Bachelor of Design
- CRICOS Code: 090744C
- VTAC Code: 3800510041
- International VTAC Code: 3800510043
What will I study?
Design at Melbourne
The Bachelor of Design fosters new ways of thinking, developing practical skills and theoretical expertise that prepare you for a rewarding career as a design professional.
You’ll produce your own designs and learn different design techniques from your very first semester. Design Studio classes follow the same approach as you’ll find in the workplace, ensuring you are industry-ready from day one.
The Bachelor of Design requires the successful completion of 23 to 24 subjects (300 credit points). Full-time students usually study eight subjects each year for three years. Most subjects are worth 12.5 credit points, but some are worth 25 credit points.
Depending on your area of interest you could choose to study:
- One major
- Two majors
- A major and a minor
- A major and a specialisation.
In first year you will be immersed in the world of design and learn new concepts and skills that will carry through for the rest of your degree. You might be helping to bring stage performances to life through the design of space, light and sound, writing code in a computer lab, contemplating design theory and putting it in to practice, or making 3D models.
By your second year you will deepen your understanding of your chosen design disciplines and finalise your selection of majors, minors and specialisations.
The Bachelor of Design is your degree; your major is the study area you’ll focus on. You don’t need to know which major you want to do from day one.
In most cases, you’ll be able to try a few different study areas in your first year before deciding on your major in second year. Depending on what you want to accomplish in the Bachelor of Design, you can choose to study one or two majors, a major and a minor, or a major and a specialisation. There are 12 majors to choose from.
In the Bachelor of Design, your major is made up of three to four subjects (50 credit points) at third-year level, building on your first and second-year level subjects.
It is possible to complete a double major within the Bachelor of Design. Undertaking a double major can provide you with more career options at the end of your degree, as well as greater flexibility should you choose to go on to graduate study.
Minors are a shortened sequence of subjects, taken from the existing majors in the degree. They are made up of four subjects (50 credit points) and provide a complementary course of study without committing to a double major. A minor is also an option when a double major combination isn’t available.
A specialisation is a short sequence of subjects that focuses on a particular theme within the Bachelor of Design. Subjects in specialisations do not form part of any existing major but are distinctive and are complementary to your major. A specialisation could support a research pathway, lead to accreditation with industry bodies or increase your employment opportunities.
Electives are non-compulsory subjects within the Bachelor of Design. You will usually choose elective subjects that complement your major area of study. Most students take one to two electives per semester.
Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside your core area of study, develop new perspectives, and learn to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests – just as you will need to do in your future career.
Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others use breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise. Many discover new passions through breadth, and some even change their career plans!
‘Breadth tracks’ (groups of breadth subjects taken throughout your degree) could qualify you for graduate study in a field that’s very different to your major.
Design students have more than 1000 breadth subjects to choose from, so the opportunities to expand your knowledge are endless. You must take at least four breadth subjects during your degree.
Explore this course
Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this degree.
Your major is your chosen specialisation. You’ll develop a deep understanding of your major study area from first to third year. In most degrees, you won’t need to select your major on day one. In first year you’ll be able to explore a range of subject areas you’re interested in, so by the time it comes to choosing your major, you’ll be well informed. All the while, you’ll also be studying an exciting selection of subjects from both inside and outside your discipline, gaining a breadth of knowledge that will set you apart.
Explore the majors available in this degree below.
The Architecture major teaches students to apply design thinking, a creative, solution-focused approach, to imagine future environments for living, working and playing in our age of environmental change, rapid urbanisation, global flows of people, materials and capital and exponentially increasing digital capabilities. Design lies at the heart of the architectural process and is underpinned by an expertise in technologies for representing imagined environments in 2D and 3 D (analogue and digital), an understanding of technologies of building (structural and material systems, building science and environmental systems), and a knowledge of precedents from history (architectural, landscape and urban). Consequently, the major is hinged around a spine of design studios which are supported by a sequence of subjects that teach skills in representation, technologies, and histories of design. Students are engaged in varied learning contexts that include lectures, tutorials, digital learning environments, site visits, a fabrication workshop and a research library where ideas, skills and knowledge can be learned, shared, debated, and tested.
