Study in winter, graduate sooner

Catch up, make up, speed up

No matter what stage you're at, you can get ahead_now. Study up to two units this winter break and get your degree faster.

Are you itching to start your degree sooner? Or want to catch up on core units?  By studying in Winter Term, you could accelerate your studies and speed up the completion of your course!  

If you’re preparing to start study in Semester 2, you're invited to complete up to two units this winter, and learn key skills to prepare you for the workforce or simply get ready for university life.  

If you're a current student, you can also get ahead or catch up on your studies by using this break between semesters to keep accruing credit points towards your degree. 

Winter term units can be counted towards your degree, or you could explore other subjects outside of your primary area of study.  This new flexible start is perfect for all eligible students who want to relaunch their study goals or balance the load with other commitments.

On this page you'll find information about: 

Why study during Winter Term?

Accelerate your studies to fast-track completion.

Catch up on core units or explore units outside your primary area of study.

Balance your unit load with other commitments.

Learn key skills to prepare you for the workforce and get ready to navigate your chosen career path.

Relaunch your study goals and finish what you started.

Win a $100 _now store voucher

You could score a $100 _now store voucher to spend on Swinburne branded merch just by enrolling in a Winter Term unit. *Ts&Cs apply.

Am I eligible for Winter Term?

Winter term is available to any student enrolled in a bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master degree. 

If you’re a domestic student, you can select one (or two) Winter units that are part of your course (check your course planner) or as electives.

If you’re an international student, you can select one (or two) Winter units if you’re in Australia already and ready to start (or re-commence) your studies by 20 June, or you are able to arrive in Australia before 20 June. We encourage you to check your course planner to determine if any of the Winter units are required for your course or if you can enrol in them as electives.

Do I need to have met any pre-requisites?

Many of the Winter Term units do not have pre-requisites, which means you can enrol in these if you meet the criteria above. To check, click on the individual unit to read the unit information in detail.

Browse our Winter Term units by area of interest

Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites  
ART10001 Academic Literacies: Situating University Knowledge On-campus Hawthorn 12.5    
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5    
CRI10002 Fundamentals of Criminology On-campus Hawthorn 12.5    
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
SIP10001 Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact On-campus Hawthorn 12.5 Nil
ENT10001 Entrepreneurship and Opportunity On-campus Hawthorn 12.5 Nil
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
BUS10012 Innovative Business Practice On-campus Hawthorn 12.5 Corequisites
Anti-requisites
INF10003 Introduction to Business Information Systems On-campus Hawthorn 12.5 Nil
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
CAR10002 Building Career Confidence and Connections Blended Hawthorn 12.5  
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
CAR20001 Future Work Skills   Hawthorn 12.5 Yes
VARIOUS Professional internship Units   VARIOUS    
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
DCO10004 Photography for Design On-campus Hawthorn 12.5 Yes
DDD20009 Photography and Art Direction On-campus Hawthorn 12.5 Yes
DID10001 Product Visualisation 1: Hand Sketching   Hawthorn 12.5  
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering   Hawthorn   Yes
EAT20024 Professional Practice in Engineering   Hawthorn   Yes
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
MDA10003 Screen Studies: Movies, Television, and Ourselves Multimodal Hawthorn 12.5  
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
PSY10007 Brain and Behaviour   Hawthorn 12.5  
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
NTR10001 Introduction to Nutrition   Hawthorn 12.5  
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
INF10003 Introduction to Business Information Systems On-campus Hawthorn 12.5 Nil
COS10009 Introduction to Programming On-campus Hawthorn 12.5 Corequisites
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
LAW20037 Asian Commercial Law On-campus Hawthorn 12.5 Yes
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
CRI10002 Fundamentals of Criminology On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
MDA30006 Media and Communications Project A Multimodal Hawthorn 12.5 Yes
MDA30007 Media and Communications Project B Multimodal Hawthorn 12.5 Yes
JOU10007 Media Content Creation   Hawthorn 12.5  
COM10007 Professional Communication Practice   Hawthorn 12.5 Nil
MDA10003 Screen Studies: Movies, Television, and Ourselves Multimodal Hawthorn 12.5
 
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
PSY10007 Brain and Behaviour   Hawthorn 12.5  
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
INV10001 Exploring Creativity and Innovation On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  
CHE10007 Introduction to Forensic Science   Hawthorn 12.5  
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
MGT80002 Business Strategy On-campus Hawthorn 12.5 Yes
SIP60002 Leadership for Social Impact On-campus Hawthorn 12.5 Nil
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
EAT80003 Professional Practice in Engineering On-campus Hawthorn   Yes
Unit code Unit title Attendance mode Location Credit points Prerequisites
OCC60005 An Occupational Perspective of Health On-campus Hawthorn 12.5  

How do I apply for, and enrol in, Winter Term?

  • If you are a newly commencing domestic student, accept your course offer if you haven’t already.  Then simply email domadmit@swinburne.edu.au and indicate which unit(s) you wish to study in Winter Term, and we will contact you to assist you to enrol into these units.   
  • If you are a newly commencing international student, accept your course offer if you haven’t already.  Then email intadmissions@swinburne.edu.au and indicate which unit(s) you wish to study in Winter Term, and we will contact you to assist you to enrol into these units. 
  • If you are yet to apply for a course at Swinburne, complete your application first.  If you are applying to study from Semester 2 onwards but are choosing to commence early in Winter Term, the intake on your application will be Semester 2. 
  • If you are a current / re-enrolling student, simply complete your enrolment for Winter Term units the same way you’d enrol for a standard Semester. 

* _now store voucher Terms and Conditions
1. Any domestic Leave of Absence (LOA), Absence Without Official Leave (AWOL), or deferral enrolment in any winter or Semester 2 unit.
2. Returning or commencing domestic student enrolment in a winter term unit and full time study load in Semester 2.
3. Returning or commencing onshore International enrolment in a winter term unit and full time study load in Semester 2.
4. Voucher must be redeemed in person at the _now store Hawthorn campus, on Swinburne branded Merchandise in a single transaction.

Need assistance?

Our team is here to help you navigate your unit options for Winter Term and assist you throughout the application and enrolment process.

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