This page provides information on how to select courses for your semester study abroad in New Zealand. Please start by reading the Important Notes, and then select your specific program in New Zealand for further instructions.

Important Notes

Read this first

  • The courses you pick at this stage are for pre-approval. Current applicants should select and enter your courses on your online application in order of preference. While this order isn’t set in stone, it will make course registration smoother while on campus.
  • ALWAYS choose at least 6-8 courses in order to have enough to select from in the event you do not fulfill pre-requisites, courses are not on offer that term, or that courses overlap on the timetable.
  • Make sure to review your course selections with your academic advisor to ensure that your credits will transfer back to your home university.
  • For many universities in New Zealand, courses are called “papers”.

About the Courses (Papers)

  • The New Zealand academic year begins each February. As you select courses keep this in mind to ensure that you select courses from the correct semester.
    • Semester 1: February – June (US Spring Semester)
    • Semester 2: July – November (US Fall Semester)
  • Courses for Semester 1 (February start) are generally not available until October. We recommend using the previous year’s course list until the course list is updated. Although courses do not change tremendously from year-to-year, please be aware that you may need to make additional selections once papers are officially published.
  • New Zealand universities have an add/drop period of one to two weeks once classes begin. The first week of courses allows you to visit other lectures to “shop around” for your best options.

Course Level

  • A 100-level course is the equivalent of a 100 and 200-level/freshmen and sophomore level U.S. course.
  • A 200-level course is the equivalent of a 300-level/junior level U.S. course.
  • A 300-level course is the equivalent of a 400-level/senior level U.S. course. (Note: These courses require a high level of competency, and you will most likely need to fulfill numerous pre-requisites.)
  • 400-level + courses are graduate level and for the most part, are not open to study abroad students.

The exception to the above is AUT. More information is provided in the AUT section below. 


How to Submit Your Selected Courses to TEAN

  1. Meet with your advisor at your home university to make sure your course selections are approved.
  2. Email your TEAN Program Manager if you require any syllabi for pre-approval.
  3. Submit your course selections on your TEAN Course Selection Form.

AUT University

How to Find Courses

  1. Visit the AUT University online course catalog.
  2. Search by keyword or course code. Please only look for courses with course codes that include 4 letters and 3 numbers. Any course codes that are all numbers are old courses and therefore not available.
  3. Click on a paper name or paper code to view the paper’s description, semester it is offered and any prerequisites.
  4. You’ll see toward the bottom of the page, under ‘Timetable’ which semester it is offered. The US Spring (February) term will be listed as Semester 1. The US Fall (July) term will be listed as Semester 2. If there is no timetable listed, it means it’s likely not offered for that particular year.
  5. To check if the paper has prerequisites, click the + button under the ‘Expand to see requisite details’ section
  6. The campus the class is taught on can be found under the Room column with the first letter of the Room code:
    • W = Wellesley Campus (City – walking distance to your housing. This is the main campus)
    • A = Akoranga Campus (North Shore – 15 minutes by AUT Shuttle at an additional cost)
    • M = South Campus (Manukau – 25 minutes by AUT Shuttle at an additional cost)
    • If there is not a room code listed, it means the course is offered completely online
  7. Pay attention to the paper level indicated. As a study abroad student at AUT, you will be able to take papers at levels 500, 600 and 700.
    • A 500-level course is the equivalent of a 100 and 200-level/freshmen and sophomore level U.S. course.
    • A 600-level course is the equivalent of a 300-level/junior level U.S. course.
    • A 700-level course is the equivalent of a 400-level/senior level U.S. course. (Note: These courses require a high level of competency and you will most likely need to fulfill numerous prerequisites.)
  8. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Please Note: Depending on the paper, you may be required to travel to a different campus (other than the main campus of the university). You will be responsible for any additional transportation costs, so please take this into consideration when finalizing your schedule.


Common Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at AUT University. Use the course codes listed to search for papers in each field of study. To search for papers in these fields, refer back to the AUT online course catalog.

Art & Design – ARDN, DIGD, DESN, FASD, SPAD,
Business – ACCT, BSYS, ECON, ENTR, FINA, HRMG, MGMT
Communication – COMM
Computer Science – COMP, INFS
Engineering – ENME, ENGE, ENMA, ENBU, ENEL, ENSE
Journalism – JOUR
Digital Media – DIGM
Health Science – HEAL
Marketing & Advertising – ADVT, MARS, MKTG
Psychology – PSYC
Public Relations – PUBL
Humanities & Social Sciences – CLSY, ENGL, HIST, MAOR, PACS, PHIL, POLS, SOSC
Sport & Exercise Science – SPSC, SPOR, SPEX
Tourism – TOUR


Popular Courses

Business
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
ENTR680 Entrepreneurship and Innovation  MGMT603 Leadership for Change 
MKTG602 Marketing Relationships  MKTG602 Marketing Relationships 
INTB501 Business and Strategy in a Changing World  INTB501 Business and Strategy in a Changing World 
TOUR602 Ecotourism  HRMG650 Te Ara Pou Leadership 
MGMT603 Leadership for Change  TOUR609 Tourism and Sustainability 
HRMG650 Te Ara Pou Leadership 
Communications & Media
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
COMM514 Intercultural Communication  COMM514 Intercultural Communication 
COMM513 Media, Technology and Society  CWRT501 Creative Writing 
CWRT501 Creative Writing 
 
Engineering
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
ENME609 Solid Mechanics I  ENME502 Engineering Materials I 
ENME615 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer  ENME500 Introduction to Thermofluids and Energy 
  ENME604 Fluid Mechanics 
Environment
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
ECOL603 Ecology Concepts I  ENVS501 Biodiversity 
ECOL501 Ecology and Evolution 
ECOL603 Ecology Concepts II 
Health
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
HEAL505 Human Anatomy and Physiology I  HEAL505 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 
SPOR504 Leadership in Sport and the Outdoors  SPOR501 Sport and Recreation in Aotearoa/New Zealand 
SPOR501 Sport and Recreation in Aotearoa/New Zealand 
Humanities & SOcial Sciences
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
TIKA500 International Noho Marae: Indigenous Encounters of Maori Kind  TIKA500 International Noho Marae: Indigenous Encounters of Maori Kind 
HIST500 Introduction to New Zealand History  HIST500 Introduction to New Zealand History 
ENGL502 Reading New Zealand  ENGL503 A Pacific Reader 
CLSY501 Film Club: Flashforward  SOSC583 Social Institutions 
Science
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
CHEM501 Principles of Chemistry  BIOL602 Biology of Marine Organisms 
CHEM602 Biochemistry  CHEM601 Inorganic Chemistry 
CHEM603 Organic Chemistry 
BIOL502 Plants and Animals 
BIOL604 Aquaculture 
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
DIGM603: Visual Communication  ARDN516 The Image 
ARDN607 Design and Society  COMP700 Text and Vision Intelligence 
ARDN631 The Lucid Image 
 
Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. AUT offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding. If you would like to participate in our Choose Earth Certificate program, consider one of the subjects below to complete the course requirement. 

Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
SOSC585 Climate Action HRMG701 Diversity and Inclusion for Social Impact
SOSC787 Diversity, Power, and Discrimination BUSS509 Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
HRMG701 Diversity and Inclusion for Social Impact CULN702 Food Ethics and Sustainability
BUSS509 Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
ENVS501 Biodiversity
CULN702 Food Ethics and Sustainability TOUR609 Tourism and Sustainability
CRIM680 Policing and Society

Unique Opportunities

TIKA500: International Noho Marae: Indigenous Encounters of Maori Kind
This course provides students with a background in Maori culture, traditions and protocols. Part of this course includes a weekend event at the beginning of the semester in which students stay on the AUT Marae where they will meet and learn from Maori people, learn and take part in cultural performance, enjoy a traditional Maori feast and learn Maori arts and crafts. This class is for international students and is always a highlight of study abroad students’ semester.

Internship for Credit
AUT offers the opportunity to get hands on experience with their internship for credit. Students will take two 15-point classes from AUT’s regular course offerings and will then have the part-time internship worth 30-points. Please note there is an additional NZD$800 internship placement fee for this opportunity.

Land and Water Based Pursuits
SPOR514: Land Based Pursuits and SPOR515: Water Based Pursuits are two classes in which students will learn technical skills and safe practice in a range of land based and water based outdoor activities. Students will find themselves outside the classroom getting hands on learning. These classes must be taken together and are only offered during Semester 2 (July).


FAQs

When and how do I enroll in classes?
AUT will enroll you in your top four classes listed in your TEAN Course Selection form. If there are timetable clashes or pre-requisites, they will go down your course list. AUT will then send your enrollment to your Program Manager who will send to you to review. If you’d like to make changes to the enrollment, please alert your Program Manager and they will work with AUT.

Can I take classes at AUT’s different campuses? How do I get there?
Yes, you can take classes at all the AUT campuses. The Wellesley Campus is the main, city campus and that’s where the majority of classes are offered. Wellesley Campus is only about a 5-10 minute walk from your accommodation. The Akoranga campus on the North Shore is about a 15-20 minute AUT Shuttle ride from the city campus. The shuttle costs $2 per ride so is an additional expense. Many of the health classes are offered at the Akoranga campus. Finally, the South Campus in Manukau is about a 25 minute shuttle ride from the main, city campus. We typically don’t recommend students enroll in classes at this campus but they are available if required.

What if I want to change my classes once I get to campus?
You will finalize your enrollment during the International Student Orientation which is typically the week before classes start. You can make changes to your enrollment during this time and also during the one week add/drop period during the first week of classes.

Lincoln University

How to Find Courses

  1. Click on Lincoln’s online course catalog.
  2. You can search by keyword, by Subject using the Subject dropdown menu or you can click the View All button and all courses offered at Lincoln will appear
  3. If you click into the individual course, you can see how many credits the class is for, read an introduction about the class and see what, if any, prerequisites each class has.
  4. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student at Lincoln, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 levels. Any courses 400+ are considered graduate level and typically not available to study abroad students.
  5. Be sure to check the semester the course is offered. The US Spring (February-June) term will be listed as Semester 1 and the US Fall (July-November) term will be listed as Semester 2.
  6. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Common Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at Lincoln University. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the Lincoln online course catalog.

Animal Science – ANSC
Biochemistry/Biological Science – BICH, BIOS
Business – BMGT, COMM, ECON, FINC, MGMT, MKTG
Ecology – ECOL
Environmental Studies – ERST
Forestry – FORS
Landscape Architecture – LASC
Maori Studies – MAST
Plant Science – PLSC, PLPT
Recreation – RECN
Soil Science – SOSC
Viticulture – WINE


Popular Courses

Business
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November)
MGMT 106 Global Food Systems  BMGT 211 Productivity Management 
MKTG 202 Social Marketing and Ethics  WINE 101 Introduction to the Winegrowing Industry 
LINC 101 Land, People, and Economies 
ECON 211 Land Economics 
Environment
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November)
ECOL 202 Biological Diversity  LINC 201 Sustainable Futures 
WATR 301 Water Resource Management  WATR 201 Freshwater Resources 
  ECOL 103 Ecology I: New Zealand Ecology and Conservation 
  ERST 201 Environmental Analysis 
  ERST 302 Environmental Policy 
Humanities & Social Sciences
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November)
RECN 213 Event Planning  MAST 106 Ngā Tikanga Māori (Māori Cultural Studies) 
SOCI 116 Society, Culture and Environment  RECN 217 Sport and Society 
MAST 104 Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi)  RECN 215 Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Recreation 
PSYC 202 Motivation and Participation 
SOSC 223 Physical Landscapes: Formation and Function 
FOOD 101 Food Quality and Consumer Acceptance 
Science
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November)
BICH 207 Biochemistry II  ANSC 105 Animal Science 
BICH 209 Principles of Malting and Brewing  ANSC 207 Animal Health 
BIOS 110 Biological Sciences  CHEM 210 Chemistry and the Environment 
PLSC 320 Crop Science 
PLSC 204 Plant Production Systems 
PHSC 211 Land, Water and Atmosphere 
WINE 202 Principles of Wine Science 
HORT 107 Introduction to Horticulture 
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November)
LASC 215 Landscape Analysis, Planning and Design  DESN 104 History of Design 
LASC 218 Landscape and Culture 
Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. Lincoln offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding. If you would like to participate in our Choose Earth Certificate program, consider one of the subjects below to complete the course requirement.

Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November)
ECOL103 Ecology I: New Zealand PHIL304 Social and Environmental Ethics
ECOL202 Biological Diversity PHSC210 Chemistry and the Environment
ECOL302 Applied Ecology and Conservation
PLPT306 Sustainable Plant Protection
ECON326 The Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment
PHSC107 Introduction to Earth and Ecological Sciences
PHSC211 Land, Water and Atmosphere

Unique Opportunities

Lincoln has its own vineyard on campus so students studying Wine Science and Viticulture classes have the unique opportunity to get hands on experience in a vineyard right on campus.

