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DEAN OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES WELCOME In the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences our emphasis is on bringing together the applied and vocational, and the truly academic. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programs offer a complete learning experience while giving students access to internationally trained academic staff. These programs not only provide the required theoretical frameworks, but are innovative and practical, and provide opportunities for you to gain the real skills you need for the workplace. You will study in a truly diverse environment with students from many different countries and cultures, all of whom are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience in our small, personalised classes. We are also fortunate to have Study Abroad students from countries all over the world who find that our subjects not only complement their degree from home, but also offer specific insight into the culture of Australia and beyond. In addition to providing a memorable and fulfilling life experience, your studies in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences will lay the foundations for your future success in whatever career you choose. I look forward to welcoming you into the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Professor Raoul Mortley, AO Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Bond University was given its University status in 1987, having been established under an Act of the Queensland Parliament. Bond is part of the Australian system of higher education, and is recognised as an accredited Australian university by the Australian Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA), which is responsible for establishing national protocols for education in Australia. It is also a full member of Universities Australia (UA) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences Welcome Head of School Welcome Psychology Counselling and Behaviour Management Criminology Research Degrees Scholarships and Internships Pathways and Bond College Bringing Ambition to Life


HEAD OF SCHOOL WELCOME Welcome to the School of Social Sciences. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in behaviour management, counselling, criminology and psychology. These innovative programs have been designed to produce graduates who are prepared to take on the professional challenges they will meet in the field. Furthermore, the School has a strong focus on the provision of knowledge and skill to meet industry needs, accreditation requirements and workplace standards. Students are taught by academics who have an established track record in their chosen field of professional expertise. Our staff are dedicated to providing students with a dynamic learning environment that offers local and international students a sound basis for reaching their academic potential. Degrees within the School can be combined with many areas both within and outside of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. The School of Social Sciences is currently undergoing an exciting period of growth and I encourage you to join us in shaping its future.

Assistant Professor Phillip Fourie Associate Dean and Head of School, Social Sciences



PSYCHOLOGY The School of Social Sciences offers a variety of degrees within the psychology discipline. These include: • • • • • • • •

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Social Science Graduate Diploma of Psychology - Bridging Program* Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)* Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Honours* Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology* Master of Psychology (Clinical)* Master of Psychology (Forensic)*

*APAC accredited programs

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND THOUGHT Psychology is an exciting and diverse field of study dedicated to understanding, describing, predicting and controlling the causes of behaviour and thought. The study of psychology applies across a wide range of vocational areas, including clinical and forensic psychology, counselling, marketing and communication. Students are able to combine a major or double major in psychology with other degrees offered by the Faculty. In Bond’s undergraduate Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) program, you are provided with a scientific grounding in the study of normal psychological processes such as perception, memory, learning, motivation, psychobiology, personality, emotion, developmental psychology, social behaviours and abnormal psychology. Completion of this degree prepares you for entry into our fourth year programs. For those who hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline and want to pursue psychology as a career option, we offer a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. This is an accredited bridging program designed to prepare graduates from any background for entry to our fourth year Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology program. Our accredited fourth year training options include the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Honours and the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology. These programs permit advanced study in a range of areas and provide individual training designed to enhance research skills.

Completion of a fourth year program enables graduates to apply for the Master of Psychology, provided all entry requirements are met. Graduates of a fourth year program are also eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist and complete two years of board approved, supervised practice. The Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Psychology (Forensic) programs apply the knowledge and skills learned in undergraduate studies to the evidence based principles required for assessment and intervention. You are trained in professional skills through small group class work, clinical case supervision in the Psychology Clinic on campus and in clinical internships under supervision in community settings. Under supervision, you can also conduct an individual research project in your area of specialisation. The School’s postgraduate coursework degrees enable you to gain the qualifications required to apply for registration as a psychologist and membership to the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Obtaining full registration as a psychologist would normally take six years of study or more. With Bond’s three-semesters-per-year schedule, you can qualify to register as a psychologist in as little as five years of full-time study.



