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What is in this section
This section is an index of courses and specialisations. It is
important to understand the difference.
What is a 'course'?
A course is a program of study that leads to a qualification (a
degree or a diploma). It is made up of units of study, which are
usually one semester in length.
All courses specify the number of units required and the minimum
time you can take to complete them. Some courses (such as
medicine) define exactly which units you must do and in what
order. Most, however, allow choice, including choice of
What is a 'specialisation'?
Sometimes you need to choose a specialisation as well as a
course. You have to do this before you apply in some cases. In
engineering, for example, you usually have to decide whether to
apply for chemical, electronic, civil or some other kind of
Sometimes you have to decide after you have been accepted.
When you get into 'science' or 'arts', for example, you have to
decide on the science or arts subjects in which you want to
specialise. Information sessions are usually held to help you sort
through your options.
Sometimes you can make up your mind as you go along,
meaning you don't have to choose until you have completed the
first semester of study, the first year or more.
Even if you have a bit more time to decide, it's a good idea to start
thinking hard about specialisations as well as courses before you
take the plunge. There is no point getting into a science course
and then turning up on day one to enrol in zoology only to find
that the course doesn't offer a zoology specialisation.
What this section can do for you
The A-Z list is designed to help you find all the options while
there's still time to choose.
You can use this section to:
· find where courses are offered
· find where specialisations are offered
· get an overview of the entire course menu.
Bear in mind that some of the items on the list represent whole
courses, while others are the names of specialisations within the
courses. For example, Asian studies might be an entire degree or
it could be a specialisation within the Bachelor of Arts.
What you can study and where
ANU; LA TROBE
Aboriginal studies See also Australian studies; Indigenous Australian
studies; Indigenous health; and Indigenous studies
ADELAIDE; CQU; CURTIN; NEWCASTLE; NOTRE DAME; SOUTHERN CROSS;
Accounting See also Finance; Financial management; and Taxation
ACU; ADELAIDE; ANU; BOND; CANBERRA; CDU; CHC; CQU; CSU; CURTIN;
DEAKIN; ECU; FED UNI; FLINDERS; GRIFFITH; HOLMESGLEN; JCU; KBS;
KENT; KOI; LA TROBE; MACQUARIE; MELBOURNE; MELBPOLY; MONASH;
RAFFLES; RMIT; SOUTHERN CROSS; SUNSHINE COAST; SWINBURNE;
SYDNEY; TASMANIA; TEl; TORRENS; UNE; UniSA; UNSW; USQ; UTS; UWA;
UWS; VU; WOLLONGONG
Accounting information systems See also Business information
systems; and Computer systems
CSU; ECU; FED UNI; QUT; WOLLONGONG
ANU; BOND; CURTIN; MACQUARIE; MELBOURNE; MONASH; UNSW
ECNH; RMIT; SSNT; UTS
Administration See also Business administration; Public
administration; and Public policy
MONASH; UTS; VU
Adult and vocational education
Advertising See also Marketing
BOND; CANBERRA; CSU; CURTIN; ECU; NOTRE DAME;
QUT; RMIT; SWINBURNE; UNSW; UTS; UWS; WOLLONGONG
Agribusiness See also Agricultural economics; Agricultural marketing;
and Farm management
CSU; CURTIN; LA TROBE; MELBOURNE; QUEENSLAND; SYDNEY; UNE
Agricultural biotechnology See also Agricultural science
LA TROBE; UTS
Agricultural chemistry See also Chemistry
The abbreviations refer to the institution offering the specialisation. See page 425 for a list of institution abbreviations.
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