2021 INTERNATIONAL GUIDE - Bond University
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STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD Studying overseas is an opportunity to experience a new culture, become independent and make friends from all over the world. But it can also be quite challenging to start a new life in a new country – particularly at larger universities where you can very easily get lost in the crowd. With fewer than 5,000 students, Bond University is uniquely set up to ensure our international students get the absolute best out of their overseas study experience. Our personalised teaching philosophy means our students learn in smaller class sizes with unprecedented access to their teachers. We also have a dedicated International Student Support Team offering guidance, counselling and advice on everything from homesickness to exam preparation. We ensure every student develops key employability skills and personal attributes that will ensure they stand out to future employers. Our Beyond Bond program provides undergraduate students with a range of professional activities tailored to their career goals. For our postgraduate students, we offer ‘Professional’ master’s programs in a range of study areas. These incorporate a 20-week work integrated learning semester to ensure they stand out to future employers. We offer English language programs, tutoring and extra study support, mentoring and buddy / friendship programs, and 24 / 7 security. We also have an active student association that organises regular events, special interest clubs and societies, sporting teams and social nights where you will meet new friends and future professional colleagues who will be a part of your life long after you have finished your degree. You will work hard and study hard but you’ll also meet lots of new people, build a worldwide network of friends and business contacts, and learn so much more about yourself and what you are capable of. We look forward to sharing ‘our’ Australia with you as part of a study experience that will quite literally change your life. Professor Tim Brailsford Vice Chancellor and President
CONTENTS 4 Australia’s First Private University 19 Sport is in our DNA 48 Bond Business School 5 How Bond Rates 20 Living on the Gold Coast 60 Faculty of Law 6 Destination: Gold Coast 21 Accommodation 66 Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine 8 Discover the Gold Coast 22 Scholarships and Financial Aid 75 Higher Degree Research 11 Discover Bond University 23 Career Development Centre 76 Pathways to Bond University 12 Graduates Who Stand Out Now 23 Global Alumni Network 77 English Pathways and in the Future 24 What Can I Study? 79 Academic Pathways 14 Graduate Sooner 25 Your Options Explained 80 Higher Education Diplomas 15 Personalised Support 26 Undergraduate Study Options 82 English Language Requirements 15 Learn by Doing 28 Postgraduate Study Options 82 Key Dates 16 Student Support 30 Faculty of Society & Design 83 How to Apply to Bond 18 A Unique Sense of Community and Belonging Meet Indian Bachelor of Construction Management 3 and Quantity Surveying Alumnus and Graduate Quantity Surveyor at Alder Constructions, Harsh 2021 International Guide Shukla. Harsh was the first international recipient of the prestigious Grenby Family Medal for his achievements with Bond University’s Beyond Bond program, which supports undergraduate students to develop key employability skills.
AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PRIVATE, NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNIVERSITY On 23 April, 1987, Bond University was given its University status by an Act of the State of Queensland’s Parliament. Modelled on the traditions of the world’s best educational institutions to provide an educational experience of the highest international standards, the University continues to be recognised both in Australia and internationally as a leading not-for-profit university. Our dedication to quality is supported with 100% of tuition fees being reinvested in ensuring our students have access to world-class facilities and learning resources, and learn under the guidance of expert academics. Bond University is recognised as a self-accrediting Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Bond’s programs for international students are registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). FAST FACTS* Australia’s first private, not-for-profit university. 90 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE REPRESENTED IN STUDENT COHORT 4,225 STUDENTS 1,984 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 34,577 DEGREES AWARDED *January Semester, 2020 Bond University has a global network of students from over 90 countries worldwide.
HOW BOND RATES NUMBER STUDENT EXPERIENCE EMPLOYER SATISFACTION in Australia for FIFTEEN YEARS IN A ROW in Australia in 2017 AND 2019 2020 Good Universities Guide Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2020 QS STAR RATINGS 2020 GOOD UNIVERSITIES GUIDE Teaching Overall Quality of Education Employability Teaching Quality Internationalisation Learner Engagement Facilities Learning Resources Social Responsibility Student Support Inclusiveness Skills Development Academic Development Student Retention Student Teacher Ratio 3 FULL SEMESTERS PER YEAR 2018 INTERNATIONAL Finish your degree faster with STUDENT BAROMETER semesters commencing in January, May and September. Global average, 90.2% Bond University, 94.8% STUDENT: TEACHER RATIO Overall student satisfaction Lowest in Australia 5 2021 International Guide
DESTINATION: GOLD COAST Gold Coast Airport (1 hour by bus) Surfers Paradise Byron Bay (1 hour drive) (30 min by bus and tram) Bond University Burleigh Heads (30 min by bus) Broadbeach (20 min by bus) POPULATION OF MORE THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE 57KM OF 600,000 PEOPLE 15C - 25C A YEAR COASTLINE
Darwin Brisbane Gold Coast Perth Sydney Adelaide Melbourne Brisbane (1 hour drive) Main Beach (1 hour by bus) 7 2021 International Guide
DISCOVER THE GOLD COAST Bond University is located on the Gold Coast – Australia’s sixth largest city. International students choose Bond University not only for our quality education, but for the warm climate and the unique mix of natural attractions and sightseeing opportunities right on our doorstep. Take a surfing lesson at Currumbin. Get an adrenaline rush at one of the Gold Coast’s theme parks. Hike to the top of Mount Warning and watch the sunrise.
Take a day trip to Byron Bay. Get up close and personal with some local furry friends at Currumbin Explore Springbrook’s waterfalls and bush walks. Wildlife Sanctuary. Finish up a week of study by heading out to party at Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. 9 2021 International Guide Shop all of the big brands and international boutiques at the hundreds of stores at Enjoy diverse culture and food from around the world at Gold Coast Chinatown and Pacific Fair, Harbour Town, or Robina Town Centre. Miami Marketta street food night market.
DISCOVER BOND UNIVERSITY Bond Institute of Health & Sport (located a short 8 minute drive from main campus) Programs and research based at the Institute: • Exercise and Sports Science • Occupational Therapy • Physiotherapy Faculty of Law Sustainable Development Building Bond Business School Faculty of Society & Design Bus stop Main Library Abedian School of Architecture Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Student accommodation
Sports Centre and Aquatic Centre Student accommodation Bond University College Lake Orr 11 2021 International Guide
GRADUATES WHO STAND OUT NOW AND IN THE FUTURE UNIQUE CORE CURRICULUM FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS We recognise that people have many careers throughout their lives where they require the soft skills to problem solve and apply their education to a variety of occupations. As a result, in every undergraduate degree (including our Higher Education Diplomas), we have embedded our three Bond Core subjects. This Core Curriculum teaches skills that are highly valued in contemporary organisations and will be essential to your personal and professional life in any current or future profession, regardless of discipline. Bond’s Core subjects are: • Critical Thinking and Communication • Collaboration, Teams and Leadership • Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse bond.edu.au/core-curriculum BEYOND BOND PROGRAM Beyond Bond ensures every undergraduate student develops key employability and interpersonal skills through your choice of over 200 activities including internships, volunteering, participation in global competitions, and a broad range of extracurricular professional activities - all available from your first semester. Administered by the Career Development Centre, this free program is personalised and tailored to your specific interests and career goals; presenting a life-learning experience like no other. Beyond Bond is a core requirement of all Bond’s undergraduate degrees, forging the vital link between our students and key contacts in their chosen professions. bond.edu.au/beyond-bond
PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S PROGRAMS Bond offers ‘Professional’ master’s programs for students in a range of different study areas, where you can incorporate a 20-week work integrated learning semester to complement your postgraduate program. This extensive industry experience offered within these 92-week programs will help you to improve your knowledge and skills, and gain valuable experience employers are looking for. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TRANSFORMER PROGRAM At Bond, we focus on developing adaptive, tech-savvy and future- focused graduates with a strong entrepreneurial streak. You can major in Entrepreneurship, network with industry leaders, and showcase your ideas through initiatives like Bond Business Accelerator, Gold Coast Demo Day and the World’s Challenge Challenge. Bond also offers a free co-curricular program called Transformer, which brings students together from all disciplines to collaborate on projects. Working in teams, they have access to industry experts, mentors, workshops and a 24 / 7 co-working space. bond.edu.au/transformer 13 2021 International Guide
GRADUATE SOONER Our three semester academic calendar with start dates in January, May and September means you can graduate sooner and achieve your goals faster. ACCELERATED PROGRAMS Bond’s teaching calendar is based on three semesters per year rather than In addition to fast-tracked programs, Bond offers a range of 2 year the usual two. Our programs start earlier in the year with shorter breaks ‘Professional’ master’s programs for international students between each semester so you can graduate much sooner. You could also interested in applying for a Post Study Work visa. complete a combined degree, or an undergraduate and postgraduate degree, in less time than it would take to complete a single degree at Our semester start dates are in January, May and September to give another university. you more flexibility about when to start your degree. MINIMUM STUDY TIMES AT BOND FOR A BACHELOR’S DEGREE VS OTHER UNIVERSITIES YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 Bond University Typical Australian Bond University Typical Australian Bond University Typical Australian Model Model Model Model Model Model Jan Semester 1 Semester 4 May Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 5 Semester 2 Semester 5 Sep Semester 2 Semester 4 Semester 6 Semester 3 Semester 6 Dec Bond University Others Time of graduation Semesters: 6 Semesters: 6 Semester duration: 13 - 14 weeks Semester duration: 13 - 14 weeks Teaching weeks per year: 42 Teaching weeks per year: 28 Study break / holidays: 10 weeks Study break / holidays: 24 weeks MASTER’S (PROFESSIONAL) DEGREE AT BOND VS OTHER UNIVERSITIES YEAR 1 YEAR 2 Bond University Typical Australian Bond University Typical Australian Model Model Model Model Jan Semester 1 Semester 4 May Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 2 Professional Semester (20 Weeks) Sep Semester 2 Semester 4 Semester 3 Dec Bond University Others Time of graduation Semesters: Semesters: 4 x coursework and 4 x coursework 1 x 20-week work integrated learning
PERSONALISED SUPPORT TEACHERS WHO KNOW YOU BY NAME, NOT BY NUMBER There is a big difference between being one of 25 students in a class and a personalised, hands-on advice and support with your studies and face in a crowd of up to 500. opens doors to industry placements, research projects, job opportunities and help whenever you need it. Bond’s student: teacher ratio is one of the lowest in the country and our lecturers’ doors are always open. This means you will get more LEARN BY DOING You can’t learn everything you need to know about life from a textbook. That’s why a large part of your time at Bond involves putting theory into practice and building life experience. LEARN FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE Our academics don’t just teach. They consult to major companies, liaise with Bond has international exchange agreements with more than 80 leading global governments, present at international conferences and work on universities worldwide. Expand your global horizons and increase your ground-breaking research. You’ll learn from their real-life case studies and employment prospects by studying, living and working in another country. the industry leaders they bring to campus as guest lecturers and mentors. TOOLS OF THE TRADE EXPERIENCE THE REAL WORLD From our film and television studios to the Bond FinTech Hub, we have the At Bond University, we break down the barriers between the classroom and very latest tools and technologies here on campus. And our small, the real world, giving our students access to practical experience, current personalised classes mean that everyone gets the chance to use them. workplace knowledge and industry contacts through internships, clinical • 40 Bloomberg terminal access, more than any other university in placements, study tours, projects, global competitions and more. Australia • Our Business students learn from entrepreneurs and start-ups in Silicon • One of the largest film and television production facilities in South-East Valley, Japan and Thailand Queensland • Our Law students argue mooting cases in Hong Kong, Beijing, Canada • Paperless e-courtrooms and Queensland’s own Supreme Court • High altitude sport and exercise training rooms • Our Sports Science students work with elite athletes and professional • Digital fabrication labs teams from all over the world • Clinical skills rooms • Our interns travel to amazing global cities such as Washington DC, Paris, • 3D printers, robots, simulators and more. London and New York. START YOUR CAREER NOW - WORK WHILE YOU STUDY GET READY FOR THE WORKFORCE Your Australian Student visa allows you to work up to 40 hours per As a small university, our Career Development Centre works with every fortnight. Bond’s Career Development Centre may be able to help you student to arrange relevant internships, employer placements, work find part-time work in your chosen field or industry while you are studying experience and industry projects – not just towards the end of your degree, at university. but from day one. 15 2021 International Guide Students using VR technology in Bond’s Medicine Laboratories.
