Undergraduate elective courses - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Undergraduate elective courses

Elective courses allow you the freedom to tailor your program toward your personal or professional interests.

Enrolment into some courses may be subject to successful completion of course requisites.

School of Business and Creative Industries

Introductory level electives
(100 coded)

Accounting
  • ACC106 Accounting Principles
Communication Studies
  • CMN101 Introduction to Creative Entrepreneurship
  • CMN103 Introduction to the Creative Industries
  • CMN104 Introduction to Screen and Media Industries
  • CMN105 Creative Production
  • CMN106 Contemporary Communication Theory and Trends
  • CMN107 Communication for the Creative Professional
  • CMN108 Issues in Social Media
  • CMN116 Playing with Words: an Introduction to Creative Writing Craft
  • CMN117 Playing with Genre
  • CMN120 Introduction to Contemporary Global Media and Communication
  • CMN130 Introduction to Journalism
  • CMN140 Introduction to Creative Advertising
  • CMN150 Digital Journalism
Design
Drama
  • DRA100 Acting 1: The actor's craft
  • DRA102 Exploring Twentieth Century Theatre
English
  • EGL120 The ' English' Tradition: An Introduction to Literary Studies
Fashion
  • FSH100 Introduction to Key Concepts of Fashion
General Business
  • BUS101 Exploring Business Research
  • BUS102 Economics for Business
  • BUS104 Discovering Management
  • BUS105 Marketing Essentials
  • BUS108 Information Systems in Organisations
Japanese
  • JPN110 Introductory Japanese 1
  • JPN111 Introductory Japanese 2
Management
  • MGT130 Managing Supply Chains
Music
  • MUS100 Intro to Songwriting and Production
  • MUS101 Intro to Songwriting and Performance
Serious Game Development
  • SGD100 Introduction to Game Design
  • SGD101 Game Art: Introduction to 2D & 3D
  • SGD102 Introduction to Games Programming
  • SGD103 Introduction to Game Production
Tourism
  • TSM102 The World of Tourism, Leisure and Events

Developing and Graduate level electives
(200, 300 or 400 coded)

Accounting
  • ACC210 Financial Accounting
  • ACC211 Business Finance
  • ACC220 Law of Business Associations
  • ACC310 Management Accounting
  • ACC311 Taxation Law and Practice
  • ACC320 Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • ACC321 Auditing and Professional Practice
Business
  • BUS203 Business Law
  • BUS306 World of Work: Your Pathway to Employment
  • BUS320 Business, Governance and Society
Communication Studies
  • CMN200 Writing for Screens
  • CMN202 Screen Media Production
  • CMN203 Screen Media and Pop Culture
  • CMN204 Social Media: Content Curation and Creation
  • CMN207 Podcasting and Radio News
  • CMN208 Issues in Social Media
  • CMN224 Advertising Campaigns
  • CMN226 Creative and Interactive Advertising
  • CMN228 Media Law and Ethics
  • CMN231 Communication Campaign Planning
  • CMN240 Feature Writing
  • CMN246 Writing for Children and Young Adults
  • CMN247 Creative Writing for the Illustrated Book
  • CMN252 Writing for Strategic Communication
  • CMN260 Writing the Short Story
  • CMN266 Writing Poetry
  • CMN276 Social Media Communication
  • CMN277 Video production and television journalism
  • CMN300 Screen Media: Showcase in Practice
  • CMN302 Investigative and Data Journalism
  • CMN304 Writing Your Novel
  • CMN308 Social Media: Monitoring and Measurement
  • CMN309 Transmedia Storytelling Campaigns
  • CMN314 Global Communication
  • CMN320 Creative Writing and Editing for Publication
  • CMN330 Newsroom
Design
  • DES200 Design Futures
  • DES204 Photographic Narratives
  • DES205 The Photography Professional
  • DES206 Photomedia Curation
  • DES211 Visual Identity
  • DES212 Visual Communication & Meaning
  • DES221 Introduction to Interactive Media
  • DES222 Responsive Design and Wearable Technologies
  • DES231 Animation Principles, Process and Production
  • DES232 Animation and Visualisation
  • DES304 Sensing Environments
  • DES305 Creative Branding and Design
  • DES307 Interactive Technologies and Environments
  • DES309 Design Capstone
Digital Futures
  • DIG200 Fintech Innovations
  • DIG201 Creating and Leveraging Digital Products
  • DIG202 Bringing Data to Life
  • DIG301 Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Organisations in the Digital Age
Drama
  • DRA202 Directing Performance: Contemporary Perspectives
  • DRA206 Acting 2: Contemporary Voice and Text
  • DRA301 Devising Performance
Economics
English
  • EGL201 Reality Bites: An Exploration of Non-Fiction
  • EGL205 Imagined Homelands: An Exploration of Australian Literature
  • EGL206 Reading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writing
  • EGL385 Wonderworlds: An Exploration of Theory and Fiction
Entrepreneurship
  • ENT211 Igniting Entrepreneurial Talent
  • ENT221 Venture Growth and Innovation
  • ENT222 Managing the Social Enterprise
Fashion
  • FSH200 Digital Fashion Branding
Human Resources
  • HRM210 Managing Human Resources
  • HRM211 Leadership for Organisations
  • HRM220 Managing Workplace Relations
  • HRM311 Enabling Team Synergy and Performance
  • HRM312 Learning and Development
  • HRM321 Organisational Change and Agility
International Business
  • IBS220 Cross-Cultural Management
  • IBS321 International Business Strategy
Japanese
  • JPN210 Intermediate Japanese 1
  • JPN211 Intermediate Japanese 2
  • JPN212 About Japan: Current Perspectives
  • JPN300 In-country Japanese Studies A
  • JPN301 In-country Japanese Studies B
  • JPN310 Advanced Japanese 1: Language for Japanese Media
  • JPN311 Advanced Japanese 2: Language for Work and Study
Languages
  • LNG210 Languages and Lingustics: Understanding human communication
Management
Marketing
Music
Serious Game Development
  • SGD200 Experimental Game Design
  • SGD202 Video Game Analysis and Design
  • SGD211 Game Art: Characters & Vehicles
  • SGD213 Professional Games Programming
  • SGD230 Game Art: Virtual Environments
  • SGD240 Advanced Games Programming
  • SGD305 Game Studio: Polish and Publish
Tourism
  • TSM200 Creating and Managing Event Experiences
  • TSM223 Sustainable Tourism, Leisure and Event Management
  • TSM300 Tourism, Sport and Leisure Policy and Planning
  • TSM313 The Innovation and Technology Effect in TLEM
  • TSM315 Running Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (M.I.C.E) industry events

