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Course

Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation (215JA.1)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Humanities
UAC Code: 363066
CRICOS Code: 076968D

Offerings

2014 -> UC Bruce Campus - Internal

2015 -> UC Bruce Campus - Internal

Past Offerings

2013 -> UC Bruce Campus - Internal

Introduction

This course is the only undergraduate course of its kind in Australia. This course grounds students in the principles and practices of the related fields of heritage, museums and conservation. Students can specialize in one of these subfields, but will also benefit from the interdisciplinary approach of this degree, to ensure a holistic understanding of all types of heritage in its social, cultural and historical context. The course will approach heritage, museums and conservation at the international scale, highlighting aspects of global, national and local contexts for the construction of heritage, while also providing a grounding in practice in the Australia/Pacific region. The course will foreground the philosophical, ethical and practice issues arising from histories of colonialism and Indigenous ownership of cultural heritage.

Students will gain technical, cultural and historical knowledge, as well as practice based skills, which can be applied in diverse professional fields, particularly cultural heritage management, museums, and conservation specialisations.

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation B HeritMuseum&Conserv

Professional Accreditation

None.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Students will gain cultural and historical knowledge, as well as technical and practice based skills, which can be applied in diverse professional fields, particularly cultural heritage management, museums and conservation. 1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyze problems then formulate and implement solutions
4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
Students will acquire knowledge of the key disciplines for cultural heritage research (history, archaeology, anthropology) and the theory and philosophy of heritage, museums and conservation. Students will develop cognitive and creative skills in exercising critical thinking and judgment in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence.

Students will also develop communication skills in presenting clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyze problems then formulate and implement solutions.
Students will understand the key ethical and professional issues associated with cultural heritage, museums and conservation and develop initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making. 5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course. For further details on admission requirements please visit here

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Domestic International Able to enrol full-time
in first period of study
2014 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2015 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2014 CSP $21,940
2015 CSP $22,580

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Typical Study Pattern


Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students Email artsanddesign.enquiries@canberra.edu.au or Phone (02) 6201 2570 or 6206 3887