Work Placements (2022)

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 learnt in your earlier years in the real world.

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, please see a Student Advisor in your Division of study.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    TAIDE101Introduction to the Teacher Aide Role5.022X (Block - Tauranga)
    This paper introduces the role and responsibilities of Teacher Aides, including concepts of teaching and learning, planning and adapting for learners, and building professional relationships.
    TAIDE102Supporting Learners as a Teacher Aide5.022X (Block - Tauranga)
    This paper explores how Teacher Aides can support learners' wellbeing, health and safety, and specific learning, behavioural, and other needs.
    TAIDE103Cultural Responsiveness, Diversity, and Inclusion in a Teacher Aide Role5.022X (Block - Tauranga)
    This paper explores how Teacher Aides can respect and acknowledge cultural and other forms of diversity in their work within New Zealand schools. The paper highlights the importance of inclusion.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN270Engineering and Business15.022B (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 10.022X (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 130.022X (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.
    RPLCR271Recognition of Prior Learning - Engineering Placement 10.022X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides recognition of prior learning through relevant workplace engagement.
    SCIEN270Preparation for the Professional Workplace15.022B (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.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX371Computer Science Work Placement30.022X (Block)
    This paper provides a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    COMPX372Computer Science Work Placement 215.022X (Block)
    This paper provides a second full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    COMPX373Computer Science Work Placement 315.022X (Block)
    This paper provides the third full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    ENGEN371Engineering Work Placement 20.022X (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 230.022X (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.
    RPLCR316Recognition of Prior Learning - Computer Science Placement30.022A (Hamilton) & 22H (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. This paper may be counted only towards the BSc(Tech) degree.
    RPLCR317Recognition of Prior Learning - Computer Science Placement 215.022A (Hamilton) & 22H (Hamilton)
    For details see Work Placements COMPX372.
    RPLCR318Recognition of Prior Learning - Computer Science Placement 315.022A (Hamilton) & 22H (Hamilton)
    For details see Work Placements COMPX373.
    RPLCR371Recognition of Prior Learning - Engineering Placement 10.022X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides recognition of prior learning through relevant workplace engagement.
    RPLCR372Recognition of Prior Learning - Engineering Placement 20.022X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides recognition of prior learning through relevant workplace engagement.
    RPLCR373Recognition of Prior Learning - Science Placement 130.022X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides recognition of prior learning through relevant workplace engagement.
    RPLCR374Recognition of Prior Learning - Science Placement 215.022X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides recognition of prior learning through relevant workplace engagement.
    SCIEN371Science Work Placement30.022X (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.
    SCIEN372Science Work Placement 215.022X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a second full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    SCIEN373Science Work Placement 315.022X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides the third full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    SCIEN374Science Work Placement 415.022X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides the a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    WSAFE396Management Internship15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga), 22C (Hamilton), 22C (Tauranga) & 22X (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 Investigation15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga), 22C (Hamilton) & 22C (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 Internship15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga), 22C (Hamilton) & 22C (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 Investigation15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga), 22C (Hamilton) & 22C (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
    LEGAL496Work Placement15.022X (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 Placement30.022X (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...
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    CSMAX596Computer Science Internship60.022A (Block), 22B (Block), 22C (Block) & 22X (Block)
    This internship enables the development of practical knowledge and hands-on experience through a supervised internship in the IT industry.
    MNMGT599Report of an Investigation30.022X (Hamilton)
    Directed investigation of an applied topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS(Hons) degree.
    SCIEN570Planning for the Science Workplace and Scientific Practice15.022X (Hamilton)
    This paper constitutes preparation for a professional scientific workplace, including evidencing skills, career planning, understanding societal expectations of a scientist, engaging with a relevant scientific workplace, sourcing a science problem to solve, ethical considerations, and writing a scientific investigation proposal.
    SCIEN579Reflection on Scientific Practice and Career Planning15.022X (Hamilton)
    This paper constitutes the reflective element of the practice of scientific inquiry in the professional science workplace as part of their research thesis undertaking. It also is the planning elements of a science career, including career direction, and the professional presentation as a graduate who is transitioning from being an...

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