For the people who want to create the world they see

Study an International Diploma (Computer Science) and prepare for entry to the second year of the Bachelor of Science at the University of Waikato.

This programme will be available from March 2024.

Once you have completed the International Diploma (Computer Science), you will be eligible to enrol into year two of the Bachelor of Science (BSc), majoring in Computer Science or Data Analytics, or the Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc) at the University of Waikato.

Why choose the International Diploma (Computer Science)?

Direct Path to Recognised Degree: The program is your direct path to the University of Waikato's Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computer Science degree, which are highly regarded across the globe.

Diverse Learning Community: Immerse in a diverse student environment, preparing you for success in the global tech industry.

Personalised Education: Benefit from smaller class sizes, ensuring personalized attention and a solid grasp of computer science concepts.

Real-World Skills: Gain practical, hands-on computer science skills that are highly relevant in the tech industry, opening the door to abundant career opportunities.

Global Tech Demand: With a global shortage of IT professionals, completing this program enhances your readiness for a career in the high-demand tech sector, offering ample job prospects both locally and internationally.

What is the International Diploma (Computer Science)?

Programme Information

Entry requirementsAn overall IELTS score of 5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in any band) or equivalent. The equivalent of academic requirements University Entrance approved subjects. Find out more.
Duration1 year
Start datesMarch

Course planner

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Positive Learning Practices
  • English for the Professions
  • Foundations in Computing and Mathematical Sciences OR Preparatory Maths*

*dependent on demonstrated mathematical capability.

  • Academic Skills and Practices
  • Introduction to Programming
  • General Mathematics
  • Introduction to the Web^ OR The World of Digital Business OR Digital Business Supply Chain Management)^^

^ to progress to the Bachelor of Science.
^^ to progress to the Bachelor of Computer Science.

  • Critical Reflection
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Discrete Structures
  • Statistics for Science

Completion and Progression

Upon successful completion of the International Diploma (Computer Science) you’ll progress directly into the second year of one of the following degrees:

You will learn how technologies are integrated to build systems, how to find out what your customers' software needs are, and how to design useful and usable software.

Why Study in New Zealand

The University of Waikato

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