School of Education and Tertiary Access

Introductory level electives
(100 coded)

Education
  • EDU101 Human Development and Learning
  • EDU103 Teaching with Technology
  • EDU110 Engagement and Behaviour in Early Learning
  • EDU118 Foundations of Numeracy
  • EDU119 English Language and Literacy
Outdoor Education Studies
  • OES100 Outdoor Living and Travel Skills
  • OES101 Foundations of Outdoor Environmental Studies
  • OES104 Learning in Australian Landscapes

Developing and Graduate level electives
(200, 300 or 400 coded)

Education
  • EDU202 Individual Learner Needs
  • EDU204 Teaching Technologies: Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • EDU206 Sustainability Through Play and Pedagogy
  • EDU208 Professional Experience: Learning Theories in Early Learning
  • EDU209 Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years
  • EDU212 Teaching Science in the Early Years
  • EDU216 Teaching HPE in the Early Years
  • EDU218 Inclusive Practices and Intervention in Early Learning
  • EDU300 Assessing Learning
  • EDU316 Teaching HASS in Primary School
  • EDU317 Teaching HPE in Primary School
  • EDU340 Teaching Reading and Writing
  • EDU344 Leadership and Advocacy in Early Learning
  • EDU347 Teaching Junior Secondary English
  • EDU348 Teaching Senior Secondary English
  • EDU349 Teaching Arts in Primary School
  • EDU352 Teaching Junior Secondary Science 1
  • EDU353 Teaching Senior Secondary Science 1
  • EDU354 Teaching Junior Secondary Science 2
  • EDU358 Teaching Junior Secondary History
  • EDU359 Teaching Senior Secondary History
  • EDU368 Teaching Junior Secondary HPE
  • EDU369 Teaching Senior Secondary HPE
  • EDU375 Teaching Senior Secondary Psychology
  • EDU400 Teaching Primary School Mathematics
  • EDU401 Teacher as Global Practitioner
  • EDU410 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in Learning and Teaching
Mathematics
Outdoor Education Studies
  • OES240 Leading Groups in Outdoor Environments

School of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Introductory level electives
(100 coded)