Dr Mark Edwards Chair of Psychology Dr. Edwards completed his undergraduate, Honours and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Queensland. Following teaching posts at the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology, he was appointed to the position of Lecturer in Psychology at Bond University in early 2005. Dr Edwards currently lectures in Learning and Behaviour, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods and Ethics. Dr Edwards’ research investigates factors related to the acquisition phobias, and cognitive biases in processing of emotional information. Since early 2006 Dr Edwards has held the position of Head & Chair of Psychology at Bond University.

BOND PATHWAYS TO BECOMING A REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST Many who undertake training in psychology do so to become registered practising psychologists. To become registered as a psychologist, you must complete an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited undergraduate sequence of study, along with an additional year of training at fourth year level. If you successfully complete the four year sequence of study, you will be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist under supervision. Full registration requires the completion of an APAC accredited two year master’s degree or two years of board approved, supervised practise. Pathway One UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) 6 semesters (2 years) FOURTH YEAR PROGRAMS Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Honours 2 semesters

Pathway Two UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM Bachelor degree (any discipline) BRIDGING PROGRAM Graduate Diploma of Psychology - Bridging Program 2 semesters, provided all pre-requisite subjects are met and started in the May semester FOURTH YEAR PROGRAMS Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology 2 semesters MASTER’S PROGRAMS Students must apply for provisional registration prior to undertaking the Master’s sequence of study. Master of Psychology (Clinical) 6 semesters starting in May semester only or Master of Psychology (Forensic) 6 semesters starting in January semester only

or Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology 2 semesters MASTER’S PROGRAMS Students must apply for provisional registration prior to undertaking the Master’s sequence of study. Master of Psychology (Clinical) 6 semesters starting in May semester only or Master of Psychology (Forensic) 6 semesters starting in January semester only



ACCREDITATION Bond’s psychology degrees are fully accredited by APAC. Please be aware that psychology majors undertaken within other degrees are not APAC accredited and as such do not form part of the accredited sequence of study. BOND UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC Working under the supervision of highly qualified and experienced senior clinicians, intern psychologists in postgraduate programs obtain probationary registration and gain practical, real world experience at the Bond University Psychology Clinic. The Clinic enables psychologist interns to transform theory into professional practice and to take on clinical cases under supervision. Practical experience is based on a range of theoretical perspectives informed by contemporary research and practice, and is based on the scientist-practitioner model. The mission of the Psychology Clinic is to prepare postgraduate students: • In the practice of professional psychology, through integration of research and coursework with applied clinical practice. • In psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and consultation. • By promoting an engaging learning environment, resourced by expert clinical supervision and faculty support. • By delivering this experience within a context of professional ethics, quality processes, and professional and best practice standards. After successful completion of a two semester internship at the Clinic, psychologist interns then complete two external placements in the community.

CAREERS Psychology is a scientific field that underpins many occupations. Dependent upon the exit point and the specialist area of study, psychology graduates could expect to find employment in positions such as: • Clinical neuropsychologist • Clinical psychologist • Forensic psychologist • Organisational psychologist • Sport psychologist Or in related areas such as: • Advertising and marketing • Counselling • Human resources • Research Whether you want to explore psychology as a major within other areas, or if practising psychology is where your ambition lies, Bond offers psychology programs that can bring your ambition to life. For course structures please visit



COUNSELLING AND BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT The School of Social Sciences offers a variety of study options within counselling and behaviour management. These include: • • • • • •

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Behaviour Management Bachelor of Counselling Postgraduate Diploma of Behaviour Management Postgraduate Diploma of Counselling Master of Arts

MAKE A DIFFERENCE If your ambition is to help make a difference in someone’s life, to guide them in meeting their personal goals or teach them ways of coping with their unique difficulties, Bond can help you realise your ambition with a degree in counselling or behaviour management. Professionals in these two fields work with people on a one-on-one basis. This is done using their practical training to uncover the deepest issues that cause their clients dissatisfaction or distress in areas such as personal performance, learning and their relationships with others.

In the education and mental health fields, there is an increasing demand for practitioners with specialised understanding of behaviour management issues and practical strategies to address them. Bond’s behaviour management degrees were designed in consultation with education and health care experts who have identified the need for a new approach to working with the full range of challenging behaviours that limit a client’s capacity for a successful life.

