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Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Support Office.
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 or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$5,900* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Division of Student Administration (DSA)
|CRICOS course code||075375D|
|VTAC Codes||14031 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
14131 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - off campus, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
15311 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||A326|
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:
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.
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent. Prerequisites are Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English.
The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants. Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/applications-enrolments/index.php
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.
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 (Credit Transfer) Search which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.