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If you're serious about boosting your career options or taking your learning to the next level, an accredited online qualification through Open Universities Australia is the way to go.

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Associate Degree in Engineering

The Associate Degree in Engineering offered by UniSA is a pathway program towards a professional Bachelor of Engineering degree. Associate Degrees require the completion of 16 subjects and offer an introduction to university level study.

The Associate Degree is not accredited by Engineers Australia because of its pathway design. Unfortunately students of the Associate Degree are not eligible to join Engineers Australia as student members. Graduates of the program can individually apply for membership of Engineers Australia through a process which includes payment of a fee. Beyond the introductory subjects all of the subjects offered in the Associate Degree are part of UniSA’s four year Engineering degrees which are accredited by Engineers Australia.

This Associate Degree degree offers core subjects in Engineering and electives in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Civil Engineering includes the fundamentals of mechanics and structures, water engineering, geology, geoinformatics, road design and project planning. Mechanical Engineering includes the principles of mechanical design, properties of fluids, manufacturing processes, mathematical modelling and project planning and operations management.

University of South Australia
Undergraduate
Science & Technology

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Bachelor of Accounting

Accounting is a fundamental organisational tool for business planning and control. Proficiency in this specialised field can create a range of career opportunities in government and in business, management and finance across a multitude of industries.

Through a combination of required subjects and electives, students will gain knowledge and skills in many areas of Accounting and related fields. As students develop an understanding of accounting principles and practices, they explore the relationship between accounting, finance and economics, the law, management and marketing. Students will study, in detail, specialised areas including Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Taxation Law, Auditing, Management Accounting and Communications. Students also have the opportunity of selecting elective subjects, so as to tailor the degree to individual needs.

University of South Australia
Undergraduate
Finance

Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)

This degree is the prerequisite for entry into the Master of Architecture. The degree covers the design of buildings, the technical aspects of building construction, and how architecture relates to societies, cultures and people and the way they live. Architectural ideas are communicated through written and spoken reports, photographs, drawings, models and the electronic media. Students not intending to continue on to the Master may use the knowledge gained in this degree to seek employment within the architectural profession or building industry.

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Science & Technology

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Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) is a 4 year, full-time equivalent program. The first 3 levels comprised of 24 subjects (24 x 25 credits) and the fourth level of study either an Honours Stream (7 subjects: 6 x 25 credits plus 1 x 50 credits) or a Professional Stream (8 subjects: 7 core x 25 credits plus 1 elective x 25 credits) - a total of either 31 subjects or 32 subjects respectively.

This degree is a management-orientated practice-based degree which covers a broad range of interrelated disciplines including domestic, commercial and civil construction. It focuses on several core subject areas, including technology, measurement and estimating, project management, contracts administration, cost management and communication.

This degree qualifies graduates to work as project managers, quantity surveyors, construction managers, estimators, contract administrators and building surveyors.

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Business

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Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture)

This degree was previously known as Bachelor of Arts (Interior Architecture).

Interior designers, as qualified professionals in Interior Architecture, design quality environments for a diverse range of users and functions. They coordinate the design and construction of building interiors including commercial, workplace, hospitality, medical, gallery, and retail environments. In addition, interior designers may be involved with more transient environments and the associated displays for trade fairs, exhibitions, museums, and public events. Their skills and knowledge are also utilised for adaptive reuse of existing buildings and conservation of significant sites. Interior designers require skills and understanding in all aspects of design, including technical knowledge of interior construction, equipment and building systems. They must also exercise ability in communication and administrative skills. The degree also provides a sound basis for more specialised careers and study in areas such as furniture or set design, education and/or research.

This degree is highly respected in the interior design industry, both nationally and internationally, and has alliances with a number of national and international universities which encourage student exchanges and national and international field trips. Students are encouraged to compete in national and international competitions, in which Curtin students always do very well.

In order to complete this degree, students are also required to complete a minimum 10 days of work experience in the field.

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Science & Technology

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Bachelor of Arts

The Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate award which normally requires 3 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent. In your first year of study you will develop the essential skills of critical thinking, research, evaluation and reflection. You will continue to apply and develop these skills throughout your degree. You will gain in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialisation in your Major subjects.

