The University of Waikato at Tauranga
Since 1999 the University has had a campus in Durham Street, Tauranga, and
also used library, teaching and computing facilities in the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s
At this campus, students are able to complete Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of
Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Management Studies, Bachelor of Social Sciences
and Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) degrees. Students can also complete the
Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, the Graduate Diploma of Teaching
(Secondary) and the Te Tohu Paetahi programme in Tauranga. In addition, students
can take papers towards other University of Waikato undergraduate degrees,
and pathway programmes are also available for students who require them.
The range of papers available is not as comprehensive as on the Hamilton campus
but is being increased each year.
Papers are taught in a variety of ways, including by Tauranga based University
of Waikato and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic academic staff, by Hamilton based
academic staff commuting to Tauranga, and by video conference link from Hamilton.
Students are also able to enrol in web-based papers offered from the Hamilton
campus of the University.
Some students complete their degrees entirely in Tauranga, while others commute
to Hamilton for some of their papers or transfer to Hamilton to study papers
not taught in Tauranga.
A wide variety of Continuing Education courses are also taught in Tauranga.