Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
Course summary for international students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
3 years full time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3*)
* Trimester 3 Burwood (Melbourne)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$26,000 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||083978K|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|VTAC Codes||1400310183 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400510183 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code||A331|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Key dates
Learn how Journalism at Deakin builds your news writing, broadcast and multimedia skills for exciting careers in media.
You’re looking for an exciting career in journalism or the media industries. Deakin’s Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills you need to pursue your goals. From day one, you’ll have the opportunity to research, write, edit and publish news and feature stories. In year three of your degree you undertake a program of intensive news production in a digital newsroom. This means, when you graduate you’ll have a portfolio of work that showcases your knowledge and skills as a journalist. Along the way you’ll be taught by our expert team of journalism and media practitioners with extensive experience across all the key media platforms: print, television, radio and online.
Most importantly, you’ll complete a journalism internship. This experience provides the opportunity to build industry contacts and in addition to your journalism portfolio, you’ll gain that important entry on your resume: industry experience.
A good journalist has broad interests. The Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) has been designed so that you can choose electives from a wide range of subjects, or you can choose a specific sequence of units in an allied field of study or in a subject that is of interest to you. The degree runs for three years of full-time study with the possibility of continuing on to the professionally oriented one-year Communication Honours degree. This pathway is an attractive option if you’re interested in pursuing a specific project, or want to enhance your research skills.
The news and media industries are dynamic, providing new opportunities for graduates with high level journalism skills and knowledge. The Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) will prepare you for employment in the communications industries, across all media platforms, whether working for large news organisations, allied media businesses, or freelancing.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org au for more information about 2016 fees.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
- 15 credit points of compulsory core units
- 9 credit points of elective units (from any discipline area)
- no more than 10 credit points at level 1
- at least 14 credit points at level 2 and above
- no more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education
|ACC100||Communication in Everyday Life|
|ACC101||Creativity and Dangerous Ideas|
|ALJ111||News Reporting 1|
|ALJ112||News Reporting 2|
|ACC213||Media Law and Ethics|
|ALJ218||Broadcast Journalism (Radio)|
|ALJ220||Journalism in Society|
|ALJ302||Digital News Production 1 (2 credit points) (Commencing 2017)|
|ALJ303||Digital News Production 2 (2 credit points) (Commencing 2017)|
|ALJ304||Local and Community Journalism|
|ALJ319||Broadcast Journalism (Television)|
2 Electives, or
1 Elective and ALJ321Journalism Internship
Students are advised to undertake electives in related communications disciplines such as Professional and Creative Writing, Public Relations and Media, or production disciplines such as Film and Television, Photography, Visual Communication Design. Students should also consider undertaking electives in history, politics, and other humanities and social science disciplines to provide foundation knowledge of society and culture.
In first year students are recommended to use their four electives to complete at least two of ALC104, ALC105, ALR103, ALR104, ALW101, ACM112, ACI102, AIH108 or AIP107.
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses can be found at International Students - Apply site (Step 3). Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants. Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/applications-enrolments/index.php
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact email@example.com