Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

The world is an increasingly complicated place, and in desperate need of smart young minds who can help others make sense of it. This course will provide students with the skills and expertise to sift fact from fiction in the contemporary media environment, and to tell stories in innovative ways to engage the 21st century news consumer. Students will learn to prepare and present news through a variety of social channels and across online, print and broadcast platforms. They will build their production skills through hands-on experience in world-class facilities and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. Teaching staff include working professionals and internationally renowned scholars of journalism and media studies. Students can also pursue work experience through industry internships and international exchanges.


  • 288 credit points comprising 4 common units
  • a Journalism major
  • plus a second major (8 units), 2 minors (4 units each), or 1 minor (4 units) and 4 electives.


  • Journalism

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C).


Journalism: Australian Journalists' Association (AJA) section of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).

Study pathways

Pathways to Master of Teaching (Secondary) and Master of Philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Kelvin Grove International: $97,400 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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