Our degrees have been designed by practitioners who have dedicated their careers to making a difference in people’s lives. Most of our programs incorporate clinical placements so that by the time students graduate, they will understand the fine balance of applying classroom learning to real life situations.

Our programs provide the in-depth framework which teaches graduates the practical competencies for analysing severe behavioural difficulties and developing techniques for lasting change in client functioning. Working in Bond’s trademark small classes, you benefit from the extensive knowledge of our staff and the blending of academic theory, research findings and face-to-face practice.

During the course of the programs, students undertake a unique research project where they have an opportunity to pursue a particular field of psychological study in greater detail.

Behaviour management is taught by a functional and analytical model. You learn to determine the causes of unpredictable and challenging behaviour and how to work towards altering that behaviour in your clients.

COUNSELLING Counselling is a person-centred process, designed to help clients or patients who are distressed, anxious, depressed or otherwise unhappy with their lives or some aspect of their own functioning.

CAREERS Depending on courses chosen, you could expect to find employment in areas such as: • Case management • Clinical behaviour management • Community services • Counselling • Education • Government departments • Human resources • Mental health • Personnel management • Welfare

It presents an opportunity to understand and alleviate the factors that cause people concern in their day to day lives. Counsellors are taught a range of strategies that can have a profound influence on their client’s life outcomes. At Bond, the counselling process is taught as an intervention methodology, rather than a ‘talk therapy’. Our focus is on equipping graduates with practical skills and evidence-based frameworks for empowering the people they work with to make lasting changes in their lives.

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BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT Behaviour management is a relatively new professional classification, specifically focused on helping children, adolescents and adults with behavioural disorders and disabilities.



Dr Vicki Bitsika Associate Professor of Behaviour Management and Counselling Dr Bitsika is a practising Clinical Psychologist and has maintained her professional practice since 1986. Throughout her career she has specialised in the assessment and management of learning and behavioural difficulties with a particular focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan. She received an ALTC citation award in 2009 for the development of innovative curriculum in Behaviour Management. Vicki was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2010 to travel to the USA and UK to investigate best practice intervention technologies for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr Bitsika is also Director of the Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders which is a newly developed facility dedicated to research and training in autism-based conditions.

CENTRE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM disorder The Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) was initiated as a result of substantial need for specialised services within the Gold Coast autism community. CASD is a multidisciplinary research facility dedicated to assisting people on the autism spectrum and their families. All clinical treatment activities for the Centre have been designed in consultation with autism specific clinicians and researchers, families, people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and a wide range of service providers. In addition to offering evidence-based services to people with an autism disorder, this research centre also aims to provide support to family members and training for professionals working with ASD people in the education and mental health fields. Associate Professor Vicki Bitsika has been appointed as the Director of the Centre and brings 25 years experience in working with ASD people and their families. CASD Goals CASD has a commitment to assisting individuals with an ASD across their lifespan. The Centre will be involved in four community-focused activities on an ongoing basis:

Professional training programs Targeting the particular issues experienced by various professionals (such as teachers, clinical psychologists, speech therapists) working with ASD individuals. Family training programs Designed to assist families to work on the issues which limit the ASD individual’s performance in the home environment. Such training programs would also extend to addressing any personal issues which might be affecting the functioning of family members. Development of a Certificate in ASD Studies It is envisioned the certificate would be offered to professionals already working in the field. Completion of this certificate may also lead to partial credit for subjects offered in the Postgraduate Diploma of Behaviour Management program. This is to encourage professionals, who would otherwise remain untrained, to complete a postgraduate qualification of direct benefit to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and their families. Contact Us If you wish to contact CASD, please email

Research Designed to investigate the issues and areas of concern relevant to the families and professionals involved in caring for individuals with an ASD. The focus of the Centre’s research will be on the development of evidence-based treatment approaches that readily apply to the school and home contexts.



