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2020 Undergraduate
                   Degrees and Pathways

                   COURSE GUIDE
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They say that everyone will have five careers
    over their lifetime. So we know that this is not
    just about picking a course. It’s about choosing
    the course your life will take.

    And while you might be studying for your first
    career, you should pick a university that will
    prepare you for your fifth.

    A university full of teachers who are real-world
    successes themselves. With graduates who
    are leading their industries, in all corners of
    the globe. A university that measures its
    progress by yours.

    A university like Swinburne.

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Making our mark                                                                                                    In demand and paid more

    everywhere we go.                                                                                                     BUSINESS AND
                                                                                                                                                     COMMUNICATIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                      INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PSYCHOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CREATIVE ARTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ENGINEERING
                                                                                                                          MANAGEMENT                                                   TECHNOLOGY                                              AND DESIGN

                                                                                                                        Our graduates earn                                          Our graduates earn            Our graduates earn

                                                                                                                          6.90%                         84.1%                         3.28%                         5.25%                     82.5%                        85.5%
                                                                                                                           more than the                of our graduates               more than the                 more than the           of our graduates             of our graduates
    With a degree from Swinburne,                                                                                        Australian average.            find jobs within 4           Australian average.           Australian average.       find jobs within 4           find jobs within 4
    you can go anywhere in the world.                                                                                                                  months of finishing                                                                  months of finishing          months of finishing
                                                                                                                                                           their course.                                                                        their course.                their course.
                                                                                                                                                                                           HIGHEST                       HIGHEST
                                                                                                                                                                                              IN                            IN
    Melbourne. Milan. Malaysia. Our graduates are spread                                                                                                                                   VICTORIA                      VICTORIA
    around the globe and work for some of the most dynamic
    organisations, from start-ups to not-for-profits to multinationals.
    A degree from Swinburne means you’ll have the prestige of a
    globally renowned university paired with the confidence that                                                       Our grads work for the biggest and best
    comes from genuine workplace experience.
    When you graduate, you’ll become one of thousands of
    Swinburne graduates around the world who are writing their
                                                                                                                                                                                                        EUROPE
    own success stories.
                                                                                                                                               NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA                                  Diageo, PwC UK, University of
    And that’s all because a degree from Swinburne                                                                                             Tesla, Microsoft, Amazon, Deloitte,                      Cambridge, British Airways,                        ASIA
    sets you up for life.                                                                                                                      Salesforce, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer,                      Deloitte UK, Google, American                      Ernst & Young, Shell, Intel, Nokia,
                                                                                                                                               Goldman Sachs, PayPal, Facebook.                         Express, HSBC, Adidas, IBM.                        Apple, Accenture, IBM, Microsoft,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dell, Telstra.

                                                                            #1                     #1                                                                                                                    AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         National Bank of Australia,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Telstra, ANZ, Qantas, Deloitte,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Commonwealth Bank, AGL
                                                                                                                                                                AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST
                                                                          FOR GRADUATE         FOR QUALITY OF                                                   Qatar Airways, Accenture, BHP,                           Energy, Woolworths Group,
                                                                           SATISFACTION     EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE                                              Fujita Corporation, Etihad Airways,                      Virgin Australia, KPMG.
                                                                          IN MELBOURNE          IN MELBOURNE                                                    First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB),
                                                                           In Engineering         In Business and                                               Emirates, Ernst & Young, Cisco,
                                                                                              Information Technology                                            Zenith Bank International.

4                                                                                                                      Sources: QILT Student Experience Survey 2016 and 2017, QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2018 and LinkedIn.                                                              5

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“                                                                                                                                       Australia’s first
    “
    Those four years
                                                                                                                                                Nobel Peace Prize
    at Swinburne                                                                                                                                                    A lifelong activist, Dimity has always pursued the goal of nuclear

    completely                                                                                                                                                      weapon disarmament. She co-founded ICAN, the International
                                                                                                                                                                    Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. In 2017, ICAN worked
    changed my life.                                                                                                                                                with governments around the world to advocate for the Treaty
                                                                                                                                                                    on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the United Nations,
                                                                                                                                                                    where 122 countries voted in its favour.
                                                                                                                                                                    Dimity says that what she learnt at Swinburne really built her
                                                                                                                                                                    abilities in writing, research and critical thinking, key skills when
                                                                                                                                                                    it comes to her complex work. And for their efforts, ICAN was
                                                                                                                                                                    awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. However, she knows that the fight
                                                                                                                                                                    is far from over – 69 nations abstained from the vote, including
                                                                                                                                                                    countries with nuclear weapons and members of NATO. Yet she
                                                                                                                                                                    looks forward to every coming challenge.

                                                                                                           Garth Davis
                                                                                                           AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR

                                                                                                           Bachelor of Design (Honours)

        Directing the Academy
        Award-nominated Lion
                                                                                                                                                                                     Dimity Hawkins
        Garth Davis wears his success lightly. Having your first feature     The Swinburne graduate says what he learnt while studying has                                           CO-FOUNDER OF ICAN, WINNER OF
        film nominated for six Academy Awards – including Best Picture       been formative to his continued creative success. “Those four                                           AUSTRALIA’S FIRST NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
        – is no mean feat. Yet Davis says directing was not part of his      years at Swinburne completely changed my life.” He credits his
        original plan. Instead, it turned out to be a natural progression    teachers with imparting two essential lessons: the importance of                                        Bachelor of Arts (Honours) majoring
        from his studies in graphic design and subsequent career             making mistakes, and of being open to criticism. “Both of these                                         in Politics and current PhD student
        in advertising.                                                      lessons have formed the backbone of my creative approach.”
        His first directing gigs were for TV commercials – earning him       It’s an approach that’s taken this Swinburne student all the way
        a coveted Gold Lion at Cannes – before moving into film and          to Hollywood.
        television and making his impressive feature debut with Lion.

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“
    Stocked in over 20 countries                                                                                                                                                               “
                                                                                                                                                                                               The course structure, the work
                                                                                                                                                                                               placements, and the dedicated
                                                                                                                                                                                               staff all played a big role in
                                                                                                                                                                                               my success.
    What do some of the hottest stars in Hollywood have in               Drawing from their respective engineering disciplines (Jarahad
    common? They each have their very own MOUS Fitness Bottle,           did Product Design, Matthew – Mechanical), the duo came up
    created by two Swinburne graduates. When the innovative              with a solution: a clever round-bottomed design.
    product was selected to go in the 2017 Oscars gift bag, the
                                                                         Skills learnt at Swinburne were essential to the creative
    bottle became a worldwide hit.
                                                                         development process. “Critical skills developed at Swinburne
    Like many gym-goers, Jarahad and Matthew used protein                were constantly used,” says Jarahad, “[including] sketching
    shakers while on the go. But they grew tired of a few recurring      skills, material analyses, environmental analyses, manufacturing
    issues: the bottles would leak, supplements would get stuck in       methods, product testing and development.”
    corners of the cup, and they were difficult to clean, which led to
                                                                         MOUS can now be found in stockists around the world.
    bacteria growth.

                                                                                                                                                                                   Rosie Rhyder
                                                                                                                                                                                   FORENSIC DATA ANALYST AT PwC

                                                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Information Technology

                                                                                                                                            Preventing fraud
                                                                                                                                                               For Rosie Rhyder, studying IT at Swinburne meant a clear pathway
                                                                                                                                                               into the career of her dreams.
                                                                                                                                                               Taking advantage of the connections she made on her industry

                                                                                                                                            with forensics     placement at PwC Australia, Rosie is now a Senior Associate there,
                                                                                                                                                               specialising in forensic data analysis.
                                                                                                                                                               It may sound like something out of a Bond movie, but data serves
                                                                                                                                                               an important function for corporate giants like PwC: detecting (and
                                                                                                                                                               preventing) fraud. “As a consultant, the projects I work on can vary
                                                                                                                                                               greatly. My focus is on using data wrangling skills combined with
                                                                                          Jarahad Valeri                                                       a forensic mindset, to understand, analyse, and present data.”
                                                                                          and Matthew Kempe
                                                                                                                                                               Rosie says her studies at Swinburne provided the foundation she
                                                                                          CO-CREATORS OF MOUS                                                  needed for career success. “Studying BIT at Swinburne has really
                                                                                          FITNESS BOTTLE
                                                                                                                                                               been life-changing for me. The small cohort of high-achieving
                                                                                                                                                               students – who are still my friends – the course structure, the
                                                                                          Both studied Bachelor                                                work placements, and the dedicated staff all played a big role in
                                                                                          of Engineering (Honours)                                             my success.”

