Science (2018)

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

For a list of the subjects (majors) available for the Bachelor of Science, please see the following web page: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/study/qualifications/bsc.shtml

For a list of the subjects (majors) available for the Bachelor of Science (Technology), please see the following web page: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/study/qualifications/bsctech.shtml

The papers listed under Science do not count towards a major, but may be taken as part of any BSc or BSc(Tech) degree. SCIE300 is strongly recommended for FSEN students and recommended for students in other Faculties or Schools who have an interest in science communication.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CHEMY100Chemistry in Context18A (Hamilton)
    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.
    MATHS165General Mathematics18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    An introduction to algebra, calculus and applications for students without NCEA Level 3 Mathematics. Students who meet the prerequisites of MATH101 and/or MATH102 should take these papers instead.
    PHYSC100General Physics18A (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.
    PHYSC101Physics for Engineers and Scientists18B (Hamilton)
    This is a lecture and laboratory course covering fundamental physics concepts relevant to engineers and scientists. Topics covered include vectors, kinematics, force, work, energy, collisions, rotation, equilibrium, oscillations, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light.
    STATS111Statistics for Science18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper provides a first course in statistics for students in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Microsoft Excel is used throughout. Topics include the collection and presentation of data, basic principles of experimental design, hypothesis testing, regression and the analysis of categorical data.
    STATS121Introduction to Statistical Methods18A (Hamilton)
    An introduction to statistical data collection and analysis. Topics include general principles for statistical problem solving; some practical examples of statistical inference; and the study of relationships between variables using regression analysis.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    SCIEN279Preparation for the Professional Workplace18B (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 Occurrence / Location
    SCIE300Science Communication18T (Hamilton)
    Students will investigate contemporary scientific topics; learning to source relevant information, assess its validity, draw conclusions and communicate their findings to a non-scientific audience.
    SCIE301Research Project18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision. For a list of available projects, please contact the paper coordinator. Project start and end dates should align with A, B, S or T semester dates
    SCIE302Research Project18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision. For a list of available projects, please contact the paper coordinator. Project start and end dates should align with A, B, S or T semester dates.
    SCIEN305Science and Matauranga Maori18B (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.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 19 July 2018 11:44am

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