Bachelor of International Studies

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of International Studies
Campus
Cloud CampusNo
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code075375D
Deakin course codeA326

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 (AIS202), (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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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 (AIS202), (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

AIR234Order and Justice in World Politics

At least one of –

AIP230Understanding Public Policy

ASC250Contemporary Social Research

Level 3

AIS302Developed and Developing Worlds

For students who commenced in 2012 or 2013:

Core units

AIS101Intercultural Communication

AIX117Professional Writing for Work

AIS201International Studies @ Work

AIS302Developed and Developing Worlds