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.

Due to the current environment, unit mode of delivery may be subject to change within a short period of time.  For more information on each unit and any updates, please search the Handbook.

Trimester 3, 2021

Faculty of Arts and Education

Unit code Unit name
ACC100Communication in Everyday Life
ACF103Writing with the Camera (On campus)
ACF106Screen Practices 
ACF107Principles of Animation (On campus)
ACG103Design Skills (On campus)
ACP103Acting Studio (On campus)
ACP109Improvisation in Drama and Performance (On campus)
ACR101Introducing Crime and Criminology
ACV101Painting in the Visual Arts (On campus)
ACV115Drawing and the Body in Visual Arts (On campus)
ADA101Designing 3D Motion (On campus)
ADV101Drawing and Illustration (On campus)
ADV201Wed Design and Interactivity
AGS 101Sex and Gender: Ideas that Changed the World
AIX117Professional Writing for Work
AIX160Introduction to University Study
AIX290Australia Today: An Introduction to Australia (On campus)
ALA101Advertising Principles and Practices (Note: only online learning available)
ALA102Creative Brand Communication
ALA203Integrated Communication
ALC104Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms and Pleasures
ALJ111News Reporting 1
ALJ216Feature Writing
ALL102From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Revisions
ALL153Literature for Children and Young Adults (Note: quotas apply)
ALL260Australian Literature
ALM101Making Social Media (Please note: Enrolment into this unit must be completed by the end of week 1 of trimester due to early assessment deadlines).
ALR103Introduction to Public Relations
ALW101Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity
ASC211Religion and Social Change
ASP129Love, Sex and Death 
ASR100World Religions
ALM215Global Media
ACF304The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance
AST256Sport in History
ACI102Digital Photography (On campus)
ALR210Media Relations Strategy

Faculty of Business and Law

Unit code Unit name
MAA103Accounting for Decision Making
MAE101Economic Principles (Cloud/online mode only)
MAE203The Global Economy (Cloud/online mode only)
MAF101Fundamentals of Finance
MLC101Law for Commerce
MMK101Marketing Fundamentals
MMM132Management
MMM211Team Dynamics (cloud only)
MMP111Introduction to Property

Faculty of Health

Unit code Unit name
HBS107Understanding Health (Cloud/online mode only)
HBS108Health Information and Data (Cloud/online mode only)
HBS109Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (Cloud/online mode only)
HBS110Health Behaviour (Cloud/online mode only)
HBS300Ethics; Frameworks and Decisions (Cloud/online mode only)
HPS111Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour (Cloud/online mode only)
HPS203The Human Mind (Cloud/online mode only)
HPS104 Foundations of Psychological Science (Cloud/online mode only)
HPS105Foundations of Psychological Science (Cloud/online mode only)
HPS111 Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour (cloud mode only)
HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development (cloud mode only)
HPS202Child and Adolescent Development (cloud mode only)
HPS203The Human Mind (cloud mode only)
HPS204Human Social Behaviour (cloud mode only)
HPS206Psychology in the Criminal Justice System (cloud mode only)
HPS310Brain, Biology and Behaviour (cloud mode only)
HSE102Functional Human Anatomy (must also enrol in HSE010, subject to availability) (Cloud only with significant oncampus requirements)
HSH211Australian Health Care System (Cloud/online mode only)
HSN101Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health (Cloud/online mode only)
IND101Introduction to Aboriginal Studies (Cloud/online mode only)

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Unit code Unit name
SLE103Ecology and the Environment (Cloud)
SLE111Cells and Genes (co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points) (Cloud)
SLE134Recreational Fisheries Science (Intensive mode, oncampus)
SRE170Construction Finance (Cloud)
SRM181Project Management 1 (Cloud)

