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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Graduate Entry)

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  1BG014
External Studies
  1BG014
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
096874M
CDU Course Code

WPSYG1

Award
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Society and Welfare Studies

Are you dreaming of a career in health services as a psychologist? This Graduate Entry program will move you in the right direction.

This is a foundation course introducing you to the concepts, practices and science of psychology. You will develop your skills and knowledge in human behaviour which includes the fundamental premise of psychology as an empirically based science, social-cultural perspectives, and research methods.

You can use this course as a pathway in the Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours program, which prepares you for specialist training and registration.

Professional recognition

The degree will be submitted for accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent together with successful completion of APAC accredited first year psychology units. Students who have completed an APAC accredited undergraduate degree are not eligible for entry.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

Career opportunities

This course prepares you by giving you skills and knowledge in a range of psychology areas (e.g. abnormal psychology, personality, developmental). These skills could lead to career opportunities in:

  • human resources
  • preventative health
  • education and training
  • community services
  • advertising and marketing
  • sport and rehabilitation.

  • Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

Students will be provided with knowledge from core areas of psychology such as human development, social-cultural perspectives, and research methods, whilst having the opportunity to explore areas of interest from a selection of units specifically designed for this course.

Students commencing in Semester 2 should note that the course will take a minimum of 18 months to complete.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(6 units)
60cp Compulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below.

PSY247 Research Design and Analysis
PSY347 Advanced Research Design and Analysis
PSY355 Applied Psychology
PSY305 Theories of Personality
PSY340 Introduction to Behavioural Therapies
PSY353 Abnormal Psychology
 

Specialist Electives
(2 units)
20cp Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

PSY202 Developmental Psychology
PSY208 Biological Bases of Behaviour
PSY209 Social Cultural Psychology
PSY245 Cognition and Language
 

  80cp Total Credit Points

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PSY247 Research Design and Analysis CO PSY347 Advanced Research Design and Analysis CO
PSY355 Applied Psychology CO PSY353 Abnormal Psychology CO
PSY305 Theories of Personality CO PSY340 Introduction to Behavioural Therapies CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE

 

SPECIALIST ELECTIVE AVAILABILITY
Semester 1 Semester 2
PSY208 Biological Bases of Behaviour PSY245 Cognition and Language
PSY209 Social Cultural Psychology PSY202 Developmental Psychology

Students commencing in Semester 2

Students commencing in Semester 2 should note that the course will take 18 months to complete.

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    PSY353 Abnormal Psychology CO
    Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
PSY247 Research Design and Analysis CO PSY347 Advanced Research Design and Analysis CO
PSY305 Theories of Personality CO PSY340 Introduction to Behavioural Therapies CO
Year 3
PSY355 Applied Psychology CO    
Specialist Elective SE    

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