Specialisations provide you with another opportunity to shape your qualification to your interests and needs. They can be used to broaden your knowledge, allow you to focus on an aspect related to your first major, or perhaps provide some cohesion to your elective papers in an area of interest to you. Specialisations meet all of the requirements for a qualification but provide for further specialisation in or beyond the major (bachelors degree), subject (honours or masters degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, postgraduate certificate, or postgraduate diploma) or field (undergraduate certificate or undergraduate diploma).
For more information and advice on how a specialisation might fit into your programme of study, talk to a Student Adviser in your Faculty or School of Studies.
Specialisations at degree level
Specialisations at degree level allow students to include complementary study within their overall programme of study. For example, including a language specialisation in a Bachelor of Tourism degree creates a specialised programme in the area of international tourism.
|Specialisations available at degree level are:|
|Agribusiness||BBA(Fin), BCMS, BMS, BSc and BSc(Tech)|
|Agriculture and Biosystems||BCMS, BMS, BSc and BSc(Tech)|
|Chinese Language||BA, BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour|
|Creative Writing||BA and BMCT|
|Events Management||BCS, BMS, BSpLS, BTour|
|French Language||BA, BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour|
|German Language||BA, BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour|
|Health Communication||BCS, BMS|
|Management Education Abroad||BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS and BTour|
|Japanese Language||BA, BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour|
|Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Tourism||BTour|
|Science International||BSc and BSc(Tech)|
|Spanish Language||BA, BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour|
|Te Pūtaiao me ngā Take Māori||BSc and BSc(Tech)|
|Te Reo Māori Language||BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS and BTour|
Specialisations at major or subject level
Specialisations at major or subject level allow students to focus in depth on a particular aspect of that subject. For example, within a Computer Science major, specialisations in Applied Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Technology, Data Mining, Games and Multimedia, Information Systems, Internet Applications, Networks, or Software Development are available.
Specialisations available at major or subject level are listed under the subject entries in this Calendar.
Specialisations at field level
Specialisations at field level allow students to focus in depth on a particular aspect of that field. For example, within a Diploma of Management, specialisations in Electronic Commerce, Financial Analysis, or Management Studies are available.
|Specialisations available at field level are:|
|Electronic Commerce||Cert(Mgt) and Dip(Mgt)|
|Financial Analysis||Cert(Mgt) and Dip(Mgt)|
|Management Studies||Cert(Mgt) and Dip(Mgt)|