Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBProfComn
CRICOS code072745G
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick)
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.
  • Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.


This degree equips students with professional communication skills and knowledge relevant to a range of communication and media professions. Students are given the flexibility to undertake specialist training in the fields of communications, journalism and/or public relations. Graduates in this field can expect to be employed across a range of related areas in today's convergent media environment, including media relations, journalism, public relations, and professional writing. The interdisciplinary program is structured to produce graduates who will be knowledgeable about communications and who can apply that knowledge in a range of vocations.


The degree aims to produce graduates with:

  • high-level professional communication skills
  • the ability to work within and across diverse and converging media environments
  • a knowledge of policy, regulation and ethical issues
  • contextual knowledge of the media and communication industries and their operations
  • the conceptual tools for understanding and analysing contemporary communications contexts.


This course consists of a compulsory professional communications discipline major and minor, with additional studies chosen from a variety of disciplines.


Students must complete the following:

(a.) a major in one of the following professional communications disciplines (48 points):

  • communications
  • public relations
  • journalism

(b.) a minor in one of the remaining professional communications disciplines not taken as the major (24 points)

(c.) a first-year arts sequence in a third area of study (12 points)

(d.) a further two arts units (12 points)

(e.) elective units to the value of 144 points

By combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines. For more details on this option, contact the Faculty of Arts.

Students complete a minimum of 36 points at a third-year level (across the duration of the degree).

No more than 10 units (60 points) are to be completed at a first-year level.

Areas of Study

Professional communications discipline major and minor

Other arts areas of study

For information on other arts units, refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at


Bachelor of Professional Communication