Careers and Further Study: Upon completion of the Bachelor of Design with a major in Architecture, students will have the option of either finding employment or applying to continue into the two-year Master of Architecture program, which will allow students to become professional architects. The Master of Architecture is a 200 point professional degree that emphasises the central role of design in the studio. For more information on the Master of Architecture please visit the Melbourne School of Design web site:http://msd.unimelb.edu.au/
- Civil Systems
Students who have undertaken the Civil Systems major will be able to rigorously integrate fundamental science, tempered by design thinking, to provide accurate information and optimum solutions to practical problems involving civil infrastructure. More specifically, core skills and knowledge that will be developed include: fundamental comprehension that will lead to accurate computer modelling of civil systems, analytical and abstract thinking, problem-solving and design skills, ability to carry out laboratory experiments to eliminate or confirm possible solutions to complex problems. In all levels of this major, we will ensure the development of excellent communication skills that will enable our graduates to deliver complex scientific information in a clear and concise fashion.
The Civil Systems major will provide various pathways for students. These include accredited professional or scientific research careers in civil engineering through further study in the Masters in Engineering (ME) or PhD programs. Professional masters courses in other disciplines such as education, law, or business will be available. Students may also choose to enter the workforce at the completion of their undergraduate degree with employers who value the range of design, technical and problem solving skills graduates will have developed. For more information on the Master of Engineering please visit the Melbourne School of Engineering web site: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au
The Computing major is designed for technically focused students who want to develop strong professional capabilities in programming and development of digital artifacts. You will develop strong technical skills in the areas of media computation, data manipulation and visualisation, interaction design, and usability.
This major will be a natural pathway to the Master of Science (Computer Science), the Master of Information Technology, and a 300pt Master of Engineering (Software) with some advanced standing.
Career pathways are varied and plentiful in the 21st century where data drives business and information is king. Some career pathways include data science, business analytics, cloud computing, web and mobile app development, eHealth, disaster management and GPS technology. For more information on the Master of Engineering please visit the Melbourne School of Engineering web site: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au
The Construction major tackles the complexity of managing the people, designs, processes and materials necessary to construct buildings and infrastructure. Good construction managers must understand the physics of structures, construction methodologies, the properties of materials, and the consequences of design decisions, as well as construction law, good management techniques and the economics of building. The major emphasises learning through real world examples and case studies with frequent site visits, and engagement by guest speakers from Melbourne’s construction industry.
Construction major students are able to take Double Majors with any of the other Bachelor of Design disciplines including Architecture, Property, Urban Planning, or Civil Engineering. Further information on double majors can be found here . Graduates from the Construction major in the Bachelor of Design can work in construction management or quantity surveying in Australia or internationally, and are ideally prepared to continue with further studies in the Masters of Construction Management. For more information on the Masters of Construction Management, please visit http://msd.unimelb.edu.au/.
- Digital Technologies
This major will be a natural pathway to the Master of Information Systems and the Master of Information Technology.
Career pathways are varied and plentiful in the 21st century that involved the design and development of digital technology. Some career pathways include interaction design, service design, user experience design, business process design, mobile app design and web and social media development.
- Graphic Design
Graphic designers are visual communicators, assembling illustrations, typography, images and motion graphics to create a piece of design. Graphic designers work within print and digital based mediums to present information in ways that are both memorable and accessible.
The graphic Design major will provide you with practical and conceptual skills to undertake professional graphic design work. Grounded in a strong tradition of VCA studio based visual art practice, it integrates design theory, digital and analogue approaches, and modern industry practices
You will work towards the completion of a design portfolio, which can be used as a foundation for commencing a graphic design-based career or further study.
- Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architecture is a design profession which provides a unique bridge between design and the environmental sciences. This major explores the practice, theory, history, and long-standing ecological sensibilities of the discipline. Landscape Architecture ranges across all scales of design encompassing large-scale public projects such as the Olympic Parks in Sydney and Beijing, to suburban development, to smaller urban spaces and gardens.