STUDENT SUPPORT Our team of experienced specialists are available on campus at any time to help you with everything from subject enrolment, tutoring and study support through to personal security and counselling. ACADEMIC SUPPORT 24 / 7 SECURITY Our academics and faculty support staff know their students by name. Their Your safety is our number-one priority, and our Security team are available open-door policy makes it easy to ask for help at any time. on campus 24 / 7. You can drop by their office or give them a call if you ever need assistance. ACADEMIC AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT The Academic Skills Centre offers free personalised one-on-one help with BOND UNIVERSITY STUDENT ASSOCIATION (BUSA) academic writing and assignment organisation, referencing, time BUSA gives students a voice on campus by providing advocacy and support. management, study strategies, presentations English and maths. Academic It is also a vital information hub, connecting you to social networks, clubs, skills workshops are also run throughout the semester. associations and co-curricular activities. For more information, visit busa.com.au IT / TECH SUPPORT The IT Service Desk knows everything about our technology and computer HEALTH AND WELLBEING systems, from Wi Fi and mobile access through to audio-visual and Our on-campus Medical Clinic is staffed full-time by a doctor and a nurse. conferencing equipment. Visit them at their desk in the main library. We also offer free confidential counselling from our qualified psychologist and specialised support for students with a disability. MENTORING Our alumni and industry connections are ready, willing and available to CULTURAL DIVERSITY provide personal guidance and valuable career advice. Bond University provides a caring, inclusive and respectful environment with support, social networks and clubs for students of different races, CAREER PREPARATION religions and cultural backgrounds, including LGBTIQ+ and First Nations Connect with the Career Development Centre from day one to access free students. workshops and one-on-one careers guidance. Their qualified Employment Services Specialists will also facilitate your industry internships and RESPECT. NOW. ALWAYS. placements. Bond University and the Bond University Student Association (BUSA) are jointly committed to a healthy culture of respect and responsibility that provides for a safe and supportive campus for everyone. 9 DEDICATED INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT GLOBAL Bond has a large contingent of international students, coming from over 90 countries. Our specialist NETWORK International Student Team can help you manage any issues relating to student visas, Overseas Students from more than 90 countries worldwide Student Health Cover (OSHC), English language tutoring and personal counselling. Get assistance with all of your student needs at the Student Business Centre.
FRANCISCO BRIGNONE Master of Sport Management Argentina The highlight of my time at Bond so far has been the wide range of people I have met from countries all around the world and the exposure to different languages and cultures. Also, the small class size allows better access to the lecturers to learn from their experience; and the industry opportunities provide the chance to gain experience during our studies. 17 As a result of these opportunities, I completed an internship with the U20 Australia Rugby Team as 2021 International Guide part of the Oceania Championship which has helped me to learn how to progress my career in sports management.
A UNIQUE SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND BELONGING Life as a student at Bond is a rich and rewarding experience leading to genuine friendships and professional connections. GLOBAL COHORT BOND UNIVERSITY STUDENT ASSOCIATION (BUSA) Our campus is home to a truly diverse mix of students from Student activities are organised under the umbrella of BUSA all corners of the globe who will challenge and inspire you by which also serves as the student representative body on opening your eyes to a world of new perspectives. They’re academic and administrative issues. highly motivated to succeed, they’re actively engaged in campus life and they’ll ensure you never feel lost or alone. All students pay a Student Activities Membership (SAM) fee each semester which covers the cost of their membership to ORIENTATION all University clubs and societies, and access to all facilities Bond offers a dedicated orientation session for all new and classes at the Bond University Sports Centre. international students to help you find out more about studying and living in Australia and meet other new students RELIGION from around the world before classes start. Our experienced Australia is a multicultural society where you are free to staff and current students will be on hand to provide practise your religion. Most of the world’s religions are important information about studying at Bond, what to represented on the Gold Coast, and you will find many places expect in your first semester, student associations to be of worship near campus. As a Bond student, you will be involved in, as well as answer any of your questions. You can supported in your faith through a number of religious clubs also join campus tours and a wide variety of social activities and societies, as well as a multifaith prayer room. All food to get to know the campus and local area. outlets on campus serve halal and vegetarian food options. CLUBS AND SOCIETIES FOOD Bond University is renowned for its friendly vibe and active Between our small classes and active social life, you’ll know social life, which centres on the huge variety of campus clubs, almost everyone on campus by the end of your first semester. societies and student events. And you’ll find plenty of places to catch up with your new friends for coffee, lunch or a night out without having to leave They range from academic societies such as the Journalism the campus: Students’ Association and Law Students’ Association through • Lakeside Bar and Restaurant – A collective dining to community welfare, sporting, professional, political and experience with food from every corner of the globe special interest groups. • Bond Express – Our on-campus convenience store, also serving snacks and beverages Our international students can connect with friends from • Papyrus Café – For hot and cold drinks, light meals and home at on-campus cultural organisations such as the snacks Chinese Students’ Association, the Canadian Law Students’ • Don’s Tavern – Our fully licensed bar and social hub of the Association and more; while religious clubs support our University Christian, Jewish and Muslim students (a prayer room is • University Club – Gourmet à la carte fine dining overlooking located on campus). Lake Orr • Coffee Cart at Palm Court – For a quick caffeine or sugar fix EVENTS ON CAMPUS • Pulse Café - For hot and cold drinks, light meals and snacks There’s always something happening on campus, starting • Kinetic Café – At the Bond Institute of Health & Sport with our welcome ‘Jingerri’ barbeque held each semester by the Student Society for Indigenous Awareness. There is also Just outside the campus, you will find even more options for Wednesday by the Water - a weekly free barbeque lunch on eating and socialising at Varsity Lakes Market Square, which the banks of Lake Orr. has coffee shops, restaurants, a pub and a supermarket. Other groups hold film nights, fundraisers and social SPORT AND FITNESS get-togethers, and, in honour of our diverse global cohort, Bond offers a variety of opportunities to get involved in various clubs organise special celebrations to coincide with sports. See the next page for more information about our international and multicultural festivals, including the Sports Centre, sports facilities, sports clubs and more. Super Bowl, Canada Day, Chinese New Year and our Global Food Festival.
