Work Placements (2018)

Many of our degrees offer work placement opportunities or projects with businesses and community groups. In most cases, these can count as part of your programme of study.

As well as valuable work experience for your CV, some work placements can lead to employment after graduation. Work placements often happen in your last year of study, so you can apply what you have learned in your earlier years in the real world and receive support from your tutors and lecturers.

As well as the subject-specific work and industry placements described under the relevant subject entries, the work placements listed below are available.

For more information and advice on how a work placement might fit into your programme of study, talk to a Student Adviser in your Faculty or School of Studies.


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  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FASS396Work Placement18C (Block) & 18D (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.
    WRIT396Work Placement18C (Hamilton)
    This paper allows students to refine their writing skills in a professional workplace environment.
  • Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMP371Computer Science Placement 118C (Hamilton)
    This paper requires a period of work experience in an appropriate and approved industry or applied field. The paper is assessed on the basis of the work done.
    COMP372Computer Science Placement 218C (Hamilton)
    This paper requires a period of work experience in an appropriate and approved industry or applied field. The paper is assessed on the basis of the work done.
    COMP373Computer Science Placement 318C (Hamilton)
    This paper requires a period of work experience in an appropriate and approved industry or applied field. The paper is assessed on the basis of the work done.
    ENGEN271Industry Placement 118C (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.
    ENGG372Engineering Work Placement 218C (Hamilton)
    The second Work Placement for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
    ENGG379Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience18A (Hamilton)
    Guided reflection on professional work placements in engineering.
    FMIS296Work PlacementThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    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.
    SCIEN371Science Work Placement18C (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
  • Faculty of Education

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FEDU296Work Placement18C (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.
    FEDU396Work Placement18C (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.
    FMIS396Work Placement18C (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.
    TEDE171Professional Practice 1: Practicum (SC2)18C (Hamilton) & 18D (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher within the school, models of professional mentoring and peer teaching, beginning to work with a class for the first time (this will include a check on basic communication and planning skills), and classroom management.
    TEDE211Professional Practice 2: Practicum (E2)18C (Hamilton), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton) & 18D (Tauranga)
    This second teaching practicum provides the opportunity to link theory learned in all papers with practice in early childhood services.
    TEDE221Professional Practice 2: Practicum (P2)18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton), 18D (Online), 18D (Tauranga), 18E (Hamilton) & 18F (Hamilton)
    This module provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the primary classroom.
    TEDE311Professional Practice 3: Practicum (E3)18C (Hamilton), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton) & 18D (Tauranga)
    This final teaching practicum provides the opportunity to link theory learned in all papers with practice in early childhood services.
    TEDE321Professional Practice 3: Practicum (P3)18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton), 18D (Online) & 18D (Tauranga)
    This module provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the primary classroom.
    TEDE371Professional Practice 3: Practicum (SC4)18C (Hamilton) & 18D (Hamilton)
    This paper develops classroom strategies for curriculum delivery, and from this effective classroom management, unit and programme, and resource development for secondary students.
    TEDE701Professional Practice 118C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton), 18D (Online) & 18D (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher within the secondary school, by beginning work with a class for the first time (this will include a check on basic communication and planning skills), and classroom management.
    TEDE702Professional Practice 218C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton), 18D (Online) & 18D (Tauranga)
    This paper develops unit and programme planning; management strategies for the classroom; school and career path decision making; building a Curriculum Vitae; applying for positions, interviewing and job offers.
    TEDE751Professional Practice 1: Practicum (EG1)18C (Online) & 18D (Online)
    This paper introduces students to teaching, learning, and the curriculum.
    TEDE752Professional Practice 2: Practicum (EG1)18C (Online) & 18D (Online)
    This paper provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the early childhood service.
    TEDE753Professional Practice 3: Practicum (EG1)18C (Online) & 18D (Online)
    This paper provides opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of their personal philosophy regarding their role in early childhood education.
    TEDE764Professional Practice 1: Practicum (PG1)18C (Block), 18C (Hamilton) & 18D (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to teaching, learning, and the curriculum.
    TEDE765Professional Practice 2: Practicum (PG1)18C (Block), 18C (Hamilton) & 18D (Hamilton)
    This paper provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the primary classroom.
    TEDE766Professional Practice 3: Practicum (PG1)18C (Block), 18C (Hamilton) & 18D (Hamilton)
    This paper provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the primary classroom.
  • Faculty of Law

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LEGAL496Work Placement18Y (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.
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN271Industry Placement 118C (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.
    ENGG372Engineering Work Placement 218C (Hamilton)
    The second Work Placement for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
    ENGG379Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience18A (Hamilton)
    Guided reflection on professional work placements in engineering.
    RPLC371Engineering Placement 1 RPL18C (Hamilton)
    This paper provides recognition of prior learning through relevant workplace engagement.
    RPLC372Engineering Placement 2 RPL18C (Hamilton)
    This paper provides recognition of prior learning through relevant workplace engagement.
    RPLC373Science Placement 1 RPL18C (Hamilton)
    This paper provides recognition of prior learning through relevant workplace engagement.
    RPLC374Science Placement 2 RPL18C (Hamilton)
    This paper provides recognition of prior learning through relevant workplace engagement.
    SCIE372Science Work Placement 218C (Hamilton)
    This paper requires a period of work experience in an appropriate and approved industry or applied field. Assessment is by written reports and employer feedback.
    SCIE373Science Work Placement 318C (Hamilton)
    This paper requires a period of work experience in an appropriate and approved industry or applied field. Assessment is by written reports and employer feedback.
    SCIE374Science Work Placement 418C (Hamilton)
    This paper requires a period of work experience in an appropriate and approved industry or applied field. Assessment is by written reports and employer feedback.
    SCIE379Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience18A (Hamilton)
    This paper will encapsulate post-placement reflection and will focus on reflective learning from the placement experience, self-assessment outcomes initiated in the pre-workplace paper, portfolio completion, skill-gap revisited, career mentoring/direction, CV update, next placement selection process.
    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.
    SCIEN371Science Work Placement18C (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
  • Waikato Management School

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MNGT396Work PlacementThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MNGT496A Management Internship: From Theory to Practice18C (Block)
    This paper will provide selected students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience and apply their theory-based knowledge in an organisational setting.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 10 November 2017 1:31pm

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