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Start work before
     you graduate
                                                                                                                                             Guaranteed placements
                                                                                                                                             and real workplace learning

                                                                                                                                             Experience is what will set you apart. Our graduates consistently tell us that
                                                                                                                                             Swinburne’s work-integrated learning opportunities were vital in helping them
                                                                                                                                             land their dream career. That’s why we call it the Swinburne Advantage.

                                                                                                                                             Check out all your options.

                                                                                                                                                  Professional degrees                                                     Professional placements and internships
                                                                                                                                                  Professional degrees include a compulsory paid full-                     Get a taste of your future career during a
                                                                                                                                                  time 12-month work placement, usually undertaken                         professional placement or internship with a leading
                                                                                                                                                  in third year, before your final year of classes. They’re                employer in your area of study. Spend six or 12
                                                                                                                                                  available to students who have just completed an                         months in paid full-time work on a placement or 12
                                                                                                                                                  Australian Year 12 program in the year prior and they                    weeks (at one to two days per week) on an internship.
                                                                                                                                                  offer invaluable skills attractive to future employers.
                                                                                                                                                  Look for degrees with (Professional) in the title.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Duration          Embedded       Paid       Credit
                                                                                                                                                   Duration           Embedded       Paid       Credit        Placement       6 or 12 months    No             Yes        Yes
                                                                                                                                                   12 months          Yes            Yes        Yes           Internship      1 semester        No             No         Yes

     Education is about more than knowledge. It’s about true job readiness. As a
     Swinburne student, you’ll benefit from our established industry partnerships                                                                 Accreditation placements                                                 Industry study tours
     that give you opportunities for real workplace experience while you study.                                                                   Our accreditation placements are embedded                                Travel overseas and build your career for the global
                                                                                                                                                  in many degrees that teach very specific skills.                         job market. You’ll spend 15 to 30 days exploring
     You’ll also have access to a range of services designed to support your                                                                      Depending on your course, these placements may                           one or more international companies or events
     journey from student to professional success story.                                                                                          be paid or offer credit. You’ll graduate knowing                         and gaining deeper understanding of cultural
                                                                                                                                                  you have the experience you need to become                               differences along with exposure to your area of
                                                                                                                                                  professionally accredited for the career you want.                       study in a professional international setting.

     Careers and Employability                                          SwinEmploy
                                                                                                                                                   Duration           Embedded       Paid       Credit                      Duration           Embedded      Paid      Credit
     The Careers and Employability centre has experienced career        SwinEmploy is an online job database that advertises professional,
     counsellors who can provide free career advice for current         part-time and casual jobs. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive          Varies             Yes            No         Varies                      15–30 days         No            No        Yes
     students and recent graduates. The centre also offers services     regular emails about jobs relevant to your area of study.
     to assist students with employment, including:
                                                                        Studying abroad
       • résumé-checking
                                                                        Studying overseas offers an incredible opportunity for growth             Industry-linked projects                                                 Create your own opportunities
       • interview practice sessions
                                                                        and learning. Experience another culture, push yourself out of
       • on-campus employment fairs                                                                                                               Problem-solving is an asset for any career, so here’s                    Take part in a range of experiences on offer
                                                                        your comfort zone, meet people from different walks of life and
                                                                                                                                                  your chance to undertake real-life industry projects                     at Swinburne, such as volunteering, career
       • job workshops.                                                 make lasting memories. It’s also an experience that will boost
                                                                                                                                                  as part of your course. Challenges could include                         development, guest lectures, exhibitions, events and
                                                                        your CV and make you stand out to future employees. There
                                                                                                                                                  research projects, concept development or internal                       online activities. Target experiences that are related
     For more, visit swinburne.edu.au/study/life/                       are several international study opportunities for both degree
                                                                                                                                                  briefs. You’ll earn credit while developing your                         to your area of study and gain clarity about what your
     careers-employment                                                 and diploma students, and your experience could be credited               investigative side to the fullest.                                       future could hold.
                                                                        towards your course.
                                                                        For more, visit swinburne.edu.au/abroad                                    Duration           Embedded       Paid       Credit                      Duration           Embedded      Paid      Credit
                                                                                                                                                   1–2 semesters      Yes            No         Yes                         Varies             No            No        No

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Certificates and diplomas                                                                         Degrees
     What’s right for me:                                                                                                                         Swinburne has been offering TAFE qualifications for more than
                                                                                                                                                  100 years. From apprenticeships to courses in engineering,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Learn from industry experts and embrace work-based learning.

     certificate, diploma or degree?                                                                                                              IT, health, business and more, we’ve got you covered. Many
                                                                                                                                                  of our vocational courses fall under the banner of ‘nationally
                                                                                                                                                  recognised training’, which means they have standardised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Standard degrees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Our standard degrees are anything but. They’re packed with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    practical skills, taught by experts in their fields and designed to
                                                                                                                                                  curriculums that are recognised and respected around Australia.                                   give you an edge. Sharpen your focus with a major, which will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    become your primary area of study.
                                                                                                                                                  Career progression
                                                                                                                                                  Gain skills that are in demand and get your hands on the latest                                   Degrees with honours
     The beauty of choosing a university like
                                                                                                                                                  tech and equipment used in industry. You’ll graduate prepared                                     In some degrees, you can take on a fourth year to dive more deeply
     Swinburne is that you get options. You can jump                                                                                              to get a job, progress to the next level in your career or go on to                               into your major area and develop your research skills. Many of our
     in to a standard three-year degree, you can                                                                                                  higher education.                                                                                 degrees, including some in design, engineering and psychology,
     undertake an apprenticeship, you can dip your                                                                                                                                                                                                  have an integrated honours year.
                                                                                                                                                  Apprenticeships
     toe in the water with a certificate or diploma                                                                                                                                                                                                 Double degrees
                                                                                                                                                  A Swinburne apprenticeship is a partnership between you, your
     then progress to higher education or go straight                                                                                             employer and Swinburne. Your employer will teach you on the                                       Double degrees are a great way to broaden your study experience
     into work. You can even start your study journey                                                                                             job while Swinburne provides the formal training. Meaning you                                     and are highly respected by employers. Generally, they only add
                                                                                                                                                  get paid while earning a qualification!                                                           one extra year to a standard degree – so you get six years’ worth
     now and go on to postgraduate study – like a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of study in four!
     master or PhD – down the track.

     There are so many options at Swinburne, it’s
     just a matter of choosing what’s right for you.                                                                                              Degree pathways
                                                                                                                                                  Don’t have the qualifications to enrol directly in a bachelor degree? Here are some Plan Bs that will get you into your Plan A.

                                                                                                                                                  UniLink diplomas                                                                              MathsLink
                                                                                                                                                  Not sure if jumping straight into a degree is for you? Or worried about                       Didn’t do enough maths to get into your preferred Swinburne course?
                                                                                                                                                  not getting the ATAR you need? Generally equivalent to eight units                            MathsLink is your answer. It’s a bridging program for students who
                                                                                                                                                  of study (usually one year full-time), UniLink diplomas offer a more                          require Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4 Further
                                                                                                                                                  supportive style of learning and can provide a pathway to the second                          Mathematics to study at Swinburne. See page 118 for more.
                                                                                                                                                  year of a related bachelor degree.

