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Who has to enrol?
How long do I have to enrol?
What is the difference between the Bachelor of Psychology (H345) and
Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (H344) courses?
I'm not sure which units are compulsory for my course. Where can I find a list of majors and their units?
What is my course plan?
What is an elective? What is a major sequence?
I am not enrolled in a Psychology course (H344 or H345) but wish to complete a psychology major.
How do I enrol?
I commenced my course prior to 2011 and undertook the major when HPS309 was a core unit
All commencing and current on-going students MUST enrol for both trimesters 1 and 2.
Trimester 3 enrolment is optional and can be done at the same time.
This information is important to the University as it allows us to plan room bookings, teaching and support staff etc. to ensure a positive university experience for you.
If you are planning to apply for a course transfer, you will still need to enrol in your current course for 2013. For further information on course transfers please visit the coures transfer web page
Current students enrolled in courses offered by the Faculty of Health must check Student Connect for re-enrolment dates. Failure to enrol during this period will incur a late fee.
Commencing students enrolling for the first time please look at the enrol, defer, withdraw or transfer page
For important dates that student need to be aware of please visit important dates page
For the first three years the course structure is identical
If you are enrolled in Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Psychology) (H344) then
If you are enrolled in Bachelor of Psychology (H345) then
The following units are Psychology CORE/COMPULSORY units:
Level 1 / year 1 - HPS111, HPS121
Level 2 / year 2 - HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204, HPS205
Level 3 / year 3 - HPS301, HPS307, HPS308
The following are Faculty CORE/COMPULSORY units:
Level 1 / year 1 - HBS107, HBS108, HBS110
You MUST complete TWO elective units from the following list:
HPS302, HPS303, HPS304, HPS395
You MUST complete ONE elective from the following list:
HPS302, HPS303, HPS304, HPS395
OR chosen from a level 3 HEALTH faculty unit. - For example - HXX3XX
You MAY complete additional elective units which can be chosen from any faculty or school in the following level:
THREE elective units at Level 1 / Year 1 - (XXX1XX)
THREE elective units at Level 2 / Year 2 - (XXX2XX)
TWO elective units at Level 3 / Year 3 - (XXX3XX)
A course plan, like a map, shows you where you have been and where you are going. It allows you map your enrolment ensuring all compulsory and elective units are completed.
A blank course plan to map your enrolment in H344 can be found here (26k word doc)
A blank course plan to map your enrolment in H345 can be found here (26k word doc)
An elective is NOT a core unit. Electives are usually chosen to complement your core studies, providing you with knowledge across a broad range of topics. An approved sequence of electives can form a major sequence of study.
Electives can come from outside the School of Psychology (maximum of eight are permitted within H344 and H345).
Recommended Psychology electives are:
HPS206 Psychology in the Criminal Justice System
HPY201 Psychology Internship
HPY210 Coaching and Counselling Individuals for Behaviour Change
HPY310 Coaching and Counselling Groups for Behaviour Change
Please note - Students who wish to undertake a major MUST identify all required elective units within the approved sequence at the commencement of their studies.
For information on major sequences please visit major sequences and specialisations
For permitted major sequences for H344 and H345 please see Psychology-course-and-majors 2013.docx
To search for an elective outside the faculty of health, go to the Handbook Advanced Unit Search here
Psychology (Unit Set Code MJ-H000008)
(Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Warrnambool Campus.
Individual units may not be available in ON CAMPUS mode at every campus. All units are available OFF CAMPUS.
This six unit major is not intended for the purpose of registration as a psychologist.
To obtain the six unit major you must complete HPS111 and HPS121 plus
Any two level 2 units from the list below.
Any two level 3 units (for which the prerequisite units have been completed) from the list below.
This eight unit major is not intended for the purpose of registration as a psychologist.
To obtain the eight unit major you must complete HPS111 and HPS121 plus
HPS201 plus any two level 2 units from the list below.
HPS301, HPS308, HPS307
If you wish to pursue a 4th year psychology program (either an Honours year or the Graduate Diploma of Psychology), you must complete the TEN units of psychology listed below.
HPS111 Introduction to Psychology A (B, G, W, X)
HPS121 Introduction to Psychology B (B, G, W, X)
HPS201 Research Methods in Psychology A (B, G, W, X)
HPS202 Child and Adolescent Development (B, G, W, X)
HPS203 Understanding the Mind (B, G, W, X)
HPS204 Introduction to Social Psychology (B, G, W, X)
HPS205 Behavioural Neuroscience (B, G, X)
HPS301 Research Methods in Psychology B (B, G, W, X)
HPS307 Personality (B, X)
HPS308 Psychopathology (B, G, W, X)
For students studying Psychology wanting to undertake a major sequence
For students not studying a Psychology course and wanting to complete a psychology major sequence
You must enrol via student connect
Please contact your enrolment officer. Contact details listed below.
School of Psychology, Burwood
03 9244 6884
School of Psychology, Geelong and Warrnambool
03 5227 8110