Below you'll find a brief introduction to the subjects offered by the University of Waikato, Tauranga. For more information on individual papers offered, please contact the relevant School or Faculty.
Far more than number crunchers, accountants hold high-level management positions where financial control, decision making, legal compliance and leadership skills are essential.
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.Computer Graphic Design
Computer Graphic Design involves creativity, art, technology and the communication of ideas. It encourages students to reach beyond the boundaries of traditional graphic design and explore the huge potential of the digital environment.Computer Science
Computer use in entertainment, industry, business, education and government is widespread and there is an ongoing need for qualified professionals. Computer science is the body of knowledge that lies 'behind the scenes'; the fundamental question it asks is: What can be efficiently automated?Education Studies
Education is arguably one of the greatest influences not just on personal development but on society and nations.Finance
Interested in a great career that centres on money? Compound your opportunities with Finance.Human Development
Human Development is concerned with the study of the human lifespan from conception onwards.Human Resource Management
Excellent people skills are essential for good management.Law
Many of our everyday actions are influenced by the legal system. The law provides a structure that helps society to operate.Marketing
Marketing is all around us - in the television adverts we watch, on the websites we access, in the stores where we shop, in the brands we buy, the products we choose and so much more.Philosophy
Philosophy is about solving problems that confront us as we try to understand the world.Psychology
Originally the study of the spirit or soul (psyche), Psychology is today a diverse discipline which embraces all aspects of human experience.Social Policy
Do you want to influence social policy? Then this is the programme for you.Social Work
Social Work is a valuable and necessary profession in our society, particularly as society grows increasingly complex.Sociology
Sociology is the study of society: that is, how people organise and participate in groups and larger social structures, and how societies change.Strategic Management
Strategic management is about envisioning the future, finding opportunities and developing sound plans to see them through.Teaching
Waikato offers teaching qualifications that cover early childhood, primary and secondary education. They can be studied on site or online and with a specialisation in bilingual and immersion teaching.Tourism Management
The world's largest industry significantly impacts New Zealand's economy - we need experts.
Papers are taught in a variety of ways, including by Tauranga based University of Waikato and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic academic staff or by Hamilton based academic staff teaching either by video conference link from Hamilton or travelling to Tauranga to teach in person.
Papers with the location code (TGA) are Tauranga papers. Tauranga-based students are also able to enrol in web based papers offered from the Hamilton campus (NET). Some students complete their degrees entirely in Tauranga and some transfer or commute to Hamilton (HAM) if they want to enrol in papers not available in Tauranga.
Please note that all information in the Catalogue of Papers is provisional and subject to change without notice.
Check out the Tauranga Catalogue of Papers.