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Contents About Griffith 2 Life in Queensland 4 Our location 6 Build your career 8 Work while you study 10 Scholarships 11 Accommodation 12 Cost of living 13 Your student experience 14 Student support 16 Know your options 18 What am I eligible to study? 19 Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) 20 Griffith College 22 Remarkable research 24 Index 26 Architecture, construction and planning 28 Business and government 30 Criminology and law 36 Education 39 Engineering, IT and aviation 42 Humanities, languages and social science 47 Medicine, dentistry and health 50 Music and performing arts 58 Science and environment 60 Visual and creative arts 63 Undergraduate academic entry requirements 66 How to apply 68 How to use this guide 69 Griffith in numbers 6 campuses 50,000+ students 8,500+ international students 200,000+ graduates 130+ nationalities 200+ degrees
1 Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 Welcome Welcome to the 2020 Griffith University International Student Guide. As a former international student myself, I know that making the decision to study overseas is a big one. This Guide contains information to help you make the right choice about where and what to study. For nearly 50 years, Griffith has been helping students achieve academic success, and ensuring that all our graduates are well-supported and ready for their future careers. We are proud to host students from approximately 130 countries, and pride ourselves on providing a remarkable student experience. We recognise the importance of international rankings but, equally importantly, are committed to ensuring that you have the opportunity to learn from some of the best university teachers in Australia, in programs that have been designed with the future in mind. With five campuses in South East Queensland, Griffith offers an amazing environment in which to live and study, as well as a world-class education. Congratulations on taking this first step, and I hope that you will find what you are looking for in the pages of this Guide. Remember, too, that there is more information and detail about what Griffith has to offer at griffith.edu.au. Good luck with making your decision. Together with colleagues across the University, I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you to Griffith. Professor Sarah Todd Vice President (Global)
About Griffith 2 At Griffith, we believe in, strive for and celebrate the Remarkable. We rank among the world’s best universities and continue to Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 improve our international standing. In the largest and most credible world university rankings, we are ranked in the top 350—placing us in the top 2% worldwide. Ranked in the Research that makes Global impact top 2% worldwide a difference Through our teaching and research Griffith ranks alongside some Benefit from our vibrant research we support you to make a difference of the best universities in culture and learn from researchers to the world. the world.* at the forefront of discovery. Australia’s most Future focused Prepared for awarded university for Prepare for the future world of employment teaching & learning work with degrees developed in We include real-life industry consultation with industry and based experiences in our degrees and Learn from the best, with teachers on cutting-edge research. have a great range of employability who have won more Australian Government awards, citations, and initiatives to help you be job-ready. fellowships than any other university in the past five years.^ Creating Young and ambitious global citizens We rank highly as a young university Our degrees have an international – 35th in the QS Top 50 Under 50.† focus, preparing you for work around the world. 2019 U.S. News Best Global Universities: 240 2018 Times HE World University Rankings: 251–300 2018 CWTS Leiden Ranking: 300 2018 QS World University Rankings: 329 *Based on the International Association of Universities - World 2019 Academic Ranking of World Higher Education Database, listing more than 18,500 institutions of higher education. Current as at July 2019. Universities: 301-400 ^Teachers who have won more Australian Government awards, citations and fellowships than any other university in the past 2018-2019 University Ranking five years. by Academic Performance: 279 †2019 QS University Rankings Top 50 under 50
Top subjects Griffith ranked in the top 150 in the QS World University 3 Subject Rankings 2019 for a range of subjects: Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 Top 50 ·· Hospitality and Leisure Management (ranked 20th) ·· Nursing (ranked 32nd) ·· Sports-related Subjects (ranked 33rd) ·· Performing Arts (ranked 50th worldwide & #1 in Queensland) Top 51-150 ·· Architecture / Built Environment ·· Development Studies ·· Environmental Sciences ·· Communication and Media Studies ·· Education ·· Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Life in Queensland 4 Find out about food, transport, places of worship, shopping, arts and entertainment, sport, and more at Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 griffith.edu.au/life-at-griffith/off-campus Gold Coast Beautiful beaches, an excellent quality of life and friendly people make the Gold Coast a popular study destination. Average temperature: 15°C – 25°C Population: More than 500,000 300 days of sunshine a year Spans nearly 60 km of coastline with some of the best beaches on the planet 100,000 hectares of World Heritage-listed rainforests Culturally diverse population: 28% of Gold Coast’s residents were born overseas
5 Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 Brisbane Brisbane is a vibrant, expanding city, offering world-class education, a beautiful climate and superb lifestyle. It is an ideal place to study and develop your career. Average temperature: 15°C – 26°C Population: 2.27 million 283 days of sunshine a year One of the world’s most liveable cities Culturally diverse population: 28% of Brisbane’s residents were born overseas State capital of Queensland
Sunshine Coast Our location 6 Our five campuses are located across Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 the cities of Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast. Brisbane We have a growing Airport South East B digital campus South BRISBANE Br i r for online study. s ban e R i v e Bank (10km radius) usw ay Free inter-campus b us Mt Gravatt Nathan Logan campus 28.4km to Brisbane City Pacific Car = 30 minutes Logan Bus = 1 hour Mot Brisbane to Gold Coast orw 1 hour ay Inte r-c am pus BRISBANE bus GOLD COAST Gold Coast GOLD COAST Digital campus - study online 3rd largest and fastest growing Griffith campus Delivered 100% online Study anywhere, anytime New South Wales Find out more at griffith.edu.au/life-at-griffith Gold Coast Airport
Mt Gravatt campus 11.7km to Brisbane City Car = 15 minutes Bus = 20 minutes Bicycle = 50 minutes 7 Nathan campus Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 Garden City Shopping Centre 12.9km to Brisbane City Student One accommodation Car = 15 minutes Bus = 20 minutes The ‘Gabba’ (sports stadium) Bicycle = 50 minutes Pacific Motorway The Capital - innovation hub South Bank campus Brisbane City Centre Griffith Film School and Queen Street Mall Queensland College of Art Queensland Conservatorium Queensland Performing Arts Centre 1.1km to Brisbane City Car = 5 minutes Brisbane Student Hub Bus = 10 minutes Bicycle = 6 minutes Walk = 13 minutes Gallery of Modern Art Gold Coast campus 4.5km to Southport CBD 60.9km to Brisbane City Car = 10 minutes Car = 60 minutes Light rail = 9 minutes Student Guild intercampus Site of 2018 Gold Coast Bicycle = 20 minutes bus = 75 minutes Commonwealth Games Athletes Village Gold Coast Health and Southport Central Knowledge Precinct Business District Surfers Paradise Gold Coast Light rail station Griffith Business School Griffith English Language Institute Griffith University Private Hospital and Griffith College Village accommodation Food outlets Gold Coast University Hospital Light rail station Griffith Health Centre Library Aquatic Centre Picture courtesy of City of Gold Coast
