Diploma of Media and Communication

Macquarie University

The Diploma of Media and Communication introduces students to core knowledge and principles in media and communication, including international communications, media, politics and international relations. This diploma is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, and prepares students for entry into the second year of a Bachelor degree within the Faculty of Arts. Teaching and learning activities focus on assisting students to acquire academic knowledge and also the study skills needed to succeed in higher education in Australia. English language skills are integrated into the academic subjects to assist students to increase their confidence and competence.

Course Fee:

International: $28,000

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, and have completed year 12 or an equivalent qualification (conditions apply, see Academic Requirements on the Macquarie website for further information).


Minimum of 24 credit points, including completion of specified units.

Subjects you can Study:

Media and communication

Study Pathways:

Students who complete the diploma program, achieve the relevant grade point average (GPA out of 7) where relevant, and meet all entry requirements can choose from a number of undergraduate degrees offered by the Faculty of Arts, and progress directly into the second year of the degree. Articulations available: Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Communication; Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Relations; Bachelor of Arts with a major in Media, Culture and Communications; Bachelor of Arts - Media; Bachelor of Economics; Bachelor of Science.

Further information:

This course is available through internal attendance mode only.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Media Presenter,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 53.25 Yes Full time 0.5 year

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

Visit us www.mq.edu.au 


Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


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