Swinburne University of Technology Online

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Swinburne University of Technology Online
Institution rating
4.4
Duration
From 3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Online
Next start date
March

Course description

  • Open the door to a wide range of graduate roles & specialisations with a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences
  • The Australian Government covers part of the cost of this psychology degree (if you pay via HECS-HELP loan)
  • Recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

Entry requirements

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites:

Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score.

Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Further information

The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.

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Swinburne University of Technology Online

Bachelor of Psychological Science

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Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered entirely online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

Course details

Entry requirements

Year 12, or relevant academic or work experience

LocationOnline
Next start dateMarch
Duration3 years
Study modeOnline
Education institutionSwinburne University of Technology Online
PriceThe course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you’ll learn

You'll get to study specialised areas such as:

  • Developmental psychology
  • Cognition
  • Social psychology
  • Personality
  • Design and measurement
  • Psychological measurement
  • Abnormal psychology

Course content

COM10003Learning and Communicating Online
PSY10003Psychology 100
PSY10004Psychology 101
PSY10005Introduction to Research Methods
PSY20006Cognition and Human Performance
PSY20016Social Psychology
PSY30003Psychology Project
PSY30008Psychology of Personality
STA20006Analysis of Variance and Regression
STA10003Foundations of Statistics
PSY20007Developmental Psychology
PSY30013History and Philosophy of Psychology
PSY30010Abnormal Psychology

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Swinburne University of Technology Online to find out more information on the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Swinburne University of Technology Online can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.


Enquire with Swinburne University of Technology Online to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Bachelor of Psychological Science have been employed in these roles:

Related rolesJob satisfactionAvg. salaryJobs on SEEK
Research Assistant
$72k405
Support Worker
$62k4,727
Psychologist
$89k1,775
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Student ratings of Swinburne University of Technology Online courses

Swinburne University of Technology Online
4.4
(33 reviews)
*Combined student rating of this institution's courses
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Percentage of students that felt this course had a positive impact on their career
77%
Percentage of students that would recommend this course to a friend, relative or colleague
91%

Current and industry-relevant content
4.5
Course content compared to what was expected
4.3
Balance between theory and practical work
3.7
Quality of teachers and academic support
4.3
Ability to balance study with your other commitments
4.4
Assistance to help you find a job
3.4
Quality of online study portal
4.5
Transparency of course fees
4.4

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Support and delivery

Set your own timetable

Designed for maximum flexibility, this psychology course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

There are 3 teaching periods a year, and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.

On average, for a single unit, you should allow for approximately 8 hours of active learning each week. Active learning includes engaging with learning materials and activities, interaction with other students, readings and assessment tasks.

Possible study loads

  • Full-time: 8 units per year over 3 years
  • Suggested: 6 units per year over 4 years
  • Part-time: 4 units per year over 6 years

There are study breaks between teaching periods and over Christmas / New Year so you can take time out during your course.

Study Now, Pay as You Earn

Commonwealth supported places are available for the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology). If you're eligible:

  • the Australian government contributes to the cost of your course
  • you pay the remainder of your fees (known as a student contribution), and
  • you may be eligible for HECS-HELP assistance to pay your student contribution

HECS-HELP is a government loan available to eligible students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places, and covers all or part of your student contribution.

If you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, you don't need to pay for your course upfront. Instead, the Australian government will pay the loan amount to Swinburne Online on your behalf.

You may also be eligible for Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy.

Supportive, Interactive Learning

With many distance education courses, content originally designed for traditional face-to-face learning is adapted for online use, which may not always be practical.

With Swinburne Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery, so you get the most out of your online studies. The entire learning experience is designed to be supportive, engaging and collaborative. Your course content is supplemented by online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.

  • Access your course throughan online learning platform
  • Excellent tutor-student ratio
  • Regular feedback and guidance from eLearning Advisors

In addition, Student Advisors are available by email and phone 7 days a week to respond to any queries you may have around your study.

These Student Advisors will provide information on admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations and academic assessments, and assist you with any technical issues you may experience.

Familiarise Yourself with Online Study

The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) includes a foundation unit called "Learning and Communicating Online". This unit is especially useful if you're returning to study after a long time, or are unfamiliar with online learning.

It will help you gain skills in:

  • written and online communication
  • collaborating in individual and group work
  • critiquing and analysing information sources

Upon completion of this unit, you'll be more confident about online study.

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Swinburne University of Technology Online

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Submit an enquiry direct to Swinburne University of Technology Online.

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