School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

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There’s never been a better time to study in Computer Science, Design, Data Analytics or Mathematics. 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.

Departments of Computer Science & Software Engineering
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!


Golden jubilee: 50 years of Computing at University of Waikato

15 May 2023

This year, the University of Waikato is celebrating 50 years of Computing, marking a significant milestone in the history of the institution.

Waikato pays tribute to open-source data mining trailblazer

9 May 2023

The University of Waikato is mourning the passing of computer software and digital technology trailblazer, Emeritus Professor Ian Witten.

New app allows easy identification of all NZ plants, animals and fungi

10 Jan 2023

Imagine being able to readily identify every plant and bird in your garden, on a hike or when showing off our beautiful country to visiting family and friends.

University of Waikato signs new joint programme with Hainan University

11 Nov 2022

University of Waikato is pleased to announce a new agreement with Hainan University in China to deliver a joint programme in Computer Science.

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Upcoming Events

Celebrating 50 Years of Computing - Human-Centred Computing Month: 'Humans in the Loop: Human-Centred Computing for the Internet of Things'

1 Jun 2023
This is the second of a sequence of monthly public talks that celebrate 50 Years of Computing at Waikato. Traditionally,…

Forder Lecture: Clueless voting

20 Jul 2023
Our starting point is the following obviously absurd question. Suppose that a large group are set to vote on a…

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