Bachelor of Communication and Media / Bachelor of Computer Science

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Computer Science allows students to examine the rise of local and global media industries, audiences and practices, and critique their implications across technology, policy, social and cultural dimensions. It will combine the theoretical foundations and practical approaches to computation and its applications. Students will learn to design methods and tools and write programs for varied purposes such as applications for mobile data, game design, and information management and big data. Students will gain both a strong computer science foundation and a deep understanding of how to be a professional communicator in a global environment. There is a growing market for IT professionals with practical production and design skills. Combining a Communications and Media degree (majoring in Digital and Social Media or Visual Communication Design) with a Computer Science degree will allow students to develop rounded skills in both the technical and creative design aspects of computer games, animation, graphics and user interfaces.

Structure

4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.

Subjects

  • Digital and Social Media
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Journalism
  • Global Screen Media and Marketing
  • Communication and Advertising
  • Big Data
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Systems Security
  • Game and Mobile Development and Software Engineering.

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 75 or an IB of 26. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Recognition

The Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership at the "Professional" Level.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong International: $152,280 Yes

Further information

UOW double degrees aim to broaden a student's knowledge and skill base and improve career options in competitive, increasingly interactive fields. The programs are designed to enhance a student's educational, academic and professional qualifications whilst minimising the costs of their studies.

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