Deakin Accelerate

Deakin Accelerate is a distinctive VCE extension studies program. If you’re a high achieving VCE student, you’ll complete two first-year university units alongside your Year 12 studies. Accelerate gives you a head start into your future university studies and a potential boost to your ATAR.


Study for free

You won’t have to pay any tuition fees as part of the Accelerate program. That means you’ll complete two university units for free, so your future degree will cost you less. The only cost you may incur is if you need textbooks for your particular study area.

Ease your transition to university

Being part of the Accelerate program introduces you to university life. Taking on university units while still at school gives you an exceptional opportunity to experience university ahead of your peers.

Stand out from the crowd

As a high-achieving student in a rewarding and challenging program, your resume will have a distinctive edge over others. Listing this achievement highlights your commitment to success and differentiates you from your VCE peers.

Benefits of Deakin Accelerate

If you are considering completing a fifth or sixth subject in Year 12, why not make it a Deakin Accelerate unit. You get all the same benefits of a fifth or sixth subject contributing to your ATAR, but you can also gain university credit, and reduce the cost of your future degree.

Successful completion of the two Accelerate units can contribute as a fifth or sixth subject in the calculation of your ATAR. You can achieve between 3 and 5 increment points, which will be added onto your ATAR aggregate.

Average mark for Accelerate units ATAR aggregate contribution Equivalent VCE study score
90 or more 5.0 points 50
80-89 4.5 points 45
70-79 4.0 points 40
60-69 3.5 points 35
50-59 3.0 points 30

Study on campus or online

Attending a class on campus may not be convenient for you, or may not fit in with your VCE timetable. We get that, and that’s why you can choose to study either on campus, online or a blend of both.

Studying on campus is a great way to immerse yourself in university life. You can visit the library for some quiet study time, or catch up with your fellow students at one of the many on-campus cafes.

If you choose to study online, your classes, seminars and resources be instantly accessible, and you’ll communicate and collaborate with your academics and other students online in real time.


Earn university credit

If your Accelerate units are related to the Deakin course you enrol in after you graduate secondary school, you’ll gain credit. That’s two units ticked off your degree.

Even if your Deakin course is unrelated to your Accelerate units, in many cases you’ll still be able to gain credit by using those units as electives. This means you can lighten your first-year study load or fast-track your degree by going straight into second-year units.

If you enrol at another university you may still be eligible for credit, but this is subject to the requirements of the institution and its courses.

Accelerate was flexible and easy to manage with the demands of Year 12 due to the accessibility of studying online. By being exposed to university life, I feel as though I was more prepared than other students and able to make a sound decision on what course I wanted to pursue. The Accelerate Program has made me a better student and allowed me to push my academic limits!

Anabelle Weinberg

Current Deakin Student – Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws

About Deakin Accelerate

Fitting in with your VCE

You will study two first-year university units, one in Trimester 1 (March–June) and one in Trimester 2 (July–October). We know you'll have begun your VCE studies before starting your university units, and that’s why you can choose to study on campus, or online, whichever suits you best.

If you choose to study on campus, you'll attend seminars and tutorials during the day and we'll do our best to offer you a timetable that fits around your VCE classes. If studying online is more your thing, then you can access online seminars and participate in online discussions and activities in your free classes at school, or after hours.

When it comes to university exam periods, you'll find these don’t typically overlap with your VCE exams, so you should have plenty to time to study for both.

An example of Deakin Trimesters vs School Terms:

Eligibility

The Accelerate program is for students who are:

  • high-achievers with above-average Year 11 results
  • self-starters who can work independently
  • motivated to achieve a higher ATAR score
  • keen to make a head-start on their university degree.

To be considered for the program, you'll need to submit your completed application by the application closing date. Your application must include:

  • your Year 11 VASS statement (your school can provide this)
  • a recommendation from your school
  • approval from your school principal
  • permission from a parent or guardian
  • a personal statement outlining your motivation to participate in the program.

An application pack including an application template and guide will be available when applications open.

Prerequisites

Some Accelerate units will require you to complete particular VCE Units 3 and 4 to be eligible for the program. For units with prerequisite units, you must be completing these prerequisites while you are in Year 11, or you may complete them in Year 12 concurrently, while studying your Accelerate units. Not all units have prerequisites, but the ones that do will be directly related to your Accelerate study area.

