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International students

COURSE

Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

BB-PSYMKT

TAUGHT BY: School of Marketing, School of Psychology

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

5years

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

1000

About offering

Discover more about studying a psychology degree at Curtin by attending our upcoming information session.

TUESDAY 28 AUGUST 2018
6 PM - 8 PM

Register

 

Psychology and marketing work hand-in-hand, as modern day business requires a clear understanding of consumers’ needs and wants. Having a psychology background while working in marketing, or vice-versa, will provide a more insightful knowledge base to deal with the day-to-day challenges of the business world.

In this double degree you will learn key concepts and theories in psychology and marketing and apply them to real-world situations. You will develop an advanced knowledge of the human brain and behaviour and acquire analytical methods to examine how culture, personality and lifestyle affect the behaviour of consumers.

You will learn how to analyse and interpret market research data using appropriate technologies and identify local, regional and global issues that affect business. You will also learn advanced psychological methods and the ethical implications of research.

This double degree will enable you to run your own virtual company in the business capstone unit. In this unit, you will use the internationally developed Capsim software to make decisions about market share, manufacturing, cash flow, product development and other factors that will interplay and affect your business's performance.

Students can enrol in the Business Internship unit in the final year of the course.

Please note: this course is pending registration for international onshore students on student visas. Please contact the Curtin International office to determine availability for international students.

What you'll learn

  • apply psychological theory to evidence based practice and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research; discriminate between valid processes to critically analyse problems and generate innovative solutions to psychological questions
  • apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse problems and generate innovative solutions to psychological questions; critically analyse marketing problems and think creatively to generate innovative solutions; apply logical and rational processes in decision making
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of sources applicable to psychology; use a variety of methods to access and evaluate useful information from multiple sources, and synthesise this knowledge to make supported judgments relevant to the marketing environment
  • communicate effectively with individuals, groups and communities; develop marketing plans and reports to effectively communicate problems and solutions to internal managers and external clients
  • select and effectively use appropriate technologies relevant to psychological research and practice; use appropriate technologies and electronic resources to effectively collect and analyse marketing data; recognise the advantages and limitations of various technologies
  • demonstrate ability for self directed learning and reflective practice; employ an intellectual curiosity that is able to integrate new information learnt with existing knowledge, and develop a career long attitude of continuing professional development in the marketing discipline
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of international perspectives in psychology; apply an international perspective to marketing issues, and adapt marketing models and strategies for success in the global environment
  • demonstrate understanding and respect for human rights and cultural diversity; recognise the importance of cultural trends and diversity in market segmentation and analysis to develop culturally sensitive efforts in marketing
  • independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner; apply an ethical approach in dealing with various stakeholders in the marketing environment, and demonstrate leadership and professional integrity when working independently and within a team

Why study Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Completion of this accredited course prepares graduates for careers in both the psychology and marketing professions, and opens possibilities for employment in a variety of business contexts.

Curtin graduates of psychology are highly regarded for their depth of theoretical and practical knowledge, and research skills. The School of Psychology & Speech Pathology research was rated 4 out of 5 (above world ranking) in the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia exercise and Curtin's psychology degree was ranked among the 10 most popular psychology subjects in Australia in the 2013 QS World University Rankings. It was also listed as one of the top 100-150 psychology subjects in the world.

Curtin Business School (CBS) is one of the top ten business schools in Australia, and the School of Marketing’s courses are designed with a high level of input from professional and employer groups in the industry. We place a strong emphasis on industry links and real world learning, with many of our units involving collaborating on projects with real organisations and professional placements to increase your interactions with industry as you study.

CBS’s marketing degree is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute. A Marketing degree gives our graduates an edge in the business world, enabling them to work and progress to senior management roles in a wide range of industries, both within Australia and overseas.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

This degree provides students with an accredited 3-year sequence in psychology. To be eligible for Provisional Registration as a psychologist, or Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society, a further year of undergraduate psychology study is required.

Curtin’s Marketing major is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). The AMI is the leading professional association for marketers in Australia. Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the AMI to keep up-to-date with new trends and developments in marketing practice to further enhance skills.

Career information

  • Support Worker
  • Mental Health Advocate
  • Events Coordinator
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Online Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Communications Manager
  • Search Engine Optimisation Consultant
  • Advertising Specialist
  • Marketing Psychologist
  • Product Developer

For students who want to pursue a career in psychology, a further year of study is required to be able to apply for Provisional Registration as a psychologist and for Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society. Further information about this additional year of study can be provided by the Program Director for Undergraduate Psychology (via HSPsychologyStudents@curtin.edu.au).

  • Marketing Officer

Admission criteria

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

What kind of applicant are you?

Applicants with recent secondary education
(within the past two years)

Completed your secondary education in Australia within the past two years? Learn how you can apply to Curtin.

Applicants with higher education study

Undertaken higher education study before? Find out how you can apply for a Curtin course and what credit you may be eligible for.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Have you studied a VET course? Find out how you can get into Curtin using these qualifications.

Applicants with work and life experience

Spent time in the workforce, completed a pathway program or finished secondary education more than two years ago? See how you can apply to study at Curtin

Applicants with recent secondary education
(within the past two years)

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Guaranteed ATAR: 80

    This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
  • Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics Applications ATAR
  • STAT entry: English and either MC verbal or quantitative

    The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni.
    These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other admission options

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

Applicants with higher education study

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

  • Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics Applications ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  • completed 100 credits within one semester, with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 60% or higher and an academic status of Good Standing; and
  • met the admission criteria for minimum entry.
Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to have:

  • completed 100 credits within one semester, with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 60% or higher; and
  • an academic status of Good Standing; and
  • met the admission criteria for minimum entry.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Guaranteed ATAR: 80

    This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
    OR
  • TAFE:
    • AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or
    • AQF Diploma; or
    • AQF Advanced Diploma.
  • Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics Applications ATAR
  • STAT entry: English and either MC verbal or quantitative

    The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni.
    These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Guaranteed ATAR: 80

    This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
  • Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics Applications ATAR
  • STAT entry: English and either MC verbal or quantitative

    The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni.
    These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 8
HKDSE 18
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 90
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India (CBSE) 70%
India (HSC) 71%
Sri Lanka 8

Minimum academic entry requirements

Please select a country above.

Other requirements for this course


In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees for 2018

Student type Cost

Commonwealth supported

What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?

A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder (referred to as the “student contribution amount”). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you’re eligible by visiting the Australian Government’s StudyAssist website.

$9,090*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on [offering.credits] credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $32,500*
Total indicative course fee $169,100*
Indicative essential incidental course fee $150 *

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

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Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: BB-PSYMKT
  • CRICOS code: 095948F
  • This offering was last updated on: August 17, 2018