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Bachelor of Global Media and Communication

Course code T58

This International Dual Degree provides you with an opportunity to gain valuable international experience while receiving two degrees.

Graduates will receive both a Bachelor of Global Media and Communication from ECU, and a BA (Hons) Global Communications and Media from the University of Portsmouth (UK).

It will equip you with the necessary skills for a career in the media and communications industry and takes advantage of the specialisations each university offers.

The course prepares graduates to work in the media industries nationally and internationally. It focuses on providing a critical understanding of global media, practical industry skills, cultural contexts and professional communication, and fosters a creative and critical global mindset. The choice of units will help you navigate complexity and diversity in a rapidly changing work environment. Specialisations are available in either Media and Journalism or Screen, Media and Cultural Studies providing relevant industry skills and a comprehensive transdisciplinary understanding of media production, consumption and representation.

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Course overview

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

T58

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $15,150

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Duration

3.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley FT PT FT PT
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Location

This course requires attendance at more than one campus or location. See Course Notes.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

T58

CRICOS code

107636H

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,750

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

3.5 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley FT FT
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Location

This course requires attendance at more than one campus or location. See Course Notes.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • AQF Cert IV;
    • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
    • Undergraduate Certificate;
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • University Preparation Course;*
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or*
    • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

    For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
    • University Preparation Course;
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment;*
    • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
    • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 1: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Students will undertake the first two years of study at Edith Cowan University, Year 3 at the University of Portsmouth and the final semester in Year 4 at Edith Cowan University. The course will total 420 credit points, comprised of: - 12 x 15cp core units (180 credit points); and - 1 major made up: 8 x 15cp ECU units (120 credit points) 6 x 20cp University of Portsmouth units (120 credit points)

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1100Communicating Ideas15
SAH1150Creativity15
SPO1050Screen Histories15
BDJ1000Introduction to Broadcasting and Digital Journalism15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1200Media and Culture15
MST1150Media in Asia15
SPO1100Screen Practice 1: Drama15
BDJ1100Media Law and Ethics15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH2110Identity15
CMM2225Popular Music and Culture15
Unit from Major2 x 15cp units30
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH2200Audience Perception and Experience15
Unit from Major3 x 15cp units45

Year 3 of this course is studied at the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. Students will complete 120 credit points (6 units x 20cp each).

Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major3 x 20cp UoP units60
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major3 x 20cp UoP units60
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH3200Industry and Community 15
Unit from Major3 x 15cp units45

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

  • The first two years of the course and final semester (fourth year) are delivered at ECU's Mount Lawley campus. The third year (full-time) is delivered at the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Students will need to relocate to Portsmouth for this portion of the course.

  • In the core unit SAH3200 Industry and Community (which is mandatory for all those who enrol in the Global Media and Communication degree) students will produce work in the form of presentation, performance, exhibition, strategic report or research project that will be driven and assessed by a community and/or industry representative. Projects can also be carried out in teams and be based on an industry/community problem. The unit requires students to engage in authentic project management process as they develop their project, analysing needs and appropriate methods, developing design and implementation plans and critically evaluating results, establishing clear metrics and responding to criteria.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply Media, Communication and Cultural Studies knowledge to a range of theoretical and technical/practical local, international and global media situations.
  2. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise/synthesise complex Media & Communication knowledge/problems with an understanding of cultural, social and political influences.
  3. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate Media and Communication solutions/responses.
  4. Use digital technologies and Media and Communication related literacy to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  5. Communicate local, international and global Media and Communication knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  6. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  7. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate disciplinary methods.
  8. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship and/or professional practice.

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Fees and Scholarships

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Fees

  • AUD $15,150 - Commonwealth supported estimated 1st year indicative fee 1
Note

1 The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculatorlink opens in new tab to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Fees

  • AUD $32,750 - International students estimated 1st year indicative fee 1
Note

1 The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculatorlink opens in new tab to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This degree provides students with advanced communication and critical engagement skills that are essential in a wide range of professions.

Possible future job titles

Broadcaster, Journalist, Writer, Communications Officer, Film Maker, Script Writer, Content Creator, Media Commentator, Production Manager, Editors

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Quick guide to uni-speak

    • ATAR is the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate university courses in Australia. The ATAR is a percentile score which denotes a student's ranking relative to their state-wide peers upon completion of their secondary education.

    • CRICOS is the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. A CRICOS code is allocated to education institutions (like ECU) who are approved to recruit, enrol and deliver education to overseas students. Courses with a CRICOS code are available to international students who meet the entry requirements.

    • A major, or unit set, is your chosen area of in-depth study in an undergraduate course. It usually involves 8 units of study, or one-third of the units in a 3-year degree. Talk to your Student Information Office if you need help choosing a major subject.

    • Minors include between 4 and 6 study units in a specific discipline. Not all courses require you to complete a minor. Your minor subject doesn't appear on your printed degree (parchment), but is part of your academic transcript.

    • If you're enrolled in 3 or more units in a semester this is considered full-time study. To complete most 3-year degrees studying full-time you'll need to complete 4 units per semester, i.e. 24 units over 3 years.

    • If a course is available to study part-time you can generally expect it to take twice as long to complete as it would in full-time mode. Part-time students are enrolled in 1 or 2 units maximum per semester.

      Note: International students who hold a student visa can only choose the full-time study option for our courses. This is to ensure the course is completed within the duration of the student visa.

    • Most courses start in Semester 1 each year, usually in the last week of February. Some courses can be started in Semester 2 (we call this mid-year). There's a week of Orientation before each semester to help you get used to uni life.

    • A lot of our courses start in Semester 2 each year, usually in the last week of July. We call this mid-year. There's a week of Orientation beforehand to help you get used to uni life.

    • We use a points system to make it easier for you to understand your study progress. Most Bachelors degree study units are allocated 15 credit points. If you're studying a 3-year full-time degree you'll need to successfully complete 360 credit points - that's 24 units x 15 points per unit.

    • These are compulsory units you have to successfully complete as part of your course.

    • An elective is a unit you choose to study that counts towards your course requirements, but isn't compulsory. For some courses we recommend elective units. In some situations, a course coordinator may approve an elective unit as a replacement for a compulsory one.

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