AUSTRALIA: Brisbane & Gold Coast

AUSTRALIA ACADEMICS

Trimester & Academic Year

The trimester and academic year curriculum offers courses and internships. Courses are taught at Griffith University (GU), Nathan, Gold Coast and South Bank campuses. Internships are organized at various companies, NGOs and humanitarian organizations. Students can enroll in a maximum of 5 courses (18 credits) per trimester. Most courses and internships are the equivalent of 3 to 4 semester credits in the USA.

Courses & syllabi

Griffith University is a comprehensive institution of higher learning with more than 1000 courses offered each trimester. Follow the instructions below to search for courses from the Griffith course database. Note that most courses at the South Bank campus have a tutorial fee, which ranges from $500 to $2000.

STEP 1: Open the Griffith Course Search in a new browser window/tab.

STEP 2: Filter and search for courses.

Search by course titles...

  • Click the Courses checkbox.
  • Click inside the search field to open the filter menu.
  • In the Filter menu, under…
    • Program Level… select Undergraduate or Graduate.
    • Commencing… select Trimester 1 if you are studying during SPRING trimester. Select Trimester 2 if you are studying during FALL trimester. Select Trimester 3 if you are studying during WINTER trimester.
    • Campus… check Nathan, Gold Coast and/or South Bank. You must select the campus where you will be living. Students who select courses at the South Bank campus should live at Nathan since it is a shorter commute.
    • Availability… leave unchecked.
    • Group Area… select your general academic area of interest.
  • In the Search field…
    • Enter a course title to narrow results.
      • Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
      • Try different keywords to expand results.
      • Try more general keywords to expand results.
      • Try fewer keywords to expand results.
      • Leave blank to view all courses offered in the Group Area. Note this will produce hundreds of results.
    • Check Courses. (make sure Programs is unchecked)
    • Click the Search button

STEP 3: On the Results page…
The Results page lists courses offered.

  • Click on the course title that best matches your query. This will take you to the course description page.
  • Under Course offerings and timetables, select the year/trimester/campus combination that best matches your needs.
  • Click on Course profile to view the syllabus. This will take you to the syllabus page.
  • Note the various options on the left-side menu (Course profiles), including the option to Print/Save the syllabus.

Search by Programs (Academic Majors)...

  • Click the Programs checkbox.
  • Click inside the search field to open the filter menu.
  • In the Filter menu, under…
    • Program Level… select Bachelor if you are an undergraduate student or Master if you are a graduate student.
    • Study Area… select your general academic area of interest.
    • Discipline Area… select a specific area of study or leave unselected. Note that this field only appears after selecting Study Area.
    • Campus… check Nathan, Gold Coast and/or South Bank. You must select the campus where you will be living, although you may take up to 2 courses at the other campus (with approval from KEI). Students who select courses at the South Bank campus should live at Nathan since it is a shorter commute.
    • Available to… check International students.
    • Leave the other filter options unselected/unchecked.
  • In the Search field…
    • Check Programs (make sure Courses is unchecked)
    • Leave the search field blank.
    • Click the Search button

STEP 3: On the Results page…
The Results page lists degree programs that offer courses in your academic area of interest.

  • Click on the degree program that best matches your query.
    • Do NOT select programs that end in “Honours”.
    • Select programs that are offered on the campus where you will be living.
  • Click on Course list and requirements in the left-side menu on About this program page. This will take you to the course offerings for the program.
  • Click on the course code that best matches your query. This will take you to the course description page.
  • Under Course offerings and timetables, select the year/trimester/campus combination that best matches your needs.
  • Click on Course profile to view the syllabus. This will take you to the syllabus page.
  • Note the various options on the left-side menu (Course profiles), including the option to Print/Save the syllabus.

Community internship

Students interested in an internship must enroll in the 3002LFC Community Internship course (3-4 credits). Students must submit a resume/CV and an internship statement with their KEI application materials. The internship statement must describe their general area of interest and what they want to achieve by participating in the internship. Internships are available in a wide range of professional disciplines, including but not limited to the following:

Visual Arts
Communications
Public Relations
Creative Writing
Sociology
History
Mentoring
Education
Music
Criminology
Law
Environment
Science
Technology
Engineering
Business
Human Resources
Marketing
Tourism
Hospitality
Event Management
Health
Exercise Science
Psychology
Human Services
Humanitarian
Veterinary/Animal Other

CREDIT & TRANSCRIPTS

Credit and transcripts for courses and internships issued by Griffith University (accredited in Australia) and Lincoln University (accredited in USA)

HOST UNIVERSITY

Griffith University (GU) is a top-ranked research institution. Griffith offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees in diverse academic disciplines on its five campuses. The University is validated by the Australian Ministry of Education. Griffith Business School is also accredited by AACSB.