Bachelor of Speech Hearing and Language Sciences
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
|Campus||ATAR Cutoff||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|North Ryde||83.00^||Yes||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
Year 12 or equivalent
The Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences focuses on specific areas of speech and hearing sciences, as well as subjects in linguistics, psychology and biology. In addition, students will be able to choose from a wide range of electives either as companion subjects to speech and hearing, or subjects of individual interest. Speech and hearing sciences, as well as being areas of study in their own right, form the basic preparatory studies for a number of professions ranging from clinical work in audiology and speech pathology to involvement in the development of speech, hearing and language technologies. All of these areas require knowledge of a range of subjects which are at the core of this degree.
Subjects you can Study
Audiology; Speech and language pathology; Speech research
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About Macquarie UniversityEstablished in Sydney in 1964, Macquarie University is a progressive voice among universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Created during a time of extraordinary social transformation to be a different kind of university, it was a bold experiment in higher education.
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Bachelor Degree (Pass)
- Full-time internal = 3 years
- Part-time internal = 6 years
72 credit points; minimum 42 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 21 credit points at 300 level or above
Year 12 or equivalent
Master degrees in audiology and speech pathology are both offered at Macquarie University. To qualify for clinical practice in either audiology or speech and language pathology, you will need to do further (postgraduate) study in order to gain the appropriate professional accreditation.
If you are interested in a career as a speech pathologist or audiologist you will need to take this degree as a pathway into the clinical masters programs offered by the Department of Linguistics in these two areas. If you have an interest in speech research and speech technology, you will also find this degree a valuable pathway to careers in this area.
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Life after Study
Audiologists test hearing and assess the nature of hearing disorders. They are responsible for the non-medical management and rehabilitation of hearing loss and associated disorders of communication.
Audiometrists test hearing by administering audiometric tests to enable the rehabilitation of hearing loss through counselling and/or the fitting of hearing devices. They may refer or report to a medical practitioner or an audiologist as required.
Speech pathologists diagnose, treat and provide management services to people of all ages with communication disorders, including speech, language, voice, fluency, social communication and literacy difficulties. They also work with people who have problems with chewing or swallowing.