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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Science

  • Bachelor

Combine journalism with science and use your skills as a science communicator, a field of growing demand with opportunities in the public and private sector.

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
ID11, 096584K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
$8,200 per year / $32,800 total

About this course

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

Our journalism degree will prepare you for a changing world. You'll learn to prepare and present news through a variety of social channels and across online, print and broadcast platforms.

This course goes beyond the writing, communication and ethical foundations of journalism and builds your production skills through hands-on experience in world class facilities. You'll access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships and international exchanges.

Our journalism graduates have achieved distinction in high-profile news, media and public relations positions. Our graduates include senior Australian journalists such as Leigh Sales, Peter Greste, Leila McKinnon, Conor Duffy and Karl Stefanovic.

Learn from working professionals and internationally renowned scholars of journalism and media studies. Journalism staff maintain close links to the industry through their association with high-profile awards and organisations.

Bachelor of Science

Your skills in effective communication will give you an advantage within your chosen science career. Due to the growing demand for science communicators, you may expect a range of employment opportunities within the public and private sector. Science requires writers who can frame scientific knowledge and debates for broad public consumption.

Be at the cutting edge of international science education with access to our multimillion dollar research and teaching facilities, including our Science and Engineering Precinct.

Major in biological sciences, chemistry, earth science, environmental science or physics with your Bachelor of Science, and get real-world experience through work experience opportunities and our Vacation Research program.

Study opportunities include student-led projects, international study tours, and access to experienced lecturers and industry representatives.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing


You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 5 Selection rank 92 OP 5 Selection rank 92 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 8 Selection rank 84 OP 7 Selection rank 87 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 9 Selection rank 83 OP 8 Selection rank 84

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Gardens Point

Kelvin Grove

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