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Organisational Psychology

Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX3338 | 2024

Round off your psychology degree with an exploration of human behaviour within organisations. Topics include stress, personality, and teams. Discover how psychology can help with job analysis, recruitment, and psychological issues in the workplace.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Organisational Psychology

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Conduct simple job analyses entailing the systematic collection and analysis of job-related information.
    2. Apply appropriate assessment principles and models of human performance to employee selection, goal setting, and employee performance interventions.
    3. Identify stressors - to recognise major sources of employee stress in a workplace situation.
    4. Engage others in a survey process - to follow an ethical procedure of providing informed consent to recruit employed people to complete a carefully-designed survey.
    5. Research discoveries in organisational psychology - to locate, understand and apply theories and findings about psychological and behavioural issues in the workplace.
    6. Communicate about organisational psychology - to write reports for different audiences on conceptual and practical aspects of psychological factors that relate to the modern workplace.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-PSY-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Psychology

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

and one of

and one of


130cp at 1000 level or above including ((PSYC104 or PSYU1104 or PSYX104 or PSYX1104 or PSYU1101 or PSYX1101) and (PSYC105 or PSYU1105 or PSYX105 or PSYX1105 or PSYU1102 or PSYX1102))
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PSY338
NCCW (2020 and onwards) PSYU3338 Organisational Psychology

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Psychology

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