Bachelor of Communication with Honours

Bachelor of Communication with Honours (R2-DL/321/6/0098 (A9493) 11/25)

Programme Synopsis

The Bachelor of Communication (BComm) is designed to produce graduates with comprehensive knowledge that informs, moves, creates and shapes the world of communication. Students will be exposed to a broad-based learning experience encompassing nearly all major aspects of communication such as journalism, advertising, broadcasting, corporate communication and public relations.

The programme will also develop learners’ ability to apply communication techniques critically and objectively in real life situations.

Career Prospects

Due to a broad range of communication subjects covered in this programme, graduates are expected to be able to fit into various professions, both in public and private sectors. Since employers nowadays are looking for versatility and flexibility among fresh graduates, the Bachelor of Communication programme precisely answers that need as learners are exposed to multi-disciplinary knowledge and diverse skills not only in communication but also in the social sciences.

Graduates can find ready employment in advertising, journalism, news media, copy writing, editing, public affairs and public relations.

Programme Director


Name : NORFARDILAWATI BTE MUSA
Tel (Office) : 603 5520 5525
Email : norfardilawati@oum.edu.my

Normal Entry

i. Passed Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or its equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two subjects and credit in English at SPM or its equivalent; OR
ii. Passed Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Jayyid and credit in English at SPM or its equivalent; OR
iii. Passed a Diploma (Level 4 MQF) or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and credit in English at SPM or its equivalent; OR
iv. Passed a Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Media and Communication or its equivalent; OR
v. Passed a Matriculation/Foundation or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and credit in English at SPM or its equivalent; OR
vi. Passed a Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), with a minimum of Grade B in any five subjects inclusive of English; OR
vii. Other qualification its equivalent.
English language competency requirements for international students: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 OR International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0 OR its equivalent

Note:
Credit in English at SPM level requirement for candidates (i), (ii), (iii) and (v) can be exempted, if the qualification contains English subjects and the achievement is equivalent/above credit requirements of the subjects at SPM level. (The equivalence of subject is the responsibility of the Higher Education Provider (HEP), and the HEP needs to have a strong internal policy/procedure in assessing the equivalence).

OR

APEL Entry (Only for Malaysians)

The candidate should be more than 21 years of age in the year of application; AND
Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test & Portfolio) conducted by OUM
Note:
  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Sem 1 RM 1,456 RM 1,638 RM 1,638 RM 1,638 RM 1,638
Sem 2 RM 1,456 RM 1,456 RM 1,638 RM 1,638 RM 546
Sem 3 RM 1,638 RM 1,638 RM 1,638 RM 2,184 -
Total RM 21,840
* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.

Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.



Note

♦ Processing fee:

  • RM30 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International)

♦ Financial options:

  • PTPTN; or
  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or
  • Flexible Payment Scheme.

♦ Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.

MPU Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia 2
Hubungan Etnik 2
Entrepreneurship 3
Health & Wellness 3
Community Service / Khidmat Masyarakat 2

University Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Learning Skills for Open Distance Learners 3
English for Written Communications 3
English for Oral Communications 3
English for Workplace Communications 3
Professional Ethics 3

Basic Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Principles of Management 3
Thinking Skills & Problem Solving 3

Core Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Introduction to Social Sciences 3
Man, Society and Culture 3
Introduction to Communication 3
Communication Theories 3
Research Methodology 3
Information Technology, Media & Society 3
Basic Journalism 3
Principles of Advertising 3
Principles of Corporate Communication 3
Public Speaking 3
Communication Campaign 3
Broadcast Journalism 3
Copywriting 3
Integrated Marketing Communications 3
Scriptwriting 3
Media Appreciation & Critical Analysis 3
Broadcasting Management 3
Communication Law 3
Intercultural Communication 3
New Media Technology 3
Case Studies of Corporate Communication 3
Reputation Risk Management 3
News Writing & Reporting 3
Creativity in Advertising 3
Politics & The Media 3
Global Communication 3
Editing for Print & Electronic Publications 3
Research Project 6

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