|Guaranteed ATAR||70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
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|
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.
*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.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
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.
Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.
ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
This course can help you become a:
- Web Designer/Developer
- Media and communications
- content management
- Internet policy and regulation
- online research and analysis
- virtual communities
- social media management
- website design and development.
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:
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:
- 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.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
- More about studying at Curtin
- Visit the WA Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) website
- Visit the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website
- Visit the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) website
- Our admission appeals and grievance process
Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
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