SPORT IS IN OUR DNA Sport and education are entwined at Bond University. We have a proud sporting tradition and we provide opportunities for students to participate at a social, competitive or professional level. BOND UNIVERSITY SPORTS CENTRE ESPORTS The University’s multi-million dollar Sports Centre incorporates a state-of- A recent addition to Bond’s high performance sports facilities is the the-art gymnasium, TRX Suspension Training Studio, boxing circuit training state-of-the-art Esports Hub. Devoted to competitive video-gaming, the room, and a regular timetable of group exercise classes. Bond’s Aquatic Esports Hub is equipped with 12 high-performance gaming machines, a Centre includes a 50m Olympic-size heated swimming pool and a FINA- training and coaching facility for analysis and strategy and the ability to ratified 10-lane, 25m pool. The campus also features extensive outdoor stream to Bond’s 500-seat theatre for an audience. sporting facilities for rugby, AFL, cricket and tennis as well as indoor basketball, netball, esports, futsal, badminton, volleyball, cricket nets and ELITE SPORT PROGRAM squash courts. Bond University is a member of the Australian Sport Commission’s Elite Athlete Education Network (EAEN), which provides flexible study loads and SPORT CLUBS requirements for athletes at the very top of their sport. Athletes competing Joining a sporting club is a great way to meet new friends and Bond has at a state, national or international level in their chosen sport are invited to more than 20 to choose from. Competing under the Bond Bull Sharks apply to the Bond Elite Sport Program. banner you’ll have the opportunity to compete in the Australian University Nationals. SPORTS RESEARCH The Bond Institute of Health & Sport is a world-class teaching and training HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS centre which regularly hosts international athletes and professional teams. Bond has key performance sports including swimming, rugby, Specialist training and preparation facilities of the Institute’s High rugby sevens (men and women), AFL (men and women), triathlon, netball, Performance Training Centre include a 25m indoor lap pool, temperature equestrian and esports offering world-class coaching, facilities and controlled recovery pools, oxygen-regulated altitude training room and the partnerships to ensure we compete at the highest level both domestically sports science laboratories. The Institute is also used extensively by and internationally. Olympic and international athletes of distinction students studying exercise and sports science, physiotherapy and populate the sports in these programs. occupational therapy. 19 2021 International Guide Bond University’s Sports Centre, featuring a world-class gym, state-of-the-art Aquatic Centre, group exercise facilities, and more.
LIVING ON THE GOLD COAST Australia’s Gold Coast – it’s one of the best places in the world to live and study. GETTING AROUND THE GOLD COAST GETTING TO BOND UNIVERSITY By train – A rail service operates from Robina or Varsity From Gold Coast Airport – 30 minute drive Lakes station close to Bond University, to the Brisbane CBD, Brisbane Airports and other Gold Coast destinations. From Brisbane Airport – 1 hour drive By bus – Regular bus services operate from in front of the Airport transfers from either the Gold Coast or University to the main shopping, residential and tourist areas Brisbane airports can be booked via on the Gold Coast. bond.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortal Walking distance from campus – there are shops, a small Rideshare services such as Uber, DiDi and Ola are available to supermarket, cafes, restaurants and facilities just outside the and from the airports with designated pick-up zones. campus at Varsity Lakes. WEEKLY LIVING COSTS* The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs requires students to have access to a minimum of $21,041 per year to fund their living expenses. On-campus accommodation Off-campus accommodation Homestay Rent $165 - $570 $165 - $440 $255 - $275 Food $134 - $166 dining plan** $80 - $280 Included Electricity, gas, water Included $20 - $50 Included Transport N/A (on campus) $15 - $55 $20 - $40 Mobile phone $5 - $10 $5 - $10 $5 - $10 Entertainment $30 - $100 $30 - $100 $30 - $100 Total cost per week $334 - $846 $315 - $935 $310 - $425 Total cost per semester $4,676 - $11,844 $4,410 - $13,090 $4,340 - $5,950 *Prices are based on a 14-week semester and can vary depending on budget and lifestyle. **Dining plan is compulsory for those living on campus. Minimum $2,000 per semester. OTHER COSTS When considering the costs associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you’ll finish Free WiFi your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university. This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings. Other costs you will need to budget for include: • Tuition fees Free Gym • Visa application fees • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) • Student Activities Membership (SAM) Fee • Flights Free Parking • Cost of living • Other personal and study-related expenses
ACCOMMODATION Bond is located in a landscaped residential neighbourhood with a wide range of on-campus and off-campus accommodation available for our students within easy walking distance of all University study and recreational facilities. ON-CAMPUS OFF-CAMPUS On-campus housing offers your choice of air-conditioned single or shared There is a wide range of rental accommodation surrounding the University rooms. Residents benefit from one-on-one academic and personal support if you would like to live off campus. Options include houses or apartments from the live-in team of Senior Resident Fellows, Resident Student Fellows on a single or shared basis with weekly rent varying, depending on size, and Tutor Fellows. location and the number of bedrooms. You will also need to budget for a security deposit (bond), food, electricity and internet. MEAL PLANS For students living on campus, it is compulsory to have a dining plan. These Nearby off-campus accommodation options: flexible prepaid plans can be used to purchase meals on campus at Lakeside varsitytowers.com.au Bar and Restaurant, Papyrus Café, Don’s Tavern, Coffee Cart at Palm Court, thereserve.com.au Bond Express, Pulse Café and the University Club. thecape.net.au chancellorlakeside.com.au APPLYING FOR ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION centralparkapartments.com.au Our on-campus rooms are in high demand, so we recommend you complete brooklynapartments.com.au your application as soon as the accommodation booking period opens. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org To view rooms online: bond.edu.au/accommodation COUPLE AND FAMILY ACCOMMODATION HOMESTAY There is a variety of rental accommodation available across the Gold Coast, Homestay accommodation offers students a fully supported living ranging from beachside apartments to suburban family homes near experience with a local host family. Bond University’s homestay program is schools, business precincts and retail centres. professionally managed by the Australian Homestay Network. Popular websites: homestaynetwork.org realestate.com.au domain.com.au SHARE ACCOMMODATION Students regularly advertise for flatmates in a variety of units, townhouses and larger homes located in suburbs adjacent to the campus (Varsity Lakes, Robina) and further afield. Popular website: flatmates.com.au 21 2021 International Guide Premium Single Room - accommodation offered through on-campus housing (Building 7, South Tower).
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID One of the key ways Bond University identifies future leaders is through our scholarship program. BOND UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES HELP FROM HOME Bond offers a number of part-tuition scholarships and bursaries to Many countries offer their citizens scholarships, grants or some form of international students for undergraduate, postgraduate and research student loans for overseas study. For the most up-to-date advice, go to your degrees. Applicants will need to demonstrate outstanding academic ability, country’s government website. strong leadership skills and community engagement. Visit our website for selection criteria, conditions and application closing dates. Postgraduate and research funding may also be available through your home university, your employer or professional organisations in your bond.edu.au/scholarships country or region. AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS bond.edu.au/financing-your-studies The Australian Government funds scholarships for next-generation leaders from around the world to undertake study and research in Australia. The STUDENT OPPORTUNITY FUND Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities for citizens of The Student Opportunity Fund provides grants of up to AUD$2,000 to help developing countries in Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa to study finance unique and outstanding ‘beyond the classroom’ educational full-time in Australia at undergraduate or postgraduate level. experiences for our current students, including academic, leadership and other extracurricular activities. Visit our website for eligibility and dfat.gov.au/australia-awards application dates. bond.edu.au/student-opportunity-fund CHARMAINE CHONG International Scholarship Recipient Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws Malaysia My experience at Bond has been amazing. Being able to finish my combined degree up to a year ahead of other universities, and the high quality teaching and learning environments, drove my decision to come to Bond. The small classes here have allowed me to engage more with other students and build better relationships with my lecturers. The staff are incredibly kind and helpful, which helped me to adjust into a whole new environment very quickly.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Whether you want to change the world, change your community or change your life, the journey to your future starts on campus at the Career Development Centre (CDC). From your first weeks at University, our team of qualified Employment • Australian Institute of Sport Services Specialists can help you develop your career goals or guide you • Australian Rugby Union through the career change process. They offer a range of workshops, • Gold Coast Health seminars and networking functions, and will work with you one-on-one • InterContinental to identify career opportunities, write applications and resumes, make • John Flynn Private Hospital connections with key employers and recruitment agencies, and prepare • KPMG for interviews. • Lend Lease • Macquarie Group You’ll find job listings in 24 countries worldwide on the online careers and • Marriott employment portal, which can put you in contact with graduate recruitment • Mercer representatives in your field. They also host Bond’s annual Job and • Pindara Private Hospital Internship Fair and over 50 employer events a year. • PwC • Quantium The CDC also serves as the vital link between students and our industry • Suncorp Group partners to manage internships and placements that offer practical • Sunland Group experience and potential career contacts with leading Australian and • World Surf League international employers. Ongoing career support is available to all Bond students even after they Our industry partners include many leading organisations such as: graduate, providing you with life-long advice and guidance, as well as access • Accor to the online careers portal. • AECOM • ANZ bond.edu.au/cdc • Australian Stock Exchange • Australian Football League • Amnesty International INTERNSHIPS AND PLACEMENTS CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE The Career Development Centre is a vital link between Find job listings in 24 countries worldwide on students and industry partners. In 2019, the CDC assisted our online careers and employment portal. with 750 industry placements for Bond students. GLOBAL ALUMNI NETWORK As a Bond graduate, you will become a member of a worldwide alumni network, providing you with contacts, support and friendship wherever you may go. On campus, you’ll benefit from the global perspectives and experience that Our Alumni also play an active role in life on campus: our diverse student cohort bring to the classroom, discussions and group • Offering our students exclusive work experience opportunities, assignments. You’ll also form lifelong friendships and empowering internships and clinical placements relationships with people from all over the world. • Sharing their wealth of life and career experience as regular guest speakers and lecturers These connections are maintained and developed long after you graduate • Partnering with individual students through our Alumni Mentor Program through Bond’s active Alumni Association. 23 • Contributing to the University’s Ambition Fund. With more than 28,000 graduates now living and working in over 130 2021 International Guide countries, you’ll find Bond Alumni Committees active in every corner of the globe; willing to offer help, friendship and professional connections.
