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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Communication and Media (Software Application Development)

Bachelor of Communication and Media (Software Application Development) (BCNM)
CRICOS: 093872D

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
  • Springfield
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep

Overview

  • Gain the skills you need to use software engineering techniques to produce quality software solutions. Learn about project planning, system and software requirement analysis, design, development, configuration management, testing, documentation and maintenance of software.
  • Discover more about algorithms and data structures to position you as a programmer who can create efficient and well-designed code, immersing yourself in object-oriented programming in C++.
  • Explore programming languages, database systems and disruptive technologies such as mobile apps and platform independent software applications and server-side technologies such as HTTP, authentication, stateless server-side scripting, web APIs and web application development frameworks.

Further study

Depending on your choice of major, students who have competed a Bachelor of Communications and Media may enhance their professional skills by choosing specialised study in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Master of Research.

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Career outcomes

  • Graduates of this major may gain employment as a programmer, software designer, software developer, data analyst, web technologist, software project manager and the like.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
2 x 8-unit majors*  16
1 x 4-unit minor* 
or
0-4 x recommended SEED-electives
or 0-4 x other elective courses*
4
Total 24

*The second 8-unit major, minors and electives can be selected from the Bachelor of Communication and Media or from another UniSQ undergraduate program such as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Science.

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28000
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28000

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 093872D

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

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