Elective Subjects

Trinity College electives provide a fantastic knowledgebase for areas you’d like to pursue in further study at the University of Melbourne.

Elective subjects are designed to add breadth to your Trinity College Foundation Studies program. You'll choose three elective subjects based on what interests you, and any study pathway requirements of the University of Melbourne course you plan to progress on to.

Accounting

In this elective, you'll be introduced to fundamental accounting tools. This will provide a basis for analysing and interpreting financial statements and internal management documents throughout your career.

While the Accounting subject is not a prerequisite for a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne, the skills and knowledge you'll learn in this elective will greatly assist in future commerce studies.

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Biology

By studying Biology, you'll gain an understanding of major concepts and an awareness of how such concepts are connected withing the biological sciences.

This subject is a valuable pathway into further studies in medicine, biomedicine, dentistry, optometry, food science, pharmacy, veterinary science and agriculture. It can also be used as a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne.

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Chemistry

This subject provides a foundation for further study in chemistry and related disciplines. The focus of this elective is on understanding chemical concepts and calculations, and developing laboratory and reporting skills.

To study this subject at Trinity College, you need to have studied Chemistry at high school. It is a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne.

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Economics

This elective will help you gain an understanding of economics as a field of study, and consider issues from an economic perspective. You'll explore basic concepts and principles of economics, learn about major aspects of the Australian economic system, and develop a capacity to think analytically, and discuss and write effectively about economics.

Economics will provide a foundational knowledge for studying the Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne.

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Environment, Development and Design

By studying Environment, Development and Design at Trinity College, you'll become familiar with the global application of environmentally sustainable development. This will provide an understanding of the way different environments and societies interact.

This subject is recommended for students wishing to study the Bachelor of Design at the University of Melbourne.

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Mathematics 1

Mathematics 1 will develop your mathematical knowledge and skills in pre-calculus, calculus, matrices, statistics and probability, as preparation for a wide variety of university courses.

This subject is a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Agriculture, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Biomedicine.

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Mathematics 2

Mathematics 2 needs to be taken in conjunction with Mathematics 1. It will provide you with the skills to succeed in university courses that require a high level of analytical and logical thought.

Mathematics 2 is strongly recommended if you're wishing to study engineering at the University of Melbourne. It can also be used as a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Science and for courses with actuarial majors.

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Media and Communications

In this subject, you'll be introduced to the world of media industries, and their influence on both society and individuals. You'll gain an understanding of how the industry works, and an ability and produce a range of media products.

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Physics

By studying Physics, you'll learn to develop quantitative physical models and become aware of the assumptions upon which these models are based. You'll learn to apply and record electronic, mechanical and optical techniques of measurement in the laboratory.

To study Physics at Trinity, you need to also study Mathematics 1, as well as having studied physics at high school. This subject is a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. It's strongly recommended for those studying engineering or biomedicine.

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Psychology

This subject examines the biological, psychological and social factors that contribute to individual and group behaviour. You'll be introduced to a broad range of psychological theories and principles that explain human behaviour, as well as the diversity of human experience.

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Music (practical)

Music is ideal for those seeking an advanced level of skill and mastery of a particular musical instrument. It will give you a broad understanding of music performance. The University of Melbourne allocates the teachers for this subject, and it's taught by staff from its Faculty of Music.

This elective is recommended if you wish to prepare for university study in the Bachelor of Music.

Students intending to take this subject must pass an audition before enrolling in TCFS.

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