The University of Waikato



The University of Waikato sits among the top 1.1% of universities worldwide and its research is ranked highest in New Zealand for quality and impact, tackling issues of national and global importance. Waikato has jumped 100 places in four years in the QS World University Rankings, now placed at #292. In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018, the University of Waikato increased its ranking to the 351-400 band and was rated as #69 in the world for international outlook. This reflects Waikato’s strong international research ties and education partnerships.

Within its eight faculties, the University strives to provide a future-focused curriculum and is committed to ongoing investment in technology, and campus and programme development. It offers a broad range of qualifications for undergraduate and graduate students, priding itself on the flexibility of its degrees. Teaching methods at Waikato prepare students to think critically and to show initiative in their learning. As one of New Zealand’s major research organisations, the University works collaboratively with researchers throughout New Zealand and across the world.

Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

The Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (FCMS) at the University of Waikato strives to challenge students, preparing them for a wide variety of careers in what is a rapidly changing world. In 2014 the Faculty celebrated the 25th anniversary of the internet in New Zealand - an achievement made possible in 1989 with the help of the FCMS. In 2013 the Faculty launched New Zealand’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and have introduced the country’s first Cyber Security Lab and Master of Cyber Security. In 2016 the 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 the Faculty, across campus, and internationally. These collaborations bring together creative minds, unique technologies, and degree structures tailored to students’ interests and skills.

1 Program

These online programs are designed for you to explore subjects you’re passionate about, with the opportunity to earn a FutureLearn Award to demonstrate your learning.