The University of Waikato at Tauranga
The University has had a
campus in Durham Street, Tauranga since 1999. The University also
uses library, teaching and computing facilities in the Bay of Plenty
Polytechnic’s Bongard Centre.
Students are able to complete the
Bachelor of Management Studies, Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)
and Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) degrees in Tauranga. In addition,
the Bachelor of Tourism degree will be introduced in Tauranga from
2007. Students can also complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Management
Studies, the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) and the Te
Tohu Paetahi programme in Tauranga. Students can also take papers
towards Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Liberal Studies and Bachelor
of Social Science degrees.
The range of papers taught is not
as comprehensive as on the Hamilton campus.
Papers are taught in a variety of
ways, including by Tauranga based University of Waikato and Bay
of Plenty Polytechnic academic staff and by Hamilton based academic
staff teaching by video conference link from Hamilton or by commuting
to Tauranga. Students are also able to enrol in web based papers
offered from the Hamilton campus.
Some students complete their degrees
entirely in Tauranga and some transfer or commute to Hamilton if
they want to enrol in papers not available on the Tauranga campus.
A wide variety of Continuing Education
courses are also taught in Tauranga.