Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication)

Qualification code OP701002

Are you interested in how people communicate and creating effective communication channels within organisations and between businesses and the public? With a Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication, you’ll be a confident and effective communicator with the skills to work in a wide variety of communication-focused roles. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to analyse and interpret complex communication issues and come up with creative solutions. 

Graduate story: Veronica - Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication)


  • Level 7  
    Credits 360 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $13,140 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

Emma Jeffery 1064X708

Emma Jeffery, Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication)  graduate

What you will learn

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

  • analyse information logically
  • write clearly and concisely
  • communicate effectively 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.

PRINZ Members

Holders of the Public Relations Institute’s APR (Accredited in Public Relations) will be cross-credited for 72180 Introduction to Public RelationsContact us to find out more or visit the PRINZ website.

Key dates

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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