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Internet Communications

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-NETCM Humanities
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.
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.

Admission criteria

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.

ATAR-related adjustments

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

Discover other ways you can qualify

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
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.

TAFE requirements

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


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported 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.

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. 

Student profile

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.