills in management and economics that is of particular relevance to the agricultural sector.

Financial accountants process and communicate financial information for all stakeholders; management accountants prepare data for management decisions; tax accountants provide tax compliance advice, and auditors check the financial reporting of organisations. Commercial law and how it relates to the conduct of business in New Zealand is also relevant to accountants. Study accounting at Waikato and any of these careers are possible. Waikato Management School was rated top in New Zealand 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 be met with an appropriate selection of papers which can normally be completed within the BMS, the BBA(Fin) and the Graduate Diploma or the BBA(Hons)(Fin). In addition, the academic requirements of the NZICA (ACA), CPA Australia or ACCA accountancy professional institutions may also be satisfied through the BBA(Fin) degree.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours » Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies

Career Opportunities Auditor Business Consultant Company Accountant Financial Controller Financial Accountant Finance Manager Management Accountant Taxation Adviser

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QUALIFICATIONS » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies

Career Opportunities Entrepreneur in Agricultural Business Farm Management Government Advisor Agricultural Sector Consultant

American Studies www.waikato.ac.nz/americanstudies/ 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 of today’s world. It is particularly relevant for New Zealand given the US role in the Pacific region. As well as wielding enormous influence on world affairs, US advanced technology and economic power impact on practically every nation. American Studies covers not just the US but the whole of the 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 supporting subject, and papers in the field will prepare students for a number of careers. American Studies works well with majors in Political Science, History, English, Screen and Media Studies, Spanish, Economics, Law and Management.


American Studies is an interdisciplinary subject that combines papers from four areas: » English, Music, Screen and Media Studies, Theatre Studies

Anthropology

» History

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

» Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology » Latin America

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

Career Opportunities

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR / ANTHROPOLOGY

Animal Behaviour / Anthropology

www.waikato.ac.nz/anthropology/

Anthropology means, very broadly, ‘the study of humanity’. Anthropologists undertake the detailed study of many individual societies and use information about each society to compare and analyse human universals like kinship, marriage, death and most of the things that humans do. At the University of Waikato we teach sociocultural anthropology, which looks at a whole range of societies from tribal groups to western society and the ways in which people organise and understand themselves. The Pacific area is central to much of our teaching and research.

Foreign Affairs and Trade Worker Marketing Consultant Policy Analyst Trade Consultant Travel and Tourism Operator

Animal Behaviour www.sci.waikato.ac.nz 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 the fields of animal conservation, wildlife management, animal welfare and the fundamental study of behaviour. They will find employment in the behavioural sciences at local, national and international levels in the agricultural, conservation and animal management industries.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts » Master of Social Sciences PACIFIC STUDIES Pacific Studies is an interdisciplinary programme which enables students to study a variety of topics relating to contemporary communities in the Pacific Islands and in New Zealand. These topics include political life, social and economic behaviour, the impact of colonisation, foreign aid, tourism and migration as well as ecological issues. Subjects contributing to Pacific Studies include Anthropology, Geography, History, Linguistics and Māori and Pacific Development.

Career Opportunities Ethnographer International Development Worker

QUALIFICATIONS

Lecturer

» Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology) » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

Museum Curator Research or Policy Analyst Overseas Aid Worker Travel and Tourism Operator Teacher

Career Opportunities Animal Welfare Officer Conservation Officer Research Assistant Science Writer Technician Zoo Curator or Assistant

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ASIAN STUDIES / BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING / BIOCHEMISTRY

Asian Studies / Biochemical Engineering / Biochemistry

Asian Studies

Biochemical Engineering

www.waikato.ac.nz/asianstudies/

www.eng.waikato.ac.nz

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary subject concerned with Asia and its various aspects.

Biochemical Engineering is concerned with producing and processing biochemicals and related materials, including the design and operation of bioreactors and bioseparation processes. The programme consists of traditional process engineering fundamentals combined with chemistry, advanced biochemistry and microbiology. It provides an excellent basis for a career in the bioprocess, food and pharmaceutical industries focusing on developing highly valuable products.

With a dramatic increase in exports to, and trade with Asian countries, an understanding of Asian Studies is indispensable to many careers in both business and government. Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary subject concerned with the study of the civilisation, culture, economics, history, society, government, geography, international relations and politics of Asia. It is offered as a supporting subject and combines Political Science, Religious Studies, Economics and Communication with observations of culture in Japan and China. Combining an Asian Studies programme with a major or supporting subject in an Asian language will add further strength to career options.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts » Bachelor of Social Sciences » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Engineering/with Honours SCHOOL SUBJECTS Physics, Chemistry and one of Mathematics with Calculus, or Statistics with Modelling.

Career Opportunities Biochemical Engineer Biotechnologist Food Technology Engineer

Career Opportunities Foreign Affairs and Trade

Manager Pharmaceutical Engineer

Journalism International Management and Marketing Merchant Banking

Biochemistry www.sci.waikato.ac.nz

Tourism and Hospitality Management Multinational Company Administration

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 Sciences and Chemistry, students will gain a solid grounding in the molecular and chemical principles underlying biochemistry.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology) » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

Career Opportunities Biochemist Biotechnologist Food Biochemist Laboratory Technician Medical Laboratory Technologist

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Biological Sciences

Biotechnology

www.bio.waikato.ac.nz

www.sci.waikato.ac.nz

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.

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 cheesemaking, 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 industries. It explores technological applications at the industrial level as well as the molecular level.

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

THE FOLLOWING SPECIALISATION IS OFFERED: RESTORATION ECOLOGY Restoration Ecology is the study of restoring degraded, damaged or destroyed ecosystems through active human intervention. This specialisation is for students who wish to develop a career focused on ecological restoration or conservation biology. With some 3000 community-based restoration projects currently being undertaken in New Zealand there is strong demand for graduates able to address key issues of this field.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / BIOTECHNOLOGY

Biological Sciences / Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a cross-disciplinary subject at undergraduate degree – we specify the student must have a minimum of 120 points above 100 level, of which 60 points must be at 200 level and 60 points at 300 level in the subject ‘biotechnology’ see http://papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/BIOT The University of Waikato no longer offers a specified subject of ‘biotechnology’ for Master of Science. If a student wants to do a MSc in biotechnology, they would do BIOL551 and at least one of ENMP522 or ENMP523 (offered in alternate years). Other supporting papers would be microbiology (BIOL541), genetics (BIOL510) or perhaps environmental technology (ENMP541). The students will be enrolled in the Department that they are doing their research in. For instance, if it was gene technology, protein structure, etc, it would be in Biological Sciences and if it was a bioprocess engineering, fermentation, environmental technology, etc topic, it would be in the Department of Engineering. BSc graduates will do a 2 year Master of Science. BE graduates will do a 1 year Master of Engineering.

QUALIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS

» Bachelor of Science/with Honours » Bachelor of Science (Technology) » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Science » Master of Science (Technology)

» Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology)

Career Opportunities Bioengineer Biotechnologist Food Technologist Laboratory Technician

Career Opportunities Aquatic Ecologist

Pharmaceutical Engineer Quality Assurance Officer

Biochemical Technician Biosecurity Officer Conservation Officer Ecologist Geneticist GPS Technician Laboratory Technician Zoo Curator

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BOTANY / CHEMISTRY

Botany / Chemistry

Botany

Chemistry

http://bio.waikato.ac.nz/research/botany.shtml

www.chem.waikato.ac.nz

Botany is the study of all aspects of plants. Botany encompasses the structure of plants from simple mosses to trees. The evolution of plants, how they are organised into communities and how they function and reproduce. It includes ecosystem level functioning, and both conservation and exploitation management.

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

Plants are important because they effectively provide the energy supply for all communities on Earth. With 20% of New Zealand’s land area in the conservation estate there is a requirement for people to identify, survey, interpret and manage plant communities. Research growth areas include ecosystem restoration, wetland construction for wastewater disposal, native forest rehabilitation etc.

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

THE FOLLOWING SPECIALISATION IS OFFERED: PLANT PHYSIOLOGY Plant Physiology is the study of the function, or physiology of plants. Plant physiologists study fundamental processes such as photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology)

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science/with Honours » Bachelor of Science (Technology) » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Science » Master of Science (Technology)

Career Opportunities

SCHOOL SUBJECT

Technical Officer

Chemistry

Plant physiologist Herbicide Researcher

Career Opportunities

Plant Biochemist Botanist Horticultural researcher

Analytical Technician Environmental Officer Forensic Scientist Industrial Chemist Product Development Chemist Laboratory Manager

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Chinese

Coastal Science

www.waikato.ac.nz/chinese/

http://.sci.waikato.ac.nz

Chinese at Waikato involves the study of Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) and the history, culture and society of imperial and present day China. An understanding of this emerging modern superpower and its language is an invaluable tool.

This programme will suit students interested in the management and utilisation of coastal resources for recreation or physical development.

China has a civilisation that spans 4,000 years, the longest unbroken civilisation in the world. It has exerted a strong cultural influence on its immediate neighbours, including Korea, Japan and Vietnam. Over the last two decades China has achieved the highest economic growth rate in the world. According to World Bank and IMF estimates, in terms of the real size of its economy, China now ranks third internationally. It is home to one fifth of the world’s population and is poised to become a massive world force. New Zealand has substantial links with the countries of Chinese-speaking Asia, with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan included among New Zealand’s top ten trading partners. There is a large Chinese immigrant community in New Zealand and substantial numbers of Chinese tourists visit.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts

CHINESE / COASTAL SCIENCE

Chinese / Coastal Science

This programme has a narrower focus than either of the programmes in Marine Science or Resource and Environmental Planning. It concentrates on the origin and behaviour of physical resources at the coast, but allows the student to explore the tourism potential and environmental management as well. This programme develops the necessary skills for graduate level studies in coastal marine science within Earth Sciences. Science graduates with a background in coastal science can find employment with council and government agencies, research institutes and environmental and engineering consultancies.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology)

Career Opportunities Coastal Scientist Marine science Technician Coastal Ecologist Fisheries Officer

Chinese is also available as a specialisation within the BA, BBA, BCS, BECom, BMS, BSc, BSc(Tech), BSocSc and BTour.

Career Opportunities International Territory Manager Diplomatic Service International Marketing Executive Ministry of Foreign Affairs Offshore Branch Manager International Trade Analyst

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COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN / COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Graphic Design / Computer Science

Computer Graphic Design

Computer Science

www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/cgd

www.cs.waikato.ac.nz

Computer Graphic Design involves creativity, art, technology and the communication of ideas.

Computer Science deals with the theory, design, analysis, implementation, efficiency and application of processes that transform information. The fundamental question underlying all of computer science is, “What can be automated?” Computer use in entertainment, industry, business, education and government is widespread, and the need for qualified professionals with a computing background continues to grow.

Computer Graphic Design encourages students to reach beyond the boundaries of traditional graphic design and explore the huge potential of the digital environment. The programme combines highly creative design and visual communication papers with computer programming papers, to create a new breed of designer. As one of these designers, you will manipulate the software you work with and extend the potential of applications and creativity in design practice. You will have the opportunity to develop the core elements and principles of design, in both two and three dimensions. In your second year you can learn about motion graphics, the 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.

Able students should also consider the flexible double major options in Computer Science and Mathematics or Computer Science and Statistics, both of which provide excellent preparation for those wanting to use their computing skills in their future work, be it in industry or research.

QUALIFICATIONS

THE FOLLOWING SPECIALISATIONS ARE OFFERED:

» Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Graphic Design » Master of Computer Graphic Design

APPLIED COMPUTING Applied Computing is for those looking for an in-depth exploration of computer technologies, techniques and methods used to build sophisticated, usable and robust computer systems (or applications). You will acquire knowledge and skills to ensure you keep up with the fast-changing landscape of real-world application development.

SCHOOL SUBJECTS Art (design, painting, photography, sculpture or printmaking), graphic design and mathematics to Year 12.

Career Opportunities Advertising Branding and Corporate Identity Computer Games Computer Illustration Interactive Media Motion Graphics Television Production Web Design and Development

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Artificial Intelligence researchers are working to develop computer systems that match or exceed the capabilities of the human brain. This has led to many practical developments in the computer industry, including data mining and natural language interfaces to commercial software. A specialisation in this area will enable you to understand and even build your own artificial intelligence applications. COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY Computer Technology is the study of the hardware, networks, communication, and software that are the foundations of modern computer systems. Computers are now a fundamental part of everyday lives, controlling everything from toasters to nuclear power stations. The need to build and deploy effective computing infrastructure is crucial to business and other organisations; modern computer systems depend on the networks that interconnect them. The demand for people who have the skills to build new and better networks is every expanding; today’s applications require more speed, mobility, reliability and capacity than yesterday’s. This specialisation will give you those skills.


DATA MINING Data Mining is an area of high demand within industry. It refers to the process of extracting potentially useful information from complex data using computational methods. Data Mining has its roots in artificial intelligence, databases and statistics. You will learn how to prepare the data for mining, get to know data mining algorithms, and learn to understand and evaluate the models that summarise the extracted information. This specialisation will enable you to understand and use data mining techniques. GAMES AND MULTIMEDIA Games and Multimedia is an area of high profile and rapid growth with jobs in advertising, game development, entertainment and interactive learning. Combining creative design with a computer science education, this specialisation contains a series of papers emphasising art, design, and creativity, and providing a background in related areas such as video, film and music. INFORMATION SYSTEMS Information Systems prepares students for careers in the development of computerised business systems, the area of greatest opportunity in the New Zealand computer industry. You will be taught how to build appropriate information systems for many different kinds of situations. Information systems design, software development, information systems technologies and practical work are strongly emphasised. INTERNET APPLICATIONS Internet Applications will enable you to understand and use the software that makes the technological age we live in possible; from building individual web pages, through client and server scripting to provide interactivity, to the methods of identifying people visiting a website and storing information that will enable you to construct web-based information systems. NETWORKS The uses and importance of computer networks continues to increase. These networks include the internet and the many private networks, such as those operated by banks, government agencies and large retail organisations. The Networks specialisation will prepare you to take a major role in this dynamic and growing area.

CREATIVE PRACTICES

Creative Practices QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences /with Honours

» Bachelor of Science/with Honours » Bachelor of Science (Technology) » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Science » Master of Science (Technology)

Career Opportunities Network Engineer IT Consultant or Programmer Software Developer Web Architect Usability Engineer

Creative Practices www.waikato.ac.nz/go/creative-practices/ Creative Practices at Waikato focuses on active arts, and will be attractive to students interested in the creative and performing arts such as music, Māori creative practices, dance and theatre, including their development, expression and interaction with technology, which is an increasingly important dimension of these cultural practices. You will develop practical understanding and in-depth experience in the creative processes of performance, composition and production within both contemporary and traditional contexts. You will also develop critical and reflective analyses of your own practices. There are four streams available for the Creative Practices major depending on the student’s interests. These are » Dance » Māori Arts » Music » Theatre

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Software Development is the specification, design, implementation, documentation and maintenance of computer programs. The software development specialisation will help 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.

QUALIFICATION » Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

Career Opportunities Community Arts Adviser Teacher Producer Composer Performing Arts Theatre Manager

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CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES / DESIGN MEDIA / EARTH SCIENCES

Creative Technologies / Design Media / Earth Sciences

Creative Technologies www.waikato.ac.nz/go/creative-technologies/ This major 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, mobile devices and networking. Students will develop a conceptual and practical grasp of multimedia methods and approaches, including elements of animation, graphic design, studio production and digital music. Music papers are focused on digital music and sound applications, computer science papers focus on computer graphics and interactive media systems, and media paper options are focused on studio production and animation.

QUALIFICATION » Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

Career Opportunities Retailer or Producer Website Designer Animator Sound Technician Creative Services Manager

QUALIFICATION » Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

Career Opportunities Interactive Designer Print and Production Producer Web Developer Press Manager Digital Print Broker

Earth Sciences www.earth.waikato.ac.nz 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, volcanology, sedimentary geology and engineering geology. Graduates in Earth Sciences go on to a diverse range of careers in environmental and resource management as well as research.

QUALIFICATIONS

Design Media www.waikato.ac.nz/go/design-media/ The Design Media major has a practice-based approach with a strong focus on computer graphic design taught in a range of ways that include studio classes. Students will develop creative, critical and analytical skills across varied media. Design is now a key driver of the creative economy, and this major will interface with the other elements of the BMCT in order to provide students with the right competencies and knowledge to work in various creative roles alongside designers, for designers and in larger multi-skilled creative teams.

» Bachelor of Science/with Honours » Bachelor of Science (Technology) » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Science » Master of Science (Technology)

Career Opportunities Coastal Resource Manager Engineering Geologist Environmental Consultant Geologist Hydrologist Soil Conservator Volcanologist Water Resource Manager

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Ecology

Economics

http://sci.waikato.ac.nz

www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/econ

Ecology focuses on the relationships between living things and the environment. The study of ecosystems includes investigations of their physical and chemical structure, the plant, animal and microbial populations that comprise them, and the interactions among these components.

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

Ecosystem studies include the conservation and management of resources, as well as the structure and function of the communities. For example, ecologists may document environmental changes, such as deforestation, and observe the consequences for animals that are adapted to forest life and can live nowhere else, such as the native long-tailed bat. Where communities have been damaged, applied ecologists study ways to restore what was lost, such as transferring birds to new, predator-free homes. Behavioural Ecology combines ideas from evolution, ecology and behaviour to study how an organism behaves, how this relates to the environment, and how it effects population dynamics. Behavioural ecology can be applied to the conservation and management of wildlife.

THE FOLLOWING SPECIALISATION IS OFFERED: RESTORATION ECOLOGY Restoration Ecology is the study of restoring degraded, damaged or destroyed ecosystems through active human intervention. This specialisation is for students who wish to develop a career focussed on ecological restoration or conservation biology. With some 3000 community-based restoration projects currently being undertaken in New Zealand there is strong demand for graduates able to address key issues of this field.

ECOLOGY / ECONOMICS

Ecology / Economics

Economics touches almost every aspect of daily life – housing, energy, the environment and transport are just some examples. It looks at how and why people make the best decisions to allocate scarce resources to meet their objectives. Understand economics and you’ll be able to look at the world in a different light and make business and everyday decisions much more clearly. Economics is not only about money. In fact, it’s firstly about people and how they respond to incentives. Almost every issue in society can be viewed from an economic perspective and economics is behind much of what happens in current affairs – from tax cuts to car prices, hospital waiting lists to airfares to international diplomacy. Far from graphs and theories, Economics is about the real world.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours » Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial/with Honours » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies – Economics » Master of Management Studies – Applied Economics and Finance » Master of Social Sciences SCHOOL SUBJECT

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology)

Statistics

Career Opportunities Policy Analyst and Adviser

Career Opportunities

Business Analyst

Conservation Ranger

Financial Analyst

Forest Ecologist

Economics Researcher

Entomolgist

Management Consultant

Restoration Ecologist

Economics Teacher

Plant Physiologist

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EDUCATION STUDIES / ELECTRONIC BUSINESS / ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

Education Studies / Electronic Business / Electronic Commerce

Education Studies www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/ Education is arguably one of the greatest influences not just on personal development but on society and nations.

With the growth in electronic business and every aspect of business now involving electronic technology this subject gives students the business and technological skills to make them a crucial part of a company’s management team.

QUALIFICATIONS Education is always in the news, whether it is because of funding issues, disputes over zoning or political and religious influences in the community or in schools. John F. Kennedy said a country’s “progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource”. Education Studies investigates how this fundamental resource is shaped. It examines social, political, cultural, economic and personal theories and practices of lifelong education, and explores issues of social policy, culture, gender, work and leisure. Since education is as much concerned with who we might become as who we already are, it is relevant to all our collective and personal decision-making on questions of justice, rights and freedom. Students often take Education Studies as a background to a graduate teaching qualification, but refer to Teaching (page 59) if you want to do a Bachelor of Teaching.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts » Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities Adult Education Community and Social Work International Aid Agencies Law and Citizens’ Advice Teaching Government Policy Advice eg justice and equity issues

Electronic Business www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/education/subjects/ 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 is a lack of coordination between these departments and people. A good electronic business systems manager can change that by gathering and distributing data more efficiently and influencing strategic decision-making.

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» Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

Career Opportunities Electronic Business Manager Electronic Business Consultant Business Analyst Web Systems Project Manager Systems Developer Project Manager

Electronic Commerce www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/becom 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 suppliers. Just think of Trade Me and how that has revolutionised the private sale of goods. Businesses large and small are using e-commerce business processes. Our electronic commerce students get hands-on exposure to the use of website development tools, databases and communications technologies. They also learn management skills in finance, accounting, marketing, communications and supply chain management. Graduates have an excellent balance of technical and management skills and so are in strong demand for careers in both the business and technical sides of developing and integrating Web-based systems that support the e-commerce business processes.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Electronic Commerce/with Honours » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Electronic Commerce


Career Opportunities E-commerce Entrepreneur Electronic Commerce Consultant Website Developer Internet Security Analyst Implementation Consultant Web Systems Programmer E-commerce Marketing Manager

Electronic Engineering www.eng.waikato.ac.nz 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 and industrial lives. Products such as personal computers, mobile telephones, pacemakers, and radio, television, industrial control and satellite communications systems are the result of ideas generated by electrical engineers. New Zealand’s electronics manufacturing industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and New Zealand has a shortage of skilled people. Companies are targeting niche markets, such as telecommunications, and exporting their products all over the world.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Engineering/with Honours SCHOOL SUBJECTS Physics and one of Mathematics with Calculus, or Statistics with Modelling.

ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING / ELECTRONICS

Electronic Engineering / Electronics

Electronics www.sci.waikato.ac.nz Electronics is the science and technology concerned with the controlled flow of electrons and other carriers of electric charge. Electronics covers a wide range of exciting modern developments ranging from microscopic electronic circuits and machines, mobile and computer communications, advances in medical diagnosis and treatment, and development in the latest audio and video technologies. Studying electronics will give you valuable skills in electronic engineering and design. You will have the option to specialise in some of the most progressive areas in electronics today such as optoelectronics or mechatronics. Optoelectronics deals with the conversion of electrical signals to light or vice-versa. Examples such as solar cells, fibre optics and lasers are integral components of everyday devices like compact disc players, supermarket barcode scanners and long distance systems. Mechatronics combines aspects of electronic and mechanical engineering to produce devices such as printers, cars, aircraft, photocopiers, and even washing machines. These are fast-growing areas in which you can develop a productive and satisfying career.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology) » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Engineering » Master of Science » Master of Science (Technology) SCHOOL SUBJECTS

Career Opportunities Consultant

NCEA Level 3 Physics and one of Mathematics with Calculus, or Statistics with Modelling.

Electronic Engineer Manager Mechatronic Engineer Product Design Engineer Programmer

Career Opportunities Design Engineer Electronic Engineer Electronic Technician Information Systems Engineer Mechatronic Designer Programmer

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ENGINEERING

Engineering

Engineering www.eng.waikato.ac.nz Engineering brings together mathematics and science to create something of value from our natural resources. Engineers turn ideas into reality. Our engineering programmes are designed to allow you to develop your own potential and prepare you for roles as business engineers who can create, design and realise sophisticated engineering technologies. Our papers combine high-end design skills with the ability to develop, run and manage companies, whatever their size.

STUDENTS CHOOSE TO STUDY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIED PROGRAMMES, WITHIN THE BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING: BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING – PAGE 24 Biochemical Engineering is concerned with producing and processing biochemicals and related materials, including the design and operation of bioreactors and bioseparation processes. The programme consists of traditional process engineering fundamentals with chemistry, advanced biochemistry and microbiology. It provides an excellent basis for a career in the bioprocess, food and pharmaceutical industries. ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING – PAGE 33 Electronic Engineering is concerned with the design, development, manufacture and application of electronic devices, circuits and systems. Economic and professional training elements are also included in this programme. The electronic manufacturing industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in New Zealand. MATERIALS AND PROCESS ENGINEERING – PAGE 47 Materials and Process Engineering is an engineering discipline concerned with understanding the characteristics of materials and the processes used to convert materials into products. It includes biotechnology, environmental technology, materials, process engineering and innovation and technology management. Materials and Process Engineering can also be taken as a major in the BSc and BSc(Tech). MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – PAGE 48 Mechanical Engineering uses mechanics and energy principles to design, research, develop and manufacture tools, engines, motors and other devices. The programme combines papers in mechanical engineering, science and mathematics to give graduates a good balance between intellectual rigour and engineering practice. This prepares graduates typically for employment in industry and a wide range of other careers such as automotives, manufacturing, air-conditioning and refrigeration, and robotics.

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SOFTWARE ENGINEERING – PAGE 57 Software Engineering is the scientific, disciplined and quantifiable approach to developing, operating and maintaining complex software systems. These include operating systems, networks, real-time and embedded systems, distributed and parallel systems, as well as engineering, scientific and business application software.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Engineering/with Honours » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Engineering

Career Opportunities Biochemical Engineer Electronic Engineer Materials Scientist Mechatronic Designer Product Design Engineer Software Engineer


English www.waikato.ac.nz/english/

Career Opportunities Creative Writer

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

Editor

English is about language, history and culture. It is about art and 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. Students who major in English, even students who take just a few papers in English, find that English is about artistic questions, aesthetic questions, questions about the stability of language, questions of cultural meaning and value. English is a major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA).

Librarian

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Many of the University’s international students take ESLA papers in order to pursue careers or educational programmes requiring academic English language skills. ESLA papers are also taken by New Zealand permanent residents who want to establish themselves economically and socially in their new home country. ESLA papers provide students with instruction and practice in advanced academic language and communication skills, written, oral and aural. All papers are supported by the University’s online learning management system Moodle, which enables the publishing of work and teaching of critical thought and analysis, as applied to studying in a university context. Waikato offers 8 papers in English as a Second Language at 100, 200 and 300 levels. These can be taken individually, or as a supporting subject within the BA, BSocSc and most other undergraduate degrees. 100 LEVEL PAPERS ESLA101 Academic Writing and Research ESLA102 Academic Oral Presentation 200 LEVEL PAPERS ESLA200 Academic Written Discourse ESLA201 Academic Aural Strategies ESLA202 Academic Oral Discourse

ENGLISH / ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

English / Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Freelance Writer Journalist Public Relations or Marketing Executive

Entrepreneurship and Innovation www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/education/subjects/ Work for yourself. Use strategies to find opportunities and then make the most of them. Small and medium sized enterprises have a major impact on growth, as they generate the wealth and jobs that sustain economies. Entrepreneurship and Innovation will teach you to identify unique qualities of successful entrepreneurial business strategies and to implement those strategies in the creation of new business. This isn’t about ‘seat-of-your-pants’ risk taking. A qualification in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will give you the skills to take on an entrepreneurial role, look at nice opportunities and extract value from untapped areas. You’ll also learn business skills that cover planning and development, getting the product to market, and keeping it there.

QUALIFICATIONS » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Diploma

Career Opportunities Business Entrepreneur Entrepreneur Innovator Venture Capitalist Consultant

300 LEVEL PAPERS ESLA300 Academic Research Writing: An Introduction ESLA301 Academic Text: Understanding Meaning ESLA302 English as an International Language

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts

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ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING / ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Environmental Planning / Environmental Sciences

Environmental Planning

Environmental Sciences

www.waikato.ac.nz/rep/

www.sci.waikato.ac.nz

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

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 Planning is a well established Waikato niche distinguishable from other planning programmes available at other New Zealand Universities by the requirement for students to gain a significant level of knowledge (to 300 level) in the biophysical environment and associated analytical techniques.

Environmental Science at the University of Waikato is the interdisciplinary and systematic, study of our environment as well as our role in its management. Pressures and impacts on our environment are increasing as the human population grows and we seek to utilize natural resources in ever increasing amounts. Environmental science can provide the scientific basis for understanding environmental problems, and finding solutions to them. By studying environmental science and becoming qualified to work as an environmental scientist or technician you can become directly involved in solving our environmental problems. A comprehensive understanding of environmental sciences is also necessary for those entering industries, consulting companies, and government agencies to ensure that they wisely manage the resources they are responsible for.

Students focus on the core elements of Environmental Planning by taking the planning-specific Geography papers, which form the spine of the major. These papers are complemented by ecology-specific papers in Biology, and papers from the Earth Sciences that enable students to develop specialised knowledge in coastal, water, land or major resource use planning while continuing to develop the good analytical and observational skills needed. The programme aims to provide students with knowledge and skills for careers in sustainable development of rural and urban communities and sustainable management of natural and physical resources.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Environmental Planning* » Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology) » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Environmental Planning

Career Opportunities Environmental Planner Policy Analyst

THE FOLLOWING SPECIALISATIONS ARE OFFERED: ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY Environmental microbiology focuses on the understanding and manipulation of microbial pathways that influence the natural environment. Students will gain an understanding of the important role microorganisms play in underpinning the environmental process, their role in nutrient and carbon cycling and their importance in bioremediation, soil fertility, eutrophication and waste disposal. ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING Environmental modelling focuses on the quantitative skills necessary to write and operate computer models necessary to predict future environmental change, to investigate human impacts on natural ecosystems, and how to manage and mitigate those impacts. This specialisation is for students who want to be able to model dynamics of estuaries, lakes, rivers, and coastlines, waves and ocean currents, and predict sediment movement on the continental shelf and estuaries, as well as to understand principles of environmental modelling.

Private Consultant Researcher Teacher

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE A significant proportion of Earth Sciences graduates now work closely with engineers and technologists. This programme provides students with a range of course that develop an understanding of the physical environment and a range of skills that contribute to Environmental Engineering and Technology, and will facilitate interactions with engineers. RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING Careful planning and management are needed to ensure the wise use of natural resources. This programme focuses on understanding both natural and social processes which impact on the environment, and on the relationship between these. This programme prepares students for careers in resource and environmental planning, and combines Environmental Science with aspects of the Social Sciences including Geography, Politics or Economics, and Ethics. This specialisation is jointly taught between the Departments of Biological Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Earth & Ocean Sciences, and Geography.

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QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology) » Bachelor of Social Sciences (Resources and Environmental Planning)

Career Opportunities Environmental Technician Lakes Safety Technician Environmental Scientist

ETHICS / FINANCE

Ethics / Finance

Finance www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/mfin 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 you’ll understand money, banking, investments and credit. Bankers, financial planners, corporate treasury departments, share-brokers and the Reserve Bank are some of the players in the finance industry.

Environmental Technician Aquatic Scientist

Ethics www.waikato.ac.nz/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, the environmental agencies, and in business. Students gain the tools and capabilities they need to become inspirational leaders in their communities and in their working lives, enabling them to feel confident in their capability to reflect on doing “the right thing” and following through on that reflection. Ethics at Waikato is an interdisciplinary major with a philosophical core. It includes the study of fundamental moral concepts and the nature of morality as well as application of evaluative thinking to diverse subject areas such as politics, law, management, Māori and 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.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts » Bachelor of Social Sciences » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

It isn’t possible to run a treasury or an investment fund, or structure the financing of a project, or even invest personally, without some understanding of finance theory and practice. If you study Finance you’ll learn about investment decisionmaking 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. We were rated top in New Zealand for accounting and finance research in the Tertiary Education Commission’s latest assessment of tertiary research.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours » Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies – Finance » Master of Management Studies – Applied Economics and Finance

Career Opportunities Treasury Investment Adviser Corporate Finance Financial Analyst Financial Management

Career Opportunities

Sharebroker Commercial and Investment Banking

Business Consultant Environmental Consultant Policy Analyst Health Policy Advisor Public Relations Practitioner Human Resource Manager Computer Systems Administrator Teacher

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FRENCH / FRESHWATER BIOLOGY / GENETICS

French / Freshwater Biology / Genetics

French

Freshwater Biology

www.waikato.ac.nz/french/

http://sci.waikato.ac.nz

French is one of the world’s most important languages, being widely used in international trade and diplomacy.

Freshwater ecosystems are the inland waters of the world, including lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. Freshwater biologists study the animal, plant and other life found in all areas of freshwater.

France’s role in European history and civilisation means that French culture has a worldwide influence. New Caledonia and French Polynesia are both near neighbours and trading partners of New Zealand, while further afield there are nearly fifty territories where French is an official language. If your future lies in the sciences, French will give you access to a huge number of professional journals and contacts in everything from agriculture to physics. Whatever your career plans, French will help you communicate, make friends and share ideas. It will also open up new worlds through culture, literature, films and travel.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts

The study of freshwater ecosystems includes investigations of their physical and chemical structure, the plant, animal and microbial populations that comprise them, and the interactions among these components. Freshwater ecosystem studies include the conservation and management of freshwater resources, as well as the structure and function of the communities.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology)

Career Opportunities Environmental Scientist Environmental Advisor Environmental planner

French is also available as a specialisation within the BA, BBA, BCS, BECom, BMS, BSc, BSc(Tech), BSocSc and BTour.

Career Opportunities Diplomat Hospitality Worker Tour Guide Translator or Interpreter Travel Agent Humanitarian International Trade Worker

Genetics http://sci.waikato.ac.nz Genetics is the science of heredity. Genetics looks at how genes vary and how particular traits are transmitted from one generation to the next. Traditionally geneticists studied mutation, selection and evolution in microbes, plants and animals. These days they also indulge in genomics which makes use of computers and large databases of DNA and protein information to research both genes and gene function. Genetic variation can be applied to the study of populations, for conservation, and to reconstructing evolutionary relationships. Geneticists are employed in many fields including agriculture, medicine and crime.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology)

Career Opportunities Stem Cell Research Cloning Control of cellular systems Muscle genomics

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Geography

German

www.waikato.ac.nz/geography/

www.waikato.ac.nz/german/

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

German is the most widely spoken language in the European Union, making it essential for effortless communication and the sharing of academic knowledge.

A clearer grasp of Geography can provide insight into environmental issues and help us manage resources more effectively. It also helps make us more human, in understanding the similarities between ourselves and others, and respecting the differences.

In the age of globalisation a thorough understanding of the languages and cultures of the world’s economic and political key-players becomes increasingly important.

