The Divine Word University (DWU) was formerly called Divine Word Institute run by the Catholic mission. DWU got its university status in 1996 and described itself as the ‘ecumenical, coeducational and privately governed [insititution in the country] with government support’. It’s Online University Courses are the best in the country.
DWU is presently the leading online university courses provider in the country. With its Moodle platform for both part-time and full-time students, the university brings to the working class as well as any potential individual ‘the most accessible pathway’ to learning.
The courses are offered both online and on campus. This article provides info for part-time students.
How the online course works
Basically, individuals apply and enrol with the Flexible Learning Centre (FLC) of DWU in any of the 5 centres (see below) in the country for an undergraduate degree or postgraduate programs. The selected student pays K1500 per coursework and does 2 intensive weeks contact with lecturers and complete the rest of the course work online.
The potential students will use their laptops, smartphones or tablets to access, share information and interact with staff members during the learning phases.
The programs offered online culminates in final graduation in person at the Madang campus.
Online University Courses
Students are required to attend an intensive two-three weeks residential period per semester followed by a distance mode of study. There is a requirement for completing two units per semester out of 4 yearly semesters.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Diploma in Justice Administration
- Diploma in Pastoral Ministry
- Diploma in Project Management
- Bachelor of Public Administration
- Master of Leadership in Development
- Master of Public Administration
Faculty of Business and Informatics
- Graduate Certificate in Data Networking
- Diploma in Business Studies
- Diploma in Human Resource Management
- Diploma in Management
- Bachelor of Management
- Master of Leadership in Business Administration
Faculty of Education
- Bachelor of Education (Primary, Inservice)
- Master of Educational Leadership
- Doctor of Education
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
- Diploma in Health Service Management
- Bachelor of Health Science (Rural Health, Inservice)
- Master of Public Health – Health Services Management
Each unit costs K1500 for part-time students. That means that two units per semester will cost K3000 or K12,000 to complete an online degree program at DWU.
Online Course Duration
Five locations/branches of DWU (see below) offer the programs at different times throughout a year where there a cohort of students intake. Check out the location nearest to you. As mentioned earlier, students take two units a semester and complete the program in two years. Students are required to participate in a two-week residential component each semester.
- Port Moresby
At DWUthere are 5 campuses nationwide; 4 semesters, 2 courses per semester per year, K1500 per course unit, 2-week intensive lecture; and 5 faculties and 18 programs under the Flexible Learning option for working-class and interested persons.
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