Prerequisite units are listed for each study area in the Available Study Areas.

Fees

You won’t have to pay any tuition fees as part of this program. The only cost you may incur is if you need textbooks. Generally materials are provided online via Deakin's Cloud Campus, so you can access lectures and other materials via the web, even if you're studying on campus.

Unit textbook requirements are available once you are enrolled in the program.

Selection and enrolment

Selection for the Accelerate program is undertaken from late December to early January and is conducted by the Deakin Student Admissions (DSA) team in conjunction with academic staff.

Some study areas do have caps on the number of places available each year. These caps are defined by each faculty, however there are usually between 25 and 30 places available in each study area. If applications for a study area exceed the cap, then applicants will be ranked based on the information provided in your application. To give you the best opportunity to be part of the program, you can select up to three study areas in order of preference. This means if you are not offered your first preference, you may be offered your second or third preference.

If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be sent an email with a letter of offer and enrolment information to the email address you supplied in your application. You will receive this while on school holidays in January, so please make sure you have access to your email account during the break.

You will be required to accept your offer and enrol online usually within one week of receiving your offer. You can access the Deakin site to accept your offer and enrol from anywhere in the world. Once enrolled, you will then be invited to attend the Accelerate Orientation, held in late February, to prepare you for your university studies.

Support

We want you to succeed in your VCE and Accelerate units.

To help you do this we have a dedicated team available to support you, and our single point of contact makes it quick and easy for you to get advice and guidance.

We understand studying at university is quite different to studying in secondary school, so all Accelerate students have full access to Deakin’s study support services, where you can improve your general study skills or get help on a tricky assignment, including referencing. Plus, you’ll have full access to the Deakin library, both on campus and online, which can help you with your university and VCE studies.

There may be times when your VCE studies and your Accelerate studies have assignments or exams that clash. Your VCE always takes priority, so if you find yourself with competing deadlines, make sure you talk to us as soon as you are aware of an issue, because we can help.

As an Accelerate student, you will get to attend an Orientation specifically for Accelerate students, to familiarise you with your university studies, and introduce you to the teaching academics. It’s a great day on campus, and the ideal way to begin your time at university.

Learn more

Learn more about the Deakin Accelerate Program in the 2018 Deakin Accelerate Information Booklet.

PDF 2018 Deakin Accelerate Information Booklet -5.6MB

I absolutely loved being a part of the Accelerate program, and actually found it much more enjoyable than Year 12. You are seen as a fully independent student once you enter university and having that experience made me a more independent learner in my Year 12 subjects as well.

JAALA DAVIS

CURRENT DEAKIN STUDENT – BACHELOR OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

Available study areas

Deakin offers a selection of VCE higher education subjects that have been approved by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) to offer to VCE students:

Accounting

Prerequisites: You will have completed in Year 11 or be enrolled to complete in Year 12, Units 3 and 4 VCE Accounting.

You will complete the following pair of Accounting units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making

MAA261 Financial Accounting

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March- June)

Trimester 2 (July- October)

Location

Study at Burwood, Warrnambool, Waterfront or via Cloud Campus

Study at Burwood or via Cloud Campus

Objectives

In this unit you will examine the impact of accounting in society, covering business planning and budgets for management decisions, classification, analysis and summarisation of business transactions, preparation of classified accounting reports and techniques to analyse and interpret financial statements.

In this unit you will examine the financial accounting ‘cycle’, from recording relevant transactions through to preparation of financial statements.

Contact hours

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): flexible online learning experiences equivalent to campus contact hours per week, including 3 x 3 hour online workshops throughout the trimester.

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): flexible online learning experiences equivalent to campus contact hours per week, including 3 x 3 hour online workshops throughout the trimester

Assessments

A recording assignment worth 15%

A video presentation worth 10%

A written business plan worth 15%

A written exam worth 60%

A group written assignment worth 20%

A case study worth 20%

A written exam worth 60%

Business Analytics

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisite subjects that need to be completed to study Business Analytics.

You will complete the following pair of Business Analytics units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


MIS171 Business Analytics

MIS203 Making Sense of Information

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March- June)

Trimester 2 (July- October)

Location

Study at Burwood, or via Cloud Campus

Study at Burwood, Waterfront or via Cloud Campus.

