2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Economics and Finance | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Economics and Finance



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Sessions(s):

Autumn / Spring*

Delivery Mode:

On campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751355

Additional Information:

Course Finder

*Students eligible for Credit Transfer may begin in Summer Session if appropriate subjects are available.


This double degree program enables students to combine the core subjects and a major study from the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies with the core subjects and a major from the Bachelor of Economics and Finance. Many students interested in communication and media can also aspire to work at a financial or economical level in the corporate sector. The double degree allows students a little more space to extend their business focus whilst also providing interesting options through the majors available in communication and media, such as Journalism and Professional Writing.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder. 

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes which are common and consolidated in this joint degree ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts;
  2. Develop and apply a set of relevant professional and technical skills for professional purposes;
  3. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the double degree of Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies/Bachelor of Economics and Finance students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of:

  1. The requirements of the Bachelor of Economics and Finance;
  2. LHA 101 Introduction to Arts and the Humanities;
  3. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies;
  4. At least one of the majors in the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies;
  5. Electives to bring the total credit points to 216;
  6. No more than 90 credit points in 100-level subjects. 


Introduction to Arts and the Humanities

Introduction to Arts and the Humanities (subject code LHA 101) is a compulsory 6 credit point subject that must be undertaken by each student during their first year, and ideally during their first session. Students will be introduced to key concepts, including critical thinking, digital literacy, academic integrity, effective communication and degree and career planning.

This subject is designed to orient and support students during their first session of university and to provide students with the academic skills necessary to succeed in their first year. The subject will also assist students to understand the structure of their degree, to plan their study pathway and to plan for post-university careers.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
All BCMS students must complete the following subject:
LHA 101 Introduction to Arts and the Humanities 6 Autumn, Spring

Minor Study

Students can take Minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points of which no more than 12 credit points at 100 level can be counted. 

Minors appear on the transcript (academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must declare their minor study by submitting an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.

Students can consult with academic advisors in the relevant schools concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.


Honours is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research. Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard in the relevant major are encouraged to proceed to the Honours degree in the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Honours). Please refer to the Honours handbook page for further information about this degree.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 29 August, 2018