We offer psychology and psychophysiology courses to help you enter a new world of understanding — to see how processes like attention, memory and judgment work at their most fundamental levels. 

Through a cognitive science or psychophysiology degree, you’ll combine psychology with behavioural neurosciences to understand neurophysiology, and even physiological responses to sleep and brain disorders. 

Using both analytical and research skills, you’ll also learn how to use biological recording technology to study cognition and behaviour. 

The best part? You’ll learn how to apply your studies in whatever field you choose, in science or beyond.

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Don't be put off by the whole VTAC process - it really is easier than it looks (thanks to our VTAC-TICAL Toolkit.) Inside it, you'll find 'power tools' like our Plan of VTAC web session with the experts - which we recorded recently - the ATAR calculator plus the opportunity to chat one-one-one with a course expert. 

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  • Student Isabella standing outside St. Vincent's Hospital

    STUDENT STORY

    Sharing her experience at St Vincent's Hospital

    Meet psychology and psychophysiology student Isabella. She's completing a professional placement at St Vincent's Hospital as a trainee medical scientist.

    Throughout her placement in the Neurophysiology and Respiratory Medicine departments, she's been performing hands-on procedures and even observing brain surgery.

  • Swinburne’s Elekta Neuromag TRIUX magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner.

    FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Access Swinburne's neuroimaging facility

    Situated in the Advanced Technologies Centre, Swinburne researchers have access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) machines among other state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment and capabilities.

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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  • Therapist at work

    How to become a professional psychologist

    At Swinburne, we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology degrees that are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

    Our APAC-accredited degrees support the path to becoming a fully registered psychologist, as determined by the Psychology Board of Australia.

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