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FNU Acting Vice Chancellor’s Message 04 FNUSA President’s Message 06 Fiji National University History 09 Vision, Mission and Values 14 Why Fiji National University 18 What our Students, Alumni and Staff Say 20 Sustainable Development 24 Campus Information 30 Student and Residential Life 54 Enrolment Guide for New Student 66 College Briefs / 2021 Programme Listing 73 Research Degrees at FNU 128
“FNU is proud to be a ‘dual sector’ university, offering both technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higer education programmes Bula Vinaka! Fiji National University (FNU) enjoys a special learning environment (VLE). This year, we will place in the Fijian higher education landscape. complete one of the biggest software installations In 2020, we celebrated our 10th Anniversary since of recent times in Fiji, as we move all our systems our establishment as Fiji’s first and only national and processes onto the Ellucian Banner 9 university university, with a mandate to make education and management information system. From 2021, you will opportunity accessible to all Fijians. But while FNU be able to enrol, pay your fees, check your grades and is still a young and growing university, the quality of apply to graduate online, using self-service systems our teaching and research is built upon the strong that are accessible 24/7. foundations of our six founding tertiary colleges which were merged in 2010 to create today’s national We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary in 2020 university. The oldest of our founding colleges dates with the formal opening of four iconic new facilities back to 1885, making FNU “135 years old, 10 years – the new gymnasium complex and four-storey young”. In January 2020, our national presence took business school at Nasinu campus, the new three- another major step forward, as we welcomed the 15 storey teaching and research building at Fiji Maritime campuses of the Technical College of Fiji into the Academy and the new greenfield campus in Labasa. “FNU Family”. We have also just opened a new state-of-the-art, multipurpose workshop and laboratory complex at Over the last decade, we have developed range our Derrick Campus to support our civil, electrical of new programmes – from Certificate II to PhD and mechanical engineering programmes. level – designed in collaboration with the region’s employers and benchmarked on international best Coming to university is not just about earning a practice through partnerships with universities and certificate, diploma or degree. It is about making new professional bodies in Australia and New Zealand. friends, enjoying new experiences and stretching your A key feature of these programmes is the centrality horizons as you transition from home to the labour of “experiential learning” through workplace-based force. FNU is proud to partner with Fiji National internships and practical problem-solving. At the University Students’ Association (FNUSA), and its same time, we strive to develop our student’s ten campus-based branch associations, to provide high-level transferrable skills like critical thinking, a range of cultural, social and sporting events to presentation and group-working skills and the ability complement your studies and provide a holistic and to carry out independent research. These are all enriching experience while you are a student at FNU. important to prepare our graduates for the changes in the labour market that will be driven by “Industrial Of course, this message would not be complete Revolution 4.0” in the years ahead. without referring to COVID-19 and the challenges that universities globally have faced in dealing Our focus on vocational education – which embraces with this unprecedented event. FNU has been no both technical and vocational education and training exception and it is a measure of the FNU’s quality as (TVET) and our higher education programmes – an institution that these challenges have been met reflects the traditions of our founding colleges and our in a spirit of mutual support and cooperation among purpose as a national university, which is to support staff and students. The need to make a speedy the continued economic and social development of transition to fully online learning has enabled the Fiji. For generations, our colleges have educated the University to move rapidly down the learning curve in country’s doctors, dentists and nurses, its teachers, online delivery. This is seen as a means of enhancing accountants and lawyers, its engineers, computer the blended learning approach i.e., a mix of the best scientists, mechanics, carpenters and electricians. of online and face-to-face teaching, that will be the We prepare students for successful careers. As brand new normal for the University’s approach to learning proposition says: “New Skills, Practical Experience, and teaching. Real Opportunities.” All that remains for me now is to warmly welcome You are joining FNU at an exciting time in our you to FNU and the start of an exciting journey as a history. Over the next decade, we will complete our student at university. I am confident that the coming transition from a largely technical training institute years will be the most fulfilling and rewarding of your to a leading dual-sector university. Already our life so far. On behalf of all our staff, I wish you every digital infrastructure is as good as many universities success in your chosen programme at FNU – Fiji’s in Australia and New Zealand. We offer our students national University. superfast broadband, free unlimited wifi anywhere on our campuses and a digital library collection of Ms Tessa Price ACTING VICE-CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE books, journals and databases that can be accessed from anywhere 24/7. All of our courses are supported Acting Vice-Chancellor by learning materials on our Moodle-based virtual
“Our mission is to unite the voices of the students by accommodating, facilitating, assisting and promoting the holistic development of students at FNU.” Bula Vinaka! Welcome to the Fiji National University, The Association’s activities ensure a place where you can imagine that our students experience a holistic and create the future you want for university life which is not solely yourself. The Fiji National University confined within the 4 walls of the is committed to giving its students classroom. the best in higher education and seeks to be a place of learning and teaching The Association also provides a that excels in innovation, sustainability chance for students to enter into and entrepreneurship. student leadership roles by contesting Branch/ Campus student elections, The Fiji National University Student’s be part of different committees and Association (FNUSA) is an important represent the student body within stakeholder of the University through the College/ campus and University the student body that it represents, structures thereby ensuring that acting as a bridge between the student voices on issues that matter students and the University. to them are heard and taken into consideration. I encourage you to visit FNUSA was formed in November of our office or website and learn more 2016 to look after student welfare and about the opportunities available to student life in partnership with various you with FNUSA. departments within the University. The University is spread across various This prospectus is a glimpse of you geographical campuses, each with its and your future. The Association association which look after campus wishes you good luck as you look at affairs. We currently have 10 Branches the opportunities the University has to in 10 different campuses that cater to offer to you for your future. student needs. The Fiji National University Student’s Each campus has their annual calendar Association awaits excitedly to of activities which includes talent welcome you to be part of one of the shows, cultural nights, community largest student bodies in Fiji and the projects, socials and mixers, sports Pacific. and religious events, debates and quiz nights, online competitions and Vinaka! health and wellness. FNUSA also marks national and international days Mr Ketan Lal such as Fiji Day, International Youth FNUSA President Day, and International Women’s Day. FNUSA PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