CRIMINOLOGY The School of Social Sciences offers a variety of study options within the criminology field. These include: • • • • • •

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Social Sciences (Criminology) Postgraduate Diploma of Criminology Master of Arts Master of Criminology Master of Criminology (Professional)

WHAT GOES THROUGH THE MIND OF A CRIMINAL? What motivates the criminal mind? Why do some people commit crimes and others become victims of them? Why are the innocent sometimes convicted and the guilty set free? Why is one house burgled and another left untouched? If you’re driven to find answers to these questions, you might want to consider a career in criminology. Criminology is the scientific study of crime, criminals and victims of crime, drawing upon disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, sociology, political science and law. Largely an applied social science, criminology is underpinned by a strong theoretical base with an emphasis on practical application. Criminologists work in a range of areas and in many different crime related settings. These include constructing a likely profile of a perpetrator, sifting through case files, uncovering where the justice system may have failed, working with organisations such as major retailers, night clubs and insurance companies, and reducing exposure to crime. Criminologists apply statistics, research, theories of crime, analysis, investigation, critical thinking and logic to create the full picture of a crime. There are two main streams of criminology in Australia. The first is the scientific study of crime – criminals and victims. The second is more structured and involves the study of the criminal justice system, its policies, programs, police, courts and prisons. Bond takes this a step further by giving students the choice to include forensic elements in their criminology course. Innovative subjects based on real cases focus on the cutting edge of criminological theory and practice from around the world, setting criminology at Bond apart from the rest.

The suite of subjects offered include Applied Behavioural Evidence Analysis, Criminal Profiling, Crime and Deviance in Australia, The Australian Criminal Justice System, Criminal Motivations, Theories of Crime, Miscarriages of Justice, Introduction to Criminal Investigations, Forensic Criminology, Crime Prevention and Forensic Victimology. You can excel in our small class sizes, taught by some of Australia’s foremost criminologists including Dr Wayne Petherick, Assistant Professor Robyn Lincoln and Professor Paul Wilson. Our academics have worked on some of Australia’s most high profile cases such as those of Schapelle Corby, Graham Stafford, Lindy Chamberlain and Kelvin Condren. Throughout our criminology programs, staff actively organise events that enhance the learning experience of students including annual seminars. These seminars explore themes such as criminal profiling, case reconstruction and victimology, and develop skills in conclusion development report writing and presentation of arguments. The seminars are presented by experts in their field and provide a mix of practical and theoretical knowledge, applied to real cases. These seminars attract students and professionals from around the country, providing excellent networking opportunities. Criminology at Bond aims to create individuals who can think logically, conduct appropriate research, communicate effectively and employ a healthy level of scepticism. These attributes are cultivated through specifically designed subjects, expert staff and Bond’s world-class facilities, creating a successful learning environment. CAREERS Graduates could expect to find employment in areas such as: • Community welfare organisations • Crime research • Law enforcement • Local State and Federal Government • Private organisation consultancy • Specially convened tribunals • State or Federal agencies For course structures please visit



Robyn Lincoln Assistant Professor of Criminology Robyn Lincoln is Assistant Professor in Criminology and specialises in Indigenous crime and justice issues. She has lectured at Bond since 1994 and has taught and researched at several tertiary institutions both in Queensland and overseas. She has written books on capital punishment and other justice issues and is currently exploring the consequences of publicly naming Indigenous juvenile offenders. Her teaching and research interests are in crime prevention, theories of crime and justice, comparative criminology and media representations of crime.

OVERTURNING A CONVICTION Graham Stafford - A Case Study by Bond Criminologist, Professor Paul Wilson In 2010, a Bond University team achieved a landmark success in a miscarriage of justice case. The conviction of Graham Stafford for the 1992 murder of 12 year old schoolgirl, Leanne Holland, was quashed by the Queensland Court of Appeal and a retrial was ordered. The decision was handed down on Christmas Eve, in a two-to-one majority verdict. All three judges agreed on the appeal and that the conviction be quashed, but Justice Patrick Keane and Justice Hugh Fraser were in favour of a new trial while Justice Catherine Holmes supported a verdict of acquittal. Students and staff from Bond Law and Criminology, including leading Criminologist Paul Wilson and Senior Teaching Fellow Joe Crowley, led the way in clearing Stafford’s name, working pro bono for two and a half years on a petition for a rehearing.