Objectives

Business Analytics uses quantitative reasoning skills in business decision making. It helps managers to solve complex business problems, improve business performance, anticipate and plan for change while managing and balancing risk. This unit provides you with the analytical knowledge and skills to explore data to find patterns and relationships, assess uncertainty and risk of business decisions and evaluate decisions to forecast and predict trends.

This unit begins by considering the changes that the digital world has made to our lives and how we live in a world immersed in information and social media. We then look at how we can search and analyse information and utilise social media for business, learning and collaboration. You learn how information can be used to assist people but also how to monitor and manage people at work and at home. Finally, we consider how to use ICT in a more secure manner.

Contact hours

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1.5 hour lab per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour class (recorded), 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hours class (recorded) per week, plus 3 x 1 hour online workshops throughout the trimester

Assessments

Two assessments each worth 20%

A written exam worth 60%

A case study worth 40%

A reflective exercise worth 20%

A written exam worth 40%

Criminology

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisite subjects that need to be completed to study Criminology.

You will complete the following pair of Criminology units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


ACR101 Introducing Crime and Criminology

ACR101 Introducing Crime and Criminology

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March- June)

Trimester 1 (March- June)

Location

Study at Burwood, Waterfront, Waurn Ponds or via Cloud Campus

Study at Burwood, Waterfront, Waurn Ponds or via Cloud Campus

Objectives

This unit introduces you to the various ways in which we think about and respond to crime and its control. You will explore the key framework for understanding and explaining crime and examine the main types of crime, including crimes between persons, groups and organisations, and crimes at local, national and international levels.

This unit introduces you to the various ways in which we think about and respond to crime and its control. You will explore the key framework for understanding and explaining crime and examine the main types of crime, including crimes between persons, groups and organisations, and crimes at local, national and international levels.

Contact hours

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): flexible online learning experiences equivalent to campus contact hours per week

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): flexible online learning experiences equivalent to campus contact hours per week

Assessments

A portfolio worth 10%

An online exercise worth 10%

A research and writing exercise worth 40%

A written exam worth 40%

A portfolio worth 10%

An online exercise worth 10%

A research and writing exercise worth 40%

A written exam worth 40%

Disability, diversity and inclusion

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisite subjects that need to be completed to study Disability, diversity and inclusion.

You will complete the following pair of Disability, diversity and inclusion units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


HDS101 Communication and Diversity

HDS106 Diversity, Disability and Social Inclusion

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March- June)

Trimester 2 (July- October)

Location

Study at Burwood,  Waterfront or via Cloud Campus

Study at Burwood or via Cloud Campus

Objectives

This unit examines the principles of effective communication and how these can be applied in a range of clinical and professional situations. The unit has a focus on communication with people with a disability, and those from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. You will learn about the process involved in spoken, written, and non-verbal communication, and the impact of communication partners and environments. You will examine communication issues specific to physical disability, autism spectrum disorder, brain injury, and vision/hearing impairment. You will also practice applied communication skills including sign language, assertive listening, professional writing and communication resource development.

Disability is part of the natural diversity of humankind. This unit explores the complex and dynamic interrelationships between people who have a disability and the society in which they live. You will learn about the different models and frameworks used in defining disability, and their impact on social structures and policy. The unit examines the mechanisms behind social inclusion and exclusion of people with disability, including structural, environmental, and personal influences, from childhood to old-age. Throughout the unit you will practice applying inclusion philosophies such as Universal Design, to optimise inclusion across a range of participation settings (e.g., education, recreation, accommodation, sexuality, and family life).

Contact hours

Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week

Campus: An average of 2 hours per week, plus additional online learning experiences

Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week

Assessments

An online multiple choice quiz worth 20%

A reflective essay worth 40%

A communication profile worth 40%

An online multiple choice quiz worth 20%

An online role play worth 40%

A multimedia presentation and bibliography worth 40%

Economics

Prerequisites: You will have completed in Year 11 or be enrolled to complete in Year 12, Units 3 and 4 VCE Economics.

