Bachelor of Science (BSc) Majoring in Applied Computing

There’s no need to leave Tauranga to get your computing degree. Successfully complete the New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) and the New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) and gain full credit for the first and second year of this three year University of Waikato degree, delivered in Tauranga.

You'll learn about software systems, web application and development, how people and computers interact and how to ensure systems work well and are easy to use.

Throughout the degree you'll continuously put into practice what you're learning through hands-on, practical projects.

Content Details

You'll need a total of 360 credits to graduate. This includes 120 credits from each of the New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) and the New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) programmes.

The following are the 20 credit courses you will study during the final year of this degree.

  • COMP33A Web Applications Development
  • COMP223A/B Information Discovery
  • COMP315A/B Information Systems Development
  • COMP325A Introduction to Human - Computer Interaction

Plus one Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) 20 credit course.

Have a look on the University of Waikato’s website or their Undergraduate Computing & Mathematical Science Handbook for additional information about the courses.


Planned intakes*: February, July
Delivery modes: Full-time/part-time
Locations*: Tauranga (Bongard Centre)
Duration: 2 years with Toi Ohomai, 1 year with UoW

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

To see full details of the next available intake please visit the application form.

Indicative Fees

Please refer to the Toi Ohomai fees on the programme pages for NZ Diploma in Web Development & Design (L5) and NZ Diploma Software Development (L6)

Enrolment for Year 3 is with the University of Waikato and fees are payable to them.

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive your degree from the University of Waikato.

As a holder of this qualification you will be entitled to use the letters BSc after your name.

Career Opportunities

Web developer, information technology manager, information technology helpdesk/ support technician, systems administrator, software developer, business analyst, information technology architect, user experience designer, test analyst.

Occupations relating to this programme are on the Skill Shortage List.

Entry Criteria

Please refer to University of Waikato's website.