FNU HISTORY Fiji National University has a long history of relevant education dating back to the origins of its component Colleges, through institutions that were established according to national needs and aspirations as these developed. 8 9 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS The School of Medicine was originally established in 1885 as the Suva Medical School to train vaccinators. It has since developed into the premier medical institute of the South Pacific and continues to strive towards excellence in the training and education of health professionals in the region. It has produced many motivated and skilled health care professionals who are now serving in key positions in the Pacific and overseas. The School now provides training in most health science disciplines including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, radiography, laboratory technology, public health, dietetics and environmental health. w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
Fiji College of Training and The School of Nursing Agriculture Productivity Authority is one of the oldest nursing education Fiji Institute of of Fiji (TPAF) institutions in the Pacific and has been in Technology (FIT) was established in 1954 to meet the human resource needs of the country in all areas formerly known as the Fiji National Training existence since 1893. Now part of the FNU College of Medicine, Nursing and Health is now part of the FNU’s College of of agriculture. The College was further Council, was established in 1973 by the Fiji Sciences, the School offers basic and post- Engineering, Science and Technology. developed into the University’s College National Training Act. It established the National basic nursing programmes for Fiji and It was originally established in 1963 of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on Qualifications Framework to benchmark training regiona. Graduates are capable of working in to train students in technical and the Koronivia Campus. It places great and qualifications in technical and trade areas general health services, maternal and child vocational disciplines, to meet the emphasis on research in agriculture and against a national standard, based on the needs of health care service, mental health service, engineering human resource needs there are excellent opportunities provided local industries, and is comparable with overseas and, in urban, rural and remote community of Fiji. The College provides education for development. qualifications. TPAF became part of FNU in 2011 as health services. to cater for human resource needs of the National Training and Productivity Centre to run Fiji and the South Pacific in the areas the University’s short courses in areas ranging from of engineering, technology, including senior executive level management and leadership information technology and electronics, to innovative technical courses specifically designed marine training and in the sciences. for local conditions. The then FIT was also a starting point for the College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies, which is now located at a number of different centres, including the new Namaka Campus in the heart of Fiji’s tourism industry. The main administration centre of Fiji National University, including the hub of its extensive teacher training faculty, is located at what was once Fiji’s prestigious Queen Victoria School (known as “Vuli- Ni-Tu”), established at Nasinu in 1907. The Fiji College of Advanced Education that The Fiji National University, formally opened at the Nasinu site and, the Lautoka Teachers established in 2010, now has Campuses College has become part of the University’s College and Centres at 33 locations throughout the of Humanities and Education and is now the FNU country, running a total of approximately Natabua Campus. 400 different courses and programmes with a staff complement of more than 2000 hitting a record student enrolment of more than 26,000. As a new and dynamic institution, yet one with an illustrious history within its component parts, FNU is daily developing, innovating and expanding to provide Fiji and the region with the education and training that they most need.
VISION FNU was established in 2010 with the following FIJI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY objectives: to promote scholarship, research, free inquiry, academic excellence, and trade competence The University’s vision is to be recognised as a key driver of Fiji’s and in this process create, disseminate, maintain, economic prosperity. and advance knowledge and productivity by teaching, training and other means, for the welfare and needs of the communities of Fiji and those from any other overseas communities who may wish to receive MISSION tertiary education. The University shall be concerned with education and training at the post-secondary levels, including technical and vocational education and training, consistent with international standards The University’s mission is to support the economic and social of teaching, research, and other academic activities development of Fiji through relevant, high-quality education and in institutions styled as institutions of higher learning. training that maximises graduate employability and applied research that has a positive societal impact. The functions of the University are: • to provide for, and encourage the creation, advance and dissemination of knowledge, through scholarship, research and teaching to VALUES the standards accepted by the University Council; • to provide courses of study or instruction, at the levels of achievement the Council considers appropriate, to meet the needs of the community, High Ethical and Professional Standards including technical and vocational education and The University is committed to the highest standards of ethics, training; integrity, transparency, corporate governance, and professional standards. • to confer higher education awards and awards at Customer / Student- Focused other levels as determined by the Council; The University is focused on understanding and exceeding the expectations of our stakeholders, and providing a safe, secure and • to provide, arrange for or regulate the appropriate comfortable learning, teaching and training environment. training of persons or classes of persons, whether by way of apprenticeship or otherwise, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness and Environmental Sustainability to assist such persons or classes of persons in The University promotes cost-effectiveness in resource utilisation, connection with employment; maximum returns to all stakeholders, effective service delivery, and environmental sustainability. • to assist and contribute towards the cost of training, and the promotion of training, of any Culture of Excellence person or class of persons; The University shall strive for excellence in everything it does. Empowering / Strengthening our Team • to participate in community discourse through The University is managed on the core values of accessibility of the application of knowledge generated and education and training to all, equal opportunity, respect and tolerance advanced at the University to society, industry, for diversity, and a firm sense of belonging and ownership forged and government in an environment where the through collective decision making, information sharing, providing rights of all are respected; and a ready helping hand to the weaker members of the University community, a healthy lifestyle, and collective social and corporate • to perform other functions given to the University responsibility. under this Decree or another Decree, or as determined by the Council.
