Get in the fast lane.

Get in the fast lane.

Feeling the need for speed?

Would you like to graduate sooner? Need to catch up on some subjects? Or are you just wanting to try out university life? Our Summer Intensive Program is where it's at.

Summer Intensive = smart thinking.

Our Summer Intensive Program gives you the chance to study a subject online during a nine-week period.

STARTS: 5 January 2022

ENDS: 4 March 2022

Five reasons to get intense this summer

  1. Get a subject done and dusted over a shorter period
  2. Graduate sooner
  3. Start next year ahead of the game (or caught up)
  4. Complete a prerequisite subject for another course
  5. Study from home when it suits you

Who can apply?

Current Charles Sturt Univerity students

If you're a current Charles Sturt University student and these subjects are related to your course, you can add them through Online Administration

If these subjects are not related to your course, you can still apply. Your subjects will count towards a related full degree if you decide to pursue it later.

External students

If you're studying at another University or TAFE and would like to study a subject or two at Charles Sturt University, welcome!
Our aim is to admit any applicant we believe can undertake study with a reasonable prospect of success.

When we take a look at your admission, we'll consider your previous studies and/or other attainments and experience. Many of our courses use a range of selection criteria other than (or in combination with) your ATAR or equivalent.

Check out the CSU entry requirements.

International students

If you're an international student, you are most welcome also. You will need to meet our entry requirements and our English Language Proficiency requirements.

What subjects can I study?

Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry


This subject provides and outline of the structure and function of biological macromolecules (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids); the major metabolic and bioenergetics pathways within cells; and practical experience in common techniques used in biochemistry.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL Wagga Wagga Campus 4 days. Dates TBA.
START 5 January 2022
END 4 March 2022

View short subject outline


Tuition fees

Fees for our Summer Intensive Program are charged per subject (Single Subject Study). Fees are payable upfront. We'll send you details about payment options with your letter of offer.

Find out more about Single Subject Study fees

Please note: if you're a current Charles Sturt University student and enrolled in the related course as a HECS place, your fees will come under your HECS fees.

Need a helping hand?

If you need help paying your fees, we offer a number of student loans. You may also be eligible for Government assistance.

Apply for help with fees

How to get started

Charles Sturt University students

  • Launch Online Administration
  • Click on Add/Delete Subjects in the Edit my Details section
  • Select the session 202115 – Term 2
  • Enter subject codes (for example, enter BCM210 if you want to study Foundations and techniques in biochemistry)
  • Select the relevant version being offered in term 202115 (Term 2)
  • Click Add subject
  • Delete subjects you no longer wish to study

External students

Our Cross Institutional Study Scheme means you can choose a unit of study at Charles Sturt University that may not be offered at the university you're enrolled with, giving you credit towards your degree there.


More information about cross institutional study

Need more information?

Does your course have a residential school?

Read about our students, and their journeys.


“I enjoyed the flexibility offered by the summer semester subjects and like that it gives students an opportunity to catch up or get ahead. I chose to take Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 1 during the summer semester because I didn’t want to fall behind the rest of my cohort. Science is my weakest subject area and since I did pass, I wound up in a much better position for my second year.

I would recommend that people take a summer subject if they want to get ahead or if they are behind.”


“CSU was my first and only choice for university. I’m in my second year of the Bachelor of Nursing and took Human Bioscience 2 in summer semester 2015/16. The weekly tutorials and supportive lecturer were great, and passing the subject was certainly a highlight for me.

I found the summer semester to have less distractions and I would recommend it to other students.”


“The summer semester subjects are a great way to catch up if you find yourself falling behind, I took Human Bioscience in summer 2015/16 after not passing the subject in the previous semester. The content was easier to comprehend and the subject is taught by people in the nursing field.

Becoming a Registered Nurse has always been a dream of mine, and it’s slowly becoming a reality, thanks to Charles Sturt University.”