WINE 101: Introduction to the Winegrowing Industry
A great way to get a feel for viticulture, this course will give you a New Zealand perspective on the industry, and includes a field trip.

WINE 201: Viticulture I
This class is for students that have a bit of background in Viticulture and provides the opportunity to get more detail on the agricultural science and cultivation of grape plants. This class includes a field tour as part of the course.


FAQs

When and how do I enroll in classes?
Your courses will be sent to Lincoln with your application, and they will then review your courses for pre-approval. Once we receive your offer letter, you will also receive an email directly from Lincoln with login details for your online Lincoln portal (LUCAS). You will then enroll online through LUCAS.

What if I want to change my classes after I submit my online enrollment?
You will be able to adjust your enrollment through the online system and then also during the International Orientation once you’re on campus. There is also an add/drop period during the first week of classes in which you can make changes.

Massey University

How to Find Courses

  1. Click on Massey University’s online course catalog.
  2. Select the campus you wish to study, either Palmerston North (Manawatu/PNTH) or Wellington
  3. Select the semester you will be studying abroad. The Spring (February-June) term will be listed as Semester 1 and the Fall (July-November) term will be listed as Semester 2.
  4. Use the keyword search function to type in the subject you’re looking for
  5. The results will then display below the search criteria, and you can select a class to view more detail including a brief description.
  6. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student at Massey, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 levels. The level of the class can be determined by the second set of digits – for example, 150.201 is in the Maori Studies department (150), and is a 200 level class (201).
  7. You can also search the courses by subject using the “What Can I Study page and then clicking the subject to see the list of classes. Just be sure you’re checking the semester and location the course is offered.
  8. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”   

Please Note: Students applying for courses offered by Massey’s College of Creative Arts (COCA) will need to submit a portfolio. Specific details of the portfolio requirements will be sent by your TEAN Program Manager once you submit your course selections. 


Common Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at Massey University. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the Massey online course catalog.

Palmerston North Campus
Animal & Equine Science – 117, 286, 199
Agriculture – 112, 119
Business – 115, 152, 156, 178, 125
Communication & Media Studies – 219, 154
Environmental & Earth Science – 232, 233, 196, 121, 188, 189
Science (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) – 122, 162, 123, 124, 120
Humanities & Social Sciences – 148, 150, 176, 279, 146, 175, 200, 134
Sport Management & Sport Science – 234, 194

Wellington Campus
Art & Design – 197
Commercial Music – 133
Communication & Journalism – 219
Creative Media Production – 289
Fashion Design – 212
Fine Arts – 213
Media Studies – 154
Photography – 221
Spatial Design – 224
Textile Design – 223
Visual and Material Culture – 237
Visual Communication Design – 222


Popular Courses

Business – Palmerston North
Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
125.330 Advanced Business Finance 156.237 Marketing Communication and Advertising
178.201 Microeconomics 178.200 Macroeconomics
178.100 Principles of Economic Policy 152.203 Business and Society
152.261 International Business
Communications & Media – Palmerston North
Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
219.207 Writing for Public Relations and Digital Media 219.101 Media Skills
154.203 Popular Culture and the Media
Engineering- Palmerston North
Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
124.327 Modern Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics 280.272 Fluid Flow and Particle Technology
282.373 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
Environment – Palmerston North
Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
196.205 Ecology and Conservation 196.201 Biodiversity of New Zealand
132.111 Oranga Taiao, Oranga Tangata: Planning and the Environment 146.205 Environmental Anthropology
121.210 Environmental Issues
Health – Palmerston North
Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
234.223 Exercise Physiology 234.135 Sociology of Sport and Exercise
214.101 Human Bioscience: Normal Body Function 234.222 Sport Biomechanics
Humanities & Social Sciences – Palmerston North
Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
146.101  Introductory Social Anthropology 176.218 Race, Nation and Modernity
148.246  Iwi History 200.100 Politics of Culture and Power>
300.110 Te Reo Whakahoahoa:
Socialising in Te Reo
230.110 Turangawaewae Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa NZ
190.340 Contemporary Issues in Aviation Security 131.121 Rich World, Poor World
200.261 World Politics 148.243 The Sixties: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll?
230.110 Turangawaewae Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa NZ
150.114 Tirohanga Taketake: Maori Perspectives
Science – Palmerston North
Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
199.211 Invertebrate Zoology 117.344 Animal Growth and Meat Production
117.371 Animal Production 286.251 Equine Behaviour, Training and Wellfare
117.231Animal Health and Wellfare  123.105 Chemistry and the Physical World
Business – Wellington
Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
156.235 Social Media and Digital Marketing 115.116 Introduction to Marketing
156.231 Strategic Marketing Management 154.202 Advertising and Consumer Society
156.237 Marketing Communication and Advertising
Communications & Media – Wellington
Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
219.207 Writing for Public Relations and Digital Media 219.101 Media Skills
154.101 Introduction to Media Studies 219.312 Risk and Crisis Communication<
219.209 Public Relations Practice 219.307 Interpersonal Communication
289.102 Visualisation for Media Production
219.204 News Media and Society
Humanities & Social Sciences – Wellington
Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
172.232 Language and Society in New Zealand 154.315 Popular Music Studies
Visual, Performing Arts & Design – Wellington
Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
198.357 Design Studio IIIA (Industrial) 139.223 Creative Processes
213.155 Drawing the Body I 139.133 Creative Communication
150.106 Nga Hanga Whakairo: Traditional Maori Visual Art 198.358 Design Studio IIIB (Industrial)
221.100 Photography as an Agent of Change 213.154 Contemporary Drawing
222.347 Editorial Design 221.221 Photography and Digital Practices
289.103 Introduction to Computer Animation 222.104 Printmaking
213.154 Contemporary Drawing 222.215 Brand Communication
222.104Printmaking 197.119 Coding for Creative Practice
222.215 Brand Communication 213.155 Drawing the Body I
213.150 Painting 221.100 Photography as an Agent of Change
237.230 Creative Cultures & Contexts  222.347 Editorial Design
212.100 Fashion Pattern Making
Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. Massey offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding. If you would like to participate in our Choose Earth Certificate program, consider one of the subjects below to complete the course requirement.