RADUATES are work place ready through firsthand experience at workplaces during the practical attachment component of the programmes.
The We offer an excellent blend International standard APPRENTICESHIP of theoretical LEARNING SPORTS scheme is the only and PRACTICAL COMPLEX established body in Fiji responsible for experiences. skills. LECTURERS and TRAINERS have INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE. New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities RESEARCH LOW at FNU is aligned to cost tuition national fees priorities. Our graduates are WORK-PLACE READY through Largest network of alumni in Fiji dating back to Only more than 135 years. dual 80 – 90% 10 of graduates sector secure paid employment within the 4 months after campuses WE TAILOR- University providing TVET completing their make the training and centres located and Higher education studies. course to suit the across the nation. industries’ specific. programmes
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY? WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY? MADALYNN ROSINA NAVNEET HIROSHNI 20 MADALYNN ROMANU ROSINA MALKUM NAVNEET REDDY YOORANDA HIROSHI NARAYAN 21 CERTIFICATE III IN COOKERY ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP AND Certificate IV in Graphic Designing Bachelor of Civil Engineering Honours 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS MANAGEMENT (ADLM) COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCE SOUS CHEF (AWARD-WINNING CHEF0 at Moffat EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY Salon Culinaire in 2010 HUMAN RESOURCE AND TRAINING Fijian Junior Chef of the Year in 2013 Moffat Salon COORDINATOR at Tappoos Fiji Limited Culinaire “While doing this programme, I “I chose to study at FNU because Chef of the Year Award at the 2018 Moffat Salon Culinaire “I chose Advanced Diploma of have learnt that TVET training of FNU back in Vanuatu there are not many Leadership and Management provides opportunities equivalent to females in the Civil Engineering (ADLM) because, in today’s any higher education programmes. ” field and I want to change that by “FNU prepared me for the job market. time, we lack good leaders. completing this programme. ” The theoretical aspect was well taught Leadership is not about the and the fact that practical experiences position but the relationship are required for graduation is an amongst people. Another excellent concept. This allows us to reason I chose this programme be job-ready while increasing our is because it is internationally employment prospects. ” recognised. ” w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
WHAT OUR STAFF SAY? DONALD SHIPRA 22 DR DONALD WILSON DR SHIPRA SHAH 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS Associate Dean Research Assistant Professor COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, NURSING COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, AND HEALTH SCIENCES FISHERIES AND FORESTRY ARGEST “At FNU we are providing the tools, “FNU’s practical training in the knowledge, and the competency instructional farm complexes, field to be able to conduct research, trips, seminars, research projects use correct scientific methods to and industrial attachments all conduct them and also be able to enable students to learn through network of alumni in Fiji. disseminate the information of the experience and to relate classroom findings of that research.” ” learning to workplace activities. w w w. f n u . a c . f j
Goal 4: Quality Education students with an opportunity to work and assist with real- time issues in the agricultural sector. SUSTAINABLE As Fiji’s national university, FNU provides holistic learning with programmes undergoing regular review in consultation with industry partners, international higher DEVELOPMENT (SDGs) education institutions to ensure it meets local and global standards. The Fiji National University (FNU) is committed to achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality Goals (SDGs) through its research, learning and teaching. The SDGs aim to address 17 key global issues and are interconnected, many of which are relevant to the core operations of the University. SDG Goal 4, which highlights the need for quality education, also aligns with the intuition’s aim to be the premier national University providing quality and relevant higher education, technical and vocational education and training, research and development in Fiji. FNU has contributed to addressing various SDG Goals in 2019, through the following key projects: • Two alumni of FNU created history by successfully undertaking Vanuatu’s first-ever ‘reduction of the zygomatic complex fracture’ surgery. Dr Nelson Tanghwa Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being and Dr Mackenzie Sitobata (CMNHS - Class of 2018), Asia Mental Health with financial assistance provided by who are both dentists, conducted the successful surgery St Vincent’s Pacific Health Fund. at Vila Central Hospital. The Postgraduate Diploma in Oral Surgery (PGDOS) graduates applauded the training • The Department of Medical Imaging & Anatomy at provided at CMNHS, which enabled them to master their CMNHS uses the Wellness Program to create a healthy skills and undertake such surgeries and bring comfort to the lives of patients. • FNU organised a Gender and Leadership Workshop, culture and tackle Non-Communicable Diseases • FNU launched the National Apprentice Week in which was attended by female academics, lecturers and (NCDs). The staff have a one-hour work-out on Campus March to celebrate and raise public awareness on the middle-managers. The workshop provided women with and encourage their colleagues to join. According to impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers the opportunity to discuss challenges such as career 24 25 participants, the workplace affects the physical, mental, and the economy. Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel progression in the higher education sector and how economic and social wellbeing of staff and the sessions Healey encouraged students to join NTPC’s National this could be addressed. This workshop was organised 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS act as a defence mechanism against stress, anxiety and Apprenticeship Scheme and undertake hands-on training in partnership with The Association of Commonwealth depression. and skills developments in the respective trade field. The Universities. apprenticeship scheme has evolved over the years to • CMNHS participated in the inaugural forum of the include formal education combined with employment and • Two FNU instructors Vasenai Kereni and Lani Ragusuloto Pacific Ending Childhood Obesity (Pacific ECHO) Network. on-the-job training. from CEST were part of Science, Technology, Engineering • FNU hosted the World Health Organisation (WHO) The organisation was established by the Ministries of and Mathematics (STEM) Camp organised by Graduate Western Pacific Regional Director, Dr Takeshi Kasai for Health and their partners in the Pacific, in line with the • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison commended Women Fiji (GWF). The duo conducted interactive study a special guest lecture on health challenges in the region healthy island vision of a Pacific where ‘Children are FNU for its partnership with the Australia Pacific Training sessions to encourage young female participants to at the Pasifika Campus. Dr Kasai visited the College of nurtured in body and mind’. Acting Head of Department Coalition (APTC) to provide training and education to upskill develop an interest in the fields of STEM and explore the Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and toured the Primary Care and Nutrition at CMNHS Dr Gade Waqa people