Master of Communication (generic and with specialisations) Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Communication (generic and with specialisations)
Graduate Diploma of Communication [Exit Point Only]
Graduate Certificate in Communication

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Communication GradCertComm

Graduate Diploma of Communication GradDipComm

Master of Communication MComm

Master of Communication (Digital Media) MComm(DigMedia)

Master of Communication (Journalism) MComm(Journ)

Master of Communication (Marketing) MComm(Mkt)

Master of Communication (Organisational Communication) MComm(OrgComm)

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Communication (1320CO)

Online - Bathurst

Master of Communication (with specialisations) (1720CO)

Online - Bathurst

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Communication (generic and with specialisations)

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Communication [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Communication

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Communication (generic and with specialisations)

Applicants for the Master of Communication (with or without specialisations) must meet the following Admission Requirements:

Successful completion of a Bachelors Degree or above (or AQF equivalent) in Communication or related discipline with a GPA of 5 (credit average) or above
OR
Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate or above (or AQF equivalent) in Communication or related discipline

Note: Students entering the Master of Communication with an Honours degree, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma in Communication (or equivalent) will receive 32 points of credit for recognition of prior learning and will only need to complete 64 credit points.

English Language Proficiency
An Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 with no individual score below 6 or a qualification deemed by CSU to be equivalent. (See Concordance Tables)

Additional Course Requirements
Applicants without tertiary qualifications or with an insufficient GPA must successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Communication prior to admission to the Master of Communication.

Graduate Certificate in Communication

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Communication must meet the following Admission Requirements:

A completed Bachelors Degree (or AQF equivalent) in any discipline
OR
Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than four years full time equivalent.

English Language Proficiency
Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. This will apply to both domestic and international applicants. Offer may be conditional on ELP but applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Communication (generic and with specialisations)

Students entering the Master of Communication with an Honours degree, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma in Communication (or equivalent) will receive 32 points of credit.

 

Graduate Diploma of Communication [Exit Point Only]

N/A - exit point only.

Graduate Certificate in Communication

No credit will be considered into the Graduate Certificate in Communication.

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma [Exit Point Only] and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Communication (generic and with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Communication [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Communication

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Communication, students must complete 32 credit points, consisting of:

  • CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16cp); and
  • 16 credit points from subject/s listed below

Specialisation Subjects

  • CCI501 Research in Communication and Creative Industries (16cp)
  • COM538 Communication in Organisations (16 points)
  • COM539 Issues, Crisis and Reputation (16 points)
  • COM540 Corporate Culture and Change Communication (16 points)
  • JRN526 Research, Writing and Reporting for Journalism (16 points)
  • JRN527 Journalism Cultures and Practice (16 points)
  • CCI506 Digital Media Practice (16 points)
  • INF530 Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age (8 points)
  • INF533 Literature in Digital Environments (8 points)
  • INF541 Game Based Learning (8 points)
  • INF443 Digital Curation and Preservation (8 points)
  • INF461 An Introduction to Data Management: Governance, Standards & Ethics (8 points)
  • MKT501 Marketing Management (8 points)
  • MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing (8 points)
  • MKT540 Marketing Strategy (8 points)
  • MKT550 Global Marketing (8 points)
  • MKT570 Integrated Marketing Communications (8 points)
  • MKT513 Social Marketing (8 points)
  • MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics (8 points)

To graduate with the Graduate Diploma in Communication (exit point only), students must complete 64 credit points drawn from the below Masters structure.

To graduate with the Master of Communication (with or without specialisation), students must complete 96 credit points (inclusive of any credit for recognition of prior learning), consisting of:

  • 32 points of core communication subjects (CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries and CCI501 Research in Communication and Creative Industries)
  • 32 points of specialisation subjects or electives; and
  • 32 points of core major professional project, academic dissertation, or creative work (CCI504 Communication and Creative Industries Practice [part-time] or CCI505 Communication and Creative Industries Practice [full-time]) to be completed in final session/s of study.

