Western Pacific University commenced undergraduate enrolment in February 2021. In our first year of operation, we accepted only school-leavers. We will be enrolling non-school leavers in 2022.
We currently have four programs: Foundation Year,Computer Networks, Programming and International Business Management.
Entry requirements for both school leavers and non-school leavers are as follows:
- GPA of 2.9
- Grade ‘B’ or above for all subjects studied
Specific requirements for non-school leavers:
- Character references from current or most recent employer, church, etc
- Police clearance (obtained in the last six months)
- Medical certificate (obtained in the last six months)
- K50.00 application fee
- Recent and clear passport-sized photograph
- Transcripts/certificates of academic records (college/university studies, vocational training, distance/open learning courses, etc)
- Grade 10 certificate
- Grade 12 certificate
Tuition fee is (at the time of publishing) set at K12,000.00 per student per annum. Please note that this is subject to change annually and students enrolled will be notified accordingly.
Foundation Year at Western Pacific University
The Foundation Year Program is a compulsory course of study for students seeking entry into a Bachelors’ program at Western Pacific University. The aim is to provide students with the foundational academic knowledge and skills 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: Computer Programming, Computer Networks, and International Business Management.
The Program is a pre-requisite course of study for students seeking entry into a Bachelors’ program at Western Pacific University. The aim is to provide students with the foundational academic knowledge and skills 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: Computer Programming, Computer Networks, and International Business Management.
Certificate in Higher Education Foundation Studies (CHEFS)
This is a stand-alone program providing a pathway as a pre-requisite for students who wish to study at WPU and elsewhere in other Papua New Guinean Universities or abroad. The units studied in our Foundation Year are tailor-made to suit the needs of students and equip them with the relevant tools, mind-set and skill-set each individual student needs to be able to smoothly transition into their chosen field of study in our newly introduced programs or the choice to apply to other tertiary institutions in the country. CHEFS also provides the opportunity for others who would like to pursue a career or to enhance their professional skills in academic writing, computing skills, foundations in societal studies and learning in a digital world.
BSc in Computer Networks
The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Networks is a degree program, where you will learn to develop and manage sophisticated computer network solutions. In addition to core computing skills, you'll learn the fundamentals of networks including flexibility, scalability, quality of service and the security implications of corporate infrastructures. Using state-of-the-art network devices in our computer laboratories, you'll design and configure your own networks as well as explore the latest developments in communication technologies. At WPU we use teaching programs and technologies of the well-known tech giants like Microsoft, Google and Cisco.
BSc in Computer Programming
The Bachelor of Science (BCs) in Computer Programming gives you the opportunity to gain expert knowledge and start a career in the IT sector. The aim of the program is to teach you the technical methodology and instruction involved in creating, testing and maintaining computer science software programmes. Active student learning in the form of seminars, workshops and problem-based projects are designed to engage your interest and enable you to become autonomous and continuous learners. Assessment methods include projects, reports, presentations and case studies, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.
BA in International Business Management
A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Business Management gives you the mind-set, skills and experience you need to understand how global business operates. The overall aim of the program is to equip you with the management tools and leadership skills to start a career in any international operating company in a range of industries including: consulting, retail and manufacturing or to plan and run companies on a global scale. You will develop competencies that will require you to respond proactively and creatively to contemporary business issues and face challenges of the global business market. This degree also provides you with lifelong learning and working opportunities, available for those who can operate with confidence in today's world.
Course requirements and how you can apply
A GPA of 2.9 and grade point of 'B' for all subjects. This applies to both school leavers and non-school leavers. For non-school leavers other requirements include supporting documents such as recent police clearance, references from recent and reliable referees, confirmation of recent employment, etc.
As a school-leaver:
You are able to apply to study at WPU through the National Online Selection System (NOSS). Your year coordinator will have spoken to you about this system and created your National Online Application System student account. If your account has not been set-up, please see your year coordinator. For additional information, go to this link: https://web.dherst.gov.pg/students/admissions/how-to-apply Please note that WPU will only accept school leaver applications through the National Online Selection System. Opening and closing dates for school leaver applications will be announced by DHERST in due course.
As a non-school-leaver:
You can apply online via our website. Go to the link provided: https://study.wpu.ac.pg/ Please note that WPU will only accept non-school leaver applications through our online application portal. Opening and closing dates for non-school leaver applications will be announced by WPU Management in due course.