May 2006

CollegeDownUnder is now CampusDownUnder


New 'Bachelor of Mutlimedia Design' degree

New 'Bachelor of Forensic Science' degree for 2007

New 'Bachelor of Property & Sustainable Development' degree for 2007

Australian Accounting Degree + CPA qualifies for USA employment

Bond Law students achieve 'Top 16 in the World' status

Bond study uncovers support for an "R" rating for computer & video games

Bond Film & TV students dominate state filmmaker awards

Air Force Commodore discusses leadership issues with Bond students

Rugby Showdown - Business School vs Law School

NEW 'Bachelor of Multimedia Design' Degree

The new Bachelor of Multimedia Design degree at Bond provides a multimedia theory and technology base followed by options for a specialization in Mass Communication, Production or Advertising and supports students with the knowledge and skills to create, develop and produce Multimedia products.

Graduates of this program will have the necessary multimedia skills base to operate in the area of their specialization for careers within a variety of domestic and international public and private sector industries including Media, Advertising, Business Marketing and PR; IT; Film and TV Industry; Entertainment and Video Gaming; or Online Interactive Training Networks.

New 'Bachelor of Forensic Science' to commence in 2007

Forensic Science is a rapidly expanding field and is an obvious growth area for
well integrated interdisciplinary training programs. In the last decade there has been significant advancements made in the area of forensic science. As a result of this there are an increasing number of options for testing available to forensic laboratories and the services they now offer are substantially wider in scope than previously. This new bachelors program seeks to provide a graduate with a solid science background as well as a thorough appreciation of the methods used in forensic science laboratories and the legal framework within which this work must be done. The program will prepare students for employment in specialized forensic areas such as crime scene police departments, forensic laboratories and legal areas dealing with civil and criminal scientific matters.

New 'Bachelor of Property & Sustainable Development' to commence in 2007

This new program is designed to equip students with a strong foundation and  advanced technical skills for careers within property related industries and  professions. The bachelors has majors in valuation, urban development and
sustainability, plus asset and facility management. Courses in the bachelors
include the topics of urban & rural valuation, planning processes, development
& project management, finance and investment, geographic information systems,
property law and agency. The final semester is highlighted by an industry
sponsored capstone project which integrates the total ranges of topics covered
during the bachelors.

Australian Accounting Degree + CPA qualifies for USA employment

CPA Australia has signed a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with the United States that means Australian CPA designation is considered an equivalent qualification to the USA accounting degree and enables CPA Australia members, who hold an accredited Australian degree and have finished the CPA Program, to apply to work in 39 US States without having to undertake additional study.

In one of his final remarks as CPA Australia's President, Mark Coughlin said, 'The agreement between our two countries shows the high regard held by US professional bodies for the CPA designation, its rigorous education program and the professional standards to which our members have to adhere.'

BOND LAW Students Achieve 'Top 16 in the World' status

Bond University's Faculty of Law mooting team has confirmed their position as National Champions, triumphing over the University of Queensland in a rematch of the national final at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C.

The team of five students progressed to the final stages of what is the world's largest moot court competition, earning Bond University Law a place in the top 16 international law schools and leaving over 100 competitors from around the world in their wake. After five months of intense preparation, late nights, tens of thousands of words and many hours of mooting, the students' journey came to a climatic end during a dramatic moot with Columbia University from the USA, who went on to finish in the top eight.

Bond study uncovers support for an "R" rating for computer & video games

Associate Professor Jeff Brand has made the startling discovery that 88% of Australians support the "R" classification for computer and video games. Dr Brand has just completed an exhaustive study "GamePl@y Australia, Australians and Video and Computer Games 2005" of 2000 Australian households and 3700 individuals on their attitudes and use of video and computer games. The study found that most of the Australian community considers video and computer games as main stream media for entertainment and that they believe that computer and video games are as much an adult medium as children's media

BOND film & tv students dominate State FILMMAKER AWARDS

Bond students and graduates have dominated the 20th Annual Queensland New Filmmakers Awards (QNFA), scooping seven of the 17 awards on offer. For the second successive year, a production by Bond students and Alumni won the prestigious Best Overall Film award, against fierce competition from not only other tertiary students, but also from the cream of Queensland's independent producers.

This year's Best Overall Film award went to " How My Next Door Neighbour Discovered Life on Mars ". This inspirational story depicts a young boy realizing his dreams and overcoming adversity with help from his aged neighbour. Current film and television students produced the film in partnership with recent Bond graduates. The team was supported by the Bond University Film and Television Centre with access to equipment and advice, as part of the Centre's policy of encouraging students to form on-going working relationships that will extend well past graduation. "Life on Mars" was the stand-out of the prestigious Filmmaker Awards Night, also receiving the award for Best Tertiary Drama Over Ten Minutes, the craft  award for Best Sound, and the award for Best Producer.

Among the other successes for Bond was the award for Best Male Actor, which went to Tom Tate for his role in "The Vanished". Excellence in Editing went to Nadine Naesar for "It's A Wonderful Life", and the Encouragement Award for Cinematography was awarded to Matt Weston, also for "It's a Wonderful Life".

Certificates of Commendation were awarded to the Bond production of "Takeshi", in the categories of Best Tertiary Drama Over Ten Minutes, The David Copping Production Design Award and Excellence in Editing, while "It's a Wonderful World" was also commended in the Best Tertiary (Other) category.

Air Force General discusses leadership issues with Bond students

Air Commodore (General) Mark Gower recently spoke to students in the Information & Technology school and other interested students. Students were very interested in his approach to logistics and leadership skills. As Commander he is responsible for the provision of fixed and expeditionary airbase support to assigned Australian Defence Force aircraft. His responsibilities include command of eleven main operating bases, five Wings, 31 Squadrons and in excess of 3000 personnel.

General Gower completed an exchange tour with the United States Air Force serving as the Chief Logistics War-Fighting Team in Washington, D.C. During this appointment he was involved in the development and implementation of the support aspects and operational concepts for the USAF expeditionary capability.  He has also been assigned to the United Nations Transitional Authority East Timor where he was responsible for providing support to coalition air elements and the operation and security of Dili and Baucau International Airports.

He was awarded the United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal in 2000 for his work in the development and introduction of the logistics support aspects of the US Air Force's expeditionary concept.  General Gower's qualifications include a Bachelor degree in International Relations and Politics, a Masters of Management in Logistics and Technology and a Masters of Arts in Strategic Studies.

Rugby Showdown - Business School vs Law School

This semester sees the return of the grudge match that pits the Law and Business faculties head to head in what is always a competitive and often brutal encounter. Tim Harrison will once again lead the business side in battle, and with the success of last semester as a further buffer to his ego, will surely be confident of his chances. The Law team is just as strong as ever, and with the skills and brawn of key players such as Rob Bartrop and Ian Smith (BUSA pin-up boy), they will be hard to stop.

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