in the Pacific. PM Morrison made the comments potential rewarding career pathways it has to offer. Public Health and Primary Care at Tamavua Campus. He stated education institutions are embedding NCDs in the when he visited the FNU’s Derrick Campus. FNU and APTC reassured WHO’s commitment to work with FNU in the curriculum to address issues such as childhood obesity have a working partnership which allows APTC to conduct FNU strives to provide opportunities to empower its female areas of critical development of the health workforce for which is an area of concern. specialized short course training in designated workshops. staff in achieving gender parity in pay and gender balance Fiji and the Pacific, through training and development, PM Morrison was given an overview of the Derrick Campus by academic rank and managerial seniority. It also takes scholarships for student and workforce development and • The FNU Labasa Campus staff organised a five- Master Plan and brief of the two institution’s partnership pride in being at the forefront of promoting subjects and supporting research and collaboration. kilometre ‘Walk for Health’ to promote a healthy by the Acting Dean CEST Salabogi Mavoa. careers that are male-dominated. • FNU and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services lifestyle and engage the community in an ongoing fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs). About 120 • CAFF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with are working with a team of academic experts and health participants from the University, government ministries, Spices of Fiji Limited to enhance scientific, technological professionals from Australia to study the experience business and local communities participated in the fun and educational collaboration. The partnership will provide of art-making in healing people with mental illness. ‘Art-making and mental health – a pilot focus group event.These activities and projects address targets of study in Suva, Fiji’ is the first of its kind of research Goal 3 that aim to strengthen the capacity of all countries, being conducted in Fiji. The overall objective is to gain in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk an understanding of the potential value and possible reduction and management of national and global health meaning of art-making in the context of mental health risks. recovery in Fiji. The research is supported by Australia w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Goal 13: Climate Action Goal 14: Life Below Water Through the industrial attachment course component, • Two hundred trees were planted at Natabua Campus as • To create greater awareness and education on FNU implements in its programmes, students are taught • FNU launched the installation phase of the University part of an initiative to protect and care for the environment. sustainable offshore fishing practices, a training manual and trained in a real-life work environment to ensure they Information Management System (UMIS). The UMIS The seedlings were donated by Ministry of Forests as titled “Protected Species Bycatch Mitigation for the Fiji are well-equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge system puts the university on track to provide first-class part of its “Plant 4 Million Trees in Four Years initiative” Offshore Fisheries” was launched at the Fiji Maritime in the field of work they are pursuing. FNU strives to online self-service experience to students and staff users. following a pledge by staff and students in 2018 to join the Academy (FMA) by the Minister for Fisheries Honourable ensure all its graduates are ‘day-one work-ready’ when The $20m software implementation will eliminate many fight against climate change. Campus Head, Professor Semi Koroilaesau. Bycatch is fish or other marine species the graduate to joing the workforce. of the University’s current manual and paper-based Unaisi Nabobo-Baba said the initiative was aimed at that is caught unintentionally while catching certain processes while some of the current online systems will making students understand they are the future leaders target species and target sizes of fish. Issues of bycatch The University also encourages entrepreneurship through be streamlined and made ‘self-service.’ and needed to take into their hands the agendas that are important to safeguard the marine industry for future its courses, which is a key target of Goal 8. are reported in society relating to climate change. FNU generations. The bycatch training manual will provide • The NTPC hosted the inaugural National Conference continues to promote such ‘Green initiatives’ to create the fisheries bycatch component in the current Deck on Information Technology. The one-day event officiated greater awareness about caring for the environment. Hand Fishing and Offshore Skipper Fishing programmes by the Attorney-General and Minister of Economy, Public being taught at the Academy. 46 students enrolled in the Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications Honourable • Staff and students of Natabua Campus conducted a programme. 26 27 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum attracted the country’s leading IT cleanup campaign at Saweni beach, outside Lautoka to specialists. The conference focused on knowledge sharing mark World Cleanup Day. About 40 staff and students FNU aims to enhance conservation and the sustainable 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS in the best IT practices. collected rubbish, trimmed overgrown grass and planted use of ocean-based resources by training the students to Croton plants (Codiaeum variegatum) along the roadside assist in controlling overexploitation of marine and coastal • FNU aligned its library services to digital learning and at the entrance of the Saweni beach to beautify the stocks. practices. Keeping in mind the advancements in technology area. The Campus has also embarked on a waste paper and the accessibility to information through smartphones recycling project to reduce the amount of waste paper and laptops, the University enhanced its library services being sent to the landfill. by moving to digital platforms to reach their students with ease and at a reasonable cost. The University engaged FNU is at the forefront of climate change action through Reuban Sonn from ProQuest and Kelly Harris from GOBI various activities organised at its campuses. Clean up (EBSCO), who presented on varied online databases that campaigns, tree planting initiatives and the sustainable enhance learning, sharing and information management use of natural resources within the institution and adopting in a range of subjects from the world’s top publishers. environmentally-friendly practices are ways in which the institution contributes to the fight against climate change. • The library facility at the College of Agriculture, Given the gravity of the climate situation, FNU has also Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF) was renovated into a developed Interdisciplinary Studies in Climate Change modern learning commons facility. It provides students Resilience and Mitigation programme. with a more interactive, collaborative and inclusive learning environment. Costing around half a million dollars in refurbishment, the new facility consists of three discussions rooms, which has smart TVs and WIFI connectivity. These infrastructure and digital technology developments and partnership address Goal 9’s need to develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, increase access to information and communications technology, and support domestic technology development, research and innovation. w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
RACTICALS carried out in real situations.
CAMPUS INFORMATION CAMPUSES INCLUDE: • NASINU CAMPUS • DERRICK CAMPUS • PACIFIKA CAMPUS • NURSING CAMPUS • PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPUS • KORONIVIA CAMPUS • NAMAKA CAMPUS • NATABUA CAMPUS • BA CAMPUS • LABASA CAMPUS • TCF CAMPUS 30 FNU inherited a lot of old buildings and The cost of this investment is half a some of these structures have been billion dollars over the next ten years in reviewed as part of the master plan the construction of new buildings and 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS exercise and will be replaced with new infrastructure. This will transform FNU and modern facilities. Therefore, we are into a modern, well-equipped higher investing in our buildings and facilities education institution which Fijians will be to give you the very best learning proud to call their national University. environment to shape your experience. Natabua Campus w w w. f n u . a c . f j
LOCATED at Kings Road, Valelevu. The Campus provides study programmes for College of Business, Hospitality & Tourism Studies and the College of Humanities and Education 32 33 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, HOSPITALITY & TOURISM STUDIES: - School of Accounting and Law - School of Economics and Finance NASINU CAMPUS - School of Management COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES Apart from the Colleges, The Campus offers study 50 to 400 seating capacity and AND EDUCATION: Nasinu Campus is also home to programmes to full time and part tutorial rooms. There are many majority of the support sections time students who are provided international coaches training of the university namely; Vice with the opportunity to gain conducted for the sports science - School of Education Chancellor’s Office, Human theoretical knowledge and at the students. Nasinu Campus has - School of Communication, Resources Department, Finance same time gain practical training modern lecture theatres, tutorial Language and Literature Department, Project Team, in relation to their programme of and teaching rooms, staff Academic or Student Services study. administration offices, computer - School of Arts & Humanities Office and the Division of labs, library, cafeteria, dining hall, Marketing and Communications The Campus also features and student accommodation. amongst others. lecture rooms ranging from w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
LOCATED in Samabula offering programmes of study under the College of Engineering, Science & Technology 34 35 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS • School of Building & Civil Engineering DERRICK CAMPUS • School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering The Campus is now also home to to pursue self-study in their own The Campus comprises of the • School of Mechanical the School of Creative Arts under time. Plans are underway for an following facilities: Engineering the College of Humanities and integrated workshop and a 200 Education. capacity computer laboratory • Civil Engineering Lab Facilities to cater to the growing demand • Mechanical Engineering • School of Pure Sciences Derrick Campus was established for laboratory spaces and PC Laboratories in 1964 and has been providing a terminals respectively. • Electrical & Electronics • School of Applied skilled workforce for the nation’s Engineering Laboratories Sciences development for over 50 years. The Engineering Research & • Automotive Engineering Our qualifications are developed Development Centre (ERDC) Workshops based on the needs of the industry was also recently completed • Student Academic Services • School of Mathematical and we have a strong history of at the Campus, which provides Office & Computing Science successful graduates locally as international standard workshops well as regionally. and laboratories for programmes The Derrick Campus is centrally • School of Transport at the College of Engineering, located in a multi-disciplinary The Campus has 44 classrooms Science and Technology, including environment. The faculty which include drawing rooms the new Masters of Research and members are qualified and have and main hall, 15 workshops, Doctor of Philosophy programmes. industrial experience in their area 7 laboratories and 8 computer of expertise. classrooms/ laboratories which Around 2000 students study at include one computer laboratory the campus in a wide range of specifically meant for students programmes. w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
LOCATED at Extension Street in Waimanu Road opposite the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH) 36 37 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS • School of Medical Sciences • School of Health Sciences PASIFIKA CAMPUS • School of Dentistry and Oral Health The Campus houses a State of the Sciences, Bachelors in Medical and attachments. Art Pasifika Dental Clinic which Imaging Science and Bachelors is comparable to some of the in Pharmacy in the Pacific. The Campus is equipped with best dental clinics in Australia the necessary facilities such as and New Zealand. The Pasifika Being situated opposite the a library, Physiotherapy Gyms, Campus is the only campus CWM Hospital also provides Pharmacy Labs, Medical Labs, that offers degree programmes easier access to real training Ultrasound Rooms, Radiology for Health Sciences namely facilities ensuring students Rooms, Pathology Museum, Bachelors in Physiotherapy, gain experience in real medical Anatomy Labs, Clinical Skills Bachelors in Medical Laboratory situations during their practicals Labs and Hostels. w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
LOCATED across the Public Health Department, Tamavua Campus, Princess Road, on the hills of Tamavua in Suva. It caters specifically for nursing students under the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 38 39 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS NURSING CAMPUS The School has been educating The Campus caters for The faculty members are highly nurses for Fiji and the Pacific approximately 900 students qualified with years of industry Island countries for over a with State of the Art learning experience which makes the century. Our history states that and teaching facilities such nursing programmes one of the the first trainer for the nurses in as Anatomy Labs, two Clinical most sought after fields in the Fiji was a student and close friend Skills Labs and a Primary Health Pacific. of the ‘mother of nursing’, Ms Care Lab. It also has a cafeteria, Florence Nightingale. library and on Campus student accommodation. w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
