Work-Integrated Learning (2021)

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 our online degree planning tables on our qualifications pages.


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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 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 and ENVPL402.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Laws or a Bachelor of Laws with Honours your programme will already include LEGAL306. You should also include any one of LEGAL417, LEGAL418, LEGAL419, LEGAL449, LEGAL458, LEGAL496 or LEGAL497.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Design you should include DSIGN350.

    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, Sport and Human Performance you should include HSHUP301 or HSHUP302.

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Science you should include any one of 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, 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.

  • Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies

    If you are studying a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Social Sciences you should include MAORI300 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)15.021I (Hamilton), 21I (Tauranga), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (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)15.021I (Hamilton), 21I (Online), 21I (Tauranga), 21X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (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 10.021X (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 130.021X (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)15.021I (Hamilton), 21I (Tauranga), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (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)15.021I (Hamilton), 21I (Online), 21I (Tauranga), 21X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (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)15.021A (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
    ARTSW300Arts and Cultural Festivals15.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21C (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 Arts15.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21C (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 Project15.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21C (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 Placement30.021X (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 Project15.021B (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 Project15.021B (Hamilton)
    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. This paper includes a component on professional interaction skills within the workplace and CV preparation.
    COMPX397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    COMPX398Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study30.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    DSIGN350Intern Project15.021A (Hamilton) & 21X (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.
    EDUWK300Community Engagement in Education15.021B (Block) & 21B (Block - Tauranga)
    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.
    ENGEN371Engineering Work Placement 20.021X (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 230.021X (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.
    HSHUP301Industry and Community Engagement in Health, Sport and Human Performance 115.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21C (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 215.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21C (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....
    LEGAL306Dispute Resolution15.021D (Hamilton)
    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 Apprenticeship15.021B (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 Communities15.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21C (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.
    MATHS397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study15.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    MEDIA307Professional Studio Production15.021G (Hamilton)
    This paper allows students to explore professional studio production roles and experience working within, and as part of a studio ecology. Students learn to communicate and work in a controlled live production space comprising of a control (live editing) booth and studio floor (green screen, operating studio pedestal mounted camera...
    POPST300Population Studies Work-related Project15.021X (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...
    PSYCH300Work Placement in Psychology15.021B (Hamilton)
    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 settings relevant to the field of Psychology. A limited number of placements may ...
    PSYCH301Psychology Research Assistantship15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (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 Project15.021A (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.
    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.
    SOCSC300Work-integrated learning - Work Placements15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga)
    This paper fulfils the University of Waikato's requirement for all students to engage in some form of work integrated learning. A limited number of work placements will be offered by the School of Social Sciences.
    SOCSC301Work-integrated learning - Work-related Project15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (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 ...
    SOCWK300Social Work Placement 145.021X (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.
    SPNSH300Spanish Internship15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Online), 21B (Hamilton), 21C (Online) & 21H (Hamilton)
    This internship enables students to either credit professional practice such as work experience -here or abroad- (i.e. language assistants in Spain or Latin America) or complete tasks related to an independent or collaborative research project.
    STATS397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study15.021X (Hamilton)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    TEPRO300Professional Experience 3 (Early Childhood)30.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
    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)30.021X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (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 Placement15.021X (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 Internship15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21C (Hamilton) & 21C (Tauranga)
    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 Investigation15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21C (Hamilton) & 21C (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 Internship15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21C (Hamilton) & 21C (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 Investigation15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21C (Hamilton) & 21C (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 Consents15.021X (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.
    ENVPL407Professional Planning Skills15.021A (Hamilton) & 21B (Hamilton)
    This is a practical, workshop-based paper which provides students with an understanding of a range of practical skills used by planners in professional planning practice, including negotiation; plan interpretation and assessment skills; and developing an understanding of the roles and expertise of technical experts in planning.
    LEGAL417Law Brief15.021X (Hamilton)
    Expect to answer a question of law set out in a legal brief originating from any number of public or private sources such as; law practitioners, legal clinics, companies, businesses, NGO's, government departments, charities, or private citizens.
    LEGAL418Advanced Competitions15.021X (Hamilton)
    The difference between theory and legal practice can, at times, be vast. In this paper, students asume the 'role' of lawyer in practical legal scenarios of either client interviewing, negotiation, mooting or any other approved competition. A combination of research, written and oral skills are employed before legal practitioners an...
    LEGAL419Research Clerk15.021X (Hamilton)
    This is an opportunity to answer a question of law while being immersed in a professional work environment. An opportunity to develop and show-case your critical thinking, research, writing and oratory skills. Expect a wide variety of research clerk opportunities to choose from as we partner with the likes of law firms, legal pract...
    LEGAL449Mediation: Law, Principles and Practice15.021G (Hamilton)
    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.
    LEGAL496Work Placement15.021X (Hamilton)
    This paper enables students to undertake work placement in an area related to their specialisation as part of their LLB and to consolidate that work placement with a 3,000 - 4,000 word research paper.
    LEGAL497Work Placement30.021D (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    This is a work placement paper designed to provide a 30 point credit towards the LLB degree. 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 thei...
    SOCWK400Social Work Placement 245.021X (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...
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    MNMGT596A Management Internship: From Theory to Practice30.021X (Hamilton)
    This paper will provide selected students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience and apply their theory-based knowledge in an organisational setting.

2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 23 October 2020 11:20am

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