Work-Integrated Learning (2020)

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 or School of Study. 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 include any one of ARTSW300, ARTSW301, ARTSW302, LINGS301, MEDIA307, POPST300, PSYCH300, SOCSC300, SOCSC301, SPNSH300 or WRITE396.

    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 include EDUWK300.

  • 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 programme will already include LEGAL306. You should also include any one of LEGAL417, LEGAL418, LEGAL419, LEGAL449, LEGAL458, LEGAL496, or LEGAL497.

  • Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies

    If you are studying the Bachelor of Arts or the 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 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

  • 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 WSAFE396, WSAFE399, WSOMM396, or WSOMM399.

    If you are studying the Bachelor of Business Analysis, 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.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEPRO100Professional Experience 1 (Early Childhood)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (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)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (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)20I (Hamilton) & 20X (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 and Business20A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on empowering students to become “business savvy” and prepared to enter the workplace and solve real-world problems. Topics covered include; team formation, design thinking, Lean Canvas, project management, Agile, risk management, project finance, professional ethics, preparing for the workplace, and business...
    ENGEN271Engineering Work Placement 120X (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 120X (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)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (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)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (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
    ARTSW300Arts and Cultural Festivals20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20C (Hamilton) & 20X (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 Arts20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20C (Hamilton) & 20X (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 Project20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20C (Hamilton) & 20X (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 Placement20X (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 Project20B (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 Project20B (Hamilton) & 20B (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. This paper includes a component on professional interaction skills within the workplace and CV preparation.
    COMPX397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    COMPX398Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    DSIGN350Intern Project20A (Hamilton) & 20X (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 Education20B (Block) & 20B (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 220X (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 220X (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 Skills20A (Hamilton)
    This course provides students with a range of practical skills essential for a planner in professional planning practice.
    FASS396Work Placement20X (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 120A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20C (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 220A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20C (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 Resolution20D (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 Apprenticeship20B (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 Communities20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20C (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 Study20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    MEDIA307Professional Studio Production20G (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 Project20X (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 Psychology20B (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 Assistantship20A (Hamilton) & 20B (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-related settings relevant to the field of Psychology.
    SCIEN301Capstone Project20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (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 Project20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    SCIEN313Undergraduate Research Project20C (Hamilton) & 20C (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent research project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    SCIEN371Science Work Placement20X (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 Placements20B (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (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 Project20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (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 120X (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 Internship20B (Hamilton) & 20C (Online)
    This is an applied internship in Spanish that involves a total language immersion and an authentic application of previous Spanish knowledge in the form of professional collaboration and specified tasks.
    STATS397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study20X (Hamilton)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    WRITE396Writing Studies Work Placement20X (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 Internship20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (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 Investigation20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (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 Internship20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (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 Investigation20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (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 Occurrence / Location
    ENVPL402Plan and Consents20X (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 Brief20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20S (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 Competitions20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20S (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 Clerk20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20S (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 Practice20G (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.
    LEGAL458Advocacy20B (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to introduce the role of the advocate in society. Participants will develop practical advocacy skills, informed by examination of the function of the advocate in trial and non-trial settings.
    LEGAL496Work Placement20X (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 Placement20D (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 220X (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 Occurrence / Location
    MNMGT596A Management Internship: From Theory to Practice20X (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.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 13 December 2019 11:34am

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