Note: Students entering the Master of Communication with an Honours degree, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma in Communication (or equivalent) will receive 32 points of credit for recognition of prior learning and will only need to complete 64 credit points.

To receive a specialisation, students must complete at least 32 points from the relevant specialisation list below:

  • Organisational Communication
    • COM538 Communication in Organisations (16 points)
    • COM539 Issues, Crisis and Reputation (16 points)
    • COM540 Corporate Culture and Change Communication (16 points)
    • HRM502 Human Resource Management (8 points)
    • MGT501 Contemporary Management (8 points)
  • Journalism
    • JRN526 Research, Writing and Reporting for Journalism (16 points)
    • JRN527 Journalism Cultures and Practice (16 points)
    • CCI506 Digital Media Practice (16 points)
  • Digital Media
    • CCI506 Digital Media Practice (16 points)
    • INF530 Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age (8 points)
    • INF533 Literature in Digital Environments (8 points)
    • INF541 Game Based Learning (8 points)
    • MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing (8 points)
    • INF443 Digital Curation and Preservation (8 points)
    • INF461 An Introduction to Data Management: Governance, Standards & Ethics (8 points)
  • Marketing Communication
    • MKT501 Marketing Management (8 points)
    • MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing (8 points)
    • MKT540 Marketing Strategy (8 points)
    • MKT550 Global Marketing (8 points)
    • MKT570 Integrated Marketing Communications (8 points)
    • MKT513 Social Marketing (8 points)
    • MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics (8 points)
  • OR at least 32 points of electives for the unspecialised Masters
    • For the Master of Communication without specialisation, students may take any level 4 or 5 subject at CSU provided relevant enrolment conditions are satisfied. Electives can be sequenced from a single field or un-sequenced from any field. Students will incorporate perspectives gained from elective study into their major project.

Enrolment Pattern

Master of Communication (with or without specialisation) - 96 points
Full-time

SESSION 1 commencement - February/March
Year 1 - Session 1

CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 2
CCI501 Research in Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 3
CCI505 Communication and Creative Industries Practice (32 points)

SESSION 2 commencement - July
Year 1 - Session 2

CCI501 Research in Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 3
CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 1
CCI505 Communication and Creative Industries Practice (32 points)

SESSION 3 commencement - November
Year 1 - Session 3

CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 1
CCI501 Research in Communication and Creative Industries
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 2
CCI505 Communication and Creative Industries Practice (32 points)


Master of Communication (with or without specialisation) - 96 points
Part-time

SESSION 1 commencement - February/March
Year 1 - Session 1

CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 2
CCI501 Research in Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 3
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 1
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 2
CCI504 Communication and Creative Industries Practice (commenced) (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 3
CCI504 Communication and Creative Industries Practice (continued) (16 points)


SESSION 2 commencment - July
Year 1 - Session 2

CCI501 Research in Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 3
CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 1
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 3
CCI504 Communication and Creative Industries Practice (commenced) (16 points)

Year 3 - Session 1
CCI504 Communication and Creative Industries Practice (continued) (16 points)


SESSION 3 commencement - November
Year 1 - Session 3

CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 1
CCI501 Research in Communication and Creative Industries

Year 2 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 3
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 3 - Session 1
CCI504 Communication and Creative Industries Practice (commenced) (16 points)

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI504 Communication and Creative Industries Practice (continued) (16 points)

Graduate Certificate in Communication - 32 points
Full-time

SESSION 1 commencement - February/March
Year 1 - Session 1

CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)


SESSION 2 commencement - July
No intake


SESSION 3 commencement - November
Year 1 - Session 3

CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)


Graduate Certificate in Communication - 32 points
Part-time

SESSION 1 commencement - February/March
Year 1 - Session 1

CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)


SESSION 2 commencement - July
Year 1 - Session 2

[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 3
CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)


SESSION 3 commencement - November
Year 1 - Session 3

CCI500 Contexts of Communication and Creative Industries (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 1
[ ] Specialisation / Elective subject/s (16 points)

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

JRN527 Journalism Cultures and Practice

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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