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Pre-approved unit options

Deakin has a great range of pre-approved unit options available. These have no prerequisites, which means your application is processed faster. You can either design your own study plan or pick from our recommended unit options.

The trimester system

Deakin has three trimesters each year. Trimester 3 takes place over the summer months, and isn’t compulsory, but provides another study option. Trimesters 1 and 2 have approximately the same duration as other universities working on a semester system.

We encourage incoming exchange students to select from the available units or the pre-approved unit plans below.

Pre-approved units

The following units have pre-approval. Please note that entry is subject to availability and eligibility at the time of enrolment.

For more information on each unit and any updates, please search the Handbook.

Trimester 3, 2023

Faculty of Arts and Education

Unit code Unit name
ACA226 How to write about Art (Online)
ACC100 Communication in Everyday Life
ACF106 Screen Practices
ACF304 Celebrity Industries
ACP103 Acting Studio
ACP109 Improvisation in Drama and Performance
ACR101 Introducing Crime and Criminology
ACV101 Painting in the Visual Arts
ACV115 Drawing and the Body in Visual Arts
ADA107 Principles of Animation
AGS101 Sex and Gender: Ideas that Changed the World
AIX117 Professional Writing for Work
AIX160 Introduction to University Study
ALA101 Advertising Principles and Practises
ALA102 Creative Brand Communication
ALA203 Integrated Brand Communication
ALC104 Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms and Pleasures
ALJ111 Introduction to Journalism
ALJ216 Feature Writing
ALL102 From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Revisions
ALL153 Literature for Children and Young Adults (Quotas apply)
ALL260 Australian Literature
ALM101 Making Social Media
ALM215 Global Media
ALR103 Introduction to Public Relations
ALR210 Media Relations Strategy
ALW101 Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity
ASC211 Religion and Social Change
ASP129 Love, Sex and Death
ASR100 World Religions
AST256 Sport in History
ACI102 Digital Photography

Faculty of Business and Law

Unit code Unit name
MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making
MAE101 Economic Principles (Online)
MAE203 The Global Economy (Online)
MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance
MLC101 Law for Commerce
MMK101 Marketing Fundamentals
MMM132 Management
MMP111 Introduction to Property

Faculty of Health

Unit code Unit name
HBS107 Understanding Health (Online)
HBS108 Health Information and Data (Online)
HBS109 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (Online)
HBS110 Health Behaviour (Online)
HBS300 Ethics; Frameworks and Decisions (Online)
HMM105 Applied Ethics (Online)
HMM203 Human Anatomy
HPS104 Foundations of Psychological Science (Online)
HPS111 Introduction to Psychology: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour (Online)
HPS202 Child and Adolescent Development (Online)
HPS203 The Human Mind (Online)
HPS204 Human Social Behaviour (Online)
HPS206 Introduction to Forensic Psychology (Online)
HPS310 Brain, Biology and Behaviour (Online)
HSN101 Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health (Online)

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Unit code Unit name
SLE103 Ecology and the Environment (Online)
SLE111 Cells and Genes (Co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points; Online)
SLE134 Recreational Fisheries Science (Intensive unit)
SRE170 Construction Finance (Online)
SRM181 Project Management 1 (Online)

Trimester 1, 2024

Faculty of Arts and Education

Unit code Unit name
ACA102 Creativity: Thinking Through Doing
ACC100  Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Communication in Everyday Life
ACD101 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A
ACF104 Screening History
ACF109 Television Studio Production
ACF304 Celebrity Industries
ACI101 Analogue Photography
ACI102 Digital Photography
ACP109 Improvisation in Drama and Performance
ACR101 Introducing Crime and Criminology
ACV115 Drawing and the Body in Visual Arts
ADA102 Designing 3D Environments
ADA107 Principles of Animation
ADD101 Design Thinking
ADT102 Interaction Design
AGC109 Global Challenges and Personal Agency
AGS101 Sex and Gender: Ideas that Changed the World
AIB151 Practical Arabic: An Introduction to the Language and Its Sounds
AIC181 Chinese 1A: An Introduction to the Language and Culture
AIC383 Chinese 3C: Chinese in the Professions- Developing and Enhancing Capacities in a Global Context
AIC387 Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes C
AIF146 Our Northern Neighbour: Understanding Indonesia
AIH107 The Modern World: Nations, Empires, Ideologies, 1860s - 1930s
AIH238 Australia in the Age of Total War 1914-1945
AIH276 African American History From Slavery to Black Lives Matter
AIP107 Introduction to Politics 
AIP208 Government and Politics of the United States
AIP230 Policy and How It Shapes Us
AIR101 World in Crisis
AIR200 Global Capitalism and Power
AIR202 Australia and the Changing Asia-Pacific
AIR255 Critical Issues in Middle East Politics
AIS101 Intercultural Communication
AIX160 Introduction to University Study
ALA101 Advertising Principles and Practises
ALJ111 Introduction to Journalism
ALL101 The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others (Quotas apply)
ALL153 Literature for Children and Young Adults 
ALL202 Writing Modern Worlds
ALL228 The Golden Age: Child, Nature, Empire
ALL375 Shakespeare Today: Sex, Race and Politics
ALM101 Making Social Media
ALM215 Global Media
ALM305 Media Ecologies (Must be enrolled in an Arts based degree)
ALR103 Introduction to Public Relations 
ALR210 Media Relations Strategy
ALS100 Hola!: Welcome to the Hispanic World, its Language and Culture
ALW101 Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity (Must be enrolled in an Arts based degree)
ALW200 Freelancing in the Arts
ASC101 Introduction to Sociology A
ASC206 Sociology of Health 
ASC210 Youth Culture and Identity
ASC300 Gender, Media and Society
ASP108 Critical Thinking
ASP211 Freedom and Power: Existentialism and Beyond
ASP214 Justice and Equality 
ASP299 Minds in Action: Philosophy of Human and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
ASR300 Religion, Rights and Governance
ASS101 Peoples of the World
ASS203 Being Human (With the Nonhuman)
ASS205 Anthropology of Poverty and Development
ASS233 Myth and Ritual
ASS329 Anthropology of Crime and Violence
AST250 A History of Australian Football, 1858-2020
EDU101 Education, Knowledge and Society
EDU201 Educational Psychology
EDU203 Literacy, Numeracy and Education
EDU301 Culture, Diversity and Participation in Education
IND102 Aboriginal Australian Stories and Songlines (online only)