Palmerston North

Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
121,210 Environmental Issues  178.360 Environmental Economics
132.111 Planning and the Environment 179.120 Environmental Sustainability in Social and Community Work
176.216 Understanding Globalisation 154.302 Gender and Race in the Media

Wellington

Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July-November)
237.230 Creative Cultures & Contexts I 154.302 Gender and Race in the Media
219.304 Intercultural Communication 294.115 War and Society

Unique Opportunities

Classes with Fieldwork
Massey University has several course options if students are looking for some fieldwork or included excursions in their course. A list of these courses are:

Agriculture and Animal Science 

  • 112.248: Food and Agribusiness Value Chains
  • 119.258: Agricultural Systems
  • 199.310: Entomology
  • 235.211: Maori Agribusiness Systems
  • 235.312: Case Studies in Maori Agribusiness

Environmental Science 

Ecology

People and Sport

  • 145.301: Research Practice in Human Geography
  • 179.255: Introduction to Field Education

Resource and Environmental Planning

  • 132.112: Planning for Sustainable Development
  • 132.217: Planning Hazard-Resilient Communities
  • 132.305: Natural Resource Policy and Planning
  • 214.312: Environmental Monitoring and Investigative Methods  

Internship for Credit
There are two opportunities for students to undertake an internship for credit. Students with a strong background in Communication Studies are able to apply to take the 219.311 Communication Internship which would make up one of the four classes students will be enrolled in at Massey. There is also an opportunity for students to intern in the International Office working with the Study Abroad and Exchange team. The credit will also be through 219.311 Communication Credit.


FAQs

When and how do I enroll in my classes?
After you receive your offer letter, you will also receive an email with login details to the Massey online portal, MyMassey. You will enroll through this online system. You will then finalize your enrollment on campus during the International Orientation.

If you are taking classes in Massey’s College of Creative Arts (COCA), you will not enroll until you are on campus and have met with a Massey academic advisor from COCA.

If I’m studying in Palmerston North, can I enroll in a class in Wellington?
No, if you’re planning to be in Palmerston North, you’ll need to be sure your classes are offered on the Manawatu campus. Same with Wellington, if you are planning to study in Wellington, you need to be sure you’re selecting classes that are offered at the Wellington campus.

What if I want to change my classes after I submit my online enrollment?
You will be able to adjust your enrollment through the online system and then also during the International Orientation once you’re on campus. There is also an add/drop period during the first week of classes in which you can make changes.

University of Auckland

How to Find Courses

  1. Go to the University of Auckland’s online course catalog. 
  2. From the top alphabetical index, click the first letter of the subject’s abbreviation.
  3. Click the green arrow or the subject name to see all the courses in that subject. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student at Auckland, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 levels. To see the specific course description, click the course name or course number link.
  4. Click the “View Course Schedule” to see what semester the course is offered. 
    1. Semester 1 = US Spring (February-June)
    2. Semester 2 = US Fall (July-November)
  5. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Common Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at the University of Auckland. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the Auckland online course catalog.

Business – ACCTG, BUSINESS, ECON, FINANCE, INTBUS, MGMT, MKTG,
Communication – COMMS
Computer Science – COMPSCI, COMPSYS, SOFTENG
Engineering – ENGGEN, ENGSCI, ENVENG, ELECTENG, BIOMENG, CHEMMAT, CIVIL, MECHENG, MECHTRON, STRCTENG,
Environmental Studies – EARTHSCI, ENVSCI
Media, Film & Television – MEDIA
Population Health – POPHLTH
Psychology – PSYCH
Sport & Exercise Science – EXERSCI, SPORT,
Science – SCIGEN, BIOSCI, CHEM, PHYSICS
Social Sciences & Humanities – ANTHRO, GENDER, HISTORY, PHIL, POLITICS, SOCIOL


Popular Courses

Business
Semester 1 (February-July) Semester 2 (July-November)
BUSINESS112 Managing Sustainable Growth BUSINESS112 Managing Sustainable Growth
ECON151 Understanding the Global Economy ECON151 Understanding the Global Economy
FINANCE261 Introduction to Investments ECON212 Game Theory
MGMT223 Understanding Work and People FINANCE261 Introduction to Investments
MKTG303 Consumer Behaviour MGMT223 Understanding Work and People
MKTG304 Digital Marketing MKTG303 Consumer Behaviour
MKTG304 Digital Marketing 
Communications & Media
Semester 1 (February-July) Semester 2 (July-November)
COMMS302 Visual Communication  COMMS105 Introduction to Communication and Leadership 
MEDIA202 Hollywood and its Others  COMMS102 Communication and Social Change 
COMMS104 Advertising and Society 
MEDIA213 Cinema of Aotearoa New Zealand 
Engineering
Semester 1 (February-July) Semester 2 (July-November)
CHEMMAT204 Materials  MECHENG 211 Thermofluids 
PHYSICS332 Fluid Mechanics  MECHENG 222 Dynamics  Change 
Environment
Semester 1 (February-July) Semester 2 (July-November)
BIOSCI109 Ecology and Evolution: The Continuum of Life  ENVCHNG100 Global Climate Change 
EARTHSCI261 Climate and Society  ENVSCI101 Environment, Science and Management 
ENVSCI101 Environment, Science and Management  BIOSCI100 Antarctica: The Frozen Continent 
MARINE100 The Oceans Around Us   
Health
Semester 1 (February-July) Semester 2 (July-November)
EXERSCI103 Human Anatomy  EXERSCI206 Exercise Nutrition 
EXERSCI 201 Exercise Physiology 1  HLTHPSYC122 Behaviour, Health and Development 
POPLHLTH111 Population Health 
 
Humanities & Social Sciences
Semester 1 (February-July) Semester 2 (July-November)
ANTHRO202 Music and Identity in World Music Cultures  ANTHRO 106 Global Sound Cultures: Musics, Places and Peoples 
HISTORY 108 Rise and Fall of the USA  HISTORY 104 Pacific History: An Introduction 
MAORI130 Te Ao Māori: The Maori World  MAORI 130 Te Ao Maori: The Maori World 
PACIFIC 100 Introduction to Pacific Studies  PACIFIC 105 The Contemporary Pacific 
PSYC109 Mind, Brain and Behaviour  PSYC204 Social Psychology 
SOCIOL 100 Issues and Themes in Sociology  SOCIOL 100 Issues and Themes in Sociology 
  SOCIOL101 Understanding Aotearoa New Zealand 
Science
Semester 1 (February-July) Semester 2 (July-November)
BIOSCI206 Principles of Ecology  BIOSCI 106 Foundation of Biochemistry 
BIOSCI204 Principles of Microbiology BIOSCI203 Biochemistry 
CHEM110 Chemistry of the Living World  CHEM120 Chemistry of the Material World 
CHEM120 Chemistry of the Material World 
 
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
Semester 1 (February-July) Semester 2 (July-November)
MAORI 190 Kapa Haka 1  MUS120 Performance 1 
MUS120 Performance 1  MUS130 Introduction to Music Technology 
PACIFIC 110 Pacific Music and Dance 
Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. University of Auckland offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding. If you would like to participate in our Choose Earth Certificate program, consider one of the subjects below to complete the course requirement.

