Course subject codes

Courses are identified by a four-letter subject code and a three-digit number. The four letters represent the major, specialisation, qualification or school.

Course identifiers

Courses are identified by a four-letter subject code and a three-digit number. The four letters can represent subject, major, specialisation, qualification or one of the University's schools.

The first digit represents the level of the course:

  • 000-level range is used for pre-degree level courses
  • 100-level courses are first-year or introductory courses
  • 200-level and 300-level courses represent advanced-level undergraduate courses
  • honours and masters courses are 400- and 500-level
  • PhD courses are 600-level
  • 800-level range is used for diploma courses.

Index of codes for courses and major subjects

Where possible, the subject name is linked to the related study information we have on this subject.

CodeSubjectMajorPostgraduate
ACCY AccountingBComPG Accounting
ACTS Actuarial Science BCom / BSc 
ADDN Advertising (specialisation in Communication Design) BDI 
AHTY Architecture History and Theory BASPGDipAHT
AIML Artificial Intelligence (specialisation in Computer Science) BSc 
ALIN Applied Linguistics PG Applied Linguistics
AMDN Animation  PG Media Design
ANTH Anthropology (courses only)  
APHS Applied Physics BSC 
APST Applied Statistics (courses only)  
ARCI ArchitectureBASMaster of Architecture (Professional)
Master of Architecture
ARCR Archives and Records Management (specialisation in Information Studies) Master of Information Studies
ARRA Arranging  BMus(Hons)
ARTH Art HistoryBAPG Art History
ASIA Asian StudiesBAPG Asian Studies
ATEN  Advanced Technology Enterprise (courses only) Master of Innovation and Commercialisation
BILD Building Science  
BIOL BiologyBSc 
BMAR Marine Biology PG Marine Biology
BMSC Biomedical ScienceBBmedScPG Biomedical Sciences
BTEC BiotechnologyBScPG Biotechnology
CBIO Cell and Molecular Bioscience BScPG Cell and Molecular Bioscience
CBNS Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience  PG Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
CCDN Culture+Context Design (courses only)  
CDDE Creative Coding (specialisation in Media Design) BDIPG Media Design
CGDN Computational Graphic Design (specialisation in Communication Design) BDI 
CCSP Climate Change Science and Policy  Master of Climate Change Science and Policy
CGRA Computer Graphics BScPG Computer Graphics
CHMB Chemical Biology (specialisation in Master of Drug Design and Discovery)  Master of Drug Design and Discovery
CHEM ChemistryBScPG Chemistry
CHIN ChineseBAPG Chinese
CLAS Classical StudiesBAPG Classical Studies
CLNR Clinical Research  PG Clinical Research
CLSC Classics   
CMAR Marine Conservation  PGCertMarCon
Master of Marine Conservation
CMDN Cultures of Marketing (specialisation in Design for Social Innovation) BDIPG Design for Social Innovation
CMPO Music Composition (courses only)  
CMSA Composition/Sonic Arts BMUSPG Composition and Sonic Arts
COMD Communication Design BDI 
COML Commercial LawBCom 
COMM Communications (courses only)  
COMP Computer ScienceBScPG Computer Science
CONB Conservation Biology PG Conservation Biology
CPSY Cross-Cultural Psychology  PG Cross-Cultural Psychology
CREW Creative Writing MA in Creative Writing
CRIM CriminologyBAPG Criminology
CUAN Cultural Anthropology BAPG Cultural Anthropology
CYBR Cybersecurity Engineering   
CYBS Cybersecurity (specialisation in Electronic and Computer Systems) BScPG Electronic and Computer Systems
DDEV Drug Development (specialisation in Master of Drug Design and Discovery)  Master of Drug Design and Discovery
DDIS Drug Discovery (specialisation in Master of Drug Design and Discovery)  Master of Drug Design and Discovery
DEAF Deaf Studies (courses only)  
DEDM Design for Digital Making (specialisation in Industrial Design) BDI 