Health
  • HLT104 Allied Health Assistance B
  • HLT111 Allied Health Assistance A
  • HLT140 Think Health
  • HLT150 Indigenous Wellbeing Foundations
Life Sciences
Medical Laboratory Science
  • MLS101 Foundations in Medical Science
Nutrition and Dietetics
Psychology
  • PSY100 Introduction to Psychology A
  • PSY101 Introduction to Psychology B
  • PSY102 Current Directions in Psychology
Public Health
  • PUB102 Environment and Health
  • PUB104 Introduction to Behavioural Health
  • PUB112 Public Health Foundations
Sport and Exercise Science
  • SPX100 Physical Activity and Health
  • SPX101 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science
  • SPX102 Introduction to Coaching Science
  • SPX121 Exercise Prescription and Programming I

Developing and Graduate level electives
(200, 300 or 400 coded)

Biomedical Science
  • BIM202 Medical Genetics
  • BIM263 Introduction to Pharmacology
  • BIM303 Introduction to Clinical Trial Coordination
  • BIM341 Biochemical Pharmacology
  • BIM371 Clinical Embryology
Health
  • HLT205 Health Research and Evidence
  • HLT242 Indigenous Wellbeing Practice
  • HLT341 Indigenous Wellbeing Research
  • PUB205 Food Safety Laws and Regulations
  • PUB210 Concepts of Epidemiology
  • PUB252 Health Promotion Assessment and Planning
  • PUB262 Environmental Health Risk Management
  • PUB271 Health Promotion Principles
  • PUB272 Health Promotion Settings and Advocacy
  • PUB351 Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation
  • PUB361 Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Life Sciences
Medical Laboratory Science
Nutrition and Dietetics
  • NUT201 Food Studies
  • NUT203 Active Lifestyle Nutrition
  • NUT205 Public Health Nutrition
  • NUT212 Principles of Nutrition
  • NUT232 Nutritional Biochemistry
  • NUT300 Nutrition for Health and Exercise
  • NUT301 Advanced Public Health Nutrition
  • NUT303 Food, Nutrition and Menu Design
  • NUT305 Food and the Consumer
  • NUT306 Nutrition Communication
  • NUT310 Advanced Sports Nutrition
  • NUT315 Complementary Approaches to Food and Nutrition
Occupational Therapy
  • OCC201 Occupational Therapy Theory
Psychology
  • PSY200 Research Methods in Psychology A
  • PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology B
  • PSY202 Physiological Psychology
  • PSY203 Introduction to Human Development
  • PSY204 Social Psychology
  • PSY205 Motivation and Emotion
  • PSY300 Advanced Methods in Psychology
  • PSY301 Cognitive and Perceptual Psychology
  • PSY302 Intercultural and Indigenous Psychologies
  • PSY303 Personality and Assessment
  • PSY304 Human Associative Learning
  • PSY305 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY306 Psychology of Health and Wellbeing
  • PSY307 Adult Development and Ageing
Sport and Exercise Science
  • SPX201 Functional Anatomy
  • SPX202 Biomechanics I
  • SPX203 Exercise Prescription and Programming II
  • SPX211 Exercise Physiology I
  • SPX221 Introduction to Sports Medicine
  • SPX222 Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • SPX231 Motor Control and Learning
  • SPX301 Exercise in Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Health
  • SPX302 Exercise in Musculoskeletal Health
  • SPX312 Performance Enhancement
  • SPX322 Biomechanics II
  • SPX331 Exercise Physiology II
  • SPX371 Advanced Coaching Science

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

Developing and Graduate level electives
(200, 300 or 400 coded)

Health
  • HLT301 Contexts of Practice: Mental Health Care

School of Science, Technology and Engineering

Introductory level electives
(100 coded)

Animal Ecology
  • ANM100 Animal Ecology Field Course
  • ANM102 Endangered Animals and their Conservation
Engineering
  • ENG101 Foundations of Engineering
  • ENG102 Engineering Statics
  • ENG103 Introduction to the Internet of Things
  • ENG104 Introduction to Engineering Design
Environmental Science
  • ENS103 Earth's Surface Processes
  • ENS120 Introduction to Environmental Management
General Science
Information Systems
  • ICT110 Introduction to Data Science
  • ICT112 Programming Fundamentals
  • ICT115 Introduction to Systems Design
  • ICT120 Computer Networks
Mathematics
  • MTH103 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
  • MTH104 Introductory Calculus
Computer Science
  • CSC100 Computer Science Project and Ethics
  • SEC100 Foundations of Computer Security

