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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

  • Bachelor

Prepare for careers in professional settings in small and large organisations such as corporate writer, media adviser, editor, publisher or reviewer.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
KC40, 096577J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Fees
$7,200 per year / $21,600 total

About this course

Your studies will cover key concepts of planning, implementing and evaluating effective communication. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of audiences and tailored messages in a multimedia world including social media. You will learn how to strategically plan an oral message as well as high-level writing skills. You will also be equipped with modern persuasion skills to mobilise the power of communication to drive influence and make positive impacts at organisational, professional and social levels. Professional communication skills are required by employers and you will develop knowledge and experience in a range of areas such as organisational communication, interpersonal and intercultural negotiation. You will also advance your understanding of persuasive writing, influencer engagement, and the role of rhetoric in contemporary communications and critical societal debates.

Your studies will be rounded by the choice of either a second major which is a sequence of eight units from another study area, or minors and electives such as work integrated learning, internships or international study tours that allow you to graduate work ready through engagement with the industry.

Double degrees

Combine your communication degree with a second degree to gain a broader range of skills and knowledge, a competitive advantage and enhanced career flexibility. Choose a double degree with:

  • business where graduates may find careers as media or entertainment producers, public relations consultants or international business specialists.
  • justice to use your skills as a communications manager, in-house writer or public relations specialist for private and public sector organisations.
  • nutrition science - to use your combined skills to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diet-related disease through mass communication. Work as a health communications specialist, health and nutrition writer, nutritional health promotion officer and educator, or in nutritional product promotion or marketing.
  • public health - where with your public health and communication knowledge, you can implement strategies that promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent the spread of disease and improve education. Work as a health communications specialist, print and online editor, or in health products promotion and marketing.
  • science where your skills in effective visual, speech and written communication will give you an advantage within your chosen science career. You will be equipped for roles across corporate, policy, and government sectors and have the expertise to communicate scientific concepts, research and outcomes.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

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

  • English

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

Deferment

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 6 Selection rank 89 OP 6 Selection rank 89 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 11 Selection rank 77 OP 11 Selection rank 77 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 15 Selection rank 68 OP 13 Selection rank 72

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

Kelvin Grove

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Communications courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology).
82.3%
Overall satisfaction
83.5%
Skill scale
65.4%
Teaching scale
61.8%
Employed full-time
$50k
Average salary