Landscape Architecture offers creative opportunities to engage in core ecological, cultural and social issues faced today. Students of Landscape Architecture are attracted to its creativity and diversity, its challenges and demands.
In the first two years, the Landscape Architecture Major shares design, technical and history content with other design majors that focus on the introduction and reinforcement of design and representation skills and knowledge. This is complemented with core landscape architecture subjects, that instils ecology proficiency, and culminates in a major specific third year. Double majors are available for certain majors within the Bachelor of Design. Further information on double majors can be found here: http://bdes.unimelb.edu.au/#disciplines
Careers and Further Study
A major in Landscape Architecture prepares students to pursue further study in accredited landscape architecture postgraduate degrees or in related disciplines or employment in a range of occupations related to landscape architecture practice. For more information about the Master of Landscape Architecture, please visit the Melbourne School of Design web site: http://msd.unimelb.edu.au/
- Mechanical Systems
Mechanical systems involves understanding the operation and control of machines. A machine is practically anything with moving parts. Mechanical Systems students will learn to develop and design new products (in wide-ranging areas from transportation such as cars, aircraft and ships through to everyday devices such as air-conditioners, dishwashers, etc) and the machines to make them (robots, machine tools). They will also learn how to design, plan and manage the systems, people and technical facilities needed to produce goods and services for industry and domestic use. Students will also learn about the generation and harnessing of energy (gas turbines, wave power), transport in all its forms (automobiles, spacecraft) and protecting the environment (solar heating, wind turbines).
Mechanical Systems interacts with all other branches of engineering, and is increasingly involved with other fields of study such as medicine and biology. Students will integrate fundamental science in mechanics with engineering principles, and will learn to solve practical problems involving mechanical systems. Basic principles will be learnt through lectures, interactive small-classes, demonstrations, practical laboratory classes and challenging assignments. A design-based approach to solving problems will be applied to build solutions on the base of the fundamental knowledge acquired through the degree.
The Mechanical Systems Major opens pathways for students, including accredited professional or scientific research careers in mechanical and mechatronics engineering (through further study in the Masters in Engineering or PhD programs), teaching, project management, and in the finance industry.
- Performance Design
A central player in the act of creating a performance is the designer. Whether it is in the role of set designer, costume designer, lighting designer or sound designer, they play a pivotal and collaborative part in the conception and realisation of a performance
Performance designers use as their raw materials some or all of the following – the human figure, space, light and sound. As a student you will learn to manipulate these materials and explore their relationship to each other through studio-based classes along side a comprehensive study of the theory, history and practice of performance design
You will develop the conceptual and technical skills required to respond to a design brief and effectively represent and communicate your ideas, culminating in a major design project in third year.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Design with a major in Performance Design, students will have the option of either finding employment or applying to continue into the Master of Design for Performance, or the Master of Production Design for Screen.
Property is about ownership, development, management and occupation of land and buildings. It is concerned with the design, development and management of assets, the processes and finances to bring projects to fruition, together with the stakeholders related to properties, and across the property industry. Just as the property industry embraces multidisciplinary design, buildings and commerce, so will students' studies in property, with subjects undertaken in everything from design, economics and finance, property development and investment, town planning, property valuation, construction, and property and facility management. Students will develop knowledgeable in and research influences of property demand and supply, including macro and micro economics, urban economics, market research, demographics, psychological and social influences together with marketing. Students will also gain an understanding of the legal frameworks within which land and property exists through studies in business law.
Careers and Further Study:Bachelor of Design graduates with a Property major might obtain work in property valuation, property investment, property development, portfolio management, property and facility management, corporate real estate and land economics. The Property major also provides a strong grounding to prepare you for further studies in the Master of Property. For more information on the Master of Property please visit the Melbourne School of Design web site: http://msd.unimelb.edu.au/
- Spatial Systems
This major aims to provide Bachlor of Design students with the foundations required for a career in the spatial information industry. Spatial Systems specialists work in surveying and land administration, mapping, spatial information systems design and use, and digital innovation. The major in Spatial Systems is concerned with the measurement, modelling and management, analysis, and visualization of information about the Earth's physical features and the built environment.