Geography at Waikato is distinctive in its focus on human geography. We offer papers in environmental planning, tourism, and geographic information systems as well as in social and cultural geography. A number of the papers have particular emphasis on Māori and feminist perspectives and the social, economic and political processes that produce them. There are five recommended streams for undergraduate geography study: » Environmental Planning » Māori Geographies » Society, Culture and Place

GEOGRAPHY / GERMAN

Geography / German

The teaching of German at the University of Waikato aims to provide students with a high proficiency in German, an understanding of German civilisation, literature, and contemporary German and European issues.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts German is also available as a specialisation within the BA, BBA, BCS, BECom, BMS, BSc, BSc(Tech), BSocSc and BTour.

» Technology in Geography » Tourism Studies

Career Opportunities

QUALIFICATIONS

Foreign Policy Officer

» Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Bachelor of Tourism » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts » Master of Social Sciences

Interpreter or Translator Linguist Teacher Tour Guide Travel and Information Consultant Immigration Officer

Career Opportunities Cartographer Consultant Environmental Manager Immigration Policy Analyst Researcher Urban or Regional Planner

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HEALTH DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY / HISTORY / HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Health Development and Policy / History / Hospitality Management

Health Development and Policy

At present, these questions are sharply debated by historians as the discipline undergoes an exciting phase of redefinition and reconsideration. The History programme at Waikato aims to address many of these issues.

www.waikato.ac.nz/healthdev/ Sharpen your critical skills in health analysis by studying in Waikato’s Health Development and Policy programme. Health Development and Policy provides students with a unique opportunity to study in health development and policy and is especially relevant to those wishing to further develop skills gained from working in health or an associated area. On completion of their study, students will have an appreciation for social and critical perspectives in health and will have gained the skills to undertake social research in health, information analysis for health policy and be prepared for further doctoral research work.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts » Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities Archivist

The Health Development and Policy programme aims to produce graduates who will have a social science approach to understanding health issues with a particular focus on critical, multi-disciplinary and culturally sensitive perspectives, use social science research methodology in health analysis, understand contemporary policy developments in health at the local, national and international level, demonstrate an ability to marshal a range of social, demographic, epidemiological data to understand health issues, and conduct health research using social science methodologies.

Documentary Researcher Journalist Museum or Gallery Curator Political Speech-writer Professional Historian Tour Guide

Hospitality Management

QUALIFICATIONS

www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/tourism

» Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours » Master of Social Sciences

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

Career Opportunities District Health Board Health Promotion Adviser Health Services Manager Policy Analyst Researcher Social or Community Worker

Hospitality Management is about the management of businesses that supply food, drink, accommodation and entertainment; this industry needs operators who can plan, control, make strategic decisions, and know the legal requirements for the industry. The hospitality industry in New Zealand employs more than 135,000 people and contributes 7.6 percent of New Zealand’s earnings. It’s a growth industry and faces constant demand for skilled staff.

QUALIFICATION » Bachelor of Tourism* » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours*

History www.waikato.ac.nz/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? Do the questions we bring to the study of the past determine the kinds of stories we tell about the past? How does language influence, and even limit, what we can know and say about the past? How can we know about the past when it no longer exists? 40

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Career Opportunities Front Office or Hotel Manager Restaurant and Bar Manager Travel and Accommodation Facilitator Catering Services Manager Tourism Operator Financial Controller Gaming Management


Human Development www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/ 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 – this subject touches on something relevant to the lives of most people. Understanding how people develop throughout their lives, and how social context can influence possibilities for individuals, is important and useful knowledge for everyone. The theories and ideas behind Human Development are an important background for those wishing to go into professions 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 innovative ideas to come through to the graduate level. Although Human Development papers are offered through the Faculty of Education, this subject is also available as a major for the BSocSc, BSocSc(Hons) and MSocSc degrees (see Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences page 64).

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities Community Development Counselling Human Resource Management Policy Development

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS / HUMAN RESOURCE MNGT

Human Development / Industrial Relations / Human Resource Mngt programmes, and systems for evaluating staff performance. They also advise senior management on the employment implications of business decisions and are responsible for keeping up to date with employment legislation. By studying Human Resource Management, students acquire people management skills that will help them to better read their workmates and employees, and better manage their future staff. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Human Resource Management is about developing and managing an organisation’s most valuable asset, its people. Human Resource Management (HRM) is concerned with getting the right people into the right jobs, knowing how to keep them and advance their careers. HR managers have a strategic role in an organisation because they deal with recruitment, salaries, training programmes and staff performance. By studying Human Resource Management, you’ll acquire people management skills that will help you to better understand your workmates and employees, and better manage your future staff. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (IR&HRM) is an interdisciplinary subject designed to prepare students for career opportunities in the broad, ever-changing field of employment relations, human resource management, workplace change, and education and training. This Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences major also prepares students for graduate studies by bringing together relevant papers from Education Studies, Human Resource Management, Labour Studies and Psychology.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Social Services (IR&HRM) » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours (HRM) » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate (HRM) » Postgraduate Diploma (HRM) » Master of Management Studies (HRM)

Public Relations Social Work

Career Opportunities Human Resource Manager or Advisor or Officer

Industrial Relations/ Human Resource Management www.waikato.ac.nz/irandhrm www.management.ac.nz/shrm

Payroll Manager or Administrator Industrial Relations Mediator or Facilitator Employment Court Official Human Capital Development Strategist

Excellent people skills are essential for good management. Human resources managers advise senior managers on the employment and career development of employees. They play a strategic role in an organisation by managing recruitment processes and programmes, salary and bonus structures, training CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT

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INTERNATIONAL MNGT / INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & SECURITY / JAPANESE

International Management / International Relations & Security / Japanese

International Management www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/int 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 and technological environments. International management teaches you how to analyse international business environments and to develop effective strategies for entering and servicing international markets. Alongside management papers, you can choose to learn or continue to learn a foreign language. These skills prepare you for a range of careers in the commercial sector, notably in export and international management, and in finance, government departments and tourism.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies The Bachelor of Management Studies – International Management major also provides you with the opportunity to choose a language specialisation from Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, or Te Reo Māori.

Career Opportunities

International Relations and Security Studies www.waikato.ac.nz/politics/ International Relations and Security Studies (IRSS) offers students the opportunity of advanced study in security and strategic matters, or in issues of trade and globalisation. International Relations is a specialisation at the undergraduate level and a major at Postgraduate Diploma and Masters level. In both cases the contents of the various courses aim to provide insight into the workings of international institutions and the behaviours and aspirations of international power brokers.

QUALIFICATIONS » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts

Career Opportunities Foreign Policy or Officer Government Diplomat Trade Worker Humanitarian Defence Strategist Immigration Officer

International Trade Policy Adviser

Japanese

Tourism Consultant

www.waikato.ac.nz/japanese/

Industrial Development Analyst

Studying Japanese provides a valuable basis for an international career in Asian trade.

Business Development Adviser Management Positions, MNEs, SMEs International Marketing Analyst Translator

Japan has a 2000 year old civilization and has long been known for its capacity for technological development. It is becoming increasingly influential in international politics and the arts. Studying Japan’s fascinating culture and language provides a stimulating insight into this extremely important Asian country.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts Japanese is also available as a specialisation within the BA, BBA, BCS, BECom, BMS, BSc, BSc(Tech), BSocSc and BTour.

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Career Opportunities Export Agent Interpreter or Translator Linguist Teacher Flight Attendant Foreign Policy Officer Immigration Officer

Labour Studies www.waikato.ac.nz/labourstudies/ 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 of their life working. As well as a way of making money, work provides social contact, creates a sense of pride, helps us test our abilities and develops us professionally and personally. Labour Studies is for students interested in how work shapes people’s lives. It looks at the social, economic and political foundations of work, from the past to the present. 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 New Zealand. At Waikato, students taking Labour Studies also discuss how these events fit in the global picture and how our employment relations and labour market conditions relate to other important economies, such as Australia, China, Europe, Pacific, Asia, and South Africa.

QUALIFICATIONS

LABOUR STUDIES / LAW

Labour Studies / Law

Law www.waikato.ac.nz/law Many of our everyday actions are influenced by legal systems. 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 to express yourself clearly and, because law is so closely linked to society, you’ll also gain a better understanding of human behaviour. A Law degree will open up numerous career opportunities such as private practice in law firms, environmental consultancy and public policy. The Waikato Te Piringa - Faculty of Law provides an excellent contemporary legal education focusing upon integrating professional skills while studying law in its social context, notably addressing the Treaty of Waitangi obligations as part of our commitment to biculturalism.

QUALIFICATIONS » Diploma of Law » Bachelor of Laws/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma (in Law or New Zealand Legal Studies) » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Laws » Master of Laws in Māori / Pacific and Indigenous Peoples’ Law

Career Opportunities Barrister Business Consultant In-house Legal Adviser Judge’s Clerk Policy Adviser or Analyst Solicitor

» Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities Equal Employment Opportunities Practitioner Employment Relations Advocate Human Resource Manager Journalist Labour Market Researcher Policy Analyst Union Organiser or Researcher

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LINGUISTICS / MANAGEMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

Linguistics / Management & Sustainability

Linguistics www.waikato.ac.nz/ling Linguistics is the scientific study of language in all its facets. Language is a fundamentally important aspect of human life, and impinges on virtually everything that we do. Linguistics is a study which shares interests with a very wide range of other disciplines, and usefully combines with a variety of other subject areas, such as the language subjects (Te Reo Māori, French, German, English, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish), Philosophy, Education, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, and Communication Studies. Studying Linguistics provides insight into the way languages work, and enhances students’ understanding of their own language and of those they are studying. This is not just a matter of the grammar and pronunciation of these languages, but also of what counts as appropriate linguistic behaviour in different cultures and settings, of the different statuses which languages enjoy, of the way languages change, and so on. Studying Applied Linguistics at graduate level leads to interesting academic and professional careers in language education generally, and second language teaching in particular.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts » Bachelor of Social Sciences » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Diploma (Second Language Teaching) » Master of Arts (Applied)

Career Opportunities Education Researcher Language Policy and Planning Adviser Language School Manager Linguist Second Language Teacher Journalist

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Management and Sustainability www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/education/subjects/ In a world of scarce resources we need passionate managers with the skills to make a difference. Management and Sustainability focuses on issues of environmental management, corporate social responsibility and the activities of firms, government organisations and nongovernment organisations. You’ll gain knowledge necessary for management at the interface between organisations, the environment and society. This subject provides a sound basis for a career as an analyst or manager committed to a sustainable world.

QUALIFICATIONS » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies

Career Opportunities Natural Resource Manager Environmental Policy Analyst Corporate Environmental Manager Government Environmental Manager


Management Communication

Management Systems

www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/mcom

Organisations no longer can use silo thinking – they need to think of themselves as a system.

MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION / MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Management Communication / Management Systems

www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz

In management, communication underpins everything. Research shows that good communication skills are a good predictor of career success and the opportunities for Management Communication graduates are plenty. Management Communication graduates can go on to work as communications or corporate managers, negotiators, public administrators, writers and political, community or business leaders. We offer two streams; one that focuses on writing and speaking skills; the other on interaction skills; including interpersonal, inter-cultural, team-building, and strategic communication.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Communication Studies/with Honours » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies

Career Opportunities

Organisations once arranged themselves as a series of ‘silos’ – a collection of independent activities with little cohesion, such as marketing, finance, accounting, and distribution – but that doesn’t work anymore. Today, businesses take a more coordinated approach and a good management system is like a good team captain – bringing different elements and individuals together for a common purpose. Management Systems is about creating and maintaining operational excellence. This is achieved through strong information channels that deliver the data necessary for decision-making and through fluid supply-chains that ensure well-connected and efficient flows of materials. Information and web-based technologies make it all happen. As a management systems student, you’ll be challenged to learn how these efficiencies are created and maintained. As a management systems graduate, you’ll realise just how valuable your knowledge and expertise is.

QUALIFICATIONS » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies

Political or Community Leader Communication Consultant Professional Negotiator Management Trainer Professional Fundraiser Professional Freelance Writer

Career Opportunities Business Analyst Supply Chain Manager Operations Manager Electronic Commerce Consultant Information Technology Consultant Systems Developer Project Manager

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MĀORI / MĀORI MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

Māori / Māori Media and Communication

Māori www.waikato.ac.nz/smpd 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 the land) in every area of New Zealand life, from language and the arts to politics, natural history and the law.

» Graduate Certificate (Māori & Pacific Development) » Graduate Diploma (Māori & Pacific Development) » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts » Master of Māori and Pacific Development » Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities

Māori studies is a broad subject that covers language, tikanga (culture), performing arts and economic, environmental, cultural and social developments as they pertain to Māori and other indigenous peoples.

Broadcasting and Journalism

MĀORI AND PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT 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 practice. Māori and Pacific Development is a major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc).

Māori Creative and Performing Arts

TE REO MĀORI / MĀORI LANGUAGE A programme in Te Reo Māori offers students the opportunity to study Māori language to a high level of competency. Te Reo Māori is a major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD). The following specialisations are offered: TE TOHU PAETAHI Te Tohu Paetahi is a programme for students with a commitment to learning Māori who wish to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD) degree taught through the medium of te reo Māori. TIKANGA MĀORI / MĀORI CULTURAL STUDIES A programme in Tikanga Māori offers students the opportunity to study Māori cultural studies to a high level of competency. Tikanga Māori is a major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). TREATY OF WAITANGI STUDIES / AKORANGA TE TIRITI O WAITANGI The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand’s founding document – seize the opportunity to learn, understand and make your own 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 a supporting subject within most degrees.

Government Policy Analyst International Development Practitioner Iwi and Pacific Development Research Consultant

Māori Media and Communication http://papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/MMAC Māori Media and Communication is about gaining an 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 forms of Māori communication through Māori media forms including Māori Art and Māori film making.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts

Career Opportunities Journalist Scriptwriter Radio announcer Television presenter Public Relations Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

Creative Arts spokesperson

» Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours

Communications Officer

(Māori & Pacific Development) (Tikanga Māori)

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Marketing www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/mktg 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 or advertising. You’ll investigate product and service development and management, pricing, market research, advertising, sales promotion, distribution and other related areas. Studying Marketing at Waikato Management School will give you the skills to develop innovative brands, to find out what drives customer behaviour, and to design effective promotions and advertising.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Communication Studies/with Honours » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies

products such as dietary formula, ceramics that can withstand high temperatures, titanium alloys, pharmaceuticals, laminated 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. This discipline serves industrial and other activities where material is undergoing a change, be it chemical, biochemical or physical. Process engineering involves knowing how to prepare feed materials, how to make reactions occur, separating and purifying products, controlling wastes, minimising energy usage, and ultimately adding value to the raw materials used to produce something useful to people. These skills form the basis for the majority of New Zealand’s export earnings.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Engineering/with Honours (Materials and Process Engineering)

» Bachelor of Science/with Honours (Technology) (Materials and Processing)

» Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Engineering » Master of Science (Technology) (Materials and Processing)

Career Opportunities

SCHOOL SUBJECTS

Marketing Manager

Chemistry, Physics and one of Mathematics with Calculus, or Statistics with Modelling.

Product Manager

MARKETING / MATERIALS AND PROCESSING

Marketing / Materials and Processing

Advertising Account Executive Sales Manager

Career Opportunities

Sales Representative Market Research Executive Entrepreneur

Biotechnologist Composite Engineer Manager Materials Scientist

Materials and Processing

Process Engineer Product Developer

www.eng.waikato.ac.nz 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 welfare. We need to develop products that have significant value in world markets. To do this, we need to understand fully the properties of materials as diverse as food, wood, metals, plastics and fuel. We then need to know how to use this knowledge to design, manufacture and process these materials into high-value

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MATHEMATICS / MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Mathematics / Mechanical Engineering

Mathematics www.math.waikato.ac.nz 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, cryptography, economics, engineering, finance, modelling (including environmental modelling), operations research, physics, and statistics. There is also a well-known shortage of qualified mathematics teachers in New Zealand.

SCHOOL SUBJECTS Mathematics with Calculus and/or Statistics and Modelling. Students studying AS or A Levels should achieve at least a C Pass in Mathematics.

Career Opportunities Actuarial Trainee Data Analyst Financial Analyst IT or Computing Analyst Mathematical Modeller

A graduate with a mathematics degree, or even with a strong mathematical component to his/her degree is a valuable person in today’s world. Besides the knowledge and understanding of mathematics itself, such graduates have valuable analytical and problem-solving skills. They are more able to think logically and objectively. Because of the vital role of mathematics in many disciplines, we provide papers not just for Mathematics majors, but for all students who need mathematical skills in their chosen area of study. Students may choose to do Economics or Finance as a specialisation in conjunction with their Mathematics major. A number of flexible double major options are also available, for example in Mathematics and Computer Science, or Mathematics and Statistics.

Secondary School Teacher

Mechanical Engineering www.eng.waikato.ac.nz Mechanical Engineering uses mechanics and energy principles to design, research, develop and manufacture tools, engines, motors and other devices. The programme combines papers in Mechanical Engineering, Science and Mathematics to give graduates a good balance between intellectual rigour and engineering practice. This prepares graduates typically for employment in industry and a wide range of other careers such as automotives, manufacturing, air-conditioning and refrigeration, and robotics.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Engineering/with Honours

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences » » » » » » » »

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SCHOOL SUBJECTS Chemistry, Physics and one of Mathematics with Calculus, or Statistics with Modelling.

Career Opportunities Aeronautical or Automation Engineer Equipment Prototype Engineer Mechanical or Optomechanical Engineer Process Engineer Project Manager


Microbiology http://sci.waikato.ac.nz Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi and viruses. It looks at how we can identify and culture them, how they live, how some infect and cause disease in plants and animals and how we can make use of their activities. Micro-organisms are crucial to ecosystem functioning. Microbiology is an important component in Biotechnology.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science » Bachelor of Science (Technology)

MICROBIOLOGY / MUSIC

Microbiology / Music Our aim is to assist you in developing knowledge, skill and understanding and to help you to achieve your full potential in music.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Music/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts » Master of Music » Doctor of Musical Art SCHOOL SUBJECTS

Career Opportunities Dairy technician Lab technician Dairy Scientist

Music at Year 12 or 13.

Career Opportunities Performer Composer Broadcaster

Music

Recording Artist

www.waikato.ac.nz/music

Teacher

The reasons for studying music are many and varied. You may want to include music in your vocational training, you may want to learn the skills of composition or you might want to further your knowledge and enjoyment of a particular kind of music that is of interest to you.

Advertiser

Journalist

Publisher Film Music Producer or Composer Retailer Arts Coordinator

We teach western classical music from baroque to contemporary, through performance, composition and musical scholarship, and offer a number of papers similarly based in sonic art and new technology. Students benefit through teaching by staff who are not only highly qualified professionally but also are at the forefront in their fields nationally, and benchmarked to top international levels in key areas. All lecturers are professionally active in their fields as composers, performers and musicologists. We teach Western classical music from Baroque to contemporary, through performance, composition, and musical scholarship. Our electroacoustic stream encourages students to utilise the latest in computer music technology in their music production.

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NEW ZEALAND STUDIES / AKORANGA AOTEAROA / PHILOSOPHY

New Zealand Studies / Akoranga Aotearoa / Philosophy

New Zealand Studies/ Akoranga Aotearoa

Philosophy

www.waikato.ac.nz/nzstudies/

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

New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa is a multi-disciplinary 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 graduates with a sound working knowledge of the Māori language and customs, New Zealand music, film and theatre, classic and contemporary New Zealand literature, and the history of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Graduates with a multi-layered understanding of modern New Zealand with all its complexities will be more marketable. 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 (especially when paired with English or History), law (especially when a BA in New Zealand Studies is taken in conjunction with a Law degree), governmental and non-governmental organisations, journalism, and trade consultancy.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

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www.waikato.ac.nz/philosophy/

Philosophy includes ethical problems, problems about science, logical problems and problems about the nature of reality. It asks questions such as: » What is truth? » What is reality, and are there limits to our knowledge of it? » What is the mind? » What is good? 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.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts » Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Iwi Development Officer

Business Consultant

Policy Analyst

Editor

Researcher or Writer

Environmental Consultant

Teacher

Health Policy Adviser

Tourism Operator

Policy Analyst

Trade Consultant

Public Relations Practitioner

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Physics

Political Science

www.phys.waikato.ac.nz

www.waikato.ac.nz/politics

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

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

Physics is the most fundamental science. It involves understanding the basic principles by which all things in the universe exist and operate. Therefore physics is the foundation of other scientific disciplines. It is also the natural basis of all the technology disciplines such as electronics, engineering and computer science which were pioneered by physicists.

In Political Science we ask such questions as: Why do some crises lead to conflict while others are resolved peacefully and what is the significance of international institutions in all this? What lessons can we draw from the policy experience of other countries? How should we deal with the growing international environmental crisis? Why does democracy survive in some countries and not in others? Why do voters vote the way they do? Can we have both freedom and equality – or must we choose between them?

The most famous scientists, such as Einstein and Newton, were physicists. Physicists are versed in mathematics, computer 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 biophysicists, geophysicists, astrophysicists and neurophysicists. Physics papers are organised into theoretical, experimental and electronics subject areas. Electronic engineering is the technology of most interest to our subject and includes the theory, design and construction of electronic devices, instruments and systems.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science/with Honours » Bachelor of Science (Technology) » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Engineering » Master of Science » Master of Science (Technology) SCHOOL SUBJECTS Physics

Career Opportunities Applications Engineer Avionics Engineer Electronics Engineer Medical Physicist Meteorologist Satellite Information Processor

PHYSICS / POLITICAL SCIENCE

Physics / Political Science

Political Science comprises four main areas of study. Comparative Politics examines and compares the political institutions and societies of particular countries. International Relations focuses on the relations between states, on their foreign policies, and on international organisations like the UN and NATO. Political Theory examines theories about politics and society, and the philosophical and methodological questions that arise in studying political life. Public Policy explores and evaluates the processes by which national, regional and local institutions of the state formulate and implement policies.

THE FOLLOWING SPECIALISATION IS OFFERED: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND SECURITY STUDIES This specialisation enables students to develop a particular knowledge of international relations and security theory, and relevant contemporary events.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts » Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities Advocate Central and Local Government Officer Foreign Affairs and Trade Worker Māori Development Policy Adviser Media Analyst Policy Analyst

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POPULATION STUDIES / PSYCHOLOGY

Population Studies / Psychology

Population Studies www.waikato.ac.nz/demogandpopstud Waikato’s Population Studies programme has a social policy focus, which includes studying population trends, family structures, fertility and family formation, labour force and employment.

systems relate to behaviour. As a cognitive science Psychology studies perception, attention, memory, thinking and language understanding. The study of development, personality, learning and motivation are also part of Psychology at Waikato, as is animal behaviour and welfare. Major areas of study in Psychology at Waikato include: » Animal Behaviour

Understanding a population is vital for planning for the future. In Population Studies, students study a broad range of subjects including social sciences, economics and geography. There is a large research component and individual researchers study populations in India, Africa, Europe, the Indian Ocean, the South Pacific and a range of themes, including mortality, social policy, fertility, migration, families and households, labour force and income.

» Applied Cognitive Psychology

DEMOGRAPHY Demography is a subject offered at graduate and postgraduate levels for students wishing to further develop their interests and expertise in population studies, demography and policy issues.

» Organisational Psychology

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » » » » »

(Population Studies) (Demography) Graduate Certificate Graduate Diploma Postgraduate Certificate (Demography) Postgraduate Diploma (Demography) Master of Social Sciences (Demography)

Career Opportunities Demographer Government and Local Body Administrator Health Sector Analyst Merchant Banker Policy Analyst Social Sciences Researcher

» Behaviour Analysis » Clinical Psychology » Community, Kaupapa Māori and Applied Social Psychology » Health and Mental Health Services » Psychology and Management specialisation

THE FOLLOWING SPECIALISATION IS AVAILABLE: Psychology and Management is an undergraduate specialised programme of study linking a Psychology major with key papers within the Waikato Management School, preparing students to apply psychology in business as well as not-for-profit organisational settings.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Science/with Honours » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology » Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Clinical) » Master of Applied Psychology » Master of Arts » Master of Science » Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities

Psychology www.waikato.ac.nz/psychology/

Case Manager Clinical or Community Psychologist Community Programme Coordinator

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

Criminal Justice Psychologist Behaviour Analyst Human Resource Adviser

As a behavioural science, Psychology examines the way behaviour is learned and can be changed. As a social science, Psychology focuses on individuals within the context of families, organisations and other groups, communities, cultures and societies. As a biological science, Psychology studies the senses (hearing, vision, touch) and how the brain and physiological

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Private Practitioner Research Scientist Youth Worker


Public Policy

Public Relations

www.waikato.ac.nz/politics/

www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/mcom

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.

Public relations involves two-way communication between an organisation and the groups and individuals they deal with.

Government decisions influence people’s personal and professional lives on a daily basis. They affect the price of housing, clothes, food, transport and water. They determine the types of jobs people do, how much they are paid and where they live. The study of Public Policy equips students with the ability to understand and interpret current affairs, deal with government in their future profession or business, work within government, and work for groups that lobby government. 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. This subject is made up of papers from Political Science, Economics, and Social Policy. Students taking Public Policy often take other papers in Sociology, Law, Economics, and management subjects, and can work towards jobs in areas such as central and local government, foreign affairs or Māori development.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Social Sciences

PUBLIC POLICY / PUBLIC RELATIONS

Public Policy / Public Relations

Public relations play an essential role in organisational sustainability as it involves maintaining good relationships between organisations and their stakeholders. Within public relations a range of strategic communications are practised; such as crisis and issues management, event management, sponsorship and fundraising, employee relations, government relations and public affairs. Public relations professionals work with the media, act as the communication intersection between organisations and their publics, and provide the communication support that organisations require.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Communication Studies/with Honours » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies

Career Opportunities Public Relations Consultant Internal Communication Manager Media Adviser Public Affairs Manager

Career Opportunities

Event Manager Professional Fundraiser

Environmental Education Officer Foreign Policy Adviser District Health Board Adviser Probation Officer Māori Development or Iwi Adviser Policy Analyst and Planner Strategic Policy Adviser

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES / SCREEN AND MEDIA STUDIES

Religious Studies / Screen and Media Studies

Religious Studies

Screen and Media Studies

www.waikato.ac.nz/religiousstudies/

www.waikato.ac.nz/film

Religion is a universal phenomenon, although expressed in many and varied forms. Religion has been a vital and pervasive feature throughout the entire course of human history.

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

As a university discipline the emphasis of Religious Studies is on the study of religion as human phenomena. It examines the religious dimension of human existence in all its diversity, objectively, systematically, and yet sympathetically. Most people have experienced, to a greater or lesser degree, the influence of religious thinking, religious practices, and religious institutions. In the contemporary world religion continues to be a significant factor in the shaping of people’s lives and the determining of political and social outcomes. Religious Studies at Waikato facilitates a broader understanding of human history and a deeper understanding of human life. The appropriate context for the study of religion is that of critical empathy: neither seeking to denigrate nor promote, but rather to describe, analyse and evaluate and arrive at a position of informed understanding.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

Career Opportunities Civil Celebrant Counsellor or Therapist International Manager Religious Minister International Relations Adviser or Diplomat

The media are a central fact of life in the 21st century. Screen and Media Studies at Waikato, provides students with the skills and understanding necessary for citizens in today’s rapidlyevolving media environments. Education in critical thinking is combined with instruction in how the media are made, focusing on the relations between the local and the global, and the origins and futures of both the traditional and new media. Our programmes of study are designed to provide a sound knowledge and the essential skills required in a variety of occupations where an understanding of the modern media of 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 » Research, assess and present ideas and information in vivid, clear and useful ways » Work effectively, both on one’s own and as a member of a team As New Zealand’s leading research-based department in this vital area, our teaching is informed by our research and the teaching staff’s research interests include: New Zealand in the global media economy, media education and media democracy, media regulation and media ethics, national cinemas, news, media and religion, digital gaming, animation studies, creative industries, practice-based research, filmmaking and digital storytelling.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts

Career Opportunities Journalist Marketing Practitioner Public Relations Consultant Scriptwriter Teacher Film or Television Producer Digital Media Production

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Social Enterprise

Social Policy

www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/education/subjects/

www.waikato.ac.nz/socialpolicy/

Social enterprises are businesses conducted in the public interest.

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

Social Enterprise is about working for more than profit. Social entrepreneurs develop services for a social purpose delivering social, cultural, financial and environmental benefits. The organisations that are formed may be as big as Oxfam or Greenpeace or as small as a community craft market. They are driven by social entrepreneurs with an expressed concern for the well-being of individuals and the communities they seek to serve.

Social Policy deals with issues that affect people and society. It examines the policies and practices of government and nongovernmental agencies and the impact of these on communities. Students taking this subject develop a critical understanding of the way planning and policy-making impacts on every person regardless of age, ethnicity or gender.

The boundaries of responsibility for human and environmental wellbeing are ever changing. Our students study the relationships between business, government and community, alongside topics traditionally associated with Not-for-profit/NGO and community sector studies.

Anyone studying Social Policy will find the subject matter 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.

Our postgraduate SCEN coded papers are offered online to a community of students across New Zealand and overseas. The specific interests of our students can also shape the direction of our programmes. Through our teaching and research, students develop a critical awareness of the contribution social enterprise can have in contemporary societies to enhance the wellbeing of people and planet.

Studying Social Policy involves examining everyday problems and popular debate, in order to understand better why social problems arise and to investigate and evaluate different ways of responding to such problems.

QUALIFICATIONS » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE / SOCIAL POLICY

Social Enterprise / Social Policy

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Social Science/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Managers for Community Based Organisation

Advocate

Manager for Charitable Trusts

Community Worker

Manager for Fundraising Organisation

Policy Analyst

Manager for an Organisation who has Social Responsibility as a Key Commitment

Researcher

Case Manager

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SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH / SOCIAL WORK / SOCIOLOGY

Social Science Research / Social Work / Sociology

Social Science Research

Social Work

www.waikato.ac.nz/socsciresearch/

www.waikato.ac.nz/social-work/

Social Science research is the activity of gathering, analysing and interpreting information for a variety of social, economic, educational and political purposes.

Social Work is a valuable and necessary profession in our society, particularly as society grows ever more complex.

A competent social researcher has a critical appreciation of contemporary society and social issues based on a sound foundation of social theory and research methodology. The researcher needs a critical understanding of a range of social research methods and styles. Social research design encompasses not only theoretical and methodological but also ethical considerations relating to respect for the rights and welfare of all parties involved in the research. The ability to conduct sound and responsible social research is an important skill central to any social science qualification. Effective research is required to complete many aspects of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Social science research skills are also essential in a range of employment positions in central and local government, in the private sector, and in community, union and volunteer organisations. An appreciation of what is involved in social research enables citizens to assess critically much of the information and opinion, based on social research, which they encounter daily in their work and in the media.

Social Workers enable people to function within society with as much ease as possible. They work to promote self-determination and autonomy and to help people develop to the very best of their intellectual, physical, and emotional potential in society. Social Work is taught in conjunction with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, and the Social Work programme is only available at the University of Waikato at Tauranga (100km from Hamilton).

QUALIFICATION » Bachelor of Social Work

Career Opportunities Case Manager Community Worker Policy Analyst Researcher Social Worker

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities Policy Analyst Advisory Officer Marker Researcher Research Consultant Community Worker

Sociology www.waikato.ac.nz/sociology/ Sociology is the study of society: that is, how people organise and participate in groups and larger social structures, and how societies function and change. Sociologists ask questions about society that challenge what is normally taken for granted: » What do different social groups perceive social reality to be, and how does everyone come to know it? » How and what do people learn from their parents, peers, elders, teachers, television and the internet? » Why does conflict occur in some societies? » Who decides what acceptable behaviour is and what is deviant? » How can we best explain the way societies change? 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.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Social Sciences

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Career Opportunities Heritage Presenter Iwi Development Officer Media or Social Commentator Social Analyst Social Researcher Youth or Social Service Worker

Software Engineering www.eng.waikato.ac.nz 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 engineering, and human-computer interaction. This means that, wherever possible, we develop and use processes that are demonstrably reliable, we use systematic techniques to test software systems, we work on formally proving that safety critical systems operate correctly under all possible operating conditions, and we place strong emphasis on the vitally 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 require development of high quality software that is possibly safety or mission critical.

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING / SPANISH

Software Engineering / Spanish

Spanish www.waikato.ac.nz/spanish/ Spanish is one of the major languages of Western Europe, and the most widely spoken language of the Americas. Students of the Spanish language at the University of Waikato receive instruction in language, literature, and composition. Formal Spanish language instruction at Waikato includes structural and grammatical components, so that the end result is a student who can speak correctly, read, write, and understand the language. Vocabulary and writing skills are honed through the study of literature and culture. Select works of literature are taught for this specific purpose, and also to familiarise students with a level of language that may not be acquired in the same manner as the basic spoken language.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma Spanish is also available as a specialisation within the BA, BBA, BCS, BECom, BMS, BSc, BSc(Tech), BSocSc and BTour.

Career Opportunities Anthropologist International Business and Marketing Consultant Teacher Immigration Officer Interpreter or Translator

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Engineering/with Honours SCHOOL SUBJECTS Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics with Modelling, plus two other approved subjects at Level 3.

Career Opportunities Product Development Engineer Programmer Software Consultant Software Developer Systems Analyst

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SPORT AND LEISURE STUDIES / STATISTICS

Sport and Leisure Studies / Statistics

Sport and Leisure Studies

Statistics

www.soe.waikato.ac.nz

www.stats.waikato.ac.nz

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

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

Sport and leisure activities don’t just happen – they require people with knowledge to lead them. While studying Sport and Leisure you will look at the way political, cultural, social and economic factors influence their meaning and nature. On the practical side, you have the chance to get inside sport and leisure organisations to examine their role in society and find out what makes them function. You also have the option of advancing your own practical skills by taking papers in subjects as diverse as adventure, dance and leadership.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies/with Honours » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Sport and Leisure Studies

Career Opportunities Community Sports Coordinator Events Manager Health Promoter

The word statistics conjures up images of tables of numbers or graphs. However, statistics is much more than that – it is the science of collecting data and extracting information from that data. Statistical analysis is used to make informed decisions in most areas of human endeavour, such as agriculture, industry and commerce, law, medicine, forestry, psychology, insurance and economics. More than that, an understanding of statistics is 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. People working in medicine, agriculture, manufacturing and government planning all rely on statistical data to make informed decisions. Statistics teaches us how to deal with variability and how to collect and use data so that we can make correct judgements. Without statistics we would have to resort to hunches or guesses. Students may major in Statistics or can take Statistics papers to strengthen other qualifications they may be studying.