Trimester 1, 2022

Faculty of Arts and Education

Unit code Unit name
ACC100  Communication in Everyday Life
ACC303 Communication Research Practices
ACD103 Dance and Screens
ACF103 Writing with the Camera (Note for Trimester 1: only available to students enrolled in film/media course at home institution. Trimesters 2 and 3: (Must be enrolled in Arts based Degree or equivalent)
ACF104Screening History (Must be enrolled in Arts based Degree or equivalent)
ACF107 Principles of Animation
ACF304 The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance
ACG103  Design Skills 
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
ADA102Designing 3D Environments
ADD101 Design Thinking
ADV201 Web Design and Interactivity
ADV205Designing User Experience
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 (Note: must have extensive Chinese language competency)     
AIC387 Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes C (Note: must have extensive Chinese language competency)
AIE153 History of the Middle East
AIE255 Critical Issues in Middle East Politics
AIE334 China: From Empire to Republic 
AIF146 Our Northern Neighbour: Understanding Indonesia
AIG103 People and Place: An Introduction to Human Geography
AIH107 The Modern World: Nations, Empires, Ideologies, 1860s - 1930s
AIH205 Sex and Gender in the British Empire         
AIH238Australia 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
AIS101 Intercultural Communication 
AIX117 Professional Writing for Work
AIX160 Introduction to University Study 
AIX290 Australia Today: An Introduction to Australia 
ALA101 Advertising Principles and Practises
ALC104 Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms and Pleasures 
ALJ111 News Reporting 1 
ALL101 The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others 
ALL153 Literature for Children and Young Adults 
ALL202 Writing Modern Worlds
ALL228 The Golden Age in Children's Literature 
ALL375Shakespeare Today: Sex, Race and Politics
ALM101 Making Social Media
ALM215 Global Media
ALM305Media Ecologies (Must be enrolled in an Arts based degree)
ALR103 Introduction to Public Relations 
ALR210 Media Relations Strategy
ALS100 iHola!: Welcome to the Hispanic World, its Language and Culture
ALW101 Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity (Must be enrolled in an Arts based degree)
ALW200Freelancing in the Arts
ALW396Producing Digital Anthologies: From Concept to Publication (Must be enrolled in an Arts based degree)
APE101 Create Your Own Career
ASC101 Introduction to Sociology A 
ASC206 Sociology of Health 
ASC210 Youth Culture and Identity
ASC300Gender, Media and Society
ASP108 Critical Thinking
ASP211 Freedom and Power: Existentialism and Beyond
ASP214 Justice and Equality 
ASP224Freud and Philosophy
ASR200 Religion, Spirituality and Popular Culture
ASR207The Buddhist Universe: Histories, Practices and Paths to Liberation
ASR209Religion, Politics and Violence
ASR300 Religion, Rights and Governance
ASS101 Peoples of the World
ASS204 Doing Urban Anthropology
ASS205 Anthropology of Poverty and Development
ASS233 Myth and Ritual
ASS329 Anthropology of Crime and Violence
AST250A 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

Faculty of Business and Law

Please note that you can only can enrol in units beginning with MLL (for example, MLL218) if you’re enrolled in a law degree in your home institution.

Unit code Unit name
MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making
MAA104 Financial Literacy
MAE101 Economic Principles (not offered at Burwood)
MAE203 The Global Economy
MAE233Business and Climate Change
MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance
MIS171 Business Analytics
MIS202Managing Data and Information
MIS231 Professional Ethics in the Digital Age
MLC101 Law for Commerce
MLC310 Sports and the Law
MMK101 Marketing Fundamentals
MMM111 Intrapersonal Skills (cloud only)
MMM132 Management
MMM312 Event Management
MMP111 Introduction to Property
MMP211 Statutory Valuation (cloud only)
MMP212 Property Investment
MMP213
Property Economics
MMS100 Sports Organisation

