Bachelor of Communication (Honours)

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Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Program Code

11584

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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Graduates of the Bachelor of Communication degree may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study designed to further develop and encourage students in their area of interest in communication. This degree prepares students for careers in communication as well as providing a pathway into Research Higher degrees study.

This program is no longer available to new students at the Singapore campus.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Applicants must have successfully complete a Bachelor of Communication or an equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit grade average) calculated from;

  • Across the entire degree program; or
  • Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if the degree program includes such a major; or
  • Across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists); or
  • Where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).

In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro Vice-Chancellor.

No more that two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.


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Additional Selection Criteria:
  • To apply for entry to this Honours program you will need to apply directly to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.

    You need to download and complete two forms:

    • Direct Admissions Application form; and
    • Faculty of Science and Information Technology Honours Application Form (End-On Honours).

    Application forms and instructions on how to apply are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/student-forms/


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No credit permitted for Honours.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End-On Honours programs is defined in the Structure for Model 1 Honours Programs Policy (Policy 000643) at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policylibrary/000643.html


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This program does not include external placements but relevant practical experiences are a part of the project component of the program, with the potential for industry-based projects.


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language Proficiency requirements. Consequently, no additional strategies in relation to English language beyond those provided by the University should be required. The program is delivered through small group learning situations, including studio, group and individual tutorial/mentoring sessions, laboratory and field work. Opportunities for providing individual support will be considered.


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The support structures of the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty and School accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Wollotuka Indigenous Support Unit.


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The program aims to produce graduates who will have a well-developed capacity to think critically and creatively about society and culture and their relationship with research into professional communication practices; and a well-developed capacity to creatively and critically produce and research professional communication.

At the Callaghan campus, the Honours program is normally undertaken over one year of full-time study or 2 years part-time.

At the UoN Singapore campus, the Honours program is normally undertaken over three trimesters of study. International students to the UoN Singapore campus should discuss their enrolment with the PSB Academy Program Executive in the first instance.

All students are required to complete 80 units of courses.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CMNS4100Communication Honours I: Research MethodsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CMNS4120Communication Honours II: Directed ReadingsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CMNS4130Communication Honours III: Research ProjectSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
CMNS4140Communication Honours IV: Research ProjectSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
CMNS4150Communication Honours V: Research ProjectSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units