Course details

CRICOS course code: 029765E

Level of study: Undergraduate


Psychology is the science of the mind and human behaviour. In the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), you will examine mental states and processes and how they affect behaviour.

Psychologists study the processes around how people think and feel. They work closely with patients to understand their mental state and how this is impacting on their behaviours. They also conduct research and provide treatments including counselling to help reduce distress, behavioural problems and psychological problems. They work with a broad range of clients in a variety of circumstances including children, adults, couples, families and organisations.

RMIT specialises in clinical psychology, based on a cognitive-behavioural approach. Your study will apply research to actual situations to help resolve real human problems. All degrees are accredited by Australian Psychological Society.

You will explore the principles of personality, psychopathology and social psychology as well as biological, cognitive, and developmental psychology, as well as research methods in psychology and social psychology. Your studies in this degree will include the biological bases of behaviour including brain behaviour relationships, sensation, perception and consciousness, theories of learning, memory and cognition emotion, motivation and stress.

You can also undertake elective studies in nutrition, information technology, applied psychology, health statistics, computer science and any electives available across the university.

As a psychology student, you will gain strong theoretical and practical skills. The degree is the basis for further study if you want to become a practising psychologist or use your study in other careers.

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As a graduate of the psychology degree, you can work in areas such as organisational management, health, sport, cross-cultural studies, counselling, HR, working with people with disabilities, research, training, market research and with further study, teaching.

Psychology is a broad field with many areas of specialisation including counselling, sport psychology, educational psychology, organisational psychology, and forensic psychology.

Psychologists work in a wide range of environments, including:

general medical practices
community health centres
private practice
educational institutions
counselling agencies
government departments

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
36,480 Per Year 18 Jul 2022 3 years
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
36,480 Per Year 18 Jul 2022 3 years
Full time
Bundoora Campus
289 McKimmie Road
Melbourne Victoria 3083

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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