Careers and Further Study: After completion of a Design degree with a major in Spatial Systems students can enter the workforce with their current skills or apply to commence a professional masters degree.
- Urban Planning
Urban Planning as an academic discipline is the study of how cities grow and change, and of the application of policy tools that can guide that towards a viable, resilient and healthy future. Students majoring in Urban Planning learn about the historical evolution of cities and of the discipline in a global perspective; the responsibilities of the profession, and how cities are planned and governed. They learn to critically consider a plurality of perspectives in envisioning future cities. Urban Planning students also learn essential skills such as plan making, policy analysis, and technical writing in both urban and regional contexts.
Learning in the Urban Planning course is broad and interdisciplinary. Students develop the above skills and knowledge through a variety of pedagogical formats, including lectures, tutorials, , fieldworks, and problem-based studios. The city is the laboratory, and students will engage with fellow students from around the world.
Careers and Further Study: Professional urban planners conceive and implement policy in a variety of areas, including land use, urban form, social infrastructure, transport, economic development, and public open space. The undergraduate major in Urban Planning is a pre-professional course designed to provide the basic skills and theoretical knowledge to undertake an accredited professional program like the Master of Urban Planning or Master of Urban Design. For more information on the Masters programs, please visit the Melbourne School of Design web site: msd.unimelb.edu.au
- Diploma in Music
Diploma in Music
The Diploma in Music provides students with the opportunity to undertake a tailored sequence of music study and gain a music qualification while completing an undergraduate degree in another field at The University of Melbourne. It is available to students enrolled in an undergraduate degree other than the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Fine Arts. It is studied concurrently with the bachelor degree.
Diploma in Music students study for a music qualification alongside Bachelor of Music students, giving the opportunity to build valuable friendships and networks in a challenging musical environment. A range of study options is available across all areas of specialisation within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, including practical music, ensemble music performance, aural studies, composition, improvisation, music history and theory. Students are encouraged to follow their own areas of interest, constructing a bespoke program of study from the range of elective choices available.
The Diploma may only be awarded on the completion of the concurrent degree course. This means that graduation from the Diploma will only occur at the same time as graduation from the concurrent course.
- Diploma in Mathematical Sciences
Diploma in Mathematical Sciences
The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences is a 100-point diploma, normally taken concurrently with an undergraduate degree.
The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences is a great way to use and develop your mathematical skills and complement your undergraduate studies. The high-level numerical and modelling skills you will gain can be applied across almost every area of employment and are always in demand.
This diploma is studied concurrently on a part-time basis with a bachelor degree. Within the Diploma, students will complete the requirements of the Mathematics and Statistics major from the Bachelor of Science. The Diploma consists of 1 year EFTSL of study completed concurrently with an undergraduate degree usually over 3-4 years.
Please note: The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences is not available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science who are taking the Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics or Mathematical Physics majors.
- Diploma in Computing
Diploma in Computing
The Diploma in Computing will provide students in almost all areas of study with the option of complementing their principal undergraduate major with a program in the IT area, designed to give them familiarity with a range of data manipulation and presentation techniques. The delivery format via a concurrent diploma is designed to build on and extend students’ main study, with the expectation that students will contribute problems and challenges from their main study area to their Diploma subjects.
- Diploma in Languages
Diploma in Languages
The Diploma in Languages (D-Lang) is a concurrent program and provides students with the opportunity to undertake language study while completing an undergraduate, graduate coursework or RHD program at the University of Melbourne.
There are 12 languages available all offering a sequenced path of study commencing at entry point 1 (beginners), entry point 3 or entry point 5 (post VCE) and continuing through to proficiency level 6 (advanced). Some languages offer advanced entry points (see individual languages for further information). Students are able to commence the program at different entry points pending on proficiency.
