Bachelor of Psychology

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

Psychology encompasses all aspects of human behaviour, using tested theoretical frameworks to examine, explain and predict what we do as individuals and in groups. The four-year general applied psychology program emphasises the application of knowledge to problems arising in professional practice, and graduates are equipped to move directly into the workforce as provisionally registered psychologists. It also provides an understanding of the theoretical framework within which various approaches and techniques have been developed. Experimental design relevant to applied research is an important part of the course. Whilst the principal focus is on psychology, the course also provides a broad appreciation of human behaviour and experience by including studies in health sciences. High achieving students may be selected to participate in the Honours stream in the fourth year of the course. Due to accreditation requirements, students not attaining a credit average in their second and third year core psychology units will be required to exit the course with the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) award.

Structure

The course contains Core units plus options/electives and streams.

Subjects

  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

Desirable: Mathematics 2C/2D. Entry into Psychology Fourth Year Stream: Completion of a three-year Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited psychology course in an Australian university with a minimum of a credit average in second and third year. Entry into Psychology Honours Stream: The minimum requirement is completion of a three-year Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited psychology course in an Australian university with a minimum of a distinction average in second and third year. STAT elements considered are WE and either V or Q.

Recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). To be registered as a Psychologist, graduates are required to undertake a further two years of accredited psychology study or Psychology board approved internship.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus International: $144,400 Yes
  • Part-time internal - 8 years
  • Full-time internal - 4 years

Further information

If you need more course information, you may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please click here for further details: http://students.curtin.edu.au/contact_offices.cfm For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: futurestudents@curtin.edu.au Tel: +61-8-9266 1000 For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: international@curtin.edu.au Tel: +61-8-9266 7331

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