Your first year (Part I) consists of a combination of Major subjects (Core), a Transition subject (Core), a Breadth subject (Core), specified electives and your choice of general elective subjects. Years two and three (Part II) of your degree comprise the balance of your degree and consists of the Major subjects (which give you the in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialisation), Research Skills subjects (Core), Breadth Subjects (Core) and your own choice of general elective subjects.

The four Majors that Murdoch University offers through OUA enable you to develop expertise in in Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism; International Aid and Development; Community Development; and Sustainable Development. You can choose to study a single major or combine two for a double major.

Murdoch University
Undergraduate
Science & Technology

Bachelor of Arts

Turn your passion into a career by exploring your interests in-depth and honing your skills and knowledge through our choice of 7 majors – Philosophy, English, Society and Culture, Ancient History, Modern History, Politics and Sociology.

Being a Macquarie University Bachelor of Arts student means you are not restricted to picking subjects from just one field – you are encouraged to extend your educational scope and study things that interest you to make your degree unique.

This holistic approach makes our graduates highly sought after by employers, as the degree ensures you develop strong capabilities in a range of areas such as problem solving, research skills, creative thinking and communication – skills essential for a successful, professional, civic and social life in the 21st century.

Macquarie University
Undergraduate
Arts & Humanities

Bachelor of Arts

Be prepared for a future career as an innovator, communicator and creator. With our innovative majors you can tailor your degree to both your professional pursuits and your personal interests, creating a unique skill set that could help you secure your dream job.

You will gain the understanding, insight and skill to find and communicate creative solutions to important world issues. You will develop advanced writing and presentation skills as well as research and project management skills. You will also learn about societies and cultures, past and present.

You will have the option to develop specialist expertise in contemporary fields such as journalism and public relations, or more traditional fields such as sociology, history and literary studies to name some.

Griffith University
Undergraduate
Business

Bachelor of Arts (Digital Design)

The Digital Design major allows you to experience the exciting, creative fields within digital design and interactive media.
This major provides you with a comprehensive theory and practice-based education in digital design, focusing on key principles and techniques in website design, user interaction / experience design (UI/UX) and app design. You will use digital technologies to develop forward-thinking and innovative design solutions to real-world problems.
The major has a strong industry and design research focus, and you will work on real-world projects, facilitated by experienced staff and industry specialists. There is emphasis on concept generation, creative problem-solving, aesthetics and advanced technical skills in digital technologies using the latest digital production software.
Students may choose to study the following combinations of two single majors to obtain the double major award:

Digital Design and Fine Art
Digital Design and Internet Communications
Digital Design and Professional Writing & Publishing
Digital Design and Visual Culture

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Arts & Humanities

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Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)

If you aspire to become a professional artist and want to contribute to the artistic, aesthetic and social needs of our society, the Fine Art major may suit you. The Fine Art major draws upon the diverse and complex traditions of Fine Art and calls for a high degree of self-discipline, a capacity for self-criticism and dedication to the demanding profession of being an artist. This degree aims to produce highly accomplished and knowledgeable graduates able to contribute to the artistic, aesthetic and social needs of contemporary society.

Students may choose to study the following combinations of two single majors to obtain the double major award:

Fine Art and Visual Culture
Digital Design and Fine Art
Fine Art and Internet Communication
Fine Art and Professional Writing & Publishing

Please refer to the respective degree pages for more details.

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Arts & Humanities

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Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and (Visual Culture)

This degree offers a choice of two single majors: BA (Fine Art) or BA (Visual Culture). Students may choose to study both single majors to obtain the BA (Fine Art) and (Visual Culture).

If you would like to explore the full breadth of art practice including theory and history, combining the two majors into a BA (Fine Art) and (Visual Culture) is highly recommended. The combination of these degrees will offer you broad experience in visual arts , theory and practice. You will have access to an online learning resource area which includes an art image database, examples of artwork presentations for assessment and technical advice. These degrees are delivered fully online.

If you aspire to become a professional artist and want to contribute to the artistic, aesthetic and social needs of our society, the Fine Art major may suit you. The Fine Art major draws upon the diverse and complex traditions of Fine Art and calls for a high degree of self-discipline, a capacity for self-criticism and dedication to the demanding profession of being an artist. This degree aims to produce highly accomplished and knowledgeable graduates able to contribute to the artistic, aesthetic and social needs of contemporary society.