Faculty of Health

Unit code Unit name
HBS107 Understanding Health
HBS109 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
HBS110 Health Behaviour
HBS108 Health Information and Data (Online)
HDS101 Communication and Diversity
HDS209 Inclusive Services
HDS301 The Effective Practitioner
HPS104 Foundations of Psychological Science
HPS111 Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour
HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development (Online)
HPS203 The Human Mind
HPS204 Human Social Behaviour
HPS209 Cross Cultural and Indigenous Psychology
HPS310 Brain, Biology and Behaviour
HPY210 Coaching and Counselling Individuals for Behaviour Change
HSE105 Principles of Sport Coaching (must also enrol in HSE010, subject to availability: oncampus option  only)
HSE111 Physical Activity and Exercise for Health
HSE113 Human Growth, Development and Ageing for Exercise Scientists
HSH105 Understanding Families and Health
HSH112 Local and Global Environments for Health
HSH206 Human Development and Healthy Families (Desirable to be taking or have completed HSH105)
HSH208 Health Communication
HSN101 Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health
HSN104 The Science of Food (must also enrol in HSN010, subject to availability: On Campus Only)
HSN105 Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems (On Campus Only)
HSW101 Introduction to Social Work: Social Work Theory and Practice A
HSW221 Social Work Research in Ethical and Political Contexts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Unit code Unit name
SEJ101 Design Fundamentals, 2 credit points unit (co-requisite SEJ010, worth zero credit points)
SET111 Environmental Design
SIT102 Introduction to Programming
SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT
SIT110 Creative Coding
SIT112 Data Science Concepts
SIT113 Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
SIT122 Robotics Studio
SIT124 Exploring I.T.
SIT151 Game Fundamentals
SIT182 Real World Practices for Cyber Security
SIT183 Application and Design of Virtual and Augmented Reality Systems
SIT191 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis
SIT192 Discrete Mathematics
SIT199 Applied Algebra and Statistics (high school Maths Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent recommended)
SLE101 Techniques in Environmental Science (co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points)
SLE103 Ecology and the Environment
SLE107 Marine Environments (co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points)
SLE111 Cells and Genes (co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points)
SLE115 Essential Skills in Bioscience
SLE133 Chemistry in Our World (co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points)
SLE151 Biodiversity: A Global Perspective (co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points)
SRA143 Art and Society
SRC163 Drawing Studio
SRD163 Studio 01: Thoughtscapes
SRE170 Construction Finance
SRM161 Contract Administration 1
SRM181 Project Management 1
SRT112 Sustainable Construction
SRT141 Building Safety
SRT153 Building Materials Science
SRT159 Construction Projects 1
SRT214 Commercial Property Construction Studies

Trimester 2, 2022

Faculty of Arts and Education

Unit code Unit name
ACC100 Communication in Everyday Life
ACC302 Advertising: Desire, Consumption and the Attention Economy
ACD104 Exploring Dance Styles From Hip Hop to Bollywood
ACF103 Writing with the Camera (Must be enrolled in Arts based Degree of equivalent)
ACF106 Screen Practices
ACF107 Principles of Animation
ACF206Contemporary Topics in Screen Cultures (Must be enrolled in Arts based Degree of equivalent)
ACF320 The Australian Moving Image
ACI101 Analogue Photography
ACP103 Acting Studio
ACR102 Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice
ACV101 Painting in the Visual Arts
ADA101 Designing 3D Motion
ADD101 Design Thinking
ADD203Professional Practice in Design
ADV101Drawing and Illustration
ADV102Typography and Publication Design
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 Glboal Context (Note: must have extensive Chinese language competency)
AIC389 Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes D (Note: must have extensive Chinese language competency)
AIE154 Understanding Middle East Politics
AIE335 Modern China: Liberation, Cultural Revolution and Reform
AIF142 Introduction to the Indonesian Language
AIG211 The Past in the Present: the Geographies of Heritage and Tourism
AIG300 Urban Geography: Australian International Perspectives
AIH108 The Modern World: Globalisation and Fragmentation, the 1940s to the 21st Century
AIH240 History: Interpreting the Past
AIH264The 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
AIP247 Media and Politics: Campaign Strategies
AIR102 War, Terrorism and Humanitarian Responses
AIR203 Human Rights in World Politics
AIR204 Great Power Relations
AIR242 Key Concepts in International Relations
AIS102Working in International Contexts
AIS204 Gender, Globalisation and Development
AIX117 Professional Writing for Work
ALA102 Creative Brand Communication
ALA203 Integrated Communication
ALJ112 News Reporting 2
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
ALW102 Writing Spaces: Paradigms and Provocations (Note: only available to students enrolled in an arts or arts combined course at home institution)
ALW242 Poetry: Events in Language
ALW251 Writing for Games: Creating Quests and Characters
ALW252 Writing for Young People
APE101 Create Your Own Career
ASC102 Introduction to Sociology B
ASC233 International Migration and Multicultural Societies
ASC250 Contemporary Social Research
ASC287 Love, Sex and Relationships
ASC304 Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities
ASP129 Love, Sex and Death
ASP210 Plato and Nietzsche
ASP216 Ethics in Global Society
ASP228 Philosophy, Art, Film
ASR100 World Religions
ASR205 Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhism
ASR210Religion, Gender and Relationships
ASR310 Mysticism and Religious Experience
ASS102Culture and Communication
ASS203 Being Human (With the Nonhuman)
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

