Work-Integrated Learning (2023)

All of our undergraduate qualifications offer a work-integrated element to give students an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in community and workplace settings. This work-integrated element may be a single paper, or it may be a collection of papers. Completing this work-integrated element is compulsory.

The work-integrated learning papers are listed here by Division. However, the appropriate paper or papers will depend on which qualification and subjects you are studying. For course planning information, please see a Student Advisor in your Division of study.


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  • Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Social Sciences you should include any one of ALPSS301, ALPSS363, ARTSW300, ARTSW301, ARTSW302, LINGS301, MEDIA307, POPST300, PSYCH300, PSYCH301, SOCSC300, SOCSC301, SPNSH300 or WRITE396.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Law, you should contact the Faculty of Law for advice on the appropriate Work-Integrated Learning paper.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Environmental Planning your programme will already include ENVPL304 or ENVPL407 and ENVPL402.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Laws or a Bachelor of Laws with Honours your programme will already include LEGAL306.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Social Work your programme will already include SOCWK310 and SOCWK410.

  • Division of Education

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Education or a Bachelor of Teaching your Work-Integrated Learning requirements are already included in your programme.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Social Sciences (through the Division of Education) you should include EDUWK300 or EDUWK363.

  • Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours or a Bachelor of Science, you should contact the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences for advice on the appropriate Work-Integrated Learning paper.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Computer Science you should include COMPX374 or HECSS363.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Design you should include DSIGN350 or HECSS363.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) your programme will already include ENGEN271 and ENGEN371. If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice concurrent with the BE(Hons) your programme will already include ENGEN272 and ENGEN372 (in place of ENGEN271 and ENGEN371).

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Health you should include HELTH301, HELTH302 or HECSS363.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance you should include either 15 points from HSHUP301, HSHUP302 or HECSS363, or 30 points from either HSHUP303 or HSHUP304.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Science you should include any one of HECSS363, SCIEN301, SCIEN303 or SCIEN313 (if studying through the School of Science).

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Science (Technology), you should include COMPX371 (if studying through the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences) OR SCIEN371 (if studying through the School of Science).

  • Division of Management

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Business, a Bachelor of Business Analysis or a Bachelor of Communication Studies you should include any one of WSAFE396, WSAFE399, WSOMM396 or WSOMM399.

    If you are studying the Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours you should include any one of WSAFE396, WSAFE399, WSOMM396 or WSOMM399.

    Please see the Waikato Management School for advice on the appropriate Work-Integrated Learning paper.

  • Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Social Sciences you should include MAORI300, MAORI363 or any other Work-Integrated Learning paper listed for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences under the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    TEPRO100Professional Experience 1 (Early Childhood)15.023I (Online)
    This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher in Early Childhood settings. It provides opportunities for participants to gain a practical understanding of the day-to-day operation of an Early Childhood setting and introduces students to the teaching role.
    TEPRO110Professional Experience 1 (Primary)15.023I (Hamilton), 23I (Online), 23I (Tauranga), 23X (Hamilton), 23X (Online) & 23X (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher in primary school settings. It provides opportunities for participants to gain a practical understanding of the day-to-day operation of a primary school and introduces students to the teaching role.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN271Engineering Work Placement 10.023X (Hamilton)
    This paper is taken by students undertaking their first work placement for the BE(Hons). It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window after completing the two years of engineering study.
    ENGEN272Engineering Work Placement 130.023X (Hamilton)
    This paper is taken by students undertaking their first work placement for the BE(Hons) concurrent with the Diploma in Engineering Management or Certificate in Professional Engineering Practice. It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window aft...
    TEPRO200Professional Experience 2 (Early Childhood)15.023I (Online) & 23X (Online)
    This paper allows participants to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in an ECE practice context.
    TEPRO210Professional Experience 2 (Primary)15.023I (Hamilton), 23I (Online), 23I (Tauranga), 23X (Hamilton), 23X (Online) & 23X (Tauranga)
    This paper allows participants to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in a schooling context.
    TEPRO220Professional Experience 2 (Secondary)15.023I (Online) & 23X (Hamilton)
    This paper allows participants to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in a secondary schooling context.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ALPSS301Work-integrated learning - Placements15.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23C (Hamilton) & 23C (Tauranga)
    Students will receive preparatory workshops prior to commencing their placements. Students can source their own placements - to be approved by the WIL Convenor, or apply for opportunities in the Student Placement Platform, MyWIL.
    ALPSS363The Impact Lab15.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23C (Hamilton) & 23C (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary teamwork on solutions for a sustainability problem posed by a local organisation. This experience will enable students to reflect on transferable skills developed during their studies and this paper.
    ARTSW300Arts and Cultural Festivals15.023A (Hamilton), 23B (Hamilton) & 23C (Hamilton)
    For this paper students will participate in an arena established by a relevant professional group or organisation that call for works reflecting an authentic skill set or other aspect of professional practice associated with the arts. For example, creative performances (music, theatre, writing competitions, film festivals and cultu...
    ARTSW301Professional Practice in the Arts15.023A (Hamilton), 23B (Hamilton) & 23C (Hamilton)
    This is an applied professional practice and work relationship paper that permits students studying any aspects of the arts to apply their disciplinary knowledge and skills to fulfil a brief set by an external client. Students may opt to complete design-based tasks, a creative composition (written, audio-visual, music), historical ...
    ARTSW302Work-related Arts Research Project15.023A (Hamilton), 23B (Hamilton) & 23C (Hamilton)
    The work-related project is primarily a university-based project with a focus on particular professional ecologies connected with arts discipline skills, practices, praxis and performance. Projects provide an opportunity for students to either reflect on key issues attached to communication and creative industries or simulate aspec...
    COMPX371Computer Science Work Placement30.023X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    COMPX374Software Engineering Industry Project15.023B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga)
    Students work in small groups to engineer a prototype for a medium-sized software project. Following established software engineering design principles, they elicit requirements and document specifications, design the system architecture and user interface, carry out documentation preparation, implementation, and plan for maintenan...
    COMPX397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study15.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23X (Hamilton) & 23X (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    COMPX398Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study30.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23X (Hamilton) & 23X (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    DATAX397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study15.023X (Hamilton)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    DSIGN350Design Internship15.023A (Hamilton) & 23X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper will induct the design student into the professional environment where the student applies design skills, research methodology and production skills to allocated projects or industry placement.
    DSIGN397Work Integrated Learning Directed Study15.023A (Hamilton), 23B (Hamilton) & 23X (Hamilton)
    A directed study undertaken in collaboration with an industry partner involving the development of a design project and the production of a formal report.
    DSIGN398Work Integrated Learning Directed Study30.023A (Hamilton), 23B (Hamilton) & 23X (Hamilton)
    A directed study undertaken in collaboration with an industry partner involving the development of a design project and the production of a formal report.
    EDUWK300Community Engagement in Education15.0No occurrences
    This paper provides opportunities for professional and personal development within varied work-related settings relevant to the fields of Education and Society, Digital Learning, and Human Development.
    EDUWK363The Impact Lab15.023B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23C (Hamilton) & 23C (Tauranga)
    This paper fulfils The University of Waikato's requirement for all students to engage with the wider community in a work-related or applied project setting. It will help to develop a student's understanding of self-awareness, design thinking, project management, teamwork and communication. This is in preparation for interdisciplina...
    ENGEN371Engineering Work Placement 20.023X (Hamilton)
    This paper is taken by students undertaking their second work placement for the BE(Hons). It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window after completing the three years of engineering study.
    ENGEN372Engineering Work Placement 230.023X (Hamilton)
    This paper is taken by students undertaking their second work placement for the BE(Hons) concurrent with the Diploma in Engineering Management or Certificate in Professional Engineering Practice. It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window af...
    HECSS363The Impact Lab15.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23C (Hamilton) & 23C (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary teamwork on solutions for a sustainability problem posed by a local organisation. This experience will enable students to reflect on transferable skills developed during their studies and this paper.
    HSHUP301Industry and Community Engagement in Health, Sport and Human Performance 115.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton) & 23C (Block)
    This paper fulfills The University of Waikato's requirement for all students to engage with the wider community in a work-related or applied project setting. This paper provides opportunities for professional and personal development within varied work-related settings relevant to the fields of sport, health and human performance....
    HSHUP302Industry and Community Engagement in Health, Sport and Human Performance 215.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton) & 23C (Block)