In the Visual Culture major students explore the history and theories of art and learn to critically evaluate how art informs our world. Students are also trained in practices of seeing and representation through technical and intuitive skills based in drawing.

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Arts & Humanities

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Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies)

The Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies) degree qualifies individuals who apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge in relation to Indigenous Studies in a range of local, international and global contexts to undertake professional ethical work and as a pathway for further learning.

University of South Australia
Undergraduate
Arts & Humanities

Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications)

The Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) provides you with an opportunity to learn in detail about the human dimensions of the Internet: how people network, collaborate, and share information through Internet communications, media and design. You will develop advanced skills in creating, maintaining and managing online communications for personal and commercial interactions, as well as gaining knowledge of the social and cultural contexts within which those interactions occur.

The approach is interdisciplinary: you develop skills in website design, public communication, social network management, collaboration and web media production. At the same time you will understand the political, economic and social changes associated with the Internet.

By combining this course with recommended electives in media, design, business, information technology, marketing, and other disciplines, you will create the right degree program for you to become an astute, engaged professional communicator via the Internet.

Students may choose to study the following combinations of two single majors to obtain the double major award:

Internet Communications and Visual Culture
Internet Communications and Professional Writing & Publishing
Digital Design and Internet Communications
Fine Art and Internet Communications

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Marketing & Advertising

Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)

The Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management) leads to a professionally recognised qualification in librarianship and records management and archives. The degree covers the ability to locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information, gives an understanding of theoretical foundations of information creation and management, especially in a technological environment, and the processes and materials of professional work, in order to meet the needs of client and industry groups. The two majors must be taken together as a double major.

Students are required to take four elective subjects. We recommend these subjects are from the same discipline area which should be outside Information Studies. Students may choose to study one of the recommended elective subject groups listed or an alternative four subjects may be selected. Students who already have a Bachelor’s degree from any year in any field should instead study one of the shorter Postgraduate degrees (Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives, Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies or Master of Information Management). Please see the information at http://www.open.edu.au/courses/arts/pgrd .

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Arts & Humanities

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Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing)

The Curtin University Professional Writing and Publishing degree prepares students for writing careers in the private, public and creative sectors through the study and practice of a range of different writing forms, including feature articles, speeches, reports, discussion papers, travel writing, history, humour, writing for the internet, promotional writing, creative non-fiction and media releases.

Students may choose to study the following combinations of two single majors to obtain the double major award:

Professional Writing and Publishing and Visual Culture
Digital Design and Professional Writing and Publishing
Fine Art and Professional Writing & Publishing
Internet Communication and Professional Writing and Publishing

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Marketing & Advertising

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Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture)

In the Visual Culture major students explore the history and theories of art and learn to critically evaluate how art informs our world. Students are also trained in practices of seeing and representation through technical and intuitive skills based in drawing.

Students may choose to study the following combinations of two single majors to obtain the double major award:

Fine Art and Visual Culture
Digital Design and Visual Culture
Internet Communication and Visual Culture
Professional Writing & Publishing and Visual Culture

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Arts & Humanities

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Bachelor of Behavioural Studies

The Bachelor of Behavioural Studies from Swinburne University of Technology is structured to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills across a variety of study areas. This breadth of knowledge is complemented by focusing the content so that students who complete the degree are better equipped to understand and explain human behaviour. Compared to the APAC accredited Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), the Bachelor of Behavioural Studies places less emphasis on advanced statistical studies, laboratory assessments and report writing.

Degree degrees which include psychological studies are valued in the Australian workplace and as a result, many industries are seeking employees with qualifications in psychology.

The Psychological Studies major in this degree offers a broad introduction to basic psychological elements and concepts. Students can include a co-major in Sociology or minor specialisations in the areas of Statistics, Sociology, Human Resource Management, Public Relations, Indigenous Studies, Marketing and Criminology.

This degree is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Swinburne University of Technology
Undergraduate
Education & Training

Bachelor of Business

Receive a cutting-edge, award-winning and accredited degree in both traditional and emerging business fields. Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the corporate and commercial world with this qualification for a myriad of career opportunities in a wide range of sectors.