You will complete the following pair of Economics units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


MAE101 Economic Principles

MAE203 The Global Economy

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March- June)

Trimester 2 (July- October)

Location

Study at Warrnambool, Waterfront, or via Cloud Campus

Study at Warrnambool, Waterfront, or via Cloud Campus

Objectives

The study of how markets operate is essential to understanding any form of economic behaviour in the global arena. In this unit you will learn about consumer and producer behaviours and their interactions in the marketplace. The tools of market analysis you will develop in the unit provide the foundation to understand issues such as coordinating needs with the world’s limited resources, corporate pricing strategies, monopoly power, government regulation, the environment, income inequality, the economic relationships between countries and foreign trade.

In this unit you will gain an understanding of the Australian economic system within the world economy, and the ability to identify and assess current macroeconomic problems and policies. You will consider the way the whole economy works, including major sectors such as the household sector, the business sector, the government sector and the international sector. You will evaluate the workings and the impacts of monetary and fiscal policy, and examine issues such as economic growth, unemployment, inflation, balance of payments and exchange rates.

Contact hours

Campus: 2 x 1 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): flexible online learning experiences equivalent to campus contact hours per week, including 3 online seminars throughout the trimester

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): flexible online learning experiences equivalent to campus contact hours per week, including 3 scheduled online workshops throughout the trimester

Assessments

A written assignment worth 25%

Online quizzes worth 15%

A written exam worth 60%

Online/in-class test(s) worth 15%

An essay worth 25%

A written exam worth 60%

Health Practice and Research

Prerequisites: You will have completed in Year 11 or be enrolled to complete in Year 12, Units 3 and 4 VCE Health and Human Development.

You will complete the following pair of Health Practice and Research units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


HBS110 Health Behaviour

HBS108 Health Information and Data

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March - June)

Trimester 2 (July- October)

Location

Study at Burwood or via Cloud Campus

Study via Cloud Campus

Objectives

Health behaviour uses a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the impact of lifestyle, behaviours and other factors that impact the health and health behaviours across the life span. You will develop an understanding of the process, challenges and skills involved in health behaviour change.

This unit will help you develop skills in identifying and evaluating different forms of health evidence. You will learn how to make critical judgments about the many health claims we see every day and the quality of health information available to the public. This will help you to develop the skills needed to make informed evidence based decisions as both a consumer and a health professional.

Contact hours

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 1.5 hour online seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week

Assessments

3 health behaviour journal entries worth 45%

10 online quizzes worth 10%

A written exam worth 45%

An assignment worth 20%

An assignment worth 30%

A written exam worth 50%

Journalism

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisite subjects that need to be completed to study Journalism.

You will complete the following pair of Journalism units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


ALJ111 News Reporting 1

ALJ112 News Reporting 2

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March - June)

Trimester 2 (July- October)

Location

Study at Burwood, Waurn Ponds or via Cloud Campus

Study at Burwood, Waterfront or via Cloud Campus

Objectives

This unit introduces you to the practice and theory of multimedia journalism. It sets the social, professional and legal context for journalism practice, and explores the convention of news writing and reporting stories. You will focus on combining text with photos and audio clips to produce news stories; critically examining their own production processes, and learn to report multimedia news stories to a deadline.

In this unit you will focus on the practice and theory of multimedia journalism through the news reporting processes. You will explore professional, social and legal factors that impact on reporting of local, regional and national news. The unit introduces you to key news beats, including reporting stories about politics, business, sport and local newsworthy events and issues.

Contact hours

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): flexible online learning experiences equivalent to campus contact hours per week

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): flexible online learning experiences equivalent to campus contact hours per week

Assessments

A research file worth 20%

A news story for print media worth 40%

A multimedia news story worth 40%

Social media for reporting worth 20%

Photojournalism assignment worth 40%

Video news story worth 40%

Law – new in 2018

Prerequisites: You will have completed in Year 11 or be enrolled to complete in Year 12, Units 3 and 4 VCE Legal Studies.

You will complete the following pair of Law units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


MLL111 Contract

MLL110 Legal Principles and Skills

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March- June)

Trimester 2 (July- October)

Location

Study at Burwood, Waterfront or via Cloud Campus

Study at Burwood or via Cloud Campus

Objectives

In this unit you will develop an understanding of the importance of contract law in commercial life and private settings and how contract problems may be approached and resolved. You will be exposed to the policy issues raised by contract law and cover topics including the nature, development and theory of contract law, formation and formalities, contractual capacity, contractual terms and their interpretation, vitiating factors and termination of contracts and remedies.

