Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 22k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 22k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 May 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 228pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    Psychology explores the science of the mind and human nature. You will examine mental states and processes and how they affect human behaviour.

    RMIT’s psychology program applies research to actual situations to resolve real human problems.

    As a psychology student you will gain strong theoretical and practical skills. The program is the basis for further study if you want to become a practising psychologist or use your study in other careers.

    To register as a psychologist, you'll need to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) and the Master of Clinical Psychology (2 years full-time), or equivalent programs recognised by the Australian Psychological Society.


    You'll study these foundation areas:

    • biological bases of behaviour including brain behaviour relationships, sensation, perception and consciousness
    • theories of learning, memory and cognition (including theories of intelligence)
    • theories of emotion, motivation and stress.

    You will also study these principles of psychology:

    • personality
    • psychopathology
    • social psychology.

    Year 2

    You'll study biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, research methods in psychology and social psychology.

    Year 3

    The third year includes philosophy and methodology of psychology, psychological assessment and individual differences, psychology in society and organisations, psychopathology and models of intervention, and a research project.

    Australian Psychology Accreditation Council elective examples:

    • Cross-cultural and Organisational Psychology
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Psychology of Gender
    • Health and Sport Psychology

    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 

    University requirements

    As a new Higher Education student at RMIT, you need to register in person at RMIT’s Melbourne campus before you can enrol and start studies at RMIT.

    Please note BP032P04 Bachelor of Nursing Students (entry to 2nd or 3rd year) should attend the Vocational Education Registration and Briefing. 

    At Registration you will:

    • complete passport and visa checks to ensure that you are ready to enrol
    • receive important arrival information. This includes:
      • enrolment - student card, enrolment pack and how to enrol
      • student visa - rights and responsibilities
      • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - what to claim and how
      • student wellbeing and support - where to get help at RMIT
      • safety in Melbourne - Victoria Police and more

    Program requirements

    You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 65% (check calculator below).

    Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

    Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted. 


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