Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional)

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

The Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional) includes a mandatory 12-month paid work placement. You'll benefit from Swinburne's unique industry partnerships, gain invaluable full-time work experience and earn credit towards your degree. The course is designed to provide students with the latest skills and knowledge that will prepare them for a variety of roles in the dynamic and ever changing industries associated with media and communication. The degree takes a strategic approach to media and communication and links theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to operate effectively in diverse settings within industry. Graduates will be well qualified for roles in settings such as agencies, not-for-profits, government departments, small business and large corporate organisations.

Structure

  • 375 credit points comprising: 4 units from Core studies (50 credit points)
  • 8 units for Major (100 credit points)
  • 4 Placement units (100 credit points)
  • 10 units for Other studies (125 credit points).

Subjects

  • Advertising
  • Cinema and screen studies
  • Creative writing and literature
  • Digital advertising technology
  • Games and interactivity
  • Journalism
  • Media industries
  • Professional writing and editing
  • Public relations
  • Social media

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • Minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • Any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.

Study pathways

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Higher Education Hawthorn Domestic: $25,065
International: $124,640
  • ATAR: 78
No No information available

Further information

This degree includes a mandatory 12-month professional placement. This placement provides invaluable full-time, paid work experience. Students will earn credit towards their degree and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can participate in other Work Integrated Learning opportunities - choose from professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.

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