About the Faculty

Dean's Welcome

Professor Geoff Holmes

At the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences we strive to challenge our students and are proud to see them emerge with qualifications that assist them along the path they have planned for their future.

Our aim is to prepare you for a wide variety of careers, equipping you with the skills for academic and professional success. We offer three and four-year degree undergraduate programmes that are professionally oriented, based on a strong foundation in the computing and mathematical sciences. Most importantly, our papers and qualifications are relevant and up-to-date in what is a rapidly changing technological and social environment.

In 2016 our Faculty became the first and only New Zealand member of the international group of iSchools - a partnership of the world's leading information schools. World-class researchers and facilities underpin unique collaborations within our Faculty, across campus, and with the wider world. These collaborations bring together creative minds, unique technologies, and degree structures tailored to your interests and skills.

A qualification from the University of Waikato in computer science, mathematics, data analytics, software engineering or design can open many doors. Both in New Zealand and overseas, our former students are using their training to assume leadership roles in educational institutions and industry.

We welcome all of our potential new students, and look forward to seeing you complete your studies and go on to future success in your career.

Professor Geoff Holmes
Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences


The Faculty currently has two departments: