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Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)/Bachelor of Public Health

Combine communication and public health to promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent the spread of disease and improve education.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection
rank
72
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Course starts
February
February
QTAC code
429522
CRICOS
096581B

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Develop high-level professional writing skills and gain knowledge and experience in a range of areas including organisational communication such as strategic speech writing and delivery, as well as persuasive writing.
  • Visits and lectures from industry, work integrated learning placements and projects, and international study options will provide you with real-world experience and contacts.
  • Learn to implement strategies that promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent the spread of disease and improve education. Work as a health communications specialist, print and online editor, or in health products promotion and marketing.

Highlights

  • Develop high-level professional writing skills and gain knowledge and experience in a range of areas including organisational communication such as strategic speech writing and delivery, as well as persuasive writing.
  • Visits and lectures from industry, work integrated learning placements and projects, and international study options will provide you with real-world experience and contacts.
  • Learn to implement strategies that promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent the spread of disease and improve education. Work as a health communications specialist, print and online editor, or in health products promotion and marketing.

What to expect

Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

This course prepares you for communication roles across a broad range of professional settings in small and large organisations.

In addition to the high-level professional writing skills required by employers, you will develop knowledge and experience in a range of areas. These include organisational communication such as strategic speech writing and delivery, and persuasive writing, including the role of rhetoric in contemporary communications and important societal debates.

You will graduate with advanced writing and communication competence - a rare skill keenly sought by employers - as well as practical industry knowledge and networks.

Graduates can work as professional writers and editors in corporate, government, community and freelance capacities. Your skills support careers in leadership and management in the private sector.

Bachelor of Public Health

This course offers the flexibility that allows you to concentrate your studies in areas that align with career opportunities. You will choose five elective units from areas that include community nutrition, Indigenous health, family and gender issues, health management and general studies in psychology.

Our graduates are strategic thinkers who can apply their knowledge to develop innovative solutions that create improved health and quality of life for everyone.

With your public health and communication knowledge, you can implement strategies that promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent the spread of disease and improve education. Work as a health communications specialist, print and online editor, or in health products promotion and marketing.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

With your public health and communication knowledge, you can implement strategies that promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent the spread of disease and improve education. Work as a health communications specialist, print and online editor, or in health products promotion and marketing.

Possible careers

  • Communication Strategist
  • Health Educator
  • Public Health Program Manager

Details and units

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Public Health. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Communication component

You will complete:

  • four core units (48 credit points)
  • a communication major (144 credit points) in professional communication.

Public health component

You will complete:

  • core public health units (144 credit points)
  • public health elective studies (36 credit points)
  • a professional practice unit (12 credit points).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Public Health. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Communication component

You will complete:

  • four core units (48 credit points)
  • a communication major (144 credit points) in professional communication.

Public health component

You will complete:

  • core public health units (144 credit points)
  • public health elective studies (36 credit points)
  • a professional practice unit (12 credit points).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

OP 13
Rank 72

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
ID07
QTAC code
429522
CRICOS code
096581B
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
* "<5" - indicates less than 5 OP/Rank based offers were made
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
13
Rank
72
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $8,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $32,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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