Bachelor of Psychological Sciences

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:

  • 4 core units of study (50 credit points)
  • 1 online core unit of study (12.5 credit points)*
  • 8 Psychology discipline major units of study (100 credit points)
  • 12 or 11 units of study* (137.5 to 150 credit points) comprising a second major, co-major, advanced minor, minor/s and/or electives

* Only for students completing this course online through OUA or SOL.

Students may not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 11 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate. Students also have an opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Professional Placement.

Professional Placements

Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be eligible for a Professional Placement where a relevant Professional degree exists.

International students who successfully gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to the relevant Professional degree, in order to complete a placement and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying. Placements are not available to OUA, Sarawak and other partner students.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375 credit points comprising:

  • 4 Core Units of Study (50 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from the Psychological Sciences discipline major (100 credit points)
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points)
  • 10 units of study comprising an Advanced Minor, and/or Minor and/or or electives (125 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 337.5 credit points comprising:

  • 4 Core Units of Study (50 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from the Psychological Sciences discipline major (100 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points)
  • 11 units of study comprising an Advanced Minor, and/or Minor and/or electives (137.5 credit points).