Griffith University
Undergraduate
Business

Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Business equips students with the core knowledge and skills essential to business management and operations in the twenty first century. Choose from a range of business majors including economics, finance, information systems and marketing. These majors may be supplemented by a broad range of other studies. In the final year, students synthesise their learning through three integrated, multidisciplinary final year subjects. This ensures that graduates are entrepreneurial thinkers, armed with theoretical and practical knowledge required to operate effectively in diverse settings such as not-for-profits, government, small businesses and corporate organisations. Career opportunities are extremely broad and range from business administration through to organisational management.

Swinburne University of Technology
Undergraduate
Marketing & Advertising

Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)

This degree provides you the knowledge and adaptable analytical skills required in the finance service sector. The degree adopts a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to business finance and the opportunity for focused, professional training in the financial planning area. You will develop the professional financial planning skills to provide effective financial advice. While the main aim of the degree is to develop core skills to achieve a financial planner license, it will also expose you to the dynamic regulatory and legal environment in Australia. As a graduate of this degree you will be prepared to deliver key financial and accounting services relating to personal financial planning, taxation, estate planning, insurance planning and investment and social security planning.

Teaching and learning approaches for this degree may include: online learning activities, problem-based learning, assignments, projects, and communications with industry professionals. The types of assessment used in the degree may involve formal examinations, assignments, case studies, projects, and online tests.

The degree includes a capstone subject Financial Advisory Practice, this capstone experience enables you to critically reflect on and consolidate your theoretical and practical learning in this degree.

As a financial planning professional you will be able to occupy roles in stockbroking, funds management, insurance, superannuation, and in other private sector or government organisations which have a requirement for high level, technical expertise in the financial planning area.

RMIT University
Undergraduate
Finance

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Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

This degree prepares you to solve business problems in the global marketplace and understand complexity in operations, logistics and supply chain industries. A broad-based curriculum in the degree covers the design and management of supply chain practices such as inventory planning, procurement, production operations, transportation, distribution, warehousing, retail services, global logistics and supply chain technologies.

Teaching and learning approaches for this degree may include: online learning activities, problem-based learning, assignments, projects, and communications with industry professionals. The types of assessment used in the degree may involve formal examinations, assignments, case studies, projects, and online tests.

The degree includes two capstone subjects Supply Chain Management Strategy, and Operations Management.This capstone experience will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on and consolidate your theoretical and practical learning in this degree.

After successfully completing the degree you will be eligible to work as a professional in a number of industrial sectors including: aviation, automobile, computing, manufacturing, mining, retailing, shipping, global, transport, distribution and warehousing. Job functions include procurement, inventory planning, operations management, operations research, and event organisations in both private and public sectors.

RMIT University
Undergraduate
Business

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Bachelor of Business Information Systems

Students enrolled into the Bachelor of Business Information Systems can expect to gain technical and analytical skills as well as the ability to assess, evaluate, and communicate the key aspects of IS/IT as an enabler of modern organisations. The growing demand for IS professionals who can provide IS/IT expertise while showing an aptitude towards the organisational environment and the ability to communicate with the business users, means that graduates of this degree can enjoy career opportunities in the professional fields of business analysis, project management, or other fields where IS/IT-requisite skills and knowledge are highly valued. The degree also provides individuals with the requisite academic knowledge and skills to undertake further learning at higher levels such as Honours, Graduate Certificate, or Masters (by degreework) within the field of IS/IT and/or an area closely related to IS/IT.

Swinburne University of Technology
Undergraduate
Science & Technology

Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law)

Curtin University offers an opportunity for students to study a business law major as part of the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Students will examine the processes by which law is created, changed and applied to business and government. In this major you will gain a foundation in business law and develop significant knowledge of torts, real property, trusts and trade practices. This degree also provides students with the capacity to gain an understanding of contract law, company law, taxation law, industrial law, intellectual property law and trade practices law.

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Business

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Bachelor of Communication

Griffith University offers this degree to provide students with the opportunity to develop key skills and knowledge essential to the media and communication industries. Comprehensive coverage will be given, including media research and analysis skills, knowledge of film and media history including broadcasting policy, regulation, content critique, development techniques applicable in journalism, and new media settings.