Build your career 8 Griffith University graduates are well equipped for the new world of work. We include real-life industry experiences in our degrees and have Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 a great range of employability initiatives to help you be job-ready. Work-integrated Community Internship Careers and learning The Community Internship is a 10 credit Employment Service Employers like to see experience from the real point course, available to students in most Our Careers and Employment service supports world on your resume. You can gain practical degrees. Through this course you will be able you to plan your career, become job ready and experience while you study, build your portfolio to make a difference in a local community find work while you study and after you graduate. and develop networks through internships and organisation while developing a range of Get help with resumes, cover letters, interview industry placements. Many work-integrated professional and personal skills. You will spend preparation and job search techniques to improve learning opportunities will allow you to earn credit a minimum of 50 hours in a volunteering your employability and increase your chances of towards your degree. placement and combine this with academic finding your dream job. learning. With hundreds of internship opportunities, we can tailor the internship griffith.edu.au/careers to match your study area or interests. Griffith Honours College Griffith is the only university in Australia with an honours college. The Griffith Honours College is an extracurricular program that provides Leadership programs Exchange and experiences to increase your employability Join one of our leadership programs, including short-term programs and graduate opportunities. Many of these the Griffith Business School Student Leadership Participating in an overseas program as a part experiences are exclusive to Griffith Honours Program, Griffith Honours College or Griffith of your Griffith University degree is one of the College students and will enable you to develop Mates. You will receive formal recognition best experiences you can have at university. a global perspective while enhancing your for participating in these programs and gain a You can spend as little as one week, or as long leadership, communication, teamwork, research range of experience and skills sought after by as one year in destinations around the world. and industry skills. future employers. We offer a trimester or year-long exchange griffith.edu.au/griffith-honours-college program, as well as short-term options including global internships, volunteering, service learning, academic-led study tours, clinical placements and research practicums. Internships and griffith.edu.au/go-global Mentoring industry placements Griffith’s range of mentoring programs will Gain industry experience, observe professionals connect you locally and globally, allowing you and ask questions to become career ready. to engage with students, alumni and industry Griffith offers internship and industry networking professionals. Through our Industry Mentoring opportunities in nearly all study areas. Program we find you a suitable mentor to support and guide your career development. Find out more at griffith.edu.au/employability ‘There was so much of my Griffith degree that was directly applicable to my workplace. All the practical components of my degree, all the industry input and knowledge, all the opportunities to work directly with the industry, they are invaluable.’ Alana Scott Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
Did you know that you can work while you study in Australia? We have services dedicated to helping you find a part-time job while you study. See page 10 9 Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 ‘Volunteering at a nursing home has helped me develop workplace skills and has allowed me to easily connect with the seniors in the community. All these wonderful experiences couldn’t have been possible without Griffith University!’ Daniel Mak Bachelor of Medical Science
Work while you study 10 In Australia you can work part-time while you study and Griffith has services to help you find a job. Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 Working while you study in Careers and Employment Australia can complement Service your student experience. Our career development consultants help you to: You can search for job vacancies through the ·· understand your career options Griffith website at: Key facts about working in Australia: ·· Griffith’s CareerBoard ·· market yourself to prospective employers ·· Student visa holders can work a maximum of ·· find suitable employment while studying. ·· Unitemps 40 hours per fortnight (2 week period) during the teaching period, once classes have started. We show you how to start professional networking You can also search for job vacancies on: ·· Student visa holders can work unlimited and how to use social media as part of your job ·· seek.com.au hours during scheduled university-wide search. We also give the latest information on ·· careerone.com.au teaching breaks. recruitment practices, including employment and career options relating to your degree. Our Find out more at: griffith.edu.au/careers ·· Australia has a high national minimum wage. online support and resources will help you to write ·· Work rights in Australia mean you are entitled professional resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn to a healthy and safe work environment, profiles suitable for Australian employers. regular breaks and rest periods. ‘The greatest thing about Australia is that I could work and study at the same time. A lot of countries don’t allow me to do that. In Australia they allow us to work 40 hours per fortnight.’ Dennis Kim Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management OPERATED UNDER FRANCHISE BY Unitemps helps students apply for part-time work Griffith was the first university in Unitemps is an in-house recruitment service that facilitates connections between Griffith students Australia to offer Unitemps, a service and employers who are offering temporary dedicated to helping you apply for paid work opportunities. The Unitemps team is paid part-time work while you study. committed to helping you be the best candidate you can be, while identifying flexible, student- friendly job opportunities that can provide financial support while you study and enhance your employability upon graduation. Find out more at: griffith.edu.au/careers-employment/unitemps