    This paper fulfills The University of Waikato's requirement for all students to engage with the wider community in a work-related or applied project setting. This paper provides opportunities for professional and personal development within varied work-related settings relevant to the fields of sport, health and human performance....
    HSHUP303Extended Industry Engagement in Health, Sport and Human Performance 130.023D (Hamilton) & 23D (Tauranga)
    This work-integrated learning paper provides students with an extended engagement with a work placement with an industry or community partner organisation. Enrolment in this paper requires approval from the paper convenor.
    HSHUP304Extended Industry Engagement in Health, Sport and Human Performance 230.023D (Hamilton) & 23D (Tauranga)
    This work-integrated learning paper provides students with an extended engagement with a work placement with an industry or community partner organisation. Enrolment in this paper requires approval from the paper convenor.
    LEGAL306Dispute Resolution15.023B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga)
    The objective/ethos of the paper is to expose students to the theory, general principles and practical dimensions of client interviewing, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, adjudication and advocacy. Once the students have a basic knowledge of these skills, the paper then examines how these skills are applied within certain conte...
    LINGS301Research Apprenticeship15.023B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with an opportunity to pursue an extended research project, in a sub-discipline of linguistics or anthropology (e.g. sociolinguistics, typology, documentation, anthropology), focusing on a heritage language/culture.
    MAORI300Working with Indigenous Communities15.023B (Hamilton) & 23C (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the critical learnings, knowledge's and pedagogies related to working with whenua, whanau, hapu, iwi, Maori, Pacific and Indigenous communities.
    MAORI363The Impact Lab15.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23C (Hamilton) & 23C (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary teamwork on solutions for a sustainability problem posed by a local organisation. This experience will enable students to reflect on transferable skills developed during their studies and this paper.
    MATHS397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study15.023X (Hamilton)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    POPST300Population Studies Work-related Project15.023X (Hamilton)
    This work-related project is mostly a university-based project with a focus on a workplace or community organisation relevant to population studies and research. Projects provide an opportunity to students utilise population studies skills and techniques and to reflect on the relevance of disciplinary knowledge in a professional se...
    PSYCH301Psychology Research Assistantship15.023A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga)
    This paper fulfils The University of Waikato's requirement for all students to engage with the wider community in a work-related or applied project setting. This paper provides opportunities for professional and personal development within varied work-related settings relevant to the field of Psychology.
    SCIEN301Capstone Project15.023B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23C (Hamilton) & 23C (Tauranga)
    Students complete an interdisciplinary group project on a topic of relevance to the scientific or wider community. For further information about the available projects, please refer to the [Science Work-Integrated Learning](https://sci.waikato.ac.nz/study/undergraduate/work-integrated-learning) webpage.
    SCIEN303Undergraduate Research Project15.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision. For further information, please refer to the [Science Work-Integrated Learning](https://sci.waikato.ac.nz/study/undergraduate/work-integrated-learning) webpage.
    SCIEN313Undergraduate Research Project30.023C (Hamilton) & 23C (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision. For further information, please refer to the [Science Work-Integrated Learning](https://sci.waikato.ac.nz/study/undergraduate/work-integrated-learning) webpage.
    SCIEN371Science Work Placement30.023X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace. For further information, please refer to the [Science Work-Integrated Learning](https://sci.waikato.ac.nz/study/undergraduate/work-integrated-learning) webpage.
    SOCSC301Work-integrated learning - Work-related Project15.023A (Hamilton), 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga)
    The work-related project is a primarily university-based project with a community or other organisational focus. The project consists of engaging with a relevant community group / organisation around an identified problem or proposal in the form of a sponsors' brief. The project sponsor will outline the requirements and context of ...
    SOCWK310Field Placement 160.023X (Tauranga)
    This paper is the first of two social work field education papers that meet the SWRB requirements. This 60-day supervised field placement in a social service agency provides students with the opportunity to apply theoretical learning, skills and social work values to practice.
    TEPRO300Professional Experience 3 (Early Childhood)30.023I (Online) & 23X (Online)
    This paper allows participants to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in an ECE context and demonstrate competence against the Standards for the Teaching Profession in a supported environment.
    TEPRO310Professional Experience 3 (Primary)30.023I (Online), 23X (Hamilton), 23X (Online) & 23X (Tauranga)
    This paper allows participants to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in a primary schooling context and demonstrate competency against the Standards for the Teaching Profession in a supported environment.
    WRITE396Writing Studies Work Placement15.023X (Hamilton)
    In this paper, students work as interns in a professional workplace where excellent writing is core business. Assessment is based on a written report and on workplace performance.
    WSAFE396Management Internship15.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23C (Hamilton), 23C (Tauranga) & 23X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    WSAFE399Report of an Investigation15.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23C (Hamilton) & 23C (Tauranga)
    This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in an area related to their management discipline of study.
    WSOMM396Management Internship15.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga), 23C (Hamilton) & 23C (Tauranga)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    WSOMM399Report of an Investigation15.023A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga)
    This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in an area related to their management discipline of study.
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENVPL402Plan and Consents15.023X (Block)
    This paper is designed to provide students with skills and experience in the application of resource management plans and the resource consent process under the RMA. Students are engaged in experiential learning relevant to the practice of environmental planning and management in New Zealand.
    LEGAL417Law Review15.023A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga)
    A skills based paper focused on commissioning, editing, marketing, and publishing of peer reviewed and quality assured Law Reviews (law journals).
    LEGAL449Mediation: Law, Principles and Practice15.0No occurrences
    This paper will offer students an opportunity to understand mediation at an advanced level. It will examine legal aspects of mediation, theories in relation to practice as well as practical training and skill development.
    SOCWK410Field Placement 260.023X (Tauranga)
    This paper extends previous field placement learning to meet the SWRB requirements. This 60-day supervised field placement in a social service agency provides students with the opportunity to apply and further develop theoretical learning, skills and social work values to practice.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    MNMGT599Report of an Investigation30.023X (Hamilton)
    Directed investigation of an applied topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS(Hons) degree.

2023 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 September 2022 7:18pm

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