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B = Melbourne Burwood Campus
G = Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
S = Geelong Waterfront Campus
W =Warrnambool Campus
X = Off campus
|Award granted||Bachelor of International Studies|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$19,410* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||075375D|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A326|
|VTAC Codes||1400314033 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514033 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
New course version commenced 2012.
The Bachelor of International Studies is a course for students seeking an international orientation, with a commitment to a period of study at an overseas university, internship at an international organisation or participation in an in-country language program.
You will learn a range of skills in analysis and interpretation of the international forces shaping government, business and community life in contemporary Australia. You will also develop a systematic understanding of other countries and societies, as well as cross-cultural competencies, through an internationally oriented curriculum.
You can study major sequences in areas of Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, International Relations, Middle East Studies and Politics and Policy Studies.
As part of the course you are required to successfully take part in one of the following international study experiences:
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as an on-campus unit and can, in addition enrol in online or off-campus units. Best practice is to enrol in mostly on-campus units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study online and off-campus units only. Note that online and off-campus units can make up no more than 25% of a total study load.
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.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of International Studies, a student must successfully complete 24 credit points of study including a major or a sub-major in international relations, an international study experience, and other requirements as follows.
For students commencing from 2012:
other requirements as follows:
(i) A major is a group of related units amounting to eight credit points, from a recognised major sequence.
(ii) A sub-major is a group of related units taken over two levels, amounting to four credit points, from a recognised major sequence.
(iii) A sub-major in Language and Cultural Studies - students need to undertake two language units and two contextual units. Contact Student Support for further information.
(iv) Students in a combined International Studies course (D338 BIS/B Commerce, or D323 B Laws/BIS) should note that within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of International Studies they must complete 4 credit points of core units, an 8-credit-point major sequence and an approved international study experience (2 to 4 credit points). It is envisaged that students would complete the overseas experience in the third or fourth year of their course.
International Relations (B, G, X)
Language and Culture Studies (B, G, X)
Middle East Studies (B, G, X)
Politics and Policy Studies (B, G, X)
For students commencing from 2012:
|ALW117||Writing for Professional Practice|
|AIS201||International Studies @ Work|
|AIS302||Developed and Developing Worlds|
(unit set code MJ-A000018)
Students are required to complete either a major (8 credit points) or a sub-major (4 credit points) in International Relations from the units listed below.
|AIR120||Australia and the World|
Select a further 6 credit points, ensuring at least 2 credit points are undertaken at level 2 and 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:
|AIE255||Middle East Politics|
|AIR205||The Rise of China|
|AIR236||Global Capitalism and its Discontent *|
|AIR245||American Foreign Policy|
|AIR225||Global Environmental Politics **|
|AIR234||Order and Justice in World Politics|
|AIR243||International Relations of the Asia-Pacific|
|AIR244||Conflict, Security and Terrorism|
|AIR347||Crises and Risk in International Relations|
|AIR342||Theories of International Relations|
* AIR236 is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching). AIR236 also offered in trimester 3.
** AIR225 is not offered 2013, re-offered 2014.
Students are expected to take part successfully in one of the following international study experiences:
Further information on the international student experience and on previous students' overseas internships is available at: www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/internships/bis/map/
Students who participate in an internship will enrol in one of the following units after internship proposal is approved:
Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3
|AIS330||International Internship A (2 credit points)|
|AIS331||International Internship B (4 credit points)|
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines. Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives. Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives. There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.
On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career. Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision. Further honours information.
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning (Credit Transfer) Search which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.