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CG74 - Bachelor of Professional Communication (Honours)


Course Overview


The purpose of an honours program is to prepare talented students for future postgraduate study in a particular area and applications at masters or doctoral level. Its aims are to develop advanced knowledge in specialist areas of skills required for fundamental research and/or industrial applications.

Career Information

Professional communication as a discipline at CQUniversity broadly covers the areas of public relations and journalism. Areas of research include corporate/organisational communication, media relations, event management, government relations, crisis communication, issues management, journalism, media practice/production, media history, storytelling and narrative, and writing.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) B
AQF Level Level 8: Bachelor Honours Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable
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Entry Scores
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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

This program is open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution and who have achieved at least a credit average (grade point average of at least 5.5) in the discipline area in which they intend to study for Honours.

Security Requirements
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Health Requirements
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Assumed Knowledge
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Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply research skills, methodology and technology to conduct self-directed, independent research within the professional communication field
  • 2. Review a specific knowledge domain, identify gaps worthy of research, and develop appropriate solutions to collect, analyse and interpret data
  • 3. Produce a thesis which demonstrates research and knowledge skills appropriate to the professional communication field
  • 4. Justify ethical and legal judgement in relevant professional communication contexts.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
1. KNOWLEDGE Have coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 2 Total credit points: 48

Full Time Students

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
FAHE14001 Honours F/T Part A
FAHE14002 Honours F/T Part B

Part Time Students

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
FAHE14003 Honours P/T Coursework A
FAHE14004 Honours P/T Coursework B
FAHE14005 Honours P/T Dissertation A
FAHE14006 Honours P/T Dissertation B
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