Applied Computing (2021)
Applied Computing at the University of Waikato gives you the practical technological skills to provide effective business solutions.
Applied Computing is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Science (BSc). Applied Computing may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Applied Computing as a single major for the BSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Applied Computing, including 105 points above 100 level and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete: COMPX101 or ENGEN103, COMPX161, COMPX221, COMPX222, COMPX223, DSIGN241, COMPX322 and COMPX324.
Note: There will be no new enrolments in Applied Computing in 2021. Students enrolled in 2020 or previously should consult the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for programme advice.
Note on Assessment: To be eligible to pass these papers, students should normally achieve a minimum grade of D in the internal assessment and the final examination, and an overall grade of C.
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Prescriptions for the GradCert(AppComp) and GradDip(AppComp)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Applied Computing at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science Office.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location COMPX205 Data Mining 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) This paper is a practical introduction to data mining using machine learning techniques. Students will gain hands-on experience using the Weka open-source machine learning software developed by the Department of Computer Science and used by companies and universities both in New Zealand and overseas. COMPX221 Programming for Creative Industries 15.0 21A (Hamilton) A fundamental grounding in object-oriented programming that uses Processing software to creative visual outputs for creative industries. COMPX222 Web Development 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper provides a broad overview of the principles and technologies used in Internet Applications, with practical experience of client-side and server-side programming. COMPX223 Database Practice and Experience 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper approaches the subject of databases from a practical perspective - how do I create a database and how do I retrieve/update data. Both aspects are heavily addressed in this paper. Database creation and querying, using SQL, will be introduced in lectures as you will master practical skills associated with a commercial Data... COMPX251 Applied Computing Tools 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21H (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper enables students to widen their experience of computer software using an intensive laboratory programme. Students select from a variety of themes, including video editing, website design, digital library development, computer game construction, animation and 3D modelling. COMPX252 Applied Computing Tools 2 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21H (Hamilton) This paper provides an opportunity to explore several software applications in depth. It is based on an intensive laboratory programme, where students tailor their choices to their own needs and interests by selecting two themes from a set of modules. CSMAX270 Cultural Perspectives for Computing and Mathematical Sciences 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) The paper provides students with an understanding of scientific and culture-specific perspectives on issues in computing and mathematical sciences. Students will learn how these perspectives can be applied in diverse cultural, international, ethical, and professional contexts. DSIGN241 Design 3: Aspects of Web Design 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper presents the students with the challenge of designing, developing and publishing content for the World Wide Web, working with content management systems (CMS). The students are challenged to combine their typographic skills and their knowledge of design in order to practically solve communication design projects.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 January 2021 6:53pm