The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences currently has four departments:

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Waikato has a strong international reputation for both its teaching and research. It offers a comprehensive range of courses in computing and are involved in a wide range of exciting and innovative research that transcend the boundary between theory and practice.

Department of Computer Science website


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.

Department of Design website

Software Engineering

Software Engineers design, develop, maintain and oversee complex software-intensive projects while assuring their quality. These highly interconnected systems must meet multiple requirements, including correctness, usability, performance, safety and security. They leverage technologies, such as cloud, web, database, networks, mobile, IoT and embedded systems.

Department of Software Engineering website


Employers recognise University of Waikato Mathematics and Data Analytics 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. As a  UoW graduate you'll know how to collect and analyse data to lead organisations to informed decisions rather than just hunches or guesses.