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Student for a Semester: Subject Options

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

Listed by study area, below are the subjects that were available to students applying for the Student for a Semester Program in May. 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. 

Once applications have opened, you can apply using the Online Application Form. Learn more about the application processApplications for the May 2021 semester closed on Friday, 23 April. Applications for the September 2021 semester open on Wednesday, 14 July and close Friday, 20 August.

Subject DescriptionThe transformation of business, government and culture to digital processes and virtual spaces creates new business and governance opportunities and introduces a range of new risks.  This subject introduces a range of trust, privacy, ethics and governance challenges arising from digital practices, including legal and ethical considerations relevant to the spread of technology and its concomitant effects on the collection, storage and use of information. 
Seminar 1 Time 

Tuesday 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Seminar 2 Time

Thursday 9:00am - 11:00am

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

 

The Trust, Privacy, Law and Ethics subject was great, it has helped me in my professional career more than I realised at the time. The real life examples that were taught has allowed me to broaden my understanding of the business world and how businesses and organisations are adapting to the new age of technology. It is a great well rounded subject that allowed me to explore my creative side while learning how important trust and privacy are to modern businesses. 

Sarah Townsend Bachelor of Business student

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 covers the history of world architecture and urbanism from the early days of humans as builders till most recent architectural phenomena today. 
Seminar Time 

Wednesday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture

 

Subject DescriptionThis subject will observe a landscape and its associated environments to develop understandings of place from which design proposals can be established. Understandings of terrain, climate, space, place, environment and cultural landscapes will be explored through field work studies, drawing and model making.
Studio 1 Time 

Tuesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Studio 2 Time

Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm

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 Thursday 9:00am - 11:00am
Tutorial TimeThursday 12:00pm - 1:00pm OR Thursday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 Monday 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Computer Lab 2 TimeThursday 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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 Monday 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Seminar 2  TimeWednesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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 Tuesday 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm OR Thursday 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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 Monday 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Computer Lab TimeTuesday 3:00pm - 5:00pm OR Wednesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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

 

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 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 Monday 2:00pm - 5:00pm OR Wednesday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Related Degrees

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

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

 

Subject DescriptionThis subject introduces you to advertising as a professional practice. You will gain an understanding of the different roles in advertising agencies and the skills required for working in these positions.
Lecture Time Tuesday 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Communication

 

Subject DescriptionStudents are introduced to a comprehensive conceptual framework demonstrating how public relations practitioners work in all industries across corporate, government and not-for profit organisations. Students will apply this knowledge to creating and pitching an authentic public relations campaign.
Lecture Time Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm 
Tutorial TimeWednesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Journalism

 

Subject DescriptionThis subject introduces students to the art and craft of modern professional screenwriting. Students will explore the fundamentals of constructing screenplays for various forms of film and screen narratives. 

Students who are studying subjects such as Film and Television, Visual Arts and English at school will benefit from this subject.

Lecture Time Monday 9:00am - 11:00am
Computer Lab TimeMonday 11am - 1:00pm OR Tuesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Creative Arts
  • Bachelor of Film and Television

 

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 Wednesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Workshop TimeThursday 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 Description

Students will begin by learning about the structure and function of cells followed by the difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Students will later explore and learn about the role of cellular organelles and membrane function in cellular function.

Please note: this subject requires students to participate in at least 6 hours of class time each week.

Lecture Time Monday 9:00am - 11:00am
Tutorial TimeTuesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Science Lab TimeThursday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Group Learning Friday 11:00am - 12:00pm (this session is not 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
  • Bond's Medical Program

 

Subject Description

Chemistry for Living Systems provides students with a solid foundation in chemistry required for further study in biomedical, exercise, sport and health science. The curriculum covers atomic structure, chemical bonding, solutions & equilibria, chemical compounds, stoichiometry, types of reactions such as Redox and Acid/Base and thermodynamics.

Please note: this subject requires students to participate in 5 hours of class time each week.

Lecture Time Monday 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 8:00am - 9:00am
Group LearningFriday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science

 

Subject Description

This foundation subject provides students with an introduction to the disciplines of human anatomy and physiology. It emphasises the organisation of the human body, from cells to tissues to organs, and the relationship between structure and function.

Please note: this subject requires students to participate in at least 6 hours of class time each week and the content of the course may be confronting for some students.

Lecture Time Tuesday 9:00am - 11:00am
Tutorial TimeWednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Science Lab TimeThursday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Group LearningThursday 1:00pm - 2:00pm  (this session is not 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
  • Bond's Medical Program

 

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 DescriptionGeopolitics, traditionally the study of power relations across geographic space, has transformed to embrace the cyber domain, astropolitics, and the geopolitics of sustainability. Critical issue areas such as the geopolitical impacts of climate change and resource competition are studied alongside enduring classical themes, notably seapower and the return of great power rivalry.
Lecture Time Monday 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 Tuesday 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tutorial TimeThursday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 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 Thursday 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tutorial TimeTuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm OR Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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.
Lecture Time Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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 enterprises in Australia today. Students will develop a foundational understanding of the Australian legal system and the laws associated with starting, financing, managing, and closing an enterprise.
Seminar Time Tuesday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
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., 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.
Lecture Time Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tutorial TimeThursday 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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.