University of Waikato - Bachelor's Degree

Univeristy of Waikato was founded in 1964, followed by the creation of Waikato Management School in 1972, and the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in 1973. From the beginning, it was envisaged that Maori studies should be a key feature of the new University, and the Centre for Maori Studies and Research was set up in 1972, after many delays. In 2014, the UoW disallowed smoking on campus. Notable Alumni: Nathan Cohen,Theresa Gattung CNZM, Brendon Lynch.

  • Average Tuition NZD 31,391

School Description

The University of Waikato offers flexible study options and programmes with all degrees internationally recognised. UoW is one of New Zealand's most modern and innovative universities, spread over 65 hectares in the bustling city of Hamilton.

Bachelor Programs

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Art History

    NZD 22,560 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Business

    NZD 25,110 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Commerce

    NZD 25,110 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Communication

    NZD 22,560 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Enterprise

    NZD 25,110 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Environmental Engineering

    NZD 31,390 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of land fills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement. Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Graphic Design

    NZD 22,560 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Management

    NZD 25,110 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Mathematics and Computer Science

    NZD 27,160 Tuition Fee

    A program with a general synthesis of mathematics and computer science or a specialization which draws from mathematics and computer science.

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Media Studies

    NZD 22,560 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Music

    NZD 22,560 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Science

    NZD 28,815 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Social Work

    NZD 22,560 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • Hamilton, New Zealand

    Teaching

    NZD 25,950 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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  • QS Rankings (Global) 292
  • SchoolApply Ranking 431
  • Times World University Rankings 400

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    Established in 1964

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    There are 3 libraries, Gallagher Academy of Performing Artsa Print Shop, gym, swimming pool complex including a 50-metre aquatic leisure pool and dive pool, Tennis, Netball, Squash courts and sports fields and a Campus Crèche on campus.

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          • 2004-2005, Distinguished in every aspect

            Waikato made all the difference to my life. I changed the way I make decisions at work and in my personal life. My learning was genuinely research based, so I could relate to real life. I learnt how to see the big picture, break it down to its constituents, and assess the weight, value, and impact of each constituent, and how all work separately and conjunction with each other. In the course of my study, I received all the support needed to achieve my learning goals. My support went even beyond my study years to reach me while working overseas. Most important of all, I have learnt how to lead myself before leading others.

          • 1992-2002, It was a pleasure

            I attended as a (very) mature student and felt very welcome. I felt I belonged, and loved the campus, the facilities, the staff, the learning. The qualification stood me in good stead and was a springboard to further learning opportunities

          • 1989-1992, Get a Solid Foundation in Your Study at University of Waikato

            My degree at University of Waikato gave me an excellent background in literature, research and communicating ideas effectively. I was able to use those skills during my time working in libraries, later when I studied to become a primary teacher, and then started teaching, and now as a writer. Recently I had a meeting with a member of academic staff to discuss future study options, and I was very impressed with the way he took the time to meet with me, carefully worked through course options, and then helped me map out the best plan of attack. The university has a campus based in Tauranga now, so it makes it so much easier to study for students on this side of the Kaimais. There's also online, and the option of travelling over to Hamilton for courses not offered in Tauranga.