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Student for a Semester: Subject Options

Student for a Semester subject options and class times for September 2021 semester

Listed by study area, below are the subjects that were available to students applying for the Student for a Semester Program in September. Subject options and class times vary each semester so you should check this page closer to the application opening date for the semester you wish to apply for. Click on the subject name to learn more about the subject. If the class falls within school hours, it is important that you seek approval from your school before applying online. 

Applications for the September 2021 semester are now open and close Friday, 20 August. 

You can apply using the Online Application Form. Learn more about the application process

Transformation CoLab

The following subject suits students who are interested in a degree offered through the Transformation CoLab; namely the Bachelor of Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurial Transformation, Health Transformation, and Legal Transformation. Learn more.

Subject DescriptionThis subject challenges students to understand and use processes and models at the core of design thinking. Students are given problems that challenge even the greatest organisations and minds both in and out of business, often referred to as wicked problems. Students will demonstrate design thinking processes by framing a problem and choosing from a set of transdisciplinary tools and strategies, such as abductive reasoning, spatial modelling, ideation, prototyping and implementation, to deliver innovative solutions.
Seminar 1 Time 

Monday 9am - 10am

Seminar 2 Time

Thurs 1pm - 3pm

Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Digital Transformation
  • Bachelor of Entreprenurial Transformation
  • Bachelor of Health Transformation
  • Bachelor of Legal Transformation

 

Architecture and Built Environment

The following subjects suit students who are interested in careers relating to architecture, real estate, property and
sustainable development, urban design and planning, environmental management, environmental science, construction management and quantity surveying.

Subject DescriptionThis subject explores material and detail in relation to the design process. By interrogating and making a small scaled project such as furniture or cabinetry, students will develop and extend design thinking related to human scale, ergonomics, materiality and craft. Processes will be explored and refined through research and prototyping.
Studio 1 Time 

Tues 1pm - 3pm

Studio 2 Time

Fri 10am - 3pm

Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Project Management

 

Subject DescriptionThis subject provides basic knowledge and skills required to manage a project or to be an effective member of a project team. It covers the nine functions of project management (cost, time, quality, scope, risk, communication, human resource, procurement and integration) as defined by the Australian Institute of Project Management, tracking a project through its various lifecycles from inception through to completion by the use of a case study.
Seminar 

Wed 4pm - 7pm

Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Project Management
Subject DescriptionThis subject introduces students to the principles, theory and practice of sustainable development and its role in our society. It provides an insight into the key underpinning fundamentals of ecology, natural environment and the built environment before illustrating how they can be put into practice in areas such as the environment, cities and urban development, construction, architecture, property and urban planning.
Lecture Time 

Mon 3pm - 5pm

Tutorial Time

Tues 3pm - 4pm

Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Project Management
Subject DescriptionThe Property and Construction industries play an important role in the creation and transformation of our built environments. In this subject, students are introduced to the processes involved in property development and construction projects and the roles and responsibilities of, and relationships between the various professionals and other industry stakeholders.
Lecture Time Wed 9am - 11am
Tutorial TimeWed 11am - 12pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Construction Management and Property Surveying
  • Bachelor of Project Management

 

Business and Commerce

The following subjects suit students who are interested in careers relating to accounting, actuarial science, big data, digital business, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, hotel and tourism management, international business, management, marketing and sport management.

Subject DescriptionThis subject provides a thorough grounding in accounting with an emphasis on financial reporting and no prior knowledge of accounting is required. It covers the basic financial statements used in financial reporting, the accounting cycles, some contentious reporting issues, reporting analysis and the interpretation of financial statements.
Computer Lab 1 Time Mon 5pm - 7pm
Computer Lab 2 TimeWed 2pm - 4pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce

 

Subject DescriptionThis subject will introduce students to the quantitative tools that are necessary for day-to-day business needs. The objectives of this subject are to: (a) provide a basic knowledge of the application of mathematics and statistics to business disciplines; (b) develop an ability to analyse and interpret data to provide meaningful information to assist in making management decisions; and (c) develop an ability to apply modern quantitative tools (Microsoft Excel) to data analysis in a business context.
Lecture Time Mon 1pm - 3pm
Computer Lab TimeWed 10am - 12pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce
Subject DescriptionThis subject is designed to teach students how to manage the relationship between businesses and their customers. It covers the nature of customers, marketing tools and the broader environment within which the marketer operates.
Seminar 1 Time Mon 5pm - 7pm
Seminar 2  TimeWed 2pm - 4pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor Business
  • Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management

 

Subject DescriptionThis introductory subject will equip students with the tools of economics and how these are applied in real-life situations. Participants will gain an understanding of how to address economic problems in their own lives as well as in industry, politics, society, and the wider environment.
Lecture Time Tues 5pm - 7pm
Tutorial TimeWed 4pm - 6pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor Business
  • Bachelor fo Commerce

 

