Bachelor of Applied Public Health / Bachelor of Business Administration

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health provides students with knowledge and skills to contribute to a healthier Australian society. Public Health is about preventing illness in populations and developing programs and practices that promote better health in individuals and communities. Public Health practitioners must understand recent developments in scientific research and ways in which this research can influence government policy. This degree is ideal for students who are enthusiastic about making a difference to the health of people through communication and leadership, and learning about the impact of individual lifestyle choices and intergenerational effects on health. Specifically, the course aims to: Prepare graduates to apply best evidence, sound judgement and strategy to public health problems; Develop skills in project management, communication, population-level monitoring, personal leadership and performance accountability necessary to be effective in public health; Inspire students through high-quality industry and service placements; Foster in students the importance of professional excellence and accountability; Prepare graduates for successful entry into the public health workforce; Foster a lifelong commitment to effective health promotion and illness prevention; Combine compassion for social justice with knowledge and skills in evidence-based solutions for disadvantaged communities and individuals. The Bachelor of Business Administration is a general business degree without specialisation in a particular subject area. The course is structured around 8 core units which are common to other undergraduate business courses and 4 units that will build your business knowledge in areas such as human resource management, marketing and management. Combining the Bachelor of Applied Public Health with the Bachelor of Business Administration will enable graduates to utilise their knowledge and skill in industry, the public service or in small business enterprises.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Melbourne (St Patrick's)
Institution CRICOS: 00873F (ACT); 00112C (VIC); 00885B (Qld); 00004G (NSW)

Subjects

  • Applied public health
  • Business administration

Australian Catholic University is a publicly funded university and we welcome students and staff of all beliefs and backgrounds at our six campuses across Australia.

We have over 33,000 students from 160 countries that come from various religious and cultural backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal access to education for all.

We empower our students to think critically, ethically and to bring about change in their communities and professions.

Our campuses and class sizes are small and students benefit from our individualised approach to quality teaching.

Ranked and recognised

We are the largest Catholic university in the English-speaking world and ranked in the top three per cent of universities worldwide* and recognised as one of the world’s top young universities.**

We are equal first for five fields of research in Australia - our institutes, centres and faculties boast internationally-renowned scholars, and produce world-class research. 

We are highly ranked by The Good Universities Guide 2018 for Full-Time Employment and  Starting Salary, and achieve five stars for Overall Experience, Skills Development and Learner Engagement, assuring you a high-quality academic and social experience.

Reputation

Not only are we Australia's largest educator of nurses, but we also have leading criminal lawyers, recognised business professionals and international artists amongst our academic staff. We are also home to multiple research institutes and are committed to the ongoing training of outstanding researchers.

Practical experience

With close links to industry, our undergraduate courses give students opportunities to undertake work placements, internships or volunteering programs while studying to ensure they are prepared for the world beyond the classroom.

Community engagement is a core part of every student’s experience at ACU and is embedded in our courses.

Location

ACU international students can choose to study in five exciting cities around Australia — Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Ballarat. Students also have the opportunity to transfer between campuses to experience more of the beautiful country.

ACU is globally connected. We have relationships with more than 200 universities and educational institutions in over 40 countries around the world. More than 1,000 ACU students go overseas each year as part of their ACU degree.

Affordable 

ACU is one of the most affordable institutions in Australia. With accredited and recognised courses, we offer students an excellent return on investment. 

A range of scholarships are on offer for international students, including the International Student Scholarship which covers 50 per cent of full-time tuition fees. This is awarded each year to 20 commencing undergraduate and postgraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence. 

What can you study at ACU?

  • Accounting, Finance, Business, Marketing
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business Information Systems, IT
  • Clinical Counselling
  • Digital Media
  • Education, Teaching
  • Exercise/Sport Science 
  • Global Studies, International Development
  • Health Science
  •  Law
  • Management (MBA)
  • Nursing, Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Philosophy, Theology
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social/Youth Work
  •  Speech Pathology
  • Visual Arts and Design

*QS World University Rankings 2018

**Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2017

ACU has extensive experience in the support of international students and our support begins from the moment you arrive in Australia with our airport pick-up service.

We have a dedicated team of international student advisers who can provide information on enrolment, accommodation, finance and general student visa advice.

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