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International Diploma (Computer Science) IntDip(CompSc)

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Mar 2024


Hamilton Campus


The International Diploma (Computer Science) combines the first year of the Bachelor of Science with a programme of English Language development, academic support, and development activities to provide you a direct-entry to year two of the Bachelor of Science.

Offered in partnership with the University of Waikato College and the School of Science, the International Diploma (Computer Science) is structured across three trimesters and can be completed in 12 months. It is designed to equip you with English Language and academic skills to be successful during your University studies and transition smoothly into the second year of the Bachelor of Science in your chosen major. The Bachelor of Science is a total of three years and across your studies you will gain practical experience in labs equipped with some of the most up-to-date, high tech, computing facilities in New Zealand. The course also includes opportunities to work on projects with New Zealand companies through the work-integrated learning project. The International Diploma (Computer Science) is recognised by all New Zealand Universities.

Completion and Progression

Upon successful completion of the International Diploma (Computer Science) you’ll progress directly into the second year of the Bachelor of Science in your chosen major of: Applied Computing (Hamilton campus); Computer Science (Hamilton and Tauranga campuses); Data Analytics (Hamilton campus)

Entry criteria

Students must have completed the equivalent of 32 credits across three University Entrance approved subjects and the numeracy component of the University Entrance.

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in any band) or equivalent.

Additional English language requirements:

Duolingo - an overall score of at least 90 (equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.5); IELTS Indicator - Academic IELTS overall score of 5.5 (with at least 5.0 in the Writing band); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - Overall score of 46 with a score of 18 in writing; PBT TOEFL - Overall score of 44 with writing score of 14; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 42 and no band score lower than 38; Waikato Pathways - B grade or better with a B in Writing at level 6 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) programme.

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