What will I learn?

This course builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate to provide you with advanced skills and detailed knowledge in a major area of specialisation of particular value to you. You will graduate with advanced skills in using the Internet for research, communication and interaction. These skills, set in the context of your learning about the Internet, will ensure that you are highly capable and employable within Internet-related industries.

You will major in internet communications, internet content management, internet design or internet training and development.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications, you may transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Internet Communications and subsequently enroll in the master’s degree.

Why study Graduate Diploma in Internet Communications

  • Curtin was one of the first universities to offer a degree in Internet studies.
  • Many of our staff have received Curtin teaching excellence awards and the founding professor of the course received a national teaching award.
  • You will learn to be an independent and successful leader of Internet development. The net is not simply ‘another technology’ but a socially productive, culturally rich and practically successful information and communication environment.
  • Our staff and students continue to be contributors to the International Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR). Matthew Allen, one of our academics, is President of this association, and many staff have presented papers at the yearly conference.
  • All full-time staff in the Internet Studies area have doctorates and are active researchers into the Internet, publishing in the field and presenting at conferences.

What you'll learn

  • Understand and apply at an advanced level key concepts of Internet Studies and apply transdisciplinary thinking to the application and creation of ideas concerning networked technologies of information and communication
  • Think critically, creatively and reflectively so as to imagine, design, use and critique networked technologies of information and communication
  • Conduct advanced scholarly and professional research to find, access, organise, evaluate and synthesise information through a variety of media and apply that information to the construction of knowledge
  • Communicate and facilitate communication through a variety of media, for different purposes, and for different audiences
  • Use the Internet and related networked technologies of information and communication with an understanding of the complex interaction of political, cultural, and economic forces that constitutes technology as social
  • Further develop skills and knowledge through independent research and self-directed learning
  • Understand and utilise in their research and work the complex interplay of local, national and global factors that influence and are expressed through the Internet and networked technologies of information and communication

Career information

Our graduates find work in web design and development, in independent online businesses, and as members of the media industry as it develops to include and prioritise the online world. Because of the open structure of the course, they can add almost any skill or knowledge to their core Internet learning. The course provides graduates with the chance to shape and manage their own careers and become leaders in using and managing the internet in our society.

Our graduates are well positioned to undertake management, operational and policy work concerning the Internet, giving informed advice, making good decisions, and basing their professional work in a deeper understanding of the profound changes that the internet is bringing.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities

CRICOS

030949J

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$28,400.00 (US$ 19,536) per year
Indicative year 1 fee: USD $29,600 for 2020

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

Start date

29 July 2019, 24 February 2020

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$28,400.00 (US$ 19,536) per year
Indicative year 1 fee: USD $29,600 for 2020

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

Start date

29 July 2019, 24 February 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for one of our postgraduate coursework programs: Completed a bachelor degree awarded by a recognised tertiary institution. Some postgraduate courses may require a completed bachelor degree in a relevant field. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

A bachelor degree in any field of study from a recognised tertiary education institution* or successful completion of units in the Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 7.0; overall band score: 7.0; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

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