Griffith University
Undergraduate
Marketing & Advertising

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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Griffith University’s Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, offered through Open Universities Australia, is a broad-based social science degree examining crime, the criminal justice system and related social issues. All the specialised knowledge and skills necessary for a career in the highly demanding criminal justice system are taught in this degree. This degree focuses on the causes of crime and society's response to crime. It will give you a well-rounded perspective on the various arms of the justice system and the relationships between them. You will graduate with a professional qualification in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Griffith University
Undergraduate
Arts & Humanities

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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

This degree prepares pre-service teachers to teach children aged birth to eight years in early learning centres and in junior primary classes. The teaching profession and quality teacher training programs in particular have become a universal focus for the sustainability of our society. Teaching continues to be a valued and sought after profession in all countries. In accordance with this philosophy, Curtin provides a high quality undergraduate degree for beginning early childhood teaching that is acclaimed both nationally and internationally. Curtin is proud of its highly qualified and experienced Education staff who provide a vibrant and contemporary learning environment.

Graduates of this degree are sought after by employers seeking highly skilled teachers. The program is sequential and developmental in nature and consists of 29 subjects, equivalent to four full-time years of study. This degree includes core studies, professional studies and elective subjects. Subjects cater for the different needs of early childhood education pre-service teachers. Pre-service teachers are able to undertake electives to specialise in an area of interest.

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Education & Training

Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) has been designed for graduates who wish to teach at primary school level. The degree has a strong English and Mathematics focus with a student-centred approach to teaching and learning. The program integrates education theory with classroom practice for all areas. Core subjects in this degree cover the essential topics of digital literacy, planning lessons, classroom management, understanding learning difficulties and special education. School experience begins with observations and discussions of the wide variety of effective teaching strategies and, over the duration of the degree, will continue with workshops and periods of block teaching which culminate in a whole term internship.

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Education & Training

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education)

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) degree is designed for people seeking to attain an Initial Teacher Education qualification in order to register as a teacher in Australia and any other countries that recognise an Australian teaching qualification. Students will develop advanced critical skills, knowledge and understanding concerning best practice in education and in meeting the needs of 21st century learners. Most subjects in this degree will be offered fully online, in order to provide more flexible access. Students will have four opportunities to engage in professional practice in schools, culminating in a final professional placement of 10 continuous weeks.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) will be chosen by those who wish to teach in Secondary schools in Years 7 - 12. Students in this degree will specialise in one Secondary school curriculum area and will be qualified to teach Years 7 to 12 in this major teaching area. The curriculum areas offered in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) are: The Arts -Visual Arts, English and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Please Note: Applicants for admission will be required to elect a major teaching area from those offered via OUA. These are: The Arts – Visual Arts, English and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Curtin University
Undergraduate
Education & Training

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

Nutritionists help translate nutritional science for the lay public and advise the community about good food choices for healthy eating. To do this, nutritionists consider the nutritive value of foods, the nutrients bodies need at different stages of development, and the role nutrients and diet play in health and in disease prevention. They can also do research: for example working on new food products, or examining the relationships between nutrients/dietary patterns and disease (however, they do not help treat disease through nutrition – this is the role of dietitians).

The Bachelor of Food and Nutrition aims to provide graduates with a thorough understanding of food and human nutrition, as preparation for careers in various fields related to the promotion of health at individual and community levels. During the degree, students will study biosciences, principles of nutrition, food science and food skills, nutrition and disease, nutritional needs over the lifespan and for sports performance, and the social and public health aspects of nutrition.

Please note: La Trobe students studying on campus who wish to do individual subjects need to apply for the La Trobe On Campus to Online degree.

La Trobe University
Undergraduate
Health & Medicine

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Bachelor of Information Technology

Want to support and troubleshoot IT systems or design websites, business applications and program networks?

IT specialists select the right hardware and software products for an organisation. They also install, customise and provide ongoing maintenance for these applications.

Combining your knowledge of IT theory and practice with hands-on expertise, you will be able to develop an organisation’s technology infrastructure and support the people who use it.

RMIT University
Undergraduate
Science & Technology

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Bachelor of Psychological Sciences

The Psychology sequence within the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This degree provides a first step to becoming a professional psychologist. After completing a degree with an APAC accredited major in psychology, students may apply to undertake a fourth year in psychology and then further study in specialist areas of professional psychology such as counselling, health, clinical, organisational, and sports psychology.

