BP222 - Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

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Plan: BP222OSVI - Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)
Campus: RMIT University Vietnam


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)
Award abbreviation: BComm(ProfComm)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 2 years/6 semesters full-time, 4 years/12 semesters part-time
Location: VNMRI RMIT University Vietnam
Owning school: Media and Communication (345H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
Partnered offering / Corporate client: RMIT International University, Vietnam
ASCED code: 100700
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The program offers you a generalist communications degree incorporating courses and specialist study in Advertising and Public Relations. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree reflects the workplace reality of increasing integration of these professions. The degree integrates professional practice with theoretical frameworks. It encourages creative and critical thinking, and offers diversity in approaches to teaching and learning.

Across the professional communication disciplines, you will be actively engaged in a range of teaching modes and learning environments including studios, lectures and workshops. The program's capstone course will consolidate and extend your discipline knowledge through individual and collaborative projects.

On completion of the program you will be a practitioner with broad knowledge of the media and communications industries. You will be able to analyse issues, work with others and communicate informed ideas and apply independent judgement to problems within a global communications context.

Graduates in this program can expect to work in professional roles, both local and international, in a variety of areas such as public relations, communication consultancies, corporate communication and advertising.

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Articulation and pathways

The following table indicates how the program articulates with other programs (TAFE, HE - UG and PG) at RMIT highlighting educational pathways, indicating also the extent of exemptions for existing qualifications.

Source ProgramOwning schoolCredit towards this program Academic requirement for entryTerms of entry (guaranteed place, merit, etc)Date of agreement and expiry
FS005 Foundation Studies (Media and Communication)Education Nil N/A70% average for top 4 courses including English
English minimum 70%
Guaranteed placeOngoing


Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication), you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT. RMIT’s School of Media and Communication offers the Bachelor of Media and Communication (Honours) program and as well as postgraduate offerings in Media and Communication.

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Entrance requirements

Successful completion of RMIT Vietnam English Upper Intermediate Level;

Successful completion of Foundation Studies program or equivalent;

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) with an average grade of 7.00/10.00 or above.

 English Language

One of the following:

  • IELTS - 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL - Paper Based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • TOEFL - Computer-based = 237+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • REW - English for Academic Purposes Advanced 1 and 2


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External accreditation and industry links

There is no external accreditation of the program with a specific industry body.

The industry relevance of the program is informed by a number of links:

- The Program Advisory Committee
- The Professional Strand of courses within the program are taught by people with extensive industry experience and background
You will have the opportunity to undertake a professional placement during your degree

Past RMIT Professional Communication graduates have been employed in a range of positions such as corporate and government communications and public relations in Australia, Asia and Europe.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University Vietnam you may access the services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. Resources include collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials. You can find more information on Library resources and services at RIUV: http://library.rmit.edu.vn/

You may also access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources includee-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day. For more information on library resources and services from Melbourne go to http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student enrolled in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the learning management system for the Vietnam campus: https://blackboard.rmit.edu.vn/webapps/login/

Other resources

Course guides for each course in the program will identify print and electronic resources available for you for the completion of all your learning and assessment tasks.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT International University Vietnam provides the following resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services available:

  • transition to tertiary student learning
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes,
  • research, exam preparation and much more
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health and personal matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in community engagement, arts, sport, recreation,
  • fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.
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