                                                                                                              ADVANCED DIPLOMA
     QUALIFICATION                CERTIFICATE                           DIPLOMA                                                                       DEGREE                                         PROFESSIONAL DEGREE                        DEGREE WITH HONOURS                  DOUBLE DEGREE
                                                                                                              OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE
     DURATION                     Varies. From 10 weeks to 3 years      Typically 1 year.                     Typically 2 years.                      Typically 3 years FT (4 for Law                4 years FT                                 4 years FT                            5–6.5 years FT
                                                                        Ranges from 6–24 months.              Ranges from 6–24 months.                and Education)
     WORK EXPERIENCE              Work placements and projects,         Work placements and projects,         Work placements and projects,           Options include professional                   12 month paid professional                 Options include professional          Options include professional
                                  and workplace simulations.            and workplace simulations.            and workplace simulations.              placements, professional                       placement embedded in course               placements, professional              placements, professional
                                                                                                                                                      internships, accreditation                                                                internships, accreditation            internships, accreditation
                                                                                                                                                      placements, industry study tours                                                          placements, industry study tours      placements, industry study tours
                                                                                                                                                      and industry-linked projects.                                                             and industry-linked projects.         and industry-linked projects.
     FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS     •   VET Student Loan                  •   VET Student Loan                  Advanced Diploma:                       HECS-HELP                                      HECS-HELP                                  HECS-HELP                             HECS-HELP
                                  •   Skills First                      •   Skills First                      • VET Student Loan
                                  •   Concessions                       •   Concessions                       • Skills First
                                  •   Free TAFE for Priority Courses*   •   Free TAFE for Priority Courses*   • Concessions
                                                                                                              • Free TAFE for Priority Courses*
                                                                                                              Associate Degree:
                                                                                                              • HECS-HELP
     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS           Varies. For some courses,             Varies. Typically, successful         Varies. Typically, successful           Successful completion of Year 12.              Successful completion of an                Successful completion of Year 12.     Successful completion of Year 12.
                                  successful completion of Year         completion of Year 12, equivalent     completion of Year 12, equivalent       Plus, meeting ATAR requirements                Australian Year 12 program in              Plus, meeting ATAR requirements       Plus, meeting ATAR requirements
                                  12 or equivalent relevant work        relevant work experience, or          relevant work experience, or            and minimum study score in units               the year prior to applying. Plus,          and minimum study score in units      and minimum study score in units
                                  experience. For others, simply        completion of prior certificate.      completion of prior certificate.        3 and 4 of applicable subjects.                meeting ATAR requirements and              3 and 4 of applicable subjects.       3 and 4 of applicable subjects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     minimum study score in units 3             Students must also maintain
                                  meeting the minimum age
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and 4 of applicable subjects.              academic standards while at uni.
                                  requirements.

     BEST SUITS                   Many certificates, including          Many diplomas will suit students      Students seeking to master a            Students seeking a professional                High achieving students who want           Students seeking a more               Students wishing to undertake a
                                  apprenticeships, will suit students   seeking to upskill or enter the       specific skillset who are looking       career who are ready for the next              to undertake one whole year of             in-depth study experience who         broad study experience across
                                  who are interested in a trade         workforce sooner. Others will         for a more in-depth education           step in their education.                       full-time work experience as part          are happy to complete a fourth        different study areas in order to
                                  or vocational career and wish         suit those seeking to pathway         than a diploma but don’t require                                                       of their degree.                           year of study.                        achieve specific career goals.
                                                                        into a degree or take the next step   a bachelor qualification.
                                  to enter the workforce sooner.
                                  Other certificates can provide a      in your career.
                                  stepping stone to pathway into
                                  a diploma or degree or take the
                                  next step in your career.
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                                                                                                                                                  *
                                                                                                                                                   Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government initiative that covers a select                                                            FT = Full time study
                                                                                                                                                  range of TAFE courses. So far, the initiative is for 2019 only but it may continue in 2020.
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Our campuses
Cheap eats, cafés,
fine restaurants, a
sport and recreation
                                                                                                       Hawthorn campus                                                          Croydon campus
centre, a cinema,                                                                                      Our main campus is nestled alongside the Glenferrie                      Our Croydon campus is located in the foothills of beautiful

grocery stores and                                                                                     Road shopping precinct, where every convenience is to
                                                                                                       be found. Cheap eats, cafés, fine restaurants, a sport and
                                                                                                                                                                                Mount Dandenong. Eastland Shopping Centre is a quick
                                                                                                                                                                                drive, or a two-stop train journey away, providing extensive
shops of every kind.                                                                                   recreation centre, a cinema, grocery stores and shops                    shopping and restaurant options.
                                                                                                       of every kind create an enticing environment in which to
                                                                                                                                                                                At Croydon, we focus on trades training, as well as
                                                                                                       study and relax.
                                                                                                                                                                                youth programs such as pre-apprenticeships and the
                                                                                                       At Swinburne, we are constantly investing in the future.                 Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. Diploma and
                                                                                                       In recent years, the Hawthorn campus has undergone                       certificate courses can be completed in areas such as
                                                                                                       extensive development and refurbishment, and now                         plumbing, building and construction, as well as spoken
                                                                                                       features modern, world-class facilities with cutting-edge                and written English.
                                                                                                       technology.
                                                                                                                                                                                The Croydon campus is home to the innovative A$10
                                                                                                       In 2014, the A$100 million Advanced Manufacturing                        million Flexible Green Trades Complex. The complex
                                                                                                       and Design Centre was opened. This state-of-the-art                      focuses on enhancing the learning and up-skilling of
                                                                                                       facility gives researchers and students the opportunity                  builders, plumbers and other construction apprentices
                                                                                                       to use the latest manufacturing and design techniques                    in green trades, alongside traditional plumbing courses.
                                                                                                       and technologies. The new centre has helped to cement                    Courses and specialist building workshops that provide
                                                                                                       Swinburne’s reputation as a hub for research and                         hands-on trades training in a realistic environment are
                                                                                                       development.                                                             also run here.
                                                                                                       Swinburne also boasts the Advanced Technologies
                                                                                                       Centre, an elite facility that plays host to a number of
                                                                                                       excellent research spaces, including the Smart Structures
                                                                                                       Laboratory which focuses on structural engineering
                                                                                                       – the only one of its kind in Australia.

                                                                                                         Wantirna campus
                                                                                                         Our Wantirna campus is located in Melbourne’s eastern
                                                                                                         suburbs, close to Knox City Shopping Centre.
                                                                                                         The Wantirna campus is home to the A$11 million National
                                                                                                         Centre for Sustainability. Wantirna focuses on delivering hands-
                                                                                                         on, practical learning experiences. Facilities include simulated
                                                                                                         classrooms for students studying children’s services; practical
                                                                                                         nursing training facilities, with two 10-bed training labs; a
                                                                                                         horticultural complex featuring greenhouses, work sheds, and a
                                                                                                         specialist landscaping building; plus specialist electronic training
                                                                                                         facilities for students completing apprenticeships.
                                                                                                         In Wantirna, we deliver courses in areas such as building,
                                                                                                         business, community services, computing, design, early
                                                                                                         childhood education, engineering, horticulture, information
                                                                                                         technology, and nursing.

                                                       Wakefield Gardens in the heart of Hawthorn
                                                    campus is everyone’s favourite sunny lunch spot.

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The top 10 perks of being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Location, location, location.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            1   Welcome to Hawthorn! Here, you’ll be spoilt for choice when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                it comes to finding somewhere to do your reading/writing/

     a Swinburne student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                daydreaming. Choose from heaps of great cafés (and great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                coffee!), beautiful green spaces like Central Gardens (right
                                                                                                                                                                                                                across the road), plus lots of study and lounge spaces on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                campus. Bonus: Glenferrie Railway Station is right on our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                doorstep. Too easy.