Faculty of Business and Law

Please note that you can only can enrol in units beginning with MLL (for example, MLL218) if you’re enrolled in a law degree in your home institution.

Unit code Unit name
MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making
MAE101 Economic Principles
MAE203 The Global Economy
MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance
MIS171 Business Analytics
MIS201 Business Requirements Analysis
MIS203 Making Information in the Digital Age
MIS211 Information Security, Governance and the Cloud
MLC101 Law for Commerce
MMK101 Marketing Fundamentals
MMM111 Intrapersonal Skills (cloud only)
MMM211 Team Dynamics (cloud only)
MMM132 Management
MMM312 Event Management
MMP122 Introduction to Property Development
MMP221 Property Management
MMS201 Sport in Society

Faculty of Health

Unit code Unit name
HBS107 Understanding Health
HBS109 Human Structure and Function
HBS110 Health Behaviour
HDS210 Diversity At Work
HDS310 Human Rights and Advocacy
HPS104 Foundations of Psychological Science (Cloud/online mode only)
HPS105 Foundations of Psychological Science
HPS111 Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour (Cloud/online mode only)
HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development (Cloud/online)
HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy (must also enrol in HSE010, subject to availability and significant on campus requirements)
HSE103 Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science (must also enrol in HSE010, subject to availability, on campus only)
HSE104 Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport (subject to availability, on campus only)
HSE110 Muscle Biology for Exercise Science (must also enrol in HSE010, on campus only)
HSE202 Biomechanics (must also enrol in HSE010, subject to availability and significant on campus requirements)
HSE204 Motor Learning and Development (must also enrol in HSE010, subject to availability and significant on campus requirements)
HSE309 Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise (Cloud/online)
HSH113 Social Perspectives on Population Health
HSH207 Socio-economic Status and Health
HSH219 Population Health: A Research Perspective
HSN104 The Science of Food (must also enrol in HSN010, subject to availability, on campus only)
HSN106 Food Fundamentals (must also enrol in HSN010, subject to availability, on campus only)
HSN107 Physiology of Human Growth and Development (Cloud/online only)
HSN210 Nutrition and Food Promotion (on campus only)
HSN308 Food, Nutrition and Society (cloud mode only)
HPS104 Foundations of Psychological Science (cloud online mode only)
HPS105 Foundations of Psychological Practise
HPS121 Psychology B: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour 
HPS202 Child and Adolescent Development
HPS206 Psychology in the Criminal Justice System

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Unit code Unit name
SLE132 Biology: Form and Function (must also complete SLE010)
SLE136 Life On An Evolving Planet
SLE163 Marine and Coastal Ecosystems (co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points)
SLE239 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
SLE262 Aquaculture and the Environment (co-requisite SLE010, worth zero credit points)
SRC164 Architecture Communication 02: Modelling
SRD164 Studio 02: Matterscapes
SRM165 Introduction to Building Information Modelling
SRT151 Construction and Structures 1
SRT257 Building Environmental Studies 1
SRT259 Construction Projects 2