Computer use in entertainment, industry, business, education and government is widespread and there is an ongoing need for qualified professionals. Computer science is the body of knowledge that lies 'behind the scenes'; the fundamental question it asks is: What can be efficiently automated?
Computer Science majors learn about software systems and how people and computers interact. You'll learn how to create new software, how to ensure it works well and does what it is supposed to do and how to make it easy for people to use.
How to study Computer Science in Tauranga
In Tauranga, you start by enrolling in the Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCompL5) Level 5 with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.The DipAppCompL5 credits to the first year of the BSc major in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing. You can then either complete your second and third year in Hamilton or enrol with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in the Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCompL6) Level 6. The DipAppCompL6 credits to the second year of the BSc major in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing.
Once you complete the DipAppComp(L6), you can apply to enrol in the University's 300 level papers offered in Tauranga.
Degree Available in TaurangaBachelor of Science (with a specialisation in Applied Computing).
Computer Science can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within most degrees.
Specialisation available in TaurangaApplied Computing
Applied Computing is 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 keep up with the fast-changing landscape of real-world application development.
300 level papers include: Web Applications Development; Information Discovery; Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction; Information Systems Development; Directed Study paper.
Read more about studying Computer Science at the University of Waikato, Hamilton campus.