For the people who want to recode the world

Why study Computer Science?

There’s never been a better time to study computer science. Our students are inspired by some of the sharpest minds, who are leading cutting-edge research on some of the most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities of our times.

Our Computer Science team is on the cutting edge of AI and big data with renowned expertise in machine learning – universities around the world use our resources and our research to guide their teaching. We’re also forging new frontiers in cyber security to keep people’s data safe, as well as working with communities to bring content, like historical records, to life, using our open source digital library system called Greenstone.

We're proud to be recognised among the best in the world with a current top 300 QS world ranking, and we're passionate about enabling our students to be solving real-life problems from day one.

Lead the digital charge

At Waikato, we welcome students into a community full of innovative thinkers. Our students work alongside internationally respected Computer Science experts to lead the digital charge.

Bachelor of Computer Science
Master of Cyber Security
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Adapt to the changing world

Explore our broad range of subjects offered at both the Hamilton and Tauranga campuses.

Computer Science
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Explore the Tech Pathways at Waikato

At Waikato, we know technology has the power to improve our world. We're working with the people, for the people, every day.

Employer Endorsements

Company x

With a focus on designing and developing bespoke software, Company X needs a team of ‘software specialist superheroes’. That’s why the firm makes a point of hiring a large number of University of Waikato alumni.


To be the best, you need the best team, which is why Lightwire hire graduates from the University of Waikato computer science programmes.