Scholarships We provide excellent scholarship opportunities 11 for our international students. Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 We offer an exciting and generous Griffith University supports outstanding Australia Awards Scholarships range of scholarships to support international students with a range of At Griffith, we host and support a diverse scholarships, including: international students coming community of Australia Awards scholars. The to study in our undergraduate, ·· excellence scholarships for undergraduate prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships, and postgraduate students funded by the Australian Government’s postgraduate, research and ·· scholarships for family members of current Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), pathway programs. Our international students and alumni offer next-generation leaders from across scholarships recognise remarkable ·· discipline-specific scholarships for the world an opportunity to undertake study students and their potential to selected programs and research in Australia. The scholarships aim make a positive contribution to ·· higher degree by research scholarships to help developing countries reduce poverty, Griffith and our community. achieve sustainable development and increase Scholarships are also awarded to the top graduate access to quality education. of the Griffith English Language Institute Direct Entry Program and the top Griffith College Diploma graduate for each session. Endeavour Scholarships The Endeavour Leadership Program offers For more information visit: outstanding opportunities to international griffith.edu.au/international-scholarships students to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. Griffith is proud to host Endeavour Leadership program awardees in a range of disciplines. ‘Griffith University helps me in achieving my dream. The scholarships and learning process at Griffith changed my life. I met people with different backgrounds and expertise at Griffith, and thus I learned many things from them. Studying at Griffith has been a mind-opening experience for me, as well as shaping me to be a wise researcher and academic that contributes to the better world.’ Maria Dharmesti PhD in Marketing Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUIPRS) and Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUPRS) recipient Vice President (Global), Professor Sarah Todd, and colleagues with some of our previous international student scholarship recipients.
Accommodation 12 Whether you would like to live on-campus or off-campus, there are a number of options you can explore to find housing to suit Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 your needs. You can also choose homestay and live with a local Australian family while you study. Off-campus Off-campus accommodation: In Australia, share housing – where you share You may wish to organise your long-term a house or apartment with a number of other off-campus accommodation after you arrive in students – is the most common form of off- Australia, to ensure you are choosing a suitable campus accommodation. living and study environment. When looking for suitable off-campus Off-campus accommodation websites: accommodation you will need to consider: ·· realestate.com.au ·· the cost of rent (usually advertised weekly) ·· domain.com.au ·· if utilities are included in your rent ·· flatmates.com.au (electricity, water, gas) ·· studentaccommodationfinder.com.au ·· if internet is included in your rent ·· semesterinaustralia.com ·· if the accommodation is furnished ·· bedssi.com ·· how close the accommodation is to ·· studybrisbane.com.au your campus ·· studygoldcoast.org.au ·· access to public transport. griffith.edu.au/international-accommodation Student One On-campus Student One is our preferred supplier for off- On-campus accommodation is available Temporary accommodation: campus student accommodation in Brisbane. at all campuses except South Bank. Living We recommend you organise temporary Student One is located within the heart of the on campus is a fantastic way to meet accommodation for your first few days or weeks Brisbane City and provides high quality, flexible new people, find out about new cultures, in Queensland, as it is important that you inspect accommodation options. and develop independence. On-campus your long-term off-campus accommodation accommodation is usually fully furnished before you move in. and provides access to laundry facilities, gym equipment, common rooms, internet Temporary on-campus accommodation and organised student activities. is available at Mt Gravatt, Nathan and studentone.com South Bank campuses. ·· Self-catered: Gold Coast, Nathan, Mt Gravatt and Logan campuses griffith.edu.au/international-accommodation Homestay ·· Postgraduate self-catered: Nathan Temporary accommodation can also be found Homestay accommodation gives you the option and Mt Gravatt campuses. through these websites: of living with an Australian family while you ·· griffith.edu.au/accommodation/ study. Homestay is available to students at all on-campus ·· airbnb.com Griffith campuses. Homestay is a great way ·· lastminute.com to develop your English language skills and UniCentral Griffith ·· wotif.com experience life in Australia and offers catered UniCentral Griffith is our preferred and self-catered options. supplier of on-campus accommodation at the Logan campus. It is located only 5 griffith.edu.au/homestay minutes’ walk from the Griffith University Logan campus. ucg.net.au Griffith University Village Griffith University Village (GUV) is our preferred supplier for on-campus accommodation at the Gold Coast campus, providing a range of self-catered accommodation options. griffithuv.com.au
Cost of living Tuition fee guarantee South East Queensland is an affordable Tuition fees are reviewed 13 and friendly place to study and offers a annually but we guarantee that Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 your fees will not increase by combination of quality education and high more than 2.5% per year for the minimum time it takes to living standards. complete your program. This means that you are provided with certainty and confidence The cost of living in South East Calculating your total cost regarding the total cost of your Queensland is considered more of study degree at Griffith. Detailed affordable than other major Australian Your total cost of studying in Australia will include: information on the fees relevant cities such as Sydney and Melbourne*. ·· tuition fees for your degree, including The Australian Government requires students ·· visa application fees the fees applicable in your to have access to a minimum of A$20,290 ·· Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) commencing trimester, (Australian dollars) per year to meet their ·· flights is available at living costs. ·· cost of living *In the QS Best Student Cities 2018 rankings, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are ahead of Sydney and Melbourne in the ·· other personal and study-related expenses. degrees.griffith.edu.au Affordability Rank. Find out more at griffith.edu.au/international-costs Weekly cost of living estimate Self-catered on-campus Share house off-campus Homestay off-campus Campus availability Rent $170 - $317 $160 - $450 $255 - $275 p/week Food $80 - $280 $80 - $280 Included Transport to university Walking distance $20 - $40 $20 - $40 Electricity and gas Included $20 - $50 $20 - $50 $20 - $55 (internet included Mobile phone and internet at Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt and $20 - $55 $20 - $55 Nathan campuses) Entertainment $80 - $150 $80 - $150 $80 - $150 At a glance Dinner: $19.50 Movie ticket: $12.50 Glass of tap beer: $6.00 Fast food meal: $9.00 Return trip to campus: $4.50 Regular coffee: $4.50 Men’s haircut: $23.00 Monthly gym membership: $53.00 Loaf of bread: $2.50 The information above is based on 2019 costs. Please be advised prices above are indicative and individual differences mean prices will vary.
