Course and Subject Handbook 2011 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Psychology with Honours

Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Psychology with Honours

Course Code

12409P

Version

4

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Candidates must have a minimum of a Distinction average (GPA 6) across 15 credit points of level 3 PY subjects in the joint pass degree.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).  Students scoring below this may be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admission to the course.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

120 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

BU1002:03  Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03  Economics for Business

BU1004:03  Management, People and Organisations

BU1005:03  Personal and Professional Skills in Business

BU1006:03  Managing the Customer Experience

PY1101:03  Exploring Psychology I

PY1102:03  Exploring Psychology 2

SS1010:03  Australian People: Indigenous and Anthropological Perspectives

SY1001:03  Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

Level 2

PY2103:03  Describing and Analysing Behaviour

PY2107:03  Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour

Level 3

PY3101:03  Advanced Behavioural Research Design and Analysis

Level 4

PY4104:06  Psychology Thesis Part 1 of 2

PY4105:06  Psychology Thesis Part 2 of 2

PY4108:06  Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 1 of 2

PY4109:06  Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 2 of 2

Options

Select 3 credit points of Arts and Social Sciences level 1 subjects

Arts and Social Sciences subjects include the following prefixes:

AN, AR, CI, CU, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, PL, PY, SS, SY and WS

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specified BU level 2 subjects (Schedule A and B)

BU2004:03  Financial Management

BU2005:03  Entrepreneurship

BU2006:03  Business Modelling

BU2007:03  Project Management

BU2008:03  Leadership and Strategic Thinking

BU2009:03  Sustainability in Business

BU2010:03  Business Research Methods

BU2050:03  Workplace Project

BU2060:03  Professional Experience

BU2111:03  Business Law and Ethics

BU2112:03  Law of Business Organisations

BU2208:03  Marketing Fundamentals

BU2209:03  Business Information Systems

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of any BU and BX level 2 subjects

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of specified PY level 2 and 3 subjects

PY2101:03  Brain and Behaviour

PY2104:03  Health Psychology

PY2106:03  Human Development Across the Lifespan

PY2108:03  Evolution of Behaviour

PY2110:03  Forensic Psychology

PY2111:03  Learning and Behaviour

PY2112:03  Memory and Cognition

PY3102:03  Social Psychology

PY3103:03  Psychopathology

PY3104:03  Principles of Counselling

PY3105:03  Behaviour in Organisations

PY3106:03  Theoretical Foundations of Modern Psychology

PY3107:03  Introductory Psychometrics, Assessment and Ethics

PY3108:03  Personality and Individual Psychology

PY3109:03  Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind

PY3111:03  Advanced Health Psychology

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any BU and BX level 3 subjects

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of specified PY level 3 subjects

PY3102:03  Social Psychology

PY3104:03  Principles of Counselling

PY3105:03  Behaviour in Organisations

PY3106:03  Theoretical Foundations of Modern Psychology

PY3107:03  Introductory Psychometrics, Assessment and Ethics

PY3108:03  Personality and Individual Psychology

PY3109:03  Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind

PY3111:03  Advanced Health Psychology

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of Arts and Social Sciences or BU and BX level 2 and 3 subjects

Majors

Type of major

Optional

Single

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Economics and Regional Development

Townsville

Business major

Financial Management

Townsville

Business major

General

Cairns

Townsville

Business major

Hospitality Management

Cairns

Business major

Human Resource Management

Cairns

Townsville

Business major

International Business

Cairns

Business major

Management and Entrepreneurship

Cairns

Townsville

Business major

Marketing

Cairns

Townsville

Business major

Sports and Event Management

Townsville

Business major

Tourism Management

Cairns

Townsville

Business major

Campus

COURSE AVAILALE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Graduates of this course who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete two years of supervised practice in the field or an accredited masters degree.

To be eligible for accreditation with Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA Australia) and/or the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) students must complete the Accounting major as well as 18 credit points consisting of the following subjects:

BU1112:03   Business Law and Ethics

BU2004:03   Financial Management

BU2006:03   Business Modelling

BU2112:03   Law of Business Organisations

BU3112:03   Taxation

Plus

BU1009:03 or BU2209:03 Business Information Systems

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

3 credit points

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the degree and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject .However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation should apply.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

80 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Majors may appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable