Undergraduate degree

Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar)

The Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar) offers real world experience through exposure to international environments. Apply today.

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Key facts

ATAR

Burwood: N/A
Waurn Ponds: N/A
Clearly-in ATAR 2017

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Course information

This interdisciplinary course is designed for high achieving students who want to combine study and travel and proactively build a global career from the very start of their studies. Students will develop intercultural competencies, transversal skills and gain important skills of analysis, critical thinking and reflection, all of which are essential for effective personal and professional operation in international environments. 

The course follows the same unit structure as the existing Bachelor of International Studies (A326) of 6 core units, a choice of a major sequence, second major, minor or elective study options, but requires a higher level of international activity and engagement: students must complete at least 4 credit points of international experience, which is supported through the award of a $3000 scholarship*. Students must maintain a Distinction average and have Course Director approval for the proposed international experience. The extended 4 credit point minimum for the international experience requirement and mandatory completion of an internship and Global Citizenship Program will significantly enhance students’ study experience and help ensure that they are in the strongest possible position to pursue their chosen career path after graduation 

*quotas apply per intake

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Course structure

Student must successfully complete 24 credit points of study including:

  • 6 core units
  • An approved major sequence of at least 8 credit points selected from Anthropology, Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, International Relations, Language and Culture Studies, Middle East Studies, Politics and Policy Studies or Spanish
  • A second approved Arts major sequence of at least 8 credit points, or approved Arts minor sequence of at least 4 credit points
  • No more than 10 credit points at level 1
  • No more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education
  • A minimum of 4 credit points at level 3
  • At least 4 credit points of international experience, which must include either AIS331 International Internship B (4 credit points) or AIS330 International Internship A (2 credit points), with additional credit points selected from the list of approved international experiences below:

- trimester of study at an overseas university exchange partner
- in-country language program (in Chinese, Indonesian or Arabic)
- approved study abroad program or approved study tour (AIS203), (AIR292) or other
- approved onshore internship with an international organisation (available for (AIS330) only)
- 2 credit points of consecutive language units other than an in-country language program (AIB151 & AIB152; AIB251 & AIB252; AIC181 & AIC182; AIC281 & AIC282; AIC283 & AIC284; AIF146 & AIF142; AIF241 & AIF242; AIF341 & AIF342; AIF145; ALS100 & ALS150; ALS200 & ALS250) can be taken to achieve one credit point of the international experience requirement

Core units

  • Intercultural Communication AIS101
  • Professional Writing for Work AIX117
  • International Studies @ Work AIS201
  • Global Capitalism and Power AIR200
  • Gender, Globalisation and Development AIS204
  • International Studies Capstone Portfolio AIS303
  • International Experience

    All students must complete at least 4 credit points of international experience, which must include either AIS331 International Internship B (4 credit points) or AIS330 International Internship A (2 credit points) with additional credit points selected from the list of approved international experiences below:

    • trimester of study at an overseas university exchange partner
    • in-country language program (in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish)
    • approved study abroad program or approved study tour (AIS203, AIR292, AIE365 or other)
    • approved onshore internship with an international organisation (available for AIS330 only). 
    • 2 credit points of consecutive language units other than an in-country language program can be taken to achieve one credit point of the international experience requirement

    Further information on international experience options and previous students' experiences is available at: Work Integrated Learning

    Further information about AIS330 International Internship A and AIS331 International Internship B, including application and approval process and funding is available at: Work Integrated Learning

    For further information regarding the in-country language programs, refer to the major sequences in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, and Spanish. 

    Major Sequences

    Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

    Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar)
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    A306
    CRICOS code
    092876G
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry for school leavers will be based on a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 80 or equivalent in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL.

    Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au

    Entry for non-school leavers will be based on achieving an equivalent standard of achievement of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 80 in:

    • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
    • a Diploma in any discipline OR
    • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent including relevant work or life experience

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    There is a quota for global scholar places each intake and applicants must achieve the minimum entry requirements to be eligible to apply, and must maintain a Distinction average and have Course Director approval for the proposed international experience with scholarship support. Applicants who do not achieve a global scholar place may apply for admission to the Bachelor of International Studies (A326) subject to meeting minimum entry requirements

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Not applicable
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
    $6,875 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    The Australian Government recently announced proposed increases to tuition fees for students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).  It is proposed that CSP fees will increase by 1.8% in 2018 and continue to rise to a total of 7.5% by 2021. The fee rates for 2018 will be available later in the year once the Government has confirmed the 2018 student contribution rates.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    As a graduate of this course you will have the skills and experience necessary for a range of positions in the public sector including areas of diplomacy, defence, immigration, education, finance, communications, trade and aid; large corporations and small or medium sized businesses with an international orientation; and non-government organisations with regional and global links.

    For more information go to DeakinTALENT

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Review, analyse and apply key concepts in International Studies relating to international politics and society, globalization and development, intercultural competency, global citizenship, and professional development with reference to one or more Social Science disciplinary perspectives and appropriate theories and technical knowledge.

    Communication

    Effectively communicate ideas, arguments and analyses of cross-cultural communication, knowledge and skill transferability, personal and professional development and diverse organisational contexts in a selection of written, digital and oral formats to a range of audiences including practitioners working in the area of International Studies.

    Digital literacy

    Employ a range of digital technologies and platforms appropriately to conduct research, engage in discussion and debate, document personal and professional skills and attributes, communicate effectively with and deliver reports and presentations to a diverse range of audiences within and outside the field of International Studies.

    Critical thinking

    Analyse and critically evaluate conceptual and theoretical approaches to issues of international politics and society, intercultural competency, global citizenship, and professional development in the context of an increasingly complex globalized world that requires appreciation of local, national, regional and international dynamics and their interactions.

    Problem solving

    Employ initiative and creativity in conjunction with appropriate Social Science methods of research and analysis including self-reflection to systematically investigate and generate context-sensitive and pragmatic solutions to complex real-world problems pertaining to cross-cultural communication, knowledge transferability, personal and professional development and diverse organisational contexts.

    Self-management

    Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility, accountability and a sustained and ongoing commitment to learning and skill development as a reflective practitioner in the area of International Studies and its communities of practice and scholarship.

    Teamwork

    Work and learn collaboratively with others in the field of International Studies and from other disciplines and backgrounds while still maintaining responsibility for their own learning.

    Global citizenship

    Analyse and respond appropriately to issues of cross-cultural communication and the transferability of knowledge and skills in different geographic, knowledge and organisational contexts as a reflective scholar and practitioner, taking into consideration cultural and socio-economic diversity, social and environmental responsibility and adherence to professional and academic ethical standards.

    Approved by Faculty Board June 2016

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    If you studied Year 12 in 2017 or you're applying for more than one course offered through VTAC, your application must be made via VTAC.

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you're only applying for one course.

    Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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    How to apply

    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

    Entry pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

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    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

    Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    Tel 03 5227 1359

    Burwood (Melbourne) 
    Tel 03 9246 8100

    Cloud (online) 
    Tel 03 5227 1359

    Email: artsed@deakin.edu.au

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