     We may be biased, but we think studying at Swinburne Hawthorn campus                                                                       Feeling safe, day or night.
                                                                                                                                            7
     offers one of the best uni experiences going round. Here’s why.                                                                            We want you to feel safe when you’re
                                                                                                                                                on campus, whether you’re at an early-
                                                                                                                                                morning tutorial or studying late at
                                                                                                                                                night. Have one of our security officers
                                                                                                                                                accompany you anywhere on campus
                                                                                                                                                or to your car. Live locally? Get our free
          Your own career                                                                                                                       Hawthorn night bus to drop you home.
     10   cheerleading team.
          We’re all about job readiness. That’s why
          we run regular career and employability
          workshops and events designed to                                                                                                      Discounted movie tickets.
          give you the best chance of turning                                                                                               6   Head to nearby cinema Lido on a
          your degree into employment. In the                                                                                                   Wednesday, flash your student ID and be
          meantime? Have your cover letter,                                                                                                     rewarded with discounted movie tickets
          résumé and LinkedIn profile reviewed                                                                                                  for just $8 before 4pm or $10 after 4pm.
          by our career consultants. Learn about                                                                                                More money for popcorn? Win.
          opportunities to get hands-on experience
          before you graduate. Volunteer.
          Get involved. Go for it!

                                                                                                                                                You’ll find your people.
                                                                                                                                            5   From basketball to AFL, unicycling to
          Advice whenever you need it
      9   Sometimes things get too much.
                                                                                                                                                Harry Potter, and veganism to tango
                                                                   Clockwise from above: Take a refreshing                                      dancing, Swinburne boasts a diverse array
          Whether you need counselling to help                      dip in the nearby outdoor pool at HALC;
                                                                  catch a flick for cheap at Lido Cinemas on                                    of clubs and societies. Whatever your
          you deal with a problem or financial                       Wednesdays; discover plenty of places                                      passion, there’s probably a club for it.
          advice to improve your money habits,                     on campus to hang out between classes;
                                                                      enjoy budget-friendly lunches that will                                   Can’t see one for you? Create it!
          Swinburne students have access                                     please your stomach and wallet.
          to a range of services and advice.
          Got questions about your tax? Looking
          for some free legal advice? We’re here
          to help.

          Your own private pool. Kinda.                                        Free stuff for your résumé.                                      Cheap eats.                                                            A passport to the world.
      8   No pool? No problems. Swinburne
                                                                     4         Volunteering comes with plenty of perks – like going
                                                                                                                                            3   In good news for your wallet (and stomach!), many of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                2      Where to next? Swinburne has exchange partnerships
          students are sorted thanks to free use                               behind the scenes at cool events and meeting awesome             the delicious lunch spots around Hawthorn provide                      with over 100 universities around the world. From
          of the indoor and outdoor pools at                                   people, plus there’s that fuzzy feeling that comes from          special offers for Swinburne students. Regardless, you’ll              Austria to Venezuela, there’s something for everyone.
          Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre,                                 helping out. How does some free training sound? As a             be spoilt for choice with the array of budget culinary                 If a full semester is too long to be away there are plenty
          conveniently located just around the                                 Swinburne volunteer, you could add a (free, accredited!)         options. So, what’ll it be? Chicken and chips from Yummy               of shorter options to consider, including overseas
          corner from campus. You’ll also get                                  course in first aid, safe food-handling techniques or            Campus ($5.50), rice paper rolls from Mr & Mrs Banh Mi                 internships and study tours. Immerse yourself in
          discounted membership to the centre                                  barista skills to your résumé. That’s a great way to stand       (three for $8.50), or a bagel and coffee from Bagelicious              another culture, gain a new perspective and maybe even
          and access to Swinburne-only group                                   out on your next job application.                                ($10 with your Swinburne student ID)?                                  learn a language. In most cases, you’ll get credit towards
          fitness classes. Don’t know how to                                                                                                                                                                           your course, too. Bonus!
          swim? Attend a free casual class that
          will teach you all the basics.

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                          2020 UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE    SWINBURNE
2020 Undergraduate Degrees and Pathways - COURSE GUIDE - KnoxBiz
Swinburne life is                                                              Uni isn’t just about study. It’s about
                                                                                    expanding your horizons, making new

     what you make it                                                               friends and packing everything you can
                                                                                    into the next few years before full-time
                                                                                    work kicks in.

                                                                                     Swinburne empowers you to make the most of your uni
                                                                                     experience. With learning and study support, of course,
                                                                                     but with life stuff, too. From support services that will help
                                                                                     you through hard times, to clubs, activities and events, to
                                                                                     an overseas adventure. We recommend getting involved in
                                                                                     all that Swinburne has to offer.
                                                                                     These will be some of the most memorable years of your
                                                                                     life. At Swinburne, they’ll also be the foundation that will
                                                                                     set you on your path to success.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Relax, get active or meet new friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        – whatever your goal, there’s always
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              something on campus for you.

                                                                                                                                                        Swinburne Student Life                        Study Abroad with
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Swinburne
                                                                                                                                                        Swinburne Student Life coordinates clubs,
                                                                                                                                                        societies, sporting programs and events       Trying to choose between a gap year to travel
                                                                                                                                                        across all campuses.                          the world, or study? You don’t have to give up
                                                                                                                                                                                                      your dreams of adventure when you choose
                                                                                                                                                        Clubs and societies                           Swinburne. In fact, most of our students are
     Facilities and services                           Learning and Academic                            Safety on campus                                                                              eligible for an overseas study program.
                                                                                                                                                        Join a club and make life-long friends.
     There’s wi-fi across campus and the on-           Skills Centre                                    Swinburne takes safety and security very        Choose from a huge range of social,           Choose from student exchange, study tours
     campus library and computer labs provide          Attend free workshops and seminars, access       seriously. We offer a range of services to      cultural, sporting and academic interests.    or overseas research – the opportunities
     you with the space and resources for study        online resources, or chat with an adviser.       keep you feeling safe on campus, particularly   You could even travel with your favourite     are endless.
     outside class. There’s also a range of services   Develop your skills in:                          during those late-night study sessions.         sport to play at intervarsity competitions.
     to support your wellbeing:                                                                                                                                                                       Plus, our Swinburne travel scholarships
                                                         • essay, report and thesis writing                •	Hawthorn night bus to drop you
                                                                                                                                                        Volunteering                                  are there to help with the financial side of
       • careers and employment                          •	maths, statistics, physics and chemistry          home locally.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      things. So, no matter your situation, you
                                                                                                                                                        Build your résumé by joining the volunteer
       • counselling                                     • giving presentations                            •	Security officers on patrol and                                                         have the chance to get your qualification
                                                                                                                                                        program. You’ll score awesome experience,
       • health                                                                                               available to accompany you anywhere                                                     and conquer the world while you’re at it.
                                                         • researching and referencing                                                                  make yourself attractive to future
                                                                                                              on campus.
       • housing                                         •	making assignments look more                                                                employers, and get the chance to help         Visit swinburne.edu.au/studyabroad
                                                                                                           •	Safe@Swin app with links to emergency
       • disability support                                 professional                                                                                others. You may even gain access to free
                                                                                                              and support services, safety tools and
                                                                                                                                                        training sessions and grants for community
       • financial advice                                • preparing for exams.                               campus maps.
                                                                                                                                                        projects.                                     Swinburne Student Union
       • learning and study skills                                                                         •	Safer Community team for support on
                                                       Visit swinburne.edu.au/las                                                                                                                     Enjoy the perks and support from
       • advocacy                                                                                             issues such as bullying and harassment.   Events and activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Swinburne’s student-run representation,
       • legal advice                                                                                                                                   Get along to the many events and
                                                       Mathematics and Statistics                                                                                                                     welfare and events service. Or join in their           Claire Rogers making the most of
       • child care.                                                                                                                                    cultural activities throughout the year –
                                                       Help Centre                                                                                                                                    campaigning to protect student rights and                  her study abroad experience.
                                                                                                                                                        from Orientation festivities, to lunchtime
                                                                                                                                                                                                      interests. As a union member, you can get:
                                                       Open five days a week during semester,                                                           get-togethers, themed parties and the
                                                       here’s where you can ask questions about the                                                     annual ball.                                    • free breakfasts on weekdays
                                                       maths and statistics in your course.                                                                                                             • a weekly barbecue
                                                                                                                                                        Visit swinburne.edu.au/studentlife
                                                       Visit swinburne.edu.au/mash                                                                                                                      • free printing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • locker hire
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • local discounts
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • and much more.
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Financial matters                                                                                                                                                    How to apply

