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Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Economics and Finance | 2020
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Economics and Finance
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Autumn / Spring*
On campus (Face-to-face)
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751355
*Students eligible for Credit Transfer may begin in Summer Session if appropriate subjects are available.
The Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Economics and Finance has a strong focus on international media and business, and encourages an understanding of how producers and consumers interact in a media saturated world. It will teach you a diverse skill set and equip you with critical and creative thinking skills, along with effective communication and problem solving skills that you can take into a range of careers.
The Bachelor of Communication and Media degree offers students a strong foundation in the global communication and media industries. This degree has a focus on preparing students for global careers in digital and social media, visual communication design, journalism, screen media production, marketing, communication and advertising. Students will encounter key ideas in the study and practice of media and communications, and gain flexible and transferable skills that will prepare them for informed engagement with the changing world of global media culture.
Economics and Finance explores the theory, policies, practices and institutions of the domestic and global economy at both the micro and macro levels. You will develop the skills necessary to make responsible professional judgements in economic and financial decision-making, as well as identify and apply tools of analysis to a wide range of economic issues, including the behaviour of consumers and firms, the labour market, the environment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade.
Entry Requirements and 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:
|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 across a wide range of contexts.|
Please refer to the Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.
To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Economics and Finance, a candidate must successfully complete minimum of 216 credit points comprised of:
- Core subjects for the Bachelor of Economics and Finance (120 credit points);
- The core subjects for the Bachelor of Communication and Media (48 credit points);
- At least one of the majors in the Bachelor of Communication and Media (48 credit points).
Note: No more than 90 credit points in 100-level subjects.
Students completing this degree will complete at least two majors. One chosen from the Bachelor of Communication and Media, and one from the Bachelor of Economics and Finance. Follow the Course Handbook links for information on majors available in each degree.
Work Integrated Learning
Undertaking a work integrated learning experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.
The internship program provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.
Students' are also encouraged to consider CRLP200 'Career Ready Learning and Practice' (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.
INDS208 Working with Indigenous Communities is an elective subject available to all students. INDS208 fosters work skills, cultural competency and develops student awareness of Indigenous knowledges and community practices.
The Bachelor of Economics and Finance enables graduates to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional associations. For further information, visit Professional Recognition and Accreditation.
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 Bachelor of Communication and Media (Honours). Please refer to the Honours handbook page for further information about this degree.
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