We have recently completed a review of the Bachelor of Journalism (BJ) and have made some minor changes to this program for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. 

When viewing the 2020 BJ course list on the Programs and Courses website, you can change which year you are viewing using the dropdown box near the top right of the list to compare the 2021 BJ with the pre-2021 program.

The changes we have made to this program will affect students commencing in Semester 1, 2021

As a continuing student, you will be able to complete your current program and there will be no substantive change to your program requirements.

3. I am thinking of changing to a 2021 BJ dual program. What should I consider?

If you are thinking of changing to any of the 2021 BJ dual programs listed in section 2, and you are a domestic student, please note that you will be charged the 2021 fee schedule. Please view the unit of study fees schedule for further details.  

Your decision about changing should be informed by how many units of study you have already completed.  We will try to maximise transfer of credit if you change to a 2021 program. If you have completed more than 16 units, we highly recommend you complete your current program and course list because it might not be possible to credit all courses you have completed.

If you change into a 2021 BJ dual program, you must follow the new structure and rules for BOTH component programs.  You cannot choose to follow the old structure in one component, and the new structure in the other. 

For example, if you change into the 2021 BJ/BA dual program, you cannot complete pre-2021 BA plan combinations such as a major and two minors, or BA electives with an extended major (in 2021 rules, an extended major must be combined with a minor). Also BA plans that have been discontinued from component programs in 2020 will not be available in 2021 dual programs. 

If you still wish to change to a 2021 program please contact our Student Administration team for further advice.