Western Pacific University In Papua New Guinea.
The Western Pacific University is an historic first for Papua New Guinea and the Region; and the testimony to the DHERST’s commitment to the roll-out of the i-PNG networking strategy of closely linked higher education institutions providing access and quality through digital education service delivery. The construction of the first phase of WPU is near completion and Papua New Guinea’s first fully digitalized University plans to open for 240 student enrolment in 2021.
The University’s Moto is Pro Deo et Patria
For God and Country. This motto inspires Western Pacific University and its academic community to serve both God and Papua New Guinea.
The University’s Vision
Western Pacific University aspires to advance knowledge through research and technical education to be the leader in technology, innovate industries, thus serving society by graduating conscientious and productive global citizens.
The University’s Mission
Our mission statements will implement Western Pacific University’s vision. Hence, our mission seeks to contribute to advancement of humanity through.
- Embracing ICT technology into research, learning and teaching
- Making commitment to the quality in academic disciplines of science, engineering and technology.
- Working with industries to ensure our educational programs and training are applicable in industry and the professions.
- Aligning our research and education with the National Vision, with appropriate national and economic priorities in the context of global economic
- Becoming an Academic Community where minds are challenged, and lives are changed through quality leadership and innovation, and
- Making a commitment to university, service to each other our staff and students, our partners and communities while maintaining our core values and high standards of ethical conduct.
The University Logo.
The logo symbolizes an open mind that explores new knowledge to invent the future. The logo therefore has no frames. Inside the log , the University’s motto : Pro Deo et Patria.
The bird of paradise and colors are a vital University identifier. The Blue and Gold, encompass the university brand across a very culturally diverse country. In this way, the University aspires to be a unifying factor, embracing the diversity of the country.
The color blue relates to technology, efficiency and long-lasting results, reinforcing the concepts and values that a technological university wants to convey. It inspires the University to challenge the status quo and to show that through research, quality education and knowledge creation “ sky is the limit”, pushing innovations beyond established boundaries.
The second is gold, represents the University’s emphasis on the quality in everything it does to achieve prestige and high standards.
Planned Enrollments of 240 students for the Foundation Year commencing in 2021
The Foundation Year Program is a compulsory course of study for students seeking entry into a Bachelor’s Program at Western Pacific Unversity. The aim is to provide students with foundational academic knowledge required to successfully complete further study via online, blended and face-to-face delivery. After the Foundation Year students will enroll to one of the following academic programs for three years.
Total Number of Graduates 12000 by 2040
- Foundation Year-One full year commencing in 2021
- International Business Management (BA)- 6 Semesters (3 years)
- E-Business and Digital Marketing (BA)-6 Semesters (3 years)
- Computer Science (Engineering) (BA, 7 Semesters)
The academic programs are outline below.
Western Pacific Foundation Year, is a year long introductory program designed to help students develop the required skills, knowledge, and confidence for a fully-fledged three-year undergraduate degree. Also referred as gateway degrees or year zero programs, foundation year is integrated into degree programs. Those students who complete a foundation year are required to enter into their chosen degree. Foundation Year plays an essential part in helping students adjust to academic and cultural life. Studying at a university is exciting and can open up a world of opportunities, but it is also a huge commitment and can be an overwhelming experience for even the most confident academic adventurers. Foundation year gives students a vital opportunity to improve their communication skills, before starting full degree studies, without the added pressure that comes with starting a three-year under graduate degree.
International Business Management
The modern business environment become increasingly international. The International Business Management Program equips Students with tools, techniques, and concepts necessary to analyze and understand how international business is conducted and how companies and countries can thrive in today’s global marketplace. The program of studies concentrates on the realities of management experience in both public and private sectors. It covers theory as well as practice leading to the solution of managerial problems in the international context. Students will be able to combine their studies of management with a particular focus on global business issues, allowing them to acquire critical and analytical skills, along with a wide range of cross-cultural, communication and team-working skills, which will be directly transferable to the workplace whatever career they choose to follow. They will develop their ability to question and critically assess international business issues to find innovative solutions.
E-Business and Digital Marketing.
The modern business environment works under the new rules. The internet and social media become an integral part of the successful marketing. E-business & Digital Marketing program includes theoretical and practical knowledge which combine studies of management with ways of efficient use possibilities of internet. Students will acquire skills, which let them manage in public and private sectors, by use of communication and team-work and find innovative options and solutions in every career and workplace they choose.
Computer Science Engineering.
The undergraduate study program in Computer Science is adapted to the needs of computer and IT services market and the use of information technology in the operations of any busines, public administration institutions, health care units or non-governmental institutions. It prepares IT management specialists for positions in innovative organizations implementing the latest IT concepts. The programs focusses on practical courses, workshops, trainings and internships, so that graduates have high qualifications in the areas of analysis and improvement of business processes, effective project team building and successful IT implementations and are prepared to find satisfying work in business utilizing modern computer technologies. The obtained degree will allow graduates to acquaint students with the work of a computer specialists, software developer and the process of generating, converting and transferring data using specific tools (software and hardware).
Declaimer: This article of the DHERST Quarterly Newsletter -October 2020 Volume 3|Issue 3 Page 10-11 released into the public media.
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