School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

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There’s never been a better time to study in Computer Science, Design or Data Analytics. Our students are inspired by some of the sharpest minds, who are leading cutting-edge research on some of the most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities of our times. Our aim here at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences is to prepare you for a wide variety of careers, equipping you with the skills for academic and professional success.

Our Departments

The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences is made up of the following departments.

Department of Computer Science
Department of Design
Department of Mathematics

Our Research

Find out more about the research groups in the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, including Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW) and the WAND: The Waikato Applied Network Dynamics Group

Te Ipu o te Mahara: The Artificial Intelligence Institute
Our research groups

Study Computer Science

Student, Jojo Stewart, explains why she chose the UoW to study Computer Science and explains some of the highlights of her study including an internship with Google!


Artificial Intelligence graduate makes waves overseas

20 Jun 2022

Working on one of the oldest machine learning systems at the University of Waikato landed Christopher Beckham a spot at one of the world's largest Artificial Intelligence research institutes.

Taking on the world in cyber security

23 May 2022

A group of computer science students have won a spot to compete in a global cyber security competition.

Blue/Green Tech Lab opens in Tauranga

16 May 2022

Tech week – New Zealand’s festival of technology and innovation – kicked off in Tauranga last night (16 May) with the opening of a brand new aquaculture and horticulture collaboration, University of Waikato’s Blue/Green Tech Lab.

University and iwi collaborate on waiata app

16 May 2022

A collaboration between researchers from the University of Waikato’s School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (SCMS) and a Bay of Plenty iwi has given rise to an app that preserves and celebrates waiata (songs) unique to the tribe.

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