This unit will equip you with fundamental legal skills and knowledge, which are the cornerstone of an excellent legal education. Topics include the nature of the law, legal history, the development of the Australian legal system, legal reasoning, statute law and statutory interpretation, legal research, legal communication and writing and legal ethics.

Contact hours

Campus: 2 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): flexible online learning experiences equivalent to campus contact hours per week

Campus: 1 x 3 hour class, 1 x 50 minute seminar per week

Cloud (online): flexible online learning experiences equivalent to campus contact hours per week

Assessments

A work memo of advice worth 30%

A written exam worth 70%

A legal research test worth 20%

A statutory interpretation problem based question worth 35%

An annotated bibliography worth 10%

A written exam worth 35%

Management – new in 2018

Prerequisites: You will have completed in Year 11 or be enrolled to complete in Year 12, Units 3 and 4 VCE Business Management.

You will complete the following pair of Management units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


MMM132 Management

MMM241 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March- June)

Trimester 2 (July- October)

Location

Study at Burwood, Waterfront or via Cloud Campus

Study at Burwood, Waterfront or via Cloud Campus

Objectives

This unit will provide you with a critical understanding of the intellectual foundations of the study of management. You will analyse how the solutions to management ‘problems’ have developed under different conditions throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century and explore how management practice influences, and is influenced by, the external environment. You will examine how managerial action impacts on and is shaped by the environment by considering globalisation, ethics, social responsibility and the social and cultural context of management.

In this unit you will gain an understanding of the dynamic nature of entrepreneurship, including the challenges and opportunities that are experienced by entrepreneurs. An introduction to a range of processes and strategies will help you develop the necessary tools for identifying, creating and evaluating opportunities across the private, public and non-profit sectors. You will enhance and apply your knowledge towards the creation of positive social or environmental change.

Contact hours

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour online class, 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour online class, 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week

Assessments

A written assignment worth 40%

A group concept summary worth 10%

A written exam worth 50%

A progress report worth 10%

A group report worth 40%

A written exam worth 50%

Marketing

Prerequisites: You will have completed in Year 11 or be enrolled to complete in Year 12, Units 3 and 4 VCE Business Management.

You will complete the following pair of Marketing units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


MMK101 MARKETING FUNDAMENTALS

MMK266 Consumer Behaviour

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March- June)

Trimester 2 (July- October)

Location

Study at Burwood, Waterfront, Warrnambool  or via Cloud Campus

Study at Burwood or via Cloud Campus

Objectives

Marketing is the most dynamic area of business and the glue that holds organisations together – it connects organisations with the world, and opens up new and exciting job opportunities. This unit focuses on the creativity involved in the marketing process, ranging from understanding consumer needs to designing customer-driven integrated marketing strategies using the marketing mix. If you are creative, strategic and a critical thinker, then marketing is for you!

Consumers lie at the heart of the marketing exchange, so understanding how they think, feel, and respond to the world around them is essential for developing marketing strategies that work. This unit consequently explores some of the psychological, social, and cultural processes that make consumers ‘tick’ and shows how knowledge of these processes can be used to better market both new and existing products and services.

Contact hours

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Assessments

A compulsory online digital literacy module

A written report worth 20%

A written report worth 40%

A written exam worth 40%

An analysis worth 10%

A literature review worth 20%

A communication plan and 2-minute video pitch worth 30%

A written exam worth 40%

Psychological Science

Prerequisites: You will have completed in Year 11 or be enrolled to complete in Year 12, Units 3 and 4 VCE Psychology.

You will complete the following pair of Psychological Science units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


HPS111 Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March- June)

Trimester 2 (July- October)

Location

Study at Burwood, Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool  or via Cloud Campus

Study at Burwood, Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool  or via Cloud Campus

Objectives

This introductory unit explores the fundamental principles underpinning the study of human psychology. You will cover the definition and scope of the discipline of psychology, the primitive roots of our behaviour, the neurological structures and processes that are responsible for our mental life and the important elements in our adapting to the world as individuals such as learning and intelligence. You will gain new insights into the science of behaviour, a mastery of important research and writing skills, and a strong platform for learning advanced topics in psychology.