The Diploma in Languages will usually add one year duration to your studies. Undergraduate students have the option to fast track and may complete both programs in three and a half or three years. The duration for graduate coursework students varies on their program, advice and permission for graduates should be sought from their home Faculty prior to application.
The Diploma may only be awarded on the completion of both programs. The final 50 points of the Diploma in Languages is HECS-exempt for undergraduate students only. Domestic students enrolled in a Graduate Coursework or Research Higher Degree course will have access to Commonwealth supported places. International Graduate Coursework and RHD students will attract International undergraduate fees for the Diploma in Languages.
A breadth subject is one taken from outside your core studies or major. Most University of Melbourne undergraduates take breadth subjects. Not only will breadth provide you with a greater understanding of the world around you, it will allow you to tailor your course to fit your individual passions and career ambitions. You might, for example, study Science but take breadth in Mandarin Chinese – a great choice for a scientist looking to work internationally and help solve global issues.
You can also use breadth to explore something you’ve always been curious about or to improve your career prospects by complementing your major with a language, communications skills, or business knowhow. ‘Breadth tracks’ (groups of subjects taken throughout your degree) may even qualify you for graduate study in a field that’s very different to your major.
Explore the range of breadth tracks below to see how you can follow your passion or support your career ambitions!
- Music outside the western tradition
Music outside the western tradition
This breadth track explores music of non-Western cultures and societies and the people and social processes involved in music-making.
- Geology in the field
Geology in the field
This breadth track will provide students with a broad introduction to geological processes and equip them with important skills in how to map out and read the geological record. Students will apply and improve these skills by undertaking fieldwork.
- Studies in music composition and music language
Studies in music composition and music language
This breadth track develops theoretical knowledge and applied skills in music language and compositional craft.
- Linguistics: Language in its social and cultural context
Linguistics: Language in its social and cultural context
This breadth track explores issues relating to language in its social and cultural context, both within a single cultural context, and across cultural boundaries.
- Ethics and Investing
Ethics and Investing
This breadth track explores how to avoid repeating the GFC and what you as an investor can do to save the planet.
- Music, Mind and Wellbeing
Music, Mind and Wellbeing
This breadth track explores issues related to music, mind and wellbeing, including development of musical skills at different life stages, the relationship between music and the brain, as well as music and the body and examination of psychological, sociological and scientific research related to performing and creating music.
- Development Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to development studies.
- Ecology, Evolution and Humanity
Ecology, Evolution and Humanity
This sequence explores the unique place of humans in the earth's evolutionary history, and the diverse ways in which evolutionary process continue to affect contemporary human society.
- Positive individuals, organisations and communities
Positive individuals, organisations and communities
This breadth track explores issues related to positive psychology, with a focus on the relationship between well-being, pro-social behaviour and peak performance at the individual, group and community levels.
- Islamic Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to Islamic Studies.
- Italian - Entry Point 3
Italian - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Italian language for students who have taken Italian to Year 10/11 Italian or equivalent.
- Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in mathematics and statistics. It commences with the standard first year package for students with VCE Specialist mathematics or equivalent and progresses to a choice of Level 2 subjects to introduce students to the fields of pure mathematics, applied mathematics or probability.
- Climate and Water
Climate and Water
Climate and Water integrates the major challenges being faced both nationally and internationally integrating knowledge across disciplines to provide strategies for developing appropriate responses to these challenges.
- Ancient Egypt and the Near East
Ancient Egypt and the Near East
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilizations, with a focus on Ancient Egypt and the Near East.
- Music Theatre: A Practice Led Study
Music Theatre: A Practice Led Study
This breadth track includes practice led critical studies in music theatre, giving students an opportunity to learn by doing, whilst developing critical thinking and listening skills. In each subject, practical, group singing tutorials are complemented by an engaging lecture series to give students an understanding of what they are embodying when performing some of the most significant and well-known material from the music theatre canon.
- Roman Studies
The Roman Studies breadth track surveys a thousand years of Roman political, social and cultural history (500 BCE - 500 CE). Ancient Rome's highly advanced society represents one of the first of the multicultural civilisations of the pre-industrial era and its study therefore offers many timeless insights into our own increasingly cosmopolitan world.