Psychology graduates are highly sought after in a range of human services positions in: community and mental health, human resource management, policy development, research, welfare, journalism, marketing and advertising. In addition to the major in Psychology, students may complete an optional four unit minor known as ‘Advanced Psychology Minor’ and choose 4 from the 6 units offered: PSY20001, PSY20003, PSY20005, PSY30001, PSY30011 or PSY30012. The Advanced Psychology minor includes units that offer students an additional breadth of study in the psychology of human behaviour.

Swinburne University of Technology
Undergraduate
Health & Medicine

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Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences)

The Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) from RMIT University allows you to explore the molecular level of living systems from which you can devise strategies to solve important practical problems.

Bioscience and biotechnology are shaping the environment and food supply, ensuring that all living things can survive and live more safely. Drawing on core science areas such as genetics, biological chemistry and microbiology this degree is taught by researchers at the leading edge of industry practice.

The degree is designed for those who wish to pursue careers in biological sciences and provide a biology specialisation for intending teachers.

You will develop the necessary ecological knowledge to deal with complex systems using modern biotechnological techniques. The degree covers ecology, ecotoxicology, marine biology and aquaculture, environmental biotechnology diagnostics and molecular agriculture. Through your studies you will develop core knowledge and techniques in plant and animal identification along with molecular biology, genetics, biological chemistry and microbiology.

Please note: Some subjects in this degree require you to attend laboratory sessions in Melbourne.

RMIT University
Undergraduate
Science & Technology

Bachelor of Security Studies

The program focuses on security, risks and policy responses in today’s society. It includes risk analysis, strategic planning, intelligence, emergency response and national resilience. The curriculum has been designed in consultation with major industry stakeholders from the public and private sectors. It combines academic conceptual skills with vocational skills in security analysis. Core subjects focus on security concepts and issues and applying analytical tools to contemporary policy challenges.

The Bachelor of Security Studies is structured around three key themes: the contemporary security environment, the range of options available to governments and businesses to manage and respond to security challenges, and emerging and ongoing challenges to security. The program emphasises both analytical skills and creativity in responding to new and complex challenges.

Being a Macquarie student means you aren’t restricted to picking subjects from just one field. You’re encouraged to extend your educational scope. Students are required to complete a People and Planet subject to meet the requirement of their Macquarie degree. This holistic approach to education encourages you to take subjects out of interest and curiosity. In some cases these areas of study digress from your career path, but doing these subjects make things interesting. We provide a list of People and Planet subjects as a guide, which makes it easy for every student to choose outside of their required study plan. People subjects are specifically designed to focus on the social world and develop socio-cultural literacy. While Planet subjects are more focused on developing scientific literacy and an understanding of the physical world.

Macquarie University
Undergraduate
Management

Graduate Certificate in Business

This degree is tailored to give students a firm grounding in the basics of business theory and practice and is designed as a possible entry point to further postgraduate study or as a challenging stand-alone degree. Upon completion, students are encouraged to continue their studies in either the Graduate Diploma in Business, Master of Business Administration or Master of Business Leadership.

Curtin University
Postgraduate
Business

Graduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Postgraduate studies in criminology and criminal justice provide a pathway to professional advancement for those working in these fields. The degrees are designed to provide an overview of criminological theory and research, the workings of the criminal justice system and allied organisations, insight into key policy debates and an understanding of research methods.

The degrees introduce social and psychological explanations of crime, as well as contemporary debates in criminological theory. Beyond the core elements of the degree in policing, community development, crime prevention, law and behaviour and social science research methods you will have the opportunity to study electives from criminal justice, research practice, policing, corrections and crime prevention.

Griffith University
Postgraduate
Arts & Humanities

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Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The Graduate Certificate (TESOL) focuses specifically on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language practices in Australia and the South East Asian region.

This degree assists experienced, practising teachers in their career development by providing them with an additional specialist teaching area. For teachers who wish to add TESOL to their professional repertoire, this Certificate will provide them with a qualification which will allow them to work within the field in their current employment and assist with applications for positions at specialist language centres in Australia and overseas.

