The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
62.50
76.40 (Median SR)
62.50
76.40 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Fees

$36,585 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0

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Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40099
CRICOS code: 095149D

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (pre 2018)

Program handbook

Description

A Bachelor of Psychological Science provides students with psychological insights about human nature which are both interesting and relevant to everyday life.  This degree encompasses skills and knowledge that are applicable to a wide range of careers.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrated broad and coherent knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and concepts in the discipline of psychology.
  • Demonstrated skills to communicate effectively and professionally in written and/or oral formats to present a competent exposition of knowledge and ideas to various audiences.
  • Well developed cognitive skills to review, analyse and synthesize empirical knowledge to make informed decisions in applied psychology and psychological research.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in psychological research projects, where they can apply competent intellectual and research abilities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to ethical principles in professional practice and research.

Details

Information correct as at26 Jun 2019 5:49 AM
Program code40099
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2018, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeHSC General Mathematics or higher.
Recommended studiesHSC Biology or equivalent.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science
Contributing schools
  1. School of Psychology
  2. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code095149D

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here.  Admission information for international students can be found here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible. 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

The IELTS requirement for admission to this program is 7.0 with no sub-test less than 7.0. Please be aware that the current standard English language competency for registration as a practitioner in your discipline in most states of Australia is IELTS 7.0.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

Specified credit may be granted for courses if they can be demonstrated to be directly equivalent in terms of content and depth of study to the corresponding courses in the Bachelor of Psychological Science program, otherwise students may apply for unspecified credit in place of electives. All courses being assessed for credit must have been completed within the previous 10 years prior to admission. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science in accordance with the policies approved by Academic Senate.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

The degree requires students to pass courses totalling 240 units comprising of:

  • CORE COURSES (170 units)
  • SCIENCE DIRECTED- 10 units chosen from list of 1000 level Science courses
  • PSYCHOLOGY - 10 units of 3000 level Psychology selected from: PSYC3300, PSYC3400 or PSYC3500 (Please note not all of the above courses are available each year.)
  • ELECTIVES (50 units) - electives can be chosen from any non-restricted courses offered by the University.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PSYC1000Introductory Research Methods in Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC1020Psychology Introduction 2
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC1200Pre-Professional Psychology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2200Pre-Professional Psychology II
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2300Cognitive Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2400Biological Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2500Introduction to Abnormal Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2600Personality and Social Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3000Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3001Advanced Psychological Measurement
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3200Foundations of Applied Neuropsychology
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3301Advanced Perception and Learning in Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3600Advanced Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3700Advanced Developmental Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units

Science Directed Courses

Choose 10 unit from the following:

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL1002Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
BIOL1003Professional Skills for Biological Sciences 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL1040Introduction to Biology INot currently offered10 units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1110Chemistry for the Life Sciences I
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
CHEM1120Chemistry for the Life Sciences II
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1000Environmental Sustainability Explained
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS1001Environmental Science Concepts & Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1004Social Development & the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EXSS1010Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
FSHN1030Introduction to the Nutritional, Physical and Psychological Aspects of Wellness
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1040Earth's Dynamic Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1050Earth Processes and Products
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MARI1000Our Oceans
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
MATH1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1510Discrete Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1150Everyday Physics
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHYS1200Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
10 units
SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units

Psychology Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following:

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PSYC3300Advanced Cognitive PsychologyNot currently offered10 units
PSYC3400Advanced Biological PsychologyNot currently offered10 units
PSYC3500Advanced Health Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3800Advanced Special Topics in Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Electives

Complete 50 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives 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.

50 units

Suggested electives

Honours

An Honours year is available to students as a separate program in the form of an additional year to those who meet the entry requirements. Please refer to the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) program handbook for information about admission requirements.


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.