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Bachelor of Communication and Media (Public Relations Extended)

Summary
Bachelor of Communication and Media Major Public Relations Extended (BCNM)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 (November) intake is only offered via online study.
View USQ Handbook

Deliver powerful messages

The Bachelor of Communications and Media (Public Relations Extended) will provide you with a well-rounded skillset suited for work in the public relations industry. Gain core industry skills in the areas of marketing, accounting, tourism and event management, and learn with lecturers experienced in managing multi-million dollar budgets while under pressure to deliver results.

You will work with real-world clients on various public relations campaigns and have access to networking opportunities within the PR industry in both Toowoomba and Brisbane.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Communication and Media (Public Relations) is accredited with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).
 
As a graduate, you will have the skills required to work as a public relations manager, event manager, political advisor, investor relations advisor, crisis manager, community engagement practitioner or social media specialist.
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
plus 1 x 12-unit Public Relations Extended major 12

plus 1 x 4-unit minor from Bachelor of Communication and Media*
or  4 x electives*

4
Total 24

*Minors and elective courses can be selected from the Bachelor of Communication and Media or from another USQ undergraduate program such as, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business and Commerce, Bachelor of Information Technology, or Bachelor of Science.

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6344
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18560

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

15/66
OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Toowoomba 909881

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Monday 3 July, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 7 November, with Semester 3 commencing on 14 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with Semester 1 commencing on 26 February 2018.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.