Bachelor of International Studies

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of International Studies
Campus
Cloud (online)No
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

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$6,332Not applicable$23,480

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

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

Core units 

AIS101Intercultural Communication

AIX117Professional Writing for Work

AIS201International Studies @ Work

AIS302Developed and Developing Worlds

International Relations major sequence

(Unit set code MJ-A000018)

Level 1

AIR108International Relations

AIR120Australia and the World

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 and Themes in Middle East Politics

AIR205The Rise of China

AIR234Order and Justice in World Politics

AIR236Controversies in Global Capitalism

AIR242Theories of International Relations (Core unit)

AIR243International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

AIR244Conflict, Security and Terrorism

AIR292Study Tour: America and the International System

AIS202Study Tour: International and Intercultural Studies

AIS203Study Tour: Japanese Politics, Society and Culture

 Level 3

AIR345American Foreign Policy

AIR348Beyond Borders: Transnational Activism in World Politics

AIR349Transnational Diplomacy and Policy

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