LOCATED near the Nursing Campus in Suva. The Campus houses the School of Public Health & Primary Care, C-POND Research Centre, PacSHR Research Centre and rise project lab under College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences 40 41 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS Department of Epidemiology & Environmental Health PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPUS Department of Primary Care & Nutrition The Campus was the first This Campus caters for 600 Health Lab, Revitalization of Central Medical School built in students in a wide range of study Informal Settlements and their Department of 1885 and now concentrates on programmes under the School of Environments (RISE) Lab, lecture programmes in Public Health. Public Health and Primary Care. rooms – Assembly Hall, Nutrition Public Health & Health The Campus also comprises of Hall, Nutrition Foyer & Tamavua Services Management Nuffield Clinic, Tamavua MCH The following facilities are Room 2, Nuffield Clinic and Clinic and is a residential Campus available to enhance teaching Research centres. with 58 beds. and learning programme: PG IT Lab, Environmental w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
LOCATED on the Kings Highway which is just about 10 minutes from Nausori Town and 5 minutes from 9 miles, Nakasi. The Campus is located near the road side which provides easy excess to other necessary amenities 42 43 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE SCIENCE & FORESTRY: • Department of Forestry • Department of Crop Science KORONIVIA CAMPUS • Department of Agribusiness & Extension • Department of Crop & Plant Protection The Campus was initially Science & Animal Husbandry. The Campus also features lecture • Department of Soil Science & established to cater for 50 Apart from this, a multimillion- rooms ranging from 50 to 400 Bio-System Engineering students annually. Since the dollar Veterinary Teaching seating capacity, 7 laboratories Campus has grown, the facilities Hospital is now planned at the for different disciplines, 9 tutorial have increased as well. From Koronivia Campus which will be rooms and commercially operating SCHOOL OF ANIMAL & two lecture rooms and one the first of its kind in the Pacific. livestock and crop farms. The VETERINARY SCIENCES : laboratory, the College now has Campus also houses the first four lecture rooms and several Currently, the Campus offers study ever aquaponics system that uses • Department of Veterinary multipurpose labs. Apart from programmes to 1174 students fertile water from the fish ponds Science this, the number of programmes who have the opportunity to gain to grow vegetables. While there is • Department of Animal Science have increased with bachelors theoretical knowledge and at the much anticipation of the first ever • Department of Fisheries in different specialisation. We same time gain practical training veterinary hospital in the South are the only College in Fiji that in relation to their programme of Pacific, a veterinary clinic has provides Bachelors in Agriculture, study. already started providing services Fisheries, Forestry and Veterinary on Campus. w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
LOCATED close to the Nadi International Airport which is the main International Airport for Fiji as well as an important regional hub for the South Pacific Islands. Located by the coast on the western side of the main island of Viti Levu next to the Votualevu roundabout, the Campus is also ideally located close to five (5) star international hotels in Nadi 44 45 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM STUDIES • School of Accounting & Law NAMAKA CAMPUS • School of Economics & Finance • School of Management Namaka Campus is fairly and training with over 1000 active students. new when compared to other students enrolled in various • Library which is accessible COLLEGE OF Campuses and Centres. The courses, for students to use seven (7) ENGINEERING, SCIENCE Campus was officially opened days a week. AND TECHNOLOGY by the Prime Minister of Fiji Hon The Namaka Campus has • The Campus also has the Voreqe Bainimarama in October facilities such as: only air craft maintenance & • CISCO 2010. The Campus has a number • A 300 seating capacity engineering training school • Computing of facilities nearby ranging from Lecture Theatre. in Fiji. • Air Craft Engineering cafeterias, shopping malls, banks, • Tutorial rooms are • Adequate sporting ground pharmacies and doctors. Public mounted with multi-media for training for team sports NATIONAL TRAINING AND transport is easily accessible from resources for quality lecture i.e. volley ball, soccer & PRODUCTIVITY CENTRE the Campus for the convenience presentation. rugby 7s. of students taking evening and • Industry standard production Short courses for the hospitality weekend classes or late night & pastry kitchens for the The facilities, courses offered & tourism programmes studies in the library. culinary art enthusiasts. and the beautiful Campus • Training restaurant for surroundings create a vibrant The Campus now has around its hospitality & tourism learning environment for all 180 staff ranging from support training students. students. and maintenance to teaching • Modern computer labs for w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
LOCATED at Natabua in Lautoka City, at a distance from the main city area, providing an ideal environment for learning and teaching 46 NATABUA CAMPUS 47 COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS The Campus is predominantly students actively engage in community clean-ups and EDUCATION: home to the School of Education group study after hours, thanks visiting the elderly and disabled. under the College of Humanities to the numerous study-friendly • School of Education and Education. areas on campus. Free Wi-Fi is There is a gym and multipurpose • School of Humanities and Arts available to residential students court on Campus to assist in • School of Communications, Previously home to the Lautoka 24/7. The Campus has well enhancing PEMAC teacher Language and Literature Teachers College, the Natabua equipped teaching and learning training and to strengthen Campus has the largest spaces including a modern training programmes for the COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, lecture theatre in Fiji with a Library, ICT Labs, Bookshop, Rugby 15’s team participating SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: seating capacity of 680 people. Cafeteria and Dinning spaces, at Lautoka Rugby Union top Appropriately named “Na Language Hub, Math Help Kiosk division. • School of Pure Sciences WereLevu” (The Big House), and On- Campus Medical Clinic. • School of Applied Sciences it recognises the language of The Campus has its