BP222 - Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

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Plan: BP222SIM - Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)
Campus: Singapore Inst of Management


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 trimesters full time; 4 years/12 trimesters part time
Location: Offshore, Singapore
Owning school: Media and Communication (345H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
Partnered offering / Corporate client: Singapore Institute of Management
ASCED code: 100700
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The program offers you a generalist communications degree incorporating courses in Journalism, Media and specialist study of 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 the teaching and learning environments.

You will experience a variety of learning and teaching modes and approaches, including interactive seminars with case studies, online components, lectures and tutorials with presentations in large and small classes, group-based learning, computer-based activities, and negotiated learning such as work-based projects.  The program's capstone course, COMM2727 Professional Communication Studio, 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 communications context.

Graduates in this program can expect to work in professional roles, both local and international, in a variety of areas such as communication consultancies, journalism, broadcast and online media, government policy, and advertising. 

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation into

Students eligible to apply for advanced standing will have successfully completed a recognised qualification as detailed in the Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) SIM Global Education Website.

Articulation from

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication), graduates may apply for entry into the following School of Media and Communication programs:

BH066 Bachelor of Media and Communication (Honours); or MC248 Master of Communication. 

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Entrance requirements

For entry into the Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) in Singapore you must achieve one of the following, or an equivalent qualification:

Completed secondary education and attained 3 GCE 'A' levels / 3 H2 passes with a minimum aggregate of 7 (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1). 


Where an applicant does not have a Singaporean secondary qualification, they must meet the RMIT University criteria for their respective country of secondary education study as approved by RMIT. All other qualifications not listed will be considered on a case by case basis.
English Language Requirements:
Applicants who have achieved one of the following will meet the English language entry criteria to the program:

 All other applicants must meet one of the following:

  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL –Paper-Based = 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL - internet-Based (iBT) = 92, with minimum of 20 in all sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) PTE(A) = 58 (no communication band less than 50);
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE) (up to 2014): 58 with no less than ‘borderline’ in each skill;
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE) 2015 onwards: 176 with no less than 169 in any component;
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Plus or equivalent;
  • Successful completion of a recognised approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English.
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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; and
  • The Professional Strand courses within the program, taught by staff with extensive industry experience and background.

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

The Tay Eng Soon Library, at the Singapore Institute of Management, offers a comprehensive range of resources with over 63,000 books, 265 management periodicals, reference materials, business directories and country profiles and a wide selection of audio-visual materials.

The Tay Eng Soon Library offers the following services:

  • Online reservation of books that are currently on loan
  • Online cancellation of reserved books
  • Online renewal of books
  • Telephone renewal and reservation of books
  • Book returns at any SIM centre
  • Self-service photocopying facilities
  • Online booking / cancellation of discussion rooms
  • Free Notebook usage for the first 2 hours
  • On-campus / off-campus access to online databases
  • Ask-a-Librarian - an email enquiry service
  • Hands-on sessions on how to use the online databases
  • Home / office book delivery service.

As a student enrolled in an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-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 studying outside Australia with RMIT University partner institutions, you may access online learning materials at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmitstudies
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 of RMIT University
RMIT University offshore partners provide resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. The range of services available will vary at each RMIT University offshore partner. Please enquire locally.
There are also services available online to assist you with:
transition to tertiary student learning,
study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more, and
career development and employment.


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