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Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Course code W25

This combination of business and psychology gives students the knowledge and skills through a multidisciplinary understanding of human behaviour in a corporate environment.

Students will gain practical experience and transferable employability skills including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving and will also graduate with a qualification in human resource management as well as in psychology.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W25

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $8,950

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W25

CRICOS code

094917K

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,000

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Duration

4 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete: 16 Commerce units, comprising 7 Core units, an 8-unit Human Resource Management Major and one Elective unit; plus 16 Psychology units. Note: Psychology units are required to be completed in strict year sequence.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1111Psychology: History and Perspectives15
SBL1100Foundations of Business15
SBL1300Business Environments & Markets15

Note: PSY1101 must be completed before undertaking any subsequent units in Psychology, however this unit can be taken in conjunction with PSY1111 or PSY1102.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ACC1100Accounting I15
PSY1102Research Methods in Psychology 115
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
SBL1400Introduction to Business Analytics15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2301Learning and Motivation15
PSY2202Research Methods in Psychology 215
ECF1110Economics I15
SBL1600Business Identity and Protocols15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2305Individual Differences15
PSY2231Developmental Psychology15
Unit from Major1 x HR Major unit15
Elective Unit15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3303Research Applications and Ethical Issues15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology15
Unit from Major2 x HR Major Units30
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3350Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception15
PSY3304Cognition15
Unit from Major2 x HR Major Units30
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3217Cultural Issues in Psychology15
PSY3216Group Process and Group Management15
Unit from Major2 x HR Major Units30
Year 4 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3246Systems Consultation15
PSY3306Psychology, Community and Work15
Unit from Major1 x HR Major Unit15

and

Select one unit from:

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL3501 ^Business Practicum15
SBL3500 ^Integrated Business Application15

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging business problems.
  2. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  3. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes, including the ability to be able to evaluate team processes.
  4. Communicate business knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology and transliteracy proficiency.
  5. Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. Reflect on feedback and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. Value professional behaviours and /or citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $8,950 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $33,000 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Students graduate with an evidence based career e-portfolio along with a situated learning experience and learn how to apply the theoretical concepts studied in a practical and real world setting. Over the course of the degree students have the opportunity to undertake international study tours, work integrated learning and internships in their chosen field.

Possible future job titles

Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Consultant, Recruitment Officer, Training & Development Officer, Employment Relations Officer, Organisational Development Consultant, Management Consultant, Recruitment Consultant, Organisational Psychologist, Human Resource Case Manager

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