Semester 1 (February-July) Semester 2 (July-November)
ENVSCI101 Environment, Science and Management MEDIA231 Eco/media
EARTHSCI120 Planet Earth SUSTAIN100 Sustainability and Us
MARINE100 The Oceans Around Us ENVSCI101 Environment, Science and Management
  EARTHSCI120 Planet Earth
  GENDER208 Thinking Gender
  GEOG205 Environment and Society
  GLOBAL200 Global Challenges
  SOCIOL210 Colonisation, Globalization, and Social Justice

Unique Opportunities

Quite a few of the upper level Auckland biology courses offer some sort of a field trip or field work as part of the course. Some of those courses are:

  • MARINE 302 – Dynamics of Marine Systems
  • BIOSCI 325 – Plant Diversity and Function
  • BIOSCI 328 – Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • BIOSCI 330/MARINE 303 – Freshwater and Estuarine Ecology
  • BIOSCI 333 – Marine Ecology and Conservation
  • BIOSCI 337 – Animal Behaviour
  • BIOSCI 394 – Terrestrial Ecology and Conservation

FAQs

When and how do I enroll in my classes?
Once we receive your offer letter, you will receive login details directly from Auckland for their online portal. You will then accept your offer and enroll online using their system. For Spring students, enrollment won’t open until November 1 however Fall applicants will be able to enroll as soon as they receive their login details. You will receive instructions from your Program Manager about enrollment.

What if I want to change my classes after I submit my online enrollment?
You will be able to adjust your enrollment through the online system and then also during the International Orientation once you’re on campus. There is also an add/drop period during the first week of classes in which you can make changes.

University of Canterbury

How to Find Courses

  1. Click on Canterbury’s online course catalog.
  2. Select the subject area in which you are interested.
  3. Classes will be listed by level, and will indicate their point value (credits) to the right.
  4. More detail, including a brief description of the course and a list of prerequisites, can be found by clicking the hyperlinked course code below the course title.
  5. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student at Canterbury, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 level.
  6. Check the class is offered during the semester you intend to study abroad.
      1. Semester 1 = US Spring (February-June)
      2. Semester 2 = US Fall (July-November)
      3. If the year you plan to study abroad is not available, please search the current or previous year to get an idea of what will be available when the updated course lists are released.
  7. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Commons Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at the University of Canterbury. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the Canterbury online course catalog.

Business & Management – ACCT, BSNS, ECON, FINC, INOV, MGMT, MKTG
Engineering – ENGR, ENCI, ENEL, ENME, ENCH, EMTH, ENCE, COSC
Environment – ANTA, ENVR, FORE, GEOG, WATR

Film, Media & Communication – CINE, FILM, COMS
Humanities & Social Science – ANTH, CRJU, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI
Maori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies – MAOR, PACS
Science – BIOL, CHEM, PHYS


Popular Courses

Business
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November) 
MGMT206 Organisational Behaviour MKTG201 Marketing Management
MGMT 221 International Business MKTG241 Hospitality Marketing and Management
MGMT230 Business, Society and the Environment MGMT230 Business, Society and the Environment
MKTG240 Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management MGMT223 Innovation Management
Communications & Media
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November) 
CINE102 The Backpacker’s Guide to World Cinema CINE104 The Oscar for Best Picture: The Envelope Please!
DIGI101 Working in a Digital World COMS201 Media Audiences 
COMS204 Advertising and Cultural Consumption COMS232 Risk and Crisis Communication
Engineering
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November) 
ENME215 Engineering Thermodynamics ENCN242 Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology
ENCN231 Solid Mechanics ENCH292 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
ENCH293 Fluid Mechanics 1 ENCH296 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Environment
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November) 
FORE111 Trees, Forests and the Environment GEOL113 GeoHazards
GEOL240 Field Studies A – Mapping GEOG106 Global Environmental Change
ANTA102 Antarctica – the Cold Continent BIOL112 Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
ANTA201 Antarctica and Global Change
GEOG11 People, Places and Environments
Health
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November) 
SPCO103 Sport Psychology SPCO104 Anatomy and Physiology
SPCO204 Biomechanics SPCO107 Sport Nutrition
SPCO209 Exercise Physiology
Humanities & Social Sciences
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November) 
MAOR107 Te Ara o TawhakiMaori Thought, Beliefs and Practices  MAOR108 Te Patu a Maui: The Treaty of Waitangi – facing and overcoming colonization
MAOR165 Tuakiri: Culture and Identity MAOR172 Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge
SOCI111 Exploring Society ANTH223 Ethnicity, Racism and History
CULT202 Cultural Politics/Cultural Activism HIST243 Kiwi Culture
PSYC207 Developmental Psychology SOCI112 Global Society
PSYC211 Personality
Science
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November) 
BIOL212 Marine Biology and Ecology  BCHM206/CHEM242 Organic Chemistry
BIOL113 Diversity of Life BIOL116 Human Biology
BIOL271 Evolution BIOL213 Microbiology
CHEM114 Foundations of Chemistry BIOL272 Principles of Animal Behavious
ASTR109 The Cosmos: Birth and Evolution
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November) 
FINA102 Communities of Practice MAOR282 Kapa Haka – Introducing Maori Performing Arts
Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. Canterbury offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding. If you would like to participate in our Choose Earth Certificate program, consider one of the subjects below to complete the course requirement.

Semester 1 (February-June)  Semester 2 (July-November) 
ANTA102 Antarctica – the Cold Continent MGMT230 Business, Society and the Environment
ANTA201 Antarctica and Global Change MGMT333 Managing Corporate Responsibility
BIOL113 Diversity of Life ANTH223 Ethnicity, Racism and History
MGMT230 Business, Society and the Environment GEOG106 Global Environmental Change
ECON225 Environmental Economics BIOL112 Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
FORE111 Trees, Forests and the Environment

Unique Opportunities

CHCH101: Strengthening Communities through Social Innovation
This is a service learning course that offers the opportunity for students to participate in a hands-on community engagement project and learn more about Christchurch in the context of post-earthquake Christchurch.

