Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

RMIT University

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) is designed to equip you with the principles of effective communication that apply across the media and communications industries and that make you competitive for a rapidly changing workforce.Today’s media professionals must be all-rounders, carrying out tasks across a range of digital and traditional media platforms. This degree equips you with the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge that you need to become this all-rounder.In the first part of the degree, you’ll work and learn with students from other media and communication disciplines. You’ll then be given the opportunity to specialise in a discipline of interest: journalism, media production, advertising, public relations.In your third year, you will undertake a professional placement that relates to your specialisation. These opportunities range from: government departments, media or advertising agencies, community TV, radio stations or consultancies that RMIT has existing relationships with, or in an approved placement of your own choosing.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 36,480


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Foundations of Public Relations
  • Making Media
  • General News Reporting
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Professional Communication Foundations
  • Professional Writing
  • Interdisciplinary Communication Project

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

The cost of studying at RMIT University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 36,480 annually, to study in RMIT University.

Graduate ready to take on a world of opportunities. Exceptional communicators can move into many, varied roles. 

Once you graduate from this degree, you can expect to find work in professional roles, both local and international, in areas such as professional communication, journalism, broadcast and online media, government policy and advertising.

This degree will prepare you for many roles, including:

  • journalist
  • media producer
  • media liaison
  • media researcher
  • TV and radio producer
  • content developer
  • account manager
  • creative service
  • professional communicator
  • corporate and government communicator.
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