This track will introduce students to the principles of biotechnology, which is the use and manipulation of living organisms, or substances obtained from these organisms, to make products of value to humanity.
- German - Entry Point 3
German - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in German language for students who have taken German at VCE level.
- Creativity, the Arts and Young People
Creativity, the Arts and Young People
Explore artistic play, expression and performance in the growth and creative development of children and young people through active and experimental learning in diverse settings.
- Your Money or Your Life
Your Money or Your Life
This breadth track is for those seeking to understand and prepare for the coming crises in the retirement saving of an ageing population.
- Indonesian - Entry Point 1
Indonesian - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Indonesian language for beginners.
- Mathematics for Economics
Mathematics for Economics
This track progressively develops knowledge and skills in mathematics for economics and satisfies the quantitative requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce.
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in sociology.
- Italian - Entry Point 5
Italian - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Advanced Italian language.
- Middle East and Islam
Middle East and Islam
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in history, with a focus on the Middle East and Islam. It covers the both early and modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, and of Muslim countries in South East Asia.
- Studies in western music
Studies in western music
This breadth track introduces students to fundamental musical concepts including rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, texture, dynamics and form, and explores the history, culture and social context of western music from the middle ages to the 21st century.
- The Socially Responsible Firm
The Socially Responsible Firm
This breadth track builds understanding of the economic and social importance of corporate social responsibility.
- Ancient Civilizations A
Ancient Civilizations A
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilizations.
- Chinese Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to Chinese Studies.
This breadth track develops an understanding of how we use the principles of ecological science for the conservation and management of natural and human-made ecosystems.
- Ancient Civilizations B
Ancient Civilizations B
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilisations, with a focus on mythology.
- Cell and Developmental Biology
Cell and Developmental Biology
This track will develop a student's general interest in biology and focus particularly on how cells function, particularly in the context of multicellular organisms. With emphasis on current research methodologies, it provides insights into how cells 'translate' the genetic code to produce and transport proteins to specific sites within or outside the cell to control processes required for cell survival, proliferation, movement and growth and how these processes controlled and orchestrated during the remarkable progression of a fertilised egg into an independent organism.
- Ancient Greece Studies
Ancient Greece Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilizations, with a focus on Ancient Greece.
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Archaeology.
- Climate Change
This breadth track explores issues related to climate change from a multidisciplinary perspective.
- Contemporary Public Economic Policy
Contemporary Public Economic Policy
This breadth track covers key economics concepts and techniques needed to make sense of contemporary policy debates.
- Ancient Greek
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Ancient Greek.
- Australian flora
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Australian flora,and in the diversity of the plant kingdom. It provides a general approach to the different biomes of Australia and the adaptive biology of the plants and animals inhabiting those biomes, and to the different floristic bioregions of Victoria and their ecology. Plant Biodiversity introduces the structure, biology and evolution of the major groups of land plants, with examples from the Australian flora.
- Arabic - Entry Point 5
Arabic - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in the Arabic language for students who have taken Arabic at VCE level.
- Arts Practice and Engagement
Arts Practice and Engagement
This breadth track explores drama/theatre/music and visual arts making and presenting in relation to a diverse range of learning settings from the perspective of the artist and community.
- Living in Australia's Hazardous Ecosystems
Living in Australia's Hazardous Ecosystems
Living in Australia's Hazardous Ecosystems looks at the systems that shape the natural world, including the evolution of the planet Earth, our climate and global weather and the formation and processes of our present landscapes and associated ecosystems. Students will gain an understanding of the increasing trend to urbanisation and larger cities as a contributor to the rising toll of disaster losses globally.
- Creative Writing
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Creative Writing.
- Deafness and Communication
Deafness and Communication
This breadth track explores issues related to Deafness and communication, from a wide range of perspectives including social, cultural, and technological. There is also a focus on visual communication and Auslan, the language of the Australian signing Deaf community.
