- Compulsory subject credit points
- 190 Essential subjects to complete
- Elective subject credit points
- 50 To tailor your degree
- Total credit points
- 240 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 2 years (6 semesters)
This program can be completed in 2 years (6 semesters)
Students must complete three (3) subjects plus CORE11-004 Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement.
In this subject students will be introduced to critical thinking and clear expression. They will evaluate arguments, identify assumptions, judge patterns of inference, and recognise and apply various methods of reasoning. Students will learn how to clarify and visually represent their thinking to make better decisions, evaluate and use evidence, and communicate more effectively in their writing and speaking. Using these skills, students will structure and write an academic essay and deliver an oral presentation.Read more
This subject is designed to help Bond students develop the intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to function effectively as individual contributors, team players and leaders in diverse social contexts. These collaborative skills are essential to all students’ personal and professional lives in any current or future profession. Students will gain a greater understanding of their personality, values, emotions, perceptions and related attributes, and develop an appreciation of the diversity of these characteristics in others. This perspective is required to work effectively in diverse multi-disciplinary groups and to develop the followership and leadership behaviours that are highly valued in contemporary organisations. Finally, students will develop a structured, self-directed approach to their ongoing learning as a capable individual, effective collaborator, and global citizen.Read more
The subject fosters a lifelong commitment to responsible discourse and action in all spheres of human interaction. Using applied case-based approach, students will gain the critical tools to effectively respond to the moral challenges in their personal, civic, professional and global contexts. After developing a critical vocabulary and problem-solving toolkit for addressing issues of responsibility and right action, students explore a broad range of real-world, contemporary problems. Through the consideration of these problems, students are encouraged to reflect on, develop and articulate a response to the problem, outline how they can act upon their judgement, and justify their decision making. The subject explores issues of responsible decision making in many cultural, professional and political contexts specifically in the areas of civil society, science, business, media, technology, culture and the law. Topics remain flexible to reflect the dynamic nature of questions of responsibility and right action in the 21st century.Read more
To keep up with the ever-changing work landscape, we aim to help our students future-proof their careers by developing broader employability skills that are actively sought out by employers. Unique to our University, Beyond Bond is a compulsory professional development program with a practical, activity-based approach that is integrated into all undergraduate degrees.
Students must complete the following one hundred and fifty credit points (150CP) of subjects.
This 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.Read more
This 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., Learning and Social Psychology) 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.Read more
Psychologists use statistics to quantify the phenomena they study. This subject introduces you to the statistics used by psychologists and other social scientists as an essential basis for understanding and predicting human behaviour. This subject also provides an introduction to the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).Read more
This subject builds upon the concepts of central tendency and variance covered in the introductory statistics subject. This subject explores how these concepts can be used to help us make statistical decisions using; i) One-way ANOVA, ii) Post-hoc tests iii) Factorial ANOVA and iv) correlational techniques. The principal goals of the subject this semester are to understand the nature of statistical inference (lectures), and to achieve competence in calculating statistics both by hand and using SPSS (labs). Exercises are placed in the context of research problems in Psychology. This subject provides students with intermediate level skills and knowledge in the research methods and data analytic techniques employed by psychologists.Read more
This subject introduces biological psychology, the branch of psychology that seeks to understand human and animal behaviour in terms of brain activity and related nervous system structures. Major research findings in biological psychology have significant implications for medical, psychiatric, and clinical psychological treatments and philosophical issues such as the relationship between mind and brain. This subject deals with the biological bases of human behaviour, including the nervous system, especially the brain and the hormonal system. Influences on these systems, such as injury, illness and drugs, are also considered. This subject also aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in psychological research.Read more
This subject's general objective is to help students understand how cultural factors shape and affect human behaviour. This subject covers broad spectrum cross-cultural issues. Topics include sex and the culture; who am I in this world; aggression and warfare; health, stress and coping across culture. At the end of the subject, students will have a better appreciation of cultural groups and learn how to consider cultural issues to interpret personal experiences and cultural diversity issues in various settings. Lectures and tutorials will feature experiential learning approaches and multimedia.Read more
This subject introduces students to the theories and fundamental findings from experimental research employing principles of associative learning. It provides students with an understanding of human and animal behaviour derived from Pavlovian conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning. The subject allows students to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in learning research.Read more
This subject deals with human development from birth to old age and includes the analysis of developmental changes in perception, thinking, learning, memory, personality, social and emotional adjustment. This subject aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in developmental psychology.Read more
This subject deals with the influence of groups and social settings on beliefs and actions. It provides a treatment of the process of social influence in conformity, attitude change, social stereotypes, social attributions, and conflict and decision-making. This subject develops a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in social psychology.Read more
This subject provides students with an introduction to research and theory in cognitive psychology. The content examines how information is acquired, processed, stored, and retrieved. The subject explores various aspects of cognitive psychology by introducing students to the theoretical perspectives that purport to explain various phenomena and the empirical literature underpinning these theories, to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in cognitive research. The lecture component provides students with an overview of selected contemporary issues in cognitive psychology, whereas the tutorial laboratories give students experience in investigating these empirically.Read more