Curtin University
Postgraduate
Education & Training

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Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

The Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching education degree through Curtin University offers a comprehensive range of subjects to guarantee you are ready for real-world classrooms when you graduate. Subject subjects covered include developing professional curriculum practices, leadership and innovation skills, effective communication between students, peers and the community and working in online learning environments.

The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching is designed for tertiary educators seeking to improve their teaching skills and gain recognised teaching qualifications.The content of the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching is designed to be applicable to all teaching disciplines at the tertiary level, and is suitable for those teaching in face-to-face, flexible and online learning environments.

Curtin University
Postgraduate
Education & Training

Graduate Diploma of Science (Astronomy)

These postgraduate degrees in Science (Astronomy) covers the fundamental concepts and ‘big questions’ of modern astronomy. It equips students with an overall understanding of modern astronomy, rather than training as a professional astronomer.

The introductory-level subjects require no background mathematical knowledge and instead focus on a conceptual approach to astronomy. However, some of the more advanced-level subjects have prerequisites and assume knowledge of introductory tertiary level mathematics and physics.

Swinburne University of Technology
Postgraduate
Science & Technology

Master of Applied Project Management

Project management knowledge is essential to the successful planning, development and delivery of projects. These project types can vary. They can range from organising an outdoor event to the design and construction of a submarine. Project management provides the knowledge required to plan and organise projects so that they are delivered within time, cost and quality constraints.

The course caters to the needs of people transitioning from an applied background into a project management role, those already managing projects or those looking to build careers as project managers. Throughout the course you will be provided with several opportunities to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills required for successful project management.

The courses use the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as a framework. This framework provides a generic approach to project management that can be applied across different industries, businesses and government institutions.

You have a range of options in respect to your study. You can undertake the course at Graduate Certificate (4 units), Graduate Diploma (8 units) or Masters level (12 units).

University of South Australia
Postgraduate
Business

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Master of Arts (Writing)

The rapid pace of change in the ways in which information is accessed, utilised and converted into knowledge means that there is a growing need for graduates with both traditional and electronic professional and creative writing skills. The Masters of Arts (Writing) degree draws together print and performance-based texts, while exploring the local and global opportunities of electronic media. These areas include: creative writing, electronic writing; information management; eCommunications and writing for learning technologies. These programs will give students access to the best materials in print and online as well as to experts in their field. Students will be supported by online mentors and tutors.

Students can exit the degree after 4 subjects and receive the Graduate Certificate, after 8 subjects to receive the Graduate Diploma or after 12 subjects for the Master.

Swinburne University of Technology
Postgraduate
Marketing & Advertising

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

A Practical MBA infused with Business Design Thinking: Empowering aspiring managers to lead change with innovation.

"CEO Magazine 2017 Global MBA Rankings rated RMIT Online MBA 14th in the world."

The Master of Business Administration provides recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire contemporary business knowledge and skills to take up leadership roles with private, public and non-for-profit organisations. This degree will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage the operational needs of organisations by interpreting and negotiating processes for the financing, production and marketing of goods and/or services, and contributing to strategic management. You will be provided with various opportunities to employ business design thinking to provide innovative solutions to contemporary business problems.

This degree provides learning experiences to apply management theories and concepts across core business operations. You will be involved in a variety of face-to-face and online learning activities, which include lectures, simulations and other experiential activities, including seminars, individual and team presentations, preparing business reports and preparing and presenting business consulting projects. The degree also provides podcasts, video and discussion forums that are accessed online.

This degree emphasises practicalities and skills to address real work issues in contemporary business settings. The degree is a pathway to success in business for recent graduates with only a few years of working experience. MBA graduates can expect careers within a wide cross section of industries and organisations, mostly in private enterprises but including management consulting, the public sector and not for profits.

The capstone subject Business Consulting will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on this degree’s curriculum. The subject will promote the integration and synthesis of a range of knowledge and skills gained in the degree and the application of these in discipline related real-world scenarios leading to work readiness.

RMIT University
Postgraduate
Management

Master of Business Information Systems

Please note: this program was previously known as the Master of Information Technology Project Management.

