Science (2020)

Papers for science qualifications are listed under the individual subject headings.

For a list of the major subjects available for the Bachelor of Science (BSc), please see the following web page.

For a list of the major subjects available for the Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)), please see the following web page.

The papers listed under Science do not count towards a major, but may be taken as part of any BSc or BSc(Tech) degree.

Note: SCIEN300 is strongly recommended for School of Science students and is recommended for students in other Divisions who have an interest in science communication.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    APHYS111Physics in Context15.020A (Hamilton)
    This is an introductory paper in physics for students who have not studied physics or mathematics at NCEA level 2 or 3. It is intended to support a major in other science subjects. Emphasis is placed on describing everyday physics concepts using correct terminology. Examples of physics in action are drawn from many science areas. T...
    CHEMY100Chemistry in Context15.020A (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This is an introductory paper for students with a limited background in chemistry. There is a strong emphasis on teaching chemical concepts through real-world examples relevant to different science and engineering disciplines.
    COMPX101Introduction to Programming15.020A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper introduces computer programming in C# - the exciting challenge of creating software and designing artificial worlds within the computer. It also covers concepts such as the internals of the home computer, the history and future of computers, cyber security, computer gaming, databases, mobile computing and current researc...
    COMPX161Introduction to the Web15.020B (Hamilton), 20I (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper introduces the core Web technologies of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Students will learn how to combine these technologies with design principles to produce effective web content.
    CSMAX170Foundations in Computing and Mathematical Sciences15.020A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton)
    The objective of this paper is to provide students with the academic foundations for computing and mathematical sciences. The paper will cover the following areas: -Effective academic reasoning and communication -Information literacy and research skills -Academic integrity -Techniques and tools in the computing and mathematical sci...
    IDSPM101English for Academic Purposes0.0No occurrences
    The purpose of this module is to introduce students to academic study in New Zealand context and equip them with an understanding of English for learning and assessment. During this module, students will improve their ability to read, write, listen and speak in English for academic purposes in a New Zealand context, individually and with peers.
    IDSPM102Positive Learning Practices0.0No occurrences
    The purpose of this module is to develop students' awareness of positive learning practices in relation to academic integrity and success. During this module, students will continue to advance their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in English towards an intermediate level, in relation to learning styles, preferences, and practices; academic integrity and plagiarism; assessing academic material for assessment purposes; and positive feedback practices.
    IDSPM103Academic Skills and Practices0.0No occurrences
    The purpose of this module is to foster independent learners with increased intercultural competence and evaluate skills and practices required to thrive in a university setting. During this module, students will enhance their ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English at an intermediate level, in relation to critical thinking and analysis skills, intercultural competence, and Te Ao Maori.
    IDSPM104Critical Reflection0.0No occurrences
    The purpose of this final module is to cultivate students' ability to critically reflect on and interpret academic material in preparation for entry into the second year of their chosen qualification. During this module, students will engage with relevant industry examples and academic literature and expand their level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English, ready for transition into degree-level study at the University of Waikato.
    MATHS165General Mathematics15.020A (Hamilton)
    An introduction to algebra, calculus and applications for students without NCEA Level 3 Mathematics. Students who meet the prerequisites of MATHS101 and/or MATHS102, should take these papers instead.
    MATHS168Preparatory Mathematics15.020A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton)
    Basic algebraic concepts and an introduction to Calculus and Statistics. This paper provides a last chance for students to correct a weak background in mathematics. Students who meet the prerequisites of MATH165 or MATH166 should take one of those papers instead.
    PHYSC100General Physics for Engineers15.020A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online)
    This paper provides an introduction to the core ideas in physics. Topics covered include kinematics, mechanics, fluids, electric and magnetic forces and fields, electric circuits, optics, modern physics and relativity, taught in a problem solving context.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    EARTH251Spatial Analysis in Geosciences15.020A (Hamilton)
    An introduction to quantitative spatial analysis in the geosciences, including production of maps and cross-sections of geomorphology and Earth materials from field and aerial image interpretation, use of 3D models of Earth materials, and an appreciation of volumes and stresses in the Earth's crust.
    SCIEN270Preparation for the Professional Workplace15.020B (Hamilton)
    This paper constitutes preparation for the scientific workplace, and include CV preparation, interview technique, career mentoring/direction, skill identification, organisational; management structures, self-assessment tools, and professional behaviour.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    SCIEN300Science Communication15.020G (Hamilton)
    This paper discusses different ways in which science can be communicated by scientists to others. It gives students opportunities to practise verbal, written, visual and other forms of communication.
    SCIEN301Capstone Project15.020A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    Students complete an interdisciplinary group project on a topic of relevance to the scientific or wider community. For a list of available projects, please contact the paper coordinator.
    SCIEN303Undergraduate Research Project15.020A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    SCIEN305Science and Matauranga Māori15.020B (Hamilton)
    This paper will provide science graduates with an understanding of both scientific and Matauranga Maori perspectives on topical issues and the ability to apply these in a Vision Matauranga context.
    SCIEN313Undergraduate Research Project30.020C (Hamilton) & 20C (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    SCIEN371Science Work Placement30.020X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    SCIEN511Scientific Supercomputing15.020B (Hamilton)
    A practical introduction to undertaking scientific research on a supercomputer. The paper assumes no prior knowledge.
    SCIEN512Data Analysis and Experimental Design15.020A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers aspects of research design for experiments, and methods for analysis of scientific data using modern statistical techniques.
    SCIEN570Planning for the Science Workplace and Scientific Practice15.020X (Hamilton)
    This paper constitutes preparation for a professional scientific workplace, including evidencing skills, career planning, understanding societal expectations of a scientist, engaging with a relevant scientific workplace, sourcing a science problem to solve, ethical considerations, and writing a scientific investigation proposal.
    SCIEN579Reflection on Scientific Practice and Career Planning15.020X (Hamilton)
    This paper constitutes the reflective element of the practice of scientific inquiry in the professional science workplace as part of their research thesis undertaking. It also is the planning elements of a science career, including career direction, and the professional presentation as a graduate who is transitioning from being an...
    SCIEN589Directed Study15.020A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (Tauranga)
    No description available.
    SCIEN592Dissertation60.020I (Hamilton), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    SCIEN593Thesis90.020X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    SCIEN594Thesis120.020I (Hamilton), 20J (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 16 September 2021 6:58pm

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