This subject introduces students to key theories of personality psychology and individual differences. The subject critically examines the empirical evidence, research methods, and assessment practices that underpin each theoretical orientation to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in personality research. The subject also introduces students to research and theory on intercultural diversity and important issues in indigenous psychology.Read more
This subject introduces students to the scientific methods of psychological research. It includes an overview of research design and techniques for analysing data. Students learn how to evaluate the strengths and limitations of various research designs and how to critically scrutinise results published in psychological journals.Read more
This subject develops knowledge of the major psychopathological disorders experienced by children, adolescents and adults. For each condition, the following topics are addressed: aetiology, characteristic symptoms, diagnostic features and synopsis of evidence-based treatment. The subject covers predominant paradigms for understanding psychopathology with particular emphasis on the biopsychosocial approach. Ethical issues regarding the applied practice of psychology are introduced with reference to the APS "Code of Ethics" and the "National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce". This subject introduces the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders psychiatric classification system, and students apply and evaluate this system using a case study approach.Read more
This subject introduces students to research and theory in the study of motivation and emotion. The focus is on internal and generic mechanisms underlying behaviour patterns, including drives and instincts, consciousness and purposeful behaviour, self-control and self-regulation, the structure and function of emotions, relationships between emotion and cognition, and emotion regulation. The subject also aims to develop critical thinking skills for empirical research and theory.Read more
This subject builds on topics covered in the second level statistics subject. It will revise fundamental correlation and regression techniques before introducing you to partial correlation, standard multiple regression, hierarchical multiple regression, mediated regression, and moderated regression. This subject also covers applied aspects of psychometrics concerning reliability and validity.Read more
Students must choose ten credit points (10CP) of the following subjects.
This subject explores human love and relationships from a scientific perspective. It also examines biological and behavioural aspects of sexuality, including sexual anatomy, gender, sexual orientation, erotica and pleasure. Students learn how to build and maintain healthy relationships, improve relationship communication and explore the science of love and attraction.Read more
This subject introduces positive psychology principles and concepts and how they are related to wellbeing. It examines happiness in life (with emphasis on pleasure, engagement, and meaning), the strengths and 'virtues' related to positive life outcomes, and how we can develop and strengthen these qualities. The positive psychology principles include mindfulness, hope, resilience, optimism and efficacy in different life contexts. The subject also provides students with skills and knowledge in self-assessments, the use of relevant scales, and self-development practice to build the strengths and qualities related to positive life outcomes.Read more
This subject introduces students to the applied social psychology of the workplace with particular attention to the psychology of individuals at work and their interactions with others. Topics include communication and socialisation in the workplace; the use of psychological tests and interviews in the workplace (in selection, placement and commitment); psychological aspects of work conditions and accidents at work; and personal attributes and their effects on groups and on conflict and stress management in the workplace. This subject aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in organisational psychology.Read more
This subject introduces the process, activities, theories and practice of counselling psychology in a multi-cultural society. The emphasis is on understanding the major therapies of psychotherapy and counselling, and how theory and research guide counselling practice. This subject provides knowledge and skills to initiate and establish client relationships based upon the micro-skills approach.Read more
This subject comprises an overview of issues pertaining to psychoactive drugs, especially drugs of abuse. Topics covered include the different classes of psychoactive drugs and their effects; the basis of drug actions in the brain; theories of drug addiction and alcoholism; substance abuse treatments; therapeutic uses of psychoactive drugs; and drugs and society. This subject also aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in drugs and alcohol research.Read more
This subject focuses on the application of psychological and neuroscientific research to areas outside of the lab. Topics covered may include the use of psychometric tests for workplace assessment; the application of psychological research to the legal system; innovative approaches to using neuroscience methods to improve health and wellbeing; the application of cognitive, motivational and neuroscience techniques to human performance; the rise of “big data” and large scale psychological interventions; and ethical issues involved in the application of psychological theory and research to the real world. Students will develop an understanding of the different and important ways in which psychological research can be applied, the challenges involved in doing so, and the strengths and weaknesses of different disciplines in applied contexts.Read more
Forensic Psychology is the interface between the disciplines of Psychology and Law. This subject introduces students to Forensic Psychology, focusing on criminal applications and settings in which forensic psychologists work. The subject aims to develop critical thinking skills for empirical research and theory in Forensic Psychology. Please be advised that this subject contains material that some students may find distressing. This material includes research and case examples of sexual offending and violent offending.Read more
This subject provides an introduction to neuropsychological research, with focus on several clinical disorders. It provides an overview of neuropsychology's contribution to the understanding of human behaviour, with an emphasis on the scientific approach to neuropsychology.Read more
Take the guess work out of planning your study schedule. Your program's study plan has been carefully curated to provide a clear guide on the sequential subjects to be studied in each semester of your program. Your study plan is designed around connected subject themes to equip you with the fundamental knowledge required as you progress through your course.