     Degrees, associate degrees                                               Advanced diplomas,                                                                          VTAC applications                                                               Direct applications
     and UniLink diplomas                                                     diplomas and certificates                                                                   If you are a Year 12 student or you’re applying for multiple courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you are a mature age, gap year or current university student (i.e.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          not a Year 12 student) and will be applying for just one Swinburne
                                                                                                                                                                          that are listed in VTAC and start in Semester One, you’ll need to apply
     If you are an Australian local student when you commence study,          Your fees are made up of tuition, materials (if relevant) and ancillary fees                                                                                                course, you can apply directly to us. (If you intend to apply to multiple
                                                                                                                                                                          through VTAC.
     the Australian government contributes to the cost of your course.        (if relevant). Government-subsidised places are available to students                                                                                                       courses or institutions, you should apply through VTAC). Keep in mind
     This is called a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).                     who meet certain requirements such as age, citizenship/residency and                        The application period usually opens in August and closes late                  that direct applications are accepted for all intakes for all courses not
                                                                              prior qualifications. Visit swinburne.edu.au/diplomas/fees                                  September with some late applications accepted in certain                       listed on the VTAC website. Visit swinburne.edu.au/apply-now to
     You’ll also contribute towards the cost of your tuition. The amount
                                                                                                                                                                          circumstances. Visit vtac.edu.au for the most up-to-date information.           apply online.
     you pay depends on what units you study and the payment method
                                                                              VET Student Loans
     you choose. Find out more at swinburne.edu.au/degrees/fees
                                                                              VET Student Loans let you defer some or all of the cost of your further                     Change of Preference                                                            Pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship
     HECS-HELP                                                                education until you earn above the minimum repayment threshold.                             You can change your original VTAC application course preferences                and traineeship applications
                                                                              If you receive a VET Student Loan, the Australian Government pays                           during the multiple Change of Preference periods, which are set by              To apply for a pre-apprenticeship, you can apply directly to Swinburne
     You may defer your student contribution by taking out a HECS-HELP
                                                                              the loan amount directly to Swinburne on your behalf. You then repay                        VTAC. While Change of Preference is open, you can add, remove, and              using our online application system at swinburne.edu.au/apply-now.
     loan. HECS-HELP is available to eligible students enrolled in a CSP.
                                                                              that loan through the tax system. Visit studyassist.gov.au                                  reorder your preferences as many times as you like. See the VTAC
     This loan can cover all or part of the student contribution amount.                                                                                                                                                                                  To apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must first find
                                                                                                                                                                          website for more information.
     You are eligible for HECS-HELP if you are a Commonwealth supported                                                                                                                                                                                   an employer who will take you on as an apprentice or trainee and
                                                                              Skills First
     student and an Australian citizen or the holder of a permanent                                                                                                                                                                                       arrange your training agreement.
     humanitarian visa.                                                       Skills First (formerly the Victorian Training Guarantee) is a Victorian                                                 Semester 1/
                                                                                                                                                                          Application methods                                   Other intakes             Visit swinburne.edu.au/apply/apprenticeships
                                                                              Government scheme that helps eligible students access vocational                                                        February intake
     Under this option, the Commonwealth Government pays the                                                                                                                                          Direct application
                                                                              education and training.                                                                     Bachelor degree                                       Direct application
     loan amount directly to Swinburne. When your salary reaches                                                                                                                                      or VTAC                                             International students
     the minimum repayment threshold, you will make compulsory                                                                                                                                        Direct application                                  International students (including Temporary or Provisional Residents
                                                                              Concessions                                                                                 Associate degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                      or VTAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Direct application
     repayments through the tax system. Visit studyassist.gov.au                                                                                                                                                                                          and holders of Temporary Protection Visas) applying to study at a
                                                                              To be eligible for concessions, you must hold a current Health Care                         Certificate IV, diploma,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Direct application                                  Swinburne campus in Australia should contact us directly.
                                                                              Card (HCC), Pensioner Concession Card or Veterans Gold Card, or be                          advanced diploma                                      Direct application
     Other expenses                                                                                                                                                                                   or VTAC
                                                                                                                                                                          (full-time)
                                                                              a dependent spouse or child of such a cardholder, and present the                                                                                                           1800 897 973 (from within Australia)
     All degree students pay a student services and amenities fee. In 2019,                                                                                               Certificate IV, diploma,
                                                                              card (or a letter of eligibility from Centrelink) at the time of enrolment.                 advanced diploma            Direct application        Direct application        +61 3 9214 8444 (from outside Australia)
     the maximum fee is $303 for a full-time student (subject to change).                                                                                                 (part-time)                                                                     international@swinburne.edu.au
     Students who are unable to pay the fee up-front can defer all or part    Free TAFE for Priority Courses                                                                                                                                              swinburne.edu.au/international
                                                                                                                                                                          Certificate III and below   Direct application        Direct application
     of the fee through an element of the Higher Education Loan Payment,
                                                                              Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government initiative that                    Apprenticeships             Find a job and register   Find a job and register
     known as SA-HELP. The fee contributes to funding student services
                                                                              will pay eligible students’ tuition fees in a range of TAFE courses.
     such as childcare, counselling, legal and health services, and sport                                                                                                 Pre-apprenticeships         Direct application        Direct application
                                                                              The government has committed to this initiative throughout 2019
     and recreation.
                                                                              only, but it may continue in 2020. Visit swinburne.edu.au/free-tafe
     You will also need to cover costs such as textbooks, materials,          to view the priority courses offered by Swinburne.
     art supplies or software for your course.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Our approach to ATARs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       We believe you can reach your goals no matter your ATAR.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       That’s why we have options for every ATAR.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The ATARs listed in this guide are relevant for 2019 entry only.
     Scholarships                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Entry to some courses is based on a range of criteria, such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       interview, folio or experience. Refer to VTAC for full details.
     Commencing and current students can access scholarships recognising community service,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Guaranteed Entry ATAR: An offer is guaranteed to
     financial hardship or the need to relocate from regional areas to complete their studies.                                                                                                                                                                         students who achieve this ATAR, providing all other
     Visit swinburne.edu.au/scholarships for more information about all available scholarships.                                                                                                                                                                        prerequisites are met. Students with an ATAR below the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       published guaranteed entry ATAR will be considered.
     Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship                                 Industry Scholarship Program                                                                                                                                                             Minimum ATAR: This ATAR is the minimum that must be
     If you achieve an ATAR of 95 or higher and receive an offer from us,     If you enrol in the Bachelor of Accounting and Information Systems                                                                                                                       achieved to be considered for this course. Adjustment
     you will automatically be offered this scholarship.                      or the Bachelor of Information Technology, you will automatically be                                                                                                                     factors such as SEAS apply.
                                                                              offered a prestigious industry-funded scholarship of $40k.
     You will receive:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Adjustment factors: Previously known as “bonus points”,
                                                                              You will enjoy:                                                                                                                                                                          these are used in combination with your ATAR to grant
       •	$5000 per annum for the normal duration of your chosen degree
                                                                                • $40,000 approximately                                                                                                                                                                extra consideration for course entry. Adjustment factors
       •	a one-off payment of $2000 for an international study experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       may include relevant subjects studied at school or the
       •	a guaranteed place in Swinburne’s student accommodation if            •	two twenty-week work placements with partners such as Deloitte,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for students who have
          you live more than 80km from the Hawthorn campus (subject to             KPMG, PwC, Pitcher Partners, Ernst & Young, NAB and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       experienced educational disadvantage.
          academic performance and other scholarship conditions)*.
       •	the opportunity to join our Student Ambassador Program.

