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- Public Relations Specialisation
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Learn the basic skills you need to succeed in the fast-paced world of PR.
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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
Public relations is a dynamic, versatile and ever-changing industry that requires a natural curiosity for the world around you. Successful PR professionals are excellent listeners and in tune with changing trends and expectations.
This carefully selected series of units is designed to prepare future PR professionals to communicate with stakeholders across all facets of business. It can complement related majors such as marketing, management, international relations or journalism, but is also ideal for students in other disciplines, such as health, engineering or finance who want to enhance their communication skills.
Because professional communicators work across all industries, a grounding in public relations can provide you with varied career options, including government, not-for-profit, agency and corporate employment opportunities.
- Curtin’s public relations program is one of only two Australian PR programs based within a business school, meaning you’ll benefit from strong business links and business mentality of the teaching staff.
- The PR curriculum has a strong emphasis on authentic and work-integrated learning. Activities and assessments include working with real-life clients, engaging in a crisis simulation and creating a professional portfolio.
- Teaching staff have a strong, international industry background.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
- Corporate affairs advisor
- Communications officer
- Digital engagement manager
- Event coordinator
- Senior media advisor
- Internal communications specialist
- Government relations coordinator
- Public relations consultant
- Event management
- Marketing and communications
- Mining and resources
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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- Curtin course code: SPUC-PUBRL
- Last updated on: July 1, 2021