What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Computer Science will allow you to examine the rise of local and global media industries, audiences and practices, and critique their implications across technology, policy, social and cultural dimensions. It will combine the theoretical foundations and practical approaches to computation and its applications. You will learn to design methods and tools and write programs for varied purposes such as applications for mobile data, game design, and information management and big data.

You will gain both a strong computer science foundation and a deep understanding of how to be a professional communicator in a global environment studying the Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Computer Science.

You will choose one of five majors in the Bachelor of Communication and Media degree - Digital and Social Media, Visual Communication Design, Journalism, Global Screen Media and Marketing, Communication and Advertising.

You can also choose one major form the Bachelor of Computer Science: Big Data, Cyber Security, Digital Systems Security, Game and Mobile Development and Software Engineering.

Why choose this course

There is a growing market for IT professionals with practical production and design skills. Combining a Communications and Media degree (majoring in Digital and Social Media or Visual Communication Design) with a Computer Science degree will allow you to develop rounded skills in both the technical and creative design aspects of computer games, animation, graphics and user interfaces.

Career opportunities

Global Communications

Digital Publishing

Media Strategy and Planning

Public Relations


Market Research

Event Coordinator

Publicity Officer

Tourism Officer

Print/Television/Radio/Photo/Online Journalist



Feature Writer




Social Media Manager

Media Management Advisor

Communication Specialist

Corporate Communications

Content Development

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences



Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,840.00 (US$ 24,147) per year
AUD $152,280 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $16,920

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

Start date

28 February 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
UOW College
English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing).

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0;

TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62; All bands 54.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Wollongong offers below pathways courses for this subject

About University of Wollongong

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