PACE295: Internship
Canterbury offers students the opportunity to take on an internship for credit where students will work on a project designed by a company or organization in New Zealand. Students will take three 15-point classes from Canterbury’s regular course offerings and will then have the PACE295 internship course as the fourth course of their enrollment.

Canterbury has several unique faculties, including, Antarctic Studies (ANTA), Communication Disorders (CMDS), Astronomy (ASTR), and Sport Coaching (SPCO).


FAQs

How and when will I enroll in my classes?
After you receive your offer letter, you will receive login details from Canterbury and instructions on completing an Application to Enrol. Once you have done this, you will have access to an online enrollment portal. You will finalize your enrollment on campus during the International Student Orientation.

What if I want to change my classes after submitting my online enrollment?
You will be able adjust your enrollment through the online system and then also during the International Orientation once you’re on campus. There is also an add/drop period during the first week of classes in which you can make changes.

University of Otago

How to Find Courses

  1. Click on the Otago online course catalog.
  2. Type in a keyword into the ‘Search for a Paper’ section
  3. The results will then display and you can select a class to view more detail including the course description
  4. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 levels
  5. Confirm the course is offered during the correct semester by looking under the Teaching Period
    1. Semester 1 = US Spring (February-June)
    2. Semester 2 = US Fall (July-November)
  6. You can also search for courses by subject by clicking on the A-Z list of subjects. A list of subjects offered at Otago will appear alphabetically. Select the subject you’re interested in to be taken to the department page.
  7. On the department page, select Papers and it will display a list of courses in that subject area.  
  8. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Commons Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at the University of Otago. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the Otago online course catalog.

Business – ACCT, BSNS, ECON, FINC, MANT, MART, TOUR
Communications – MFCO
Criminology – CRIM, POLS
English – ENGL, LING
Geology – GEOL, EAOS
Education – EDUC
Environmental Studies – ECOL, ENVI, BIOL, GEOG
Health – ANAT, HUBS, PHSL, PHTY, SPEX, PHAL
Humanities & Social Science – ARTV, HIST, ARTV, PHIL, CLAS, PSYC
Maori Studies – MAOR
Religion – CHTH, BIBS, RELS
Science – CHEM, BIOL, ANAT


Popular Courses

Business
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
ECON207 Environmental Economics ECON206 The World Economy
MART207 Sports Marketing MART301 Strategic Marketing Management
MANT222 Interpersonal/International Business Communication  MANT252 Developing Responsible Leadership
TOUR219 Destination Management TOUR102 Global Tourism
Communication & Media
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
MFCO101 Screen Form and Culture MFCO102 Media, Power, Society
MFCO212 Media and Intercultural Communication MFCO213 Media Genres
Environment
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
EAOS111 Earth and Ocean Sciences ENVI211 Environmental History of New Zealand
ECOL111 Ecology and Conservation Diversity GEOG287 Plants, People and the Environment
Health
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
ANAT101 Anatomy for Sport and Exercise PHSL101 Physiology for Sport and Exercise
SPEX201 Biomechanics
Humanities & Social Science
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
MAOR102 Maori Society MAOR102 Maori Society
MAOR110 Introduction to Conversational Māori MAOR110 Introduction to Conversational Māori
HIST107 New Zealand in the World from the 18th Century POLS102 New Zealand Politics – Introduction
POLS213 New Zealand Foreign Policy RELS102 Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism
POLS104 International Relations – Introduction HIST246 Activist Histories: Contesting Settler Colonialism
RELS309 The Body in Asian Religions ENGL228 Writing for the Professions
CLAS109 Roman Social History: Slaves, Gladiators, Prostitutes PHIL105 Critical Thinking
SOCI101 Sociology of New Zealand Society  SOCI103 Crime, Deviance and Social Transformation
PHIL101 Mind and Reality GEND102 Bodies, Sexualities and Society
Science
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
CHEM202 Organic Chemistry CHEM205 Biological Chemistry
BIOC221 Molecular Biology BIOC192 Foundations of Biochemistry
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
MAOR108 Waiata: Te Tīmatanga (Maori Performing Arts)
Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. Otago offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding. If you would like to participate in our Choose Earth Certificate program, consider one of the subjects below to complete the course requirement.

Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
ECOL111 Ecology and Conservation of Diversity ENVI211  Environemental History of New Zealand
GEOL272 Evolution of New Zealand Biota ENVI311 Understanding Environmental Issues
MANT337 Organizations and Sustainability ANTH105 Global and Local Cultures
GEND205 Gender and the Media BITC202 Animal Ethics
MAOR102  Maori Society GEND206 Gender, Work and Consumer Culture
POLS207 Environmental Politics MAOR102  Maori Society

Unique Opportunities

TOUR219 Destination Management
This course allows students to study how tourism destinations are managed, from crisis management, to production and even delves into sustainability. Students also have a compulsory 3-day excursion to Queenstown that allows students to learn first hand from tourism facility managers. (Semester 1)

Independent Study Opportunities
Primarily reserved for students in their 4th year of study, the University of Otago has previously allowed students with very strict course requirements to do an independent study that aligns with a required course that students will need to take to finish their degree. Please note, this is dependent on approval from both Otago and your home university.


FAQs

How and when do I enroll in my classes?
Once we receive your offer letter, you will receive login details to Otago’s online portal (e-vision). Using e-vision, you will accept your offer and submit your enrollment online. Once on campus, you will finalize your enrollment in person. You will receive instructions on how to enroll from your Program Manager with your offer letter.

What if I want to change my classes after I’ve submitted my online enrollment?
You can make changes to your enrollment online by submitting a request to change papers. You will also have the opportunity to adjust your enrollment in person during International Student Orientation. During the first week of classes, you will also have an add/drop period in which you can make adjustments to your enrollment.

University of Waikato

HOW TO FIND COURSES

  1. Go to the University of Waikato’s online course catalog 
  2. Type in a keyword into the Paper Title Search box and click Title Search 
  3. The results will then display, and you can select a class to view more detail including a brief description 
  4. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 levels.   
  5. Confirm the course is offered during the correct semester by looking under the Trimesters and Locations section. There will be an “Occurrence Code” indicating which year and term the course is offered. The two numbers is the year it’s offered and the letter indicates which semester the course is offered during that year. 
    1. A = US Spring semester
    2. B = US Fall semester
    3. For example, if a course lists 22B, it means it’s offered in 2022 during the US Fall semester.  
  6. Pay attention to where the course is taught. Hamilton is the main Waikato campus while Tauranga is a smaller campus about 90 minutes away. You cannot split your enrollment between the two campuses – you must either take all your courses at Hamilton or all your courses at Tauranga.
  7. You can also search the courses by subject by clicking the Browse by Subject button. You will then see a list of subjects in alphabetical order listed.  
  8. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under the “TEAN Course Selection” form

COMMON FIELDS OF STUDY

Below are some common fields of student at the University of Waikato. Use the course codes listed to search for papers in each field of study. To search classes in these fields, refer back to the Waikato online course catalog. 

