Work-Integrated Learning (2019)

From 2018 all of our qualifications will 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.

These work-integrated papers are listed here by Faculty. However, the appropriate paper(s) will depend on which qualification and subjects you are studying. For course planning information please see our online degree planning tables on our qualifications pages.


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  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Sciences or the Bachelor of Music, you should contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for advice on the appropriate Work-Integrated Learning paper.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Social Work, your programme will already include SOCWK300 and SOCWK400.

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

  • Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

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

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

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, your programme will already include COMPX374, ENGEN270, 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 Science (Technology), you should include COMPX371.

  • Faculty of Education

    If you are studying the Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Teaching, your Work-Integrated Learning requirements are included in the papers required for the programme.

    If you are studying the Bachelor of Social Sciences, you should contact the Faculty of Education for advice on the appropriate Work-Integrated Learning paper.

  • Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance

    If you are studying the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance, you should include HSHUP301 or HSHUP302.

  • Faculty of Law

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

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Laws with Honours, your Work-Integrated Learning requirements are included in the papers required for the programme, as specified on the Law subject page.

  • Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies

    If you are studying the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Social Sciences, you should contact the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies for advice on the appropriate Work-Integrated Learning paper.

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, your programme will already include ENGEN270, 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 Science, you should include any one of SCIEN301, SCIEN303, and SCIEN313.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Science (Technology), you should include SCIEN371.

  • Waikato Management School

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Business or the Bachelor of Communication Studies, you should include any one of MNMGT395, MNMGT396, or MNMGT399.

    If you are studying the Bachelor of Business Analysis, you should include any one of MNMGT495, MNMGT496, or MNMGT499.

    If you are studying the Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours, you should include any one of MNMGT395, MNMGT396 or MNMGT399, and 15 points of Work-Integrated Learning at 500 level. Please see the Waikato Management School for advice on the appropriate Work-Integrated Learning paper.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEPRO100Professional Experience 1 (Early Childhood)19C (Hamilton), 19C (Tauranga), 19D (Hamilton) & 19D (Tauranga)
    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)19C (Hamilton), 19C (Online), 19C (Tauranga), 19D (Hamilton), 19D (Online) & 19D (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.
    TEPRO120Professional Experience 1 (Secondary)19C (Hamilton) & 19D (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher in secondary/middle school settings. It provides opportunities for participants to gain a practical understanding of the day-to-day operation of a secondary/middle school.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN270Engineering Professional Practice 119A (Hamilton)
    Preparation for success in the engineering workplace including CV preparation, interview techniques, job seeking skills, online profile, workplace and engineering business cultures and norms, ethics, communication and management structures.
    ENGEN271Engineering Work Placement 119C (Hamilton), 19S (Hamilton) & 19T (Hamilton)
    First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
    ENGEN272Engineering Work Placement 119C (Hamilton)
    First work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
    TEPRO200Professional Experience 2 (Early Childhood)19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
    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)19C (Hamilton), 19C (Online), 19C (Tauranga), 19D (Hamilton), 19D (Online) & 19D (Tauranga)
    This paper allows participants to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in a schooling context.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX371Computer Science Work Placement19C (Block)
    This paper provides a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    COMPX374Software Engineering Industry Project19B (Hamilton)
    Students work in small groups to build a medium sized software project. They develop requirements and specification, design the system structure and user interface, carry out documentation preparation, implementation, and maintenance. This paper includes a component on professional interaction skills within the workplace and CV pre...
    COMPX375Information Systems Industry Project19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
    Students address a real world problem by performing systems planning, analysis, design and implementation. Working in groups, they submit reports, conduct reviews, develop prototypes, and make formal presentations at appropriate milestones.
    DSIGN350Intern Project19A (Hamilton)
    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.
    ENGEN371Engineering Work Placement 219C (Hamilton)
    Second work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of third year.
    ENGEN372Engineering Work Placement 219C (Hamilton)
    Second work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
    ENVPL304Professional Planning Skills19A (Hamilton)
    This course introduces and develops a range of specific skills required by planners in professional planning practice. The ethical dimensions of planning are explored and applied to planning practice in both New Zealand and internationally.
    FASS396Work Placement19C (Block)
    This paper enables students to undertake work placement in an area related to their major as part of their degree. Students work in a chosen field for a period of time in order to gain valuable work experience and learn from experts in their chosen field.
    HSHUP301Industry and Community Engagement in Health, Sport and Human Performance 119A (Hamilton), 19A (Online), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Online) & 19C (Online)
    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 219A (Hamilton), 19A (Online), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Online) & 19C (Online)
    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....
    LINGS301Research Apprenticeship19B (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.
    MATHS397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Hamilton)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    MNMGT395Industry Experience19C (Online)
    The industry experience course is a NET delivered course, which runs over the summer from early November to early February. Students search for and find their own host organisation, anywhere in the world, that agrees to take them on for 4 to 13 weeks during the summer period.
    MNMGT396Management Internship19C (Hamilton)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    MNMGT399Report of an Investigation19C (Hamilton)
    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.
    SCIEN301Capstone Project19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19C (Hamilton) & 19C (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 Project19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    SCIEN313Undergraduate Research Project19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    SCIEN371Science Work Placement19C (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    SOCWK300Social Work Placement 119C (Tauranga)
    This first placement of 60 days in a social service agency under supportive supervision provides students with the opportunity to apply theoretical learning, skills and social work values to day-to-day social work practice. This paper gives focus to social work competencies.
    STATS397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Hamilton)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    WRITE396Writing Studies Work Placement19C (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.
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENVPL402Plan and Consents19C (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.
    MNMGT495Industry Experience19C (Online)
    The industry experience course is a NET delivered course, which runs over the summer from early November to early February. Students search for and find their own host organisation, anywhere in the world, that agrees to take them on for 4 to 13 weeks during the summer period.
    MNMGT496Management Internship19C (Hamilton)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    MNMGT499Report of an Investigation19C (Hamilton)
    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.
    SOCWK400Social Work Placement 219C (Tauranga)
    This 60 day placement in a social service agency enables students to develop practice to a level of competence close to entry-level social work. Under professional supervision, students initiate, develop and sustain relationships with clients, whanau, groups and organisations and demonstrate independent practice. This is the second...

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 18 June 2019 9:47am

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