Personal Trainer Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Sport Fitness Coordinator Physical Education or Health Teacher

Students may choose to do a specialisation in Economics in conjunction with their Statistics major.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Science/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Science SCHOOL SUBJECT Mathematics. Note: Students studying international AS or A levels should achieve at least a C pass in Mathematics.

Career Opportunities Biometrics Government Statistics Industrial Statistics Insurance and Finance Market Research Medical Statistics

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Strategic Management www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/shrm 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 sound plans to drive future growth. As a strategic management student, you’ll learn to identify internal capabilities and external opportunities. You’ll learn about entrepreneurship and innovation and develop analytical and thinking skills as you study resources, industry trends, competitors and complementors. This subject considers the “total enterprise” to ensure all resources in an organisation are coordinated and managed effectively.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Management Studies

Career Opportunities Business or Strategic Analyst/Manager Management Consultant Industry Analyst

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT / SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT / TEACHING

Strategic Management / Supply Chain Management / Teaching QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma

Career Opportunities Logistics Architect Systems Developer Operations Manager Purchasing Agent B2B Electronic Commerce Coordinator

Teaching www.soe.waikato.ac.nz Our programmes in early childhood, primary and secondary teaching are professionally recognised qualifications. As a Waikato teacher education student you will learn about the New Zealand curriculum and develop your teaching skills through practical experiences working with children or youth. Choice is also diverse. We offer one, three or four year teaching programmes at our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses or online. Gaining a teaching qualification does not just limit you to a classroom. Graduates gain communication and management skills useful for a variety of careers and are highly-sought after by a range of employers in New Zealand and overseas.

Business Consultant New Venture Consultant

QUALIFICATIONS

Business Development Manager

» Bachelor of Teaching/with Honours » Bachelor of Teaching Conjoint » Graduate Diploma of Teaching » Master of Education

Entrepreneur General Manager

Please refer to Faculty of Education pages 78-85.

Supply Chain Management www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/education/subjects/

Career Opportunities

Greater efficiency and effectiveness bring better returns. That’s why Supply Chain Management is such an important field.

Educational and Teaching Roles

From being buried in the earth to the hot chips on your plate, there’s quite a journey for your average potato. That journey from the ground, to the factory, distributor, wholesaler, retailer and customer is known as the supply chain. The more efficient the supply chain the better for business. Companies move forward by using supply chain management to make their operations more efficient, and therefore more profitable and 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 rawgoods suppliers, right through production and distribution to retailers and customers.

Instructional Roles in Government Services Lecturing or Tutoring in Tertiary Institutions Research or Further Study Special Group Education Adviser Staff Training Roles in Business

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THEATRE STUDIES / TOURISM

Theatre Studies / Tourism

Theatre Studies

Tourism

www.waikato.ac.nz/theatrestudies

www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/tourism www.waikato.ac.nz/tourism/ www.waikato.ac.nz/tourdev/

In Aotearoa/New Zealand there are examples of many forms of theatrical performance, both established and traditional, and also new and experimental. The live encounter at the centre of a performance makes theatre unique, and it is this uniqueness which shapes the nature of Theatre Studies at the University of Waikato. Theatre Studies at Waikato uses a theory-through-practice approach to teaching and learning. A major in Theatre Studies is a rich and challenging pathway to an undergraduate Arts 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. The practical tutorials, seminars and rehearsals take place in the theatre laboratory space, The New Place Theatre/Te Tapere Hou, and/or The Playhouse Theatre at the purpose-built WEL Academy of Performing Arts, which is also the venue for public performances. The Theatre Studies staff are highly qualified with extensive professional and artistic practice.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Arts/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Arts

Career Opportunities Actor Arts Administrator Director Stage Manager Teacher Theatre Technician

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The world’s largest industry significantly impacts New Zealand’s economy – we need experts that can add value. TOURISM DEVELOPMENT Tourism Development provides a multidisciplinary approach to the issues created by tourism and comprises a mix of core papers on the construction and impacts of tourism as a social process, as well as papers which assist students to explore gender, ethnic, regional, and environmental dimensions of tourism. Skills in environmental planning, social impact assessment, and geographic information systems can be obtained from the wide range of optional papers in the specific programme. Students complete the Tourism Development programme with ethical and co-operative approaches to tourism planning, management, business, and tourism research. TOURISM MANAGEMENT Tourism is the world’s largest industry and significantly impacts New Zealand’s economy. The rapid growth of domestic and international tourism has led to an increasing demand for graduates who have a thorough understanding of tourism in its wider social, cultural, economic, and political contexts. The study of tourism involves predicting the future – working out what people will want from their 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 environmental and economic impacts of tourism operations.


TOURISM STUDIES Tourism is increasingly important for New Zealand and internationally, and has major implications both for natural environments and for the communities in which tourist activities are based. There is a steadily increasing demand for people skilled in the social, environmental and economic analyses necessary for tourism planning. Tourism Studies draws on a wide range of disciplines: it focuses closely on understanding tourism as a social practice and on the demands of tourism planning for sustainable outcomes. Tourism Studies is a programme within the Geography, Tourism and Environmental Planning. It provides skills in social and environmental analysis leading to an understanding of the broad range of impacts of tourism on natural environments and host communities. It also offers solutions and a way to plan for sustainability.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Management Studies/with Honours » » » » » » » »

(Tourism Management) Bachelor of Social Sciences (Tourism Studies) Bachelor of Tourism (Tourism Development/Tourism Management) Bachelor of Tourism with Honours (Tourism Development/ Tourism and Hospitality Management) Graduate Certificate (Tourism Development/Tourism and Hospitality Management/Tourism Management/Tourism Studies) Graduate Diploma (Tourism Development/Tourism and Hospitality Management/Tourism Management/Tourism Studies) Postgraduate Certificate (Tourism and Hospitality Management) Postgraduate Diploma (Tourism and Hospitality Management) Master of Management Studies (Tourism and Hospitality Management)

WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES

Women’s and Gender Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies www.waikato.ac.nz/womensandgender/ Women’s and Gender Studies takes a hard look at women’s lives, their status in society and dilemmas and contradictions in gender relations. This programme offers papers that are stimulating, thoughtprovoking and relevant, not just to women but also to men and society as a whole. Papers address issues such as media representations of women and men, fashion, medical constructions of the body, health issues such as eating disorders and new reproductive technologies, the gendered division of paid and unpaid work, the gender pay gap, sexuality, violence against women, gender and development, and difference and ethnicity.

QUALIFICATIONS » Bachelor of Social Sciences/with Honours » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma » Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities Equal Employment Opportunity Officer Gender Consultant Human Rights Advocate Human Resource Manager Policy Analyst

Career Opportunities Tourism Operations Manager Hotel and Resort Manager Regional or National Tourism Planner Local Authority Policy Analyst in Tourism Environmental Planning Researcher Events Planner Outdoor Leisure Manager Tourism Consultant Sport and Leisure Programme Promoter Sport and Leisure Facilities Marketer

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Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

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Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

72

Faculty of Education

78

Te Piringa - Faculty of Law

86

School of MÄ ori & Pacific Development

90

Faculty of Science & Engineering

94

Waikato Management School

98

Waikato Pathways College

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Foundation Studies

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Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Points of pride » In the last Performance-Based Research Funding (PBRF) rankings, the Faculty was number one in Music, Literary Arts and Creative Art, and Media Studies. Not only do students learn from staff who are at the forefront in their fields both nationally and internationally, but the University provides venues and teaching rooms in the WEL Academy of Performing Arts for the performance programmes in music, theatre, dance and Māori. This is unparalleled for any student keen to explore the creative and performing arts. » The Faculty has a distinctive and pre-eminent position within New Zealand’s universities in the fields of demography, population geography, population and labour economics, and spatial economics, attracting world-class staff and postgraduate students. » The Faculty is home of ‘Mediarena’, a uniquely integrated learning and research facility where graduates and faculty researchers explore the boundaries of practice-based research through contemporary media technologies and achieve internationally recognised academic excellence. » Our Geography programme is the only one in New Zealand’s universities that focuses on human geography, and which is located in a Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. » The Faculty’s History Department is the only History programme in New Zealand to offer papers in Oral History, Public History and the History of Strategic Thought. Our key teaching strength is theory and methodology which is unusual in New Zealand because both are core to our programmes. This gives us a distinctive niche in the discipline.

SINAMA TUPOU FA’ANUNU BSocSc(Hons), MSocSc Ministry of Finance and National Planning in Tonga Sinama works in the Aid Management Division of the Ministry of Finance in Tonga assisting with aid management and coordination. “It is a very challenging job where it requires a lot of my time, particularly when there is a mission fielded in Tonga, but it is also very rewarding. I get to meet with very important people in the Government and also consultants from donor countries when they come on their missions to Tonga.” Sinama believes that her Waikato University qualifications have increased her confidence and skills base, and given her opportunities that she could only have dreamed of before. “Waikato University provides you with the best lecturers and also an environment where you can feel at home, especially if you’re an international student. It is a multi-cultural University with lots of diversity, which you will appreciate and treasure when you finish your time there.”

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FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Arts and Social Sciences are comprised of subjects and disciplines that deal primarily with people, and with humanity. The role of staff is to help students attain intellectual independence in the context of their academic or professional community.

Undergraduate qualifications

BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING (BEV) 4 year degree – 480 points

BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) 3 year degree – 360 points

If you care about the environment and are interested in making a difference to the world we live in, then the Bachelor of Environmental Planning is the degree for you.

In the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree you will study subjects which deal with the history and the creative activities of humankind. You will learn about human nature and the human mind as they are revealed by the arts, the languages, the politics, and the cultures of the past and the present. The ability to communicate with each other is probably the most powerful tool we have as human beings, and the ability to communicate effectively is something that is vital to success, whatever career or life path you choose. Because of the communication skills developed through studying the Arts, graduates of Arts degrees are valued as essential contributors to the modern workplace.

Majors in the BA American Studies Anthropology Chinese Education Studies English Ethics French Geography German History Japanese Linguistics

Māori, Media and Communication Mathematics Music New Zealand Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Screen and Media Studies Spanish Theatre Studies Writing Studies*

*Subject to CUAP approval.

Also available as a supporting subject for the BA Asian Studies English as a Second Language

Treaty of Waitangi Studies

The Bachelor of Environmental Planning is a four-year degree where you will deepen and broaden your knowledge about the 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 with care and with as little harm as possible. You will learn the latest knowledge and ideas about sustainable development and an ethic of care for our environment. Because environmental problems usually include a human aspect as well as a natural element, the Bachelor of Environmental Planning involves papers from the subjects of Biology, Economics, Political Science, Earth Science and Geography, plus Environmental Ethics.

Major in the BEV Environmental Planning

BACHELOR OF MEDIA AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES (BMCT) 3 year degree – 360 points The Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies is an innovative degree focused on emerging forms of output in new media and creative practices. The BMCT brings several disciplines together in a degree that explores the impact of creative technologies in arts and media, while subjecting those technologies and creative forms to critical inquiry. Internetdriven and microprocessor-powered changes have put 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, networking and an on-demand culture have begun to produce a transformed creative environment. This promises ever more innovative ways to create and share content in the 21st century. With the whole history of previous media at your disposal, you will draw on that knowledge to invent new ways of expressing yourself through performance and imagery, of telling stories, of collaborating creatively with others, and of engaging with a wider world. The degree provides a 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 understanding of their cultural impact.

Majors in the BMCT Creative Practices Creative Technologies Design Media

Māori, Media and Communication Screen and Media Studies

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Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BMus) 3 year degree – 360 points

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (BSocSc) 3 year degree – 360 points

Most people want to study music because they have a passion for it; some aspect of it fascinates them. Music staff at the University of Waikato feel the same way. They come from a variety of backgrounds and each has different areas of expertise. But what they have in common is an enduring passion for the art of music: its composition, performance, history, analysis and appreciation.

The Social Sciences are a large group of subjects that look at how people and society function and change. As the Social Sciences major subjects have a common focus on contemporary issues and concerns, the Bachelor of Social Sciences will equip you with the skills required for the continuously changing world of employment. The BSocSc is especially suited to students who want to work with and are enthusiastic about people, policy, planning and/or research.

The Bachelor of Music is our specialist degree and most students who are keen to take music as their major area of study enrol for the Bachelor of Music. You choose between an Academic programme of a Performance programme, depending on your interest. There are specific requirements for all streams.

Streams Chamber Music Composition Digital Music Performance Performance Techniques Popular Music

Western Music History Māori Musical Instruments in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts Māori Song and Dance in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts

If you have (or expect to gain) New Zealand University Entrance you are eligible to apply for this degree. You must also meet one of the following requirements: » NCEA – 14 credits in Music at Level 3 (or Intl equivalent)

Majors in the BSocSc Anthropology Economics Education Studies Environmental Planning Ethics Geography History Human Development Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management Labour Studies Linguistics

Māori and Pacific Development Philosophy Political Science Population Studies Psychology Public Policy Social Policy Sociology Tikanga Māori / Māori Cultural Studies Tourism Studies Women’s and Gender Studies

Also available as a supporting subject for the BSocSc Asian Studies

Pacific Studies

English as a Second Language

Social Science Research

» NCEA – 20 credits in Music at Level 2 (or Intl equivalent) » a grade 5 theory pass or better in the Australian Music Education Board, Trinity College, or Royal College of Music examinations, or

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (BSW) 4 year degree – 480 points

» a qualification considered equivalent

Social Work is a valuable and necessary profession in our society, particularly as society grows ever more complex. It is a caring response to helping people overcome, adjust or change social circumstances and function within society with as much ease as possible. Social justice and human rights principles are fundamental to social work practice in assisting the improvement of social functioning and social well being.

For the Performance stream, a selection process applies and you will be required to successfully complete an audition. Some papers have specific entry requirements and if you do not have the required background, you may be directed to take certain papers in your first year of study. All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Social and Community Workers work with individuals, families, whanau, groups, schools and communities, especially with 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 as well as the capacity to analyse, influence and, when necessary, challenge social policies, and that’s what the Bachelor of Social Work will equip you to do.

» Please note: Specific entry requirements apply. For more information visit www.waikato.ac.nz/social-work/

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Tourism is the world’s most rapidly growing industry and is important to the economies of New Zealand and other countries within the Pacific region. The rapid growth of this international industry has led to an increasing demand for graduates who have a functional and critical understanding of tourism in its wider social, cultural, economic and political contexts.

Majors in the BTour Geography

Tourism Development

CONJOINT DEGREES A conjoint degree (also known as a double degree) allows students to combine several areas of study by undertaking two degrees at the same time.

FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES

BACHELOR OF TOURISM (BTour) 3 year degree – 360 points

BACHELOR OF ARTS / BACHELOR OF LAWS (BA/LLB) BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES / BACHELOR OF LAWS (BSocSc/LLB) Conjoint Law degrees are recognised by the Council of Legal Education for professional legal practice. Conjoint degrees between Law and Arts or Social Sciences are becoming increasingly popular for students wishing to pursue careers in policy and research. During your conjoint degree study you are enrolled in the Te Piringa - Faculty of Law. You must therefore apply to the Faculty and meet their entry criteria in the first instance. In subsequent years, you will get approval from both Te Piringa Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences for their component of the degree.

» For further information about law please see the Te Piringa - Faculty of Law pages 86-89.

Combining complementary degrees can help you shape a unique programme of study that may be attractive to a range of potential employers. Conjoint degrees combing arts or social sciences 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. Conjoint degree programmes can be challenging. Students are strongly advised to seek academic advice about these programmes and other options, such as double majors and graduate or postgraduate diplomas.

BACHELOR OF ARTS / BACHELOR OF TEACHING (BTchg/BA) BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES / BACHELOR OF TEACHING (BTchg/BSocSc) Both these programmes consist of 540 points taken over a period of four years. For the BTchg/BA or BTchg/BSocSc, you are required to pass 270 points from the Arts or Social Sciences subjects. You study one or two subjects which will provide the background content for the secondary school curriculum subjects that you intend to teach. You will work concurrently towards a major in Professional Education. The programme is carefully structured to allow you time to study papers and gain practical teaching experience in secondary schools. As you are enrolled in the Faculty of Education, you must apply to the Faculty of Education and meet their entry criteria.

» For further information about teaching please see the The following conjoint options are available:

Faculty of Education pages 78-85.

» Bachelor of Arts (270 Points) » Bachelor of Business Analysis (270 Points) » Bachelor of Communication Studies (270 Points) » Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (270 Points) » Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (360 Points)

CONJOINT DEGREE COMBINATIONS Conjoint degree combinations are available within most degrees. Please consult the appropriate Faculty offering the degrees you are interested in.

» Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (270 Points) » Bachelor of Engineering (480 Points) » Bachelor of Laws (380 Points) » Bachelor of Management Studies (360 Points) » Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (270 Points) » Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies (270 Points) » Bachelor of Music (270 Points) » Bachelor of Science (270 Points) » Bachelor of Science (Technology) (360 Points) » Bachelor of Social Sciences (270 Points) » Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies (270 Points) » Bachelor of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) (270 Points) » Bachelor of Tourism (270 Points)

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Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Graduate qualifications GRADUATE CERTIFICATE (GradCert) AND GRADUATE DIPLOMA (GradDip) The Graduate Certificate (GradCert) and Graduate Diploma (GradDip) are available to meet the needs of graduates who wish to broaden and deepen their knowledge in a selected area of study other than the area in which they majored for their Bachelors degree. Students who successfully complete the GradDip may then apply to continue in that subject at a higher level of study, such as a Bachelor with Honours, leading to a Masters degree, if desired.

Subjects in the GradCert and GradDip American Studies Anthropology Asian Studies Chinese Creative Practices Creative Technologies Design Media Economics Education Studies English Environmental Planning Ethics French Geography German History Human Development Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management Japanese Labour Studies Linguistics

Māori and Pacific Development Mathematics Music New Zealand Studies / Akoranga Aotearoa Philosophy Political Science Population Studies Psychology Public Policy Religious Studies Screen and Media Studies Social Policy Sociology Spanish Theatre Studies Tikanga Māori/ Māori Cultural Studies Tourism Development Tourism Studies Women’s and Gender Studies

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE (PGCert) AND POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGDip) The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) are available to meet the needs of graduates who wish to broaden and deepen their knowledge in the subject they studied at undergraduate level.

Subjects in the PGCert and PGDip Anthropology Applied Linguistics Chinese Demography Economics Education Studies English Environmental Planning French Geography German Health Development and Policy History Human Development International Relations and Security Studies

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Japanese Labour Studies Mathematics Music Philosophy Political Science Psychology Public Policy Screen and Media Studies Second Language Teaching Social Policy Social Science Research Sociology Theatre Studies Women’s and Gender Studies

BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH HONOURS (BA(Hons)) The Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) involves two semesters of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. The BA(Hons) comprises 120 points at 500 level, of which 30 points must be in research, normally a 30 point dissertation or an approved equivalent. In general, to be admitted to the BA(Hons) you must have a B grade average in the 300 level papers of your undergraduate major subject. You need to have majored in the same subject for your undergraduate degree as that in which you intend to enrol at graduate level. A number of the graduate subjects/programmes are interdisciplinary in nature, and may accept students with appropriate undergraduate majors in other relevant subjects.

Subjects offered for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours Anthropology Chinese Education Studies English French Geography German History

Japanese Mathematics Music Philosophy Political Science Psychology Screen and Media Studies Theatre Studies

Note: Māori Media and Communication, Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori can be taken for the BA(Hons). Please see the School of Māori & Pacific Development pages 90-93.


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BACHELOR OF MUSIC WITH HONOURS (BMus(Hons)) The Bachelor of Music with Honours is available to meet the needs of graduates who wish to broaden and deepen their knowledge in Music. In general, to be admitted into Bachelor of Music with Honours, you must have a B grade average in the 300 level papers of your undergraduate major subject.

Streams Composition

Performance

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES WITH HONOURS (BSocSc(Hons)) The Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (BSocSc(Hons)) involves two semesters of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. The BSocSc(Hons) comprises 120 points at 500 level of which 30 points must be in research, normally a 30 point dissertation or an approved equivalent. In general, to be admitted to the BSocSc(Hons) you must have a B grade average in the 300 level papers of your undergraduate major subject. You need to have majored in the same subject for your undergraduate degree as that in which you intend to enrol at graduate level. A number of the graduate subjects/programmes are interdisciplinary in nature, and may accept students with appropriate undergraduate majors in other relevant subjects.

Subjects offered for the Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours Anthropology Demography Economics Education Studies Geography Health Development and Policy History Human Development Labour Studies Philosophy Political Science

Psychology Public Policy Resources and Environmental Planning Social Policy Social Science Research Sociology Tikanga Māori/ Māori Cultural Studies Women’s and Gender Studies

Note: The undergraduate subject of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (IR & HRM) is an interdisciplinary major of related papers which at graduate level exists as a stream within Labour Studies. Similarly, Tourism Studies is a stream within Geography.

BACHELOR OF TOURISM WITH HONOURS (BTour(Hons)) The Bachelor of Tourism with Honours (BTour(Hons)) involves two semesters of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. The BTour(Hons) comprises 120 points at 500 level. In general, to be admitted to the BTour(Hons) you must have a B grade average in the 300 level papers of your undergraduate major subject. You need to have majored in the same subject for your undergraduate degree as that in which you intend to enrol at graduate level. A number of the graduate subjects/programmes are interdisciplinary in nature, and may accept students with appropriate undergraduate majors in other relevant subjects. Graduates of the BTour(Hons) in Tourism Development who have a B+ or better average in their honours papers and who wish to continue on to Masters will normally enrol in the Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc).

Majors in the Bachelor of Tourism with Honours Geography

Tourism Development

Note: Tourism and Hospitality Management can also be taken for the BTour(Hons). Please see the Waikato Management School pages 98-101.

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Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences MASTER OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (MAppPsy) Following the successful completion of the BSocSc with a major in Psychology you may apply for the Master of Applied Psychology (MAppPsy), with Community Psychology, Organisational Psychology, or Behaviour Analysis as a programme of study. The MAppPsy involves two years of full-time study.

MASTER OF ARTS (MA) Following successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree (or equivalent), the Master of Arts is available to meet the needs of graduates who wish to further broaden and deepen their knowledge in the subject in which they studied in their Honours degree.

Majors in the MA Anthropology Chinese Education Studies English French Geography German History International Relations and Security Studies

Japanese Mathematics Music Philosophy Political Science Psychology Screen and Media Studies Theatre Studies

Note: Māori Media and Communication, Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori can be taken for the MA. Please see the School of Māori & Pacific Development pages 90-93.

MASTER OF ARTS (APPLIED) (MA(APPLIED)) Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching, students may apply to enrol in the one year Master of Arts (Applied) to further their study in issues of Second Language Teaching or Applied Linguistics.

MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING (MEP) Following successful completion of the Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours majoring in Resources and Environmental Planning, students may apply for the Master of Environmental Planning, a one year practicum-based programme of study.

MASTER OF MUSIC (MMus) Following successful completion of the Bachelor of Music with Honours degree (or equivalent), the Master of Music is available to meet the needs of graduates who wish to further broaden and deepen their knowledge in the subject in which they studied in their Honours degree.

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil) AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences offers two higher degrees for applicants who have completed an honours or Master degree. These are the Master of Philosophy (MPhil), involving a minimum of one year of original research culminating in the writing of a thesis, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), involving a minimum of two years of original research culminating in a thesis. These degrees are overseen by The University of Waikato Postgraduate Studies Committee, which must approve any student’s registration as a candidate for MPhil or PhD. The Faculty’s academic staff are recognised national and international experts in their research fields and the Faculty is proud of the academic reputation it has established. Candidates accepted for a higher degree will be provided with expert supervision in the intended area of research and can be assured that the resources required for that research are available. If you are considering postgraduate study in the Faculty then we strongly encourage you to contact the academic staff working in your areas of interest.

MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (MSocSc) Following successful completion of the Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours degree (or equivalent), the Master of Social Sciences is available to meet the needs of graduates who wish to further broaden and deepen their knowledge in the subject in which they studied in their Honours degree.

Majors in the MSocSc Anthropology Demography Economics Education Studies Geography Health Development and Policy History Human Development Labour Studies

Philosophy Political Science Psychology Public Policy Social Policy Social Science Research Sociology Tikanga Māori Women’s and Gender Studies

» A full list of graduate advisers within the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences can be downloaded at www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/student/graduate/advisers

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Undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate qualifications Programme of Studies

Duration

Coursework / Research

Bachelor of Arts

3 years

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Bachelor of Environmental Planning

4 years

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies

3 years

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Bachelor of Music

3 years

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Bachelor of Social Sciences

3 years

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Bachelor of Social Work

4 years

Coursework, undergraduate papers, work placements

Bachelor of Tourism

3 years

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Graduate Certificate

1 semester

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Graduate Diploma

1 year

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

1 year

Coursework, graduate papers, dissertation

Bachelor of Music with Honours

1 year

Coursework, graduate papers

Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours

3 years

Coursework, graduate papers, dissertation

Bachelor of Tourism with Honours

1 year

Coursework, graduate papers

Postgraduate Certificate

1 semester

Coursework, graduate papers

Postgraduate Diploma

1 year

Coursework, graduate papers

Master of Arts

1 year**

Dissertation/Thesis

Master of Arts (Applied)

1 year**

Coursework/Dissertation/Thesis

Master of Applied Psychology

2 years**

Coursework/Thesis

Master of Environmental Planning

1 year**

Practicum/Thesis

Master of Music

1 year*

Dissertation/Thesis

Master of Philosophy

2 years

Thesis

Master of Social Sciences

1 year**

Dissertation/Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy

3 years

Thesis

* Following the completion of a Bachelors degree or equivalent. ** Following the completion of an Honours degree, Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent.

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FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES Âť For further information on academic content of programmes, please contact: Email: wfass@waikato.ac.nz Phone: +64 7 838 4080 Fax: +64 7 838 4636 Web: www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/ Staff Research Web: www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/homepage/topbuttons/experts/

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Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

Points of pride » The University of Waikato is ranked #1 in New Zealand for Computer Science and Mathematics research. » Alumni Craig Nevill-Manning devised semiautomatic ways of extracting data from existing websites for Google – and thus Froogle was born. » Waikato University’s world-class WEKA Workbench software is utilized in data-mining labs throughout the world. » The Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Science’s Greenstone Digital Library software was developed to provide ways of organising information for distribution online and on CDROM. It is now used widely by UNESCO, the BBC, multinational companies, and is assisting in the delivery of humanitarian aid information in over 60 countries. » Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences undergraduate students won the New Zealand Microsoft Imagine Cup, and travelled South Korea to compete in the international finals.

MATT VISSER BCGD Enjoying OE while freelancing for various agencies, London Winning a major international award only three years out of uni? Yeah, right. But Computer Graphic Design graduate Matt Visser has done just that. His screensaver that allows you to toss a Toyota Hilux around onscreen simply by tilting your laptop took out an award at the 2008 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Developed while Matt was working at Saatchi & Saatchi in Auckland, the screensaver also won the worldwide company’s Chairman’s Award and its Interactive Award. It uses Flash, a multimedia platform for adding animation and interactivity to webpages. Matt, who was lead Flash developer on the project, says the screensaver made use of a movement sensor in newer Mac laptops. The award-winning demo is at www.mattv.co.nz, along with other examples of Matt’s work, including a quirky animated banner ad for the recent movie Ice Age 3. Matt is currently working in London after a year at Saatchi & Saatchi and a two-year stint at TVNZ. “I’m a hybrid Flash developer and designer – that means I can do the programming and coding as well as the design,” he says. “I work a lot with non-technical people who don’t have an awareness of the technical process to create these projects, so you need good communication skills.” Matt says the Waikato Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design was a great pathway into the industry. “I really liked the mix of programming and design,” he says. “A lot of people out there are self-taught, but these days I think you really need a degree.”

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Students benefit greatly from being taught by, and researching with, people who are internationally recognised as experts in their fields. The faculty excels in having strong links with research and industry partners, allowing some students to conduct research in an actual business environment. There is ongoing collaboration with other universities, in New Zealand and internationally, a commitment to the wider community and high quality teaching.

BACHELOR OF COMPUTING & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (BCMS) 4 year degree – 480 points

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSc) 3 year degree – 360 points The Bachelor of Science (BSc) is an internationally recognised qualification, valued for its flexibility and general excellence in scientific applications and research. It is a degree that is tailored to provide excellent career opportunities and a great background for further study. If you are a creative, innovative person who enjoys pushing back the frontiers and investigating something new, then the Waikato BSc is for you.

Supply and demand. That’s what industry is all about. And there is a great demand for skills in computing and mathematics. Having these valuable abilities can mean two things – career options and job security.

Majors in the BSc

Waikato’s Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS) is the gateway to careers in high technology industries. It is centred on studies in computer science and mathematics, and is oriented towards the many professions that require high levels of expertise in these subjects.

» For further majors in this qualification please see the

Recommended subjects to take at school would be Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics & Modelling.

Majors in the BCMS Computer Science

Mathematics

Specialisations Artificial Intelligence Computer Technology Data Mining Economics Finance

Games & Multimedia Information Systems Internet Applications Networks Software Development

Students who have a background in Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics and Modelling will do well in the BCMS. This degree may be awarded with honours, BCMS(Hons), for students who achieve high grades. Not all specialisations are available for all majors.

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The Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences is recognised as New Zealand’s leader in this field and has a strong international reputation for both its research and teaching excellence. Staff are actively involved in a wide range of exciting and innovative research that transcends the boundary between theory and practice.

Computer Science Statistics Mathematics

Faculty of Science & Engineering pages 94-97.

Specialisations Applied Computing Artificial Intelligence Computer Technology Data Mining Economics Finance

Games & Multimedia Information Systems Internet Applications Networks Software Development

Students who have a background in Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics and Modelling will do well in the BSc. Students who achieve high grades in the BSc have the option of enrolling in a one year honours degree – BSc(Hons). Not all specialisations are available for all majors.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) (BSc(Hons)) 1 year degree – 120 points Admission to the BSc(Hons) Is by invitation only. Students interested in undertaking the BSc(Hons) in the Faculty of Science & Engineering and must contact the relevant Chairperson.

Majors in the BSc(Hons) Computer Science Statistics Mathematics

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Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (BE) 4 year degree – 480 points

BACHELOR OF COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN (BCGD) 3 year degree – 360 points

You will learn about the professional application of engineering and design skills, including economic and environmental factors and the requirements of professional practice. The Waikato BE, which is fully accredited by the professional body IPENZ, is designed to allow you to develop your own potential.

The Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD) is a specialist three year design degree that enables you to combine skills in visual art, creative and lateral thinking with computing, the ability to problem solve and a focus on new technology. BCGD graduates find work in: Web, Games design, TV & Motion graphics, Advertising and Corporate Identity.

The professional application of engineering and design skills, including the requirements of professional practice, means you will be prepared for roles as engineers and able to create, design and realise sophisticated engineering technologies.

Specified programme for the BE Software Engineering

» For further specified programmes in this qualification please see the Engineering section on page 34.

A selection process applies. Students are expected to have studied Level 3 Mathematics (Calculus or Statistics and Modelling) and Level 3 Physics. The specified programme of Software Engineering does not require Physics.

The Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design is offered in partnership with the Wanganui School of Design. This professional degree is unique in New Zealand and in line with new international developments in design education. The two institutions are a four hour drive apart, and it is not possible to study at both institutions at the same time. The BCGD at the University of Waikato specialises in media technology that meets the for the growing need for designers that are visually literate and able to work with high technology. These are the web designers, interactive designers, multimedia, games design people. A selection process applies and you must complete a set of three pre-entry exercises. You are also required to attend an interview and present a digital or hard copy portfolio of your work. Ideal subjects to take at school would include Art (Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture or Printmaking) or Graphics and Design, and Mathematics. International students are only able to begin the BCGD in February/March “A Semester” intake. Students applying for entry to the BCGD must submit/complete the following requirements, in addition to their international student application form: » Portfolio of creative work (could be emailed) » Pre-entry exercises (online)

The BCGD can be awarded with honours for a further year of study. Entries are accepted throughout the year and positions fill quickly.

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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OF COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN (PGDipCGD) MASTER OF COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN (MCGD) Graphic design is everywhere in our world today, on almost every surface, material or digital – that we touch and see; conveying messages from commerce, education, government and society; entertaining us, interacting with us. In the midst of emerging media, liquid culture and accelerating technology, graphic design makes coherent communication possible. Graphic design at a graduate level applies theory and practice to communication aesthetics. Graduate level study in computer graphic design is an opportunity to plan, develop and carry out a large-scale design project supported by original research. Topics are tailored to suit the aspirations of the individual student and therefore provide an opportunity for honing a particular aspect of graphic design further. In order for a student to undertake a Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) students need to have completed both a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (Hons) or equivalent, OR a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Graphic Design, and must demonstrate evidence of research writing ability.

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BACHELOR OF COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN (Hons)

Both the BCGD(Hons) or the PGDipCGD offer a pathway into a Master of Computer Graphic Design after the completion of the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design, or equivalent undergraduate degree with a strong major in Graphic Design. A background in Fine Arts or another form of design is not sufficient for entry into the postgraduate Computer Graphic Design programmes. The BCGD(Hons) is a fully-research based one year programme, that has no taught classes, and is taught on the University of Waikato campus. The PGDipCGD is a one year programme with has a large taught component. In 2009 the PGDipCGD is only taught at the Wanganui School of Design (www.wsd.ac.nz), however the University of Waikato is planning to offer the PGDipCGD on campus in 2010 (pending approval). Similar to the BCGD(Hons), the Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) is a one year, research-only full-time programme with no taught classes. The majority of the Masters research focuses on Realisation and Exhibition: a major design research project consisting of a written thesis and a body of exhibited work that expresses the research.