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                                                                                       *Please note, you will need to apply for accommodation by the required deadline.                                                                                         Note: Some courses require supplementary application forms or have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                special application requirements; see individual course entries for details.
                                2020 UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE      SWINBURNE
Have your cake
     and eat it too                                                                                                                                                                                       Our
                                                                                                                                                                                                          courses
     Swinburne degrees are some of the most flexible around.
     Not every uni lets you change your major (or degree!) mid-way
     through. But for many of our courses, that’s exactly what you
     can do. If you like the sound of options, read on!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aviation                               32

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Built Environment and Architecture     35
     What’s in a standard degree?                                                                                                  How do I know what major and electives
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Business                               40
     Our standard degrees are made up of 24 units of study and typically take three years full-time to
                                                                                                                                   to choose?
     complete. A unit is basically another name for a subject and you’ll usually take four per semester.
                                                                                                                                   First year is a good chance to sample subjects that appeal to you.     Design                                 51
     These units (or subjects) largely fall into one of three categories:
                                                                                                                                   If you have a career in mind, choose subjects related to it. If not,
                                                                                                                                   follow your interests – they’ll lead you on a path that will become    Education                              57
                                                                                                                                   clearer in time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Engineering                            61

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Film and Television                    68
                         Core units                                                 Elective units                                 Case study:
                         Everyone enrolled in your bachelor                         Your remaining units can come from any         Brittany traded media and                                              Games and Animation                    72
                         degree (regardless of their chosen                         study area. Choose to:
                         major) will need to complete these
                                                                                                                                   communication for arts                                                 Health                                 77
                                                                                       •	take all from your course to end up
                         to graduate.                                                                                              Brittany enrolled in a Bachelor of Media and Communication with
                                                                                          with a second major,
                                                                                                                                   a major in Journalism. In first year, she completed four core units,   Information Technology                 84
                                                                                       •	take all from another course to score
                                                                                          a co-major,                              two journalism subjects and two electives. For her electives, she
                         Major units
                                                                                                                                   selected two politics subjects that sounded really interesting. She    Law                                    92
                         These specific subjects make up your                          •	take four from one area to earn
                                                                                                                                   ended up liking these so much that Brittany decided to switch
                         specialisation – pick a major you love!                          a minor, or                                                                                                     Media and Communication                97
                                                                                                                                   to a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Politics and International
                                                                                       •	mix and match based on your interests.   Relations. How did she do it? The core and major units she’d
                                                                                                                                   already completed became a portion of the elective units of her        Nursing                                103
                                                                                                                                   new degree. So Brittany continued into second year of Arts and
                                        Every degree is different but, for most of our                                             still completed her degree on time! Clever Brittany.                   Psychology                             105
                                        standard degrees, your ratio of units will be:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Science                                108
                                                                                                                                         First year as Media and Communication
                                         8                                                    4           8                                                                                               Apprenticeships                        113
                                                   8                                                                                             4            2       2
                                       8                                                             12
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Foundation skills for work and study   117
                                                                                                                                               Core          Major Elective
                                                                       OR
                                                                                                                                         First year after switching to Arts
                                8            8            8                            4       8                12
                                                                                                                                                      6               2
                              Core         Major       Elective                      Core    Major            Elective
                                                                                                                                                  Elective          Major

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Arts and Humanities

                                                                                     An arts degree is a bit like a master key                              ARTS AND HUMANITIES AT A GLANCE
                                                                                     – it can open a lot of doors. By understanding                         UNIT TYPES    Core     Major   Elective

                                                                                     language, people and culture, you’ll be able to think                                                             4   8   12
                                                                                                                                                            Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                     critically and communicate effectively. These are                        • Advertising
                                                                                     valuable, future-proof skills that can be transferred                    • Chinese
                                                                                     to almost any industry.                                                  • Cinema and Screen Studies
                                                                                                                                                              • Creative Writing and Literature
                                                                                     So whether you imagine yourself traveling the
                                                                                                                                                              • Criminology
                                                                                     world reporting on world events, writing that best-
                                                                                                                                                              • Digital Advertising Technology
                                                                                     selling book, influencing or setting public policy,
                                                                                                                                                              • Environmental Sustainability
                                                                                     or improving the lives of local communities, it all
                                                                                                                                                              • Games and Interactivity
                                                                                     begins here.
                                                                                                                                                              • Global Studies NEW!
                                                                                                                                                              • History
                           “                                                                                                                                  • Indigenous Studies NEW!

                      “
                                                                                                                                                              • Japanese
                                                                                     PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                                 • Journalism
                                                                                     Our arts and humanities courses provide many opportunities               • Media Industries
                      Having teachers that are truly                                 to connect with leading industry organisations.
                                                                                                                                                              • Philosophy
                      engaged has made the course                                    Graduates of the digital advertising technology major may be             • Politics and International Relations
                                                                                     eligible for membership of the Australian Interactive Media
                      for me. Being taught by active,                                                                                                         • Professional Writing and Editing
                                                                                     Industry Association.
                      passionate, dedicated and                                                                                                               • Social Media
                                                                                     Graduates of the journalism major may be eligible to apply for
                      successful writers has been                                    membership of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.                • Sociology

                      inspirational. Not only do they                                Double degrees may provide additional opportunities for                Certificates and diplomas in
                      show me my career possibilities,                               membership.
                                                                                                                                                              • Arts
                      but they also give realistic and                                                                                                        • Journalism
                      encouraging advice on how to                                                                                                            • Library and Information Services
                      succeed in the industry.                                                                                                                • Professional Writing and Editing
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Arts and Humanities                                                                        * GUARANTEED ENTRY ATAR An offer is guaranteed to students who
                                                                                                                    achieve this ATAR providing all other prerequisites are met. ATARs below
                                                                                                                                                                                               KEY C Croydon EV External venue D Direct FT Full-time H Hawthorn N/A Not applicable O Online PT Part-time RC Range of criteria V VTAC W Wantirna
                                                                                                                    the guaranteed entry ATAR will be considered.

                      COURSE                                                                                    GUARANTEED         DURATION         PREREQUISITES                    APPLY     COURSE                                                                                      GUARANTEED      DURATION          PREREQUISITES                  APPLY
                                                                                                                  ATAR*                                                                                                                                                                      ATAR*

