Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication

KPT/JPT (R/220/6/0012) 01/20 - MQA/SWA0104

Why study the Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication?

This course will equip you with a well-rounded understanding of developments in digital communications worldwide. It will involve you in hands-on and workplace learning, case studies and research. Our academic staff are internationally renowned digital media researchers and teachers with the expertise to guide your learning.

Course structure

The course develops through three themes:

A core digital media studies component
We have designed a suite of units that provide you with a solid grounding in digital communication practice and research. You will learn about the history of the internet’s development worldwide, become adept at constructing and analysing digital objects such as memes, learn about the workings of e-commerce and social media platforms, and gain experience in executing a digital media research project.

A component that provides a broader grounding in communication and media studies
The core digital media units dovetail with those that equip you with key concepts and developments in media studies, as well as media policy. The inclusion of this stream ensures that you will graduate with an holistic understanding of the broader media landscapes that digital media inhabit.

A professional practice component that provides opportunities to apply your knowledge to workplace situations
This stream allows you to apply your knowledge to real world situations calling for team work, policy design and advanced oral communication skills. You will also gain valuable work experience by applying for an internship through our extensive network of industry partners.

The course is made up of 24 units (144 credit points) that are divided into the following streams:

  • Eight units (48 credit points) in digital media studies
  • Four units (24 credit points) in fundamentals of communications and media studies
  • Four professional practice units (24 credit points)
  • Eight elective units (48 credit points) - Eight elective units that can be taken from the School of Arts and Social Sciences, or another School on campus.

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication.

Career Outcomes

The course equips you with a skill-set and knowledge that is future-oriented and adaptable to a wide range of industries, including heavy industries, media industries, service industries, as well as those involving fast-moving consumer goods. You will gain a blend of organisational, technical, communication and research skills that are especially suited to senior positions in the following areas:

  • Public relations
  • Corporate communications
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Policy development
  • Human relations and management
  • Research
  • Editing and writing


Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.


Entry scores

You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication:

QualificationScore
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2018/2019* 60%*
A Level GCE 7
ATAR  70
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 16
Indian School Certificate Examination 60%
All India Senior School Certificate Examination 66%
SMA3, Indonesia Please refer to https://priorstudy.monash.edu/prior-study/ to find out the entry score
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Diploma Program) 25
STPM, Malaysia 7.3
UEC, Malaysia 6
Program Matrikulasi (Matriculation Program), Malaysia 2
Ontario Secondary School Diploma  75.4%
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) 9
High School Diploma, Vietnam 8
UNSW Foundation Studies 6.5
Foundation in Arts, Sunway College 60%
Foundation in Science and Technology, Sunway College 60%
Diploma of Higher Education Studies (DHES) 50%
Monash College Diploma Part 1** 80%**
Monash College Diploma Part 2** 50%**

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2019/2020.

**The Monash College Diploma Part 1 and Part 2 entry requirements published are for students commencing their undergraduate destination degree in 2020/2021.


Fees

In 2020, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM37,132 for Malaysian students
  • RM42,446 for international students.


Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200


Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100


Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM3,340
  • Other countries - RM2,330

Intake periods

Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication. This means that you can start in February, July or October.


Credit

Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.


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More information

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