In this unit you will look at how humans – as both biological and social beings – develop throughout the lifespan as you explore the complex interaction between biological and environmental influences. Through various theoretical perspectives you will explore what makes up our individual personalities, and how personality is assessed. You will consider the impact of psychological disorders on individual and societal wellbeing and analyse the different therapeutic approaches used to treat the disorders.

Contact hours

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour online class, 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour online class, 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week

Assessments

A deconstructed research report worth 40%

A written exam worth 60%

A laboratory report worth 40%

A multiple choice exam worth 60%

Robotics and Data Science - new in 2018

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisite subjects that need to be completed to study Robotics and Data Science.

You will complete the following pair of Robotics and Data Science units as part of the Deakin Accelerate program.


SIT122 Robotics Studio

SIT123 Data Capture Technologies

Trimester

Trimester 1 (March- June)

Trimester 2 (July- October)

Location

Study at Burwood or via Cloud Campus

Study at Burwood  or via Cloud Campus

Objectives

This unit introduces you to the fundamental computational paradigms of robotic systems (sense-reason-act) in the context of a hands-on, studio based learning environment using the Nao robots. You will learn and practice event-driven programming methods within Choreographe, the visual programming environment for the Nao robot. Problems such as animating movement, responding to stimuli, and creating meaningful behaviours in constrained environmental contexts will form the basis of practical investigations of the robot’s capabilities and limitations, as well as the design and development of programmatic solutions.

In this unit you will be introduced to ubiquitous and readily accessible devices for data capture, such as the sensor suite on a mobile smartphone, and those commonly used in homes, vehicles and current examples of cyber-physical systems. You will explore data capture protocols and methodologies, as well as data presentation and visualisation methods. Through practical investigations and analysis, you will investigate issues of robustness, reliability and validity of data and the effects of these on conclusions drawn from data.

Contact hours

Campus: 1 x 3 hour face-to-face studio session per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 3 hour online studio session per week

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 2 hour practical seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour online workshop per week

Students will be provided with specialised software to undertake independent learning activities.

Assessments

A project worth 40%

A set of problem solving tasks worth 30%

A written report worth 30%

A project and poster presentation worth 30%

A set of practical tasks worth 30%

A written exam worth 40%

Accelerate helped me develop my critical thinking skills and gave me access to a multitude of resources that actually benefited my VCE subjects too. As I studied on campus, it helped me navigate my way around uni life and prepared me for my first year of university in a way that nothing else can.

DAIMON SMITH

CURRENT DEAKIN STUDENT – BACHELOR OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

How to apply

Applications are now open for the 2018 Deakin Accelerate program. To apply, you must download and complete the application pack before submitting your application online. Allow yourself enough time to complete a quality application, as there are a few steps and documents that need to be included. Applying can be easy if you follow these steps:

Step 1 – Research

  • What are the study areas you are interested in? You can choose two preferences.
  • Are there prerequisite subjects you need to complete?
  • Will you complete the units on campus, online or a blend of both?

Step 2 – Documentation

You will need:

  • an endorsement and recommendation from your school
  • signed permission from your parents or guardians, and school
  • a copy of your VASS statement – your school can provide this
  • responses to the student supporting statement questions
  • up to five additional documents to support your application.
    These are optional and could include:
    • report pages
    • awards
    • additional written recommendations.

Step 3 – Apply

Ensure you submit your application by 15 December 2017.

If you are completing a Unit 3 & 4 in Year 11, we know 15 December is the date you will receive your results, making it difficult to include these in your application. We would suggest submitting your application as soon as it is complete along with your current VASS statement. Once you have received your final results, you can email these to accelerate@deakin.edu.au and we will add these to your applications after the closing date.

All applications must be submitted online via the online application portal.

Once you have complete the application pack, and gathered and scanned all your documentation, you are ready to apply.

You will be notified of your place in the program after applications have closed on 15 December, 2017, and no later than 19 January 2018.

PDF Deakin Accelerate information and application pack -227.3KB

Applications now open

All applications must be submitted online via the online application portal.

Ensure you submit your application by 15 December 2017.

Apply now

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