Your student experience 14 Meet new people, make friends, enjoy the Australian lifestyle and, most importantly, have fun! We want you to have the best possible Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 experience with your studies and enjoy your time at Griffith. Sport and fitness Griffith volunteer Clubs and societies Griffith offers a variety of sporting facilities community Griffith has over 120 clubs in cultural, religious, and competitions. political, educational, sporting, professional and ·· Join Griffith Sport for social sport competitions. Griffith Bush Care group special interest areas. ·· Enjoy discount student memberships for (Brisbane campuses) There are also international student clubs, facilities including: Help restore the Australian bush environment societies and associations, including: Africa, -- on-campus gyms and, if you are lucky, see koalas, possums, and Bangladesh, China, Philippines, India, Indonesia, -- athletics track – Gold Coast sugar gliders. Join us to develop your teamwork Iraq, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Malaysia, -- Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre skills, learn more about the environment and Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, meet new people. Thailand, and Vietnam. -- swimming pools at Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses. griffith.edu.au/clubs griffith.edu.au/sport Griffith Beach Care group (Gold Coast campus) International Student Orientation Help restore and care for our beautiful coastal Buddy Program Once you are ready to enrol in your first trimester environments with the Griffith Beach Care The International Student Buddy Program runs you will be sent a link to myOrientation, an group. This is a great way to give back to the from Week 1 to Week 4 of trimester with two online orientation that will provide you with key environment, meet new people and enjoy the drop-in style ‘Mates Meetups’ each week at information to prepare you for study and life at beaches of the Gold Coast. the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses. Current Griffith. Orientation Week is when you get to griffith.edu.au/mates students (Senior Buddies) provide peer support know Griffith, connect with your key support to commencing international students (Junior network and have fun meeting people before you Buddies) with each weekly session covering start classes. Religion topics to help ease your transition to university ·· Find out about studying and living in Australia Each Griffith campus provides access to prayer life. This is a safe and comfortable environment at the compulsory International Student facilities as well as multi-faith chaplains. where you can ask questions about Griffith and Welcome and Orientation Day. life in Australia, as well as practise your English. griffith.edu.au/chaplaincy ·· Discover Brisbane or Gold Coast highlights It’s also a great way to make friends! on a free Twilight City Walking Tour with the griffith.edu.au/international-buddy Griffith Mates. ·· Enjoy free food and activities at your campus. griffith.edu.au/orientation BLOG FOR Explore is the Griffith International blog – it has thousands of readers with all stories GRIFFITH written by Griffith students. Lots of our writers are international students who share INTERNATIONAL! their experiences and advice. Writing for Explore gives you the chance to: ·· improve your writing skills ·· get feedback on your work ·· have your work published griffith.edu.au/explore-blog ·· inspire other students with your stories.