- Earth's Structure
This breadth track explores the Earth's internal composition, structure and evolution over geological time.
- Economics and Finance
Economics and Finance
This breadth track is for students from outside the Faculty of Business & Economics who seek an eventual career or graduate work related to consulting and investment banking.
This breadth track explores issues related to English literature.
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
This breadth track develops knowledge and skills to assist you in starting your new business venture.
- French - Entry Point 1
French - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in French language for beginners.
- Feeding the World's Population
Feeding the World's Population
Food is essential to human life on Earth, and is inextricably bound up in our biology, culture and beliefs. Learn about the current and future challenges of global food production, supply, and consumption and discover how food production in Australia is changing to meet the environment and society's changing needs.
- Forests and Fire
Forests and Fire
Forests and fire introduces students to forests from social, historical, environmental and economic perspectives and provides an understanding of the effects of fuel, weather and climate on the nature and periodicity of bushfires, as well as the social and economic impact of bushfires.
- French - Entry Point 3
French - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in French language for students who have taken French at VCE level.
- French - Entry Point 5
French - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in French language for students who are at an Advanced Level.
- Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting
Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting
This breadth track offers sufficient accounting and finance to gain a basic level of financial literacy with an emphasis on the operation of financial markets.
- Japanese - Entry Point 1
Japanese - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Japanese language for beginners.
- Linguistics: Language Structure and Analysis
Linguistics: Language Structure and Analysis
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in linguistics and the analysis of language structure, drawing on data from the full range of the world's languages.
- Genetics and Society
Genetics and Society
Offering a sufficient background to appreciate the relevance of genetics to current societal issues.
- German - Entry Point 1
German - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in German language for beginners.
- Human Genetics
This breadth track provide a background in genetics sufficient to appreciate the significance of recent advances in human genetics research.
- Indonesian - Entry Point 3
Indonesian - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Indonesian language for students who have taken Indonesian at VCE level.
- Leading Community Sport and Recreation
Leading Community Sport and Recreation
This track examines the educational significance of sport and physical activity, and provides students with the knowledge and skills required to lead physical activity in their community.
- Italian - Entry Point 1
Italian - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Italian language for beginners.
- Mechanical Engineering
This breadth track provides students with an introduction to the foundations of Mechanical Engineering.
- Theatre Studies
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Theatre Studies.
- Knowing and Learning
Knowing and Learning
Explore the nature of knowledge and how we learn.
- Living with Animals
Living with Animals
Investigates human-animal relationships interactions, where they originated, domestication, and where they are now, examining in detail key relationships between humans and animals.
- Politics and International Studies
Politics and International Studies
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in politics and international studies.
- Living with Plants
Living with Plants
Living with plants focuses on the interaction of plants with the landscape, climate and production system, theory and practice of planting within the built environment considering sustainable plant selection and design.
- Marketing Communications and Branding
Marketing Communications and Branding
This breadth track examines how desirable brands are an important corporate asset and being able to communicate effectively with your customers is a major determinant of business success.
- Management & Leadership in Today's Global Economy
Management & Leadership in Today's Global Economy
This breadth track builds an understanding of the dynamics of business in today's globalised world.
- Spanish - Entry Point 3
Spanish - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Spanish language for students who have taken Spanish at VCE level.
- Quantitative Methods in Economics
Quantitative Methods in Economics
This breadth track explores how to make sense of the information society and use our data-rich environment to improve decision-making.
- Russian - Entry Point 1
Russian - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Russian language for beginners.
- Youth, Citizenship and Identity
Youth, Citizenship and Identity
This breadth track explores issues of youth, citizenship and identity in education.
- Spanish - Entry Point 1
Spanish - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Spanish language for beginners.
- Spanish - Entry Point 5
Spanish - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Advanced Spanish language.
- Understanding Disasters, Their Management and Planning
Understanding Disasters, Their Management and Planning
Introduces students to the major challenges currently facing humanity, their causes, potential impacts and strategies for mitigating or overcoming the risks they pose.
