Course Description

The Bachelor of Behavioural Studies with a major in Psychological Studies provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand and explain human behaviour. The major commences with a broad introduction to basic psychological elements and concepts. Later in the course, specialised studies in wellbeing, adolescence, trauma, counselling, sports and health are undertaken.

Graduates in Psychological Studies would be highly sought after by a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sector, for example, human services as research officers, human resource management and personnel, marketing and advertising personnel, in policy development, general research, welfare, community and youth work, and evaluation of community and human services.

This course is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This course does not provide an accredited pathway towards registration as a psychologist in Australia. Students with a specific interest in becoming a psychologist should view the APAC-accredited Bachelor of Psychological Sciences also available through Open Universities Australia.

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 64.7% (national average 63.6%)
Improved skills: 85.3% (national average 84.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 84.4% (national average 81.0%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 58.6% (national average 58.9%)
Studying full time: 30.7% (national average 37.3%)
Median full time salary: $57,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Swinburne University of Technology Code: BA-BEHS2

Entry Requirements