Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication and Environment)

Qualification code OP701007

If you’re passionate about the environment, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication and Environment will help you make a difference. This double major will give you the strategic understanding and communication skills needed to analyse and report on environmental issues in both the private and public sectors.

  • Level 7  
    Credits 400 
  • 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 $14,600 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.

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:

  • analyse and use information logically
  • write concisely and clearly
  • communicate effectively at personal, group and organisational levels
  • analyse , address and offer practical solutions to complex communication issues
  • understand organisational dynamics
  • recognise and analyse the causes of environmental problems facing New Zealand and the global community
  • apply environmental principles and legislation to practical situations involving the protection and use of natural resources
  • use policy and management approaches to resolve environmental problems
  • identify and implement effective actions to achieve sustainable environmental outcomes.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for roles in resource management, policy analysis, planning, research management, corporate communication, consultancy, environmental education, auditing and advocacy.

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.

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