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CG74 - Bachelor of Professional Communication (Honours)

About Professional Communication

An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest.  An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly program of further study, which develops a student's ability to generate new knowledge and distill new ideas out of existing knowledge.  Candidates with honours are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities.  It can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study.  Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (or the equivalent) following completion of a bachelor program, or alternatively additional study with a research element included in the final year or years of a bachelor program.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

Professional communication as a discipline at CQUniversity broadly covers the areas of public relations and journalism. Areas of research include corporate/organisational communication, media relations, event management, government relations, crisis communication, issues management, journalism, media practice/production, media history, storytelling and narrative, and writing.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - ROK; External
Courses/Units of Credit 48 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Business, Informatics & Education
How to Apply direct to the University - ONLINE
Entry Requirements please refer to entry requirements in the More Details section
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Residential School Not applicable
Practicum/Work placement Not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal BProfComm (Hons) 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes not-applicable

Program Aims

The purpose of an honours program is to prepare talented students for future postgraduate study in a particular area and applications at masters or doctoral level. Its aims are to develop advanced knowledge in specialist areas of skills required for fundamental research and/or industrial applications.

Program Structure

Students are to complete 48 units of credit

The Honours program consists of 50 per cent (24 units of credit) coursework and 50 percent (24 units of credit) dissertation. Coursework consists of 4 courses or equivalent based on assessment. Details of the assessment and word length of the dissertation will be advised by Program Coordinator.

Courses Offered

Program Structure
Students complete 48 units of credit
Course Code Course Name
Full Time Students
FAHE14001 Honours F/T Part A
FAHE14002 Honours F/T Part B
Part Time Students
FAHE14003 Honours P/T Coursework A
FAHE14004 Honours P/T Coursework B
FAHE14005 Honours P/T Dissertation A
FAHE14006 Honours P/T Dissertation B

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