- 482350 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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The Bachelor of Communication degree program (Program Code 11496) is a Level 7 AQF compliant undergraduate coursework program.
Communication is a global industry that has significant cultural and commercial impact throughout the world. You will need to display initiative and persistence, produce thoughtful and creative work, and be highly motivated. You will learn how to rely on your own efforts and how to both negotiate and contribute to working within team environments.
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.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/enrolment-and-course-information/apply-for-a-degree for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/high-school-students/getting-in to see if you may be eligible.
Entry to the University of Newcastle degree programs offered in Singapore are based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirement. More information regarding our partner PSB Academy at the following website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/campus/singapore/
A command of written and spoken English equivalent to that found in students exiting the New South Wales High School Certificate (HSC) at a pass level is assumed knowledge.
Credit may be granted for studies completed at another institution if they were completed within the previous 8 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology in accordance with the relevant policies approved by the University. If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to your new program, please go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/enrolment-and-course-information/credit-transfer-and-cross-institutional-enrolment/ and click on how to apply for credit.
An Honours year is available to students as a separate program in the form of an additional year to those who meet the entry requirements.
For more information about Honours please follow the link below:
There are client-based placements, or an appropriate alternative, embedded in the Journalism, Media Production and Public Relations majors in the final year.
The Public Relations major of the Bachelor of Communication was accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) in August 2012. Students who complete the Bachelor of Communication with the Public Relations major as revised in 2012 will graduate with a degree accredited by PRIA. The pre-2012 program structure does not have PRIA accreditation.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All international students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before commencing their studies or early in their first trimester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner. Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/disability-support for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/study-skills
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/indigenous-student-support
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Please see Further Information above for your Program Enrolment Checklist, "Are you on track?" form.
The degree is undertaken over three years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) and requires students to pass courses totaling 240 units. Most courses have a value of 10 units.
These 240 units must comprise the following:
- 80 units of Core Courses (compulsory) as listed; plus
- A major consisting of 80 units of compulsory or directed (chosen from a list). There are four majors from which to choose; plus
- 80 units of elective courses, chosen from any unrestricted course offered at the University.
- No more than 100 units of all courses must be at 1000 level, and
- At least 60 units of all courses must be at 3000 level.
- A second major may be taken. In a program including a double major, each major must have at least 60 units that are not counted towards the other major.
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As the regular review of programs may lead to changes which will affect a students' enrolment, this may require implementation of transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to the program or experiencing transition problems are advised to consult with the Program Convenor or Program Advisor, and check existing arrangements at "Further information".
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