courses

3863

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleBPsychSciBus
CRICOS code069370D
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Malaysia)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3863
Contact details

Malaysia School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/psych/course/ugrad/bpsychbus-index.html or

http://www.monash.edu.my/about/contact/

Course coordinator

Dr Tam Cai Lian

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Full-time study only. This course must be completed in a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 8 years. The course duration is inclusive of any periods of intermission.

Description

This course is intended for students who wish to apply psychological training to work in a business environment. Students acquire a fundamental understanding of the major principles of psychology and are exposed to a broad cross section of topics relevant to applied and professional psychology. They also acquire a basic knowledge of core business disciplines and specialised knowledge in one business area, and develop an understanding of psychology in a business environment.

Students will enhance their ability to develop careers in psychology, and/or business through the development of effective interpersonal and communication skills, the mastering of essential research design procedures, statistical analyses and methods of written and oral communication relevant to the fields of psychology and business.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).

On completion of this course, students will have:

  • acquired a fundamental understanding of the major principles of psychology
  • been exposed to a broad cross section of topics relevant to applied and professional psychology
  • acquired a basic knowledge of core business disciplines and specialised knowledge in one business area
  • developed effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • mastered the essential research design procedures, statistical analyses and methods of written and oral communication relevant to the fields of psychology and business
  • developed an understanding of psychology in a business environment
  • acquired skills in modern information technologies, which will enhance their effectiveness in employment
  • the ability to commence or develop careers in psychology, marketing, management, human resources, or other business areas
  • the skills and encouragement to progress to postgraduate studies and/or research.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

This degree does not make students eligible to register as a psychologist. A career in psychology will require further study and training after completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business.

Structure

The course consists of:

  • a ten unit major in psychology from the School of Psychological Sciences
  • six core business units from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • a major of eight units (48 points)* from the majors offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University Malaysia listed under 'Areas of study'.

* Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the business units studied in first and second year - where this is the case, students will complete electives to meet the required number of points in the business component of this course.

Areas of study

Requirements

First year

Semester one

  • ACW1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • MGW1010 Introduction to management
  • MKW1120 Marketing theory and practice
  • PSY1011 Psychology 1A

Semester two

Second year

Semester one

  • PSY2031 Developmental and biological psychology
  • PSY2051 Research design and analysis
  • two Business and Economics major units

Semester two

  • PSY2042 Cognitive and social psychology
  • PSY2112 Organisational psychology
  • two Business and Economics major units

Third year

Semester one

  • PSY3041 Psychological testing, theories of ability and ethics
  • PSY3051 Perception and personality
  • two Business and Economics major units

Semester two

  • PSY3032 Abnormal psychology
  • PSY3062 Research methods and theory
  • two Business and Economics major units

Award(s)

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business