Faculty of Business and Law

Faculty of Health

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Unit code Unit name
SEJ104 Engineering in Society
SET111 Sustainable Design
SIT102 Introduction to Programming
SIT112 Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
SIT122 Robotics Studio
SIT151 Game Fundamentals
SIT182 Real World Practices for Cyber Security
SIT183 Interactive Application Design for Virtual and Augmented Reality
SIT191 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis
SIT192 Discrete Mathematics
SLE101 Environmental Techniques and Monitoring (co-requisites SLE010, worth zero credit points)
SLE103 Ecology and the Environment
SLE107 Marine Environments (co-requisites SLE010 and STP010, worth zero credit points)
SLE111 Cells and Genes (co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points)
SLE115 Essential Skills in Science (online only, co-requisite STP010, worth zero credit points)
SLE133 Chemistry in Our World (co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points)
SLE151 Biodiversity: A Global Perspective (co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points)
SLE215Ecotourism and Environmental Interpretation (Online)
SRA143 Art and Society
SRC163 Architecture Communication 01: Drawing
SRD163 Architecture Design Studio 01: Thoughtscapes
SRE170 Construction Finance
SRM161 Contract Administration 1
SRM181 Project Management 1
SRT141 Building Safety
SRT153 Building Materials Science
SRT159 Construction Projects 1

Trimester 2, 2024

Faculty of Arts and Education

Unit code Unit name
ACC100 Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Communication in Everyday Life
ACC302 Advertising: Desire, Consumption and the Attention Economy
ACD104 Exploring Dance Styles
ACD212 Dance and Screens
ACF110 Acting and Directing for Screen
ACF320 The Australian Moving Image
ACI101 Analogue Photography
ACP103 Acting Studio
ACP104 Technical Production 1
ACR102 Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice
ACV101 Painting in the Visual Arts
ADA102 Designing 3D Animated Environments
ADA107 Principles of Animation
ADD101 Design Thinking
ADD106 Type Foundations
ADT103 UX Fundamentals
AGS102 Histories of Sex and Gender
AIC284 Chinese 2D: Chinese in Real life: Putting the Language to Work in Contemporary Contexts (Note: must have extensive Chinese language competency)
AIC384 Chinese 3D: Chinese in the Professions - Enhancing Capacities in a Global Context (Note: must have extensive Chinese language competency)
AIC389 Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes D (Note: must have extensive Chinese language competency)
AIF142 Introduction to the Indonesian Language
AIH108 The Modern World: Globalisation and Fragmentation, the 1940s to the 21st Century
AIH240 Using and Abusing the Past
AIH264 The Holocaust
AIH288 Colonial Encounters: From Invasion to Federation
AIH383 Global Disasters
AIP116 Visions and Values in Politics
AIP209 The Politics of Asylum in Australia and Asia
AIP245 Environmental Politics
AIR102 War, Terrorism and Humanitarian Responses
AIR203 Human Rights in World Politics
AIR242 Key Concepts in International Relations
AIS102 Working in International Contexts
AIS204 Gender, Globalisation and Development
AIX117 Professional Writing for Work
ALA102 Creative Brand Communication
ALA203 Integrated Brand Communication
ALJ112 News Reporting
ALJ216 Feature Writing
ALL102 From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Revisions
ALL154 Power and Politics in Children's Literature
ALL230 Adapting Children's Tests Across Media
ALL260 Australian Literature
ALM102 Making Video
ALM202 Quantified Media
ALR104 Strategic Communication and Writing
ALS100 iHola!: Welcome to the Hispanic World, its Language and Cultures
ALW103 Scriptwriting Fundamentals
ALW242 Poetry: Events in Language
ALW251 Writing for Games: Creating Quests and Characters
ALW352 Writing and Publishing for Young People
ASC102 Introduction to Sociology: the Sociology of Everyday Life
ASC250 Contemporary Social Research
ASC287 Love, Sex and Relationships
ASC304 Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities
ASP129 Love, Sex and Death
ASP216 Ethics in Global Society
ASP228 Philosophy, Art, Film
ASR100 World Religions
ASR205 Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhism
ASS102 Culture and Communication
ASS206 Medical Anthropology
ASS235 Culture, Law and Universal Rights
ASS330 Cyborg Anthropology
AST205 Sport, Bodies, Action
EDU102 From Aristotle to ATARS: the History, Philosophy and Future of Education
EDU202 Educators and Learners
EDU302 Education and Humanitarian Development
EDU303 Education, Communication and Technology
IND102 Aboriginal Australian Stories and Songlines (Online)

Faculty of Business and Law

Faculty of Health

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Trimester 3, 2024

Faculty of Arts and Education

Faculty of Business and Law

Faculty of Health

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Unit code Unit name
SLE103 Ecology and the Environment (Online)
SLE111 Cells and Genes (Co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points; Online)
SLE134 Recreational Fisheries Science (Intensive unit)
SRE170 Construction Finance (Online)
SRM181 Project Management 1 (Online)