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Student for a Semester: Subject Options

Student for a Semester subject options and class times for January 2022 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 January 2022 semester are now open and close on Friday, 10 December.

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

Please note, class times may change from those listed below, and we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your requested timeslot as priority is given to full-time university students and is subject to availability.

Core Skills

The following subjects suit students who are interested in any study area or program as they provide broad and transferable skills. 

Subject DescriptionIn 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. 
Seminar 1 Time 

Monday 1-3pm

Seminar 2 Time

Tuesday 3-5pm OR Wednesday 4-6pm OR Thursday 3-5pm

Subject DescriptionThis 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.  
Seminar 1 Time 

Tuesday 3-5pm

Seminar 2 Time

Thursday 3-5pm

Subject DescriptionThe 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.  
Seminar 1 Time 

Thursday 3-5pm

Seminar 2 Time

Monday 3-5pm OR Wednesday 4-6pm

Transformation CoLab

The following subjects suit any 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 aims to foster the thinking skills required to plan for and address the many global uncertainties in the world today. From delivering on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, to achieving transnational justice and human rights, the concept of global citizenship is key to opening humanity’s potential for achieving global solutions. Students develop reflective thinking skills to understand how their own actions contribute to situations of global significance and to reflect on the importance of being attentive to cultural difference. Global Citizenship is a topic that is relevant across all disciplines, and it is therefore suitable for students looking at a wide range of program's.
Seminar 1 Time 

Tuesday 11am - 1pm

Seminar 2 Time

Thursday 9am - 11am

Related Degrees

Students who complete this subject may be interested in a variety of undergraduate program's, including:

  • 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 covers the history of world architecture and urbanism from the early days of humans as builders until most recent architectural phenomena today. Because the second semester subject, entitled Architecture and Urbanism of the Asia Pacific, focuses on that part of the world, this first semester subject is mainly concerned with architecture in the other regions.
Studio Time Wednesday 9am - 12pm
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

 

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 Tuesday 3-5pm
Computer Lab 2 TimeThursday 5-7pm
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 Monday 1-3pm
Computer Lab TimeWednesday 2-4pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce
Subject DescriptionThis subject provides students with the chance to bring their quantitative maths skills up to a standard that is required for future business subjects at Bond University. It also provides new material that is essential to the understanding of business-related problems.
Seminar 1 Time Tuesday 5-7pm
Seminar 2 TimeThursday 3-5pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of 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 9-11am
Seminar 2  TimeWednesday 8-10am
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of 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 Monday 3-5pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 2-4pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of 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 1-3pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 4-6pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of 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 1 Time Monday 3-6pm
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 Wednesday 10am -12pm
Computer Lab TimeWednesday 2-4pm OR 4-6pm 
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, Biomedical and Sports and Exercise Sciences

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

Subject DescriptionStudents 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.
Lecture Time Tuesday 9-11am
Tutorial TimeTuesday 4-5pm 
Science LabWednesday 2-5pm
Group LearningThursday 3-4pm
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 DescriptionChemistry 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. It also has a substantial organic chemistry component as well as basic mathematics skills.
Lecture Time Tuesday 11am - 1pm
Tutorial TimeTuesday 3-4pm 
Science LabWednesday 2-5pm
Group LearningThursday 12-2pm
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 Tuesday 9-11am
Workshop TimeTuesday 3-4pm OR 4-5pm
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 Tuesday 3-5pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 2-4pm
Sports Lab TimeThursday 4-6pm
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 Monday 2-5pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 4-5pm
Science LabTuesday 1-3pm
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 Monday 9-11am
Tutorial TimeTuesday 4-5pm OR Wednesday 4-5pm
Science LabFriday 9am - 12pm (Weeks 1, 3, 5 & 7 only)
Anatomy LabFriday 2-5pm (Weeks 9 & 11 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

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 Tuesday 3-5pm
Tutorial TimeThursday 3-4pm
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 Wednesday 4-6pm
Tutorial TimeThursday 3-4pm OR 4-5pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of International Relations
Subject DescriptionThis subject serves as an introduction to philosophy. It will consider a range of philosophical issues such as the mind-body problem, the existence of God, the nature of truth and reality, free-will and determinism. Students will also be introduced to the works of some of the major philosophers.
Lecture Time Tuesday 3-5pm
Tutorial TimeThursday 4-5pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Policy, Philosophy and Economics

 

Subject DescriptionLanguages provides you with an insight into a fascinating world of human languages. The innovative subject prepares you for the challenges of language learning and gives you the opportunity to ‘taste’ languages which you can study at Bond University. 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 Wednesday 10am - 12pm
Tutorial TimeThursday 10-11am
Related Degrees

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

  • 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 Wednesday 4-6pm
Tutorial TimeTuesday 4-5pm OR 5-6pm
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 Thursday 5-6pm
Tutorial TimeThursday 4-5pm
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 and reviews theory and research across a number of domains within the discipline. It describes how research in these domains contributes to our understanding of human behaviour, and aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on these issues.
Lecture Time Wednesday 4-6pm
Tutorial TimeThursday 4-5pm
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.