Graduate and postgraduate qualifications Programme of Studies

Duration

Coursework / Research

Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design with Honours

1 year

Coursework and dissertation

Bachelor of Science with Honours

1 year

Coursework and dissertation

Graduate Certificate

1 semester

Coursework

Graduate Diploma

1 year

Coursework

Postgraduate Certificate

1 semester

Coursework

Postgraduate Diploma

1 year

Coursework

Master of Computer Graphic Design

1 year**

Coursework

Master of Engineering

15 months

Coursework and/or thesis

Master of Science

2 years

Coursework, thesis or dissertation

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

2 years

Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

3 years

Thesis

** Following completion of a Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent.

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Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences MASTER OF ENGINEERING (ME) This is a 1 year degree (120 points at 500 level) and only available for students who have completed a 4 year BE/BTech with a significant engineering content. The ME students enrol in either a 120 point research thesis or a combination of a 90 point thesis plus 30 points at 500 level. Thesis topics available include: electronic engineering, software engineering, materials engineering, process engineering, mechanical engineering, biochemical engineering, environmental technology. Prospective students are advised to consult the research interests of academics in the faculty (linked to www.eng.waikato.ac.nz).

Subjects available Computer Science Engineering

Mathematics

MASTER OF SCIENCE To enrol in an MSc you must have completed (or almost completed) a Bachelors degree with a major in computer science, mathematics or statistics and attained good enough grades for advanced study. If you have a Bachelors degree in a non relevant subject, and then complete an appropriate Graduate Diploma, you may be accepted into an MSc. The MSc is a two year degree, consisting of 240 points at 500 level. The normal pattern is to gain 120 points in the first year, then complete a 120 point thesis in the second. In Computer Science, mathematics or statistics the normal route to enrol in an MSc is to substitute a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) for the first year of MSc study. If for the PGDip you take 120 points of courses in 500 level (one of those is a COMP591 Dissertation) and if your performance is adequate (normally B+ average or better), you will be able to switch into the second year of the MSc. If you have a BCMS(Hons) or a BSc{Hons), then you would proceed to the start of the second year of the MSc.

ADMISSION TO DEGREE PROGRAMMES FROM UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO FOUNDATION STUDIES Admission is guaranteed to University of Waikato Bachelor degrees provided you gain the following grades.

Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design Applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students will need at least a C grade in each paper and must also provide a portfolio as specified by the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences.

Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Subjects available Computer Science Statistics

Mathematics

An overall B grade average including a B grade in Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies and at least a C in every other paper.

Bachelor of Engineering An overall B grade average, including a B grade in Physics for Foundation Studies, B grade in either Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies and at least a C grade in every other paper. Students who intend to major in Materials and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering will additionally need to achieve a B grade in Chemistry for Foundation Studies.

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Computer Science is your gateway to the dynamic information economy – think Google, iPods, cell phones, computer games, the web … It is all about designing and implementing creative solutions – and it’s nothing like the NCEA ICT modules! (no more spreadsheets – we promise)

Jobs, jobs, jobs NZ has an ICT jobs crisis: we can’t graduate enough students to keep up with the demand! There are rewarding careers in many areas including software engineering, interaction and interface design, networking and hardware.

Research-led teaching, international experts As a student at Waikato you’ll be taught by dedicated staff who are experts in their fields. Waikato is the leading Computer Science faculty in the country (by the Government’s research rankings). Your courses will give you a firm grounding in the basics, then show you the cutting edge of computing research.

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REASONS TO STUDY COMPUTER SCIENCE Exciting careers options

Opportunities – make the most of your degree Join the ACM Student Chapter for social events and professional networking. Enter the programming competition and test your problem-solving skills against NZ and the rest of the world. Join one of our world class research groups on a Summer Research Scholarship and contribute to software that is used around the world. Become a lab demonstrator and earn some extra cash as you help out in practical lab sessions.

Flexible working Work where you want. We have a software agreement with Microsoft so you can run your course software on your own computers. We’re the only NZ Computer Science and educator provider to be part of MentorNet: a one-on-one mentoring programme that matches students in Computer Science to international mentors. Your mentor can provide you with “real world” information, encouragement, advice, and access to professional networks.

Flexible course options You can choose your own courses – mix and match your papers to follow your interests. You can easily switch between the 4 year BCMS and the 3 year BSc. Or just as easily add a 4th honours year to a 3 year BSc degree.

State-of-the-art facilities Enjoy 24/7 access to our dedicated Computer Science laboratories. Fast Internet connections and software development tools can help you create the killer applications of tomorrow.

Choose to specialise We offer a variety of specialisations within the Computer Science major: Applied Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Games and Multimedia, Information Systems, Internet Applications, Networks, Software Development. Or go your own way and choose your own combinations of courses.

Diverse range of courses Follow your interests to design and create new software applications in a wide range of topics: Graphics and Computer Games, Web Applications, Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Practical Data Mining and Computer Networks.

COMPUTING & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES » For further information on academic content of programmes, please contact: Email: enquiries@scms.waikato.ac.nz Postgraduate Computer Science Email: gradinfo@cs.waikato.ac.nz Postgraduate Mathematics Email: gradinfo@math.waikato.ac.nz Postgraduate Statistics Email: gradinfo@stats.waikato.ac.nz Staff Research & Experts File Web: http://research.waikato.ac.nz/experts/ PhD Convenor Email: gradinfo@cs.waikato.ac.nz Phone: +64 7 838 4322 Fax: +64 7 838 4155 Web: www.scms.waikato.ac.nz/

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Faculty of Education

Points of pride » Number one Faculty of Education in New Zealand for education research.* » First teacher-training college in New Zealand to merge with a university. » Home to the internationally respected Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research with recent international successes in creating a Science Learning Hub, and Biotechnology Learning Hub. These websites link research organisations and schools in a multi-media online approach to the teaching of science and technology. » First place in New Zealand to offer an online teacher education programme. » The largest number of doctorally qualified staff of any Faculty of Education in New Zealand. *Latest Performance Based Research Funding results when colleges of education and university scores are combined.

DR AI-HSIN HO Masters of Educational Leadership, Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) and Doctor of Education graduate. It has been a busy year for Dr Ai-Hsin Ho. When she was not dancing, her fingers were waltzing across a keyboard or she was on a plane to Asia. The energetic 30-year-old who recently completed a Doctorate in Education (EdD) and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) is a keen dancer. In her spare time she enjoys a myriad of dance styles ranging from traditional Chinese peacock dance, contemporary, salsa to hip-hop. Originally from Taiwan, Ai-Hsin immigrated to New Zealand with her family several years ago. Although back home she completed education and business degrees, she was keen to gain a reputable postgraduate qualification that combined these two interests. The Masters in Educational Leadership at Waikato suited perfectly and in 2003 she graduated with first-class honours. For her EdD thesis Ai-Hsin explored what creates a sustainable partnership between New Zealand and East Asian higher educational institutions. The title of her thesis is; ‘Educational Leadership for international partnerships between New Zealand and East Asian Chinese higher education institutions.’ For this research Ai-Hsin interviewed university leaders, academics and administrators in Singapore, China, Taiwan and New Zealand to explore the influencing factors that impact on such relationships. A Waikato doctoral scholarship and a New Zealand Postgraduate Student Study Abroad Award covered her travel expenses. The former business consultant says her thesis examines New Zealand education from an educational leadership perspective. “Higher education has become a fast growing export industry, but there is concern over whether educational leadership can be successfully distributed between New Zealand universities and their East Asian partners.” Ai-Hsin hopes her research can add thought to this debate. Her findings indicate one approach is to explore how leadership is distributed and resourced between educational networks. Ai-Hsin praises the Faculty of Education for the support she has received during her studies. She also enjoys the international perspective, campus environment and convenience of Waikato University. Now that she has just completed her studies she hopes to teach in a New Zealand secondary school, using her experience and knowledge to inspire young people.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION

The Faculty of Education is New Zealand’s premier research-led institution offering programmes in teacher education, sport and leisure studies, counselling, human development, education studies and postgraduate study to doctoral level. Students will enjoy our open and warm environment, quality teaching and reputable programmes developed from leading educational research. Employers in New Zealand and overseas value our graduates for their knowledge, flexibility, versatility and responsiveness. The quality of our graduates is reflected in their performance as practitioners.

TEACHER EDUCATION Our early childhood, primary and secondary teacher education programmes aim to develop qualified teachers who are professional leaders and decision-makers. Our specialised programmes integrate research with practice, emphasise curriculum development and use information technology to support learning. The majority of papers in these programmes are compulsory and the major is Professional Education. The Faculty of Education has long-standing partnerships with early childhood services and schools in the local region. These strong ties ensure theoretical learning is supported by practical teaching experiences (practicum). For people interested in indigenous education Waikato University’s is a leader in this field. The University’s location, its origins, unique cultural resources and its partnership with Māori have always been fundamental aspects of its identity. The Faculty of Education offers bilingual (Māori and English) and immersion (Māori) options in primary teaching. Our programmes emphasise inclusive approaches to teaching and learning in diverse communities. From time to time overseas student exchanges are possible for current teacher education students. Certain programmes can be undertaken at our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses and online.

The BTchg Primary degree qualifies you to teach in primary, middle or intermediate schools with children from five to 13 years old. On this programme you will be given opportunities to work in schools and develop your teaching skills. You will also gain a through grounding in all aspects of the New Zealand curriculum – English, the arts, health and physical education, learning languages, mathematics and statistics, science, social sciences and technology. In addition you will learn about ethical practices, child development, issues that face teachers, learners with special needs, teaching children from diverse backgrounds, classroom management, and the wider contexts of school, community and national systems.

BACHELOR OF TEACHING (BTchg) CONJOINT 4 year degree – 530 points The four year BTchg Conjoint degree qualifies you to teach and can be completed in either secondary or primary teaching. You will complete two degrees concurrently – a Bachelor of Teaching and a Subject Degree, with a major and supporting subject that supports the New Zealand Curriculum. Subject degrees include bachelors’ degrees in Arts, Science, Sport and Leisure Studies or Social Sciences.

LANGUAGE COMPETENCY If English is not your first language you are required to provide sufficient evidence of your competency in English. Refer to IELTS requirements for BTchg/GradDipT page 124-125.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT International students can receive pastoral and academic support from the Faculty of Education’s International Student Support Coordinators: Dr Sue Dymock email: sdymock@waikato.ac.nz

Undergraduate qualifications

Rosanna Luoni email: luoni@waikato.ac.nz

BACHELOR OF TEACHING (BTchg) 3 year degree – 360 points

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF TEACHING (GradDipT) 1 year – 153 points (Early Childhood/Primary) 1 year – 120 points (Secondary)

The BTchg Early Childhood degree qualifies you to teach in early childhood settings with children from birth to six years old. On this programme you will be given opportunities to work in early childhood settings and develop your teaching skills. You will also gain theoretical knowledge about how children learn and develop and gain an understanding of Te Whāriki/The Early Childhood Curriculum. This programme covers seven main themes. These include: bicultural development, cultural diversity, equity and social justice, inclusion, parents and whānau, transition to school, infants and toddlers. Within these themes papers cover: learners and their development, teaching and learning processes, educational contexts, educational intentions and values curriculum content and methods of teaching and assessment, and subject knowledge.

This is an intensive one year programme for those who already have a degree and want to become a teacher in New Zealand. The GradDipT is available in early childhood*, primary and secondary* teaching. Students develop their teaching competence and understanding of the New Zealand curriculum. Successful completion of a selection process and a degree is required for entry into this programme. *These programmes are available online, but students must be residing in New Zealand. The GradDipT Secondary can also be completed in Tauranga.

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Faculty of Education Do you have overseas teaching qualifications? » Entry into all teacher education programmes requires completing a selection and interview process, therefore early application is advisable (August – November). » Generally our teacher education programmes are for citizens and permanent residents of New Zealand. However, applications can be received from students who are from other countries with education systems similar to New Zealand. » Before applying for teacher education programmes applicants from overseas will need to have their qualifications assessed. The University of Waikato is able to complete the assessment, however you may be requested to provide an assessment through the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). This process can take up to three months and applicants will need to contact NZQA directly if requested to (www.nzqa.govt.nz). » At the time of application for a teaching programme you will be required to provide evidence of a clear criminal history. Information about the required documentation can be located in the Teacher Education Supplementary Form, which is available through the online application; completion of this form is part of the application process. » Gaining a New Zealand teaching qualification enables you to become provisionally registered to teach in New Zealand. At the time of applying for teacher registration you will need to include an NZQA assessment of your overseas qualification. After two years of uninterrupted full-time teaching you will be eligible to apply for full registration.

BACHELOR OF SPORT AND LEISURE STUDIES (BSpLS) 3 year degree – 360 points The BSpLS offers a broad variety of papers and covers all avenues of sport and leisure from sports, to outdoor adventure experiences, health-related fitness, performing arts and aquatic activities. It examines self and sport and leisure, national and community structures, plus the cultural, psychological and sociological aspects of sport and leisure. The major subject for the BSpLS is Sport and Leisure Studies and consists of three core compulsory papers in your first year and six elective papers for the major in your second and third years. The remaining papers come from your support subject and elective papers in Sport and Leisure Studies. These allow you to study subjects from other Faculties within the university and tailor your degree to your needs and interests. In your final year you are offered the option of a fieldwork industry placement. This provides a stimulating environment for you to look inside the industry at work and develop crucial networks. In many cases this has led to employment opportunities.

BACHELOR OF SPORT AND LEISURE STUDIES BACHELOR OF TEACHING CONJOINT 4 year degree – 530 points This conjoint programme is carefully structured to allow you time to study BSpLS and education papers and gain practical teaching experience in secondary or primary schools. You will take papers within the BSpLS that will provide background content for curriculum subjects that you intend to teach. You will also work concurrently towards your BTchg major in Professional Education. You will need to meet the entry criteria for teacher education admission to the Faculty of Education.

» For information about registering as a teacher in New Zealand refer to Criteria for Registration on the New Zealand Teachers Council website www.teacherscouncil.govt.nz

SPORT AND LEISURE STUDIES New Zealanders are blessed with the environment and attitude that makes sport and leisure pursuits an exciting and rewarding aspect of life. A career in sport and leisure will thrust you into a multi-million dollar industry including all aspects of management, organisation, performance and training. With a mix of hands-on learning and theory, our Sport and Leisure Studies programmes are well established and research-based. Our staff are internationally recognised and the Faculty has strong partnerships with key organisations at the forefront of the industry. Students in our programmes become knowledgeable and innovative leaders and learn how to assist New Zealanders make the best use of their sport and leisure opportunities.

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SPORT AND LEISURE STUDIES (GradDipSpLS) 1 year – 120 points This programme caters for graduates with a bachelors degree outside of Sport and Leisure Studies wishing to broaden their understanding of Sport and Leisure. It may be completed in one year and may act as a bridge to postgraduate study in Sport and Leisure Studies.


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RESEARCH EXCELLENCE Our educational researchers and lecturers are committed to progress in education and several have received prestigious awards for their contributions towards education. In the latest government research ranking* the Faculty of Education was rated number one in education in New Zealand. The Faculty actively maintains collaborative links with national and international research centres and institutes in education. The Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER) was established to undertake, support and disseminate research relating to the broad field of education. The Centre for Science and Technology Education Research (CSTER) provides a focus for postgraduate teaching, research and development in science, technology and environmental education in the education sector, and commercial and community environments. *Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) ranking when College of Education and University Faculties of Education scores are combined.

» See Research at Waikato page 11.

The Faculty of Education believes that quality education is enhanced by the open exchange of information and ideas among people from different nations, and recognises that its staff and students benefit from building relationships and developing networks with overseas institutions. As a result we foster many international links for teaching and education research. All programmes at postgraduate level may be taken either full-time or part-time. The Faculty of Education offers a diverse range of postgraduate qualifications with professional career pathways to the following: » leadership in learning, teaching and curriculum

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

» educational leadership, administration and management

Developing successful educational leaders is a key focus of the Educational Leadership Centre, which offers professional learning programmes and coaching and mentoring opportunities for school-based leaders and leadership teams.

» leadership in the sport and leisure industry

Postgraduate study As a graduate student at the Faculty of Education you will receive guidance from world-class researchers. We have the largest number of doctoral qualified staff of any Faculty of Education in New Zealand. Our researchers are instrumental in shaping and developing New Zealand’s curriculum, policy and practice. They work alongside parents, teachers, whānau (families) and communities to explore new educational ideas, new ways of looking at problems and challenges, and new educational strategies.

» careers in counselling and educational psychology » analysis of policy and practice in Education

POSTGRADUATE STUDY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Admission to our postgraduate study programmes, normally requires a relevant undergraduate degree, with not less than a B grade average in 300 level papers. Entry into the counsellor education programmes also requires counselling experience and additional counselling qualifications. Students who have not previously studied Education, or who have not studied with English as their medium of instruction, will normally be required to complete a Graduate Diploma in Education before enrolling in a postgraduate qualification in education.

We foster a research culture dedicated to making a difference to teaching, learning and assessment. Our research informs our practice and our reputation for leading research has resulted in several prestigious awards. For example Waikato Masters students have won the NZ Association for Research in Education – Rae Munro Award five times and Waikato staff the McKenzie Award four times for their significant contribution to education.

Admission to masters normally requires the relevant honours degree or postgraduate diploma. Entry into doctoral study (PhD, EdD) is at the discretion of the University’s Postgraduate Studies Committee. Generally applicants need a masters degree with first-class honours or second-class (first division) honours.

Our researchers explore a diverse range of topics in areas such as the arts, counsellor education, early childhood education, educational leadership, equality, equity and social justice, feminist post-structuralism, human development, language and literacy, learning, teaching and assessment, Māori and bilingual education, Maths education, policy studies, science and technology education and sport and leisure studies. Such diversity of knowledge provides plenty of choice for graduates interested in pursuing their own research.

The Faculty of Education offers a small number of vocationally oriented named certificates (eg Counselling) at postgraduate level.

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATES

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS The Faculty of Education offers a diverse range of PGDips including the popular PGDip (Education). This is for graduates and is the most flexible of our programmes. By choosing papers carefully it is possible to put together a themed programme. The PGDip(Ed) also offers specializations in In-Service, Māori Medium Teaching and Music Education. For a full list of Faculty of Education PGDips see page 85.

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Faculty of Education HONOURS

DOCTORAL STUDY

Honours programmes are for high achieving bachelors degree graduates and leads to Masters study. Our two main honours programmes are a Bachelor of Teaching with honours and a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies with honours.

Doctoral qualifications are research degrees and the highest possible qualifications available. Students are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge while extending their research skills. Academic supervision is provided.

MASTERS

Entry requirement into a doctoral qualification is an honours degree or a masters (with first-class, second-class (first division) honours), research experience and a background of study in the field in which the research is proposed. Entry into the Doctor of Education (EdD) requires a strong record of professional experience in Education. Details of academic qualifications, a resume and brief description of the proposed area of study are also required. The Postgraduate Studies Committee (PGSC) decides admission into doctoral study.

After completing an honours programme or PGDip graduates may be eligible to undertake masters study in their chosen field. A masters requires completion of a 120 point thesis. Alternatively students can choose to complete a 90 point thesis and a 30 point 500 level paper. Applications for a masters degree may be submitted at any time during the academic year. Registration is calculated from the first day of the month of enrolment. The Master of Education is for students interested in researching a specific subject relevant to education, such as Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Curriculum, Educational Policy Studies, Mathematics Education, Science or Technology Education. The Master of Educational Leadership is for aspiring or current educational leaders interested in broadening their understanding of educational leadership. The MEd(Leadership) can be completed through coursework alone or through the completion of a thesis. The Master of Special Education is for those people interested in broadening their understanding of special education. This programme would particular suit teachers, therapists, Group Special Education personnel, and staff from voluntary agencies and community services. The Master of Sport and Leisure Studies for graduates wanting to pursue advanced study in sport and leisure. This programme aims to foster an interest and understanding that derives from the latest research in sport and leisure ultimately promoting future professional leadership in this industry. The Master of Counselling is for graduates and particularly suits professional counsellors or supervisors interested in leadership roles within the NZ counselling profession. Entry into the Master of Counselling requires undergoing a selection process. Applicants should have at least two years of experience in counselling or a related profession. Applications should be received before October 31.

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Our doctoral degrees include: » The Master of Philosophy involves a year to a year and a half of full-time (or part-time equivalent) research and includes completing a thesis. The MPhil covers research methodology and techniques, critical evaluation, literature analysis and debate. Students will demonstrate the capacity to critique their research. » The Doctor of Philosophy is a two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) research degree culminating in the presentation of a thesis. Students are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge while extending their research skills. » The Doctor of Education* is a three year full-time (or six years part-time) research degree involves one third guided study and two-thirds thesis. The EdD is a professional doctorate for senior practitioners in their fields who want to commit themselves to supporting and developing their profession through research. The EdD is offered in three strands and students will normally opt into one of these strands: Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment, Educational Leadership and Policy, and Applied Psychology and Counselling. *For further information about the EdD request a copy of the Doctor of Education handbook from the Faculty of Education.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION » Contact details: All enquiries Phone: +64 7 838 4940 Fax: +64 7 838 4898 Web: www.waikato.ac.nz/education Programmes Teacher Education Email: teach@waikato.ac.nz Sport and Leisure Studies Email: studyleisure@waikato.ac.nz Postgraduate study Email: educ_grad@waikato.ac.nz Educational Research Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research Email: wmier@waikato.ac.nz Centre for Science and Technology Education Research Web: http://cster.waikato.ac.nz/ Educational Leadership The Educational Leadership Centre Email: leaders@waikato.ac.nz


FACULTY OF EDUCATION FACULTY OF EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME OVERVIEW The Faculty of Education has a diverse range of undergraduate programmes. These are for people who do not have a degree. For information about the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Graduate Diploma in Education refer to the Faculty of Education Graduate Programme Overview.

Bachelor degrees Programme

Duration

Location

Starts

Career / Pathway

March

Three years full-time

Hamilton, Tauranga, Online

A variety of careers requiring research, communication and literacy skills

Bachelor of Arts majoring in Education Studies* Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood

Hamilton, Tauranga Hamilton, Tauranga

Contact the Student Recruitment and Advisory Centre and ask about Summer School

Bachelor of Teaching Primary

Hamilton, Tauranga

February,July

Bachelor of Teaching Primary (Distance/Mixed Media Presentation)

Distance/Mixed Media Presentation

Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood (Upgrade)

Bachelor of Teaching Primary (Kākano Rua)

Six papers

February

Three years full-time

Hamilton, Tauranga, Distance/Mixed Media Presentation

Teaching in early childhood settings For registered teachers working in early childhood settings

Teaching in primary, intermediate, composite and middle schools

February

Teaching in total immersion (Māori), bilingual (Māori and English) and English language medium settings and teaching in primary, intermediate, composite and middle schools.

Bachelor of Teaching Primary (Conjoint)

Four years full-time (two degrees)

Hamilton

Bachelor of Teaching Primary (Upgrade)

Six papers

Hamilton, Tauranga, Distance (online)

Contact the Student Recruitment and Advisory Centre and ask about Summer School

For NZ registered teachers working in primary, intermediate, composite and middle schools

Bachelor of Teaching Secondary (Conjoint)

Four years full-time (two degrees)

Hamilton

Late February

Teaching in secondary schools

Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies Three years full-time

Hamilton

March

Careers in the Sport and Leisure industry

Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies Four years full-time (Conjoint) (Complete with a BTchg (two degrees) Primary or Secondary Conjoint)

Hamilton

February

Teaching + careers in the Sport and Leisure industry

Hamilton, Tauranga, Online

March

Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in Education Studies* Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in Human Development*

Three years full-time

Teaching in primary, intermediate, composite and middle schools

A variety of careers requiring research, communication and literacy skills

* These qualifications are offered through the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences see page 64-71.

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Faculty of Education FACULTY OF EDUCATION GRADUATE PROGRAMME OVERVIEW The Faculty of Education offers a variety of graduate programmes to enhance your career or broaden your knowledge and skills. These programmes are for people who already have a bachelors degree or higher.

Graduate diploma Programme

Duration / Credits

Location

Entry

Academic Pathway

Adult Education and Training 1 year full-time 120 points including 80 points above 200 level

Education Education Studies Human Development

Career Pathway Community Educators

Hamilton, Tauranga

Bachelors degree in any subject

Postgraduate Diploma

Add to your prior experience and qualiďŹ cations

Location

Entry

Academic Pathway

Career Pathway

Sport and Leisure Studies

Graduate Diploma of Teaching* Programme

Duration / Credits

Early Childhood

Mixed Media Presentation 1 year full-time 153 points at 700 level (online) Hamilton

Primary Secondary

Early Childhood teaching Bachelors degree in any subject + selection process

1 year full-time 120 points at 700 level

*with a Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Technology Teaching) *with a Graduate Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management (Teaching)

Complete two GradDips concurrently over two years 120 points + 120 points

Primary teaching Secondary teaching

Hamilton, Tauranga, Mixed Media Presentation (online)

Postgraduate Diploma Trades-qualified people with industry qualifications and experience may apply

Technology teaching

Postgraduate certificates Programme

Duration / Credits

Location

Counselling (Counselling Supervision)

1 year part-time 60 points at 500 level

Block and partially online (Note: Some papers are offered in alternate years).

Counselling (Family Counselling)

2 years part-time 60 points at 500 level

Bachelors degree + counselling qual + current practice + 5 years counselling experience Bachelors degree + counselling qual + member of recognised prof association in counselling or social work + in practice

Academic Pathway

Career Pathway Engage in supervision relationships

Master of Counselling

Senior counsellors

Education

Hamilton, partially and fully online

Bachelors degree in Education

Positions in education

eEducation

Fully online

Bachelors degree

Developed use of ICT in classrooms and business settings

1 semester full-time School Principalship 60 points at 500 level

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Hamilton, partially and fully online

Hamilton, partially online

Postgraduate Bachelors degree + 3 years full- Diploma time teaching experience (Note: Those who do not have degree status, but leadership experience may be eligible to apply). Bachelors degree + 2 years tertiary teaching experience

Senior management in schools

Teaching in tertiary institutions


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Postgraduate diplomas Programme

Duration / Credits Location Entry

Academic Pathway

Education with a specialisation in

Career Pathway Positions in education

Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education.

In-Service Teacher Educator

Education with a specialisation in In-Service Teacher Educator

Master of Education

Education with a specialisation in Māori Medium Teaching (Te Rōpū Tohu Paerua) Education with a specialisation in

Curriculum leadership in Music Education

Music Education

Educational Leadership (Orff-Schlwerk)

Language and Literacy Education Mathematics Education

1 year full-time 120 points at 500 level

Hamilton, partially or fully online

Bachelors degree in Education or bachelors degree + teaching qualification

Māori medium teaching

Master of Educational Leadership roles in Leadership education Master of Education

Practitioners in diverse language & literacy contexts Curriculum leadership in Maths Education

Science Education

Master of Education, Master of Science

Curriculum leadership in Science Education

Special Education

Master of Special Education

Advisory, support or policy roles in inclusive education

Sport and Leisure Studies

Bachelors degree in Sport and Leisure Studies or equivalent

Master of Sport and Leisure Studies

Leadership roles in the sport and leisure industry

Technology Education

Bachelors degree in Education or bachelors degree + teaching qualification

Master of Education, Master of Science

Curriculum leadership in Technology Education

Career Pathway

Honours Programme

Entry

Academic Pathway

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Education Studies*

Duration / Credits Location

Bachelor of Arts degree + EdStudies papers

Master of Arts

Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Education Studies*

Bachelor of Social Sciences degree + EdStudies papers

Master of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Social Sciences degree + Human Development papers

Master of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies with Honours

Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies degree

Master of Sport and Leisure Studies

Bachelor of Teaching with Honours

Bachelor of Teaching degree Master of Education

Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Human Development*

1 year full-time 120 points at 500 level

Hamilton, partially and fully online

Leadership roles in the sport and leisure industry Curriculum pedagogical leadership

Masters degrees Programme

Duration / Credits

Location

Entry

Academic Pathway

Counselling

2 years full-time 240 points at 500 level

Hamilton

Undergraduate Degree

Master of Philosophy, Counselling and related Doctor of Philosophy professions

Education Educational Leadership Special Education

1 year full-time 120 points 500 level

Sport and Leisure Studies

Hamilton, partially Bachelor of Teaching and fully online, Honours, PGDip (Education) Tauranga Master of Philosophy, PGDip (EdLeadership) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education Hamilton, partially PGDip (Special Education) and fully online Hamilton, Fully online

PGDip (Sport and Leisure) BSpLS with Honours

Career Pathway

Senior positions across a range of educational contexts Senior leadership in educational contexts Advisory and practice roles in inclusive education

Master of Philosophy, Leadership roles in the sport Doctor of Philosophy and leisure industry

Doctoral qualifications Programme

Duration / Credits

Location

Master of 1-1.5 years full-time Philosophy (MPhil) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

2 years full-time

Doctor of Education (EdD)

3 years full-time 1/3 = guided study 2/3 = thesis

Hamilton

Entry Masters degree with 1st/2nd class honours + research experience + Academic Board approval Masters degree with 1st/2nd class honours + professional quals or experience in education

Academic Pathway

Career Pathway

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Contribution to profession through research Advisory, policy, research and tertiary teaching

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Te Piringa - Faculty of Law

Points of pride » Indigenous Legal Issues – Te Piringa - Faculty of Law has the largest number of Indigenous staff working on Indigenous Legal Issues and the highest percentage of Indigenous students in any law faculty in the country. » Environmental Law – Te Piringa - Faculty of Law has a number of academics working on environmental issues, such as the protection of the natural environment, the impacts of climate change, the control of pollution, the protection of natural resources, and the health and wellbeing of humans and other life forms. » Alternative Dispute Resolution – Te Piringa Faculty of Law is the only law faculty in New Zealand to require that all students learn about alternative dispute resolution processes and techniques that fall outside of the judicial process. » Human Rights – International human rights law, international humanitarian law, children’s rights, the confluence of human rights law and laws of armed conflict, and indigenous peoples’ rights are just some of a wide variety of domestic and international human rights issues that are the focus of teaching and research being undertaken by Te Piringa - Faculty of Law staff. » Law and Information Technology – Te Piringa Faculty of Law is the only faculty in New Zealand to teach Law and Information Technology at both undergraduate level and graduate level as part of our permanent teaching programme. » Law and Public Policy – Professor Margaret Wilson has recently returned to Te Piringa Faculty of Law following the completion of terms as New Zealand’s Attorney-General and Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives. Professor Wilson is acclaimed for her work overseeing the introduction of New Zealand’s Highest Court, the Supreme Court.

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DECLAN REDMAN LLB student Being from Canada, I was initially attracted to the notion of taking an LLB in New Zealand because of the warmer climate. What also appealed was the fact I could complete an LLB in less time than it would take in Canada, the price was similar and I’d be able to use the degree back home. Getting to travel was another bonus. Waikato Law doesn’t require an intermediate year, which means you can take that leap of faith and go overseas to complete a degree with a little more certainty, and that’s a great advantage. I particularly enjoy the multi-cultural emphasis of Waikato. In addition to a strong Māori component, Waikato has attracted professors from all over the globe including Canada, South Africa, the United States and Scotland! This emphasis on diversity is also reflected in the student population. With half of my LLB behind me, I look forward to the remaining two years I have at the University of Waikato, and the many opportunities to come.


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Te Piringa - Faculty of Law has particular strengths in international law, indigenous legal issues, environmental law, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, law and information technology, human rights, laws of armed conflict, and law and public policy. It has a strong focus on social justice. Te Piringa - Faculty of Law takes a prominent role in a broad range of important national and international legal issues in academic, professional and public forums. Our staff regularly provide policy and legal advice to government, business and non-governmental organisations. We offer international students comprehensive and quality programmes in the study of law at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. Our international student group is diverse, with students from many different countries. Te Piringa - Faculty of Law is committed to providing graduate and postgraduate students with a challenging and enriching educational experience, in a supportive learning environment. Staff are actively engaged in trend-setting research which is published in internationally peer-reviewed publications. We are a responsible Law Faculty wishing to see students using their law qualifications in a manner which is effective and in accordance with their career plans. We ask international students contemplating study at Waikato to consider whether the purpose of study is to enable them to undertake legal practice. Then; a. If they wish to use the qualification to practice law in their own country they need to ensure that the New Zealand LLB will enable them to do this. b. If they wish to practice law in New Zealand they need to ensure that they will comply with the legal requirements of the New Zealand Council of Legal Education. All enquiries should be emailed to nzcle@xtra.co.nz which is the body responsible for regulating legal practice in New Zealand. Administrative staff at Te Piringa - Faculty of Law, are keen and willing to assist in this regard.

DIPLOMA IN LAW The two year Diploma in Law programme provides flexible full-time and part-time study options and is offered through a combination of lectures (which can be viewed online) and tutorials held in Hamilton and Tauranga. The Diploma of Law papers can be credited towards the first and second years of our LLB programme.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION This qualification is designed to enable people in a wide range of professions to develop the skills needed to resolve the disputes and differences that are an inevitable part of their work. Students will gain valuable knowledge and practical skills in conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation. The programme utilises the experience and expertise of staff in Te Piringa - Faculty of Law, Waikato Management School and Faculty of Education. The Graduate Diploma can be completed in one year of full-time study. Part-time study options are also available. It is taught on-campus at the University of Waikato in Hamilton.

BACHELOR OF LAWS (LLB) 4 year undergraduate degree – 480 points or 3 years with a recognised undergraduate qualification /tertiary study The Waikato Te Piringa - Faculty of Law provides an excellent contemporary legal education offering all of the core subjects required by the New Zealand Council of Legal Education. In delivering the LLB programme, we focus on integrating professional skills while studying law in its social context, notably addressing the Treaty of Waitangi obligations as part of our commitment to biculturalism. Our mission is to provide critical research for the public good and liberal legal education. We provide excellent academic support and interaction with faculty for international students and recent permanent residents. Our graduates are in high demand for conventional legal positions, as well as policy and law reform roles. In addition to the core subjects, students can specialise and select from a broad range of optional papers, including: Indigenous Peoples and International Law, Public International Law, Human Rights Law, Employment Law, International Environmental Law, Family Law, Law and Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Mediation, Criminology, Treaty of Waitangi, and Māori Land Law, amongst others. Law conjoint degrees are also available with Arts, Social Sciences, Management and Science.

