Course details

CRICOS course code: 088388C

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

With our Bachelor of Arts, develop key critical thinking and communication skills to put your passion for a better world into a creative, meaningful career.

In this arts degree you’ll examine how societies interact and evolve, how humans change the world, and how to develop plans of action - with a strong focus on building your confidence to make a difference.

Be part of crucial conversations about our future and offer solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. With a depth of knowledge and transferable skill set of analytical thinking, written and verbal communication, cultural competency, and digital literacy - you’ll be ready for a dynamic career across a range of industries that meets the demands of a tech first workforce.

Build your résumé with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. In your second year, in the Skills and Strategies for Social Change core unit, collaborate with fellow students and community, civil society and industry partners to create real campaigns for real social change.

Turn your arts degree into a double with Business, Science, Laws, Health Science, Psychological Sciences to unlock a range of distinctive study options that can lead you to an inspiring, world saving career.

Course learning outcomes

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

  • systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to inform their knowledge and conceptual understanding in the humanities and/or social sciences
  • formulate arguments that are fit for purpose and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant theories and evidence in their areas of disciplinary expertise
  • critically analyse information to generate creative solutions to solve complex problems in the area of humanities and/or social sciences, and understand the importance of interdisciplinarity for generating solutions
  • 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 contexts.

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Majors

  • Climate and Social Justice
  • Criminology
  • Ethics and Technology
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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
29,330 Per Year 01 Aug 2022 3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia

Entry criteria

Satisfactory completion of one of the following: successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification; completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees)

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) - 64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • C1 Advanced: 169, 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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