Bachelor of Public Relations and Communication/Bachelor of Business

Program code

1495

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

320

Offered in

For Continuing Students Only

Why choose this program?

Students who commence this program in 2018 must undertake a full-time study load.

Combining your business degree with public relations and communication will give you enhanced analytical, decision-making and communication skills, which are highly valued by employers. You will develop an understanding of the relationships in business, industry, government and service organisations and the communication skills needed to manage these complex and dynamic interactions.

In the communications component, you will study introductory courses in public and media relations, along with specialised courses in crisis communication, political campaign management and communication, speech writing and other forms of public writing. You will also have the opportunity to be placed into formal, assessed internships, which will help you sharpen your skills and make valuable contacts with potential employers.

Through the Bachelor of Business you will gain a solid foundation in all aspects of business and develop an understanding of the social, cultural and political dimensions of business. You will enhance this knowledge with further expertise and experience in your areas of interests.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses. You may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 9-12 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 3-6 hours of scheduled classes per week. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Students are required to complete at least one Public Relations Internship. The School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science has long-term partnerships with PR houses and consultants and organisations with PR needs in the commercial, political and community fields. Many students who complete the internships are offered ongoing work in the area.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for a career in the media, public education, commercial communication, arts and leisure management, or interactive media. Opportunities exist for careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Public Relations and Communication/Bachelor of Business (1495)

Year of study Fee category/Band Flat fee
2020 Withdrawn UGRD (INT) $0.00
2019 Withdrawn UGRD (INT) $0.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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