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Bachelor of Science (Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing)

The Waikato Bachelor of Science (BSc) equips you for a career that requires logical thinking, analytical talent, a curious mind and practical skills.

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 adapt to new technologies - how to quickly develop skills in new software technology by building on what you know about how software-based systems work.

Pathway Options

Start your major in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing in Tauranga by first enrolling with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (formerly Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic) in the Level 5 Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCom(L5)), which credits to the first year of the BSc major in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing. You can then enrol with Toi Ohomai 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 or by studying at the University of Waikato Hamilton campus.

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.

View the BSc (Computer Science) with a specialisation in Applied Computing degree structure for a comprehensive description of the pathway programme.

Career Options

Our BSc graduates are working in a wide range of careers. Here are some of the careers that you could pursue: web architect, web application developer, database administrator and many more.

Practical Experience

In your third year you will work with other students in a small group, to create a prototype software solution for a local organisation of your choice. You will analyse their information requirements, create a solution tailored to their data storage requirements, and design a user interface that will support them in managing their organisation.

Learn more about studying Computer Science at the University of Waikato's Hamilton Campus.