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Internet Communications

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

Humanities

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 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:

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

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

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

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Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 600

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 2 Semester 1
Internet Communities and Social Networks 2.0 25.0
Web Media 3.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
Internet Commerce and Consumers 2.0 25.0
Web Publishing 3.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 1
Internet Collaboration and Organisation 2.0 25.0
Web Play, Online Games and Gamification 2.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 2
Internet Politics and Power 2.0 25.0
Web Production 2.0 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure

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:

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

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

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.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

TAFE requirements:

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

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

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Study:

Fully online, on-campus and mixed on- and off-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Year Student type Cost
2015 Commonwealth supported Commonwealth supported?
If you have not yet exceeded your Student Learning Entitlement (typically seven years' equivalent full-time study) the Australian Government will contribute towards the cost of your study. The indicative fees shown here are known as the student contribution, or your share of the cost of the first year of this course.

To find out if you're eligible for a commonwealth supported place, please visit the Going to Uni website.
$6,160*

*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.

 

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2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

Fully online or on-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

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

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

Fully online or on-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $13,400
Indicative year 1 fee $26,600
Total indicative course fee $84,400
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

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This page was last updated on 25 August 2014

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