» A full list of papers and information about these programmes is available at www.waikato.ac.nz/law/

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN NEW ZEALAND LEGAL STUDIES This programme gives candidates with overseas legal qualifications the opportunity to gain an understanding of New Zealand law. It is also ideal for international applicants wishing to enter the University of Waikato Master of Laws programme, but who first need to improve their familiarity with the New Zealand legal system.

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Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Do you have overseas law qualifications? A candidate for admission as a barrister or solicitor in New Zealand requires an LLB from a recognised university. The degree must contain certain core subjects. If you are intending to practise law in New Zealand, then before starting at the University of Waikato you should first submit your completed international law qualification to the New Zealand Council of Legal Education (NZCLE) for assessment. Visit www.nzcle.org.nz The NZCLE will advise you as to the undergraduate courses you must take in New Zealand. You would then need to apply to the University of Waikato to complete these. In addition to the undergraduate courses you must take in New Zealand, you will need to sit professional examinations with either the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) who are based in Te Piringa - Faculty of Law, or the College of Law New Zealand.

MASTER OF LAWS (LLM) Te Piringa - Faculty of Law is committed to providing a challenging and enriching educational experience, in a supportive learning environment for Masters and Postgraduate students. Students must achieve 120 points comprising taught-only papers, or a combination of taught and research papers, or research papers only. Some of these taught papers are available to students studying in another Masters programme at the University of Waikato. Candidates may commence studies in taught papers in late February or mid June. Intensive courses are available. The Faculty offers the following research papers with flexible commencement dates:

Doctoral programmes The University of Waikato has developed strong relationships and networks with national and international communities of researchers to ensure that its doctoral programmes and qualifications are relevant and responsive to our students’ needs, as well as to the needs of the profession. Doctoral candidates may commence their programme at any time during the year.

DOCTOR OF JURIDICAL SCIENCE (SJD) Candidates for the SJD programme are likely to be academic lawyers or senior practitioners who wish to develop their practice by surveying the very latest thinking in a particular area of expertise and contributing to this body of knowledge through their own research. The SJD comprises 120 points, with two compulsory 900 level taught research papers and a 60,000 total word thesis. All components of this qualification are internally and externally assessed by leading academics in specialist fields. The SJD takes up to three years to complete.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) The PhD (and MPhil) degrees are for candidates who wish to develop their capability for sustained and advanced scholarly research, and who already possess the ability to carry out research on an independent basis. Candidates normally hold a LLB Honours or LLM degree. The Waikato Te Piringa - Faculty of Law has the expertise for supervision in a number of different areas. Facilities and opportunities for Master’s, SJD, MPhil and PhD candidates include: » A comprehensive orientation programme for all new students

» One and two paper dissertations (30 and 60 points)

» Academic seminars and workshops throughout the year, the opportunity to meet and socialise with other graduate/ postgraduate students and staff

» Law theses of 90 and 120 points.

» Excellent computer resources and designated study space

MASTER OF LAWS IN MĀORI / PACIFIC AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ LAW Reflecting the University’s geographical location, the LLM (Māori / Pacific and Indigenous Peoples) is a specialist degree designed to explore Pacific legal thought and practice. It aims to provide candidates with the skills to participate actively in the development of Pacific jurisprudence and to enhance global understanding of Pacific legal systems.

» A research account to assist with photocopying, printing and study related costs » Graduate/postgraduate students will be considered for law tutoring positions. The PhD programme takes up to four years to complete.

» Barbara Wallace, the Graduate/Postgraduate Administrator is available to provide applicants with personalised advice on any aspect of the admission and enrolment process. Email: barbaraw@waikato.ac.nz or Phone: +64 7 838 4466 ext 6734

Current New Zealand Government policy provides that all new international PhD students are eligible to pay New Zealand domestic fees. This is not subject to fee grandparenting.

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TE PIRINGA - FACULTY OF LAW Graduate and postgraduate qualifications Programme of Studies

Duration

Coursework / Research

Graduate Diploma in Law

1 year

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Legal Studies

1 year

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Postgraduate Certificate in Law

1 semester

Coursework, graduate papers

Postgraduate Diploma in Law

1 year

Coursework, graduate papers

Master of Laws

1 year

Coursework, dissertation

Master of Laws in Māori / Pacific and Indigenous Peoples’ Law

1 year

Coursework, dissertation

Master of Philosophy

2 years

Thesis

Doctor of Juridical Science

3 years

Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy

2-4 years

Thesis

TE PIRINGA - FACULTY OF LAW » For further information on academic content of programmes, please contact: Email: lawrecp@waikato.ac.nz Phone: +64 7 838 4167 Fax: +64 7 838 4417 Web: www.waikato.ac.nz/law

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SCHOOL OF MĀORI & PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT

School of Māori & Pacific Development

Points of pride » The School is renowned for delivering distinctive quality education in Mātauranga Māori / Māori Knowledge, Mātauranga Moananui-ā-Kiwa / Pacific Knowledge and Mātauranga Taketake / Indigenous Knowledge. » The School ranks third nationally for Māori knowledge among public research New Zealand Universities. » The Te Tohu Paetahi programme was the first total immersion Māori programme to be established at University level. Students vie for 70 places each year.

POKI’I SETO Hawaiian Studies student Graduated in 2000 from Kamehameha Secondary School. I was encouraged by my professors to come to Waikato to study Māori language and culture as a means to strengthen my own language skills and broaden my knowledge of Polynesian cultures. I have learned a lot so far about the Māori people and the struggles that they have been going through since colonization and the signing of the treaty in 1840. Learning about the Māori culture is really opening up my mind and my heart to really dive deeper into my own culture and make sure that I am able to perpetuate it to future generations. The only challenges that I had was getting used to the cold weather. I’m much used to the hotter climate. Other than that, I feel a sense of oneness in the culture because Hawaiians and Māori are very similar in both language and culture. I want to be a teacher of cultural history through mythology. After Hawaiian, I plan to return here to further my studies in Te Reo Māori and Kōrero Purakau (story telling). Ultimately, I plan on teaching Hawaiian history in the Hawaiian Language.

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The School of Māori & Pacific Development/Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao is unique as the only School of its type in the world. Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao aims to uplift the people of Aotearoa and to be the university of first choice for Māori and Pacific students. Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao represents innovation and tradition in teaching, learning and research, and it provides national and international leadership in Māori, Pacific and indigenous issues and sustainable development. Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao is distinctive in that it actively promotes Māori, Pacific and indigenous people’s cultural and development issues through its teachings, learning, research, conferences and publications. A number of graduate papers are also available online. Staff of Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao provide leadership and role modelling in teaching, learning, research and administration, and offer a full range of academic opportunities from undergraduate to post-doctoral teaching, learning and research. Believing strongly in its students, the school aims to help, strengthen and support students academically by providing a mentoring service.

BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) 3 year degree – 360 points In the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree you study subjects which deal with the history and the creative activities of humankind. You will learn about human nature and the human mind as they are revealed by the arts, the languages, the politics, and the cultures of the past and the present. The BA gives you the flexibility to design a degree with an arts base that combines subjects that you feel passionate about with those that broaden your career options.

Majors in the BA Māori Media and Communication Māori and Pacific Development

Te Reo Māori Tikanga Māori

Specialisation Te Tohu Paetahi

» For further majors in this qualification please see the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences pages 64-71.

BACHELOR OF MĀORI AND PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT (BMPD) 3 year degree – 360 points The Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD) will equip you with knowledge of the issues affecting both Māori, Pacific and other indigenous peoples preparing to face the future. As a student you will gain an insight into the traditional, social, political, economic, environmental, cultural and management aspects of Māori and Pacific society. You will be prepared to apply this knowledge to the things you value in your life as well as in your future career prospects.

Majors in the BMPD Māori and Pacific Development Tikanga Māori

Te Reo Māori

Specialisation Te Tohu Paetahi

Also available as a supporting subjects for the BMPD Asian Studies English as a Second Language Pacific Studies

Social Science Research Treaty of Waitangi Studies

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School of Māori & Pacific Development BACHELOR OF MEDIA AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES (BMCT) 3 year degree – 360 points The Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies is an innovative degree focused on emerging forms of output in new media and creative practices. The BMCT brings several disciplines together in a degree that explores the impact of creative technologies in arts and media, while subjecting those technologies and creative forms to critical inquiry. Internetdriven and microprocessor-powered changes have put 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, networking and an on-demand culture have begun to produce a transformed creative environment. This promises ever more innovative ways to create and share content in the 21st century. With the whole history of previous media at your disposal, you will draw on that knowledge to invent new ways of expressing yourself through performance and imagery, of telling stories, of collaborating creatively with others, and of engaging with a wider world. The degree provides a 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 understanding of their cultural impact.

Majors in the BMCT Creative Practices Creative Technologies Design Media

Māori, Media and Communication Screen and Media Studies

GRADUATE PROGRAMMES » Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Te Tohu Taki Paerua) » Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting and Translating Māori (Te Tītohu Whakamāori) » Graduate Certificate (Pōkaitahi) » Graduate Diploma (Pōkairua) » Postgraduate Certificate (Tohukete) » Postgraduate Diploma (Tītohu) » Master of Arts (Te Tohu Paerua) » Master of Māori and Pacific Development (Te Tohu Paerua) The following table lists the graduate qualifications available through the School of Māori & Pacific Development. The durations given in the table are the minimum period of study. However, completion of the qualification may take longer if a student’s background in the subject means additional qualifying papers are required.

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Graduate and postgraduate qualifications Programme of Studies

Duration

Coursework / Research

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

1 year

Coursework

Graduate Certificate

1 semester

Coursework

Graduate Diploma

1 year

Coursework

Postgraduate Certificate

1 semester

Coursework

Postgraduate Diploma

1 year

Coursework

Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting and Translating Māori

1 year

Coursework

Master of Māori and Pacific Development

1 year

Coursework, dissertation or thesis

Master of Arts (Te Tohu Paerua)

1 year

Coursework, dissertation or thesis

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

2 years

Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

3 years

Thesis

MĀORI & PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT – TE PUA WĀNANGA KI TE AO » For further information on academic content or programmes, please contact: Undergraduate study Email: smpd@waikato.ac.nz Phone: +64 7 838 4737 Fax: +64 7 838 4742 Web: www.smpd.waikato.ac.nz Staff Research Web: www.waikato.ac.nz/smpd/contactus/

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Faculty of Science & Engineering

Points of pride » We offer internationally-recognised degrees. Our Bachelor of Engineering degree is accredited by the institute of professional engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) under the International Washington Accord. » Repeated wins in national competitions such as the IPENZ student design competition and the ACENZ (Association of Consulting Engineers NZ) student awards is also testimony to the quality of engineering education at Waikato. » Home to some of the most well-respected researchers in the science and engineering communities. We were ranked first in New Zealand for the quality of our research in chemistry, ecology, evolution, behaviour, and molecular, cellular and whole organism biology, in the Government’s recent performance-based research funding exercise. » The Energy Research Group received $3.7 million of Foundation for Research, Science and Technology funding for a six year project to improve energy efficiency and conservation. » Our world-renowned Honey Research Unit was instrumental in developing manuka honey wound dressings which have recently been approved by the FDA in the USA. » Waikato Biological Scientists are also heading up an international team, researching proteins which may pave the way for new treatments for TB. » Teaching and research is supported by first-class facilities and some of the world’s most advanced laboratory equipment. Like the Bruker Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry for investigating molecular structure – the largest collection of instruments of its type in New Zealand. The Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory provides data to scientists around the world. » The Biological Sciences programme is involved in a $10 million outcomes-based investment project involving the restoration of fresh-water and urban ecosystems. Waikato University is the only university in New Zealand to have received this type of funding.

YANYANG XU PhD (physics) student I am studying for PhD in physics with a New Zealand scholarship. Before I came here, I had completed my Masters Degree in electrical engineering in the USA. The research group I am with is the Cortical Modelling Group at the University of Waikato. My advisors are established and leading scientists in the cortical modelling field. Associate Professor Moira Steyn-Ross and Dr Alistair Steyn-Ross, a husband and wife team, are researching sleep phenomena in human beings and animals. The group is a very productive research group. My advisors are not only excellent scientists, but also have great personalities. When I submitted my application, I received a reply almost immediately and my advisors helped me with every detail of the application procedure. After I was accepted, they helped me with my visa application and travel arrangements. When I first arrived in Hamilton, my advisors helped me familiarise myself with the new environment and gave me advice about studying and living in New Zealand. Dr Alistair Steyn-Ross found work opportunities for me, encouraging me to take up tutorial assignments and lab demonstrations to practice my teaching skills. Another sweet thing I remember is Associate Professor Moira Steyn-Ross introducing me to the feijoa, a wonderful New Zealand fruit, soon after I arrived in Hamilton. It is now one of my favourite fruits. I feel lucky to be studying with the Waikato Cortical Modelling Group in New Zealand. I have not only learnt advanced scientific knowledge, but also how to be a good educator. In the future, I will benefit from and remember the wonderful study and research experience I had in this beautiful country.

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The Faculty of Science & Engineering is ideally placed in the epicentre of New Zealand’s leading scientific region. More than one quarter of New Zealand’s working scientists are in the Waikato at New Zealand governmental Crown Research Institutes, the Waikato’s Innovation Park and local industries. Our location offers unique opportunities for graduate students to learn and research with working scientists. Students benefit from staff who have national and international reputations in their subjects and whose research forms the basis for course content.

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (BE) 4 year degree – 480 points You will learn about the professional application of engineering and design skills, including economic and environmental factors and the requirements of professional practice. The Waikato BE is designed to allow you to develop your own potential. You will learn about the professional application of engineering and design skills, including economic and environmental factors, and the requirements of professional practice. You will be prepared for a role as a professional engineer and able to create, design and realise sophisticated engineering technologies. The degree is IPENZ accredited under the international Washington Accord.

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) is an internationally-recognised qualification, valued for its flexibility and general excellence in scientific applications and research. It is a degree that is tailored to provide excellent career opportunities and a great background for further study.

Software Engineering

If you are a creative, innovative person who enjoys pushing back the frontiers and investigating something new, then the Waikato BSc is for you.

Materials and Process Engineering

Majors in the BSc

Specified programmes for the BE Biochemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electronic Engineering

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSc) 3 year degree – 360 points

» For information on the specified programmes in this qualification please see the Engineering section on page 34.

A selection process applies. Students need to have Level 3 Mathematics (Calculus or Statistics and Modelling) and Level 3 Physics. The programmes of Biochemical Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering also require Level 3 Chemistry. Software Engineering does not require Physics. All programmes include 800 hours of work experience to meet the accreditation requirements, which are usually done at the end of Years 2 and 3. The Cooperative Education Unit is responsible for finding work placements. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you achieve good results in your first three years you may be admitted to the BE(Hons) programme. This would require you to complete a more academically challenging forth year, and you may then be eligible for direct entry into PhD studies.

Animal Behaviour Biochemistry Biological Sciences Biotechnology Chemistry Earth Sciences

Electronics Environmental Planning Environmental Sciences Materials and Processing Physics Psychology

» For further majors in this qualification please see the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences pages 72-77.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) (BSc(Hons)) 1 year degree – 120 points Admission to the BSc(Hons) Is by invitation only. Students interested in undertaking the BSc(Hons) in the Faculty of Science & Engineering and must contact the relevant Chairperson.

Majors in the BSc(Hons) Biological Sciences Chemistry Computer Science Earth Sciences

Materials and Processing Mathematics Physics Statistics

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Faculty of Science & Engineering BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (TECHNOLOGY) (BSc(Tech)) 4 year degree – 480 points The BSc(Tech) is a unique degree in New Zealand combining academic study with a practical industry work experience. It includes science, technology and management disciplines preparing you for a career in science-based industry or research. The BSc(Tech) is New Zealand’s first truly cooperative education degree and is a flexible, job-oriented degree, which provides you with the necessary practical experience to bridge the gap between study and the workplace. You will undertake a total of 12 months’ paid work experience in an industrial environment, in a position found for you by the Cooperative Education Team.

Majors in the BSc(Tech) Animal Behaviour Biochemistry Biological Sciences Biotechnology Chemistry Computer Science

Earth Sciences Electronics Environmental Planning Environmental Sciences Materials and Processing Physics

Students who have a background in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics (Calculus or Statistics and Modelling), Physics and Science will do well in the BSc(Tech).

Specialisations that can be taken alongside relevant majors in the BSc and BSc(Tech) Te Pū taiao me ngā take Māori Restoration Ecology Environmental Microbiology Environmental Modelling Land and Freshwater

Environments Marine Sciences Resources and Environmental Planning Science International

BACHELOR OF TEACHING / BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BTchg/BSc) This programme is carefully structured to allow you time to study papers and gain practical teaching experience in secondary schools. You will take papers within the BSc that will provide background content for curriculum subjects that you intend to teach. You will also work concurrently towards a major in Professional Education. You will need to meet the entry criteria for admission to the Faculty of Education.

Graduate programmes » Bachelor of Science (Hons) » Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) » Graduate Certificate » Graduate Diploma » Postgraduate Certificate » Postgraduate Diploma

MASTER OF ENGINEERING (ME)

Conjoint degrees BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES / BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BMS/BSc) There is a need for scientists with entrepreneurial and commercial skills, and for managers with a firm understanding of how science works. Combining the study of innovation, technology and science with management disciplines will give graduates increased employment options and additional skills to succeed in the workplace. This is a challenging programme of study that will allow you to complete two internationally recognised degrees in the reduced period of five years.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE / BACHELOR OF LAWS (BSc/LLB) This conjoint degree in Science and Law is a challenging degree designed for those interested in both disciplines. Combining a science degree with the study of law is excellent preparation for a career in patent law, forensics, insurance and a wide range of consultancy work.

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The Master of Engineering (ME) is a 1 year degree (120 points at 500 level) for students who have completed a 4 year BE/BTech engineering qualification. The ME students complete either a 120 point research thesis only, or combine a 90 point thesis with one taught course at 500 level. This research focused degree is designed for graduates who wish to further their knowledge if the innovative research methodologies required in engineering industry, or for professional engineers who wish to upskill in new areas related to their work. Excellence in advanced engineering design, research and development skills are the core features of the degree.

Subjects available Computer Science Electronics Engineering

Materials and Processing Mathematics Physics


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MASTER OF SCIENCE (MSc) The Master of Science (MSc) is a 2 year degree (240 points at 500 level) for students who have completed a BSc. Generally the first year will comprise of taught courses, and during the second year the student will complete a research thesis. At least 120 points must be taken in the major or specified subject (eg, Biological Science), and at least 180 points must be taken within subjects offered by the Faculty of Science & Engineering, and the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. Up to 60 points may be studied at other faculties within the University.

Subjects available Biological Sciences Chemistry Computer Science Earth Sciences Electronics Materials and Processing

Mathematics Physics Psychology Science and Tech Ed Statistics

» For further subjects in this qualification please see the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences pages 72-77.

MASTER OF SCIENCE (TECHNOLOGY) (MSc(Tech)) The MSc(Tech) is similar to the MSc, however each programme must include the paper ENMP581 Industrial Technology and Innovation, and a thesis that reports the results of an investigation relating to some applied or industrial study.

Subjects available Biological Sciences Chemistry Computer Science Earth Sciences

Electronics Materials and Processing Mathematics Physics

» For further subjects in this qualification please see the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences pages 72-77.

Graduate and postgraduate qualifications Programme of Studies

Estimated Duration*

Coursework / Research

Graduate Certificate

1 semester

Coursework

Graduate Diploma*

1 year

Coursework

Postgraduate Certificate*

1 semester

Coursework

Postgraduate Diploma*

1 year

Coursework

Master of Engineering

1 year

Coursework and thesis or thesis only

Master of Science

2 years

Coursework, thesis

Master of Science (Technology)

2 years

Coursework, thesis

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

2 years

Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

3 years

Thesis

*Please note that if you apply for a subject at graduate level, and you do not have previous experience in the relevant subject, your qualification may take up to two years to complete as you may be required to take some qualifying papers which may not count towards your original qualification.

SCIENCE & ENGINEERING » For further information on academic content or programmes, please contact: Email: science@waikato.ac.nz Phone: +64 7 838 4625 Fax: +64 7 838 4218 Web: www.sci.waikato.ac.nz Staff Research Web: www.sci.waikato.ac.nz/research/ResearchAreas.shtml Experts’ File Web: http://research.waikato.ac.nz/experts/

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Waikato Management School

Points of pride » International reputation for excellence – one of a small group of elite business schools worldwide to have earned AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation for its business education programmes. It is an achievement shared by fewer than 1% of business schools across the world. » Leadership in sustainable business – Waikato Management School takes a stand – our aim is to produce graduates who understand that business can make the world a better place. We are committed to sustainability in teaching and research and we are the only business school in New Zealand to have sustainable success as our purpose. » Ground breaking research – In the last two rounds of Performance-Based Research Funding (PBRF) rankings, Waikato Management School was the top performer in the categories of accounting/ finance and management-related disciplines. Waikato Management School attracts leading international scholars. » Students from around the world – International students comprise ¼ of all of our students, bringing a diverse range of cultures, experiences and perspectives. You’ll be part of a truly international learning community. » Premium teaching staff – Our lecturers are active contributors to major business issues of the day. They bring their expertise and knowledge into the classroom, making learning practice relevant. » Supportive learning environment – We have a number of support and cultural services to guide you through your journey as a student. Our lecturers and tutors will give you the academic support and encouragement and help is on hand for any concerns you might face.

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AKANISI NABALARUA Law and Management student Akanisi Nabalarua has embraced the opportunities offered by her conjoint degree in Law and Management (LLB/BMS(Hons)). Now in her final year, she says she appreciated the practical work experience and the chance to take part in competitions. On the practical work front, Akanisi, who majored in Strategic Management in her BMS, has just completed her “599” project. She compared New Zealand and Fiji employers and how they implement work and family practices to assist employees, and considered the assumption that the different family culture in these countries has an influence in the workplace. On the competition side, she represented Waikato in the Witness Examination competition at the Australian Law Students’ Association Conference in Tasmania in 2008. She followed that with a student exchange to the University of Ghent in Belgium where the law papers she studied have been credited to her Waikato law degree. On her return, Akanisi successfully applied for an internship at the United Nations, which meant eight fantastic weeks in New York. “I never thought that my experiences and study at Waikato would help me get an internship at the UN Headquarters in New York City, working with amazing students from around the world, but it just goes to show that we can compete and stand our ground with the best.”

TRIPLE CROWN ACCREDITATION The extremely high quality of the Waikato Management School has been independently endorsed by the world’s three leading accreditation agencies; The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA). Together these accreditations are known as the “Triple Crown”. Gaining the Triple Crown is a significant achievement and requires a programme of rigorous and continuous independent quality assessment and review. Achieving the Triple Crown accreditation places the Waikato Management School in an extremely select group of top international business schools. Less than 1% of business schools world-wide have earned this coveted distinction.


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Waikato Management School is the No.1 business school in New Zealand for business research. Its international accreditations place it firmly in the top level of global business schools and many of its staff are internationally recognised in their areas of expertise. Waikato Management School staff are shaping management theory and influencing business practice and public policy. Academic programmes are commercially driven, relevant and practical. BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (BMS) 4 year degree – 480 points

BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES (BCS) 3 year degree – 360 points

The Bachelor of Management Studies has long been recognised by employers as New Zealand’s premier management degree. The extra year of the BMS compared to other commerce degrees means that as well as covering all the core subjects that are central to management, you can specialise in up to two different areas, achieve a good grounding in both, and expand your career options.

The Bachelor of Communication Studies blends creative disciplines with practical communication theory and practice. You’ll be provided with the skills and knowledge needed to become a strategy-based communication, marketing or public relations practitioner. You’ll also learn about the responsibilities of the communication industries in local, national and global contexts, and how communication affects individuals, groups and society.

Majors in the BMS Accounting Economics Electronic Business Finance Hospitality Management* Human Resource Management

International Management Management Communication Marketing Public Relations Strategic Management Supply Chain Management Tourism Management

*Subject to CUAP approval.

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ANALYSIS (FINANCIAL) (BBA(Fin)) 3 year degree – 360 points The Bachelor of Business Analysis (Fin) has a particular emphasis on financial management, so you can get your qualification and get on with investment banking or stock broking or any number of financial sector careers. Rather than covering the broader aspects of business management, you’ll look in depth at the quantitative (math based) disciplines.

Majors in the BBA(Fin) Accounting Finance

Majors in the BCS Management Communication

Public Relations

Marketing

BACHELOR OF TOURISM – TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (BTour(THMgt) 3 year degree – 360 points The Bachelor of Tourism –Tourism and Hospitality Management will allow you to join the world’s fastest-growing industry at a time when your combination of practical business skills and industry knowledge will be most valuable.

Majors in the BTour(THMgt) Hospitality Management

Tourism Management

» For information about the BTour – Tourism and Society degree please see the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences pages 64-71.

Conjoint degrees Economics

BACHELOR OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (BECom) 3 year degree – 360 points Business firms in New Zealand and around the world have reported a growing shortage of prospective employees who have a solid mix of business and management education, combined with skills and hands-on experience in applying electronic commerce technologies to today’s internet-driven business environment. The Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom) aims to provide this in-demand mix of management and technology skills in its graduates..

A conjoint degree puts you even further ahead of the pack. You’ll learn two disciplines in-depth and gain the expertise that comes with both. Conjoint degrees are taken simultaneously and the requirements allow you to complete the two components in a shorter period of time than would ordinarily be possible. For example, if you take the Bachelor of Management Studies with the Bachelor of Laws you could complete both components in 5 ½ years; or if you took the Bachelor of Management Studies with the Bachelor of Science you could complete both components in 5 years. All of WMS undergraduate degrees are available as a conjoint degree with other WMS, as well as most other University of Waikato, undergraduate degrees.

Major in the BECom Electronic Commerce

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Waikato Management School BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES / BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BMS/BSc) There is a need for scientists with entrepreneurial and commercial skills and for managers with a firm understanding of how science works. Combining the study of innovation, technology and science with management disciplines will give graduates increased employment options and additional skills to succeed in the workplace. This is a challenging programme of study that will allow you to complete two internationally recognised degrees in the reduced period of five years.

Specialist graduate programmes GRADUATE DIPLOMAS Accounting, Agribusiness, Economics, Electronic Business, Electronic Commerce, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Management, Management and Sustainability, Management Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategic Management, Supply Chain Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS An advanced specialised qualification that can form the first year of a programme leading to a masters degree and is available in the following subjects: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Futures and Leadership, Economics, Electronic Commerce, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Management, Management and Sustainability, Management Communication, Management Systems, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Enterprise, Strategic Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

MASTER OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (MMS) The Master of Management Studies (MMS) degree provides specialised postgraduate level study in management disciplines. It is designed for graduate management students looking to specialise in a management discipline or professional area, and undertake research in a particular area of interest. It is possible to be admitted directly to the second year of the MMS provided you have an honours or postgraduate diploma qualification in the specific area to be studied, or an equivalent programme taken at another university.

Subjects Accounting Agribusiness Applied Economics and Finance Business Futures and Leadership Economics Finance Human Resource Management International Management

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Management and Sustainability Management Communication Management Systems Marketing Public Relations Social Enterprise Strategic Management Tourism and Hospitality Management

MASTER OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (MECom) This qualification is provides an advanced, research based qualification in the field of electronic commerce. The Master of Electronic Commerce aims to develop an understanding of the leading literature, research and trends in electronic commerce, and from this students gain an understanding of how electronic commerce affects different areas of management practice. It is possible to be admitted directly to the second year of the MECom provided you have an appropriate honours degree or postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject area, a pass in an acceptable research methods paper, and have demonstrated your research and academic writing skills in the previous passing of a dissertation or significant research project at graduate level.

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil) AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) Waikato Management School (WMS) has an active research degree programme. Our success is well known due to our ranking as New Zealand’s leading business school for research. We are also proud of our ongoing Triple Crown accreditation – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA – which attests to the high quality of our research and teaching. Should you choose to enrol for the PhD or MPhil at WMS you will enjoy the benefits of a respected and experienced doctoral-qualified supervisory staff. Most publish extensively and consistently in high-level international and peer-reviewed journals, and many are involved in research for industry or government. We are also very proud of the accomplishments and success of our graduates. Many have gone on to senior academic positions or leadership positions in industry or government and are themselves a benchmark of our success. The University administers these two research degrees and sets minimum standards for entry. In addition to these requirements, WMS PhD applicants are expected to have postgraduate research methodology and dissertation experience (or their equivalents). Your subject programme may impose additional requirements depending on the discipline, your project and/or your academic background.


MASTER OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (MBM) No longer is it necessary for you to have extensive management experience to undertake a comprehensive programme in management at the graduate level. Our new Master of Business and Management (MBM) has been designed for students who have an undergraduate qualification who wish to prepare for a career in management. The MBM is an exciting opportunity waiting to be seized. This degree will provide you with graduate level training in the core areas required for effective management. It will help you develop an understanding of the business environment, and develop the skills required for leadership and entrepreneurship.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES The Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (PGDip(MgtSt)) provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the skills and knowledge required for effective management. You will be exposed to a participatory learning experience that focuses on the integration of theory and practice through practical coursework, case studies and class discussion. This diploma is suitable if you are in a role that carries management or supervisory responsibilities in an organisation, or if you are in business for yourself. The PGDip(MgtSt) can also be used as credit for Part One of the MBA if you meet the MBA admission requirements and relinquish your PGDip(MgtSt) prior to graduation from the MBA.

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) The Waikato MBA is designed to introduce practising managers to research at the frontiers of knowledge and to prepare them for leadership positions in organisations in New Zealand or overseas. The degree incorporates a comprehensive programme that develops the skills and knowledge required for effective management. It emphasises leadership, sustainability, value creation and international connectedness. The goal of the programme is to prepare participants for senior management roles and to develop future business leaders. The Waikato MBA requires the equivalent of two years of fulltime study, but is available in a number of part-time formats. The PGDip(MgtSt) can be used as credit for Part One of the MBA if you meet the MBA admission requirements and relinquish your PGDip(MgtSt) prior to graduation from the MBA.

FAST TRACK MASTERS PROGRAMME An accelerated postgraduate diploma and MMS programme For students who performed to a high academic standard in their undergraduate degree it is possible to enrol in an accelerated programme leading to a postgraduate diploma and MMS in a minimum of 14 months.

WAIKATO MANAGEMENT SCHOOL » For further admission information, specific programme requirements, or other academic information for all of the above programmes, please refer to the Waikato Management School Student Handbook, which is available upon request or at www.management.ac.nz/publications or contact management@waikato.ac.nz

» For enquires about MBM and MBA, please contact: Email: exceed@waikato.ac.nz Phone: +64 7 838 4477 Fax: +64 7 838 4063 Web: www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz

Graduate and postgraduate qualifications Programme of Studies

Duration

Coursework / Research

Graduate Certificate – available in a variety of management subjects

1 semester

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Graduate Diploma – available in a variety of management subjects

1 year

Coursework, undergraduate papers

Bachelor of Business Analysis with Honours

1 year

Coursework, dissertation/thesis

Bachelor of Electronic Commerce with Honours

1 year

Coursework, dissertation

Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours

1 year

Coursework

Bachelor of Tourism with Honours

1 year

Coursework, dissertation

Postgraduate Certificate – available in a variety of management subjects

1 semester – 1 year

Coursework

Postgraduate Diploma – available in a variety of management subjects

1 year

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Coursework Coursework and research project

Master of Business and Management

15 months

Coursework and research project

Master of Electronic Commerce

1 – 2 years

Coursework, dissertation/thesis

Master of Management Studies

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Master of Philosophy

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Points of pride » Waikato Pathways College (WPC) is an academic unit within the University, led by Professor Brian Findsen, a senior academic in adult and higher education. » Waikato Pathways College caters for much of the university’s work with students which is not focussed on the gaining of degree qualifications. A range of programmes which provide pathways to successful degree study are offered, principally in Hamilton and also in Tauranga. All of the English Language programmes (formerly the Language Institute), and Continuing and Community Education activities are incorporated into WPC as it makes available leading experts and cutting-edge research to the community. Each year around thirty international study groups visit the University for a range of professional development and credit study programmes. » Learning Support for students at all stages of their study – bachelor, Master, doctoral and non-credit students – whether domestic or international, the university is provided at no additional cost to them. Other ways of strengthening and supporting study outcomes while students are studying – at all levels – are being introduced. » A range of preparation and bridging programmes, designed for specialised sub-groups, are also provided. Over the summer, WPC provides short, non-assessed programmes such as New Start, Quick Start, Bridging Mathematics, Bridging for Women, and Science Foundation. » WPC’s IELTS centre is a multi-award winning centre, recognised for excellence in IELTS. In 2006 the IELTS centre was awarded the worldwide “IELTS Management Practices” award. This recognised “the centre which best exemplifies highly effective management practice leading to increased test integrity”. In 2009, our IELTS centre received the award for the “largest growth for centres testing fewer than 3000 candidates annually”. This award was in recognition of WPC’s IELTS centre having the largest percentage growth of any centre in the world in 2009. » WPC is an exciting research led university unit, with senior academics mentoring PhD students, and a number of staff are involved in national and international research projects. WPC also arranges overseas consultancies and professional development activity for staff in universities, public sector and private enterprise. Contact: Lester Finch, Manager, on lfinch@waikato.ac.nz

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XUE HAN Foundation Studies Programme graduate For 17 years of my life I lived in Singapore, a multi-racial country that has more or less the same population as New Zealand, and yet has an area that is slightly smaller than Lake Taupo. My decision to study in the University of Waikato has enabled me to immerse myself in Kiwi culture, as well as benefit from the full range of facilities, from the efficient library to the lustrous green fields. The environment here is calm and serene; just conducive for studying. In addition, Foundation Studies has given me the valuable experience of interacting with people from other cultural backgrounds. It has certainly widened my perspective on life, and in the whole process, I have acquired self-confidence in all the things I do. The best thing about Foundation Studies is the passion of the teachers. They are always there and all so helpful, whenever you need them, as well as being encouraging in all your endeavours. Advice: “Ask and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.” Whenever you are in doubt, ask a teacher or ask a friend. If you need help, ASK. If you need tips for the exams, ASK. If you want answers, SEEK it. If you need to find a teacher, knock on the door … if it is closed, EMAIL. I have not regretted my decision to study here. It is certainly one of the milestones in my life.


