To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts (Professional), students must complete 375 credit points comprising of:
- 3 core units of study (50 credit points)
- 8 units of study from an Arts discipline major in one of the following: Advertising, Chinese, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Criminology, Digital Advertising Technology, Environmental Sustainability, Global Studies, Games and Interactivity, History, Indigenous Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Media Industries, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Social Media, and Sociology (100 credit points)
- 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points)
- 10 units of study (125 credit points), comprising of a secondary major, co-major, advanced minor, and/or minor, and/or electives
Note: For students enrolled in this course completing a major in Cinema and Screen Studies, Digital Advertising Technology, or Media Industries – if they also enrol in a co-major in Screen Production there is an alternate co-major sequence of units in that co-major.
Students may not complete more than 125 credit points (normally 10 units) at Introductory Level.
A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.
Academic Progress – special requirements
In addition to the standard academic progress rules, this course has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):
1. A student is classified as 'at risk' of unsatisfactory progress if they:
(a) fail any unit of study
(b) behave in a manner which breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a professional placement
(c) are unsuccessful in securing a Professional Placement after four interview/selection process attempts.
2. A student is classified as 'unsatisfactory progress' if they:
(a) fail any unit of study in the next Progress Review period after being classified as being 'at risk'
(b) fail a Professional Placement or Work Experience in Industry unit
(c) have their professional placement terminated early by an industry partner. In the case of early termination of an industry placement by an industry partner, the student will be deemed as having 'unsatisfactory progress' and a progress review hearing may be convened within two weeks of the cessation of the placement
(d) are unsuccessful in securing a Professional Placement after six interview/selection process attempts, or after completing all but the final 50 credit points of their course, whichever occurs first. Students in this situation may be invited to transfer to an alternative undergraduate course.
Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress will be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy.