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Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

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Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
360 credit hours
Start date: 24-February-2020
Campus:
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
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Course details

Summary

Are you interested in how people communicate? With our Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication, you’ll be a confident and effective communicator ready to work in a range of communication roles. You will learn how to create effective communication channels in and between organisations and the public.

This qualification will prepare you for a broad range of careers including roles in: public relations, communication management, media relations, change and knowledge management, corporate documentation management, technical communication.

What you will learn

Upon completion of this qualification, you will have the skills to:

  • analyse and interpret complex communication issues and come up with creative solutions
  • write clearly and concisely
  • communicate well at personal, group and organisational levels
  • understand organisational dynamics
  • undertake qualitative and quantitative research
  • analyse, address and offer practical solutions to complex communication issues.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a broad range of careers including roles in public relations, communication management, media relations, change and knowledge management, corporate documentation management and technical communication.

Study pathways

We offer a range of certificates and diplomas in communication, environment, psychology and information and library studies that you can achieve on your way towards a Bachelor of Applied Science.

PRINZ Members

Holders of the Public Relations Institute’s APR (Accredited in Public Relations) will be cross-credited for 72180 Introduction to Public Relations.

You can study this programme part-time if you’re an international student living in New Zealand or overseas. If you’re living in New Zealand you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit.

Entry criteria

You must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the programme and have one of the following:

New Zealand University Entrance

Passes in New Zealand certificate/diploma qualifications/courses considered appropriate by the programme leader

An overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to either of the above by the programme leader.

IELTS test – a score of 6 (Academic) with no band score lower than 5.5

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for Schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.

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