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Waikato Pathways College offers a variety of English language programmes to students from around the world. It has centres in the cities of Hamilton and Tauranga. Active learning is the key to the success of Waikato Pathways College. All Waikato Pathways College teachers are experienced and qualified. Many of them have taught overseas. We pride ourselves on the continuous professional development of our teachers.

IELTS preparation and examinations

» General English – for everyday English

Waikato Pathways College is an award-winning IELTS testing centre, recognised for its consistently high level of performance in areas of IELTS test delivery. Waikato Pathways College students can sit an IELTS test at any of our centres. IELTS preparation courses are available in the afternoon in CAEL, and usually in General English. Free IELTS seminars give students the opportunity to find out more about IELTS and get personal advice and assistance. Further information about the IELTS test is available from the IELTS administrators in Hamilton.

» IELTS Preparation – for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test

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» Groups and Study Tours – customised programmes to meet specific needs

General English offers an exciting opportunity for people from around the world to learn everyday English in an English-speaking environment, integrating aspects of New Zealand culture.

COURSES OFFERED INCLUDE: » Certificate of Attainment in English Language – for university or other tertiary study in English-speaking countries

ACADEMIC ENGLISH Certificate of Attainment in English Language The Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) is for students with English as an additional language who need to improve their English language skills for successful study in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. There are eight levels, from elementary to advanced. All students study a core programme during the morning. The core programme helps students improve their reading, writing listening and speaking skills. Higher level classes focus on skills needed for successful university study such as academic writing, listening and notetaking, academic reading, and oral presentation skills. In the afternoon, there is a compulsory Language Skills programme for students in the lower levels (elementary and pre-intermediate). Students in the intermediate to advanced courses can choose one of the following afternoon options: IELTS preparation, Business English, Reading and Writing, and Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation. CAEL is full-time, with 23 hours of tuition each week for 250 hours (circa 12 weeks). There are four intakes each year. When you arrive your English level will be assessed and you will be placed in an appropriate level. On successful completion of the course you will receive a University of Waikato Certificate of Attainment in English Language. Intermediate to advanced certificates are endorsed with ‘Academic English’. Students who obtain a ‘B’ grade average in the upper levels of the Waikato Pathways CAEL programme have the English Language requirement for direct entry into some University of Waikato programmes. Academic requirements must also be fulfilled in order to gain entry to these programmes. A CAEL Level 6 ‘B’ grade average allows entry to Foundation Studies. A CAEL Level 7 ‘B’ grade average allows entry to University of Waikato undergraduate degrees. A CAEL Level 8 ‘B’ grade average allows entry to University of Waikato postgraduate courses. Academic requirements must also be fulfilled. In Taurange options may differ and morning and afternoon classes may include GE students.

Classes are offered from elementary to advanced levels and you will complete an initial placement test to assess your entry level. An orientation is also included as part of the programme. If your entry level is sufficient an IELTS preparation class is available as a morning option. General English is available full-time (23 hours per week) or part-time (15 hours per week). You can start on any Monday (except New Zealand public holidays) and study for as long as you like. You will receive a Waikato Pathways College Certificate of Attendance. In the morning, you will study General English. Full-time students also have afternoon classes. In the afternoon, elementary to pre-intermediate students focus on fluency, listening, speaking and pronunciation. Intermediate students and above may choose one of various afternoon options.

Programme Times

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CORE SUBJECT

10.30am-10.45am

Morning Tea

10.45am-12.00pm

CORE SUBJECT

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Lunch

1.00pm-3.00pm

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Afternoon classes (the 23 hour programme)* The afternoon timetable for General English includes the following options (all options are subject to numbers): » Option 1: Business English » Option 2: Information Technology » Option 3: Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation » Option 4: Reading and Writing *In Tauranga all students will participate in the same programme. CHOOSE YOUR SCHOOL

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Waikato Pathways College GROUPS AND STUDY TOURS This option provides a “tailor made” course for groups of five or more. Classes can run in the morning only or two to four afternoons can be added. The duration of the course, timing of classes and the number of study hours per week is flexible and will be negotiated with you. Most classes use the Waikato Pathways College textbook “Living English”. This has been especially produced in house as an introduction to life in New Zealand, whilst improving general language skills. Lesson content requests are welcome. Previous groups have chosen themes such as: Charities in NZ, Drama, Business English, Radio Broadcasting, and English for Academic Purposes, etc.

TEACHER EDUCATION Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching To Adults

Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) This course is designed for people who would like to do an introductory course in teaching English to speakers of other languages prior to applying for a more demanding course, such as the Cambridge CELTA. Students may apply individually for this course.

Overseas English Language Teacher Training Customised programmes are available for groups of language teachers from overseas. Current methodologies, teaching skills, and English language competency are included in these programmes, as well as other areas of professional development. A group of at least 10 teachers is required to run these programmes.

The Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an initial training course in practical aspects of the teaching of English as a foreign language. It is internationally recognised as the first step for those intending to make a career in teaching English as a foreign language.

PATHWAY PROGRAMMES Direct entry into the University of Waikato You can enter into some University of Waikato courses directly from The Waikato Pathways College, without having to do any external language tests. If you obtain the following grades in CAEL, you also have the English language requirement for direct entry into some University of Waikato courses, including the Foundation Studies programme. The Foundation Studies programme is designed to prepare high school graduates from non-English speaking backgrounds for degree study in New Zealand. Please note that you must also fulfil the academic requirements in order to enter the courses listed. English language requirements must also reach academic requirements.

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CAEL Level 7, you must have a B Grade Average, with no less than a C Grade in any section

Bachelor Degrees In:

CAEL Level 8 CAEL B Grade Average

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Arts Business Analysis – Financial Communication Studies Computer Graphic Design Computing and Mathematical Sciences Electronic Commerce Engineering

Management Studies Māori and Pacific Development Music Science Science (Technology) Social Sciences Sport and Leisure Studies Tourism


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A CHOICE OF STUDY LOCATIONS Waikato Pathways College in Hamilton Hamilton is situated on the banks of the Waikato River, one of the cleanest city rivers in the world. Parks, gardens and river walks maximize the beauty of the river. Hamilton is the major centre of the lush, green Waikato region. It is a student city, with the main campus of the University of Waikato just minutes away from the city centre. With more then 25,000 people in tertiary study, Hamilton caters for every student need and attracts students from all over the world. It provides the benefits of a big city but without the stress. It offers a very good environment in which to both study and relax. When you want to explore, world famous tourist attractions like Rotorua are within easy reach. Waikato Pathways College’s Hamilton centre is on the main University of Waikato campus.

Waikato Pathways College in Tauranga Waikato Pathways College’s Tauranga centre is part of the University of Waikato at Tauranga campus, just 2 minutes walk from downtown Tauranga. Situated on a stunning harbour, Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s most sought-after locations. It combines beautiful white sandy beaches with a cosmopolitan city lifestyle. Many types of water sports and marine activities are available close to the city centre. The climate is mild and it is a popular holiday destination. It is a pleasant place to study and live, offering many of the features of a much larger city while still providing a relaxed lifestyle. We provide all of English Language teaching for Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students who need to brush up their English skills and increase their IELTS/TOEFL scores. Courses available for study in Tauranga in include Teaching (Bachelor and Graduate Diploma), Management, Tourism, Business Analysis, Accounting, Marketing, and the Diploma in Law.

SERVICES AND FACILITIES Facilities All our centres have computer laboratories with Internet and email access, so you can study and keep in touch with people back home. When you need to take a break, there are student areas where tea and coffee is available.

Student Advisors Our Student Advisors offer a professional, efficient and confidential support service. This service includes providing you with information about studying at The University of Waikato or other tertiary institutions in New Zealand, and answering any questions you might have about living in New Zealand. If you experience homesickness, difficulties with getting used to living in a different culture or any other problem, the Student Advisors can offer you encouragement and support so that your time in New Zealand is enjoyable.

Homestay and accommodation Living in a homestay*, you can improve your language skills and gain a real insight into New Zealand culture. We can arrange for you to live with a suitable family, who will provide you with your own room and meals. We can also help you with other types of accommodation, for example University of Waikato Halls of Residence* and serviced apartments*. *Subject to availability.

Airport pickups Arriving in a foreign country after a long flight can be difficult. We can make it easier for you by arranging for you to be picked up at the airport and taken to Waikato Pathways College or directly to your homestay.

Immigration service Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz CHOOSE YOUR SCHOOL

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Waikato Pathways College Fees and dates ACADEMIC ENGLISH / CERTIFICATE OF ATTAINMENT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE (CAEL) Tuition fees 1 block 2 blocks 3 blocks 4 blocks

$4,790 $8,782 $12,774 $16,766

Course dates Block G 2010 Thursday 3 June – Tuesday 17 August Block I 2010 Monday 30 August – Friday 12 November Block J 2010/2011 Thursday 18 November – Friday 24 December 2010 Monday 10 January – Tuesday 15 February 2011

CAEL DATES FOR 2011/2012 Intake D: Intake F: Intake H: Intake J:

24 February – 13 May 2011 26 May – 11 August 2011 22 August – 8 November 2011 17 November 2011 – 22 February 2012

GENERAL ENGLISH* Tuition fees Full-time (23 hours/week) Part-time (15 hours/week)

OTHER CHARGES Application fee $386 per week $288 per week

Payable once for each new enrolment

(approx) $300

Accommodation registration fee

Course dates

Payable once for each application for accommodation

2010 Any Monday from 11 January to 6 December 2010 except for New Zealand public holidays (25 October).

Homestay

2011 Any Monday from 10 January to 5 December 2011 except for New Zealand public holidays (25 & 26 April, 6 June and 24 October). Minimum 2 weeks enrolment. *For every four weeks of General English paid, you will receive one free week of General English.

Hamilton (3 meals/day) Tauranga (3 meals/day)

$275

$210 per week $210 per week

Airport transfer – one way Hamilton Tauranga

$80 $90

Bank fee Charged when applicable

$25

IELTS PREPARATION » See Academic & General English fees and dates INDIVIDUAL TUITION Tuition fees $80 per hour

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All prices are quoted in New Zealand dollars, are applicable to international students and include NZ Government GST (goods and services tax) of 12.5% where applicable. Prices are subject to change and in this case reasonable effort will be made to notify agents and students in advance. These prices do not apply to permanent residents, who should contact Waikato Pathways College for more information.


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Foundation Studies The Foundation Studies programme taught at the Waikato Pathways College is a two-semester, full-time pre-university academic programme specifically designed to prepare high school graduates from backgrounds where English is an additional language, for degree study in New Zealand. A successful graduate of Foundation Studies has a university entrance qualification, the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, which is recognised by all New Zealand universities and widely accepted by Australian universities. Foundation Studies students are enrolled at the University of Waikato and study on our beautiful campus. Students have easy access to University resources and student services, such as: Waikato International, Student Health Service, the Accommodation Office, the library, Recreation Centre (Gym) and support services. Commercial facilities such as banks, travel agents and cafeterias are also available on campus. There is the Academy of Performing Arts on campus that holds lunchtime concerts and other performances throughout the year.

WHAT IS THE CERTIFICATE OF ATTAINMENT IN FOUNDATION STUDIES? Foundation Studies is a pre-degree programme designed to provide students with the subject content, skills, and personal attributes which will enable them to proceed to any undergraduate degree in this or any other English-speaking university. A successful graduate of Foundation Studies will achieve the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, which is a university entrance qualification recognised by all New Zealand universities and which is widely accepted by Australian universities. The papers offered by the University of Waikato Foundation Studies towards the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies include a variety of papers designed to prepare students to enter degree studies with the same level of subject knowledge and subject related skills as their New Zealand counterparts. Students complete five papers in subjects of their choice and three compulsory English papers. The subject content taught includes subject knowledge as well as subject-specific vocabulary and skills. The different subjects offered in the Foundation Studies programme are*: » English 1 and 2 (compulsory) » Language and Learning (compulsory) » Accounting » Biology » Calculus » Chemistry » Comparative Cultures » Economics » English for Specific Purposes » Introduction to Social Science » Physics » Psychology » Statistics

Students are guided to choose an appropriate combination of these papers that will enable success in their desired degree programmes at this university. Students from Foundation Studies have graduated with degrees from many different areas within the university, eg Management, Science and Engineering, Arts and Social Science, Mathematics and Computing, and Law. The skills taught include: » essay and report writing techniques » research and library skills » seminar presentation techniques » computer skills » group work In the course of completing their Foundation Studies programme, students have the opportunity to develop good personal attributes that can help them in their degree study. Some of these attributes are: » confidence to succeed in an English language university » ability to cope with the range of teaching and learning styles that they will find in different papers taught at the university » ability to work independently » responsibility for their own learning

STAFF Tutorial classes are small, enabling excellent interaction and communication with teachers. Foundation Studies teachers are experienced in teaching students whose first language is not English, and each subject is taught by specialists in that area. Our teachers work in collaboration with other University of Waikato academic staff who teach in degree programmes. Foundation Studies teaching is designed to prepare students for the teaching and learning styles used in degree study. This provides excellent preparation for your degree courses. The Foundation Studies programme will be supported online so that students, whatever city or location they live, can enrol and study with us at the University of Waikato.

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Foundation Studies FOUNDATION STUDIES PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS Students will study eight papers, four in each semester. There are three compulsory papers. We advise students to enrol in at least one Mathematics paper.

Foundation Studies (Pre-University) Duration: Two Semesters – Intakes in February, July and November (Specified Papers) Qualification: Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies

Classes and assessment Each subject or paper has five hours of class time per week. Total class time is 20 hours per week with a further 20 hours to be spent on homework and revision. Classes are scheduled between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. All papers are internally assessed. Foundation Studies classes generally have up to 25 students per tutorial/class.

COMPULSORY PAPERS First semester English for Foundation Studies Part 1: CAFS001 This paper will develop your academic reading and writing skills in preparation for undergraduate study. Its primary focus is on developing a competence in writing the basic text types employed in academic English. The reading component will develop skills in processing and extracting meaning from English texts that have an academic focus. Language and Learning Skills: CAFS003 This paper will provide you with language skills development in the areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking. The emphasis in this paper is on assignment writing in a university context. This involves library work, reading academic texts and producing well-researched academic essays. In addition, you will have practice in seminar presentation and listening and note-taking.

Second semester English for Foundation Studies Part 2: CAFS002 This paper will further develop your academic reading, writing and speaking skills in preparation for undergraduate study. The reading component will further develop skills in processing and extracting meaning from English texts that have an academic focus. The writing component will focus on developing a competence in writing more complex texts used in academic English, reviewing the text types covered in English 1 and introducing the discussion text. You will also have practice in making extended oral contributions to topics with an academic focus from the readings and listening texts.

OPTIONAL PAPERS Accounting for Foundation Studies CAFS006 This paper covers the conceptual basis of accounting. You will learn to appreciate how basic accounting concepts, processes and systems are applied to different types of organisations and groups of users. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the analysis of accounting systems and the methods of processing accounting data. No prior knowledge of accounting is required.

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Biology for Foundation Studies CAFS009 In this paper you will examine biological concepts by experimentation and by studying fundamental concepts relating to the living world around us. You will look at specific animal and plant systems in relation to whole organism functioning, cell organisation and function, the importance and action of nucleic acids, genetics, evolution and contemporary techniques in biotechnology. In addition, learning appropriate study skills is emphasised and critical thinking of biology related concepts is encouraged. Chemistry for Foundation Studies CAFS010 This paper is designed to prepare students for Level 1 papers in Chemistry. Students will study the nature of matter, atomic theory, periodic trends and bonding, quantitative chemistry, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, and oxidation-reduction. Comparative Cultures: An Introduction CAFS013 The humanities are at the centre of learning about what it is to be human. The humanities include the study of reading, writing, language and thinking. These subjects are the key to understanding cultural diversity. The humanities interpret human experiences and students are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills. One of the essential ingredients in the humanities is the study of culture; for example, the similarities and the differences in the way cultural groups express themselves and the reasons these occur. Mathematics with Calculus for Foundation Studies CAFS004 This paper covers pure Mathematics, in preparation for first year university Mathematics papers. It focuses on algebra, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, differential and integral calculus, and differential equations. Physics for Foundation Studies CAFS011 In this course, you will be guided to explore the physical laws of nature both experimentally and by studying the basic concepts and principles that govern our understanding of the physical world and the universe. In particular, you will study, investigate and apply scientific concepts and principles in Mechanics, Wave Motion, Electricity and Magnetism, and Atomic/Nuclear Physics. These ideas will be learnt in an environment that is enriched by demonstrations and experiments. Psychology for Foundation Studies CAFS014 This course is designed to be the student’s first exposure to the exciting world of psychology, the study of mind and behaviour. It will provide a broad overview of the many areas that make up modern psychology and prepare students for further study in psychology and related fields. This course will introduce the student to some of the major issues and discoveries in the science of psychology. These range from the study of biological basis of behaviour, motivation and emotion; mental processes like memory, thinking and language; social perceptions and cooperation; through to abnormal psychology and the practice of clinical psychology. As a student you will also learn some of the terminology and research methods used by psychologists and the careers available to someone trained in psychology. Bridging Social Sciences CUPR004 This paper provides students with a structured and focused introduction to the Social Sciences. It is also designed to bridge students into other degrees, such as the BMS, BTchg and LLB. It draws on historical and contemporary examples in order to illustrate how important events and ideas have shaped the modern social science subjects.


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Bridging Mathematics and Statistics CUPR008 The aim of this paper is to cover mathematics and statistics in preparation for first year university mathematics and statistics courses. The paper introduces students to basic mathematics skills, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and statistics. It is designed to lead in to one of MATH168 Preparatory Mathematics, MATH165 General Mathematics, MATH166 Management Mathematics, or STAT121 Introduction to Statistical Methods. Bridging General Sciences CUPR025 General Science covers material from the four science areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics. While covering the basic concepts in the different science disciplines, the course will be taught using an integrated thematic approach. Themes such as the Waikato River, Fireworks, and Superheroes will be enlisted to promote a comprehensive and contemporary science education experience. There will be an emphasis on scientific exploration and skills by including project work, laboratory work and field trips. The cultural perspectives in the understanding of science are also acknowledged by the inclusion of Māori knowledge about the natural and physical world. Please note: Students choosing Science and Mathematics should normally have a background knowledge in these areas of secondary school study.

FOUNDATION STUDIES ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS To be eligible to apply for Foundation Studies, you must: » be 16 years of age or over » have completed secondary school study, equivalent to New Zealand Sixth Form (Year 12), or » a secondary school completion qualification from your country of origin, see table for a list of countries, and » have an IELTS score 5.5 or above (it is strongly recommended that you have a score of at least 5 in each of the four bands); or a paper-based TOEFL score of 525; (or a computer-based TOEFL score of 197 or above), or » students who have successfully completed Level 6 Certificate of Attainment in English Language at the University of Waikato Pathways College will be considered to have met the English proficiency requirement for admission to the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies.

Higher School Certificate (HSC) or Intermediate Certificate completed after 12 years of schooling with a Second Division Pass (45% or above) China Graduated from Senior High School with a 70% average in Year 12 (Senior Grade Three) including 70% in maths Fiji Fiji School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) with 65% average in your best four subjects, which must include English Germany Intermediate School Leaving Certificate Realschulabschluss, Mittlere Schulabschluss or Realschulreife) on graduation from Grade 10 with a grade 3 average Hong Kong Successful completion of Hong Kong Certificate of Education (HKCEE) with a D grade average in five subjects or successful completion of the Hong Kong Higher Level Certificate (HKHL) India All India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE) with a 45% grade average in four subjects or Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a 50% grade average or Higher School Certificate (HSC) with a 65% average. For Kerala State, successful completion of tenth standard Indonesia Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate of Completion (Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Atas (STTB SMA)) with grade average of 6.5 Iraq Sixth Form Baccalaureat (Adadiyah) with an overall 60% average Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho with a grade 3 average Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a grade B4 average in five subjects Maldives University of Cambridge GCE ‘A Levels’ with a B4 average in four main subjects. Pacific Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (PSSC) with an Islands overall grade 5 average in four subjects, including a grade of 6 in English Russia Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat o Srednem obrazovanii) on graduation from Grade 11 or Grade 12 with a grade 3 average Saudi Arabia General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawhijiyah, Tawjihi Thanawiyyat) with a 60% overall average (students who have successfully completed a Religious Institute Secondary Education Certificate may be considered for admission to the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies*) South Korea Graduated from senior high school with a C grade average in Year 3 (Grade 12) of senior high school Singapore Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ Levels with a B4 average in four main subjects Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certificate with a C grade average in Grade 12 (Year 3) of senior high school Thailand Matayom 6 (M6) with a passing grade (1.0) in each subject studied Turkey Successful completion of the State High School Diploma (Develt Lise Diplomasi), or the Private High School Finishing Diploma (Lise Bitirme Diplomasi) with an overall grade 3 average UAE Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyya) with at least a 70% average Vietnam Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate (Bang tot nghiep pho tong trung hoc) with scores of 5.0 or better on a 10 point score or Diploma of General Education (Bang tu tai) with scores of 5.0 or better on a 10 point scale)

*All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. *For overseas qualifications not listed please contact Waikato International for the admission criteria. CHOOSE YOUR SCHOOL

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Foundation Studies The application process INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS If you are an international student, you will need to apply to enrol using an International Student Application form at the end of this prospectus, or apply online at www.waikato.ac.nz/enrol/ate.shtml Please note: Holders of New Zealand, or Australian passports, or New Zealand Permanent Residents (PR) are not considered to be international students. Enrolment Office, The Gateway Building The University of Waikato Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240 New Zealand Phone: +64 7 838 4176 Fax: +64 7 838 4370

USING THE FOUNDATION STUDIES PROGRAMME FOR ADMISSION TO DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Enclose or forward an original or *verified copy of your high school academic results for each year of study, your high school graduation certificate (if applicable), a verified copy of your passport, evidence of your English language ability (an original copy of IELTS or TOEFL results), and a one-page handwritten student statement.

To gain a university entrance qualification, you must successfully complete the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies by passing all eight papers. This University entrance qualification is recognised by all New Zealand Universities and is widely accepted by Australian Universities.

Applicants who are citizens of the PR China are required to provide original notarised documents. Courier (TNT, DHL, EMS, etc) or post your application form and these documents to the Enrolment Office.

You must also meet the minimum English language requirement for undergraduate study. Students who gain a B grade in the University of Waikato English for Foundation Studies papers will be considered to have met this requirement for admission to most Bachelor degrees.

* A verified copy is a photocopy of a document signed by someone of suitable standing, such as a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public or Solicitor. The person must have seen the original document and checked that the photocopy is a genuine and unaltered copy. The person must officially stamp, sign and date the copy.

Admission is guaranteed to University of Waikato Bachelor degrees provided you gain the following grades.

Bachelor of Arts At least a C grade in each paper. Bachelor of Business Analysis: An overall B grade average including at least a B grade in Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies, and at least a C grade in every other paper.

Bachelor of Communication Studies A minimum overall B grade average, with no less than a C grade in each paper.

Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design Applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students will need at least a C grade in each paper and must also provide a portfolio as specified by the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences.

Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences An overall B grade average including a B grade in Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies and at least a C in every other paper.

Bachelor of Electronic Commerce An overall B grade average including a B grade in Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies and at least a C grade in every other paper.

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Bachelor of Engineering An overall B grade average, including a B grade in Physics for Foundation Studies, B grade in either Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies and at least a C grade in every other paper. Students who intend to major in Materials and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering will additionally need to achieve a B grade in Chemistry for Foundation Studies.

Bachelor of Laws Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will need to have achieved exceptional grades for the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies.

Bachelor of Management Studies An overall B grade average including a B grade in Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies and at least a C in every other paper.

AL MUHANNAD AL BALUSHI

Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development

Foundation Studies Programme graduate

At least a C grade in each paper.

Through Foundation Studies, Al Muhannad studied a range of courses including physics, calculus, economics and a number of English papers. His decision to come to Waikato was brought about by receiving a scholarship, and the fact that Waikato has an exceptional software engineering program. He really enjoyed the Foundation Studies course because he improved his English language skills in the classroom by working as part of a group. Al Muhannad’s future plans include doing a four year software engineering degree at Waikato.

Bachelor of Music At least a C grade in each paper. In addition, students will need a grade 5 theory pass or better in the Australian Music Education Board, Trinity College or Royal College of Music examinations or a music qualification assessed as equivalent. Entry to the Performance programme requires successful completion of an audition administered by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

Bachelor of Science At least a C grade in each paper, including a C grade in each of two Science papers.

Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Computer Science or Mathematics) An overall B grade average including a B grade in Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies and at least a C in every other paper.

Bachelor of Science (Technology) At least a C grade in each paper, including a C grade in each of two Science papers.

Bachelor of Social Sciences At least a C grade in each paper.

Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies At least a C grade in each paper.

Bachelor of Tourism A minimum overall B grade average with no less than a C grade in each paper.

Bachelor of Teaching Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must gain at least a C grade in each of the eight papers. All applicants for professional teacher education programmes are required to attend a selection interview. Applicants must also complete the Bachelor of Teaching application form.

WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGE » Contact details: Hamilton Centre LAIN Building, Gate 1 Knighton Road, Hillcrest Private Bag 3105 Hamilton 3240, New Zealand Phone: +64 7 858 5600 Fax: +64 7 858 5694 Email: pathwayscollege@waikato.ac.nz Tauranga Centre 1st floor, 142 Durham Street Private Bag 12027 Tauranga 3143, New Zealand Phone: +64 7 577 5336 Fax: +64 7 577 5337 Email: tgcentre@waikato.ac.nz Web: www.waikato.ac.nz/pathways

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Fees and features

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Off-Campus accommodation

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International scholarships and financial aid

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Student support

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Study to immigrate

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Teaching and assessment dates

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Undergraduate English language requirements

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Graduate and postgraduate English language requirements

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Undergraduate academic entry requirements

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Personal information and the Privacy Act 1993

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The application process

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Application form

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On-Campus accommodation All Waikato’s Halls of Residence are on campus, providing the ultimate student experience. Living in the halls is a 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 inter-hall sports competitions to spur-of-the-moment adventures that build lifelong memories. The University of Waikato has four Halls of Residence on campus; Orchard Park, College Hall, Student Village, and Bryant Hall. Combined, they offer over 1000 on-campus beds, all in single rooms. At Waikato you won’t have to share a room with another student! The advantages of living in a Hall of Residence are that it is a great way to meet people, with student support and organised fun activities for residents throughout the year. The fully catered option provides students with their own room and they share facilities with other including the large dining room where students enjoy three meals per day, seven days per week. The self-catered option involves living in an apartment or cottage with up to five other students, (all in single bedrooms); cooking /cleaning independently. 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Students starting their studies in February/March will be required to sign a contract committing them to stay in the Hall for a full academic year – that is, until November of that year. Students starting their studies in July will be required to stay until November of that year. Students who are on a one-semester study abroad or exchange programme will be required to sign a contract committing them to stay in the Hall until the end of their studies at Waikato.

HALLS ACADEMIC PROGRAMME » programme includes study skills eg essay writing, critiquing and exam preparation » additional subject and individual tutorial help available » all residents are expected to participate » individual progress is monitored so students are fully supported

» College Hall

Please note: Places in the on-campus Halls are limited and not all students are able to be placed. Preference is given to students enrolling for a complete academic year. Applications must be made in advance.

COLLEGE HALL » » » » »

289 fully catered single study bedrooms six self-catered bedsits and four self-catered units option of single-sex floors lounge and snack-making facilities on each floor next to the pool, fields and squash and tennis courts

» Student Village

BRYANT HALL » » » » »

178 fully-catered single study bedrooms only 20-25 residents per floor four self-catered, fully-furnished cottages common areas with Satellite TV, pool tables and more close to the recreation centre, banks and public transport

STUDENT VILLAGE » » » » »

252 fully catered single study bedrooms eight self-catered, fully furnished units common areas with satellite TV, pool tables and more near the rec centre, banks and buses friendly and culturally diverse community

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26 self-catered cottages apply as an individual or with a group of friends single-sex or mixed sex options free weekly supermarket trips ideal Halls experience before living off-campus THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO

» Orchard Park


Fees and features FULLY CATERED

SELF-CATERED

College Hall

Student Village

Bryant Hall

No. of Rooms

289

252

178

People per Room

1

1

1

Cost per Week

$225

$225

Cost for 37 Weeks

$8325

Deposit

$300

College Hall

Student Village

Bryant Hall

Orchard Park

No. of Rooms

27

42

20

110

People per Flat

6 or 7

4, 6 or 7

5

4 or 6

$225

Cost per Week

$130

$130

$110

$105

$8325

$8325

Cost for 37 Weeks

$4810

$4810

$4070

$3885

$300

$300

Deposit

$300

$300

$300

$300

$100

$100

$100

Administration Fee

$100

$100

$100

Administration Fee $100

Activity Fee

$100

$100

$100

Activity Fee

$100

$100

$100

$100

Power

Included in weekly costs

Included in weekly costs

Additional

Additional

Min Residential Period in Weeks

37

37

37

37

Meals per Week

21

21

21

Min Residential Period in Weeks

37

37

37

Laundry

Coin operated

Coin operated

Coin operated

Laundry

Coin operated

Coin operated

Coin operated

Coin operated

Linen Hire

Duvet blanket, pillow provided $160/yr (incl laundry costs for sheets and pillowcase (if required))

Duvet blanket, pillow provided $160/yr (incl laundry costs for sheets and pillowcase (if required))

Duvet blanket, pillow provided $160/yr (incl laundry costs for sheets and pillowcase (if required))

Linen Hire

Duvet blanket, pillow provided $160/yr (incl laundry costs for sheets and pillowcase (if required))

Duvet blanket, pillow provided $160/yr (incl laundry costs for sheets and pillowcase (if required))

Duvet blanket, pillow provided $160/yr (incl laundry costs for sheets and pillowcase (if required))

Duvet blanket, pillow provided $40/yr for sheets and pillowcase (if required)

Phone

Communal for local calls. Limited rooms with phone access – own expense

Communal for local calls. Limited rooms with phone access – own expense

Communal for local calls. Limited rooms with phone access – own expense

Phone

Access available in bedrooms – own expense

Access available in bedrooms – own expense

Internet

Access available in bedrooms – own expense

Access available in bedrooms – own expense

Access available in bedrooms – own expense

Access available in bedrooms – own expense

Access available in bedrooms – own expense

Access available in bedrooms – own expense

Access available in bedrooms – own expense

Computer Room

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parking

Limited free parking

Limited reserved parking $100/yr

Limited reserved parking $200/yr

Limited reserved parking $75/yr

Smoking

Outside only

Outside only

Outside only

Outside only

Other Facilities

Library, TV rooms, leisure centre, bike and motorbike sheds

Library, TV rooms, leisure centre, bike and motorbike sheds

Library, games room, TV lounges, projector room, bike and motorbike sheds

Fully furnished. 1st year students welcome, disability access cottage, recreation room, spa, bike and motorbike shed

Internet

Computer Room

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parking

Limited free parking

Limited reserved parking $100/yr

Limited reserved parking $200/yr

Smoking

Outside only

Outside only

Outside only

Other Facilities

Library, TV rooms, leisure centre, bike and motorbike sheds

Library, TV rooms, leisure centre, bike and motorbike sheds

Library, games room, TV lounges, projector room, bike and motorbike sheds

» Current information may be found at the following website www.waikato.ac.nz/living/

» 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.

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Off-Campus accommodation OFF-CAMPUS FLATTING (SHARING A HOUSE) Students studying at Waikato are very lucky that the University is surrounded by a large amount of inexpensive private student accommodation very close to the University campus. More than 90% of the student population lives off-campus, and most live within a 15 minute walk of the campus. The University only offers single room Halls of Residence accommodation so all couples or families must live off-campus. In New Zealand, the leasing/renting of a house or apartment of your own, or more commonly with other students, is known as “flatting”. Older style apartments are known as “flats.”

WHERE TO LIVE IN HAMILTON The University of Waikato is located between the two suburbs of Hillcrest and Silverdale. When searching, note that the following suburbs are within a 15-minute bicycle ride from the university campus: Claudelands, Enderley, Fairview Downs, Hamilton East, Hayes Paddock, Hillcrest, Knox Street, Newstead, Peachgrove, Riverlea, Ruakura, Sherwood Park, Silverdale.

FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE Students who have not pre-arranged off-campus housing prior to arrival can request to be placed into temporary accommodation for a few days until they find a flat/house to live in. The University of Waikato Accommodation and Conference Services Office (ACSO) offers an Accommodation Advisory Service where you can gain assistance in finding private off-campus housing if you are not living in on-campus Halls of Residence.

» www.waikato.ac.nz/sasd/accom/accom.shtml The Accommodation Adviser keeps up-to-date listings of houses, flats, rooms in flats and boarding situations. Outside the Accommodation and Conference Services Office are large noticeboards which are continually updated with listings of available off-campus accommodation. Local newspapers and rental estate agents also carry listings of flats/houses available for rent.

COST OF OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION Cost of flatting (sharing) per week per person (based on recent figures with 2-4 flatmates) » Rent $75-$120 expect to pay $100+ for modern, warm accommodation

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» Food these costs only include the very basic essentials

$30-$40

» Miscellaneous Items always try to allow for unforeseen expenses

$20-$30

» Electricity, gas and phone

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Single students living off-campus should expect their accommodation to cost approximately NZ$200 per week for food and accommodation, and between $50-$100 per week for personal spending money. If you are living in shared rental accommodation such as a house or flat, remember that rent still has to be paid over the holidays, especially over the Christmas break, if you want to keep the flat for the next year and you are on a fixed term agreement. If a vacancy occurs in the flat, the remaining tenants have to pay proportionally more until the room is filled, as the full rent still has to be paid to the landlord. A number of self-contained 1-bedroom studio rooms are available very close to the university. These are suitable for one-person only and have been developed specifically for international students. Rooms are furnished, include private bathroom and basic cooking facilities and utilities (power/ water) and are available for NZ$200 per week. Meals are not included. For more information on furnished studio rooms contact the University of Waikato Accommodation & Conference Services Office.