Business & Management – ACCTN, AGBUS,DIGIB, ECONS, FINAN, HRMGT, MRKTG, MNMGT, PUBRL, SCMGT, STMGT, THMGT
Engineering – ENGEN, ENGCB, ENGCV, ENGEE, ENGME, ENGEV, ENGMP, ENGMT, COMPX
Environmental Studies – BIOEB, CLIMT, ENVPL, ENVSC, EARTH
Health, Sport and Human Performance – CMYHE, HSHUP, HPSCI, SDCOA, HMDEV, HELTH
Maori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies – MAORI, PACIS
Science – AQCUL, BIOMO, CHEMY, PHYSC
Arts and Social Sciences – ANTHY, DANCE, ENGLI, GEOGY, GNSEX, HISTY, IRSST, LINGS, MUSIC, PHILO, POLSC, POPST, PSYCH, POLCY,  SOCIO, SOCPY, SOCWK, THSTS,  WRITE 


POPULAR COURSES

Business
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
ECONS101 Economics for Business and Management STMGT203 Business Model Innovation
ECONS200 Understanding the Global Economy ECONS101 Economics for Business and Management
STMGT202 The Entrepreneur  MRKTG102 Principles of Consumer Behaviour and Research
Communication & Media
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
COMMS102 Communication in a Digital World COMMS202 Intercultural Perspectives in Communication
MEDIA102 Understanding Visual Culture MEDIA200 Acts of Representation
Engineering
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
ENGEN101 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A ENGEN101 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A
ENGME221 Engineering Thermodynamic ENGCB223 Fluid Mechanics
Environment
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
EARTH231 Water, Resources, Weather and Climate EARTH241 Oceanography
CLIMT101 Introduction to Climate Change Science CLIMT201 Climate Change Impacts and Adaption 
CLIMT103 Arts Activism in a Changing Environment
Health
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
CMYHE101 Understanding Hauora, Health and Wellbeing HPSCI204 Biomechanics in Sport: Functional Anatomy and Biomechanical Principles
HMDEV100 Lifespan Development HMDEV200 Child Development
HPSCI201 Exercise Physiology and Prescription DANCE101 Dance, Movement and Culture
Humanities & Social Sciences
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
MAORI101 Introduction to Conversational Maori for Absolute Beginners MAORI101 Introduction to Conversational Maori for Absolute Beginners
MAORI102 Introducing the Maori World MAORI102 Introducing the Maori World
HISTY107 New Zealand Histories: Fresh Perspectives ENGL100 Telling the Story
ENGLI101 Adapting Stories ANTHY208 Protest Movements in the Asia Pacific
ANTHY102 Exploring Cultures: Aotearoa and the Pacific POLSC102 New Zealand Politics and Policy 
PSYCH203 Cognitive Psychology and Development
GNSEX101 Gender and Sexuality: Representations and Realities
Science
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
PHYSC100 General Physics CHEMY201 Organic Chemistry
BIOMO201 Biochemistry CHEMY202 Physical Chemistry
CHEMY203 Inorganic Chemistry BIOMO202 Genetics
Visual, Performing & Design
Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
MUSIC120 Performance 1 DSIGN252 Cultural Perspectives for Design
MUSIC120 Performance 1
MAORI157 Nga Mahi a Rehia: An Introduction to Kapa Haka 

CHOOSE EARTH

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. Waikato offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding. If you would like to participate in our Choose Earth Certificateprogram, consider one of the subjects below to complete the course requirement. 

Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-November)
CLIMT101 Introduction to Climate Change Science MAORI102 Introducing the Maori World
MAORI102 Introducing the Maori World GEOGY101 Sustainable Geographies
MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi BIOEB102 Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity
ANTHY201 Patriots, Racists and Foreigners: Ethnicity and Identity in Global Perspective ENVSC101 Environmental Science
BIOEB304 Freshwater Ecology MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi
GEOGY309 Gender, Place and Culture BIOEB202 Principles of Ecology
POLCY318 Global Environmental Politics and Policy EARTH241 Oceanography
MEDIA200 Acts of Representation
BIOEB305 Marine Ecology
GNSEX303 Intersectionalities: Identities and Inequalities

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES

SCIEN301 or SCIEN313: Undergraduate Research Project
This research project gives students the opportunity to experience a research environment. Students are able to choose from a group project or in some cases, students can choose their own research topic and undertake the research component individually. Students can work with faculty in areas of animal behaviour, chemistry, coastal processes, earth sciences, ecology and biodiversity, environmental sciences hydrology and more. You must be at junior year level or higher and identify and develop your own research topic.    

Internship for Credit
Students have the opportunity to take advantage of work-integrated learning while studying abroad at the University of Waikato. The Study + Intern option is open to all majors at Waikato. The internship is approximately 15 hour per week spread over 2-3 days depending on your other class schedule. It’s worth 15 points (1 course) at Waikato. The course code for the internship depends on your area of study and can be provided to you by your Program Manager. You must be at junior year level or higher and have some knowledge of your chosen internship subject area.


FAQS 

When and how do I enroll in classes?
TEAN will submit your course selections to Waikato for review and assessment by Waikato faculty who will determine whether you meet any pre-requisite requirements and if so, you will be pre-approved for the paper meaning you will be able to enroll in the class (paper). Final paper selection will be completed once you arrive on-campus for orientation.  

Can I take classes at Waikato’s Tauranga campus?
You can only take classes at the Tauranga campus if you decide you want to take all of your classes at the Tauranga campus. Students are not permitted to have a split enrollment in which some classes are at the Hamilton campus and some are at the Tauranga campus.   

What if I want to change my classes once I get to campus?
There is an add/drop period at Waikato which goes through the end of the first week of classes. You change make changes to your enrollment during this time.  

