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BTh Bachelor of Theology

The Bachelor of Theology critically examines life and faith through the study of scriptures, theological traditions and historical contexts. It aims to broaden self-understanding and facilitate cultural engagement.

The Bachelor of Theology assists students to develop knowledge across broad areas of theology and depth in particular areas of interest. It develops research and communication skills, and prepares graduates for further theological study. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

The Bachelor of Theology consists of 432 points comprised of:
a) 72 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 18 points in each Testament;
b) 36 points in the discipline of Church History;
c) 72 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology;
d) 36 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry); and
e) A further 216 points.
Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology:
f) must not include more than 216 points at level 1; and
g) must include at least 108 points at level 3 including 36 points at level 3 in either a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) or in the discipline of Systematic Theology.

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  • DurationThree years full-time or nine years part-time
  • Structure24 standard undergraduate units
  • Fees$1,584 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2019 close on Friday 15 February 2019. Admissions for second semester 2019 close on Friday 19 July 2019.

The Bachelor of Theology is an AQF Level 7 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 011489A)

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology
- have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in at least one area.
- can articulate the knowledge they have acquired to generate insights and communicate them through clear reasoned argument.
- are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture.
- have a theologically informed basis for engagement and service in community and world.

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Application for the Bachelor of Theology is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 3 9847 5432 and by email at registrar@ebc.edu.au

Semester 1

  • BA2724B Pentateuch

  • BA3724B Pentateuch

  • BN1301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN1701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN2144B Lukan Literature

  • BN2744B Lukan Literature

  • BN3144B Lukan Literature

  • BN3744B Lukan Literature

  • CH2725B Christianity in Australian History

  • CH3725B Christianity in Australian History

  • CT1701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT1722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT2293B Reformation Theology

  • CT2296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT2297B The Triune God

  • CT2796B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT2797B The Triune God

  • CT3293B Reformation Theology

  • CT3296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT3297B The Triune God

  • CT3796B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT3797B The Triune God

  • DA1106B Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

  • DA2106B Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

  • DL1198B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM1113B Mission Foundations

  • DM1713B Mission Foundations

  • DP1304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP1704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP3145B Developing and Leading Healthy Team Work in Ministry

  • DP3746B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DS2127B Insights from the Ages: Spirituality, Mission and Leadership

  • DS2727B Insights from the Ages: Spirituality, Mission and Leadership

  • DS3127B Insights from the Ages: Spirituality, Mission and Leadership

  • DS3727B Insights from the Ages: Spirituality, Mission and Leadership

Semester 2

  • AL1009T New Testament Greek A

  • BA1391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA1791B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA2143B Theologies of the Hebrew Bible

  • BA2743B Theologies of the Hebrew Bible

  • BA3143B Theologies of the Hebrew Bible

  • BA3743B Theologies of the Hebrew Bible

  • BN2302B The Gospels and Mission

  • BN2702B The Gospels and Mission

  • BN3302B The Gospels and Mission

  • BN3398B Picturing and Proclaiming the New Testament

  • BN3702B The Gospels and Mission

  • BN3798B Picturing and Proclaiming the New Testament

  • CT1301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT2126B Christ and Salvation

  • CT2726B Christ and Salvation

  • CT3126B Christ and Salvation

  • CT3726B Christ and Salvation

  • DA1108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DA2108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DA2193B Social and Community Services 1

  • DA2793B Social and Community Services 1

  • DA3193B Social and Community Services 1

  • DA3793B Social and Community Services 1

  • DL1798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM2117B Globalisation, Spirituality and Justice

  • DM2717B Globalisation, Spirituality and Justice

  • DM2718B Mission in an Ethnically and Culturally Diverse Australia

  • DM3117B Globalisation, Spirituality and Justice

  • DM3717B Globalisation, Spirituality and Justice

  • DM3718B Mission in an Ethnically and Culturally Diverse Australia

  • DP2195B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP2303B Children's Ministry

  • DP2703B Children's Ministry

  • DP2795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP3146B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DP3195B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP3303B Children's Ministry

  • DP3703B Children's Ministry

  • DP3795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DS1193B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

  • DS1793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: Full Year

  • DA2121B Supervised Theological Field Education

  • DA3121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates have access to a range of postgraduate courses at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters levels.

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