Selected major: Politics, Power and Technology
You’ll develop a deep understanding of key political concepts such as power, democracy and security in this major.
Probe and question political structures and how new media technology has created fresh opportunities for democratic mobilisation and participation at local, national and global levels, while opening up new ways to corrupt democratic processes.
Analyse how the use and misuse of technology influences security, privacy, freedom and human rights in traditional political processes and institutions.
Formulate strong arguments and use your critical thinking skills to provide solutions to the challenges facing governments and the governed in the twenty first century.
In this multi-disciplinary, you’ll learn about politics, philosophy, and history.
Majors for Bachelor of Arts:Climate and Social JusticeCriminologyEthics and TechnologyIndigenous StudiesPerspectives on Globalisation Politics, Power and TechnologyProfessional and Creative Writing Screen Studies and Popular Culture
Majors for Bachelor of Science:Applied MathematicsBiochemistryBiotechnologyChemistryEnvironmental SciencePhysics
With a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Science combine a science specialisation with a deep understanding of the world for a broad scope of exciting careers.
With this combination of degrees, you’ll equip yourself with the skills required to work in a range of professional scientific environments and grow your knowledge as you unpack what drives social change in contemporary society.
Whether you’re passionate about climate change, social justice or how to protect our rights in an evolving tech rich world – with your arts degree, you’ll strengthen your analytical thinking by tackling crucial global problems with majors such as Climate and Social Justice or Ethics and Technology, that go hand in hand with science specialisations such as Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Environmental Science.
You’ll graduate ready for exciting career prospects across a range of industries - as well as the confidence to stand up and make the difference our world needs to survive.
Work Integrated Learning is a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees. This double degree has four units where you’ll have Work Integrated Learning opportunities. You'll apply your learning in three project units related to science in professionally focused, industry-linked projects throughout your degree. In your second year, in the Skills and Strategies for Social Change core arts unit, you'll collaborate with fellow students and community, civil society and industry partners to create real campaigns for real social change.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
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- Semester 1 - 27 February 2023
- Semester 2 - 31 July 2023
- 3400210131 (CSP)
- 3400210133 (IFP)
A$38160 (annual for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
As part of my degree, I participated in two panels at the PAX Gaming Festival. Using my presentation skills, I gained from my arts classes, I presented the history of video games in certain parts of the world. The biggest takeaway: take advantage of the industry contacts the lecturers at Swinburne have. It'll help you get the foot in the door for future work or projects.
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science (majors in Cinema and Screen Studies (now available as Screen Studies and Popular Culture), and Applied Mathematics)
Swinburne students work with ACMI
Swinburne’s Bachelor of Arts students created new experiences called Constellations for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) visitors as part of its $40 million transformation.
The Constellation is a large-scale, data-driven exhibit that connects visitors to films, TV series, artworks and video games outside ACMI.
As ACMI’s Major Academic Partner, Swinburne supports the Swinburne Studio – an available to hire multi-purpose function space – home for ACMI’s many diverse festivals and events, as well as a programming collaboration space between the two organisations.
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.