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degrees covering a broad range of disciplines and specialties.
The university’s undergraduate courses include a compulsory
core curriculum, known as the Bond Core, which aims to instil in
graduates the skills they need to succeed in their personal and
professional lives. The program focuses on fostering skills such
as critical thinking and communication, leadership, team
dynamics, and ethical thought and action, while also preparing
students for the transition to employment.
These compulsory units aside, Bond is more progressive
than prescriptive when it comes to undergraduate education, with
plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It
pioneered the trimester system, which allows students to
accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree
in two years by studying three semesters per year. The university
also gives students a good deal of choice in the way they
organise their courses, offering flexible schedules that allow
alternate semesters of study and employment.
As a private university, Bond charges full fees for its courses.
It is also a not-for-profit organisation, which means that 100 per
cent of the tuition fees are reinvested into the university. Domestic
students may defer their tuition fees through the federal
government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. See page 41 for more
information about FEE-HELP. Other lending options and financial
assistance programs are also available.
Bond emphasises globally focused and industry-specific
course content and makes internships available across a number
of disciplines, both in Australia and overseas. The university has
developed industry relationships through graduate placements,
research partnerships and its scholarships, and also encourages
global mobility among students. Currently, Bond has 62 university
partnerships in 22 countries, allowing students to diversify their
academic and cultural experience.
Notable graduates include Rhodes Scholar Glen Leighton
and Cambridge Scholar Sartaj Singh Gill; former Olympic
swimmers Giaan Rooney and Grant Hackett; federal MP Steven
Ciobo; and Virgin Group co-CEO David Baxby.
How the fields of study rate and compare
FIELD OF STUDY
GETTING A FULL-TIME
WHAT GRADUATES SAY
Business and mngt
Computing and IT
Health services and supp.
Humanities and soc sc.
Sport and leisure
Tourism and hospitality
For an explanation of this table, see page 429.
Courses and entry requirements at Gold Coast, University Dr Robina, QLD 4226
WHAT YOU CAN STUDY
$47 784 $47 784 Real estate
$47 784 $47 784 Sustainable development, Construction management and quantity
surveying, Property valuation, Urban development and sustainability
$95 568 $95 568 Arts, Advertising, Australian studies, Behaviour management,
Chinese language (Mandarin), Chinese studies, Communication,
Corporate communication, Counselling, Criminology, English as an
international language, Film and television, French language, French
studies, Global governance and regional politics, International
diplomacy, International relations, Japanese language, Japanese
studies, Journalism, Language studies, Language teaching (TESOL),
Media, Multimedia design, Philosophy, Psychology, Public relations,
Spanish language, Spanish studies, Television journalism
Fees stated are indicative only. Confirm with the institution. For an explanation of this table, see pages 162–163. For abbreviations, see page 429.
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