own choir • School of Mathematical and the traditional landowners of Monthly activities are organised group which actively participates Computing Science Natabua. for students such as sports days in all College events. It also has an and talent quests with rewards inclusive club which comprises of COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, There are approximately 2,300 to encourage participation. Staff Year 2 Primary Trainee Teachers. HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM students studying at the campus and students at the Campus The two major objectives of this STUDIES: with trainee teachers comprising also organise environmental group are to reach out to the of the highest number. awareness weeks for the GO children admitted at the Lautoka • School of Accounting and Law Green initiative with weekly clean Hospital and the Senior Citizens • School of Economics and Natabua Campus strives to – up campaigns. The Campus at Golden Age Home in Natabua, Finance create a holistic learning also values its relationship with Lautoka. The main purpose of environment through its the community and practices this interest group is to prepare hostel accommodation, which social responsibility through its student teachers to better serve houses 454 students. Similarly, outreach activities which include their community. w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
LOCATED at Natuyabia Road, Tauvegavega, Ba which is approximately 4 kilometers from Ba town and close to the Ba Mission Hospital 48 49 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: • School of Building and Civil Engineering • School of Transport • School of Mathematical & Computing Science BA CAMPUS • School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering • School of Mechanical Engineering The Campus currently offers 360 students are currently enroled • Mechanical and Metal programmes from the College at the FNU Ba Campus with over Workshops COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, of Engineering, Science and 75% of the students enroled in HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM Technology (CEST) and the engineering courses. The physical environment of the STUDIES: College of Business, Hospitality FNU Ba Campus is very conducive and Tourism Studies (CBHTS). The Campus also offers facilities for learning. It is located on • School of Accounting and Law such as: elevated grounds which provides • School of Economics and Fiji National University Ba Campus • Cafeteria stunning views of the surrounding Finance was officially opened on 28 June, • Fully operational Library areas and has many open learning • School of Management 1978 as Fiji Institute of Technology • Playing Ground bures for studies and relaxation. Western Technical Centre by Ratu • Computer Labs Sir Kamisese Mara. • Teaching Rooms w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
LOCATED in the main street of Labasa Town, in the Local Timber Building next to Courts Fiji Limited 50 51 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS LABASA CAMPUS College of Humanities and Education College of Business, The Campus facilitates courses and the School of Automotive students and those learning via under the College of Humanities are being offered at the Rara video broadcast. Hospitality and and Education, College of Avenue Centre which is situated Tourism Studies Business, Hospitality and right opposite Subrail Park. The campus has the following Tourism Studies and College facilities: of Engineering, Science and Labasa Campus has occupied College of Technology. Some programmes rented properties to date and • Fully operational library, which from the College of Medicine, the new campus facility in is open to students till 10 pm Engineering, Science Nursing and Health Sciences Naiyaca will be FNU’s campus during weekdays and till 5 pm and Technology are also offered here via video for Labasa and its people. Work on weekends. conferencing mode. is nearing completion at the new • ICT facilities site. This campus will have State • Wifi services are available to There are 2 other sites; one is of the Art facilities for students students at all the 3 centres in known as the Rosawa Centre once complete. Situated next to Labasa. where courses and programmes Labasa River and away from the • Multimedia facilities are set up from NTPC and School of CBD, it will provide a peaceful in most rooms for better delivery Electrical and Electronics environment to students and of lectures. and School of Mechanical staff. • PAL Learning Engineering are offered while • Language Hub programmes from School of The campus accommodates • Maths Help Hub Building and Civil Engineering for day students, in-service w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
ARGEST lecture theatre in Fiji, Nawere-levu Lecture Theatre. Nawere-levu Lecture Theatre
STUDENT AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE The Department of Student Services under the Office of 54 the Registrar understands the importance of students having a fun filled and exciting university life. In keeping 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS this a priority, the University ensures that students have a memorable residential and campus life. w w w. f n u . a c . f j
RESIDENTIAL LIFE The University firmly believes in providing an environment that encompasses a holistic learning experience for all its students. The residential life programme at Fiji National University is also based on the belief that Hostel living can provide a unique opportunity for students to gain a variety of experiences that supplement and complement the formal classroom. Our programmes strive to meet the many and varied needs of students who are from diverse cultural backgrounds. The goal of the residential The residential life programme also life staff is to develop an environment that is includes safe, clean, and comfortable supportive of student’s academic endeavours facilities. Additionally, the programme and that promotes individual development. It fosters communities that emphasise the is expected that students will act as adults in a acceptance of responsibility for personal mature and responsible manner and contribute and group decision making, mutual to their hall community, since involvement is essential for personal development and growth. respect, concern, a sense of cooperation and sharing, and the empowerment of Our programmes include Hostel Orientation, students to become active and participating Cultural Volunteer Programme, Drugs and members of the residence halls and local Substance Abuse Awareness, Movie and Karaoke communities. nights, Hostel Clean Up and Residential Talanoa session.
