Bachelor of International Studies

Course summary for current students

Year2018 course information
Award granted Bachelor of International Studies
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code075375D
Deakin course codeA326

Offered to continuing students only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

As part of the course you are required to successfully complete at least 2 credit points of international experience, selected from one or more of the following:

  • trimester of study at an overseas university exchange partner
  • international internship (AIS330)or (AIS331)
  • 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; AIC 283 & AIC284; AIF146 & AIF 142; AIF 241 & AIF242; AIF341 & AIF342; AIF145; ALS100 & ALS150; ALS200 & ALS250) can be taken to achieve one credit point of the international experience requirement

Read more about student experiences on internship at www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/internships/bis/map/ and http://deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/courses/intstud.php

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of International Studies, a student must successfully complete 24 credit points of study including:

  • 4 core units 

And either

  • A major sequence of 8 credit points in international relations plus 4 credit points from one of the major sequences listed below taken over 2 levels

Or

  • A major sequence of 8 credit points from one of the major sequences listed below plus 4 credit points of international relations units taken over 2 levels

Plus

  • At least 2 credit points of international experience, selected from one or more of the following:
    • trimester of study at an overseas university exchange partner
    • international internship (AIS330) or (AIS331)
    • 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)
  • no more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education

Notes:

(i) If the 4 cp is taken in Language and Cultural Studies - students need to undertake two language units and two contextual units.

(ii) 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 at least 2 credit points of international experience.

(iii) It is envisaged that students would complete the international experience in the third or fourth year of their course.

Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Anthropology
Arabic
Chinese
Indonesian
International Relations
Language and Culture Studies
Middle East Studies
Politics and Policy Studies
Spanish

Course structure

For students who commence from 2014:

Core units (6 credit points)

Level 1

AIS101Intercultural Communication

AIX117Professional Writing for Work

Level 2

AIS201International Studies @ Work

AIR234 Order and Justice in World Politics (No longer available for enrolment)

At least one of –

AIP230Understanding Public Policy

ASC250Contemporary Social Research

Level 3

AIS302 Developed and Developing Worlds (No longer available for enrolment)

For students who commenced in 2012 or 2013:

Core units

AIS101Intercultural Communication

AIX117Professional Writing for Work

AIS201International Studies @ Work

AIS302 Developed and Developing Worlds (No longer available for enrolment)

International Relations major sequence

(Unit set code MJ-A000018)

Level 1

AIR108 & AIR120 - No longer available for enrolment. Students to select:

AIR101World in Crisis

AIR102War, Terrorism and Humanitarian Responses

All students must take AIR242 plus a further 5 credit points, ensuring at least 2 credit points are undertaken at level 2 and 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Level 2

AIE255Issues in Middle East Politics

AIR200Global Capitalism and Power

AIR201Foreign Policy in Action

AIR202Australia and the Changing Asia-Pacific

AIR204Great Power Relations
 

AIR242Key Concepts in International Relations (Core unit)

AIR243 International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (No longer available for enrolment)

AIR244 Conflict, Security and Terrorism (No longer available for enrolment)

AIR292Study Tour: America and the International System

AIS203Immersion Program: Japanese Politics, Society and Culture

AIR205 The Rise of China (No longer available for enrolment)

AIR234 Order and Justice in World Politics (No longer available for enrolment)

AIR236 Controversies in Global Capitalism (No longer available for enrolment)

Level 3

AIR348Activists Beyond Borders

AIR349Diplomacy and the United Nations

AIR345 American Foreign Policy (No longer available for enrolment)