Bond Law first became aware of the case through Professor Wilson, who co-authored the book Who Killed Leanne Holland? with private investigator Graeme Crowley. The book was the culmination of many years of investigation by Crowley and Wilson and raised serious concerns about a wrongful conviction. Bond’s Joe Crowley prepared the appeal to the Governor that eventually led to a new retrial and worked on the case that led to the successful appeal. Professor Wilson, a long time supporter of Stafford, said he was delighted with the outcome and that he has always maintained that Stafford was wrongly convicted. “All the forensic evidence has been shown to be either wrong or irrelevant”. ”This decision goes to show that miscarriages of justice can be overturned with persistence,” Professor Wilson said.



RESEARCH DEGREES The general requirements for admission to the Master of Arts (by Research), the Master of Philosophy or the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program are available in the Bond University Handbook at Requirements for Master of Arts (by Research), Master of Philosophy or the PhD program in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences are set out below. Some programs within the Faculty may have more specific requirements. MASTER OF ARTS BY RESEARCH The minimum requirement for admission to Master of Arts (by Research) candidature is: • A four year (eight semester) honours’ degree (First class, 2A, 2B) OR • A qualification or combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to the above by the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Committee. MASTER OR PHILOSOPHY The minimum requirement for admission to Master of Philosophy candidature is: • A four year (eight semester) honours’ degree (First class, 2A, 2B) OR • A qualification or combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to the above by the HDR Committee.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY The minimum requirement for admission to PhD: • A four year (eight semester) honours’ degree (First class or 2A) OR • A research master’s degree OR • A qualification or combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to the above by the HDR Committee. Candidates who have completed more than nine months of Master of Arts (by Research) or Master of Philosophy and who meet the requirements for the admission to PhD candidature may apply to be admitted to confirmed PhD candidature. In successful cases, the PhD candidature will be considered to have begun at the time of commencement of the research master’s degree.

STATEMENT OF RESEARCH INTEREST Prior to formal application, intending applicants need to give consideration to the specific research topic they wish to investigate. This should be determined in consultation with a member of the academic staff of the Faculty. This is to see whether the Faculty can provide appropriate supervision and whether the candidate is familiar enough with the relevant research area to be able to undertake specialised study in that field. Details of academic staff and their research interests can be found in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Handbook which can be downloaded at or viewed on the Bond University website

Outstanding applicants who make significant progress in their research during the first year may be considered for PhD candidature. Students accepted into the PhD program may be eligible for a fee waiver. Bond University also offers limited numbers of Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) for international students. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS Prospective candidates for whom English is not a first language must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English at the equivalent level of IELTS 7.0 or better. Test results should be less than two years old.

After consultation with a member of academic staff, the applicants for Master of Arts (by Research), Master of Philosophy or PhD should write a research proposal indicating the area in which the research is to be conducted. This statement should include: • A proposed topic • A survey bibliography • Literature references that provide relevant background • Possible research methodologies (where relevant) • Previous publications by the candidate that relate to the proposal (PhD candidates) • Prior research conducted by the applicant that relates to the proposal • Submit a copy of any previous research theses (if applicable) • The name of a potential supervisor within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences



SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIPS The Faculty offers a limited number of scholarships to prospective Australian and international undergraduate students ranging from 10 to 40 per cent of tuition cost. Postgraduate students are eligible for a maximum 25 per cent of tuition cost. Criteria for considering scholarships will be based on prospective students’ school achievements and academic merit and as such are very competitive. Prospective students wanting to apply for a scholarship must apply at the time of application for their degree program. They must ensure all relevant documentation is provided with the application. More information can be found at INTERNSHIPS* Internships provide invaluable work experience and can lead directly to employment opportunities within your study areas. Internships are available to Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences students across a range of fields and in many different locations throughout Australia and overseas. You are encouraged to undertake an internship as part of your study. The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences works closely with the Academic Internship Council and Washington Internship Institute in the United States. A range of internship opportunities exist in the dynamic American cities of Washington DC, New York, San Francisco and Boston as a part of these collaborative agreements.  Further afield, internships are also offered in Paris, Dubai, Singapore and Toronto.                 

