Bachelor of Science - Computer Science
(with a specialisation in Applied Computing)The Waikato Bachelor of Science equips you for a career that requires logical thinking, analytical talent, a curious mind and practical skills.
BSc COMPUTER SCIENCE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- Web/.NET Developer
- Database Administrator
- System Administrator
- Help Desk
- Software Analyst/Tester
Applied Computing is the point where computing, science, design, and society meet. You will learn how technologies are integrated to build systems, how to find out what your users need their software to do and how to design useful and usable software.
Applied Computing has a strong practical focus: this programme emphasises hands-on opportunities to gain competence with a range of technologies including databases, website development tools, and visual software development environments. You will learn to use these tools to solve real problems, focusing on business applications. Since Computing is a fast-changing field, you will also learn how to learn about new technologies - how to quickly develop skills in new software technology by building on what you know about how software-based systems work.
Start your major in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing in Tauranga by first enrolling with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in the Level 5 Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCom(L5)). The DipAppCom (L5) credits to the first year of the BSc major in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing. You can then enrol with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCom(L6)), which credits to the second year of the BSc major in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing.
Complete your major in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing in Tauranga by studying University of Waikato papers at the Bongard Centre.
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic staff will provide information and advice on the Diplomas in Applied Computing (L5 and L6), including the papers you should take.
Once you have commenced your Diploma, we recommend you discuss your intended degree programme with University staff. We will advise you on degree and subject requirements.
3 years - 360 points
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Web Applications Development
Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
Information Systems Development
Learn more about studying Computer Science at the University of Waikato's Hamilton Campus.