WHAT CAN I STUDY? Bond University provides options for all levels of tertiary study - from English language and academic preparation programs through to bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. HIGHER DEGREES BY RESEARCH (HDR) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Maximum 4 years Master of Philosophy (MPhil): Maximum 2 years POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK PROGRAMS Master’s: 2 - 6 semesters (8 months - 2 years) Master’s (Professional): 4 semesters plus 20-week professional portfolio (92 weeks) POSTGRADUATE Graduate Diploma: 2 semesters (8 months) Graduate Certificate: 1 semester (4 months) UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS UNDERGRADUATE Bachelor’s: 6 - 8 semesters (2 - 3 years) Bachelor’s with Honours: Additional 2 - 3 semesters (1 year) of coursework, seminars and supervised research ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ACADEMIC PATHWAYS Bond University College (see page 76) PRE-UNIVERSITY Higher Education Diplomas: 2 semesters (8 months) Diploma Preparation Program: 1 semester (4 months) Foundation Program: 2 semesters (8 months) English for Academic Purposes General English
YOUR OPTIONS EXPLAINED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS BACHELOR’S DEGREE Bond University has specific English language entry requirements for Admission to a bachelor’s degree is usually based on high school academic each of our programs. See page 82 or the individual program listings for results and English language criteria. further details. PATHWAY OPTIONS CREDIT TRANSFER If you don’t meet the academic entry requirements for your chosen You may be able to transfer subject credits into your chosen Bond degree bachelor’s degree, you could study the Bond University College Foundation for previous post-secondary studies in a relevant or related field. You can Program, Diploma Preparation Program or a Higher Education Diploma at apply for a credit transfer by including certified copies of transcripts from Bond University College as a pathway first. See page 76 for further details. your previous studies, detailed course outlines and subject descriptions. For more information, visit bond.edu.au/credit. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS Admission to postgraduate coursework degrees generally requires a GRADUATE SOONER WITH OUR THREE SEMESTER SYSTEM bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, however in some Bond’s teaching calendar is based on three semesters per year, rather than cases, extensive career experience in a relevant industry may meet the the usual two. Our programs start earlier in the year, with shorter breaks entry criteria. between each semester so you can graduate much sooner. You could also complete a combined degree or an undergraduate and postgraduate Bond also offers ‘Professional’ master’s programs for students in a range degree in less time than it would take to complete a single degree at of different study areas, where you can incorporate a 20-week work another university. integrated learning semester to complement your postgraduate program. This extensive industry experience will improve your knowledge, skills and Our semester start dates are in January, May and September to give you employability, helping you stand out to future employers. more flexibility about when you start your degree. HIGHER DEGREES BY RESEARCH (HDR) STUDY SCHEDULE Admission to HDR programs generally requires a bachelor’s degree with International students must commit to a full-time study load as a Class I or Class II Honours, a postgraduate qualification incorporating requirement of their Australian student visa. A full-time study load is the a significant research component, or a record of significant research equivalent of three to four subjects per semester. experience deemed to be of a comparable standard to a bachelor’s degree with Class I or Class II Honours. See page 75 for further details. 25 2021 International Guide The John & Alison Kearney Main Library houses over 240,000 ebooks, 120,000 physical items and 75,000 electronic and print journals.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS There’s a lot to consider when deciding what you will study. Knowing where your degree will take you after you graduate is very important. Use this index to explore your study options based on your career interests. ARCHITECTURE AND COMMUNICATION AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT CREATIVE MEDIA For careers relating to architecture, real estate, property, For careers relating to advertising, film and television, digital construction management and quantity surveying. media, communication and media, journalism, marketing and public relations. Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying 33 Bachelor of Arts 32 Bachelor of Design in Architecture 32 Bachelor of Communication 34 Bachelor of Project Management 36 Bachelor of Communication (Business) 34 Bachelor of Property 36 Bachelor of Creative Arts 34 y Diploma of Built Environment 80 Bachelor of Film and Television 34 Bachelor of Film and Television (3 Year Program) 34 Bachelor of Journalism 35 y Diploma of Arts 80 HEALTH SCIENCES AND BUSINESS AND COMMERCE MEDICINE For careers relating to accounting, actuarial science, For careers relating to exercise and sports science, big data, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, hotel health sciences, biomedical science and medicine. and tourism management, international business, Bachelor of Biomedical Science 68 management, sport management and marketing. Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance 68 Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science 68 Bachelor of Actuarial Science (Honours available) 50 Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours available) 69 Bachelor of Actuarial Science (3 Year Program) 50 Medical Program^ 69 Bachelor of Business 50 y Diploma of Health Sciences 81 Bachelor of Business (3 Year Program) 50 Bachelor of Business Data Analytics 51 Bachelor of Business Data Analytics (3 Year Program) 51 Bachelor of Commerce 51 Bachelor of Commerce (3 Year Program) 51 Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management 52 Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (3 Year Program) 52 Bachelor of Sport Management 52 y Diploma of Business 80 ^Please note that direct entry into the Bond Medical Program is currently not available for international students. There are a number of pathways available to international students to join the Medical Program, including successful completion of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (in the Pre-Health Professional major), the Master of Occupational Therapy, the Doctor of Physiotherapy or the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice. Upon completion of one of these degrees, and meeting the minimum required GPA, students will be eligible to be considered for selection to enter Year 2 of the Medical Program. y Academic pathway program for those who cannot obtain direct entry, please refer to page 80 for more details.
