Bachelor of Communication - 2018

Course summary

Course summary - 2018

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete

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Study communication On Demand with UniSA Online and take full control over your study. Access support seven days a week, engage with course content from day one, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.

This 100% online communication degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to produce effective communication strategies across a range of traditional and emerging media platforms.

Taught by academics with strong industry connections, you will discover new trends in the field to prepare you to work across a diverse media landscape. You can be confident that what you’re learning will prepare you for the workforce, no matter what industry you choose to work in.

With the Bachelor of Communication from UniSA Online you will develop expertise in essential communication areas ranging from strategic communication planning, public relations, communication research, marketing and promotional communication.

You can expect to graduate with the skills to deliver effective communication strategies across a range of industries and media platforms. In your final year you will complete an industry standard integrated communication plan.

You have the option to tailor your degree to your specific interests and broaden your career prospects through your choice of electives.

As a graduate you will be qualified to work in a range of areas such as print, radio and electronic media. You will be able to manage communication and media in contemporary culture and think strategically. Careers that you may consider include:

  • communications officer
  • media adviser
  • public relations officer
  • digital and social media manager
  • online editor

This UniSA Online degree is currently available for Commonwealth supported students.

Find out instantly if you’re eligible to study with UniSA Online by using their one minute eligibility checker.

Applicants are required to fulfil at least one of the following requirements with a competitive result and meet any other academic requirements for the program:

  • successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider
  • completed an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV level or above
  • passed a UniSA Online literacy and numeracy test and have relevant work experience
  • completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification
  • completed a UniSA Foundation Studies Program or equivalent
  • qualified for Special Entry

For more information or if you are unsure of your eligibility please contact an OUA Student advisor on 1300 729 424

Note: The program structure is subject to change at any time. (Information correct as at October 2017)

Year 1

  • UO Critical Approaches to Online Learning (CURR 3021)*
    *This subject is common to all UniSA Online degrees and will be offered multiple times each year to enable students to commence their program of study at any time. Students who are studying part-time must take this subject first before they study any other subjects in their chosen degree. Students who are studying full time may take this subject and one other subject in the same study period.
  • UO Introduction to Social Media (COMM 1073)
  • UO Communication and Media (COMM 1072)
  • UO Intercultural Communication (LANG 1064)
  • UO News Reporting (COMM 1074)
  • UO Public Relations: Theory and Practice(COMM 1076)
  • UO Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange (MARK 1018)
  • UO Professional and Technical Communication (COMM 1075)

Year 2

  • UO News and Social Media Connections(COMM 2092)
  • UO Language and the Media (LANG 2043)
  • UO Writing and Editing for Publication(COMM 2093)
  • Elective 1
  • UO Communication Research Methods(COMM 2090)
  • UO Media Law and Ethics (COMM 2091)
  • UO Broadcast Journalism (COMM 2089)
  • Elective 2

Year 3

  • UO Promotional Communication: Advertising, Publicity and Marketing(COMM 3078)
  • UO Industry and Practice (COMM 3076)
  • UO Advanced Writing and Editing for Publication (COMM 3074)
  • Elective 3
  • UO Communication Management in Practice (COMM 3075)
  • UO Integrated Communication Planning(COMM 3077)
  • UO Advanced News Writing (COMM 3073)
  • Elective 4

Completion of 24 units including 4 electives.

Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

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Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001

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