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Bachelor of Psychological Science

Course code K67

The course involves a greater concentration of psychology units in the third year of study, focusing particularly on issues of social change, group processes and group management, and cross-cultural psychology.

Students can take a variety of majors or minors and electives to complete their degree. On completion of this degree, students may apply for a fourth year of study from an accredited program.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

K67

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,600

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Duration

3 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

K67

CRICOS code

063344K

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,300

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

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 or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Students will be required to complete a Core unit set. This will be supported by a supplementary program, comprising of a Major, or a Minor plus Elective units. The Major and Minor need to be from an Arts/Humanitarian field. Note: Generally, units in this course should be completed in year sequence (e.g. all first-year units should be completed before proceeding to second-year units).

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1111Psychology: History and Perspectives15
Unit from Supplementary Programx 230

Note: PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology must be completed before undertaking any subsequent psychology units, however this unit can be taken in conjunction with PSY1102 Research Methods in Psychology 1.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1102Research Methods in Psychology 115
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
Unit from Supplementary Programx 230
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2202Research Methods in Psychology 215
PSY2301Learning and Motivation15
Unit from Supplementary Programx 230
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2305Individual Differences15
PSY2231Developmental Psychology15
Unit from Supplementary Programx 230
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3303Research Applications and Ethical Issues15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology15
PSY3246Systems Consultation15
PSY3217Cultural Issues in Psychology15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3350Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception15
PSY3304Cognition15
PSY3216Group Process and Group Management15
PSY3306Psychology, Community and Work15

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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. Apply and evaluate sustainability principles in problem solving relating to the psychology of human behaviour.
  2. Communicate ethically both inter-personally and in group contexts to a range of diverse audiences through a variety of formats including expression in research reports and proposals, online and through portfolio, interviewing, written, oral and listening skills.
  3. Critically evaluate the rigour of theoretical and methodological approaches when deciding on, initiating, planning, designing and conducting research that address psychological research problems in professional contexts.
  4. Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the history and philosophy of psychology as a scientific pursuit of topics and theories for understanding personal, social, cultural including indigenous, organisational, and global human behaviours.
  5. Generate, apply and evaluate basic research methods to address psychological problems, including research design, data analysis and interpretation, including the appropriate use of technologies.
  6. Identify and reflect on prior, current and future learning relevant to psychology to sustain personal and professional development.
  7. Integrate theoretical and technical knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in the core topics of psychology to delineate psychology as a scientific discipline and describe its major objectives.
  8. Recognise how prejudicial attitudes that exist in the reasoning of oneself and others can lead to discrimination and inequity.
  9. Reflect on the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity and other values that are the underpinning of psychology as a discipline.
  10. Reflect upon group dynamics and process to plan, present and evaluate a group activity, based on course theoretical and experiential learning.
  11. Review, analyse and synthesise psychological knowledge by engaging in both critical thinking and sceptical inquiry to solve problems related to human behaviour at a personal, social, cultural, organisational, and global level.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,600 *

* 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 $32,300 *

* 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

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Counsellor, Human Resources Officer, Rehabilitation Officer, Rehabilitation Program Facilitator, Public Servant

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