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The University of Waikato Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Hons)
The University of Waikato

Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Hons)

Hamilton, New Zealand

4 Years


Full time

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* Domestic Fees: $6,786 per year / International Fees: $27,975 per year


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Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Hons)

The Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences is New Zealand’s only computing, and mathematical science degree taught over four years. That extra year gives you the chance to drill more deeply into your specialist area and add papers that will complement your main focus.


First-year papers are common to all Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS) majors. Because the first three years of the BCMS are very similar to the Bachelor of Science (BSc), you can choose when you graduate. You have the option to graduate after three years with a BSc or stay on for an extra year and complete your BCMS.

The BCMS will equip you with the technical, business and practical skills for a career in a field of numerous international opportunities.

The BCMS is taught by some of New Zealand's leading computing and mathematics researchers, who are kept close to local and international industry developments through regular research and consulting work. We regularly update our papers to reflect this changing environment and match our programmes to Faculty expertise.

Computing facilities at Waikato

The computing facilities at the University of Waikato are among the best in New Zealand, ranging from phones and tablets for mobile application development to cluster computers for massively parallel processing. You will also have 24-hour access to computer labs equipped with all the latest computer software.

Career opportunities

  • Business Analysis
  • Computer Animation
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Network Engineering
  • Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Designer
  • Usability Designer
  • Web Architect

Conjoint degree options

This degree can also be taken as a conjoint.

Honours programme

If you achieve good results in your first three years, you may be admitted into the BCMS(Hons) programme for your fourth year.

Practical experience

If you are excelling in your studies, there may be opportunities for you to gain practical experience and industry connections through a summer project where you can work during the summer in the research labs.

Admission and enrolment

You're eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences if you have University Entrance or its equivalent. All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Some first-year papers may have specific prerequisites, so please check the paper catalogue carefully. If you do not meet the prerequisites, please contact [email protected] as there may be other pathways that you can take to study in this field. The catalogue of papers can be found at

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