Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science offers students a general understanding of contemporary social and cultural developments through a range of study areas, as well as a capacity to understand complex scientific information in a specialised field. It combines a range of key humanities and scientific skills and knowledge related to current and projected industry needs. Students learn how to communicate their knowledge in ways that address the issues facing humanity and the planet. Students also develop analytical, communication and research skills designed to facilitate their personal and professional development. Drawing on the expertise of leading teachers, researchers and industry experts, the course allows students to design a degree to develop a unique range of interdisciplinary skills.
- 400 credit points comprising: 11 Core units (150 credit points)
- 8 units for Bachelor of Arts Major (100 credit points)
- 8 units for Bachelor of Science Major (100 credit points)
- 4 units for Other studies (50 credit points).
- Applied mathematics
- Cinema and screen studies
- Creative writing and literature
- Digital advertising technology
- Environmental science
- Environmental sustainability
- Games and interactivity
- Global Studies
- International studies
- Politics and international relations
- Professional writing and editing
- Social media
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL)
- And Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in any Mathematics. Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
- Minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 75 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
- Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
- Any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.
Graduates of the Digital Advertising Technology major will be eligible for membership of the Australasian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA). Graduates of the Journalism major will be eligible to apply for membership of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).
Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides students with opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can also earn credit towards their degree. Choose from 6- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.