15 Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 Griffith Mates Enjoy the most memorable years of your life with the Griffith Mates. The Griffith Mates are a diverse peer- support network for international students, with members who speak over 46 languages. Look out for the Griffith Mates at Orientation – they may even be waiting to welcome you at the airport! Griffith Mates will help you make the most of university, develop friendships, practise your English, and: • meet other international and Australian students • join in volunteering opportunities, e.g. learn about the Australian environment • visit amazing locations with the Griffith Mates on day trips around South East Queensland • attend free on-campus events and activities from games and sports to networking events • expand your worldview with cross-cultural leadership opportunities by becoming a Griffith Mate. griffith.edu.au/mates
Student support 16 You will have access to Griffith University’s diverse range of student support initiatives, including programs and staff dedicated Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 specifically to helping international students. Orientation and arrival International Student Accommodation Attend your compulsory International Student Advisory See pages 12-13 for information regarding Welcome and Orientation session during accommodation options at Griffith. If you need some extra information or support Orientation Week to supplement the information on campus, make an appointment with an griffith.edu.au/accommodation provided online through myOrientation. Meet International Student Advisor. International your International Student Advisors, connect with Student Advisors provide information to support Griffith Mates and other commencing students, you to manage your life and your studies within Health and wellbeing then join us for an International Welcome Market. If you need a doctor there are health and medical the conditions of your student visa. Our team of The Griffith Mates will help you get to know your dedicated and highly experienced staff can answer services located on the Gold Coast and Nathan campus with campus tours during Orientation. any questions throughout your time on campus campuses, as well as medical centres and Discover the beauty of Brisbane or the Gold and help guide you towards academic success. hospitals near every campus. Coast through free Twilight Walking Tours hosted griffith.edu.au/ If you need someone to talk to about personal by the Mates. international-student-advisors issues, we offer free, confidential counselling griffith.edu.au/orientation sessions on our campuses and a range of online counselling options. Academic enrichment and Free airport pickup service learning support griffith.edu.au/student-services Have a friendly face to meet you at the airport EnglishHELP: If English is your second language, when you arrive in Australia! International we provide a free English language learning Disability services students commencing at Griffith University can service to continue developing your academic At Griffith, we seek to remove barriers that apply for free airport pickup, which takes you English and improve your overall academic students with disabilities face in higher education. from the airport directly to your pre-arranged performance. From dedicated courses to free Through our Disability Service, we aim to improve accommodation. The service is free for eligible one-on-one tutoring sessions, we offer a range the participation, retention and success of international students arriving into the Brisbane of solutions that can help you achieve your goals. students with disabilities, while ensuring easy or Gold Coast airports. access to learning environments. griffith.edu.au/englishhelp griffith.edu.au/airport-reception If you would benefit from the support offered by PASS: Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are our Disability Service, we encourage you to make study groups for specific courses that students Career support often find difficult or demanding. The sessions contact with our friendly staff before you start, or at any time during your degree. Our Careers and Employment service assists are facilitated by student leaders who have with career planning, part-time work previously completed the course and achieved Prospective students requiring disability support opportunities and mentoring. More information excellent results. should make contact early so we can provide advice is available on page 10. and information about the support available. griffith.edu.au/students/ griffith.edu.au/careers-employment peer-assisted-study-sessions griffith.edu.au/student-services Library Financial assistance Safe campuses Become acquainted with the library - we have If you are having trouble with budgeting or All members of the Griffith University community six libraries with a range of resources for study, money, the Welfare and Student Liaison Office have a right to feel welcome, safe and supported. including computers, quiet study areas and group offers budgeting advice, a textbook exchange We are committed to providing safe and inclusive work spaces. service and other support services. campus communities, free from harassment, bullying, griffith.edu.au/library griffith.edu.au/student-services discrimination and assault and encourage members of the Griffith community to call out, report and seek support when these behaviours occur. griffith.edu.au/safe-campuses Find out more: griffith.edu.au/student-services/international ‘Griffith’s support services made my transition to Australia and its culture very smooth as help was always available as soon as I needed it. I clearly remember being worried about the different education style in Australia, especially referencing, but so many resources were available to guide me through it.’ Aayushi Gaur Master of Global Public Health
17 Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 With staff and students from more than 130 countries, we celebrate and support the diversity of our community. Griffith is truly an international university - almost a quarter of our students and graduates are from overseas. We provide students with first-class support during their Griffith experience, from arrival through to graduation and beyond.
Know your options 18 No matter what level of study you have completed, or what English level you have, we have a range of study Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 options and pathways to help you achieve your study goals. Study options and pathways at Griffith Completion of secondary Diploma or Foundation program (high) school, comparable (1 year) to Australian Year 11 Griffith College (see page 23) (or equivalent academic achievement) English language course (10– 50 weeks) Griffith English Language Institute Completion of secondary (see page 20) Masters Qualifying Program (high) school, comparable (4 months) to Australian Year 12 Griffith College (see page 23) (or equivalent academic achievement) Postgraduate degree Undergraduate degree (3–4 years) (1–2 years) Graduate research degree • Master (coursework) (2–4 years) • Bachelor • Graduate Diploma • PhD and Master (research) • Bachelor with Honours • Graduate Certificate Trimester teaching Online study At Griffith we teach across three trimesters, Our online degrees are delivered 100% online, T3 rather than two semesters – this gives you the giving you flexibility over where and when you T1 flexibility to pace your study to suit your needs. study. Choose between full-time and part-time study options. Trimesters 1 and 2 are compulsory, so if you begin your degree in Trimester 3, you must You can identify our online degrees throughout complete Trimesters 1 and 2 in the following this Guide by the symbol above. year; however, if you begin in Trimester 1 or 2, Please note: If you enrol in an online or external degree you are it is not compulsory to enrol in Trimester 3. not eligible for an Australian student visa. Please note: A small number of Griffith degrees require students T2 to enrol in Trimester 3. Study Abroad program Our Study Abroad program allows you to complete one, two, or three trimesters of study in Australia and earn credit towards your home degree. See our Study Abroad and Exchange Guide for more information. griffith.edu.au/international/global- mobility/inbound
What am I eligible to study? Read below for an overview of entry 19 requirements for Griffith University degrees. Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 Academic entry requirements Undergraduate (bachelor) Standard entry* Pathway option(s) Completion of secondary school comparable Some programs have higher entry requirements, Study a Foundation or diploma program to Australian Year 12 OR equivalent specific prerequisites or require the submission through Griffith College. See page 23. academic achievement. of portfolios, medical checks or professional Gain direct entry into the relevant work experience. Griffith University bachelor degree upon completion. Postgraduate (master) Standard entry* Pathway option A bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent) You must meet minimum Grade Point Average Study the Masters Qualifying Program from a recognised university. (GPA) entry requirements. Griffith also recognises (MQP), delivered by Griffith College. ·· Master (coursework) the knowledge gained through work experience, See page 23. as well as prior study, for some degrees. ·· Graduate Diploma The MQP provides you with an opportunity ·· Graduate Certificate to upgrade your prior study to meet direct entry requirements to a selection of Griffith masters programs. Research Standard entry* Pathway option(s) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Graduate Diploma of Research Studies ·· A bachelor degree (or equivalent) with class I ·· a bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least Griffith offers graduate diplomas in honours or class IIA honours; or class IIB honours incorporating a significant specific disciplines. ·· a master degree (or equivalent) incorporating research component; OR a significant research component; or ·· a record of research, or a qualification granted ·· a record of research, or a qualification granted by a professional or other body which is by a professional or other body which is deemed to be of a standard comparable to a deemed to be of a standard comparable to a bachelor degree with class IIB honours. bachelor degree with class IIA honours. English language entry requirements Undergraduate (bachelor), Postgraduate (master) and Research Standard entry* Pathway option(s) ·· IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore ·· Pearson Test of English (Academic): overall Complete the Direct Entry Program less than 6.0; OR score of 58 with no score less than 50; OR at Griffith English Language Institute. ·· Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL: score of 79 ·· ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of See page 20. (no subscore less than 19); OR the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language The duration of English study required Services only). will vary depending on your current level of English. *Visit degrees.griffith.edu.au to view the academic and English language entry requirements for your degree.
Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) 20 For nearly 30 years, Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) has been delivering award-winning English language programs Pathways to Griffith - English to international students. Academic workshops Independent Learning Activities program Join our free after-class workshops to Centre (ILC) Participate in free and low-cost activities improve in specific skill areas such as to practise your English, make friends and Use these dedicated centres and their resources grammar and vocabulary. engage with the local community. to undertake additional English study. ‘I chose to study at Griffith English Language Institute because it is one of the best English schools in Australia. On top of that, they have wonderful structure and great services to support my study.’ Kelen Marczak Polli Former GELI student and GELI Excellence Award winner Direct Entry Program Fees 2020 key dates Join our highly popular Direct Entry Program to Your tuition fees for the Direct Entry Program Orientation Classes Start gain the English skills necessary to enter a Griffith will vary depending on the number of weeks you 2 January 6 January University Degree or Griffith College Diploma. are enrolled. 6 February 10 February 12 March 16 March You will be placed in the appropriate class based Up to 25 weeks: $450 per week 16 April 20 April on the results from your proficiency test or the 26+ weeks: $420 per week 21 May 25 May Griffith English Test. As you progress through Enrolment fee: $225 25 June 29 June the Direct Entry Program, you will build your 30 July 3 August English language skills in Reading, Writing, 3 September 7 September Listening and Speaking, and at the higher levels GELI classes 8 October 12 October you will practise academic skills that will help Class sizes at GELI are small so you will receive 12 November 16 November you to be successful in your studies at diploma, personal attention from your teachers and bachelor, master or PhD level. A highlight of the progress quickly through your studies. pathway for Griffith University degree students includes the final 10 weeks, where you will There are 25 hours of study per week: 20 hours of face-to-face learning in class and an additional Griffith English Test attend lectures, participate in class tutorials, and 5 hours of independent learning each week using Take our free online English test to find complete essays and a research assignment to GELI’s independent learning plans. your English class placement level for prepare you for your studies. Griffith English Language Institute. When you successfully complete the Direct Entry Classes are held daily Monday to Friday from Program at the equivalent of the IELTS level 8.15am - 12.45pm, allowing plenty of time in griffith.edu.au/geli needed for your degree or diploma, you can enter the afternoon for additional study or to join the your program directly without needing to submit Activities Program. a proficiency test result. Sample morning timetable Day/Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 8.15 – 9.15am Language in Use Critical Thinking Language in Use Critical Thinking Language in Use 9.15 – 10.15am Language in Use Critical Thinking Language in Use Critical Thinking Language in Use 10.15 – 10.45am Break Research Preparation Research Preparation Research Preparation 10.45 – 11.45am Issues in Society Issues in Society and Practice and Practice and Practice Research Preparation Research Preparation Research Preparation 11.45am – 12.45pm Issues in Society Issues in Society and Practice and Practice and Practice griffith.edu.au/geli
21 Pathways to Griffith - English How long will I need to study at GELI? Griffith University degree ENTRY SCORES (requiring IELTS 6.5*) IELTS Academic PTE Academic TOEFL iBT ISLPR WEEKS 6.5 (no sub-score
Griffith College 22 Pathways to Griffith - Academic Griffith College offers a diploma pathway to the second year of nearly 50 Griffith bachelor degrees. With a flexible trimester system and supportive learning environment, Griffith College is your best pathway to fast-track your degree at Griffith University. Griffith College diploma programs are equivalent Other pathways to Griffith University to university-level study, and are delivered in a supportive and specialised learning environment Foundation Program Masters Qualifying Program to better prepare you for success in your Griffith College also offers a Foundation Program, The Griffith University Masters Qualifying bachelor degree. And because Griffith College which is a bridging course for students who need Program (MQP) provides you with an is situated on-campus at the Gold Coast and to study the equivalent of Australian Year 12. You’ll opportunity to upgrade your prior study to meet Mt Gravatt campuses, you’ll have access to be trained in the knowledge and skills needed the academic requirements for direct admission university facilities and become part of the for successful university study and be able to to a Griffith University masters program. Griffith community from day one. acquire prerequisites for specific Griffith University degrees. Foundation Program graduates are eligible If you are successful in progressing to your Griffith College offers 11 diploma programs to progress to a degree or diploma-to-degree masters degree, you may be eligible for 10 credit providing access to the second year of nearly pathway, subject to conditions. points of advanced standing. 50 Griffith bachelor degrees across diverse study areas such as arts, business, commerce, *Entry into second year of bachelor degrees from a diploma is dependent on successfully completing the Griffith College program psychology, IT, science, nursing, health sciences, and meeting degree admission requirements. Students must hotel management, engineering, criminology complete in their second or third years of the degree any first year core courses for which credit transfer has not been granted. and design. For Griffith College fee information, entry requirements and credit transfer information, visit griffith.edu.au/college Secondary School Griffith College Griffith University Postgraduate Masters Degree (Year 1) Masters Qualifying Program Bachelor Degree (Year 3†) Undergraduate Associate Degree = (Year 2) Diploma =^ (Year 1) Year 12 (or equivalent) Foundation Program Pre-university Year 11 (or equivalent) griffith.edu.au/college Some bachelor degree programs are more than three years’ duration. † ^Diplomas may not be equivalent to the first year of the relevant Griffith University bachelor degree for all programs.
