Applied Computing Papers at Tauranga (2020)

Applied Computing at the University of Waikato gives you the practical technological skills to provide effective business solutions.

Applied Computing is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Science (BSc). Applied Computing may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Applied Computing as a single major for the BSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Applied Computing, including 105 points above 100 level and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete: COMPX101 or ENGEN103, COMPX161, COMPX221, COMPX222, COMPX223, DSIGN241, COMPX322 and COMPX324.

Note: Students who commenced a major in Applied Computing in 2017 or prior are encouraged to contact the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences for programme advice.

Note on Assessment: To be eligible to pass these papers, students should normally achieve a minimum grade of D in the internal assessment and the final examination, and an overall grade of C.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CSMAX170Foundations in Computing and Mathematical Sciences20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Waikato Pathways College), 20P (Hamilton) & 20P (Online)
    The objective of this paper is to provide students with the academic foundations for computing and mathematical sciences. The paper will cover the following areas: -Effective academic reasoning and communication -Information literacy and research skills -Academic integrity -Techniques and tools in the computing and mathematical sci...
    ENGEN103Engineering Computing20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20G (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers.
    MATHS135Discrete Structures20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    An introduction to a number of the structures of discrete mathematics with wide applicability in areas such as: computer logic, analysis of algorithms, telecommunications, networks and public key cryptography. In addition it introduces a number of fundamental concepts which are useful in Statistics, Computer Science and further stu...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX251Applied Computing Tools 120A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20S (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper enables students to widen their experience of computer software using an intensive laboratory programme. Students select from a variety of themes, including video editing, website design, digital library development, computer game construction, animation and 3D modelling.
    COMPX252Applied Computing Tools 220A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20S (Hamilton)
    This paper provides an opportunity to explore several software applications in depth. It is based on an intensive laboratory programme, where students tailor their choices to their own needs and interests by selecting two themes from a set of modules.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX305Practical Data Mining20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces students to techniques for automatically finding and exploiting patterns in datasets, covering basic techniques applied in data analytics, data mining, machine learning, and big data. The well-known, locally-made Weka software will be used as the software environment for this paper.
    COMPX310Machine Learning20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces Machine Learning (ML) which is the science of making predictions. ML algorithms strive to be fast and highly accurate, while processing large datasets. This paper will use standard Python-based ML toolkits to teach the fundamentals of ML.
    COMPX322Advanced Web Development20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20I (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper covers a range of topics relating to the development of web applications. These include the latest developments in HTML, CSS and JavaScript; asynchronous communication using AJAX; security issues; object-oriented JavaScript; RESTful web services; XML; JSON and development libraries and frameworks.
    COMPX323Advanced Database Concepts20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an introduction to the advanced features of database management systems. Students will learn to use and manipulate advanced features, and to understand and explore the technical background of large database management systems. They will have hand-on practice in using these features to create, query and maintain ...
    COMPX324User Experience Design20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    An introduction to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) where students develop skills and techniques for the design and evaluation of modern computer interfaces.
    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.
    COMPX390Directed Study20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    A directed study involving the design, implementation and testing of the solution to a hardware and/or software engineering problem and production of a formal report.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 May 2020 8:32am

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