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Overview

Guide to entry thresholds

OP12

Rank74

  • Graduate with knowledge and skills in using media and communication to promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent the spread of disease, and educate communities.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Prepares you for careers including health communication specialists, health project officer and educators, health print and online editors, and marketers in health and product promotion.
QTAC course code429522
QUT course code IX75
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 077689C
Careers
  • Academic
  • Advertising Professional
  • Community Health Officer
  • Educator
  • Government Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Information Officer
  • Internet Professional
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Policy Officer
  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Public Servant
  • Publishing Professional
  • Web Designer

Details

Why choose this course?

Public health professionals understand how factors such as gender and race, socioeconomic status and access to education can create barriers to improved health and wellbeing. Combine this with knowledge about how media and communication can successfully disseminate messages and influence human behaviour, and you will have the capacity to implement strategies that promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent the spread of infectious disease and improve education. 

This course provides opportunities for professional placement which may be completed locally or overseas.

Career outcomes

You can pursue a career as a health communication specialist, health print and online writer or editor, marketer or manager in health and product promotion, health project officer or educator, and e-health marketers.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia and the Australian Health Promotion Association.

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 will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

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

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Public Health

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

Study overseas

Study overseas while gaining credit towards your QUT 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 either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 12

Rank 74

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).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

 

2018: CSP $7,800 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Public Health

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (429522 ) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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