SEARCHING ONLINE FOR OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION Prior to arrival in New Zealand it is possible to search online for houses, flats or available rooms. Please refer to the following websites: » Lodge Real Estate Rental Search www.lodgerentals.co.nz/?nav=rentsearch » Waikato Real Estate Rental Search www.wre.co.nz/ » Trademe Flatmate Search www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Rentals/ Choose “Waikato/Hamilton City/Hillcrest” and tick checkbox “search surrounding suburbs”. Handy tip: This www.trademe.co.nz website is a particularly good one as it enables you to search for a room in an established house close to the University, the day before you depart for New Zealand. Using the information provided above, search the suburbs surrounding the university. Avoid rooms in houses that have a room rental price of less than NZ$100 per week, as these tend to be “old and cold” in the winter. Email the current tenants to introduce yourself, and to set up a meeting when you arrive in Hamilton. www.trademe.co.nz is also a very useful website for determining the cost of living in New Zealand, buying cars, furniture, and all manner of other household items. » Also, check out the Student Rent website www.studentrent.co.nz which provides a free service for students who are looking for houses and flats to rent. All listings of the Waikato University accommodation office can be found on the Student Rent website too. This is a great site which is run by two Waikato Graduate students – for students.


ACCOMMODATION FOR COUPLES AND FAMILIES

HOMESTAY

Recent (2010) rental prices for private accommodation close to the university are as follows: » 1 bedroom flat in block (unfurnished, rental only)

NZ$145-$165 per week

» 2 bedroom flat in block (unfurnished, rental only)

NZ$180-$200 per week

» 2 bedroom unit (apartment) (unfurnished, more comfortable)

NZ$180-$240 per week

Homestay is when a student lives with a New Zealand family in their home. Students should be prepared for this experience to be very different to living with their own family. Generally students will have their own room and most meals provided. Students will be expected to keep their rooms tidy, do their own laundry, and to help with household duties. There will also be house rules to follow.

» 3 bedroom house (unfurnished, rental only)

NZ$260-$340 per week

The University will match a family as closely as possible to what students require and what the family is looking for.

If your children are accompanying you, note that they will pay international fees at local public schools unless you are enrolled in a PhD programme. International tuition fees for public primary and high school near the University range from NZ$10,000$13,000 per year, including uniform, textbook and activity costs.

As Homestays are with Hamilton families, they can be located throughout Hamilton City. Students living with Homestay families will usually need to take one or more modes of public transport to get to the University. Most Homestay families live within a 30 minute peak-hour commute of the university.

» For further information on the cost of living for international

Costs

students intending to bring family members to Hamilton, please contact the Waikato Migrant Resource Centre www.wmrc.org.nz

BOND / KEY MONEY

A non-refundable deposit and the first four weeks of homestay fees must be paid before a homestay placement can be made. Homestay fees are inclusive of food, power and laundry, but exclusive of telephone, internet and transport expenses.

A bond is an initial payment required for security by landlords when offering their premises for rental. Bonds are refundable at the end of the tenancy if accounts are paid in full and the flat or house is well maintained. Landlords can request a sum of money as a bond equivalent to 1-4 weeks rent. Extra fees that can be added to the bond payment include 2 weeks rent in advance or/and a Real Estate Agent’s fee which is usually equivalent to 1 week’s rent. In New Zealand, the bond is not held by the landlord, but is deposited in trust with the New Zealand Tenancy Board.

» For current homestay fee information please visit

FURNITURE

» A copy of the Code can be downloaded from the Ministry of

Students should check if the flat/apartment or house is fullyfurnished eg beds, fridge, washing machine, semi-furnished or unfurnished. Most houses for rent in New Zealand are unfurnished but there are plenty of ways to buy cheap, quality second-hand items. In most houses for rent students will need to provide their own basic necessities; bed, linen, chest of drawers, desk and light, etc.

www.waikato.ac.nz/international/students/general/ accommodation.shtml

APPLYING FOR ACCOMMODATION Please note that only the University Halls of Residence and homestay accommodation arranged by the University have been assessed under the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

Education website www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international

The accommodation application form will be included with the Offer of Place sent after an application to the University has been made.

» The accommodation application form can also be downloaded from www.waikato.ac.nz/international/accommod.htm

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES Most houses for rent do not provide whiteware (fridge, washing machine, etc). Students need to decide if these items are going to be rented or provided by individual flatmates. There are many companies in Hamilton that lease whiteware at an affordable price. www.trademe.co.nz is also a good place to search online for local secondhand furniture and appliances.

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Estimated tuition fees and costs 2011 International students are required by Immigration New Zealand to pre-pay one year’s tuition fees to the University of Waikato in order to be granted a student visa. Fees must be paid for each course a student is enrolled in. The University of Waikato charges fees on the basis of your course enrolment rather than by programme. The fees for courses vary between School/Faculty and sometimes within a School/Faculty. Each course offered at the University has a point’s value that indicates its weighting within your programme, and your fees will be calculated in terms of the total number of points of your enrolment. Most courses at undergraduate level are worth 15 or 20 points and the standard full-time load is 120 points per year.

In addition to tuition fees, all students are required to pay an annual fee for a number of university services. (Building levy, U-Leisure Services Levy, Fire Levy, Waikato Students’ Union Fee, Student Services Levy). The actual amount each student pays depends on their enrolment, but most full-time students will be required to pay approximately NZ$238 per year. This fee is paid at the time of enrolment. All fees are quoted in New Zealand Dollars (NZ $) and include New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Foundation Studies (Pre-university programme) Approximate annual tuition fees based on 120 points (full-time study) Foundation Studies (1 academic year)

FIXED INTERNATIONAL FEES (“FEE GRANDPARENTING”)

Undergraduate programmes

Fees for International Students starting a new qualification in 2011 will be held at the 2011 level for the normal length of the full-time qualification. This practice is known as “fee grandparenting” and enables students to estimate their fees for the normal duration of their qualification. The University reserves the right to increase the fees of future students not starting in 2011.

Undergraduate Certificate, Bachelor Degree, 1 year Graduate Diploma Approximate annual tuition fees based on 120 points (full-time study)

Please note: Fixed Fee grandparenting applies only if the student remains continuously enrolled in the programme of study. Annual fees cannot be fixed for students enrolling in a full-time PhD and paying discounted domestic tuition fees. Fixed Fee grandparenting applies to tuition fees only. It does not apply to non-tuition fees (eg Student Services Levy, Students Association Fees and other fees).

» Computer Graphic Design

NZ $20,700

» Education

NZ $16,860

» Teaching Training (Secondary)

NZ $19,775

» Teaching Training (Primary/ECE)

NZ $25,000

Annual Tuition Fees will be fixed for the following durations: » Bachelors degree: normal length of the qualification (continuous study)

» Arts and Social Sciences

NZ $17,190

» Geography, Music, Psychology

NZ $21,790

» Tourism

NZ $19,135

» Computer Science, Maths, Statistics

NZ $21,955

» Sport & Leisure Studies

NZ $16,860

» Law

NZ $20,095

» Management

NZ $19,135

» Māori & Pacific Development

NZ $16,860

» Master and MPhil: up to two years continuous study

» Science

NZ $21,955

» EdD: up to four years continuous study

» Engineering

NZ $23,920

» GradDip, PGDip only eligible for fixed fees when the qualification is studied across two academic years (“B” Semester + “A” Semester)

Postgraduate programmes

ESTIMATED 2011 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FEES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLING IN A NEW QUALIFICATION IN 2011 During each year of full-time study, a student will enrol in a number of courses. Each course is worth a number of “points”. A full-time student workload is 120 points per year. Actual fees for degree, diploma, and certificate programmes are charged on a per-course basis so will vary depending on actual number of courses selected at time of enrolment.

Bachelor(Hons), 1 year Postgraduate Diploma, Master Degree, Master Thesis Approximate annual tuition fees based on 120 points (full-time study) » Arts and Social Sciences

NZ $21,705

» Geography, Music, Psychology

NZ $23,760

» Tourism

NZ $20,775

» Computer Science

NZ $23,780

» Computer Graphic Design

NZ $20,700

» Mathematics and Statistics

NZ $21,955

» Education

NZ $21,290

» Law

NZ $22,665

So that you can estimate your annual tuition fees, we have displayed the approximate amount of tuition fees that will be payable each year for a full-time student workload of 120 points.

» Management

NZ $20,775

» Māori & Pacific Development

NZ $21,290

» Centre Science & Technology Education

NZ $21,290

Tuition fees are for a student workload of 1 Equivalent Full-time Student (EFTS) which is normally two semesters. A student enrolling in more than the regular full-time student workload will be required to pay additional tuition fees.

» Science

NZ $25,310

» Engineering (Postgraduate)

NZ $27,125

» Engineering (Master Thesis)

NZ $26,245

» For fee structure, please visit www.waikato.ac.nz/sasd/postrgraduate

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Executive Education » Master of Business and Management (MBM) – 15 month programme

Study abroad fees (Individual paper credits IPC) NZ $35,000

Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Education (EdD) » Arts and Social Sciences

NZ $23,575

» Geography, Music, Psychology

NZ $27,440

» Tourism

NZ $21,935

» Computer Science, Maths, Statistics

NZ $28,260

» Education

NZ $23,125

» Law

NZ $24,240

» Management

NZ $21,935

» Māori & Pacific Development

NZ $23,125

» Science

NZ $27,080

» Engineering

NZ $28,855

» International Global Change Institute

NZ $30,910

Approximate annual tuition fees based on 120 points (full-time study).

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) All new international PhD students, studying full-time, are eligible to pay Domestic New Zealand annual tuition fees. PhD fees are not subject to fixed fee grandparenting, and may be subject to annual increase. » Category A: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

NZ $3,765

» Category B: Computer Science, Fine Arts, Music & Performing Arts

NZ $4,045

» Category C: Engineering, Technology

NZ $4,045

» Category J: Business, Accountancy, Management, Law

NZ $3,765

» Category L: Science

NZ $4,045

Approximate annual tuition fees based on 120 points (full-time study).

(For a maximum of 70 points at the undergraduate level per semester.) » All undergraduate courses (1 semester enrolment) NZ $10,280 » All undergraduate courses (1 academic year enrolment) NZ $20,560 Exclusion: Study Abroad packages do not include the costs of field trips, text books or any additional resources that may be required for the courses enrolled in.

Waikato Pathways College English Language Study, IELTS Testing, English Teacher Training, Groups » Application Fee NZ $200 » Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) One Block (12 Weeks) NZ $4,650 » General English (Part-time) 15 hours per week (minimum 2 weeks enrolment) NZ $280 » General English (Full-time) 23 hours per week (minimum 2 weeks enrolment) NZ $375 » Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE Preparation 12 weeks NZ $4,650 » Cambridge RSA/CELTA 1 month, full-time NZ $3,000 » Individual Tuition (per hour) NZ $60

Other charges Halls Accommodation Deposit NZ $300 Under 18 Designated Caregiver Assessment NZ $200 Non-Refundable Homestay Application NZ $275 Homestay Fees (minimum 4 weeks) per week NZ $210 Airport Pickup NZ $80 Student Permit Renewal NZ $120 per application Immigration Paper Applications Assistance Fee NZ $60 per application » Credit Assessment Prior to Application NZ $100 » Bank Fee (charged when applicable) NZ $25 » Withdrawing from a course, and Tuition Fee Refunds An administration charge of 10%, including GST, is withheld from the refund of pre-paid tuition fees for students not enrolling at the University of Waikato prior to completing their enrolment or during the withdrawal period. » » » » » » »

Personal annual cost calculator (NZ$) Programme Name

Annual Tuition Fee

$

Additional Administration/Services Levy (paid at enrolment)

$

275.00

Travel/Medical Insurance ($41.25 per month, paid at enrolment)

$

550.00

Textbooks and stationery (estimated NZ$500 per semester)

$

1,000.00

Cost of living (single student – accommodation and food)

$

10,000.00

Other university related costs

$

ESTIMATED ANNUAL TOTAL

$

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International scholarships and financial aid NEW ZEALAND DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP (NZDS)

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

The New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID) New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) are awarded by NZAID on behalf of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The NZDS are awarded mainly for fulltime, multi-year postgraduate study and are awarded to students who will contribute to the social and economic development of their home country. There are limited awards for undergraduate study. New Zealand Development Scholarships cover tuition fees, enrolment/orientation fees, return economy travel, medical insurance, and an allowance to meet course and basic living costs. Limited assistance may be available for dependants in New Zealand for courses of study 18 months or longer. Selection criteria include the developmental relevance of the study, gender equality, employment history, student support, cultural and geographic considerations are also taken into account.

These are available to students from Canada and the United Kingdom and Commonwealth developing countries. These scholarships are to undertake a postgraduate Master or PhD programme at a New Zealand university and are awarded to students who will contribute to the human development needs of their home country. Commonwealth Scholarships cover up to two or three years postgraduate tuition fees, enrolment/ orientation fees, return economy travel, medical insurance, and an allowance to meet course and basic living costs. Limited assistance may be available for dependants in New Zealand for courses of study 18 months or longer.

» For more comprehensive information on the scholarships application and eligibility criteria, please refer to www.waikato.ac.nz/international/scholarships/

NZ INTERNATIONAL DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP (NZIDRS) International students who wish to study a research-based PhD in New Zealand are eligible to apply for the NZ International Doctoral Research Scholarship, provided by the New Zealand government. This scholarship is open to all countries and 40 scholarships are awarded annually, with the award based on academic merit. Each scholarship pays full tuition fees and NZ$18,000 living costs per annum for up to three years. A contribution is also made for travel expenses, medical insurance, books and thesis costs. Additional funds are not available to support accompanying family.

» For more information, and full selection criteria, please refer to www.newzealandeducated.com/scholarships/

NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE FEES SCHOLARSHIP (NZIUFS) International students who are not already in New Zealand and are applying to study an undergraduate programme in New Zealand are eligible to apply for the NZ International Undergraduate Fees Scholarship, provided by the New Zealand government. 28 scholarships are awarded annually, with the award based on academic merit. Students from Brunei, Brazil, Chile, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam are eligible to apply. Each scholarship pays full international tuition fees for up to six semesters of study.

» For more information and full selection criteria, please refer to www.newzealandeducated.com/scholarships/

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» For more comprehensive information on the scholarships and eligibility criteria, please refer to www.nzaid.govt.nz/scholarships/commonwealth.html or email schols@nzvcc.ac.nz

CHINESE STUDENT BANK LOAN SCHEME In conjunction with the New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS), this scheme allows students from the People’s Republic of China to take out a bank loan when they apply for a New Zealand Student Visa. CITIC Industrial Bank and Bank of China offer bank loans of between RMB300,000-600,000 for a duration of 3-6 years to eligible students.

» For more information, please refer to www.immigration.govt.nz/migrantgeneral/general information/ qanda/bankloanschemeforchinesestudents.htm or download the Mandarin information sheet www.waikato.ac.nz/ international/documents/BankloanChinese.doc

SIR EDMUND HILLARY SCHOLARSHIP Students who are academic high achievers and who excel at either the arts or sport, the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship provides the training and support needed to enhance performance in either area. Australian, French and German graduate scholars all of whom pay domestic fees are invited to apply for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship. Other international students will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarship winners receive: » a full tuition fees scholarship » free gym membership at the University Recreation Centre » coaching and training in the area of excellence » coaching in life skills and personal development

» For more information please contact the Waikato International at international@waikato.ac.nz

» Further information on the availability of financial assistance & grants for International students intending to study at The University of Waikato can be obtained from www.waikato.ac.nz/international/scholarships/


TE PIRINGA - FACULTY OF LAW GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Graduate Scholarship is valued at up to $5,000, and awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit in order to allow a meritorious candidate to participate in the programme. The scholarship is not restricted to graduates of the University of Waikato, and the holder of a scholarship may also hold other scholarships. Domestic and international students are invited to apply.

» For more comprehensive information on the scholarship application and eligibility criteria, please refer to www.waikato.ac.nz/law/info/scholarships/Master.shtml

BREN LOW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The value of the Bren Low Memorial Scholarship is at the discretion of the trustees but may be up to $4000. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students to study in the area of Public Relations. The scholarship is open to Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) and Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) students who are enrolling in a full-time programme in their final year of study towards the BCS or BMS in the next academic year, and who are majoring in public relations or management communication , have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have shown good overall academic performance , and are enrolled in or have completed MCOM235, MCOM237 and/or MCOM333 papers in Management Communication. Applications close on 1 August each year.

BRIAN SMITH MEMORIAL 499/599 SCHOLARSHIP The Brian Smith Memorial 499/599 Scholarship has a value of $1,500 and is awarded twice annually. The scholarship was established to enable a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Management Studies at the Waikato Management School to undertake research in a business situation. The research conducted will be towards their “499” or “599” Report of an Investigation paper. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal character. Applications close on 31 March and 31 August and are awarded in the year of application.

CAYNE DUNNETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The Cayne Dunnett Memorial Scholarship is open to students undertaking a Bachelor of Management Studies at Waikato University, and currently enrolled in their third year. The recipient of this award will receive the chance to undertake up to two months of sponsored summer work (and subsidised accommodation if required), in the Markets (Treasury) environment of the Bank of New Zealand in Wellington or Auckland. This scholarship will be awarded annually. Applications close 30 September. Subsequent to the summer work, the recipient may be eligible for a further one-off grant of $10,000. Conditions apply.

MBM “LIVING EXPENSES” SCHOLARSHIP Two “Living Expense” Scholarships of $NZ10,000.00 will be awarded to the two international Master of Business and Management participants who have achieved the highest GPA at the end of Part I of the MBM. The scholarships are awarded annually. In the event of two or more participants attaining the same GPA, the scholarship will be divided equally.

» For more comprehensive information on the above scholarship applications and eligibility criteria, please refer to http://wms-soros.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/Scholarships/Overviewl

US FINANCIAL AID The University of Waikato is accredited by the US Department of Education to administer US government funding on behalf of its citizens or eligible non-citizens who are enrolled at least half-time in an approved degree program, making satisfactory academic progress and not in default or owing a return or repayment on a grant or loan. There are five US federal loans that Waikato is approved to certify or assist with under our agreement: » The Stafford Subsidised Loan: based on financial need, the loan is referred to as “subsidized” because the US government pays the interest while you are in university at least half time » Stafford Unsubsidised Loans: based on financial need and you are responsible for paying the interest from the time the money is disbursed » Stafford PLUS (Parent): parents are eligible for this loan if their child is a dependent undergraduate student, if they meet certain credit guidelines and if the loan is certified by the university » Stafford PLUS (Graduate): graduate and professional students are eligible to borrow through the Federal PLUS Loan program on their own behalf to cover the difference between COA and all other awarded aid, after applying for other Stafford aid » Stafford Consolidated Loans: allow a student to group all applicable US federal student loans into one loan with a fixed rate and a single, lower monthly payment Waikato University has designed a user friendly ‘US Financial Aid Handbook’ to assist you as you navigate your way through the many options that you have in relation to funding your educational goals.

» To see the US Financial Aid handbook visit www.waikato.ac.nz/international/scholarships/staffordloans/

We encourage you to be actively involved in your loan programs, and throughout the lifetime of your loans here at Waikato, we will be committed to ensuring that you leave here with the lowest amount of debt possible.

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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 HEALTH

» For more information visit www.creche.waikato.ac.nz or phone 07 838 4034.

The Student Health Service will not charge the costs of your visits back to your insurance, therefore, there will be up front costs for your visits. If you are with Student Safe insurance, Student Health will charge the cost directly back to this insurer. Student Health is open five days a week, including student holidays. There is also a pharmacy on campus.

There is also a kohanga reo (a preschool where children are taught in the Māori language), Te Kohanga Reo o Nga Kuaka, near the University at 159 Silverdale Road. Places fill very quickly so enquire early, phone 07 856 2982.

COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT NETWORKS

STUDENT LEARNING SUPPORT

» Our team of counsellors can help you adjust to university life or assist you with any personal or study-related issues. » Our Accommodation Adviser will help you find a flat and give advice on tenancy issues. » A Student Financial Adviser can help you stretch your dollar further and provide free financial advice. » Waikato has an ecumenical chaplain, a Catholic priest and two Muslim prayer rooms. A number of religious student groups are affiliated to the Waikato Students’ Union.

Student Learning Support is available to assist students with a wide range of study-related problems. The main focus of Student Learning Support is to help students acquire the skills to become independent, self directed learners. All enrolled students of the University are welcome in Student Learning Support.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Disability Support Services provides students with disabilities access to a range of services, including lecture material, learning support, alternative examination arrangements, access to assistive technology, alternative formatting, ergonomic furniture, hearing equipment, specialist staffing and much more. For international students requiring some of the disability support services there will be a charge.

» For more info www.waikato.ac.nz/disability CHILDCARE Campus Crèche is across the road from Waikato’s main campus on Hillcrest Road. The crèche has facilities for 100 children from nursery to preschool ages.

CAREERS OFFICE Some of NZ’s largest employers come to campus seeking Waikato graduates. The careers office arrange employer presentations for companies who want to recruit our students. The careers office also provides free workshops on CV & cover letters, interviewing, career pathway and fear busting. There are also annual careers expos held at the beginning of each year for Accounting and General graduate opportunities.

» For more info www.waikato.ac.nz/careers STUDENT LEARNING SKILLS There are many differences between learning at university and learning at secondary school. The friendly tutors at Student Learning Support will be able to help when you have difficulty with an assignment or just want to develop a particular skill such as essay writing, note-taking or exam preparation. These services are free and include one-to-one appointments, daily drop-in sessions and regular learning skills tutorials.

Study to immigrate If you have completed a qualification at the University of Waikato that would qualify for points under the Skilled Migrant Category, you can now apply for a Graduate Work Permit on campus. The University offers this service through Waikato International. The Graduate Work Permit is valid for 12 months. You are eligible if: » you are on a valid permit at the time of your application. » you have completed a qualification at the University of Waikato (or any other New Zealand tertiary institution) » the qualification you hold will gain points under the Skilled Migrant Category. All courses that are Level 5 or higher gain points under skilled Migrant category

Immigration New Zealand awards bonus points if they think your qualification is especially valuable: » two years of full-time study in New Zealand towards a recognised qualification, or » recognised basic New Zealand qualification (eg trade qualification, diploma, bachelors degree, bachelors degree with honours), or » recognised postgraduate New Zealand qualification (Master or Doctorate) » your qualification will lead to a job offer within an area of skills shortage in NZ. You can check this on: www. immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/skilledmigrant/ LinkAdministration/ToolboxLinks/essentialskills.htm?level=1

» To learn more about the Skilled Migrant Category, view a Points

» To find the nearest Immigration New Zealand branch to

Indicator, and see if you have a recognised qualification visit www. immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/skilledmigrant/

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Teaching and assessment dates School Dates

Term 2 starts

Term 2 ends – 2 July

Term 3 starts

Term 3 ends – 24 Sept

Term 4 starts

Term 4 ends – 14 Dec

Term 1 starts

Term 1 ends

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10 January 2011 17 January 2011 24 January 2011 31 January 2011

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7 February 2011 14 February 2011 21 February 2011 28 February 2011 7 March 2011 14 March 2011 21 March 2011 28 March 2011 4 April 2011 11 April 2011 18 April 2011 25 April 2011

Holidays and Other Important Dates Teaching Recess Teaching Recess A Semester Cont.

5-6 April

Easter Monday and Holiday

25 April

ANZAC Day

Study Week Examinations Examinations Teaching Recess Enrolment B Semester Starts

7 June

Queen’s Birthday

Compulsory International student orientation

Teaching Recess Teaching Recess B Semester Cont.

Study Week Examinations Examinations Summer School 2

Summer School Starts

25 October

Labour Day

24 December 25 December 26 December

University closed Christmas Day Boxing Day

3-4 January 5 January

New Years Day and Holiday University reopens/Summer School Starts

31 January 6 February

Auckland Anniversary Day Waitangi Day (Sunday)

14 April 22 April 25-26 April 25-April

Kingitanga Day Good Friday Easter Monday and Holiday ANZAC Day

Examinations Examinations/Enrolment A Semester Starts

Teaching Recess Teaching Recess

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Undergraduate English language requirements The University of Waikato teaches in the medium of English and students require competence in this language to be admitted to this University and to be successful in their studies. Students with qualifications from countries such as Bahrain, Canada, Cook Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Soloman Islands, South Africa, Sweden, Tonga, USA, and Vanuatu would usually indicate that English is their first language or that English was the language of previous study if this is the case. Please note that applicants who have studied in some countries in which English is the medium of instruction may still be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English language and are considered on a case-by-case basis.

NORWAY Students who have attained a Grade 4 or higher in English Level 1 from the Norwegian first level/year of Upper Secondary School (Videregående Skoler), where 2 is the lowest passing grade and 6 is the highest grade, are not required to provide IELTS or TOEFL results to verify their English language ability.

SWEDEN Students who have a “VG” (Pass with Distinction) or “MVG” (Pass with Honours) grade in Level “B” English language from Senior High School in Sweden are not required to provide IELTS or TOEFL results to verify their English language ability.

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide satisfactory evidence of English language proficiency, generally in the form of an IELTS or TOEFL score. Scores can vary according to the qualification sought. In some cases IELTS or TOEFL requirements may be waived. Consideration for a waiver will be given where:

Please note: The English language requirements may be subject to change in subsequent years. Each School of Study/Faculty reserves the right to request an IELTS or TOEFL score or equivalent.

» English was the language of instruction in the last two years of secondary/tertiary studies. Students need to provide evidence of this at the time of application

Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences – undergraduate students with an IELTS score of less than 7.0 or a paper-based TOEFL score of less than 600 will be required to enrol in and pass the paper ESLA101 Academic Writing and Research in their first semester of enrolment.

» successful completion of the Level 7 Certificate of Academic English Language (CAEL) programme at The University of Waikato Pathways College with a B grade average and no less than C in any section

Bachelor of Teaching – upon completion of study, students must be able to demonstrate a minimum score of IELTS 7.0 in each area of competence to gain teacher registration with the New Zealand Teachers Council.

» successful completion of the Foundation papers CAFS001 and CAFS002 with no less that B grades in each » a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in NCEA English; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing and on the approved list for NCEA Literacy

Students are encouraged to develop their confidence in speaking and writing English and as such should choose an English as a Second Language paper as one of their elective papers. Please refer to http://papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/ESLA/

MALAYSIA Students who have achieved SPM English A1 or A2 or STPM General English B grade or above are not required to provide IELTS or TOEFL results to verify their English language ability.

Undergraduate English language requirements IELTS

TOEFL paper based

TOEFL computer based

TOEFL internet based

Overall band

Writing band

All bands

TOEFL

TWE

TOEFL

Essay Rating

TOEFL

Writing Score

Undergraduate Degrees within the Waikato Management School

6.0

-

6.0

550

5.0

213

5.0

79

20

Undergraduate Degrees within the Faculty of Science & Engineering

6.0

-

6.0

550

5.0

213

5.0

79

20

Programme of Studies

Undergraduate Degrees within Te Piringa - Faculty of Law

6.5

6.0

-

600

5

-

-

79

20

Bachelor of Teaching within the Faculty of Education

6.5

6.0

-

600

5

-

-

79

20

All other Undergraduate Degrees

6.0

6.0

-

550

5.0

213

5.0

79

20

Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies

5.5

5.0

-

525

-

197

-

-

-

All English language waivers are considered at the discretion of the Dean of the relevant School/Faculty on a case by case basis. IELTS results must be within 2 years of enrolment period. TOEFL results must be submitted via the TOEFL testing centre, University of Waikato institution code is 9484. Undergraduate = Bachelor, Diploma and Certificate level (excluding Waikato Pathways College Certificates). 124

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Grad / postgraduate English language requirements The University of Waikato teaches in the medium of English and students require competence in this language to be admitted to this University and to be successful in their studies. Students with qualifications from countries such as Bahrain, Canada, Cook Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Soloman Islands, South Africa, Sweden, Tonga, USA, and Vanuatu would usually indicate that English is their first language or that English was the language of previous study if this is the case. Please note that applicants who have studied in some countries in which English is the medium of instruction may still be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English language and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide satisfactory evidence of English language proficiency, generally in the form of an IELTS or TOEFL scores. Scores can vary according to the qualification sought. In some cases IELTS or TOEFL requirements may be waived. Consideration for a waiver will be given where: » English was the language of instruction in the last two years of tertiary studies. Students need to provide evidence of this at the time of application Please note: Each School of Study/Faculty reserves the right to request an IELTS, TOEFL score or equivalent. The English language requirements may be subject to change in subsequent years.

Graduate and postgraduate English language requirements IELTS

TOEFL paper based

TOEFL computer based

TOEFL internet based

Overall band

Writing band

All bands

TOEFL

TWE

TOEFL

Essay Rating

TOEFL

Writing Score

Graduate Diplomas – Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

6.0

6.0

-

550

5.0

213

5.0

90

22

Master/Postgraduate – Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

6.5

6.0

-

577

5.0

233

5.0

90

22

PGDipSLT and MA(App) in Applied Linguistics

6.5

6.0

Master/Postgraduate and Graduate Diplomas within the Waikato Management School

6.5

Master/Postgraduate and Graduate Diplomas within the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

6.5

Master/Postgraduate and Graduate Diplomas within the School of Science and Engineering

6.5

Master/Postgraduate and Graduate Diplomas within Te Piringa - Faculty of Law

6.5

Graduate Diploma in Teaching Master/Postgraduate and Graduate Diplomas (Not Teaching) within the Faculty of Education Master/Postgraduate – School of Māori & Pacific Development

Programme of Studies

-

-

-

-

-

100

22

6.0

577

5

233

5

90

22

-

577

5.0

233

5.0

90

22

6.0

577

5

233

5

90

22

6.0

-

600

5.5

-

-

90

22

7.0

-

7.0

600

5

-

-

100

22

6.5

6.0

-

577

5.0

233

5.0

90

22

6.5

6.0

-

577

5.0

233

5.0

90

22

6.0

All English language waivers are considered at the discretion of the Dean of the relevant School/Faculty on a case by case basis. IELTS results must be within 2 years of enrolment period. TOEFL results must be submitted via the TOEFL testing centre, University of Waikato institution code is 9484.

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Undergraduate academic entry requirements ENTRANCE GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS FROM SELECTED COUNTRIES The following admission guidelines do not guarantee entry into a programme of studies. Each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. If your qualification or country is not listed, please contact Waikato International international@waikato.ac.nz New Zealand

NCEA University Entrance; or The University of Waikato Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies; or successful completion of a recognised Foundation Studies programme

Australia

Year 12 High School Certificate with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR – formally known as TER/UAI/ITI) of at least 69.6 or for QLD, an OP of 14 or lower

Bahrain

One year of successful study at a recognised* institution of university standing

Bangladesh

Successful completion of a three year Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from a recognised University; or one year successful study towards a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) at a recognised* University

Brazil

One year successful study at a recognised* institution of university standing

Canada

High School Diploma with 65% overall average/Grade 12 Certificate with 60% across 6 subjects including English

Chile

One year successful study at a recognised* institution of university standing

People’s Republic Successful completion of Senior High School Graduation plus one year successful study at a recognised* institution of university standing; or two years’ successful academic study at a recognised* Junior College of China Colombia

One year of successful study at a recognised* institution of university standing.

Denmark

Studentereksamen with an average grade of 6.0 or better; or Hojere Forberredelseseksamen with an average grade of 6.0 or better; or Hojere Teknisk Examen; or Hojere Handelseksamen

Fiji

USP Foundation Year, with 7 passes with a minimum of a C in Communication; or Fiji Form Seven, with a score of 250 or better with passes in 4 subjects plus a 50% or better in English; or South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) with a minimum of 3 B grades

Finland

Successful completion of Ylioppilastutkinto or Studentexamen

France

Baccalaureat de L’Enseignement du Second Degre with a minimum of 10; or Diplome de Bachelier de L’Enseignement du Second Degre with a minimum of 10

Germany

Successful completion of Abitur or Zeugnis der Allgemeine Hochschulreife

Ghana

West African GCE Advanced Level examinations with at least three C grades. All passes must be gained in the same sitting

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations with at least three C grades. All passes must be gained in the same sitting

India

After 12 years of schooling, All India Senior School Certificate or Higher Secondary School Examination with a minimum grade average of 75% including English 60%

Indonesia

One year of successful study at a recognised* University; or successful completion of a Diploma II from a recognised tertiary institution; or an overall average of 8.5 or more in SMU

Iran

Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe); or Associate Degree (Kardani/Fogh Diplom)

Iraq

One year successful study at a recognised* institution of university standing

Japan

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho with a B grade average

Jordan

Successful completion of a Diploma from a Community College or recognised* tertiary institution

Kazakhstan

Diploma of specialised Secondary Education or one year successful study at a recognised* institution of university standing

Republic of Korea Successful completion of a Diploma at a recognised* Junior College; or successful completion of an Associate degree

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Kuwait

Successful completion of a Diploma from a recognised* tertiary institute

Malaysia

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with at least three C grades; or Unified Examination Certificate of the Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary School system with a maximum of 15 points over six academic subjects, including one of Chemistry, Physics or Advanced Mathematics

Mexico

One year successful study at a recognised* institution of university standing

Nepal

A Diploma or Bachelor degree from Tribhuvan University; or Successful completion of a Post-Proficiency Certificate / Post-Higher Secondary Education Certificate

Netherlands

VWO – Gymnasium A or B; VWO – Atheneum A or B with a minimum average of 6.0

Nigeria

Successful completion of Advanced National Technical Certificate at a recognised* tertiary institution; or Advanced National Commercial Certificate at a recognised* tertiary institution

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Norway

Successful completion of the Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skole

Pakistan

Successful completion of a Bachelor (Pass) from a recognised* tertiary institution

Peru

Especialista profesional

Russia

Successful completion of the Diploma of Completed Specialised Secondary Education (Diplom ob okanchanii srednego spetsial’nogo uchebnogo zavedeniya)

Saudi Arabia

Successful completion of a 2 year Diploma or Associate Degree from a recognised* College of Technology or Higher Technical Institute

South Africa

National Senior Certificate with admission to South African Universities

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan GCE Advanced Level examinations with an aggregate score of at least 180 out of 400, at least passing grades (S) in three of the subjects sat and a grade of at least 25% in the fourth subject

Sweden

Successful completion of Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Avgansbetyg/Slutbetyg)

Switzerland

Maturite Specialisee; or Maturitat; or Maturita Professionale

Taiwan

Senior High School and a two year Junior College Diploma; or Junior High School and a five year Junior College Diploma

Thailand

One year of successful study at a recognised* institution of university standing

Tonga

South Pacific Form Seven Certificate with a minimum of 3 B grades

Turkey

On-Lisans Diplomasi at a recognised* tertiary institution

UAE

Successful completion of a Higher Diploma from a recognised* Higher College of Technology

USA

High School Diploma plus SAT score of at least 1000 combining the Critical Reading and Mathematics scores; or High School Diploma and ACT scores with at least 24 in every section; or GED Certificate with at least 50% in each test and a SAT score of at least 1000 combining the Critical Reading and Mathematics scores

Vietnam

Successful completion of Tot nghiep cao dang or Chung chi dai hoc dai coung from a recognised* tertiary institution

International

Grades of 3 or higher in each of at least 4 subjects in the Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID)

International Cambridge

A or AS levels with a minimum of 120 points on the UCAS Tariff and a minimum grade of D in each of 3 subjects equivalent to those in the Approved Subject List in the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) or Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)

International GCE

When taken in countries other than the UK, applicants must have obtained at least 3 results and must have achieved at least 1 grade at Level C or above in the GCE ‘A’ Levels. A result in General Studies cannot be included among the 3 on which the application is based

International IB

Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (24 points minimum)

*Recognised Tertiary Institutions and Universities are those which are recognised by The University of Waikato. To find out whether yours is a recognised tertiary institution or University, please contact the Waikato International.

