Master of Professional Communication

General

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Program Description

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This coursework degree provides students who do not have a formal communications background with the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and a broad understanding of contemporary communications theory and practice.

Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding and research ability through the design and execution of a masters project, which will be a guided independent study in the area of the student's interest and expertise based on a process of inquiry, analysis and synthesis.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 6)

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years of relevant professional experience.

English Language requirements (Band 4)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

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Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CMM5160 Effective Communication in Professional Contexts 20
CMM5165 Media and Society in a Globalised World 20
CMM5170 Advertising and Brand Awareness 20

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CMM6116 Methods of Inquiry 20
CMM5175 Journalism in the New Media: Converged Environment 20
CMM5180 Public Relations Strategies 20

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CMM6150 Media and Transnational Asia 20
CMM5110 Globalisation, Cultural Diversity and Innovation 20
CCA6150 Project Preparation 20

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CCA6240 Masters Project 1 30
CCA6250 Masters Project 2 30

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship programme that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

Last updated May 2020

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