We offer innovative and relevant science degrees to ensure you graduate with the theory, technical ability and leadership capability to be successful in the science industry.
If you're intrigued by the natural world around you, or enjoy understanding how things work, Waikato's Bachelor of Science (BSc) is what you're looking for. Putting into practice what you learn in your lectures is a major part of this degree. You will gain hands-on experience with some of the most up-to-date and high-tech computing facilities and laboratory equipment.
The Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree provides you with an opportunity to gain practical, relevant work experience as part of your undergraduate degree. This will help you to step into the professional world in your chosen career and successfully integrates theoretical learning with hands-on experience.
Certificates and Diplomas
A one-year Certificate in Science gives you an introduction to university study, and a wide range of subjects to choose from.
Looking to increase your STEM skills and knowledge? The Certificate in STEM is a 60 point undergraduate qualification that you can complete on either a full-time or part-time basis.
A diploma is a short-term study option that can help pave your way to future success.
A one-year Diploma in Science gives you an introduction to university study, and a wide range of subjects to choose from.
If you are looking to quickly acquire skills for a new career, a graduate certificate is a great option for you.
Studying a graduate diploma helps you develop knowledge and skills in your chosen subject area which will enable you to undertake a new career or further study.
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree.
Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.
The Master of Science is valued for its flexibility and excellence, and can be tailored to suit your needs. You can select your papers from a range of subjects and the mix of research and taught papers are customised to suit your interests and goals.
The Master of Science (Research) is an internationally-recognised qualification, suitable for students who want a complete research experience, coupled with taught papers.
The Master of Science (Technology) is a unique degree that allows students to complete a relevant, real-world research project in combination with an industry partner or other external stakeholder.
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded by the University for research carried out under the supervision of at least two staff members. A PhD can also be presented as a PhD with Publication or a PhD with a Creative Practice Component.
The Master of Philosophy is a one-year research-based degree in which candidates undertake a programme of supervised research which critically investigates a topic of substance and significance.