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Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation(215JA.2)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Humanities
UAC Code: 363066
CRICOS Code: 076968D
IELTS Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

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.

New course version for students commencing in Semester 1, 2015

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

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. 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.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

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

Information on admission closing dates can be foundhere

Honours

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

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
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 foundhere.

Offerings

  • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

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
Faculty of Arts and Design