Computing & Mathematical Sciences

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Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Waikato has a strong international reputation for both its teaching and research. We are proud to be recognised as among the best in the world in the area of Computer Science and Information Systems - with a top 250 world ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Employers recognise University of Waikato Mathematics graduates for their analytical and problem solving skills as well as their high level of numeracy, which are critical skills for a broad range of jobs.

Studying Statistics at the University of Waikato will help you to become a critical decision maker in industry.  You'll know how to collect and analyse data to lead organisations to informed decisions rather than just hunches or guesses.


The study of Design comprises a well-balanced combination of analytical, technological and creative abilities. University of Waikato Bachelor of Design (BDes) graduates are trained to use a variety of skills to operate in a wide range of social contexts using a diverse array of media.  You can choose from three majors: Communication Design Interface Design, and Media Design.


From Waikato to leading the world in Artificial General Intelligence

9 May 2018

Dr Shane Legg started out with a Dick Smith’s computer for his 10th birthday, now he is at the forefront of a new computing revolution.

How do you deter cyber-attacks in an increasingly complex world?

9 May 2018

Dr Joe Burton has been in Estonia at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, addressing that question.

Hey, what about studying computer science?

11 Apr 2018

Lynley St George is one of only a handful of women graduating in computer science.

Keith Soo's art needs you

10 Apr 2018

Award-winning Visual Designer and Senior Lecturer Chin-En Keith Soo has exhibited all over the world under the name CEKS (his initials) and is showing two pieces at the Tauranga Art Gallery.

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Upcoming Events

Seminar: Trustworthy Systems-of-Systems: Architectural Principles of the NZ Data Commons

5 Jun 2018
Technology driving big data analytics are now mainstream commodities and Machine-Learning infrastructure is fast following suit. To make use of…

Training: NZISCS (ISC)2 CISSP CBK Seminar

25 Jun 2018
The CISSP certification is ideal for security practitioners, managers and executives interested in proving their knowledge across a wide array…

Cyber Security Challenge

13 Jul 2018
Join us for the 5th annual Cyber Security Challenge hosted by CROW (Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato).

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