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Bachelor Of Psychology (honours)

  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Intake : Mar
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 32,600 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.5
  • TOEFL : 79
  • PTE : 58


About this course

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is an integrated four-year program designed to satisfy the first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.

This degree will provide you the knowledge and skills to understand and explain human behaviour and relationships. You’ll learn about abnormal psychology, cognition, developmental psychology, psychological assessment, personality, social psychology and statistics, as well as biology, chemistry and physiology.

In your final year of study, you’ll complete an original research project as well as pre-professional training. The course is designed to prepare you for postgraduate studies in specialist areas of professional psychology such as counselling, clinical, organisational or sports psychology, or to pursue a career in research.

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is professionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Course learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), 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
  • demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge about the theories and research methods in psychology
  • analyse, consolidate, synthesise and evaluate psychology knowledge with a considerable degree of intellectual independence
  • design and conduct a coherent, substantial, independent research project and successfully execute it in a timely and self-directed manner
  • communicate and defend psychological arguments to specialist and non-specialist audiences in oral and written form
  • apply psychological theories, research principles and skills in order to problem-solve in a range of research settings and contexts
  • practice ethical awareness, collegiality and respect in academic and professional contexts
  • plan and manage their own time and project work effectively by prioritising competing demands and deadlines.

Career opportunities

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

Graduates seeking general registration as practicing psychologists in Australia must successfully graduate from an accredited postgraduate program, such as the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) or Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology), or undergo a two-year supervised internship program.

For more detailed information on Australian requirements for registration as a psychologist, visit the Australian Psychological Society website.

Swinburne University of Technology Highlights

University Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1908
Student Ratio (Female to Male) 38:62
Graduate Employability Rate 84.8%
No. of Courses 261
No. of International Students 26%
Cost of Attendance AUD 20,000 – AUD 50,000 (annually)
Applications Accepted Agent/Online
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise
Mode of Program Full time; part time and online

Swinburne University of Technology  Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Department Name Total Fee (UG)
Arts and Humanities AUD 19,698 – AUD 24,623
Aviation AUD 32,874
Business AUD 32,874 – AUD 41,093
Design AUD 19,698 – AUD 28,077
Engineering AUD 39,070 – AUD 49,845
Health Sciences AUD 28,077 – AUD 35,096
Sciences and IT AUD 28,077 – AUD 37,436
Law AUD 43,832
Media and Communication AUD 19,698 – AUD 24,623
Nursing AUD 26,400

Swinburne University of Technology Admission Process

  • Application Form: International students can apply through an agent or apply through the online portal.
  • Common requirements: Attach (translated) certified academic transcripts, work/academic experience (if any), referee reports, along with degree/diploma (for PG admissions).
  • Additional requirements: Official financial statement, copy of passport- photo page, visa details, portfolio (for design courses), etc.
  • Application deadlines: Semester 1: 15 December; Semester 2: 31 May The following table shows English Proficiency Test score requirements for UG and PG admissions:

Swinburne University of Technology English language requirements 

Test UG Courses Requirement PG Courses Requirement
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 6.5
PTE 50 58
TOEFL (IBT) 75 79
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 32,600

Hostel & Meals :

$ 13,780

Total

$ 46,380

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