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Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Commerce | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Commerce
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751661
This integrated double degree encompasses the strengths of a major from the Faculty of Business with a degree in Journalism. High level interpersonal, analytical, and project management skills, coupled with the skills gained in a Journalism degree enhances and broadens opportunities and adds another dimension to your employment portfolio.
Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is 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:
- Demonstrate the ability to apply professional practices through collaborative work;
- Demonstrate the ability to apply professional practices independently;
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
- Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts.
Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.
To qualify for the award of this degree, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:
- 96 credit points of core subjects for the Bachelor of Journalism;
- 102 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce comprising core subjects (including the capstone subject), plus at least one major;
- Electives to bring the total credit points to 216;
- No more than 90 credit points at 100 level.
Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Commerce.
Students may consult academic advisors in the relevant faculties concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.
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To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.
Students completing this degree will complete one major chosen from the Bachelor of Commerce.
Students can also take a minor study as part of their degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points, of which at least 12 credit points are completed at 200 level or higher.
Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available on the 2018 General Schedule of Minors page.
Minors appear on the transcript (academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must submit an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.
Students studying in this degree cannot complete a minor in Journalism.
Compulsory Work Placement / Online Component
This course contains a minimum of 70 hours of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.
Students in the Bachelor of Journalism will complete this placement in the Journalism Internship subject, JRNL304, in their final year. This subject provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills acquired during their university subjects as an internship with a professional media organisation. Students will be required to work in the newsroom (or other suitable work environment). Students who obtain a position in a newsroom will be required to work under the direction of a chief of staff, news director or other nominated person. They will be expected to research, write and, where necessary, produce audio and video stories to deadline. This may be daily, weekly or monthly, depending on the publication/broadcast deadlines of the publication/program they are working for. Students who obtain work experience in a cognate field will be required to produce content (speeches, information packs, media releases, or other documents). Again, they will work under the direction of a nominated employee.
The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.
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