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Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs - 234JA

Course Code: 234JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Management
Discipline of Communication and Media
UAC Code: 361466
CRICOS Code: 077610D
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Facilitate a calculated career in media and public affairs

Gain the skills to access your ultimate professional community and learn how to solve problems within a multi-disciplinary business environment, with a Double Degree that encompasses the fields of both commerce and media and public affairs.

Learn how to master a range of media research methodologies, take an in-depth exploration into the world of global public communications (within the heart of Australia’s political landscape, no less), and gain the high-level oral and written communication skills you’ll need to work in a range of contemporary media environments.

Elective commerce Majors include Accounting, Banking, Economics and Business Administration, with some streams also accredited by CPA Australia and the CAANZ.  Can it get any better? Yes! You’ll also have the opportunity to take up an internship within a range of media-savvy institutions and work your way towards an Honours Degree. Winning!

Combine a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs at UC and you will:

  • acquire an in-depth disciplinary knowledge of media theory and practices and a cohesive set of cognitive, technical and strategic skills in media and public affairs and in a range of specialised commerce areas
  • have a broad understanding of concepts which are fundamental to commerce, including statistics, commercial law, information systems, management and the interrelationships between government and business
  • gain the technical and generic skills required to master a range of communication skills and media research methodologies
  • acquire the communication skills needed to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders using technical and non-technical language.

Work-integrated learning

In this course, you can undertake a workplace internship as part of the Faculty of Business, Government & Law’s commitment to supporting work integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs graduates, in a range of sectors including in:

  • Public Relations
  • Communication Policy
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Arts and Culture
  • Media
  • Accounting
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Financial Planning

Course specific information

Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to individual courses.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2017 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2018 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Commerce BCom
Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs BComm Media&PubAffairs

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs Bachelor of Commerce

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2017 CSP $24,500
2018 CSP $30,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation

For the Bachelor of Commerce: This course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The Financial Planning major is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Purpose

Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs will have acquired in-depth disciplinary knowledge and a cohesive set of cognitive, technical and strategic skills in media and public affairs and one or more of the following areas in commerce: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Business Administration, Economics, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing Management, Public Sector Management, or Tourism Management.

The program is designed to produce graduates with professional attributes appropriate to their intended careers. This degree also prepares students for postgraduate studies.
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Knowledge

Graduates who complete this degree will obtain an in-depth knowledge of relevant disciplinary theory and practices, as well as the practical application of these in media and public affairs and in one or more of the commerce discipline areas listed above. In addition, graduates will have a broad understanding of concepts which are fundamental to commerce, such as statistics, commercial law, information systems, management, plus the interrelationships between government and business.
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Skills

Graduates will develop:
the cognitive skills required to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in media and public affairs plus one or more of the commerce discipline areas identified above;
the technical and generic skills required to master a range of communication skills and media research methodologies as well as apply discipline-specific technologies in one or more of the commerce discipline areas;
the independent learning skills needed to stay up-to-date with advances in theoretical frameworks and professional practices after graduation;
the personal skills required to provide professional advice in the discipline or disciplines they choose to study. Graduates will be able to exercise critical thinking and applied analytical skills in identifying which information is relevant to specific decisions being made. They will also be able to identify whether they have all relevant information when advising clients or management, and have the ability to succinctly request or obtain missing information;
the communication skills needed to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders using technical and non-technical language, depending on the audience.
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Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Business; Diploma of Business Extended; Diploma of Communication; Diploma of Communication Extended.

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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