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Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Science in Psychology - 830AA

Course Code: 830AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Management
Discipline of Psychology
UAC Code: 361443
CRICOS Code: 054140G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Add some management flair to your psychology degree. Think about it!

Accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (now that’s credibility), this Double Degree will give you a broad understanding of the theory and practice of management in areas such as finance, IT, leadership and business analysis, and enable you to apply your analytical and creative skills within a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds.

From a psychology perspective (and you’ll certainly gain a bit of perspective with these qualifications!), you’ll be able to explore the science behind the discipline, apply research methods to conduct studies, ethically interpret the results and write reports according to APA conventions.

Aiming for a rewarding career as a counsellor, youth worker or in HR, marketing, industrial relations or in training and development? It’s time to get mentally prepared!

Combine a Bachelor of Management / Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UC and you will:

  • acquire a broad understanding of the theory and practice of management, be able to recognize specific problem solving contexts and apply your analytical and creative skills within a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds
  • specialise in a range of management areas, including finance, IT, governance, leadership, HR, business analysis or communications
  • acquire an understanding of the scientific basis of the discipline of psychology and understand the research methods used by psychologists
  • gain an ability to apply research methods to design and conduct studies, analyse and interpret results and write research reports using APA conventions
  • understand the application of values, research and professional ethics in psychological research and in other professional contexts.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Management / Bachelor of Science in Psychology graduates in the public or private sectors, including in:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Policy and Research
  • Youth Work
  • Consumer Research
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Relations
  • Training and Development
  • Program Co-ordination and Welfare.

Course specific information

Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

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Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Management B Mgt
Bachelor of Science in Psychology BSc Psych

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Management Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $31,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

Accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Management will have acquired a broad understanding of theory and practice in management. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
2. They will have specialised in an area of management such as commerce, finance, information technology, governance, organisational performance, leadership, or change management students will have developed advanced skills in aspects of management such as accounting, human resources management, business analysis or communications. Students will have the ability to further develop skills and knowledge within the practice of management. As above for management specialisations.
3. Students will be able to recognise specific problem solving contexts and be able to apply analytical and creative skills, demonstrating communications skills for sharing ideas and working in teams with different mixes of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; identify, analyse problems then formulate solutions, implement solutions.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
4. Graduates can be expected to be creative and responsible in their application of their acquired knowledge and skills as they respond to changing management practice. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
Professionalism and social responsibility: in particular the capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Knowledge and understanding of the core topics in the discipline of Psychology, as required by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Analysis and Enquiry.
Knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of the discipline of Psychology. Knowledge of the research methods used by psychologists and ability to apply these methods to design and conduct studies, analyse and interpret results and write research reports. Analysis and Enquiry; Problem solving; Communication.
Ability to apply knowledge of the scientific method in a critical way to problems related to behaviour and mental processes, and the ability to distinguish scientific from other forms of evidence. Analysis and Enquiry; Problem solving.
Understanding and application of values, research and professional ethics in psychological research and other professional contexts. Professionalism and social responsibility; Working independently and with others
Ability to write a research report using APA conventions. Ability to effectively communicate orally in a variety of formats. Communication; Working independently and with others.
Ability to apply knowledge of psychology to a wide variety of areas. Capacity for ongoing independent learning, to sustain personal and professional development. Professionalism and social responsibility; Working independently and with others.

Course Duration

8 semesters full-time: equivalent part-time. maximum 20 semesters.

Honours

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Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Diploma of Business Studies, Associate Degree of Business Studies.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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