Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Communication.

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016*

10/79

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

741001 - B Communication
741001 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 6605

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Communication.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 043736D

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 29408

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web:

Why study the Bachelor of Communication?

Communication at UQ puts you at the centre of the contemporary information society and economy. You will develop knowledge of communication and communication processes.

Communication straddles many aspects of life and work. In the core courses you will develop understanding and skills in a number of areas: visual, written, multimedia and spoken and interpersonal communication and in researching and exploring communications. You specialise by choosing a major, alongside electives, a second major or a minor. All combine practice and theory and provide a platform for either employment or further study.

Communication is an expanding area of employment and the Bachelor of Communication is a preparation for careers in public relations, advertising, media planning and analysis; film and television; web design and management; business communication; health promotion, and more. Further study can lead to careers in teaching.

Changes to this program and course list are planned for 2017 (subject to approval by university committees). Currently enrolled students will be contacted in due course regarding amendments. New students in 2017 will follow the new list, however note that options for majors, minors and some courses from 2017 may be different to those currently listed.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Communication.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Bachelor of Communication

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Communication

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
10/79

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
741001 - B Communication

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 043736D

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 6605

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 29408

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2017 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Communication

Careers

Communication graduates are suited to a variety of career opportunities, including:
# Mediation/dispute/crisis consultancy
# Communication management in government and commercial agencies
# Interactive multimedia design and web management
# Advertising
# Media administration
# Organisational communication
# Strategic communication and public relations
# Publicity and campaign management
# Publishing, magazine and corporate publication writing
# Writing for the media
# Event management
# Web-based education

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Communication

To complete the Bachelor of Communication, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain 48 units from the BCommun course list comprising:

  • 16 units of compulsory core courses from Part A; and
  • 16 unit Major from Part B; and
  • 16 units from Part B (which may include elective courses approved by the Executive Dean); or
  • 16 unit Second Major from Part B; or
  • 8 unit Minor and 8 units from Part B (which may include elective courses approved by the Executive Dean)
  • and at least 28 units must be at advanced level
Refer to BCommun rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Communication.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Communication