HUMANITIES, LANGUAGES SOCIAL SCIENCES, PSYCHOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COUNSELLING AND CRIMINOLOGY For careers relating to Australian studies, language and culture, For careers relating to criminology, counselling, behaviour international relations, politics, international trade and management and psychology. philosophy. Bachelor of Arts 32 Bachelor of Arts 32 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours available) 37 Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) 35 Bachelor of Social Science 37 Bachelor of International Relations 35 y Diploma of Arts 80 Bachelor of International Relations (3 Year Program) 35 Bachelor of Policy, Philosophy and Economics 36 y Diploma of Arts 80 LAW COMBINED DEGREE OPTIONS For careers relating to law, dispute resolution, business law, Bond University offers a range of combined degrees. corporate and commercial law. Bachelor of Actuarial Science / Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business Law 62 Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Jurisprudence 62 Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Laws 62 Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce y Diploma of Legal Studies 81 Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Social Science Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Communication (Business) / Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Business Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Laws 27 2021 International Guide
POSTGRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS There’s a lot to consider when deciding what you will study. Knowing where your degree will take you after you graduate is very important. Use this index to explore your study options based on your career interests. ARCHITECTURE AND BUSINESS AND COMMERCE BUILT ENVIRONMENT For career progression and professional development in the For career progression and professional development in the fields of project management, construction practice, planning, fields of accounting, actuarial science, business, data analytics, architecture and property valuation. entrepreneurship, finance, hotel and tourism management and Master of Architecture 38 sport management. Master of Architecture (Professional) 38 Master of Accounting 53 Master of Building Information Modelling and Integrated Master of Accounting (Professional) 53 Project Delivery 40 Master of Actuarial Practice 53 Master of Building Surveying 40 Master of Actuarial Science 54 Master of City Planning 41 Master of Actuarial Science (Professional) 54 Master of City Planning (Professional) 41 Master of Actuarial Science (Specialisation) 54 Master of Construction Practice 42 Master of Business 54 Master of Construction Practice (Professional) 42 Master of Business (Professional) 54 Master of Project Innovation 44 Master of Business Administration 55 Master of Project Management 45 Master of Business Administration (Professional) 55 Master of Project Management (Professional) 45 Master of Business Data Analytics 56 Master of Valuation and Property Development 47 Master of Business Data Analytics (Professional) 56 Master of Valuation and Property Development Master of Finance 57 (Professional) 47 Master of Finance (Professional) 57 Graduate Diploma in Architecture 38 Master of Financial Management 57 Graduate Diploma in Building Information Modelling and Master of Financial Management (Professional) 57 Integrated Project Delivery 40 Master of International Hotel and Tourism Management 58 Graduate Diploma in City Planning 41 Master of International Hotel and Tourism Management Graduate Diploma in Construction Practice 42 (Professional) 58 Graduate Diploma of Valuation and Property Development 47 Master of Management 58 Graduate Certificate of Valuation and Property Master of Sport Management 59 Development 47 Master of Sport Management (Professional) 59 Graduate Certificate in Building Information Modelling and Integrated Project Delivery 40 BBT Global Leadership MBA 58 Graduate Certificate in Construction Practice 42 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 55 Master of Philosophy 75 Graduate Diploma in Sport Management 59 Doctor of Philosophy 75 Graduate Certificate in Business 54 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration 55 Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics 56 Graduate Certificate in Sport Management 59 Master of Philosophy 75 Doctor of Philosophy 75 COMMUNICATION AND CREATIVE MEDIA For career progression and professional development in the fields of advertising, communication and media and public relations. Master of Communication 41 Master of Communication (Professional) 41 Master of Philosophy 75 Doctor of Philosophy 75 Program also available online.
HEALTH SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, PSYCHOLOGY, MEDICINE COUNSELLING AND CRIMINOLOGY For career progression and professional development in the For career progression and professional development in fields of health, medicine, occupational therapy, nutrition psychology and criminology. and physiotherapy. Master of Criminology 43 Master of Healthcare Innovations 70 Master of Criminology (Professional) 43 Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice 71 Master of Psychology (Clinical) 46 Master of Occupational Therapy 73 Master of Professional Psychology 46 Doctor of Physiotherapy 74 Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science 46 Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations 70 Graduate Certificate in Criminology 43 Graduate Diploma in Nutrition 71 Master of Philosophy 75 Graduate Certificate in Health Systems 70 Doctor of Philosophy 75 Graduate Certificate in Nutrition 71 Medical Program^ 69 HIGHER DEGREES Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) 74 BY RESEARCH Doctor of Philosophy 75 For career progression in a range of research related disciplines. HUMANITIES, LANGUAGES AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Master of Arts (by Research) 47 Master of Laws (by Research) 65 For career progression and professional development in the Master of Philosophy 75 fields of applied linguistics, TESOL, language and culture, Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) 74 international relations, politics, policy and global governance. Doctor of Legal Science (Research) 65 Doctor of Philosophy 75 Master of Arts (Coursework) 39 Master of Arts (TESOL) 39 Master of Arts (TESOL) (online) 39 COMBINED DEGREE OPTIONS Master of International Relations 44 Master of International Relations (Professional) 44 Bond University offers a range of combined degrees. Graduate Certificate in TESOL 39 Master of Architecture / Master of Project Management Graduate Certificate in TESOL (online) 39 Master of Accounting / Master of Business Administration Master of Arts (by Research) 39 Master of Finance / Master of Business Administration Master of Philosophy 75 Master of Business Administration / Doctor of Philosophy 75 Master of Project Management Master of City Planning / Master of Project Management Master of Communication / Master of Project Management LAW Master of Construction Practice / Master of Project Management Master of Criminology / Master of Project Management For career progression and professional development in the Master of International Relations / Master of Project Management fields of business law, corporate and commercial law, dispute Master of Sport Management / Master of Project Management resolution, international trade law, and philosophy. Master of Valuation and Property Development / Juris Doctor 63 Master of Project Management Master of Laws 64 Master of Project Innovation / Master of Project Management Master of Legal Administration 64 Master of Laws in International Commercial Law (online) 64 Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice 65 Master of Laws (by Research) 65 Doctor of Legal Science (Research) 65 Doctor of Philosophy 75 29 2021 International Guide Program also available online. ^Please note that direct entry into the Bond Medical Program is currently not available for international students. There are a number of pathways available to international students to join the Medical Program, including successful completion of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (in the Pre-Health Professional major), the Master of Occupational Therapy, the Doctor of Physiotherapy or the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice. Upon completion of one of these degrees, and meeting the minimum required GPA, students will be eligible to be considered for selection to enter Year 2 of the Medical Program.
