Choosing NCEA subjects
All students require University Entrance for admission to the University of Waikato, but some degrees have additional entry requirements and/or include first-year papers with specific prerequisites. Use this guide to ensure you are prepared for your chosen degree. This guide indicates which degrees have specific requirements or include papers with prerequisites and which school subjects are recommended. Students who do not meet the requirements may be directed to take certain bridging papers in their first year of study. All students are advised to apply for their preferred degree. Future Student Advisers and Faculty Academic Advisers will assist students with planning their programme of study. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 WAIKATO .
Bachelor of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (Hons) Depending on their major, students may require the following:
• Mathematics papers: - 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Calculus including at least 11 credits from AS91577 (3.5), AS91578 (3.6) and AS91579 (3.7) • Statistics papers: - 18 credits in NCEA Level 2 Mathematics or 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Statistics, Calculus, or Mathematics Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) The following credits are required for students doing a BE(Hons) majoring in Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechatronics Engineering: • 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Calculus • 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Physics Chemical and Biological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Materials and Process Engineering:
• 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Calculus • 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry • 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Physics Software Engineering requires students to have achieved:
• 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Calculus Bachelor of Health Biology and Statistics are strongly recommended for students taking the BHealth but are not compulsory. Students interested in the Poutū-mārō Biomedical Sciences major will need 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry. Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance Students planning a major in Human Performance Science require 18 credits at NCEA Level 2 Mathematics; or 14 credits at Level 3 in Statistics, Calculus or Mathematics.
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