The Master of Business Information Systems has been designed to provide a thorough understanding of the use and management of information systems in organisations. Students gain an overview of the technologies and look at management areas such as IS risk management, enterprise architecture, IS strategy and governance. Students undertake initial study of business analysis and IT project management and select one of these areas or Enterprise Information Management for in depth study. Students also undertake a research project and have the opportunity to broaden or deepen their study via the electives in the degree, enabling them to build an individual area of knowledge.

Swinburne University of Technology
Postgraduate
Science & Technology

Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Postgraduate studies in criminology and criminal justice provide a pathway to professional advancement for those working in these fields. The degrees are designed to provide an overview of criminological theory and research, the workings of the criminal justice system and allied organisations, insight into key policy debates and an understanding of research methods.

The degrees introduce social and psychological explanations of crime, as well as contemporary debates in criminological theory. Beyond the core elements of the degree in policing, community development, crime prevention, law and behaviour and social science research methods you will have the opportunity to study electives from criminal justice, research practice, policing, corrections and crime prevention.

Griffith University
Postgraduate
Arts & Humanities

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Master of Finance

The Master of Finance will provide you with practical and theoretical foundations in finance. This program integrates work and learning, and aims to develop specific knowledge and skills in finance, and more generic capabilities in research, analysis and problem-solving, to meet the current and future expectations of finance and related industries.

The program prepares students for financial problems they will encounter in business, equipping them with the skills to identify and explore complex elements and develop innovative solutions. Over the duration of the course you will experience a variety of learning experiences which are designed to assist in developing skills as a finance professional and an independent and lifelong learner. Teaching and learning approaches for this course include: lectures and tutorials, problem-based learning, assignments, projects, the use of assessment and feedback tools. The types of assessment used in the course may take the form of formal examinations, assignments, case studies, projects, and online tests.

In the first year of the program, the aim of the courses is to provide students with the fundamental theoretical aspects of finance. This allows students to develop a solid foundation for later studies in finance and will enable them to provide discipline-based solutions within a business, professional or public context. In the second year of the program, students will develop a sound knowledge base and acquire a thorough understanding across specific areas of finance. Most units involve a research project component where students must demonstrate their ability to interact with industry, complete an activity in a work context and work in a multidisciplinary team.

The range of occupations available for graduates of this course is varied, but includes banking, stockbroking, funds management, insurance and superannuation industries or in other private sector or government organisations which have a requirement for a high level, technical expertise in finance.

The capstone unit Portfolio Management will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on this program’s curriculum. The course will promote the integration and synthesis of a range of knowledge and skills gained in the program and the application of these in discipline related real-world scenarios leading to work readiness or entry to graduate studies.

RMIT University
Postgraduate
Finance

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Master of Forensic Mental Health

This degree is designed in collaboration with the Queensland Health Department's School of Mental Health to provide postgraduate professional training for current or future forensic mental health practitioners (eg. nurses, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists). The degree also provides a postgraduate extension to undergraduate programs in Nursing, Applied Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice and also Applied Psychology. This degree is aimed at producing graduates who are qualified and professionally recognised forensic mental health specialists and who are able to practise the profession at an advanced level.

Griffith University
Postgraduate
Health & Medicine

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Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health is a multidisciplinary health degree designed for public health practitioners and others wanting to develop skills and knowledge in public health. Students undertake a number of core subjects covering a broad range of public health issues combined with specialist knowledge in one of the following stream: Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Health Policy and Management; Health Promotion; Public Health. There is a choice of undertaking either a dissertation or a smaller research project combined with further degreework.

Students can enter the degree at one of three levels, the Graduate Certificate in Public Health; the Graduate Diploma in Public Health; or the Master of Public Health. The degree structure is integrated to enable students to move, if accepted into a higher level degree, from the Graduate Certificate level to the Graduate Diploma level and/or to the Master of Public Health.

Curtin University
Postgraduate
Health & Medicine

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Master of Science (Project Management)

Project Management is a distinct professional discipline, having its own body of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques. It involves managing a project from inception to completion and the successful attainment of the project objectives. This degree provides the opportunity to gain the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for performing the role of project manager. It adopts a generic approach to project management and is applicable to any project in industries such as construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology and research and development. Students have the option to select either the Research Stream or the Professional Stream for their final semester.

Curtin University
Postgraduate
Business

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