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Student for a Semester: Subject Options

Student for a Semester subject options and class times

Listed by study area, below are the subjects that were available to students applying for the Student for a Semester Program in May 2022. 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 May 2022 semester are now closed. Applications for the September 2022 semester will open on 22 July. Learn more about the application process

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Please note, class times and subjects change each semester and may be different from those listed below. 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.

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 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. Using a transdisciplinary, case-based approach, students will analyse significant controversies from a range of disciplines whilst applying a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Seminar 1 Time 

Tuesday 3pm - 5pm

Seminar 2 Time

Thursday 1pm - 3pm

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

 

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 5pm - 7pm
Computer Lab 2 TimeThursday 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 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 Tuesday 3pm - 5pm
Computer Lab TimeThursday 3pm - 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 DescriptionInternational Business is a theoretical and practical introduction to the issues and complexities associated with doing business across borders. Business increasingly operates in an international context, either as a seller or buyer of services or merchandise. Knowledge of how a business operates across borders is an essential element in the management of both small and large enterprises.
Seminar 1 Time Monday 5pm - 7pm
Seminar 2 TimeThursday 5pm - 7pm
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 5pm - 7pm
Seminar 2  TimeThursday 3pm - 5pm
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 Tuesday 5pm - 7pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 4pm - 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

 

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 Tuesday 11am - 1pm
Tutorial TimeFriday 9am - 11am OR Friday 11am - 1pm
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 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 Wednesday 3pm - 5pm
Computer Lab TimeWednesday 6pm - 9pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachleor of Film and Television
  • 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 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 will introduce students to thinking about major health issues across the spectrum of the health system (prevention through to treatment), by analysing the biological, psychological, social and environmental determinants of health, and using this analysis to identify opportunities to improve health.
Lecture Time Tuesday 3pm - 5pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 4pm - 5pm OR Wednesday 5pm - 6pm
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 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 Wednesday 10am - 12pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 5pm - 6pm
Science LabTuesday 9am - 12pm
Group LearningFriday 12pm - 1pm
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 Monday 9am - 11am
Tutorial TimeThursday  4pm - 5pm
Science LabWednesday 2pm - 5pm
Group LearningWednesday 8am - 10am
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 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. It also takes a detailed focus on the physiology of nerve, muscle, bone and connective tissue, along with an introduction to anatomical terminology and the skeleton.
Lecture Time Tuesday 1pm - 3pm
Tutorial TimeThursday 2pm - 3pm
Anatomy LabFriday 2pm - 5pm
Group Learning TimeFriday 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

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 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 Tuesday 9am - 11am
Tutorial TimeTuesday 3pm - 4pm
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 Tuesday 5pm - 7pm
Tutorial TimeMonday 4pm - 5pm OR Monday 5pm - 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 5pm - 7pm
Tutorial TimeThursday 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 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 Thursday 5pm - 8pm
Tutorial TimeMonday 5pm - 7pm OR Thursday 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 Monday 3pm - 5pm
Tutorial TimeThursday 4pm - 5pm
Related Degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
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 2pm - 4pm
Tutorial TimeWednesday 4pm - 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.