Bachelor of Communication Studies.
Conjoint degrees are taken simultaneously. When you take a conjoint degree the requirements allow you to complete the two components in a shorter period of time than would ordinarily be possible. All of our Undergraduate Degrees are also available as a conjoint degree with most other University of Waikato undergraduate degrees.
Conjoint degrees are just one possibility, and if you are thinking of this option, then we strongly advise you to seek academic advice about these programmes. Other options such as masters degrees or double majors may be better options. Not all conjoint combinations may be available every year.
Please contact the relevant School/Faculty to discuss the requirements of its component of the conjoint degree.
Conjoint programme requirements
To be able to graduate with the BCS when it is taken as part of a conjoint programme you have to complete all the special requirements for both programmes. When taking a conjoint programme you must:
- Enrol in at least one paper for each of the component degrees each year, unless one component has been completed
- Count each paper towards only one component degree.
Additional requirements can be found at http://calendar.waikato.ac.nz/regulations/bachelor/conjointdegrees.html
For the BCS component of a conjoint degree, the special requirements are that you must
- Pass all the compulsory papers for the BCS degree
- Complete the normal requirements for a first major as stated under the BCS major requirements
- Pass a Computer Competency Module (CCM) in the first year of study
- Pass a Writing Competency Module (WCM) in your first semester of study (see note below)
- Take an Employment Skills Module (ESM)
- Complete any Assurance of Learning requirements
- Pass a minimum of 270 points including at least: 180 points above 100-level and 60 points above 200-level.
Note: If you do not pass the WCM in your first semester of study, then you will be required to take MCOM104 Written Communication for Management in your second semester. This may require additional points to be taken for your programme.