SPECIAL ADMISSION Students over 20 years of age (at the start of the semester they are applying for) with successful post secondary education and/ or work experience may be considered for Special Admission to a Bachelor degree if they do not meet the academic requirements. Applications are considered on a case by case basis with the decision being made by the relevant School or Faculty. Approval is based on the following: » the applicants’ submission – this must include a student statement identifying their reasons for applying to University, why they wish to do the course they have chosen and how their background (academic or work/life experience) has helped prepare them for this study. » the proposed programme of study » the applicant’s past academic achievements and » evidence of the applicant’s level of preparedness for university study.

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Grad / postgraduate academic entry requirements GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA

A Graduate Certificate is generally a one-semester coursework qualification consisting of undergraduate papers. It is designed as a bridging programme for students who wish to undertake postgraduate study and research in an area different from that of their prior formal qualifications.

A Postgraduate Diploma is generally a two-semester coursework qualification consisting of graduate papers at 500 level. A Postgraduate Diploma provides professional training in a specialist discipline building on knowledge in a prior degree and a pathway to research study.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Students must be graduates of a recognised Bachelors degree.

Students must be graduates of a recognised Bachelors degree with a B/B+ grade average. Students must also have a major in the relevant subject area with a B/B+ grade average.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA A Graduate Diploma is generally a two-semester coursework qualification consisting of 120 points at undergraduate level. Graduate Diplomas are often called bridging diplomas and students may be asked to complete one if they wish to study a new subject at graduate level. They are intended to provide the equivalent of a major in a subject other than that in which the student has majored in their Bachelors degree. Science and Engineering majors may require additional papers to be completed beyond the Graduate Diploma.

Entry requirements Students must be graduates of a recognised Bachelors degree with a B/B+ grade average. Students changing majors may be placed in a Graduate Diploma in the first instance.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA TEACHING (PRIMARY AND SECONDARY) A selection process applies for this degree and students will be required to participate in a phone interview. The Faculty of Education Supplementary Application Form must be submitted in addition to the International Application Form. Students must be graduates of a recognised Bachelors degree.

BACHELOR WITH HONOURS Bachelor with Honours degrees are one year full-time programmes normally comprising four graduate papers and continuing the subject taken as a major in a Bachelors degree. Within some School of Study/Faculties the degree is a qualification in its own right and may also be an intermediate stage leading on to a one year Master degree. The degree is awarded with a class of Honours.

Entry requirements Students must be graduates of a recognised Bachelors degree with a B/B+ grade average. Students must also have a major in the relevant subject area with a B/B+ grade average.

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MASTER DEGREE

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (EDD)

The University of Waikato offers one or two year Master’ qualifications. The one year Masters generally follows a Bachelor with Honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in the same subject. The programme consists of a combination of coursework and research. The two year Masters generally follows an undergraduate degree in the same subject. The programme normally comprises of eight papers; a combination of coursework and research.

Professional doctorates are designed for students who have had relevant professional experience or who wish to combine Doctoral studies with continuing employment in a professional setting. Professional doctorates include a series of directed studies or coursework in addition to a thesis. This programme, consists of four papers which are equivalent to one year’s fulltime study (Part One), and a thesis (Part Two) with at least two years of full-time research.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Students must be graduates of a recognised Bachelors degree (of 3-4 years) with advanced study, and have a B/B+ in the subject in which they intend to major for their Master degree. Some School of Study/Faculties require an Honours degree with a B/B+ grade average for eligibility to apply for a Master degree. Where the above requirement is not met, a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor with Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in the appropriate major subject may be required.

A Bachelors with Honours or Masters degree with at least Second Class Honours (First Division) or Distinction is required. Entrance is at the discretion of the Postgraduate Studies Committee.

MASTER OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES ACCELERATED PROGRAMME Entry requirements Entry is on a case-by-case basis. To be considered for entry students must be graduates of a recognised Bachelors degree with an A- (75%) or better average overall, and in the major area they wish to study. Students who have narrowly missed these entry criteria will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students will be required to maintain a 65% average to remain in the accelerated programme.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) The PhD degree is awarded after the examination of a thesis (generally takes three years full-time) of supervised research and significant parts of the work should be worthy of publication at international level. Normally there are no taught classes for this qualification.

Entry requirements A Bachelors with Honours or Masters degree with at least Second Class Honours (First Division) or Distinction is required. Entrance is at the discretion of the Postgraduate Studies Committee.

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil) The MPhil involves a research programme in which the candidates receive training in research methodology and techniques, critical evaluation, literature analysis and debate. Normally there are no taught classes for this qualification.

Entry requirements A Bachelors with Honours or Masters degree with at least Second Class Honours (First Division) or Distinction is required. Entrance is at the discretion of the Postgraduate Studies Committee.

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Glossary of terms 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 at Waikato. 100, 200, 300, 400 Levels: These refer to the different levels at which papers are taught and are usually associated with years of study. First year (100 level) papers are more general while fourth year (400 level) papers are more advanced. Bachelors Degree: This is a first degree. It is sometimes also called an undergraduate degree. It takes a minimum of three or four years of study to complete. Calendar: The University’s official record of rules and regulations, staff, papers, dates, etc. It is available online at http://calendar.waikato.ac.nz Campus: The grounds and buildings of the University are known as the campus. Conjoint Degree: This is a special programme in which you study for two Bachelors degrees at the same time, eg BA/LLB (Arts and Law). Some universities call this a double degree. Discipline: A general subject area, eg History, Chemistry. EFTS (Equivalent Full-time Student): This relates directly to points – 120 points equate to one EFTS. StudyLink uses this information. Electives: These are papers from outside your major which you choose. An elective can be from almost any subject taught within the University. Graduate: A person who has been awarded a university degree. Lectures: 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 lecturer stands at the front of the lecture theatre and speaks, writes on the board and shows overheads and videos while you listen and note down the most significant information. These notes are important as they form the starting point from which you will do further research. Major: This is the main subject in your degree. A double 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. Paper: These are the courses you will study during the academic year. To complete each paper, you will be required to participate in a range of lectures, tutorials and maybe some practical work. Each paper is assessed and, on passing, you will gain points towards a degree. Points: 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 point equates to approximately 10 hours’ total work; so a student might expect to spend about 150 hours in total for a 15 point paper. Postgraduate: This refers to study above undergraduate level. 130

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Prerequisite: A prerequisite is a requirement to have studied a subject to a certain standard before you can enrol in that particular paper, eg 14 credits at NCEA Level 3. At university, different papers may have a prerequisite requirement to have passed another paper, eg you may have to complete a specific first year paper before you can enrol in a particular second year paper. Programme of Study: The papers that you are enrolled in each year make up your programme of study for that year. Most full-time first year programmes will include eight papers. Restriction: A restriction against a paper means you cannot do that paper if you have done a paper with similar content, eg JAPA102 is restricted against JAPA232. School of Study/Faculty: The Schools of Studies represent a broad division of learning within the University. Each consists of a number of different departments. Waikato has one School of Study and six Faculties. Semester: Similar to a school term, a semester is a teaching period of approximately 12 weeks. There are two semesters per year and they 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 Waikato’s papers are semester papers but there are some full year and Summer School papers. Specialisation: A specialisation is a study theme within a degree that enables you to focus on a particular area of interest, eg you can do a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science and with a specialisation in Artificial Intelligence. Subject: An area of study, eg Accounting, Biology, History. Summer School: This begins on 7 January 2008 and runs for six weeks, followed by a week of examinations. Summer School papers can be used to catch up on failed papers, fit in with other commitments, reduce workload in other semesters and as a “kick-start” to some graduate programmes. Supporting Subject: This is a subject that is studied in some depth but not in as much depth as the major subject. Timetable: Your timetable is your programme of lectures and tutorials. You can check your timetable at http://timetable.waikato.ac.nz Tutorials: In addition to attending lectures, you will attend tutorials or “tutes” as they are more commonly known. There will be fewer people in your tutorial than at your lecture, usually 20-25 students. The tutorial is led by a tutor who may be a postgraduate student or a member of the academic staff (your tutor is not usually your lecturer). In tutorials, you talk about issues that have arisen out of the lectures and the readings you have been doing. Sometimes there are exercises or small tests to complete. As well as leading the tutorial group, the tutor is responsible for marking your essays and assignments. Undergraduate: A person who is studying at university for a first degree is known as an undergraduate. Vice-Chancellor: The head of the University. At Waikato, the Vice-Chancellor is Professor Roy Crawford.


Personal information and the Privacy Act 1993 Students should read this information before completing the International Application Form.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED The information sought on the International Application Form and associated documents is required to enable the University to fulfil its function and Charter obligations under the Education Act 1989. This information will be held by the University and used in the following ways: 1. Within the University, relevant personal information about you, including your personal photograph will be available to those members of the University staff responsible for: a. Your enrolment and academic progress through the University b. Calculating your tuition fees and other charges c. Establishing and maintaining your academic record d. Administering assessment processes e. Providing tuition, appropriate academic advice and support f. Providing students services, accommodation, liaison services and learning development g. Providing library and information technology services

FALSE OR MISLEADING INFORMATION If you supply information to the University that is found to be misleading or false, the University will review your enrolment. The University may also take appropriate legal action.

HOLDING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION The personal information you supply will be held permanently within the University’s record system. While you remain enrolled at the University you will be asked to annually update any information that has changed.

COMPLIANCE WITH THE PRIVACY ACT 1993 The University of Waikato undertakes to collect, update, use, store, disclose and exchange personal information in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993. The University will, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, make available to you on request the personal information it collects from you, and it will make any appropriate correction to that information to ensure that the information held is accurate. If you have any further questions about the implications of collection, holding, use and disclosure by the University of any of your personal information, please contact the Waikato International at international@waikato.ac.nz

h. Managing the Alumni Association Inc. 2. Some personal information will be made available to the Waikato Students’ Union Inc. about their current members, for purposes relevant to the Association’s constitution. 3. The University may be required by certain legislation to provide relevant personal information to certain agencies, including: a. The Ministry of Education b. The Inland Revenue Department c. The New Zealand Police d. The Department of Justice e. Agencies that award scholarships and prizes and other forms of fees support 4. Some personal information will be used by the Ministry of Education in an authorised information matching programme for the purposes of the International Student Index. 5. Relevant personal information about international students may be provided to: a. The Department of Immigration b. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 6. Some personal information may be supplied to another educational institution if you are enrolled for a programme which is part of a qualification that is formally associated with that institution. 7. Relevant personal information may be supplied to another institution if you have transferred to that institution. 8. The University may advise your secondary school when you graduate from The University of Waikato.

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The application process APPLICATION DEADLINES The following application deadlines are set to allow time for the processing of applications, and for the applicant to make relevant arrangements prior to departing for Waikato. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must be aware that late applications may not be accepted by the Faculty and there may not be enough time for pre-departure arrangements before the University start date. Semester A (Late February – June): Closing date for applications is 1 December of year prior to start date. Semester B (July – November): Closing date for applications is 1 May. Please note: Application processes for research degrees are generally longer than those of taught programmes. Research studies are also subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor. » Obtain an International Application Form from this Prospectus, request a copy from Waikato International or an overseas representative, or download from the University of Waikato International website www.waikato.ac.nz/ international/students/prospective/applicationprocess. shtml or apply online at www.waikato.ac.nz » Complete all sections of the application form. Please note: There is a separate application form for students wanting to pursue a MPhil, PhD or EdD. Students also require a supplementary form if applying for Teacher Education, and Computer Graphic Design. » Prepare all relevant documentation according to the checklist on the application form. » Forward the application form (or documents if you have applied online) and all supporting documentation to the Enrolment Office before the application deadline. Students should apply earlier than the stated deadline because some programmes have limited numbers.

ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO All students applying to The University of Waikato must meet the appropriate academic and English Language entry criteria. School of Study/Faculties/College may have additional entry requirements for some qualifications. All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are advised to check current requirements with Waikato International.

REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES The University has representatives in many countries around the world.

» For a full listing please contact Waikato International by email on international@waikato.ac.nz

THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO PhD APPLICATION PROCEDURE 1. You will need to check whether there is a potential supervisor available to supervise your research. You may find the following link useful as it gives you information about the researchers at our university and their research interests. http://research.waikato.ac.nz/experts/departments.shtml 132

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2. Please check whether you meet the entry requirements for PhD study. Detailed information can be found at www.waikato.ac.nz/learning/higherdegrees.shtml 3. If you are interested in applying, please download a copy of PhD Application Form from www.waikato.ac.nz/international/documents/PhD.pdf You will find a document checklist on the application form. Please prepare all the documents required. All the documents need to be either original or correctly verified by someone who has suitable standing (eg Justice of Peace, Notary Public, Authorised agents of the University of Waikato, etc). PhD study does not have to follow the normal semester start date. Therefore there is no deadline for applications. The postal address can be found on the last page of the application form. A guide to preparing Higher Degree Thesis proposals can be found at www.waikato.ac.nz/sasd/files/pdf/postgraduate/ form_1.pdf 4. Your application will be assessed by the Enrolment Office, your School of Study/Faculty and the Postgraduate Committee of the University of Waikato. It takes about 6-8 weeks to complete the assessment (some may take longer or shorter depending on the specific situation). 5. Once your application is approved, you will receive a letter of offer confirming this and it also gives you instructions about payment, accommodation, visa application, etc. You can also find relevant information at www.waikato.ac.nz/ international/students/prospective/prearrival.shtm 6. Scholarship information – Please note that the University of Waikato does not offer scholarships to international students. However you may visit the following link to check whether you are eligible for any other scholarships. www.waikato. ac.nz/international/scholarships/index.shtml

» Information on Research Centres at the University of Waikato can be found on page 11.

THE BENEFITS OF DOCTORAL STUDY AT WAIKATO » The New Zealand PhD is VERY attractive, due to a number of important benefits to international students » No International Tuition Fees. You will pay the same fees as New Zealanders. Annual supervision fees of approximately NZ$4500 per year (for three years) » An automatic 20 hours Work Visa » No school tuition fees for children of PhD student to study at public Primary or High School » An unrestricted work visa for husband/wife of PhD student » A 1 year work visa after completion of PhD. Immigration points if you are considering applying for NZ Permanent Residency (PR) Please note: PhD study must be full-time in order to qualify for these benefits.


Application to enrol form for new international students •

This application form is for international students who are NEW to the University of Waikato. Complete this form or apply online at www.waikato.ac.nz

For further information, refer to the International Prospectus, the website www.waikato.ac.nz/international, or email international@waikato.ac.nz

MPhil, PhD, MBA, Teacher Education and Computer Graphic Design applicants must also complete supplementary forms Application deadlines: 1 December (year before) for entry in Semester A (February) 1 May (same year) for entry in Semester B (July) MPhil / PhD / EdD / SJD applications will be accepted throughout the year

Intended year of study ID Number office use

S E C T I O N 1 – YO U R D E TA I L S Postal address

You must supply a verified copy of your birth certificate or passport and evidence of any change of name Attached

The University will use this address to contact you at all times. Please advise the Student Information Centre (info@waikato.ac.nz) when your contact details change.

Family name

Number and Street

(Your legal surname)

First name

Suburb

(Your legal first name)

City

Second name(s)

Post Code

State Previous name(s) This was my

Country Family name

First name

Telephone Cell phone

Preferred name(s) This is my Gender

Family name

First name

Fax

Male

Female

Email

Date of birth Day

Month

You will be issued with a University email account once your enrolment is complete.

Year

Will you be a resident in New Zealand for the period of your study? Yes No

Emergency contact details Name

Citizenship Please state country of citizenship and supply a verified copy of your passport Attached

Number and Street

Suburb City

Ethnic Identity To which ethnic group(s) do you belong? Tick up to three boxes African

Japanese

Australian

Korean

British / Irish

Latin American

Cambodian

Middle Eastern

Chinese

Niuean

Cook Island Māori

Polish

Dutch

Samoan

Fijian

South Slav

Filipino

Sri Lankan

German

Tokelauan

Greek

Tongan

Indian

Vietnamese

State Country Telephone Agency or University / School Partner Name Number and Street

Suburb City

Country

Other Asian

Telephone

Other Pacific Island Groups Other Southeast Asian Other

Post Code

State

Italian Other European

Post Code

Cell phone Fax Email

New Zealand European / European / Pakeha New Zealand Māori Iwi (optional) Agency / University / School Stamp


S E C T I O N 2 – S E C O N DA RY S C H O O L R E C O R D Name of School

Country

Highest Secondary School qualification

Date completed

(Month)

(Year)

(Month)

(Year)

English was the medium of instruction of my previous study. Documentary evidence required

(years)

I am currently attempting a final year qualification. Date results will be available Name of Examination A verified copy of results is required

SECTION 3 – ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Please tick all options that apply to you English is my first language

I have already applied to study English at the UOW Pathways College. If yes, what is the start date for the English programme I have taken an English proficiency test (IELTS or TOEFL or equivalent) Test date

English test name

Overall result (if known)

Documentary evidence required Writing band (if known)

I will take an English proficiency test on

(date)

I am currently in level

of English language study

at

(Institution / School)

I have attached a letter from my English language teacher or academic professor

S E C T I O N 4 – T E RT I A RY S T U DY R E C O R D Is this application for your first year at a tertiary institution?

Yes (go to Section 5)

No (complete this section)

Complete details if you are enrolling or have previously enrolled at another university, college of education, polytechnic, wānanga, or private training establishment overseas or in New Zealand. Verified copy of academic records supplied.

Year

Institution

Country

Qualification

Years enrolled Qualification completed From

To

Yes ✔

Year

If you are applying for an undergraduate programme and have previously studied at a tertiary institution, you may be eligible for credit from your previous study. Credit is not usually available for Foundation Studies or Graduate and Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas. For further information visit www.waikato.ac.nz/sasd/enrolment/credit.shtml

SECTION 5 – MAIN ACTIVITY Indicate your main activity on 1 October last year. Tick only one Secondary school student

Self-employed

College of education student

Wānanga student

Unemployed or other beneficiary

University student

Houseperson or retired

Private training establishment student

Wage or salary earner

Polytechnic student

Overseas

SECTION 6 – DISABILITIES Do you live with long term effects of injury, illness or disability? For further information visit www.waikato.ac.nz/disability Type of disability. Tick as applicable

Yes

No

Blind

Hearing impaired

Physical / mobility

Speech

Deaf

Medical

RSI / OOS (Occupational Overuse)

Temporary

Head injury

Mental health

Specific learning disability

Visually impaired

Other, please describe


Choice of qualification

A P P L I C A N T ’ S I N F O R M AT I O N ID Number (if known)

Full name

office use

S E C T I O N 7 . 1 – F I R S T C H O I C E O F Q UA L I F I C AT I O N Proposed start date

Year

Summer School, January

Exchange / Study Abroad students please indicate which semesters

Semester A

Semester A, February

Semester B, July

Semester B

Semesters A + B

Qualification School of Study / Faculty / College Major / Field / Subject

1 2

Do you expect to complete your qualification this year?

Yes, I need

papers or

Do you want to apply for credit for papers taken at another university or tertiary institution?

points to complete Yes

No No

S E C T I O N 7 . 2 – S E C O N D C H O I C E O F Q UA L I F I C AT I O N In case you are unsuccessful in your first choice of qualification, please give an alternative choice. Qualification School of Study / Faculty / College Major / Field / Subject

1 2

S E C T I O N 8 – D E C L A R AT I O N I declare that the information I have provided in this application and in any attached documentation is true and correct and that I have personally completed the form and am the sole author of the student statement and resume. I have not withheld any information which could have a bearing on my enrolment or the conditions of my enrolment. I understand that all documents submitted with this application become the property of the University of Waikato and will not be returned to me. I agree to supply any further documentation requested by the University of Waikato for the purpose of my enrolment. I have read the statement regarding the Privacy Act 1993 and I understand that the University of Waikato will hold, use and disclose information which I have provided as explained in that statement. I also understand that I have the right to have access to information about me held by the University of Waikato and to request correction of that information, in the terms provided for under the Privacy Act 1993. Relevant information may be disclosed to my parents, caregivers, agent and/or homestay family. Students over 18 years – I consent to my academic results being provided to my parents and/or to an institution at which I am enrolled or their authorised agency. Some personal information will be used by the Ministry of Education in an authorised information matching programme for the purposes of the National Student Index. I agree to comply with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International students. All International Students in New Zealand are required to have travel and medical insurance for the duration of their studies. Signature

Date

S E C T I O N 9 – PAY M E N T O F F E E S How do you intend to pay for your studies? The University of Waikato cannot provide financial assistance. Private funds

Exchange agreement

Study Abroad agreement

Scholarship (Please complete section below)

Other (please state) Have you been awarded any scholarship/s

Yes

No

Name of scholarship or Will you be applying for scholarship/s

Yes

No

Name of scholarship (if known) If your scholarship is unsuccessful do you still wish to be considered for study as a privately funded student?

Yes

No

If you have been awarded a scholarship, you are required to provide evidence of the award, such as a letter of notification from your sponsoring agent.


S E C T I O N 1 0 – I N F O R M AT I O N I N S U P P O RT O F YO U R A P P L I C AT I O N THIS SECTION IS COMPULSORY Please write a statement (100-300 words) explaining why you are interested in your proposed programme of study. If you have relevant work or life experience, provide an outline of this experience. This information is used to assist the School of Study / Faculty / College when making selection decisions. Ensure that your statement is relevant to both your first and second choice of qualification. Please detail any outstanding extra curricular activities such as sporting, cultural, or community achievements and scholarships. You can substitute a separate document for this page if you wish. Note: •

New Teacher Education applicants do not complete this section. Please go to Section 10 in the Teacher Education Supplementary form.

Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design applicants need to complete a 500-600 word typed statement outlining your life experiences and your future goals and aspirations.

Bachelor of Law applicants need to complete a 200-300 word written statement.

Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Business Administration applicants need to complete the MPhil, PhD, MBA supplementary form


SECTION 11 Where have you heard about the University of Waikato in the past 12 months? Advertisement

Education Fair / Expo

Friend / Family

Other Institution

Seminar

Agent

Embassy / Trade office

Internet

Other University

Waikato visit

Brochure

English Language School

Newspaper article

School / College

Other

What is a verified document? A verified copy is a photocopied document signed by someone of suitable standing such as a Justice of the Peace, Solicitor, Barrister or Court Registrar. This person will need to see the original document and will check that the photocopy is a genuine, unaltered copy. They will then sign, date and stamp the photocopy with an official stamp, or will write “certified original sighted and this is a true copy of that original”. University staff at the Student Information Centre can also verify your documents. PLEASE NOTE: You cannot send in a photocopy of a verified copy or fax a verified copy. We need the original version of the verified copy ie, the verification name, signature and date, must be original. The University does not return these documents. Once received, they become part of your University record. Please do not submit original documents, keep them for your own personal records. You must attach documentary evidence (in English) of all qualifications, including results of studies currently being undertaken. If photocopies are provided, they must be verified/notarised. Verified/notarised copies must: 1. be stamped with an official seal or stamp 2. bear the printed name and signature of the person verifying the copy; and 3. have the date when the copy was verified.

CHECKLIST Foundation Studies

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Studies

Completed and signed my application form Verified copy of my passport Student statement Curriculum Vitae/Resume Original evidence of English language proficiency (either IELTS, TOEFL, or equivalent) Verified or original copy of secondary school results (high school transcripts) Verified or original copy of academic transcripts for each year of tertiary study (if you with to apply for credit for any previous study you will have to provide ORIGINAL academic transcripts – you may also be required to provide full course descriptions for previous tertiary study)

Verified graduation certificate or proof of graduation for each level of education completed Two letters of recommendation (from work and/or academic references to be written on company or school/university letterhead)


Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students

Compulsory Medical and Travel Insurance

The University of Waikato has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international

All international Students must have appropriate and current Health and Travel Insurance. Your insurance must be continuous for your full period of study in New Zealand. Without appropriate insurance you will not be able to enrol. This is a requirement of the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (the Code). The Code is very specific about students’ requirements for cover while they are in New Zealand and can be viewed on www.minedu.govt.nz/

Fees and Costs International students are required to pay a tuition fee for each course they are enrolled in. These fees are listed in the International Prospectus and online at www.waikato.ac.nz/enrol/fees.shtml In addition, students are required to pay course material charges, Building, Student Services, U Leisure levy and Waikato Student Union fee and other administrative charges. Students are also required to have an additional NZ$10,000-NZ$15,000 per year for living expenses for each year of study.

Fees Protection Policy The University is governed by the Public Finance Act, the Education Act and University Council regulations in regard to student fees. An individual fee account is maintained for each enrolled student. In the event that the University is not able to offer an academic programme for the semester intake indicated on the student’s Offer of Place, any funds due to the individual will be refunded.

Refund Policy Pre-paid tuition fees International students are required by the New Zealand Immigration Service to pre-pay one year’s tuition fees to the University of Waikato in order to be granted a student visa. This policy details the process for refunding these funds if (i) the student travels to New Zealand and does not complete their enrolment, or (ii) completes the first semester of study and does not enrol in the second semester of study and they have a student permit valid for one year. All students must apply in writing for a refund of their pre-paid tuition fees to the Director, Student and Academic Services Division. An administration charge of 10%, including GST, is withheld from the refund of pre-paid tuition fees for students not enrolling at the University of Waikato. Full details of this policy should be read and understood before payment is made. Full details are available online at http://calendar.waikato.ac.nz/admission/internationalstudents.html Refunds after completing enrolment To receive a refund of tuition fees after students have completed their enrolment, students need to apply to their School of Study/Faculty by 5.00pm on the following deadlines. Summer School – the first Friday of the relevant teaching period. Semester A papers – the second Friday of semester A, semester B papers – the second Friday of semester B. Full details of this policy are available online at http://calendar.waikato.ac.nz/admission/changeofenrolment.html

Enrolment Regulations Prior to enrolling at the University of Waikato, all students must have read and understood the enrolment regulations at the University of Waikato. These can be found on the University’s website at http://calendar.waikato.ac.nz/admission/index.html

Termination of Enrolment At the time they enrol, students are required to sign a Student Declaration agreeing to abide by the regulations of the University of Waikato as published in the University of Waikato Calendar. The Student Discipline Regulations provide the framework for addressing alleged breaches of University regulations by students and for applying penalties where breaches are substantiated. Full details of these regulations should be read and understood at the time of enrolment. Full details are available online at http://calendar.waikato.ac.nz/policies/discipline.html

Student Visas and Permits All international students must hold a valid student permit for the duration of their studies. Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on the website at www.immigration.govt.nz

How can I get appropriate insurance cover? 1. You can buy insurance through the University. We have arranged an insurance programme (StudentSafe–University) specifically for international students with Marsh Ltd, one of the world’s largest insurance broking companies, OR 2. You may opt to purchase one of the alternative approved policies. You can view these alternative approved policies on www.waikato.ac.nz/international/policies/insurance.shtml If you purchase one of these, you must supply the University with a Certificate of Insurance at least 4 weeks prior to your enrolment. Buying insurance through the University No application form is required for cover under the StudentSafe – University Insurance Programme. The premium will be charged with your tuition fees which you will pay when you enrol; in 2010 it is $264.60 per semester. If you travel to New Zealand within 31 days of your course start date, StudentSafe–University insurance begins automatically as soon as you leave home (subject to pre-existing conditions of health and general exclusions as detailed on the Master Policy Wording – see below webpage for details). It is therefore not necessary to buy insurance before coming to New Zealand. StudentSafe–University insures you during your course, provides 31 days cover at the end of the course if returning to your home country permanently, or 90 days cover until you re-enrol if you are just returning home for the holidays. Further information on the StudentSafe– University insurance programme is available at www.waikato.ac.nz/international/policies/isurance.shtml Please note: Your insurance will cover you for minor unforeseen events which occur on your way to New Zealand, eg lost baggage or flight delays. Please keep your receipts and any necessary information if this happens – you can see a Student Advisor at the on your arrival at the University who can assist you with a claim. For those choosing StudentSafe–University, to be eligible for this special travel cover you must travel to New Zealand within 31 days of your course start date. Accident insurance The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz

Orientation A compulsory orientation programme will take place during the week prior to classes starting. The programme is designed to give you practical information on studying at the University of Waikato and living in New Zealand. It will also give you the opportunity to meet with other students and staff of the university. Details will be given to you on arrival in New Zealand, can be collected from the International Centre, or viewed on www.waikato.ac.nz/international/students/prospective/ orientation.shtml

Return completed form with all verified copy documents to: Postal address: Enrolment Office The University of Waikato Private Bag 3105 Waikato Mail Centre Hamilton 3240 New Zealand

Physical address: Enrolment Office Student Information Centre Gate 5 Hillcrest Road Hamilton New Zealand

Fax: +64 7 838 4377

Email: intladmin@waikato.ac.nz


Supplementary form for MPhil, PhD, EdD, SJD application

S E C T I O N 1 – A P P L I C A N T ’ S I N F O R M AT I O N Family name First name/s Please attach your initial research proposal, including the proposed field and depth of study, resources required and planned timetable. (Guidelines on preparing the proposal are available from departments, the postgraduate student handbook and www.waikato.ac.nz/ sasd/files/pdf/postgraduate/form_2.pdf.) This application form and proposal must be passed to the Chief Supervisor for completion and endorsement.

S E C T I O N 2 – P RO P O S E D R E S E A R C H TO P I C Proposed research topic

Please note that this must be from the first day of a month and that it is not possible to backdate an application for more than two months. Proposed start date of PhD / MPhil / EdD / SJD The following sections should be completed by the supervisors, the chairpersons of departments and the School of Study/Faculty representatives. Supervisory panel All members of the supervisory panel must sign below to indicate their availability and suitability to supervise the research outlined in the attached proposal. The minimum supervisory requirements are two University of Waikato staff members for the PhD and one University of Waikato staff member for the MPhil. Members of the supervisory panel who are not members of staff of the University of Waikato must include a brief CV outlining their experience supervising graduate/higher degrees students and research experience, especially current research projects.

S E C T I O N 3 – C H I E F S U P E RV I S O R Full name Department Are you on the University of Waikato Chief Supervisors register?

Yes

No

Have you attended a postgraduate studies workshop?

Yes

No

Phone

Email

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S E C T I O N 4 – OT H E R M E M B E R S O F S U P E RV I S O RY PA N E L 1. Full name Department / Institute address Are you on the University of Waikato Supervisors register?

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Signature 2. Full name Department / Institute address Are you on the University of Waikato Supervisors register?

Yes

No If ‘No’ please attach a CV

Academic title and qualifications Phone

Email

Signature 3. Full name Department / Institute address Are you on the University of Waikato Supervisors register?

Yes

Academic title and qualifications Phone Signature

Email

No If ‘No’ please attach a CV


S E C T I O N 5 – A P P R O VA L B Y C H A I R P E R S O N S Please note that, if the applicant is enrolled in more than one department, chairpersons of both departments must complete this form and the EFTS section of this form. Department 1 Name of Chairperson Department The applicant satisfies the academic requirements (honours or masters degree with a minimum of second class honours (division 1) in the appropriate subject(s) for study in this department). Yes No Adequate supervision is available

Yes

No

Adequate resources are available

Yes

No

Special arrangements will be required for the application to undertake the purposed research in this department (please explain on a separate sheet). Yes No EFTS apportionment

% of EFTS

Signature

Date

Department 2 Name of chairperson Department The applicant satisfies the academic requirements (honours or masters degree with a minimum of second class honours (division 1) in the appropriate subject(s) for study in this department). Yes No Adequate supervision is available

Yes

No

Adequate resources are available

Yes

No

Special arrangements will be required for the application to undertake the purposed research in this department (please explain on a separate sheet). Yes No EFTS apportionment

% of EFTS

Signature

Date

S E C T I O N 6 – A P P R O VA L B Y S C H O O L O R F A C U L T Y P O S T G R A D U AT E S T U D I E S R E P R E S E N TAT I V E I recommend / do not recommend the applicant for registration for the degree of

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EdD

Comments (including suggested academic conditions for conditional enrolment)

Signature

Date

Please return the completed form to the Enrolment Office, The Gateway, The University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand Scanned applications and documents may be sent to intladmin@waikato.ac.nz but must be followed by paper application.

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International Prospectus – For students choosing to study in 2011

I N T E R N AT I O N A L P R O S P E C T U S

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For students choosing to stud y in 2011

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