Griffith College program Trimesters Months Start Campus IELTS Credit Pts. CRICOS Associate Degree in Commerce and Business 4-6 16-24 Feb, Jun, Oct 5.5 up to 160 070425F Griffith bachelor degree(s): Business (80CP), Commerce (80CP), International Tourism and Hotel Management (80CP). Diploma of Arts and Communication 2-3 8-12 Feb, Jun, Oct 5.5 up to 80 093653D Griffith bachelor degree(s): Arts (80CP), Communication and Journalism (80CP), Communication and Journalism / Business (80CP). 23 Diploma of Commerce 2-3 8-12 Feb, Jun, Oct 5.5 up to 80 026674K Pathways to Griffith - Academic Griffith bachelor degree(s): Business (80CP), Commerce (80CP), Government and International Relations (60-70CP), International Business (80CP), International Tourism and Hotel Management (80CP), Law/Commerce (80CP), Communication and Journalism / Business (70CP), Design / Business (70CP), Aviation Management (40-50CP). Diploma of Criminology and Criminal Justice 2-3 8-12 Feb, Jun, Oct variable 80 082070G Griffith bachelor degree(s): Criminology and Criminal Justice (80CP), Law/Criminology and Criminal Justice (80CP), Law (40CP). Diploma of Design 2-3 8-12 Feb, Jun, Oct 5.5 up to 80 056514M Griffith bachelor degree(s): Creative and Interactive Media (50CP), Design, Fine Art (40CP), Photography (40CP), Design / Business (50/60CP), Architectural Design (30/40CP). Diploma of Engineering 2-3 8-12 Feb, Jun, Oct 5.5 up to 80 070423G Griffith bachelor degree(s): Engineering (Honours) (70/80CP), Engineering (honours) / Aviation (70CP), Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering (70/80CP), Industrial Design (40CP). Diploma of Health Care 2-3 8-12 Feb, Jun 6.5 80 075186J Griffith bachelor degree(s): Nursing (80CP). Diploma of Health Sciences 2-3 8-12 Feb, Jun variable up to 80 075188G Griffith bachelor degree(s): Biomedical Science (1031) (70CP), Biomedical Science (1094) (80CP), Exercise Science (70CP), Health Science (80CP), Medical Laboratory Science (80CP), Nutrition and Dietetics (80CP), Occupational Therapy (40CP), Pharmacology and Toxicology (70CP), Pharmacy (60CP), Physiotherapy (40CP), Science (60-70CP depending on major), Sport Development (70CP). Campuses: Diploma of Hotel Management 2-3 8-12 Feb, Jun, Oct 5.5 up to 80 052593F Griffith bachelor degree(s): Business (80CP), Commerce (70-80CP depending on major), Government and International Relations (80CP), International Business (80CP), International Tourism and Hotel Management (80CP). Diploma of Information Technology 2-3 8-12 Feb, Jun, Oct 5.5 up to 80 026675J Mt Gravatt (Brisbane)| Griffith bachelor degree(s): Creative and Interactive Media (50CP), Information Technology (80CP). Diploma of Science 2-3 8-12 Feb, Jun 5.5 up to 80 092487K Griffith bachelor degree(s): Biomedical Science (1031) (80CP), Biomedical Science (1094) (60CP), Environmental Science (80CP), Forensic Science (60/70CP depending on major), Marine Science (50-80CP depending on major), Science (70-80CP depending on major). Diploma of Social and Psychological Science 2-3 8-12 Feb, Jun, Oct 5.5 up to 80 092486M Griffith bachelor degree(s): Child and Family Studies (80CP), Counselling (80CP), Human Services (80CP), Psychological Science (80CP), Social Work (80CP). Other pathways to Griffith University Gold Coast Foundation Program 2 8 Feb, Jun, Oct 5.5 N/A 091322F Visit: griffith.edu.au/college/programs/foundation Masters Qualifying Program 1 4 Feb, Jun, Oct 6.0 up to 10 095623E What you will study Griffith masters degrees(s) The Masters Qualifying Program comprises one trimester Arts in Visual Arts, Business, Civil Engineering, Civil Human Resource Management/International Business, of full-time study. The program aims to provide you with Engineering/Engineering Project Management, Design, Information Systems and Information Technology the knowledge, values and competencies required for Electronic and Computer Engineering, Electronic and Management, Information Technology, Interactive Media, successful completion of studies at postgraduate level Computer Engineering/Electronic and Sport Engineering, International Business, International Business/International in Australia. Electronic and Energy Engineering, Electronic and Relations, International Relations, International Tourism Sport Engineering, Engineering Project Management, and Hospitality Management, Marketing, Marketing/ griffith.edu.au/college/programs/masters-qualifying Engineering Project Management Advanced, Environment, International Business, Marketing/International Tourism Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Hospitality Management, Professional Accounting, and Pollution Control, Finance, Financial Planning, Screen Production. Global Development, Human Resource Management, For entry requirements, program outlines, fees, progression requirements and other details visit griffith.edu.au/college For more detailed information about credit, please refer to griffith.edu.au/college/admissions/how-to-apply ‘I wasn’t very confident with my English and I saw Griffith College as a great way to transition to university with smaller class sizes and amazing support systems. I feel like I am learning in a slow but safe way. I feel I’ve been prepared for each step before the next one.’ Daniel Arboleda Diploma of Science