STUDENT HEALTH & SPORTS WELLNESS Engage, Inspire, Excel Being a university student is both highly challenging At Fiji National University, we strive to inspire our and rewarding. We recognise the importance of students, staff and local community to stay active healthy living for students, especially when it comes and reach their potential in sports and fitness. to balancing the many demands of obtaining university education. The Student Sports Unit endeavours to promote The Student Health and Wellness Unit is committed to physical wellness, team spirit and commitment promoting wellness in all aspects of a student’s life, amongst all students of the Fiji National University be it emotional, intellectual, social or spiritual. The through its diverse range of sporting programs Department offers programmes designed to empower that includes: student’s lives and to advocate healthier, more balanced and meaningful life. Inter Campus Games; Fiji University Sports Association (FUSA) games; Our programmes to name a few include: and Coaching Clinics. • Zumba classes; • Interfaith programmes for students; Career Services The FNU Student Sports Unit offers a wide range • Spiritual rallies in conjunction with the Student of sports for students that includes but is not Association; Fiji National University Career Services limited to the following sports: • Transport facilities for students to attend advisors are catalysts for students’ religious festivals organised at different career. We are dedicated to preparing campuses; and our undergraduate and graduate • Rugby; • Health Plus Awareness Week. students to successfully transit from • Soccer; 58 • Netball; 59 the role of a student to a professional. • Volleyball; 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS The Career Services unit facilitates • Hockey; and programmes with the aim to enhance • Badminton. personal skills of students enabling increased chances of employment. Services offered by careers placement include: • Online Placement Portal Registration for job seekers and employers ; • CV Writing Workshops; • Mock Interview Session; • Employers Chat Sessions; and • Careers Fair. Campus Life At Fiji National University, we provide students an opportunity to Retreat, Recharge and Reward themselves while studying. Campus Life Services is committed in organising activities that enhance social, cultural, and economic, and leadership development of a diverse student population. The FNU Campus Life Unit offers a wide range of programmes for students. These includes: • Orientations • Let’s Connect- Students Speak on wide range of topics • Inter Campus Debate Competitions • Cultural Festivals • Campus Cleanup Campaign • Awareness on University Policies and Procedures • Young Women Lead Initiative Workshop w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION GRADUATION The graduation unit of the Office of the University Registrar works closely with the Colleges to coordinate all graduation ceremonies. • The Disability Resource practical assistants and Fiji National University holds two Centre advocates equal sign interpreters. graduation ceremonies annually access to learning and • Moving of lecture and/or for students completing their working for students tutorial locations when programmes. The ceremonies with special needs. This dealing with accessibility are usually organised in the involves setting up a user- issues. months of May and December. friendly environment • Provision of assistive The graduation ceremonies at with speciall designed technology. FNU are unique in the sense facilities to improve • Liaising with academic that students graduate within accessibility to those staff about reasonable their Colleges, i.e, graduation ceremonies are College based with special needs. Some adjustments. making each ceremony personal Services provided under • Consultation with students and distinguished as the graduates the Disability Unit are: with disability to identify deserve. • Pre-enrollment guidance reasonable adjustments and support with suitable to their enrolment. requirements Integrated 60 • Note-taking services campus life activities. 61 The Fiji National University campuses in Central Division, organise events that bring readers academic Students’ Association 3 in the West and 1 in the North together different campuses 2020 FNU PROSPECTUS 2020 FNU PROSPECTUS (FNUSA) officially started looking after more than 26, 000 and Colleges within the operations in 2017, after students nationwide. These University such as leadership 2 years of hard work and include both undergraduate forums, inter-college sports, dedication put in by pioneer and postgraduate students conduct association elections student leaders of the as well as those who are on and partner in events that will University. A representative Blended modes. Our campus provide our students with a body for the student was a associations look after chance for a holistic university long time in the making. student life and activities on experience. campuses which tend to be The core objective of FNUSA affiliated to different Colleges. When you join FNU, you join is to be an organisation for the Events such as cultural the vast student body made student and by the student. nights, social and mixers, up of local, regional and The Association is mandated quizzes, debates, movie night international students who are to voice student opinions and and many online competitions part of a continuously growing welfare issues with relevant are hosted by the committees and developing institution that stakeholders which don’t present on campuses. FNUSA has grown from strength to only include the University is based at the FNU Main strength owing to the past but sponsors, alumni groups, Campus in Valelevu. and current student leaders prospective employers and and their input along with the civil societies and public FNUSA as a whole host University staff. sector. national events such as International Women’s Day, As you journey through this FNUSA has a Branch International Women’s Day, prospectus, we wish you the representation at each of the Fiji Day in partnership with best of luck in finding your 10 major campuses around the University and other calling and we are excited to Fiji which includes the 6 stakeholders. We also have you join us. w w w. f n u . a c . f j New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
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