Science (2021)

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 Context15.021A (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 Context15.021A (Hamilton) & 21B (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.
    CLIMT101Introduction to Climate Change Science15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Online) & 21A (Tauranga)
    An overview of the scientific basis of climate change with emphasis on understanding climate change mitigation and adaptation.
    COMPX101Introduction to Programming15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Online), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Waikato Pathways College), 21C (Waikato Pathways College) & 21X (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...
    COMPX102Object-Oriented Programming15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21C (Waikato Pathways College), 21H (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper continues from COMPX101, expanding upon data organisation and algorithms, and introducing code contracts, computer architecture, Boolean algebra, assembly language, program analysis and object-oriented programming.
    COMPX161Introduction to the Web15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Waikato Pathways College), 21C (Waikato Pathways College), 21I (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 21X (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 Sciences15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21A (Waikato Pathways College), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Waikato Pathways College)
    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...
    ENSLA100English for Professions15.021A (Online), 21A (Waikato Pathways College), 21B (Waikato Pathways College), 21C (Waikato Pathways College) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    The paper is designed to provide practical experience in the application of English language skills and to replicate the skills the students will need as they transition to the workplace within their chosen profession. This paper is intended for students with English is an additional language.
    MATHS135Discrete Structures15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21C (Waikato Pathways College)
    An introduction to a number of the structures of discrete mathematics with wide applicability in areas such as: computer logic, analysis of algorithms, telecommunications, networks and public key cryptography. In addition it introduces a number of fundamental concepts which are useful in Statistics, Computer Science and further stu...
    MATHS165General Mathematics15.021A (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 Mathematics15.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Waikato Pathways College) & 21C (Waikato Pathways College)
    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 Engineers15.021A (Hamilton), 21H (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    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.
    STATS111Statistics for Science15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21C (Waikato Pathways College)
    An introductory paper in statistics that uses Microsoft Excel. Topics include the collection and presentation of data, basic principles of experimental design, hypothesis testing, regression and the analysis of categorical data.
    STMGT101Introduction to Management15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Online), 21A (Waikato Pathways College), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21B (Waikato Pathways College), 21C (Waikato Pathways College), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    Explores the world of management in organisations, the roles of managers and how they strategise, plan, organise, and motivate staff to achieve goals.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    EARTH251Spatial Analysis in Geosciences15.021A (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 Workplace15.021B (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 Communication15.021G (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 Project15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (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 Project15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    SCIEN305Science and Matauranga Māori15.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Online)
    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 Project30.021C (Hamilton) & 21C (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    SCIEN371Science Work Placement30.021X (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 Supercomputing15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (Online)
    A practical introduction to undertaking scientific research on a supercomputer. The paper assumes no prior knowledge.
    SCIEN512Data Analysis and Experimental Design15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers aspects of research design for experiments, and methods for analysis of scientific data using modern statistical techniques.
    SCIEN521Contemporary Research Topics in Science I15.021A (Block)
    This paper provides a detailed perspective on a contemporary research topic in science. It is taught in block format, associated with the stay of a visiting researcher to the School of Science.
    SCIEN522Contemporary Research Topics in Science II15.021B (Block)
    This paper provides a detailed perspective on a contemporary research topic in science. It is taught in block format, associated with the stay of a visiting researcher to the School of Science.
    SCIEN570Planning for the Science Workplace and Scientific Practice15.021X (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 Planning15.021X (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 Study15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21C (Hamilton) & 21C (Tauranga)
    No description available.
    SCIEN592Dissertation60.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    SCIEN593Thesis90.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    SCIEN594Thesis120.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 30 September 2020 8:57am

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