Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Communication - Public Relations

University of Canberra

The growing field of public relations needs practitioners who not only have professional skills but are strategic, critical thinkers who know how to work sensitively and responsibly in complex political, cultural, social and media environments. For those reasons the Bachelor of Public Relations degree program focuses on providing graduates with critical awareness and ethical, work-ready skills for careers in business, consultancies, not-for-profit organisations and government agencies. The degree involves an exploration of the theoretical and conceptual foundations of public relations, its influence in contemporary organisations and society and its role in social and corporate responsibility. The program focuses on developing high level oral and written communications and presentation skills; analytical abilities for research, problem-solving, project planning and strategy development, and an understanding of the legal and organisational contexts in which graduates will work. It has a strong focus on work-integrated learning through the involvement of senior practitioners throughout the program, high-level industry experience of the teaching academics, opportunities to work on real projects with real clients throughout, and a well-recognised internship program which gives students invaluable experience in the workplace in their final year. The aim of the Bachelor of Commerce program is to develop business professionals who have the relevant knowledge and skills for admission to their respective professional communities but who are also equipped to solve problems within a multi-disciplinary business environment. Graduates will appreciate their chosen discipline in the context of the wider social, legal, economic and political environment.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent

Structure:

96 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Banking and financial service; Business administration; Communication studies; Economics; Financial planning; Human resource management; Information systems; International business; Marketing management; Public relations; Public sector management; Tourism management

Study Pathways:

Honours is available.

Recognition:

This course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The Financial Planning major is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00212K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 60 Yes Full time 4 years
Canberra 60 Yes Part time 8 years

A young university with a bold vision

At the University of Canberra we aim to be amongst Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions, continue our ascent in world rankings, and extend our regional, national and international reach.

We are committed to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Key to this goal is our focus on work-integrated learning which offers every student the opportunity to hone their skills in a real-work environment. 

We have already embarked on a comprehensive development plan that will see our campus transform into an integrated learning community. Here you will see academics, students and the public come together in a seamless knowledge-sharing space that enables access to exclusive placements and projects.  

Our teaching is enriched by our research culture that produces high-quality and high-impact work and makes an early and significant difference to the world around us. 

UC has also launched its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 outlining a university-wide approach to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians across four main areas: academic, research and innovation, employment, and community engagement. 

*2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

The facts

  • 78,000 graduates in over 100 countries
  • 17,000 students currently studying at UC
  • 1,600 students living on campus
  • 2,500 current staff
  • One of the world’s top 100 young universities under the age of 50**
  • Over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees available across 28 areas of study

** 2016-17 QS Young University Rankings

Study options

  • Flexible study options to suit your lifestyle
  • Practical work-based projects in every course
  • Graduate qualifications that are accepted and respected around the world
  • Employers consistently choose UC graduates for their practical knowledge

Our students

From Canberra, to every state in Australia, and all corners of the globe our Graduates are making a positive impact on the world in which we live. Click here to read some of their stories and see how a degree from the University of Canberra can truly be transformational. 

Campuses

  • Accommodation guarantee for all first-year domestic students and all international students
  • Medical centre, gym, library, cafes, bar, bank, bookshop, post office, childcare centre and preschool
  • UC Public Hospital, a teaching and research facility, opening on campus in 2018
  • UC is Australia’s first bottled water free university
  • UC is a tobacco-free university

Location

  • 10 minutes to the city
  • 2 hours from the beach
  • 3 hours to Sydney
  • Located near the Australian Institute of Sport and GIO Stadium

To find out more

http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students 

For domestic students: 
Enquire online 
Phone: 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226) 
Email: study@canberra.edu.au 

For international students: 
Enquire online 
Email: international@canberra.edu.au 
Phone: +61 2 6201 5342
Fax: +61 2 6201 5381 

We have international agents in over 40 countries.

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