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Bachelor of Communications
This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.
The Bachelor of Communications aims to provide graduates with a range of Communications skills, and to prepare them for work in Communications professions. Students specialise by taking either one or two Majors from a choice of:
Media, Culture and Mass Communications
The Bachelor of Communications degree is a 24 unit, 360 credit point, three year full-time award which may be studied in part-time mode.
The degree has three main components:
a Foundation program of three core units (45 credit points) and four electives (60 credit points)
a capstone core unit in the final semester of study (15 credit points)
a Major program consisting of eight units in a specialised area (listed above)
a supplementary program consisting of eight units comprising:
a second Major from the Bachelor of Communications or from elsewhere within the School or outside the School
any four unit (60 credit point) minor at ECU, including those listed below, plus four electives;
an elective program of eight units.
Whatever pattern students choose:
normally no more than ten of the units studied should be at first year level;
at least four units must be at third year level;
it is recommended that students select units from their chosen major(s) in the first and second semesters of enrolment.
|Complete the following two School based core units (30 credit points):|
|CCA1108||Communications and Digital Technology||15|
|CCA3111||Preparation for Professional Life||15|
|Plus complete the following two Course based core units (30 credit points):|
|CMM1101||Reading Media Texts||15|
|CMM1113||Media and Social Context||15|
Students should select 60 credit points (four units) from the list of elective units recommended in the chosen area of specialisation. Any unit already completed as a Foundation core unit cannot be counted again as an elective.
Students must complete at least one Major program of 120 credit points (eight units) within the School of Communications and Arts. The remaining 120 credit points may come from another Major within or outside the School, or from a combination of minor and elective units.