Developing and Graduate level electives
(200, 300 or 400 coded)

Animal Ecology
  • ANM203 Statistics with Teeth: Understanding Ecological Data
  • ANM301 Animal Behaviour
  • ANM302 Global-Change Ecology
Biotechnology
  • MBT301 Pharmaceutical and Food Microbiology
  • MBT352 Molecular Biotechnology
  • MBT353 Microbial Pathogenesis
  • MBT355 Bioinformatics
  • MBT361 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Chemistry
  • CHM202 Organic Chemistry
  • CHM210 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHM300 Advanced Biological Chemistry
  • CHM310 Physical Chemistry
  • CHM311 Medicinal Organic Chemistry
Engineering
  • CIV201 Soil Mechanics
  • ELC200 Digital Logic and Computer Programming
  • MEC225 Engineering Materials
  • MEC226 Manufacturing Technology
  • MEC227 Mechanical Design 1
  • MCH200 Mechatronic Design 1
  • CIV300 Structural Engineering
  • CIV301 Design of Roads and Drainage
  • ELC300 Electronic Design and Analysis
  • ELC301 Communications Engineering (Hardware and protocols)
  • ELC302 Digital Signal Processing
  • ELC303 Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation
  • ELC304 Embedded System Design
  • ENG302 Engineering Project Management
  • CIV330 Engineering Hydrology
  • MEC300 Mechanical Design 2
  • MEC335 Production Engineering
  • MEC336 Engineering System Design
  • MCH301 Mechatronic Design 2
  • CIV400 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment systems
  • CIV404 Engineering Sustainable Design
  • ENG411 Reservoir and Stormwater Engineering
  • ENG412 Design of Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • ENG421 Design of Water Supply Systems
  • ENG432 Advanced Soil Mechanics
Environmental Science
  • ENS204 Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • ENS213 Invertebrate Biology and Ecology
  • ENS221 Plant Diversity and Ecology
  • ENS222 Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity and Ecology
  • ENS223 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • ENS224 Soil Properties, Processes and Rehabilitation
  • ENS242 Weather and Climate
  • ENS253 Geographic Information Science and Technology
  • ENS254 Earth Observation: Remote Sensing and Surveying
  • ENS281 Sustainable Energy Systems
  • ENS282 Coastal and Marine Ecology
  • ENS300 Environmental Economics
  • ENS305 Environmental Chemistry
  • ENS316 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • ENS317 Coastal Conservation Planning
  • ENS318 Plant Growth and Reproduction
  • ENS321 Restoration Ecology
  • ENS323 Agricultural and Forest Ecology
  • ENS325 Population Ecology and Genetics
  • ENS330 K'gari-Fraser Island Field Studies
  • ENS333 Special Field Studies Topic
  • ENS351 Integrated Environmental Management
  • ENS353 Applied Geospatial Analysis
  • ENS371 Sustainable Aquaculture
General Science
  • SCI202 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics
  • SCI302 Analytical Sciences
Geography
  • GEO201 Hydrology and Geomorphology
  • GEO301 Mapping with Drones
  • GEO302 Coastal Geomorphology

Information Systems
  • ICT200 Systems Analysis and Design
  • ICT211 Database Design
  • ICT220 Wireless Communications
  • ICT221 Object-Oriented Programming
  • ICT301 Network Management and Security
  • ICT310 Systems Analysis and Design
  • ICT311 Mobile App Development
  • ICT320 Database Programming
  • ICT321 Architecture and Systems Integration
  • ICT342 ICT Industry Project
  • ICT351 ICT Professional Practice
Life Sciences
Mathematics
  • MTH201 Calculus II and Linear Algebra
  • MTH203 Numerical Analysis
  • MTH212 Discrete Mathematics
  • MTH301 Reading in Advanced Mathematics
  • MTH381 Applied Systems Modelling
Workplace Learning
  • WPL310 Workplace Learning I †
  • WPL311 Workplace Learning I †
  • WPL320 Workplace Learning II †
Computer Science
  • CSC200 Computer Organisation and Operating Systems
  • CSC201 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CSC202 Mobile App Project
  • CSC203 Software Defined Networking
  • CSC300 Practical Machine Learning
  • CSC301 Full Stack Web Development
  • CSC302 Modelling and Testing
  • CSC303 Cloud and DevOps
  • CSC304 Digital Fabrication
Cyber Security
  • SEC301 Cyber Security
  • SEC302 Ethics in Cyber Security
  • SEC303 Device & Network Security
  • SEC304 Cryptography, Blockchain and Information Security