Subject DescriptionThis subject develops mathematical and statistical skills necessary for subsequent quantitative subjects in Actuarial Sciences. The development of the mathematical and statistical foundations includes applications of calculus, probability, discrete and continuous random variables, moment generating functions, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, application of the central limit theorem to large sample inference and data analytics.
Lecture Time Tues 5pm - 7pm
Tutorial TimeWed 4pm - 6pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor Business
  • Bachelor fo Commerce

 

Subject DescriptionThis subject introduces students to the practice of managing the distribution of information between a sport organisation and its stakeholders. It is designed to enhance understanding, evaluation, management and communication of a broad range of information for a variety of purposes and a broad range of audiences. Students will learn to write news stories and press releases, coordinate press conferences and develop an effective social media presence. Students will also gain experience in writing policy and governance documents.
Seminar 1 Time Tues 5pm - 7pm
Seminar 2 TimeThurs 5pm - 7pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor Business
  • Bachelor fo Commerce
  • Bachelor of Sport Management

The Marketing subject was more amazing than I ever had anticipated. The best bit about the subject was the lecturer, Vishal. He was so passionate, caring about the students and knowledgeable. He brought out confidence in me I did not know existed. The subject was so interesting and helped immensely with subjects at school in different aspects.

Jessica Shefford Past Student for a Semester and current Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management student

Communication and Creative Media

The following subjects suit students who are interested in careers relating to advertising, film and television, computer game development, communication and media, journalism, marketing and public relations.

Subject DescriptionThis subject explores the actor/director relationship. It introduces students to the approaches and practices of working with actors to rehearse and achieve powerful screen performances. Furthermore, it demystifies how actors approach their work, the language they use to discuss their work, and the theoretical models developed over the past century, such as Stanislavski, Brecht, and Method, upon which most actors build their performance techniques.
Lecture Time Wed 3pm - 5pm
Practical TimeWed 6pm - 9pm OR Thurs 6pm - 9pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Film and Television
Subject DescriptionStudents are introduced to essential and foundational creative and technical skills necessary for successful careers in creative and communications industries. Students will learn the theoretical and practical fundamentals of visual, textual, and audio design and narrative, across multiple digital and online platforms.  
Computer Lab Time Fri 1pm - 4pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts
  • Bachelor of Journalism

 

Subject DescriptionGraphic Design and Content Creation provides students with an introduction to visual communication principles and graphic design elements such as colour, type, line, shape and form as foundations for understanding the aesthetic, functional and social applications of design. Students will apply these principles practically, using industry standard digital creation tools including, Adobe Creative Suite to produce their own creative digital portfolio
Lecture Time Tues 9am - 11am
Computer Lab TimeFri 1pm - 4pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts

 

Health Sciences and Medicine

The following subjects suit students who are interested in careers relating to exercise and sports science, health sciences, biomedical science and medicine.

Subject DescriptionThis subject introduces students to Australia's priority health issues, as determined by analysis of key indicators such as burden of disease, risk factor prevalence, determinants of health and opportunities for interventions across the health system, now and into the future. This subject takes a multidisciplinary and integrated approach guided by the socio-ecological approach to assessing and responding to health issues.
Lecture Time Thurs 1pm - 3pm
Workshop TimeFri 12pm - 1pm OR Fri 1pm - 2pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences

 

Subject DescriptionThis subject examines the relationship between food, nutrition and human health. It provides an introduction to nutrients, nutrient food sources, nutrient functions and deficiency states and the role of nutrition in human health and development. Students use this knowledge to critically examine major nutrition challenges of our time, including obesity, micro-nutrient malnutrition and the role of nutrition in human performance.
Lecture Time Tues 11am - 1pm
Workshop TimeTues 3pm - 4pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences

 

Subject DescriptionThis subject introduces the student to each of the five major streams of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science program.  The basic principles of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, psychology, biomechanics, motor control and learning, testing prescription and delivery of exercise programs within exercise and sport science settings will be the focus.
Lecture Time Mon 2pm - 4pm
Tutorial TimeFri 1pm - 2pm
Sports Lab TimeFri 3pm - 5pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance
Subject DescriptionThis subject introduces students to the fundamentals of chemistry as they apply to the health and biomedical sciences. The subject includes the essential components of inorganic, physical and organic chemistry with an emphasis on the understanding and application of principles and processes.
Lecture Time Mon 2pm - 5pm
Tutorial TimeFri 1pm - 2pm
Science LabFri 3pm - 5pm (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 only)
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
Subject DescriptionThis subject provides students with an introduction to the disciplines of human anatomy and physiology. The organisation of the human body, from cells to tissues and organs, and the relationships between anatomy and physiology are emphasised.
Lecture Time Tues 9am - 11am
Tutorial TimeTues 12pm - 1pm
Science LabThurs 9am - 12pm (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11 only)
Group LearningWed 11am - 12pm (non-compulsory)
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences

I found Cell Biology to be an excellent foundation subject which provided the basis for my future medical and biomedical studies covering key information in the areas of cellular and molecular biology and physiology. It was extremely engaging and well explained with little prior knowledge required for full enjoyment of the subject.

Dayna Bushell Current Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) student

International Relations and Humanities

The following subjects suit students who are interested in careers relating to applied linguistics, Australian studies, diplomacy, language and culture, international affairs, international relations, foreign correspondence, history, politics, international trade law and philosophy.

Subject DescriptionUnderstanding how the planet works has never been more important as a topic in tertiary education. A practical understanding of that and how it can affect humanity is vital. This subject is an introduction to climate change through Earth and Global Systems, climate mechanisms, ocean and atmospheric interactions and changes in the future world. In this subject, the climate change complexity is explained within the realm of general undergraduate knowledge.
Lecture Time Mon 3pm - 5pm
Tutorial TimeTues 3pm - 4pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program:

  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Laws with a specialisation, major or double major in Climate Law

 

Subject DescriptionThis subject will provide students with a familiarity with the basic concepts and theoretical approaches in International Relations to provide them with a framework to analyse and understand contemporary international affairs. The design of this subject is intended to provide students with a broad focus on the matter of international relations.
Lecture Time Wed 4pm - 6pm
Tutorial TimeThurs 3pm - 4pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program:

  • Bachelor of International Relations
Subject DescriptionWorld Languages provides you with an insight into a fascinating world of human languages. The subject explores how languages are interconnected with communities and their cultures, why we all sound different and how languages we speak condition our world view. You will also learn why learning languages can be difficult and why the advantages of you learning an additional language are monumental.
Lecture Time Wed 2pm - 4pm
Tutorial TimeThurs 3pm - 4pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program:

  • Bachelor of Communications
  • Bachelor of International Relations

 

Law

The following subjects suit students who are interested in careers relating to law, dispute resolution, business law,
criminology, corporate and commercial law and forensics.

Subject DescriptionAustralian Government and Politics is an undergraduate elective subject offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject is a practical examination of the legal and constitutional framework within which Australia is governed and offers an overview of the operation of the Legislatures, Executive Governments and Judiciaries of the Commonwealth, State and local governments.
Seminar Time Mon 2pm - 5pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Business Law
  • Bachelor of Laws
Subject DescriptionThis subject is an introductory level examination of the law regulating business in Australia today for accountants, business managers and other non-legal professionals. The subject seeks to develop students' knowledge of the Australian legal system, their ability to solve simple legal problems involving torts, contracts, consumer protection, competition regulation, intellectual property and employment.
Lecture Time Wed 4pm - 6pm
Tutorial TimeTues 3pm - 4pm OR Tues 4pm - 5pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Business Law
  • Bachelor of Laws

 

Subject DescriptionContemporary Issues in Law and Society is an undergraduate elective subject offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject is not a technical law subject. It explores some of the social and contemporary controversies which surround law. The goal is to create cross-disciplinary debate on how to solve contemporary problems such as: the role of law as a social system; the impact of science in an era of human cloning and designer babies; freedom of expression, media regulation and hate speech.
Lecture Time Tues 5pm - 7pm
Tutorial TimeTues 4pm - 5pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program's:

  • Bachelor of Business Law
  • Bachelor of Laws

 

The subject I chose was Contemporary Issues in Law and Society. The class wasn’t like doing algebra (sorry to those who actually enjoy algebra) in that it was complex while fun and something I really engaged in. Everyone I met in my time as a Student for a Semester was really helpful and supportive. Also, due to the small class sizes that Bond offers I was actually able to talk to my Lecturer/ Tutor to help clarify certain topics or to ask about the assessment. 

Ryan Sutton Past Student for a Semester and current Bachelor of Laws student

Psychology

The following subjects suit students who are interested in careers relating to criminology, counselling, behaviour management and psychology.

Subject DescriptionThis subject introduces students to the science and profession of psychology. The subject overviews theory and research across a number of domains within the discipline (e.g., Biological Psychology and Personality) and describes how research in these domains contributes to our understanding of human behaviour. This subject also aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in psychological research.
Lecture Time Wed 4pm - 6pm
Tutorial TimeFri 3pm - 4pm
Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in the following undergraduate program:

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science

 

How to apply

1. Start your Online Application Form

Once applications have opened you can start your Online Application Form. Simply enter your details in the registration page, go to the Start an Application tab and enter 'Student for a Semester' in the keyword field and hit search. You can save your application and log in and out at anytime.

2. Select your chosen subject and your preferred class time

View the list above to choose your preferred subject before completing this section of the application form.

3. Provide your school Career Advisor's details

 As part of the application you will be asked to provide their details so we can confirm your eligibility for the program.

4. Submit your completed application

Its important that you submit your completed Online Application Form prior to the application closing date.

Learn more about the Student for a Semester Program including details on the eligibility criteria.