What will I learn?

Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) empowers you to solve the commercial problems of the future in a world that has never been hungrier for news.

In this complementary double degree you will learn to think more critically as you gain a strong foundation in all aspects of commerce at Deakin's world-class business school. The commerce stream will equip you with technical skills and professional capabilities to become a confident leader in the world of commerce. Authentic and practical learning experiences challenge you to solve real commercial and community issues.

At the same time, learn how to engage with multiple audiences and deliver news across a range of media platforms with your communications degree. Develop your ability to identify, research and plan news and feature stories, so you can write, edit and publish them straight from our newsroom and creative media labs on campus.

Course structure:

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), students must complete 32 credit points plus the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module .

Career outcomes:

As a Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) graduate, you’ll be ready for a variety of career opportunities including:

accountant

economist

financial planner

human resource manager

marketing manager

account manager

advertising copywriters

book, magazine or newspaper editors

copywriters

digital content managers

digital marketing specialists

food writers

foreign correspondents

journalists

magazine writers

media and communications advisers

news presenters

reporters

social media coordinators

speechwriters

travel writers

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

104739C

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,800.00 (US$ 25,121) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

20 February 2022

More details

Start date

7 March 2022, 11 July 2022, 7 November 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,800.00 (US$ 25,121) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

20 February 2022

More details

Start date

7 March 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Geelong Waterfront Campus

1 Gheringhap Street,

GEELONG,

Victoria,

3220, GEELONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 6 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 69 Writing 21

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 169 No band less than 169

PTE - 50 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Chisholm Institute
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About Deakin University

Deakin is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment prospects and a university experience that students love.

  • Among top 1% of international universities in 24 study areas
  • Best in student satisfaction in Victoria for ten years
  • Top 50 young university globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry-informed

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