Remarkable research 24 Griffith is a research-intensive university that fosters industry, community, government, national and international research collaborations. Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 Undertake research at Griffith and be part of an elite group of researchers who are thinking globally and discovering new-world solutions. Research centres Above world standard Research support and institutes Latest analysis of Excellence in Research for You will be supported with research training Australia found 99% of our research outputs were workshops and a comprehensive suite of Home to 30+ world-class research centres and in disciplines rated at world standard or above. library services ranging from research and institutes, Griffith offers you the opportunity to data management tools to research learn from globally renowned researchers. communication training. Outstanding resources Scholarships International links Our researchers are provided with state-of- We offer a number of competitive higher degree Griffith staff come from all over the world the-art facilities, support services and research by research scholarships each year to help you and have strong research partnerships nationally environments that best accommodate their needs. with the cost of tuition and/or living expenses for and internationally. the duration of your research study. Research with impact Our remarkable discoveries help to shape a better world. Malaria vaccine - The Institute for Glycomics is Robots to help dementia patients - Griffith is Autism Centre of Excellence - The Centre developing and manufacturing a world-leading leading research into using robots to improve the is engaged in the development of strategic malaria vaccine—PlasProtecTTM— which is now quality of life for dementia patients through the research in evidence-based practices to achieve at human-trial stage. Menzies Health Institute Queensland. lifelong outcomes for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Shadow of an atom - The world’s first photo of Protecting wildlife - Griffith experts are at the a shadow of an atom was taken by researchers at forefront of world-leading strategies to protect Advanced Design and Prototyping Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics. wildlife from the negative impacts of roads, Technologies Institute (ADaPT) - Multi- aiming to minimise the number of motor vehicle disciplinary expertise across Griffith University in ‘Green’ circuit boards - Environmentally friendly accidents involving wildlife. collaboration with leading industry partners push circuit boards are being developed at the Griffith the boundaries in advanced design, prototyping School of Engineering and Built Environment. Wearable technology - Griffith is working and new materials to engineer next-generation with Olympians and other elite athletes to Spinal cord paralysis treatment - The biomedical and industrial applications. develop wearable sports technology monitoring Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery is leading systems to aid in better performance and injury groundbreaking stem cell research into treating risk management. spinal cord paralysis. Research study options Master of Philosophy Find a supervisor The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is awarded Griffith has over 2,600 researchers working Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for a thesis, drafted under supervision, which across more than 30 research centres and The PhD is Griffith’s premier research training presents original research and demonstrates institutes. Our world-class experts utilise state- degree. It is awarded for a thesis, drafted under both knowledge of a research topic and of-the-art facilities to develop new knowledge supervision, which makes an original, significant, discipline. It is shorter than a PhD and is in a range of specialist areas that will lead to and extensive contribution to knowledge and available across all schools and disciplines. novel and exciting solutions to benefit society understanding in your field of study. A PhD is and the environment, as well as influence available across all schools and disciplines. Griffith also offers: governance and policy development. ·· specialist Masters by Research Griffith also offers: Find your research supervisor at (combine coursework with professional ·· Doctor of Philosophy (by prior publication) and/or artistic practice). griffith.edu.au/research-study/ ·· professional Doctorates (psychology, find-a-supervisor education, musical arts and visual arts). Find out more: griffith.edu.au/research-study
25 Griffith University International Student Guide 2020 How to apply At Griffith University, we understand that everyone’s experience is different. If you are ready to take your research studies or career to the next level, whatever your circumstances, we can help you achieve your goals. Step 1 Step 2 Choose your preferred Check entry requirements. research degree. Consider a pathway option if you don’t meet direct entry requirements (see page 18). Step 3 Step 4 Consider cost of study and Choose a research topic and search for funding options. develop a research proposal. This could include scholarships or sponsorships. Step 5 Step 6 Find a supervisor. Apply online or via a You must have identified a suitable supervisor registered recruitment before you can apply. representative. Visit griffith.edu.au/research-study/ Visit griffith.edu.au/research-study find-a-supervisor
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