Griffith University launches new degrees


Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Michael Powell said the eight new offerings from the Griffith Business School reflected industry demand.

“For example, the financial planning major now available in the Commerce degree follows a review of the industry which found a need to provide more structured training for financial advisors,” Professor Powell said.

He said the two year options already available on the Logan campus would be provided to students at Nathan from 2011, allowing more students to be out in the work force earning money sooner.

“The double degrees with creative industries offer students strong business components while learning aspects of digital media so they graduate not just with technical and creative skills, but also business savvy,” Professor Powell said.

The Bachelor of Social Work is the first of its kind on the Gold Coast and was created in response to workforce and community needs.

Social work convener Associate Professor Clare Tilbury said the strong population growth in the Brisbane / Gold Coast corridor and ageing population meant there was an increased demand for social work skills.

“The first cohort of students will be trained in the new Gold Coast University Hospital,” Associate Professor Clare Tilbury said.

\”Hospital placements are extremely popular and give students a good grounding in the diversity of their professional role. They have the opportunity to work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary health team which also includes physiotherapists, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and others,\” Associate Professor Tilbury said.

The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science was also designed to meet a need in the public hospital system and private pathology labs for professionally qualified medical laboratory scientists.

The 12-month Diploma of Languages allows current students to study the Diploma alongside their main degree to earn a second qualification.

Or for those not enrolled in a degree at Griffith, the Diploma is a fast-track way to become proficient in one of four languages – Chinese, Italian, Japanese or Spanish.

Nathan Campus –
Diploma of Languages – Chinese, Italian, Japanese or Spanish
Bachelor of Business (fast track – 2 years)
Bachelor of Commerce (fast track – 2 years)
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Communication
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Journalism
Bachelor of Business (International Management)
Graduate Certificate in Applied Clinical Genetics
Graduate Diploma of Applied Clinical Genetics
Master of Science with Honours in Genetic Counselling
Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Architecture
Graduate Certificate in Environment (Climate Change Adaptation)
Master of Environment (Climate Change Adaptation)
Bachelor of Science (Environment) – (Aquatic Ecosystems)

Gold Coast Campus –
Diploma of Languages – Japanese or Spanish with some Chinese and Italian courses available
Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Communication
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Journalism
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Digital Media
Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management)
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
Master of Clinical Dentistry in Implant Dentistry
Graduate Certificate in Science (Science Education)
Master of Science (Science Education)
Bachelor of Science (Climate Change Adaptation)