Internships can be undertaken as a subject on a for-credit basis. This means that you not only get a chance to gain experience in a real work environment as part of your degree studies, but you also have the opportunity to develop networks and begin building your portfolio within your chosen profession. More comprehensive information about internships is available in the Internship Guide for Students or from the Internship Industry Placement Coordinator located in the Faculty Services office within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. For more information visit *To be eligible for consideration for an internship, students must have a minimum GPA of at least 2.5.


PATHWAYS • • • •


Bond’s pathway programs are designed for international students whose English language does not meet the required level for entry into Bond University’s undergraduate or postgraduate programs. The pathway programs assist students to develop English language competency and prepare students for their university studies. The pathway undertaken by students depends on their existing English language abilities. Some students will be directed to the Bond University English Language Institute (BUELI) in order to raise their English language abilities to the required level for entry into the University’s pathway programs. Please see the Bond University’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate Guides for pathway course structures and the IELTS pathway map.

BOND COLLEGE The Bond College Foundation Program is a bridging program between secondary studies and undergraduate studies for both Australian and international students. The Foundation Program consists of 28 weeks of full-time study and focuses on the core academic requirements for entry into undergraduate degree programs at Bond University. The program has been designed to be distinctive, with emphasis on intellectual development and thinking. Courses include basic mathematics, the history of western thought, classical literature and world history. The Bond College program, through its Board of Studies has set the academic requirements and all students who successfully complete the program will be guaranteed a place at Bond University*. Some students may be directed to BUELI before admittance to the Bond College programs. *Undergraduate Health Sciences programs will require Bond College students to achieve a minimum of 65 per cent overall for direct entry, with 65 per cent in pre-requisite subjects. Undergraduate Law programs will require Bond College students to achieve a minimum of 60 per cent for provisional entry and 65 per cent or above for direct entry. There are no guaranteed places from Bond College to the Bachelor of Architectural Studies. It requires Bond College students to achieve a minimum of 65 per cent overall to be considered competitive for a place.



BRINGING AMBITION TO LIFE As a fully independent teaching institution, Bond University offers a unique educational experience, specifically designed to challenge students to be the very best that they can be. ACCELERATED STUDY PROGRAM Bond University schedules three semesters per year with intakes in January, May and September, enabling you to complete your studies up to a year earlier than at most other universities. SMALL CLASS SIZES Bond University has the lowest student to teacher ratio of any university in Australia. Studying in small classes, you’ll benefit from one-on-one access to professors who have an open-door policy and know each of their students by name. WORLD CLASS ACADEMICS Our teaching faculty includes pre-eminent academics of national and international standing, whose high level qualifications are matched by practical knowledge gained from consulting to major multinational corporations. STATE-OF-THE-ART RESOURCES Bond’s world-class campus incorporates the very latest academic and technological teaching and study facilities, with our smaller student numbers ensuring easy access.

BLUE CHIP EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS Bond graduates have the highest percentage rate of fulltime employment when compared with graduates from Australia’s leading Group of Eight universities due to our extensive network of business / industry partnerships. Source: Compared to Australia’s Group of Eight leading Universities, Graduate Careers Australia’s 2009 Australian Graduate Survey based on 2008 Graduates PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE Using case studies adapted from real-life scenarios and having access to resources that mirror workplace standards ensure our graduates are ready to hit the ground running from their first day on the job. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY Aspiring to a 50 : 50 ratio of Australian to international students, Bond has a distinctly global perspective. Studying here, you’ll develop friendships and future business networks with staff and students hailing from all over Australia and more than 80 overseas countries. GLOBAL ‘BONDY’ NETWORK As a Bond graduate, you will be a member of our international alumni network which now includes senior managers and prospective employers in major corporations all over the world.




Office of Admissions Bond University Gold Coast Queensland 4229 Australia Toll free: 1800 074 074 Phone: 07 5595 1024 Fax: 07 5595 1015 (within Australia) Phone: +61 7 5595 1024 Fax: +61 7 5595 1015 (from overseas) Email:



The information published in this document is correct at the time of printing (July 2011). However, all programs are subject to review by the Academic Senate of the University and the University reserves the right to change its program offerings and subjects without notice. The information published in this document is intended as a guide and persons considering an offer of enrolment should contact the relevant faculty or institute to see if any changes have been made before deciding to accept their offer.

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