FA C U LT Y O F S O C I E T Y & D E S I G N Annual Abedian School of Architecture Spring Show - Architecture Student Exhibition. RESEARCH AT THE FOREFRONT GLOBAL INTENSIVE OF SUSTAINABILITY ENDORSEMENTS The Faculty of Society & Design Our Sustainability Building was Accreditation benefits our houses the Interdisciplinary the first building in Australia to students by producing Centre for the Artificial Mind achieve a 6 Star Green Star - graduates who are ready for (iCAM) and the Centre for Education PILOT Certified Rating the workforce. See Comparative Construction for design by the Green Building bond.edu.au/fsd for a full list Research. Council of Australia. of Bond’s accreditations.
FILM AND TELEVISION STUDIOS PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC Students have access to state-of-the-art film facilities and equipment, such A first-class teaching and research facility, the Bond University Psychology as the Sony F65 camera, 35mm and 16mm camera kits, all with Zeiss prime Clinic is a private University teaching clinic offering mental health services lenses, and high-end Panasonic Cine-HD cameras. There are over 40 editing to the Gold Coast community. Student psychologists working in the Clinic stations, with Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro, Pro-Tools LE and have completed at least four years of full-time equivalent university training 5.1 HD audio mixing suites, and a fully equipped three-camera digital in psychology and undertake their internships under the supervision of television studio. highly qualified academic staff. DIGITAL IMMERSION LAB AND DIGITAL DESIGN LAB ABEDIAN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE The Digital Immersion Lab is a creative space that is fitted out with The Abedian School of Architecture is an award-winning, design-driven state-of-the-art equipment including the latest PC and gaming consoles, professional school, characterised by an international outlook and virtual reality technologies and an extensive library of game titles. The motivated by the goal of graduating architects capable of shifting the Digital Design Lab is a cutting-edge teaching space with the latest direction of future practice. All students get their own desk and 24 / 7 development software and technology, such as 3D printing, VR / AR and access to the building, as well as being taught in small, hands-on classes hi-spec PCs. through a collaborative design studio environment. INDUSTRY LINKS The Faculty of Society & Design has developed industry partnerships with leading organisations including: • AECOM • Australian Institute of Quantity • Royal Institute of • Amnesty International Surveyors Chartered Surveyors • Australian Good Food Guide • Australian Property Institute • Screen Queensland Australian Institute of Channel 7 Australia Smart Erickson 31 • • • Building Surveyors • Channel 10 Australia • Sunland Group • Australian Institute of • General Electric • Turner & Townsend 2021 International Guide International Affairs • Gold Coast Bulletin • Washington Internship Institute • Australian Institute of Project • Lend Lease Management • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Architecture IELTS Starting Duration Subjects Fee* 6.5 Jan 6 semesters 27 $126,240 Bachelor of Design in Architecture (6.0) May (2 years) ($21,040 per semester) Sep CRICOS Course Code 0101291 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION CAREER OUTCOMES • Designed to prepare you with theoretical and practical experience relating to • Graduates of this degree may gain employment in architectural firms, design, problem solving, construction and communication that can be applied government, construction, development, infrastructure and planning to a wide range of careers. industries in Australia and around the world. • Successful completion of this program will enable you to progress to Bond’s Master of Architecture (CRICOS 078184J), which can lead to becoming a Registered Architect. Taught in the Abedian School of Architecture, where you’ll Learn from industry-leading architects through tutorials, have 24 / 7 access. critiques, competitions and the Architecture Lecture Series. Arts IELTS Starting Duration Subjects Fee* Bachelor of Arts 6.5** Jan May 6 semesters (2 years) 24 $126,240 ($21,040 per semester) CRICOS Course Code 063052M Sep PROGRAM DESCRIPTION • Global Studies (Sustainability) • A generalist program offering you flexibility in your choice of majors with the • International Relations# opportunity to either specialise in a particular area of study, or to select • Japanese Language and Culture complementary majors. • Journalism • Language and Culture MAJORS • Media Studies • Philosophy You will complete two or three majors, or one double major, from the list below: • Psychology# • Advertising • Public Relations • Advertising Design & Production# • Social Media • Australian Studies • Spanish Language and Culture • Behaviour Management and Counselling • Chinese Language and Culture # • Cinema Journalism# Denotes a double major can be undertaken in this area. • Communication • Corporate Storytelling PATHWAYS • Counselling Interventions • The Diploma of Arts provides a pathway to the Bachelor of Arts for those who • Criminology# do not meet the entry requirements (refer to page 80) • Digital Media • Film and Television# COMBINED PROGRAM • French Language and Culture • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (CRICOS 093912A) *Fees per semester are based on an average calculation of 2021 fees and may differ depending on the subjects and majors you take in each semester. For more information on current fees, visit bond.edu.au/fees. Fees are not inclusive of additional costs such as Student Activities Membership, accommodation, textbooks and living costs. **IELTS score 6.5 (Writing 6.5, Reading 6.0, Listening 6.0, Speaking 6.0) FAC U LT Y O F S O C I E T Y & D E S I G N Learn in the multi-award winning Abedian School of Architecture featuring open plan studios, exhibition spaces, fabrication workshops and even a digital robotics lab.
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