                      ADVERTISING                                                                                                                                                              Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts [H]                                                          90        5 yrs FT/10 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum       V or D
                                                                                                                                                                                               Learn about commercial law with an emphasis on intellectual property law. Explore                                             study score of 25 in English
                      Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Advertising [H]                              80           4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum           V       trademarks, patents and designs, copyright, the prohibition of misleading or deceptive                                        (or equivalent) or 30 in
                                                                                                                                                    study score of 25 in English                                                                                                                                             English (EAL)
                      Bachelor of Arts with a major in Advertising [H]                                             60           3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT                                    V or D    conduct, and competition law. Gain an understanding of important social, cultural and
                                                                                                                                                    (or equivalent) or 30 in                   international developments through a range of arts majors.
                      Gain vital knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the complex and creative                                                 English (EAL)
                      world of advertising. Explore effective design and strategy, as well as advertising                                                                                      Professional accreditation: See Bachelor of Laws (page 94) and Bachelor of Arts.
                      development, implementation and evaluation. Learn how to design advertisements                                                                                           Career opportunities: Lawyer, public servant, media manager, communications
                      that not only please clients but achieve the ultimate purpose of reaching the audience                                                                                   manager, consultant, publisher, legal adviser, human rights advocate, journalist.
                      in the desired way.
                      This degree is professionally accredited by the Media Federation of Australia.                                                                                           Diploma of Arts and Communication (UniLink) [H]                                                              8 mths FT        Units 3 and 4: a minimum       V or D
                                                                                                                                                                                               This higher education diploma provides an alternative pathway to the second year of                         16 mths PT        study score of 20 in English
                      Also see Media and Communication (page 97).
                                                                                                                                                                                               a bachelor degree. The units are similar to those offered in the first year of a bachelor                                     (or equivalent) or 25 in
                      Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a                                                                                                                                                                                                                              English (EAL)
                                                                                                                                                                                               degree, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with
                      professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.
                                                                                                                                                                                               teachers. Complete units in communication skills, sociology and marketing.
                      Career opportunities: Marketing and sales professional, public relations officer,
                      advertising consultant, media planner, brand strategist.
                                                                                                                                                                                               CHINESE
                      ARTS                                                                                                                                                                     Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Chinese [H]                                    80        4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT    Units 3 and 4: a minimum         V
                                                                                                                                                                                               Bachelor of Arts with a major in Chinese [H]                                                   60        3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT    study score of 25 in English   V or D
                      Bachelor of Arts (Professional) [H]                                                          80           4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum           V                                                                                                                                     (or equivalent) or 30 in
                      Bachelor of Arts [H]                                                                         60           3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT   study score of 25 in English     V or D    Study the structure, grammar, phonetics and phonology of Chinese at beginner or                                               English (EAL)
                                                                                                                                                    (or equivalent) or 30 in                   advanced level to become prepared for a range of specialist and general professions.
                      Gain a general understanding of contemporary social and cultural developments, as                                             English (EAL)
                      well as specialised knowledge in a chosen area(s) of study. Choose from a wide range                                                                                     Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a
                      of major study areas.                                                                                                                                                    professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.
                      The advertising major is professionally accredited by the Media Federation of                                                                                            Career opportunities: Journalist, public policy analyst, welfare worker, cultural
                      Australia.                                                                                                                                                               adviser, international trade consultant, tourism and travel consultant, translator.
                      Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a
                      professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.                                                                                                    CINEMA AND SCREEN STUDIES
                      Career opportunities: Journalist, interpreter, writer, novelist, public policy analyst,
                      media and communications manager, social media planner, historian, social                                                                                                Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Cinema and Screen Studies [H]                  80        4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT    Units 3 and 4: a minimum         V
                      researcher, advertising officer, sociologist, welfare worker.                                                                                                            Bachelor of Arts with a major in Cinema and Screen Studies [H]                                 60        3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT    study score of 25 in English   V or D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (or equivalent) or 30 in
                                                                                                                                                                                               Explore moving-image traditions and theories. Develop screen-specific research and                                            English (EAL)
                      Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business [H]                                                    60           4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum         V or D    writing skills, and become prepared for roles in media organisations and across a
                      Build strong business skills and develop your understanding of contemporary social,                                           study score of 25 in English               range of creative industries.
                      media and cultural developments. Choose from a wide range of arts and business                                                (or equivalent) or 30 in
                                                                                                                                                    English (EAL)                              Also see Media and Communication (page 97).
                      majors and prepare for a career with global opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a
                      Business majors include accounting, business administration, economics,                                                                                                  professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.
                      entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, financial planning, human resource
                      management, information systems, international business, logistics and supply chain                                                                                      Career opportunities: Broadcast presenter, film researcher, production coordinator,
                      management, management, marketing and sports management.                                                                                                                 community arts worker, film distribution coordinator, film festival manager,
                                                                                                                                                                                               entertainment journalist.
                      Professional accreditation: See Bachelor of Business (page 43).
                      Career opportunities: Policy analyst, business analyst, administrator,
                      research assistant, economist, social media planner, business journalist,                                                                                                CREATIVE WRITING AND LITERATURE
                      sales manager, communication specialist, marketing specialist, human resource
                      manager, entrepreneur.                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Creative Writing                               80        4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT    Units 3 and 4: a minimum         V
                                                                                                                                                                                               and Literature [H]                                                                                       3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT    study score of 25 in English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (or equivalent) or 30 in
                      Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science [H]                                                     70           4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum         V or D    Bachelor of Arts with a major in Creative Writing and Literature [H]                           60                                                            V or D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             English (EAL)
                      Learn to solve problems with a scientific mindset while building your awareness of                                            study score of 25 in English               Gain an understanding of creative text and popular culture in literature. Develop
                      contemporary society, communication and culture. This degree will prepare you for a                                           (or equivalent) or 30 in
                                                                                                                                                                                               models for your own writing and critiquing skills in literature, while exploring subjects
                                                                                                                                                    English (EAL); and Units 3 and
                      career with global opportunities.                                                                                                                                        such as self and society.
                                                                                                                                                    4: a minimum study score of
                      Science majors include applied mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry,                                                 20 in any Mathematics                      Also see Media and Communication (page 97).
                      biotechnology and environmental science. Arts majors include politics and                                                                                                Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a
                      international relations, sociology, languages, criminology, journalism, philosophy,                                                                                      professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.
                      media industries and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Career opportunities: Journalist, publisher, writer, editor, screenwriter,
                      Career opportunities: Sustainability manager, sustainability coordinator, social                                                                                         producer, novelist.
                      media planner, science journalist, political analyst, policy researcher and adviser,
                      science communication specialist, physicist, biologist, environmental scientist,
                      industrial chemist, novelist.                                                                                                                                            CRIMINOLOGY
                      Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts [H]                                       70           4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum         V or D    Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Criminology [H]                                80        4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT    Units 3 and 4: a minimum         V
                      Gain a teaching qualification with the opportunity to pursue interests in the                                                 study score of 25 in English               Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminology [H]                                               60        3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT    study score of 25 in English   V or D
Arts and Humanities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arts and Humanities
                                                                                                                                                    (or equivalent) or 30 in                                                                                                                                                 (or equivalent) or 30 in
                      humanities. Engage in innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a                                                                                                Gain an understanding of why crimes are committed and how they affect society.
                                                                                                                                                    English (EAL); and Units 3 and                                                                                                                                           English (EAL)
                      secondary school, as well as the ability to reflect on the social, ethical and                                                                                           Examine the motivations behind criminal activity and learn how to analyse trends,
                                                                                                                                                    4: a minimum study score of
                      professional expectations that the rise of technology brings to the classroom                                                                                            formulate policies and create systems to help prevent crime.
                                                                                                                                                    20 in any Mathematics.
                      and the nature of learning.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a
                      Professional accreditation: See Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (page 60) and                                                                                          professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.
                      Bachelor of Arts.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Career opportunities: Journalist, public policy analyst, welfare worker, corrections
                      All students are required to have a valid police check and working with children check.                                                                                  officer, police officer, community development officer.
                      Career opportunities: Secondary school teacher.

