Computer Science Papers at Tauranga (2020)

Computer Science involves the study of all aspects of computers: their technology, algorithms and programming, underlying theory, and their application.

To complete the Bachelor of Computer Science without a specified programme, students must take the following papers:

*Year 1:* COMPX101 or ENGEN103, COMPX102, CSMAX170, MATHS135, STATS111 or STATS121, DIGIB101 or MGSYS101 and 30 points from any subject at 100 level or above.

*Year 2:* COMPX201 or COMPX241, COMPX202 or COMPX242, COMPX203, COMPX204, COMPX222, COMPX223, CSMAX270 and 15 points from any subject at 200 level or above.

*Year 3:* COMPX301, COMPX324, COMPX361, either (15 points from any 300 level COMPX paper and one of COMPX374 or COMPX397) or COMPX371 or COMPX398, COMPX322 or COMPX323 or COMPX304, 15 points from any 300 level COMPX paper and 15 points from any subject at 200 level or above.

*Notes:* Students intending to take COMPX371 should take the prerequisite SCIEN270 in Year 2 and defer CSMAX270 to Year 3. If you intend to take the BCompSc without a specified programme, but would like to include a minor subject, you would replace the elective papers in Year 1, 2 and 3 for 60 points in the appropriate minor subject area offered at the University of Waikato.

Computer Science is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours (BCMS(Hons)), the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and the Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)). Computer Science may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Computer Science as a single major for the BCMS(Hons), BSc or the BSc(Tech), students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Computer Science, including 105 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level.

BCMS(Hons) and BSc students must complete COMPX101 or ENGEN103, COMPX102, COMPX201, COMPX202, COMPX203, COMPX204, COMPX361 and at least 15 points from List B. Students in the BCMS(Hons) will also need to take at least 60 points in the subject of Computer Science at 500 level, including COMPX520.

BSc(Tech) students must complete COMPX101 or ENGEN103, COMPX102, COMPX201, COMPX202, COMPX203, COMPX204, COMPX301 or COMPX361 and at least 15 points from List B.

To complete Computer Science as part of a double major for the BCMS(Hons), BSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Computer Science, including 90 points above 100 level, and 30 points above 200 level. Students must complete COMPX101 or ENGEN103, COMPX102, COMPX201, COMPX202, COMPX203, COMPX204, COMPX361 and 15 points from List B. Students in the BCMS(Hons) will also need to take at least 60 points in the subject of their first major at 500 level including COMPX520 if Computer Science is the first major.

The List B papers are: COMPX301, COMPX304, COMPX307, COMPX310, COMPX318, COMPX322, COMPX323 and COMPX341.

To complete a minor in Computer Science, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Computer Science major, including at least 30 points above 100 level, and including COMPX201.

Note: Students who commenced a major in Computer Science in 2017 or prior are encouraged to contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for programme advice.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX102Object-Oriented Programming20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20S (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper continues from COMPX101, expanding upon data organisation and algorithms, and introducing code contracts, computer architecture, Boolean algebra, assembly language, program analysis and object-oriented programming.
    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.
    ENGEN111Electricity for Engineers20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Tauranga), 20G (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments.
    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), 20C (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.
    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.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX900Computer Science PhD Thesis20I (Hamilton), 20I2 (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    No description available.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 14 August 2020 10:33am

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