Bachelor of Applied Science - Psychology

RMIT University

Psychology explores the science of the mind and human nature. You'll examine mental states and processes and how they affect human behaviour. You'll gain strong theoretical and practical skills. The program is the basis for further study if you want to become a practising psychologist or use your study in other careers. Your studies will include the biological bases of behaviour including brain behaviour relationships, sensation, perception and consciousness, theories of learning, memory and cognition emotion, motivation and stress. The course includes a research project where you work one-on-one with staff on staff-initiated research projects. You'll also have the option of completing a 15-day industry placement. The psychology component of the degree is 25% of first year, 62.5% of second year and 62.5% of third year. Elective subjects may include information technology, nutrition, applied psychology, health statistics and computer science amongst others.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University TAFE Institute/Polytechnic (Govt)
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Bundoora
City
Institution CRICOS: 00122A

Subjects

  • Behavioural science, Consumer behaviour, Psychology (biological), Psychology (cognitive), Psychology (developmental), Psychology (personality), Psychology (social).

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