DEVE Development Studies BSc / BAPG Development Studies
DRCT Directing   
DRGD Drug Discovery and Development  Master of Drug Discovery and Development
DSDN Design Innovation (courses only)  
EBIO Ecology and Biodiversity BSc(Hons) 
ECEN Electronic and Computer Systems EngineeringBE(Hons)Master of Engineering by thesis
Master of Engineering by thesis and coursework
ECME Econometrics   
ECON EconomicsBCom / BAPG Economics
EDPS Education and Psychology BA
EDUC EducationBAPG Education
EGOV e-Government  Master of e-Government
ELCM e-Commerce (courses only)  
ELCO  Electronic and Computer Systems BScPG Electronic and Computer Systems
ELIN English as Second Language   
ENGL English (courses only)  
ENGL English LiteratureBAPG English Literature
ENGR  Engineering (courses only)  
ENSC Environmental ScienceBSc 
ENVI Environmental StudiesBScPG Environmental Studies
EPSY Educational Psychology Master of Educational Psychology
ERES Ecological Restoration  Master of Science by thesis
Master of Science by thesis and coursework
ESCI Geology BScPG Geology
ETHM Ethnomusicology (specialisation in Music Studies)  BMus(Hons)
FCOM  Faculty of Commerce (courses only)  
FHSS  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (courses only)  
FILM FilmBAPG Film
FINA FinanceBComPG Finance
FLMS Film Scoring (specialisation in Instrumental/Vocal Composition) BMusPG Instrumental/Vocal Composition
FOSC Forensic Science (courses only)  
FPSY Forensic Psychology  PG Forensic Psychology
FREN FrenchBAPG French
FTDN Design for Future Technologies (specialisation in Industrial Design) BDI 
GBUS Global Business (courses only) Master of Global Management and Master of Global Marketing
GEOG GeographyBSc / BAPG Geography
GEOL GeologyBScPG Geology
GERM GermanBAPG German
GISC Geographic Information Science Master of Geographic Information Science
GMDN Game Design (specialisation in Media Design) BDIPG Media Design
GOVT  Government (courses only)  
GNSX Gender and Sexuality Studies (minor only)  
GPHS Geophysics (courses only)  
GREE GreekBAPG Greek
HELT  Higher Education Learning and Teaching    
HEAL Health  
HELT Higher Education Learning and Teaching (courses only) Postgraduate Higher Education Learning and Teaching (PHELT)
HLDN Design for Healthcare (specialisation in Interaction Design) BDI 
HGEN Human Genetics (courses only)  
HLWB Health and Wellbeing (courses only)  
HINF Health Informatics BHLTH 
HIST HistoryBAPG History
HLTH Health   
HPRO Health Promotion BHLTH 
HPSY Health Psychology BHLTH 
HRIR Human Resource Management and Industrial RelationsBComPG Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
HSAF Workplace Health and Safety (courses only)  
HSWD Health Software Development BHLTH 
IBUS International BusinessBComPG International Business
INDN Industrial DesignBDIPG Industrial Design
INST  Information SystemsBComPG Information Systems
INTA Interior ArchitectureBASMaster of Interior Architecture
INTP International RelationsBComPG Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
INVC Instrumental/Vocal Composition BMusPG Instrumental/Vocal Composition
ISBA IS Business Analysis (specialisation in Information Systems) BComPG Information Systems
ISSO IT Solutions (specialisation in Information Systems) BComPG Information Systems
ITAL ItalianBAPG Italian
IXDN Interactive Design (specialisation in Media Design) BDIPG Media Design
IXXN Interaction Design BDI 
ITRA International Trade  Master of International Trade
JAPA JapaneseBAPG Japanese
JAZZ Jazz Performance BMUSPG Performance
JZST Jazz Studies (specialisation in Music Studies) BMUSPG Music Studies
LALS  LinguisticsBA PG Linguistics
LAND Landscape Architecture BASMaster of Landscape Architecture
LATI Latin BAPG Latin
LANG Modern Languages (courses only)  
LAWS Law LLB PG Law
LIBS Library Science (courses only) Master of Information Studies
