Waikato Pathways College

Progression degrees

Your degree options

After completing your programme at Waikato Pathways College, you can begin a degree at the University of Waikato. 

You will have the option to apply for any of the following degree programmes. Grades and progression degrees are guidelines and are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Entry Requirements from Waikato Pathways College
Bachelor of Arts (BA) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Business (BBus)  A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Business Analysis (BBA) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours (BCMS(Hons) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Design (BDes) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Education (BEd) No completion standard specified. University of Waikato Calendar states: "All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis"
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance (BHSHP) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) A B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons)) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Music (BMus) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English
Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) A B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) A B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English
Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) No completion standard specified. University of Waikato Calendar states: "All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis"
Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) No completion standard specified. University of Waikato Calendar states: "All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis"
Postgraduate degrees
Successful completion of Level 8 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic (CAAE) Programme

Programme names:

  • FOUND021
    Introduction to Study Skills
  • FOUND022
    Introduction to Critical Thought and Expression
  • FOUND011
    Bridging Physics
  • FOUND007
    Bridging Calculus 
  • FOUND010
    Bridging Chemistry

Degree options

Degree programmes Entry Requirements from Waikato Pathways College
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Business (BBus)  Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Business Analysis (BBA) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours (BCMS(Hons)) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022 
Bachelor of Design (BDes) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) Completion of the Certificate of University Preparation with an overall B- grade average, a B- grade or better in FOUND011, FOUND007, and at least a C grade in every other subject
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) (Chemical & Biological, Materials & Process and Environment) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with an overall B- grade average, a B- grade or better in FOUND011, FOUND007, FOUND010, FOUND021, FOUND022 and at least a C grade in every other subject
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) (Electronic, Mechanical and Civil Engineering) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with an overall B- grade average, a B- grade or better in FOUND011, FOUND007, FOUND021, FOUND022 and at least a C grade in every other subject
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) (Software Engineering) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with an overall B- grade average, a B- grade or better in FOUND007, FOUND021, FOUND022 and at least a C grade in every other subject
Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance (BHSHP) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with an overall B- grade average, a B- grade or better in CAFS003
Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons)) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Music (BMus) At least 20 credits in NCEA at Level 2 in Music, or at least 14 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Music, or a Grade 3 Theory pass or better in the New Zealand Music Education Board, or Australian Music Education Board, or a Grade 5 Theory pass or better in the Trinity College or Royal College of Music examinations, or a music qualification assessed as equivalent.

Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in FOUND021 and FOUND022.

Entry to the Performance stream will, in addition to the above criteria, require successful completion of an audition.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) All applicants are subject to an interview and selection process, including a criminal record check, provision of a personal statement and referee check.

Selection of applicants is based on academic background, suitability for social work and meeting the requirements of the University and the New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board in terms of being a fit and proper person to practice social work. Applicants will be interviewed by the Bachelor of Social Work selection panel.

Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022.
Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) All new teacher education applicants must complete an interview and selection process
Completion of the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies with no less than a C- grade in any subject, and a B- grade or better in each of FOUND021 and FOUND022

Successful completion of the International Diploma (Business) enables students to progress into the Bachelor of Business (undergraduate degree) at the University of Waikato in a variety of subject areas.

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business (Digital Business)
  • Bachelor of Business (Economics)
  • Bachelor of Business (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Public Relations)
  • Bachelor of Business (Strategic Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain Management)

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