Course details

CRICOS course code: 088389B

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

The Bachelor of Psychological Sciences provides specialised study in developmental psychology, cognition, social psychology, personality, design and measurement, psychological measurement and abnormal psychology.

Students complete a variety of research projects and develop skills in project management, research design and report writing.

The three-year undergraduate major in psychology is professionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects. In this degree, in the Psychology Project (PSY30003), you'll have the opportunity to explore a student-led project with potential links into the industry.

Graduates of this degree are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Honours).

Course structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Course learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, graduates will be able to:

  • systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to inform their knowledge and conceptual understandings in social and behavioural sciences, and psychology
  • formulate arguments that are fit for purpose and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant theories and evidence in behavioural studies and psychology
  • critically analyse information to generate creative solutions to solve complex problems in the area of social and behavioural sciences and psychology
  • define and integrate theoretical principles and apply these in their disciplinary areas of expertise
  • apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice, individually and in collaboration with others
  • interpret and communicate ideas, problems and arguments in modes suitable to a range of audiences using a range of media
  • coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas in local and international context.

Career opportunities

Future career options may include social welfare consultant, medical researcher, child safety officer, clinical worker, health officer and child development officer.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
35,600 Per Year 01 Aug 2022 3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia
35,600 Per Year 11 Jul 2022
07 Nov 2022
3 years
Self study / online (without attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia

Entry criteria

If you’re currently in Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the last seven years, you’ll be considered for admission to undergraduate courses primarily based on whether you have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) -79 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking 21 in writing)
  • C1 Advanced - 176, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

Address

Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia
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