LING Linguistics BA PG Linguistics
LITR  Literary Translation Studies MA in Literary Translation Studies
LOGI  Logic (courses only)  
LRDN Lighting and Rendering (courses only)  
MAIB Māori and Indigenous Business   Master of Māori and Indigenous Business
MAOR Māori Studies BA PG Māori Studies
MAPP Public Policy BCom / BA PG Public Policy
MARK Marketing BCom PG Marketing
MATH MathematicsBSc / BA PG Mathematics
MBIO Molecular Microbiology   PG Molecular Microbiology
MBUA Business Analysis (courses only)  
MDDN Media Design BDIPG Media Design
MDIA Media Studies BA PG Media Studies
MGMT Management BCom PG Management
MHST Museum and Heritage Studies  PG Museum and Heritage Studies
MIDP Midwifery Practice (courses only)  
MIDW Midwifery  PG Midwifery
MLST Modern Language Studies (courses only)  
MMAF  Master of Applied Finance Master of Applied Finance
MMBA  Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration
MMBI Molecular Microbiology   PG Molecular Microbiology
MMIM  Master of Information Management  Master of Information Management
MMMS  Master of Management Studies   PG
MMPA  Master of Professional Accounting   Master of Professional Accounting
MMPM Master of Public Management  Master of Public Management
MOLP Molecular Pathology (courses only)  
MPMC Molecular Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry (courses only)  
MREM Māori Resource Management BA 
MSSL Master of Secondary School Leadership  Master of Secondary School Leadership
MUMU Musicology (specialisation in Music Studies)  PG Musicology
MUSC Music BAPG Music
MUST Music Studies BMUSPG Music Studies
MUTC Music Technology (courses only)  
MWIF Midwifery (courses only)  
MXED Mathematics Education (courses only)  
NRSE Nursing  PG Nursing
NURS Nursing and Midwifery  
NWAP Networked Applications (specialisation in Software Engineering) BE(Hons) 
NWEN Network Engineering BS(Hons) PG Network Engineering
NZSL New Zealand Sign Language Studies CertDeafStud 
NZSM Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (courses only)  
NZST  New Zealand Studies   MA in New Zealand Studies
OPRE Operations Research (courses only)  
PADM  Public Administration (courses only)  
PASI Pacific Studies BA PG Pacific Studies
PERF  Classical Performance BMUS PG Performance
PGEO Petroleum Geoscience  Master of Science by thesis
Master of Science by thesis and coursework
PHIL Philosophy BA PG Philosophy
PHSD Population Health, Policy and Service Delivery BLTH 
PHYG Physical Geography BSc PG Physical Geography
PHYS Physics BScPG Physics
PMGT Public Management  Master of Public Management
POLS Political Science BA PG Political Science
PSYC PsychologyBSC / BA PG Psychology
PUBL Public PolicyBCom / BA PG Public Policy
QUAN Econometrics (courses only)  
RELI Religious Studies BA PG Religious Studies
RESJ Restorative Justice Practice GCertRJP 
SACS  Social and Cultural Studies (courses only)  
SARC  Architectural Studies  
SAMO Samoan Studies/ Matā'upu tau SāmoaBAPG Samoan Studies/ Matā'upu tau Sāmoa
SAMP Samoan Studies (courses only)  
SAMT Sonic Arts and Music Technology (courses only)  
SCBL Secondary Teaching - Science and Biology ST Secondary Teacher Education
SCCH Secondary Teaching - Science and Chemistry ST Secondary Teacher Education
SCED Science Education (courses only)  
SCIE  Science (courses only)  
SCIS Science in Society   Master of Science in Society
SCPH Secondary Teaching - Science and Technology ST Secondary Teacher Education
SCSC Secondary Teaching - Science ST Secondary Teacher Education
SCTX Secondary Teaching - Clothing and Textiles ST Secondary Teacher Education
SDTC Secondary Teaching - Design and Technology ST Secondary Teacher Education
SEDN Speculative Design (specialisation in Design for Social Innovation) M  
SENG Secondary Teaching - English ST Secondary Teacher Education
SEOC Secondary Education Outside the Classroom ST Secondary Teacher Education
SESL Secondary Teaching - TESOL ST Secondary Teacher Education
SHTH Secondary Teaching - Health Education ST Secondary Teacher Education
SIDN Design for Social Innovation BDI PG Design for Social Innovation
SLAT Secondary Teaching - Languages - Latin ST Secondary Teacher Education
SLCH Secondary Teaching - Languages - Chinese ST Secondary Teacher Education
SLFR Secondary Teaching - Languages - French ST Secondary Teacher Education
SLGR Secondary Teaching - Languages - German ST Secondary Teacher Education
SLJP Secondary Teaching - Languages - Japanese ST Secondary Teacher Education
SLLT Second Language Learning and Teaching (courses only)  
SLSM Secondary Teaching - Languages - Samoan ST Secondary Teacher Education
SLTR Secondary Teaching - Languages - Te Reo Māori ST Secondary Teacher Education
SMTH Secondary Teaching - Mathematics ST Secondary Teacher Education
SMUS Secondary Teaching - Music ST Secondary Teacher Education
SOSC  Sociology BA PG Sociology
SPAN Spanish BA PG Spanish
SPDN Secondary Teaching - Performing Arts - Dance ST Secondary Teacher Education
SPDR Secondary Teaching - Performing Arts - Drama ST Secondary Teacher Education
SPED Secondary Teaching - Physical Education ST Secondary Teacher Education
SPFI  Stochastic Process in Finance and Insurance (courses only)  
SPOL Social Policy (courses only)  
SPPA Secondary Teaching - Performing Arts ST Secondary Teacher Education
SSAC Secondary Teaching - Social Sciences - Accounting ST Secondary Teacher Education
SSAH Secondary Teaching - Social Sciences - Art History ST Secondary Teacher Education
SSCL Secondary Teaching - Social Sciences - Classics ST Secondary Teacher Education
SSEC Secondary Teaching - Social Sciences - Economics ST Secondary Teacher Education
SSEG Sustainable Engineering Systems BBSc PG Building Science
SSGE Secondary Teaching - Social Sciences - Geography ST Secondary Teacher Education
SSHS Secondary Teaching - Social Sciences - History ST Secondary Teacher Education
SSSS Secondary Teaching - Social Sciences - Social Studies ST Secondary Teacher Education
STAT Statistics BSc PG Statistics
STFT Secondary Teaching - Food Technology ST Secondary Teacher Education
STGR Secondary Teaching - Graphics ST Secondary Teacher Education
STHE Secondary Teaching - Home Economics ST Secondary Teacher Education
STIT Secondary Teaching - Information Technology ST Secondary Teacher Education
STMT Secondary Teaching - Materials Technology ST Secondary Teacher Education
STRA Master of Strategic Studies Master of Strategic Studies
STUS Secondary Teaching - Unit Standards ST Secondary Teacher Education
SVAR Secondary Teaching - Visual Arts ST Secondary Teacher Education
SVDN Service Design (specialisation in Design for Social Innovation) BDIPG Design for Social Innovation
SWEN Software Engineering BE(Hons)Master of Engineering by coursework
Master of Engineering by thesis and coursework
SWTC Secondary Teaching - Workshop Technology ST Secondary Teacher Education
TAXN Taxation BCom 
TCEC Teaching Early Childhood Early Childhood Teacher Education  
TCHG Teaching  
TCPR Teaching Primary Primary Teacher EducationPrimary Teacher Education
TCPS Teaching Primary and Secondary   
TCSC Teaching, Secondary Secondary Teacher EducationSecondary Teacher Education
THEA TheatreBA PG Theatre
TIDN Tangible Interactions Design (specialisation in Industrial Design) BDI 
TOUR  Tourism Management BTM PG Tourism Management
TREO Te Reo Māori BAPG Te Reo Māori
TSOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages BAPG TESOL
TXTT Print Communication and Culture (courses only)  
VIDN Digital Video (specialisation in Media Design) BDIPG Media Design
WBDN Web Design (specialisation in Interaction Design) BDI 
WRIT Writing, Academic and Professional (courses only)