Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.

If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.

Course code2476
Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBComn
CRICOS code018367K
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT

Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Malaysia)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Course manager: Kevin Tan;

Course coordinator

Dr Jonathan Driskell


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This degree aims to develop an a understanding of the role of communication in modern society through studies of the application of communications theory to the corporate sector, the role of culture and social structures in social change, global trends and their local impact, and contemporary writing practices. Students undertake compulsory studies in communications as well as a range of electives from the Faculty of Arts or other faculties.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of key concepts, theoretical perspectives and scholarly debates in the field of Communication
  • demonstrate the skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis, including other practical skills as are appropriate to the discipline
  • apply discipline-specific knowledge as well as a combination of personal and cultural understandings that demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity, ethical awareness and aesthetic appreciation
  • recognise and understand the principles of ethical conduct and professionalism and be able to apply these to future careers
  • apply research techniques and research skills appropriate to the field of communication to study problems and evaluate research findings
  • apply discipline knowledge and critical thinking to evaluate arguments, synthesise ideas and solve problems in the field of Communication
  • demonstrate the skills of verbal and written communication, as well as the ability to work independently and in teams, in order to effectively present knowledge and research findings to expert and general audiences
  • develop information management, study and research skills and attitudes to support lifelong learning
  • demonstrate the capacity to evaluate their own performance, work effectively in teams and individually, as well as the skills to plan and carry out set tasks and projects.


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


Students must complete:

(a.) a communications major of eight units (48 points)

(b.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)

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

(d.) further arts units (12 points)

(e.) additional units (48 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 must complete across the duration of the course:

  • at least 96 points of arts units
  • a minimum of 36 points at third-year (including those completed in the communications major sequence)
  • no more than 10 units (60 points) at a first-year level.

When selecting units not for a major or minor, these can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( and indexes of unitsindexes of units ( in the current edition of the Handbook.* The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3. Note: Some non-arts units may require permission from the owning faculty. Students must be able to meet any unit prerequisites.

* Students can also choose one or both of the following two units: AMU2744 Workplace learning internship, and AMU2814 Transforming community: Project design and public relations for social campaigns.

Areas of study


Bachelor of Communication