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: 3 years/9 semesters full-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 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

At RMIT you can upgrade your skills and enter a degree program by studying English for University or joining UniSTART.

UniSTART* is an informal pathway option where you will study English modules, plus undergraduate courses.UniSTART helps you prepare for university at a manageable pace, and allows you to build your confidence, by slowly increasing the number of courses you study.

Your entry point into UniSTART depends on your academic grades and English ability, so we can tailor your study to suit your needs. For example, students with IELTS (Academic) 5.5+ can begin their studies from the first semester of UniSTART, and students with IELTS (Academic) 6.0+ are exempt from the first semester and can begin their studies from the second semester.

UniSTART students receive 25 hours of additional support each semester.
You will receive academic credit for the undergraduate courses you successfully complete as part of your UniSTART studies.
You can transition into a Bachelor program by completing UniSTART courses with a GPA of 1.0 or above.

*UniSTART is a non-AQF Award pathway, it is not a recognised Australian qualification


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 postgraduate studies in related programs at RMIT University Vietnam.

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Entrance requirements

High school graduation diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12, for other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country(link is external);
Successfully complete the UniSTART* (Professional Communication) with a minimum GPA of 1.0/4.0 with no double fail of a course

If you have completed or partially completed a similar program at another institution you may be accepted with some academic credit, or exemptions, being granted toward this program.

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

*UniSTART is a non-AQF Award pathway, it is not a recognised Australian qualification

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External accreditation and industry links

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

This program is delivered by academic staff with extensive professional experience and background. The program is reviewed by an advisory panel of industry professionals. Students will have the opportunity to undertake an industry internship during this degree. Past RMIT University Vietnam Professional Communication graduates have been employed in a range of positions in advertising and public relations companies in Vietnam and beyond.

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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://rmit.instructure.com/

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 University Vietnam provides a range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services available include:

  • transition to tertiary student learning
  • study skills including academic literacy, research methods 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 and university governance

RMIT Advice
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Service

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