Why study Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce?
The media and commerce are two of the most rapidly evolving and complex institutions in the modern world. Advances in technology and the rise of globalisation mean they are also two of the most influential. This double degree will prepare you for the challenge of being a journalist, while also giving you a comprehensive understanding of a range of commerce disciplines.
Your journalism studies will give you the skills and knowledge to practice high-quality journalism. You will develop an understanding of print, video, radio and online reporting - in regional, metropolitan and international contexts. You will gain advanced skills in research and communication, and learn about the role of journalism in contemporary society.
Commerce is the cornerstone of the modern economy. It relates to the economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and technological activities that impact on commercial interactions around the world. Our degree offers a world-class education across a wide range of commerce areas. Four of our commerce students represented Australia in the 2011 international final of the Global Management Challenge.
The journalism component consists of an eight-unit journalism major, a six-unit journalism studies specialisation, and a four-unit arts minor in a different area of study. The commerce component consists of six core commerce units, an eight-unit major, and additional units in the Bachelor of Commerce at Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units.
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Visit the Faculty of Business and Economics undergraduate website.
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A Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce allows graduates to satisfy the educational requirements of various professional registrations and memberships. It all depends on what units you take. To learn more, visit professional recognition or talk to your course adviser.
For further details on possible international professions and memberships, visit professional recognition.
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Fees for 2015
Fees are subject to change annually.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.
First Semester (February)
Journalism studies require attendance at the Caulfield campus.
Course code: 4425
CRICOS code: 074397F
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Admissions information for domestic students
Minimum entrance requirements
Equivalent Australian Year 12.
Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers
All applicants should note that the english and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.
TAFE Although successful completion of at least two units at university level is preferred, students with at least a 80% average in a relevant TAFE diploma or advanced diploma may apply. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. All applicants should note that the English and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.
UNIVERSITY Normally four single units with at least a distinction average are required to be competitive for selection. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. If undertaking studies at Monash University, students are advised to take the first-year units of their desired degree. Students should normally achieve at least a 70% average to be considered for admission. All applicants should note that the English and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites
- A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL.
- A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL or 4 in further mathematics SL.
VICTORIAN TERTIARY ADMISSIONS CENTRE APPLICATIONS
Non-year 12 (eg. transfer, mature age, TAFE) applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Information (Pi) form.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
Semester one (March)
Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.
Semester two (July)
This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.
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