Victoria University of Wellington

How to Find Courses

  1. Click on the VUW online course catalog.
  2. Select ‘Undergraduate’ in the ‘Search for a Course’ section
  3. Use the search box to search for courses using a keyword or select a Subject from the ‘Browse our Courses by Subject’ drop down menu
  4. Click on the specific course name to see the full course description. The full course description will also include all of the information included in the course syllabus
  5. Pay attention to the course level indicated. As a study abroad student at Victoria, you will be able to take courses at the 100, 200 and 300 levels. Also be sure to pay attention to which semester the class is offered.
    1. Trimester 1 = US Spring (February-June)
    2. Trimester 2 = US Fall (July-November)
  6. Once you identify 6-8 courses that match your criteria and you have had your selected courses approved by your home university, enter them into your TEAN application under “TEAN Course Selection”

Please Note: Depending on the course, you may be required to travel to a different campus (other than the main campus, Kelburn, of the university). You will be responsible for any additional transportation costs, so please take this into consideration when finalizing your schedule.


Commons Fields of Study

Below are some common fields of study at Victoria University of Wellington. Use the course codes listed to search for units in each field of study. To search for classes in these fields, refer back to the VUW online course catalog.

Architecture & Design – SARC, LAND, DSDN, BILD
Business – ACCT, ECON, FINA, IBUS, MARK, MGMT QUAN,
Education – EDUC
English and Literature – ENGL, CREW
Environmental and Earth Sciences – ENVI, ESCI
Music & Performance – PERF, CMPO, MUSC
Sciences – BIOL, CHEM, BMSC, PHYS,
Social Science – POLS, SOSC, PSYC, HIST, MAOR, ANTH

Students applying for courses offered by VUW’s Architecture and Design faculty will need to submit a portfolio. Specific details of the portfolio requirements will be sent by your TEAN Program Manager once you submit your course selections.


Popular Courses

Business
Trimester 1 (February – July) Trimester 2 (July – November)
MARK202 Consumer Behaviour MARK202 Consumer Behaviour
MARK211 Crisis Communication MARK201 Digital Marketing Management
MARK204 Digital Marketing Management MGMT205 Strategic Management
FCOM204 Sustainability, Business, Society MGMT307 Entrepreneurship in Practice
MGMT205 Strategic Management
Communications & Media
Trimester 1 (February – July) Trimester 2 (July – November)
ICOM101 Introduction to Intercultural Communication COMS202 Communication and Society
MDIA103 Popular Media Culture ICOM202 Intercultural Communication and Global Citizenship 
MDIA205 Popular Music Studies MDIA202 Multiplatform Television
MDIA204 Place, Race, Media
Environment
Trimester 1 (February – July) Trimester 2 (July – November)
ESCI111 The Earth System: Understanding our Dynamic Earth and Environment BIOL132 Biodiversity and Conservation
ESCI301 Global Change: Earth Processes and History ESCI132 Antarctica: Unfreezing the Continent 
GEOG214 Environment and Resources: New Zealand Perspectives
Health
Trimester 1 (February – July) Trimester 2 (July – November)
HLWB102 Improving Mental and Physical Health in Communities HLWB103 Introduction to Human Biology for Health
HLWB201 Global Health and Wellbeing HLWB206 Foundations of Health Promotion
HLWB203 Health Evaluation and Epidemiology HLWB202 Health and Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand
BMSC117 The Biology of Disease
Humanities & Social Science
Trimester 1 (February – July) Trimester 2 (July – November)
MAOR123 Te Iwi Maori me ana Tikanga/Maori Society and Culture HIST249 New Zealand Political History
HIST112 Islands and Peoples: Aotearoa New Zealand in World History INTP244 New Zealand in the World
HIST227 Māori and Pākehā in the Nineteenth-Century World MUSC150 Music in Global Contexts
MAOR123 Te Iwi Maori me ana Tikanga/Maori Society and Culture
Science
Trimester 1 (February – July) Trimester 2 (July – November)
CHEM202 Inorganic and Materials Chemistry CHEM201 Organic Chemistry
BIOL228 Animal Diversity PHYS132 Introductory Astronomy
BIOL244 Introductory Biochemistry
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
Trimester 1 (February – July) Trimester 2 (July – November)
LAND221 Landscape Architecture Sites and Systems SARC214 Seeing Architecture through Photography
PERF105 Performance Skills 1A PERF106 Performance Skills 1B
CMPO186 Introduction to Recording, Production and Sound Engineering CMPO101 Introduction to Composition, Sonic Arts and Film Scoring
CMPO185 Introduction to Digital Music, Sound Synthesis and Audio Effects
Choose Earth

At TEAN, “Choose Earth” encompasses not only environmental sustainability but also social justice and cross-cultural awareness. VUW offers a range of courses that will expose you to global issues, solutions and understanding. If you would like to participate in our Choose Earth Certificate program, consider one of the subjects below to complete the course requirement.

Trimester 1 (February – July) Trimester 2 (July – November)
INTP363 Human Rights BIOL132 Biodiversity and Conservation
GEOG212 Worlds of Development ESCI132 Antarctica: Unfreezing the Continent
ECON333 Labour Economics BIOL328 Behaviour and Conservation Ecology
FILM302 Cinema and Representation GEOG312 Race, Gender and Development
SPOL306 Social Inequality
ANTH315 Special Topic: Anthropology for Liberation

Unique Opportunities

FHSS207: Special Topic: The Future of Work
This course looks at how the workforce is changing at a rapid pace and will look much different in the future. Part of this course is getting the opportunity to work on a project for a Wellington based organization in which your group will make recommendations that may be implemented by the organization. This course is typically run during Trimester 2 (July). 


FAQs

When and how do I enroll in classes?
TEAN will submit your course selections to VUW for review and assessment by VUW faculty. The International Office will then send TEAN the course outcomes. TEAN will then send them to you with instructions for online enrollment. You will then be able to enroll online through Victoria’s online portal. Course outcomes can take quite a while to come back and you will likely not receive your course outcomes and enrollment instructions until about a month prior to your departure for New Zealand.

Can I take classes at VUW’s different campuses? How do I get there?
Yes, you can take classes at all the VUW campuses. The Kelburn Campus is the main campus and that’s where the majority of classes are offered. The Kelburn Campus is only about a 10 minute walk from your accommodation. The Te Aro and Pipitea Campuses are about a 30 minute walk from the Kelburn campus or about 20 minutes via public transport. Public transport would be an additional expense. Several business courses are offered at the Pipitea campus while Architecture and Design courses are offered at the Te Aro campus.

What if I want to change my classes once I get to campus?
Once you submit your online enrollment, you are not able to make changes until you’re on-campus. You will then finalize your enrollment during the International Student Orientation which is typically the week before classes start. You can make changes to your enrollment during this time and also during the one week add/drop period during the first week of classes.