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Program Code12394

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Business Psychology is a degree designed for professionals looking to advance their management skills from a psychological perspective. This degree focuses on people, personalities and relationships for effective business performance. The content of this degree focuses on applied psychology with specialised courses for the corporate business. Students will gain an understanding of human behaviour and how this can be applied to manage workplace relationships for performance outcomes. The degree is offered online or face to face to provide a flexible and supportive study environment and is also open to students from a non-psychology background. Those who have studied psychology courses or a psychology degree may be eligible for advanced standing. Please note that this program is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

The Master of Business Psychology program includes courses in both Semesters and Trimesters. The core courses are Semester-based and the majority of directed courses are Trimester-based. There are two Semesters and three Trimesters per year. Students in the Master of Business Psychology cannot choose to only enrol in Semester courses or Trimester courses for the length of their program. As shown in the Program Plan, each year students need to enrol in both Semester and Trimester courses.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Have developed interpersonal skills required to work collaboratively with other professionals and stakeholders
  • Have a sound working knowledge of people and behaviours in multidisciplinary environments
  • Be capable of applying theoretical and empirical knowledge in a real world context
  • Be skilled in applying research methods and the practical application of data
  • Have ethical awareness, professional practice and ability to arrive at appropriate and ethical solutions to applied psychology applications
  • Be able to analyse needs of organisations to make informed decisions regarding applied psychological issues
  • Have an understanding of theories of leadership and organisational change
  • Be able to contextualise and integrate psychological theory of individuals, groups, and the organisation

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Program code12394
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 2 years full-time.
Term typeSemesters and Trimesters
Fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code0100761

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Admission information

Admission requirements

  • Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to psychology are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time.
  • Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a psychology discipline (or cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.
  • Students with a four year Bachelor (Honours) degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.
  • Students with a four year Bachelor (Honours) degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in a psychology discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

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.


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, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.

Credit may be granted for coursework courses if they can be demonstrated to be directly equivalent in terms of content and depth of study to the corresponding courses in the Master of Business Psychology program, and they were completed within the previous 6 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science in accordance with the Postgradute Coursework Awards and Program Schedule.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

160 units

Program duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 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

Program requirements and the volume of learning are dependent on the student's prior academic qualifications. To complete the Master of Business Psychology:

Entry with a 3 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a discipline other than psychology: Volume of Learning is 160 units:

  • Core Courses - 80 units
  • Directed Courses - 60 units
  • Elective Course - 20 units

Entry with a 3 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in the discipline of psychology: Volume of Learning is 120 units:

  • Core Courses - 60 units
  • Directed Courses - 40 units
  • Elective Course - 20 units

Entry with a 4 year Bachelor (Honours) degree (AQF Level 8) in a discipline other than psychology or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in a discipline other than psychology: Volume of Learning is 120 units:

  • Core Courses - 80 units
  • Directed Courses - 20 units
  • Elective Course - 20 units

Entry with a 4 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in the discipline of psychology or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in the discipline of psychology: Volume of Learning is 80 units:

  • Core Courses - 60 units
  • Directed Courses - 20 units

Program plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.


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

Complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PSYC6000Foundations of Applied Psychology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC6050Foundations of Applied Psychology 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC6110Psychology Skills in the Workplace
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC6120Fostering Healthy Organisations
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC6130Understanding People in Organisations
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC6140Leadership and Organisational Change
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC6150Group Dynamics in Organisations
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC6210Workplace Assessment and Interviewing
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Directed Courses

Complete 60 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6003Globalisation
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
GSBS6007Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6190Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6514Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PSYC6505Research Development
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC6515Business Psychology Research Project 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC6615Business Psychology Research Project 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 20 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.

20 units

Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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 College 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.

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