Electives

What are Electives?

Electives are courses you can choose outside core or compulsory courses in your degree. They can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

How many electives can I undertake and at what level should they be?

This depends on your degree. There is a limit to how many electives you can complete. If you are in your first year, you should generally be looking at first year electives: a course that includes a 1000 code (for example, ACFI1001).

For more information, check the online listing of your degree in the degree finder.

How should I choose my electives?

You can use electives to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study or you can choose elective courses simply because they might be of interest to you.

What courses can I study online?

For further information on courses that you can study online, please visit our online electives page.

How do I find out if I can enrol in a course I like?

Not all courses will be suitable as electives. Some courses are restricted (for example, LAWS courses are only for students undertaking law degrees) or some courses require assumed knowledge. It is a good idea to check the assumed knowledge section to make sure that you have the right background education to be successful.

To find out if you can enrol in a particular course, click on the course, scroll down the page until you see the assumed knowledge or requisite heading. This section will tell you whether you have the prior knowledge required and/or whether enrolment into the course is restricted.

Click on the following to see courses offered in each subject area:

Art/Performing Arts
AARTFine Art
CAPACreative & Performing Arts
MUSIMusic
Business
BUSNBusiness
ACFIAccounting
EBUSeBusiness
ECONEconomics
IBUSInternational Business
IRHRIndustrial Relations and HR
LEGLLegal Studies
MNGTManagement
MKTGMarketing
OPSMSupply Change Management
TOURTourism
Chemistry
CHEMChemistry
Cultural Studies/Humanities/Social Studies
ABORIndigenous Studies
LEISLeisure and Tourism
FMCSFilm, Media & Cultural Studies
GENDGender Studies
PHILPhilosophy
POLIPolitical Science
RELTReligion and Theology
SOCASociology and Anthropology
SOCSSocial Science
SPSWSocial Welfare Policy
Engineering
CHEEChemical Engineering
CIVLCivil Engineering
ELECElectrical Engineering
GENGGeneral Engineering
IDEAIndustrial Design
MECHMechanical Engineering
SENGSoftware Engineering
SURVSurveying
IT/Computing/Engineering
COMPComputer Science
INFOInformation Systems
INFTInformation Technology
History
AHISAncient History
HISTHistory
Languages
CHINChinese
ENGLEnglish
ESLAEnglish as a Second Language
FRENFrench
GREKGreek
GRMNGerman
JAPNJapanese
LATNLatin
LINGLinguistics
Media Studies/Digital Media/Public Relations
CMNSCommunications and Media Studies
Design
ARBEArchitecture and Building
DESNDesign
Science
BIOLBiological Sciences
EMGTEnvironmental Management
ENVSEnvironmental Studies
GEOGHuman Geography
GEOSGeoscience
PSYCPsychology
SCITScience
SPORSports Science and Physical Activity
SRMTSustainable Resource Management
STATStatistics
Science/Health
FSHNFood Science and Human Nutrition
MARIMarine Science
MATHMathematics
MEDIStroke (only 2 x MEDI courses available)
NUDINutrition and Dietetics
PHYSPhysics
SCIMGeneral Science and Technology
Health
Please note: Only these specific courses are available as electives in this subject area.
HLSC1200Nutrition 1
HLSC1220Food Science 1
HLSC2040Medical Imaging Pathways 1
HLSC2100Volunteerism - Perspectives and Management
HLSC2240Nutrition in Childhood
HLSC2241Engaging Communities:Cross Disciplinary Perspectives
HLSC2242Working with Men and Boys in Human Services
HLSC3006Teaching Health Practitioners
HLSC4300Literature Review
HLSC6101Workplace Injury Management
HLSC6102Occupational Rehabilitation 1
HLSC6103Occupational Rehabilitation 2
HUBS1105Musculoskeletal Anatomy
HUBS1107Neuroscience and Head and Neck Anatomy
HUBS1109Anatomy for Biomedical Science
HUBS1401Human Bioscience
HUBS1403Biomedical Science Part 1
HUBS1404Biomedical Science Part 2
HUBS1405Introduction to Professional Skills in Biomedical Science
HUBS1416Advanced Human Bioscience
HUBS2107Mammalian Growth & Development
HUBS2203Introductory Pharmacology
HUBS2505Human Pathophysiology
HUBS3204Advanced Professional Skills in Biomedical Sciecne
HUBS3205Human Pharmacology
HUBS3280Nutritional Biochemistry
HUBS3403Neuroscience
NURS2162Health, Social Disadvantage and Substance Abuse
NURS2163Complementary Therapies in Healthcare
NURS6120Contemporary Nursing
NURS6190Issues in Aged Care
NURS6250The Experience of Ageing
NURS6450Symptom Management in Clinical Practice
NURS6623Leadership and Management in Practice
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
NURS6640Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context
NURS6650Infection Control
NURS6711Palliative Care Practice
NURS6811Assessment: The Neonate, Child, Young Person & Family
OHSE1120Occupational Health II
OHSE2320Ergonomics for OHS
OHSE6010Occupational Health
OHSE6020Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology
OHSE6030Occupational Safety
OHSE6040Ergonomics
OHSE6050Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety
OHSE6070Management for Occupational Health and Safety
OHSE6090Research in Occ Health & Safety