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Internet Communications

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-NETCM Humanities
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online, on-campus and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

The internet is a socially productive, culturally rich and successful information and communications environment.

In the Internet Communications major you can examine the human dimension of the internet: how people network, collaborate and share information through internet communications, media and design. 

It is designed to prepare you for a career in areas such as media and communications, marketing, content management, internet policy, social media management and website design and development.

What the course involves

In this major, you can develop advanced skills in creating, maintaining and managing online communications and gain an understanding of their social and cultural contexts.

You can learn the significance of social media, analyse political and social uses of the internet and develop skills in:

  • web media
  • publishing and presence
  • online public communication
  • virtual community management.

Your study will combine real practice, creativity and technology skills and you will have the opportunity to participate in project work.

If you are studying on campus, you will have access to excellent facilities and innovative media and computer labs.

Internet Communications is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You may create a degree that suits your individual needs by enhancing your studies with a secondary major in:

  • Digital Design
  • Professional Writing and Publishing.

When coupled with Business Information Systems (Professional) you can complete this major as part of our Bachelor of Arts or our Bachelor of Commerce. Your choice will determine your core units.

You can also study Internet Communications as part of a Science and Arts double degree.
See the Courses Handbook for the structure of this part of the double degree

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

TAFE requirements

A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Copywriter
  • Web Designer/Developer
  • Media and communications
  • marketing
  • content management
  • Internet policy and regulation
  • online research and analysis
  • virtual communities
  • social media management
  • website design and development.

Possible careers

Online Media Producer

To follow this career path, we recommend you take a selection of units in the following areas to unleash your online media creativity:

Internet Marketing and Communications

If you wish to follow this career path it is recommended that you take a selection of units in the following areas to become an expert at using online channels to create a powerful message:

Web Technologist

If you want to become a web technologist, we recommend you take a selection of electives in the following areas to get to know website design inside out, from backend to front end:

Why Internet Communications?

  • You can develop strong technical abilities and understand the theory - qualities that are valued by industry.
  • If you study on campus you will have access to excellent facilities, and innovative media and computer labs.