2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Commerce | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Commerce



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 Session(s):

Autumn / Spring*

Delivery Mode:

On campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751351

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 prescribed core and a major study from the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies with the core subjects and a major from the Bachelor of Commerce. Many students interested in communication studies want to work at management level in the business sector. The double degree allows students a little more space to extend their business focus. The core subjects and the other majors in the degree (journalism and professional writing, for example) add employment options to the degree program.

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. Critically analyse national and international issues and contexts;
  2. Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts;
  3. Develop and apply a set of relevant professional and technical skills for professional purposes;
  4. 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 Commerce, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of:

  1. Core subjects (including the capstone subject) from the Bachelor of Commerce;
  2. At least one major from the Bachelor of Commerce;
  3. LHA101 Introduction to Arts and the Humanities;
  4. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies;
  5. At least one major from the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies;
  6. Electives to bring the total credit points to 216;
  7. No more than 90 credit points in 100-level subjects.

Introduction to Arts and the Humanities

Introduction to Arts and the Humanities (subject code LHA101) 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 at 12 credit points are at 200 level or higher.

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.

Where a minor is taken from outside of the Faculty, refer to the requirements prescribed for that minor.


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 either the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Honours) or the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). Please refer to the Honours handbook pages for the single degrees for further information about these degrees.

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: 27 August, 2018