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Arts and Humanities                                                                           *G
                                                                                                                      UARANTEED ENTRY ATAR An offer is guaranteed to students who
                                                                                                                     achieve this ATAR providing all other prerequisites are met. ATARs below
                                                                                                                     the guaranteed entry ATAR will be considered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  KEY C Croydon EV External venue D Direct FT Full-time H Hawthorn N/A Not applicable O Online PT Part-time RC Range of criteria V VTAC W Wantirna

                      COURSE                                                                                       GUARANTEED        DURATION          PREREQUISITES                     APPLY    COURSE                                                                                      GUARANTEED     DURATION          PREREQUISITES                   APPLY
                                                                                                                     ATAR*                                                                                                                                                                      ATAR*

                      CRIMINOLOGY (CONTINUED)                                                                                                                                                     HISTORY
                      Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology [H] NEW!                                           60           3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4 – a study score     V or D   Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in History [H]                                    80        4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum          V
                                                                                                                                                       of at least 30 in English (EAL)            Bachelor of Arts with a major in History [H]                                                   60        3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT   study score of 25 in English    V or D
                      Gain insight into both the causes of crime (criminology) and the consequences
                                                                                                                                                       or at least 25 in English other                                                                                                                                         (or equivalent) or 30 in
                      and responses to criminal behaviour (criminal justice). Learn about local and global                                                                                        Research, engage and challenge traditional ideas and practices, while developing
                                                                                                                                                       than EAL                                                                                                                                                                English (EAL)
                      criminality, traditional approaches to crime, and emerging trends and practises.                                                                                            critical skills in understanding how history is both made and written. Learn about the
                      Examine how technological advances impact the sector, such as in predicting                                                                                                 historical antecedents of contemporary problems, including themes of war and
                      crime, detecting and preventing criminal behaviour, and implementing effective                                                                                              peace, colonialism, gender, media, and political and radical history.
                      criminal sanctions. Graduates will be prepared for work in areas such as law
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a
                      enforcement, corrections, offender rehabilitation, victim support and government
                                                                                                                                                                                                  professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.
                      policy development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Career opportunities: Journalist, analyst, curator, media officer, policy adviser,
                      Career opportunities: Law enforcement officer, victim support worker,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  public relations officer, historian, writer.
                      government policy writer, corrections officer

                      DIGITAL ADVERTISING TECHNOLOGY                                                                                                                                              INDIGENOUS STUDIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Indigenous Studies [H] NEW!                    80        4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum          V
                      Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Digital Advertising Technology [H]              80           4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum            V
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Arts with a major in Indigenous Studies [H] NEW!                                   60        3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT   study score of 25 in English    V or D
                      Bachelor of Arts with a major in Digital Advertising Technology [H]                             60           3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT   study score of 25 in English      V or D                                                                                                                                (or equivalent) or 30 in
                                                                                                                                                       (or equivalent) or 30 in                   Explore the contemporary and historical experience of Indigenous Australians
                      Develop highly sought-after skills in digital advertising and digital marketing. Get                                                                                                                                                                                                                     English (EAL)
                                                                                                                                                       English (EAL)                              and investigate a range of issues faced by Indigenous cultures throughout the world.
                      experience using Adobe Experience Cloud, premium software used in creative
                      agencies, marketing teams and digital consultancies around the world. Become an
                      expert in the rapidly growing areas of digital analytics, search marketing, social media                                                                                    JAPANESE
                      marketing and video marketing.
                      Also see Media and Communication (page 97).                                                                                                                                 Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Japanese [H]                                   80        4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum          V
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Arts with a major in Japanese [H]                                                  60        3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT   study score of 25 in English    V or D
                      Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (or equivalent) or 30 in
                      professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.                                                                                                       Study the structure, grammar, phonetics and phonology of Japanese at beginner or                                             English (EAL)
                      Career opportunities: Publisher, writer, editor, social media officer, digital advertising                                                                                  advanced level to become prepared for a range of specialist and general professions.
                      specialist, advertising account manager, marketing coordinator, digital campaign                                                                                            Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a
                      manager, digital content manager, search marketing specialist, web analytics expert.                                                                                        professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Career opportunities: Journalist, public policy analyst, welfare worker, cultural
                      ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY                                                                                                                                                adviser, international trade consultant, tourism and travel consultant, translator.

                      Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Environmental Sustainability [H]                80           4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum            V
                                                                                                                                                       study score of 25 in English
                                                                                                                                                                                                  JOURNALISM
                      Bachelor of Arts with a major in Environmental Sustainability [H]                               60           3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT                                     V or D
                                                                                                                                                       (or equivalent) or 30 in
                      Examine the causes and extent of ecological destruction and the transformations                                                                                             Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Journalism [H]                                 80        4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum          V
                                                                                                                                                       English (EAL)
                      required to enable sustainable economies. Address issues such as climate change;                                                                                            Bachelor of Arts with a major in Journalism [H]                                                60        3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT   study score of 25 in English    V or D
                      the destruction of forests, arable land and oceanic fisheries; resource depletion; fossil                                                                                                                                                                                                                (or equivalent) or 30 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Combine traditional journalistic skills with online publishing, multimedia production and                                    English (EAL)
                      fuel and motor vehicle dependence; and threats to social wellbeing.                                                                                                         the skills required for interacting with audiences, social networking and building online
                      Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a                                                                                                   communities. Publish and broadcast work in online, television, radio and print outlets.
                      professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.                                                                                                       Also see Media and Communication (page 97).
                      Career opportunities: Environmental officer, sustainability policy adviser,                                                                                                 Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a
                      sustainability engagement coordinator, environmental consultant.                                                                                                            professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Career opportunities: Journalist, publisher, writer, editor, multimedia content
                      GAMES AND INTERACTIVITY                                                                                                                                                     producer, television presenter, radio presenter, investigative reporter, social
                                                                                                                                                                                                  commentator, social media coordinator, digital content manager, radio producer.
                      Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Games and Interactivity [H]                     80           4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum            V
                      Bachelor of Arts with a major in Games and Interactivity [H]                                                                     study score of 25 in English               Diploma of Screen and Media – Sports Media [H]                                                 RC           1.5 yrs FT       Satisfactory completion of        D
                                                                                                                      60           3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT                                     V or D                                                                                                                                Victorian Year 12 or
                                                                                                                                                       (or equivalent) or 30 in                   Benefit from our unique partnership with Richmond Football Club and take a
                      Learn about the role of games in contemporary society and how games are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  equivalent, or relevant work
                                                                                                                                                       English (EAL)                              focused approach towards a career in the sports media industry. With access to an
                      developing as a cultural industry. Undertake a range of projects focusing on analog                                                                                                                                                                                                                      experience. Applicants will
                      and digital games, and develop practical and creative research and communication                                                                                            elite Melbourne sporting club, you will build the skills essential for developing high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               also be required to attend an
                      skills in a games lab environment. Become equipped with the skills needed to work                                                                                           quality digital content with practical outcomes, and be well placed for employment in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               interview
                      in the rapidly evolving games industry as well as the broader digital media sector.                                                                                         the sports industry. This course includes an internship.

                      Also see Games and Animation (page 72) and Media and Communication                                                                                                          Career opportunities: Sports journalist social media coordinator, video/podcast
                      (page 97).                                                                                                                                                                  producer, project manager, campaign manager, media manager.

                      Professional degree: This degree extends the standard degree to include a                                                                                                   Certificate IV in Screen and Media (CUA41215) [H]                                                            1 yr FT         Entry into this program is      V or D
                      professional placement co-major comprising a 12-month work placement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    based on an applicant’s study
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gain practical skills and knowledge for a future in the media industry. Explore a range
                      Career opportunities: Games developer, media producer, multimedia developer,                                                                                                of specialisations in film and TV, animation and broadcast journalism to help you                                            and/or relevant work history.
                      video games developer.                                                                                                                                                      select your preferred career path.                                                                                           Some additional criteria may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               also apply.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Career opportunities: Radio producer, News interviewer, YouTube content
Arts and Humanities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arts and Humanities
                      GLOBAL STUDIES                                                                                                                                                              developer, editorial assistant.

                      Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with a major in Global Studies [H] NEW!                         80           4 yrs FT/8 yrs PT   Units 3 and 4: a minimum            V
                                                                                                                      60           3 yrs FT/6 yrs PT   study score of 25 in English      V or D
                      Bachelor of Arts with a major in Global Studies [H] NEW!
                                                                                                                                                       (or equivalent) or 30 in
                      Gain an understanding of the political, cultural, economic and social contexts                                                   English (EAL)
                      of global issues. Learn how to deal with foreign cultures, languages, worldviews
                      and values; gain an appreciation for cultural diversity and borderless societies;
                      and develop an understanding about how economic trade and geopolitical lines
                      affect our everyday lives.

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