- Wine and Food
Wine and Food
Explores the interaction between food and wine including the practice of drinking wine and matching food, and also raises some of the conflicting issues on the associated social, economic and health impacts on society.
- Anthropology - structures, identity and power
Anthropology - structures, identity and power
This breadth track explores issues related to structures, identity and power.
- Anthropology - ritual, meaning and performance
Anthropology - ritual, meaning and performance
This breadth track explores issues related to ritual, meaning and performance from an anthropological perspective.
- Managing People
This breadth track helps develop an understanding of effective people management, one of the most valuable assets of the successful manager.
- Australian Wildlife
This sequence provides students with a comprehensive overview of Australia's native wildlife, and the evolution, ecology and management of this remarkable group of animals.
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge of crime and crime control and helps develop analytical skills in criminology.
- Forensic Accounting
This breadth track offers a moderate level of financial literacy, along with an understanding of the incidence and nature of financial fraud.
- General Genetics
This breadth track provides a background in the principles of genetics and inheritance with the opportunity to extend these studies in areas of molecular or evolutionary genetics.
- Global Economic Issues
Global Economic Issues
This breadth track develops an ability to think systematically about the globalization debate.
- Law - Business and Taxation Law
Law - Business and Taxation Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in commercial and taxation law.
- Law - Business and Work Law
Law - Business and Work Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in commercial and employment law.
- Japanese - Entry Point 3
Japanese - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Japanese language for beginners.
- Law - Media and Intellectual Property Law
Law - Media and Intellectual Property Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in media and intellectual property law.
- Law - Business and Competition and Consumer Law
Law - Business and Competition and Consumer Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in commercial, competition, and consumer law.
- Linguistics: English Language Studies
Linguistics: English Language Studies
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and linguistic skills in the structure of English and English language studies.
- Marketing Strategy
This breadth track builds knowledge and skills that enable you to develop effective marketing strategies in a globalized world.
- Managing Change
This breadth track helps you to address one of the most important perennial challenges in business.
- Marine Life
This breadth track provides an introduction to marine organisms and their environment, and the methodologies and techniques used by scientists to explore the undersea realm.
- Non-western music performance
Non-western music performance
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in non-western music performance, culture and social contexts from around the world.
- Chemical Engineering
This breadth track provides students with an introduction to the foundations of Chemical Engineering.
- Microbiology and immunology
Microbiology and immunology
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in microbiology and immunology.
- People and Environment
People and Environment
This breadth track introduces students to different ways of thinking about human-environment relationships and provides frameworks relevant to considering human dimensions of environmental policy and management.
- Accelerated Mathematics
Accelerated Level 1 subjects for students with a strong mathematics background, plus a choice of Level 2 subjects to introduce students to topics such as chaos, abstract algebra or probability.
- Anthropology - self and society
Anthropology - self and society
This breadth track explores issues related to self and society.
- Product Management
This breadth track builds knowledge and skills to assist you in getting the most out of your products and services.
- Real Estate and the Australian Dream
Real Estate and the Australian Dream
This breadth track explores whether demographic changes explain trends in home ownership and why some retail areas succeed and others fail.
- Government, Public Policy and Management
Government, Public Policy and Management
This breadth track explores issues related to development, implementation and analysis of public policy and management.
- Doing business in Asia
Doing business in Asia
This breadth track improves your chances of achieving business success with our most important trading partners.
- Popular Music
This breadth track explores the history, culture and social context of music across a range of popular music styles.
- The Mind of the Consumer
The Mind of the Consumer
This breadth track develops exciting and useful insights into why consumers behave the way they do.
- Choral performance
This breadth track explores the diversity of choral music and progressively develops knowledge and skills in choral performance.
- Arabic - Entry Point 1
Arabic - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in the Arabic language for beginners.
- Chinese - Entry Point 1
Chinese - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Chinese language for beginners.
- Chinese - Entry Point 3
Chinese - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Chinese language for students who have taken Chinese at VCE level.
- Electrical Engineering
This breadth track provides students with an introduction to the foundations of Electrical Engineering.