Whatever stage of life you're at, you can improve your mind through further study. Selecting the right course is a vital step. CSU offers a wide range of course levels to suit your study needs.
Undergraduate study is a student entry level at university. While most undergraduate study is at Bachelor degree level, students may also complete or exit with a University Certificate or Associate Degree from some courses.
A University Certificate is equivalent to eight standard subjects and usually completed in one year of full-time study (or equivalent).
A broad-based undergraduate degree that is usually completed in two years of full-time study (or equivalent). An Associate Degree is often articulated with a Bachelor degree, and students gain credit in the Bachelor degree for all subjects studied.
A Bachelor degree is awarded to a student who has completed studies at undergraduate level and, is usually completed in three or four years of full-time study. Many Bachelor degrees also incorporate a year of Honours study, usually in the fourth year. A student can enhance their career opportunities by completing a double degree, which integrates studies in two complementary areas resulting in the award of two degrees, usually after four years of study.
Honours is an additional year of study during which a student will produce a specialist work of research. Honours may be integrated within an undergraduate course, usually from the third of fourth year of study, or may be a separate year of study that can be enrolled in after the completion of a Bachelor degree. Honours can enhance a student's career prospects, and is often a pathway to further postgraduate study.
Graduate and postgraduate study is normally undertaken after a Bachelor degree has been successfully completed.
Through study at these levels, students have the opportunity to build their knowledge in a specific area through a program of study involving coursework and/ or research, resulting in the completion of a thesis for Master or Doctoral awards.
and usually require no previous study in that discipline area.
For postgraduate awards, students are required to have previous study or experience in the same discipline area as the award.
If you're studying a Master degree, you can combine coursework or independent study (at least one third of your program) with a dissertation.
If you're studying a PhD, you can spend two-thirds or more of your time on a thesis based on your own original and significant research.
Ideal for upskilling yourself in a variety of academic learning areas before you commence your course studies.
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