Swinburne University of Technology Online

Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations

Swinburne University of Technology Online (RTO 3059)
Institution rating
4.4
Duration
From 3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Online
Next start date
July

Why study this course

  • The Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations is issued by Swinburne University of Technology & is identical to the on-campus degree
  • Learn from dedicated tutors who are experts in their field
  • Support available via phone or email 7 days a week

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.

Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score and gain a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

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.

What you’ll learn

Become trained in:

  • complex issues that surround security, international trade and global diplomacy
  • domestic and international political issues
  • major institutions, events and issues in international politics
  • the international framework of Human Rights from an historical and political perspective
  • Australia’s foreign policy and strategic international security partnerships

Enquire with Swinburne University of Technology Online to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

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

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Swinburne University of Technology Online to find out more about 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).

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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

This course has a flexible design, meaning you can study anywhere at any time.

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

You should dedicate around 8 hours of study per week to each unit. This includes engaging with learning materials and activities, interacting 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.

Supportive, Interactive Learning

Many distance education courses simply adapt their face-to-face content for online use. But this isn’t always practical.

With Swinburne Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery. Enhance your studies with online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.

  • All learning materials included
  • Access your course through an 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 for any queries you might have around your study.

They can help with admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations, academic assessments and technical issues.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your previous academic experience may count towards your degree through course credit and RPL.

This means you may be able to shorten the duration of your study and complete a degree course sooner, saving you time and money.

Help with Online Study

The Bachelor of Social Science (Security and International Relations) includes a foundation unit called 'Learning and Communicating Online'. This unit is handy if you're returning to study after a long time, or if you’re new to online learning.

You'll gain skills in:

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

It's a great way to feel more confident about online study.

Find out more about this course

Swinburne University of Technology Online

Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations

You may wish to discuss the following with Swinburne University of Technology Online:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)

Submit an enquiry direct to Swinburne University of Technology Online.

Find out more about this course


Swinburne University of Technology Online

Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations

Submit an enquiry direct to Swinburne University of Technology Online.