Western Pacific University Study Programs and Admission Requirements

Welcome to Study in Papua New Guinea and to study at Western Pacific University (WPU). The Western Pacific University  is a recently established university located in Ialibu district in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. 

Western Pacific University student
Students working on their computers in the lecture rooms. Photo credit WPU

The university took in first intakes of students in 2021.  This group of students are now  enrolled in the Foundation Year Program. This program is a compulsory course of study for students seeking entry to a Bachelor’s 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.

  • The Western Pacific University will soon enroll international students (At the moment the university is open to domestic students)
  • Post Graduate courses are not offered at this stage. 
  • More course programs apart from the following will be added as the university major into fully operation university. 

The following course programs are now offered : 

  • Visual Communication

Classes will be conducted by practitioners who deal with graphic design, multimedia graphics and branding. These classes are focused on practice and will allow students to acquire skills that are needed in the labour market. Personal and professional development are interlinked, since students will acquire skills that enable them to work both as valuable members of a creative team and as individuals able to implement complex and demanding projects for their own clients as freelancers.

Opportunities after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication

Western Pacific University Logo
Western Pacific University Logo..Image credit WPU

As graduates, students will possess extensive knowledge and skills related to graphic design, in particular for marketing purposes. Thanks to these skills, and having engaged with a comprehensive curricula, graduates will be able to carry out complex graphics projects, confidently navigating the business and economic environment in national and international settings.

  • Computer Programming

Students enrolled in the IT program will be prepared for leadership in this important and fastchanging sector of the world economy. The IT program gives students freedom of choice and a wide range of employment opportunities. For too long IT has been an employee’s rather than an employer’s market; however, equipped with cutting-edge knowledge and skills, students will quickly find interesting and well-paid jobs or go on to establish and develop their own businesses.

Opportunities after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Programming

According to the American business magazine ‘Forbes’, most job offers of the future will be directed towards specialists in the IT industry. By studying IT at Western Pacific University, students can confidently look forward to enhancing their professional prospects in this crucial area of the world economy as the Fourth Industrial Revolution gathers pace.

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.

A practical approach to teaching is reflected in the practice-orientated coursework that covers:

  • macroeconomics illustrating basic principles combined with the experience of real-life case studies, 
  • statistics, providing a balance between statistical theory and application;
  • forecasting and simulation in the context of application manufacturing, retail, and service industries;
  • mathematical economics placing emphasis on a substantial amount of interpretation of numerical indicators in the economic context; and
  • accounting practices that deal with the application of accounting concepts and principles to real-life business situations.
  • Opportunities after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Management

Graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Management will be equipped to run their own companies as well as occupy middle-management positions in both the national and international context.

  • Advanced Network Technologies

For those of you interested in building your knowledge and skills in the field of design, management, exploitation of network and server infrastructure, and would like the opportunity to cooperate with corporations and other institutions – the Advanced Network Technologies course is for you. The practical nature of the studies, as well as the integration of the curriculum with a certification program and Work Related Learning, will result not only in a good start but also success in the development of a professional career in a global labour market that is largely dominated by the demand for IT.

Opportunities after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advanced Network Technologies

Internet and network technologies represent a constantly developing area of activity in business and other spheres of the rapidly changing labour market. As specialists in these technologies, graduates will, with ease, locate employment opportunities in many emerging fields, for example, virtualisation, cloud computing, system security and, not least, the Internet of things.

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.

Entry Requirements at Western Pacific University

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.

Check back this page for more updates. 

For further information on this university, visit 

Western Pacific University

P.O. Box 1791

Mt Hagen, 281

Papua New Guinea

Email: info@wpu.ac.pg



UPDATE : Check out for updated Course Programs at the Western Pacific University 

Source : WPU

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