School of Law and Society

Introductory level electives
(100 coded)

Counselling
  • COU101 Theories of Counselling: From Freud to Integrative Practice
  • COU176 Group Processes and Practice
  • COU180 Therapeutic Communication Skills
Criminology
Environment and Planning Studies
  • ENP101 Introduction to Urban Design & Town Planning - Studio I
  • ENP103 Planning Theory, Governance and Politics
  • ENP104 Urban Economics and System Analytics
Geography
  • GEO100 The Changing Planet
  • GEO101 Space, place and the Anthropocene
History
  • HIS100 What makes Australia? History of Australian popular culture: The twentieth century and beyond
  • HIS140 Global Citizens: A History of Humanity
Justice Studies
  • JST101 Justice and the Australian Legal System
Law
  • LAW101 Foundations of Australian Law A
  • LAW103 Criminal Law and Procedure A
Politics and International Relations
  • INT101 Introduction to International Relations: An Australian Perspective
  • INT102 Global Environmental Politics
Social and Community Services
  • SCS101 Foundations of Human Behaviour
  • SCS110 Australian Society: How does(n't) it work? - An Introduction to Sociology
  • SCS130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia
Social Work
  • SWK100 Introduction to Social Work Practice Theories
  • SWK172 Introduction to Social Work and Human Services
Sustainability
  • SUS101 Foundations of Sustainability

Developing and Graduate level electives
(200, 300 or 400 coded)

Counselling
  • COU381 Developmental and Family Counselling
Criminology
  • CRM201 Criminal Profiling & Intelligence
  • CRM203 Homicide, Investigations & Forensic Science
  • CRM204 Applied Crime Prevention
  • CRM205 Criminal Law
  • CRM206 Professional Development
  • CRM302 Youth Justice & Restorative Justice
  • CRM304 Professional Ethics and Integrity Management
  • CRM308 Diversity, Crime and Justice
  • CRM310 Introduction to Cyber Crime
Environmental and Planning Studies
  • ENP211 Planning and Environmental Law
  • ENP245 Landscapes, Place and People
  • ENP255 Public Space Planning and Design - Studio II
  • ENP336 Strategic Infrastructure Planning
  • ENP355 Neighbourhood Planning and Design - Studio III
  • ENP365 Participation and Conflict Resolution
  • ENP411 Advanced Planning Policy and Practice
Geography
  • GEO310 Globalisation, Development and Indigenous Peoples
  • GEO350 Geo-ethics: Plants, Animals and People
History
  • HIS200 Heritage: Australian and Global Contexts
  • HIS201 The uses and abuses of history
  • HIS210 Explorations in Environmental History
  • HIS240 Nationalism and Identity in the 20th Century: Themes and Tensions
  • HIS300 Questioning History: Explorations in the Thinking and Practice of History
  • HIS320 Research Project in History
Justice Studies
  • JST202 International Justice and Human Rights
Law
Politics and International Studies
  • INT202 Independent Research Project
  • INT245 Politics of the USA
  • INT250 Forces of Change in International Politics
  • INT257 International Security
  • INT274 Politics and Security in East Asia
  • INT335 International Relations Theory and Practice
  • INT370 Politics and the Media
Social and Community Studies
  • SCS201 International Community Development and Global Justice
  • SCS203 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
  • SCS225 Social Research
  • SCS230 Understanding Society: An Introduction to Social Theory
  • SCS235 Social Justice, Welfare and the State
  • SCS290 Understanding Cultural Diversity
  • SCS395 Gender and Culture
Social Work
  • SWK200 Social Work Practice in Various Organisational Settings
  • SWK202 Mental and Physical Health and Wellbeing
  • SWK251 Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • SWK277 Working With Children, Youth and Families
  • SWK278 Ethics, Law and the Helping Professions
  • SWK286 Disability: Culture, Community and Change
  • SWK302 Community Development and Social Action
  • SWK303 Complexity and Social Work: Group-Based Approaches
  • SWK401 Critical Social Policy Analysis
Sustainability
  • SUS201 Measuring Sustainability
  • SUS202 Communicating Sustainability
  • SUS302 Sustainability Problem Solving