single degree

Bachelor of Asian Studies

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

BAS
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Language and Literature
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Language and Literature

Australia is increasingly looking to Asia - strategically, economically, politically, and culturally - and all eyes are on the graduates of tomorrow to take us there. Watch our video to find out how this degree will prepare you for a successful career in the Asian Century.

With a Bachelor of Asian Studies you will master an Asian language, acquire in-depth contextual knowledge, and graduate with the kind of Asian literacy that gets you noticed by employers.

And if you love adventure, we offer you a variety of study opportunities in the region so you can experience Asia first hand. Plus we’ll provide you with funding to help get you there.

Bachelor of Asian Studies

 

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

In today’s globalised world success for business, government and international organisations depends heavily on strong relationships with Asia. This means that employers across the globe now actively recruit graduates who can demonstrate a deep understanding of the region.

From the “Kitchen Ninja” on TV to Human Rights Lawyer, the global skills our students develop  mean our graduates are found all over the world in exciting and challenging jobs across many fields including international relations or trade, development, government and policy, banking and finance, tourism, media, education, information technology, communications, journalism, aid, marketing and many other fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Asian Studies, graduates will be able to:

  1. Engage with Asia linguistically and culturally as a basis for independent lifelong learning from Asia and with Asia.
  2. Use concepts and methods from the humanities and social sciences to develop, review, analyse and synthesise knowledge about Asia, its regions, and its place in the world.
  3. Use engagement with Asia’s diversity as a basis for critically reflecting on concepts, methods and knowledge in the humanities and social sciences.
  4. Communicate knowledge of Asia to diverse audiences using academic and applied styles, in both English and an Asian language.
  5. Exercise critical thinking and judgment in identifying and solving problems, individually and in groups.

Further Information

http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/students/undergrad/asian-studies#.VEBTAVcjOPU

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

More information about ATAR requirements for individual programs can be found HERE.

The National Register of higher education providers is an authoritative source of information that will help you confirm your institution of choice is registered to deliver higher education in Australia.

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website is HERE. Based on surveys done by thousands of students across Australia you can find out about universities that interest you, doing side-by-side comparisons.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on an ATAR equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
28

Bonus Points

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded. Academic bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Visit the ANU Bonus Points website for futher information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$35,904.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Asian Studies requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 

The 144 units must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ASIA1025 Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change

ASIA1030 Asia and the Pacific in Motion

 

12 units from the completion of discipline courses from the following list:

ASIA2065 Comparative Politics (Asia Pacific)

ASIA2067 Economies of Emerging Asia

ASIA2301 Prehistoric Origins: Archaeology of Asia and the Pacific

ASIA2302 Culture and Modernity in Asia: Anthropological Perspectives

ASIA2304 What is Literature? Asian Perspectives

ASIA2307 History of Empire in Asia

ASIA2308 Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA2311 Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific

INTR2010 International Relations in the Asia-Pacific

STST2001 International Security issues in the Asia Pacific

 

24 units from completion of language courses from one of the following lists:

Arabic Language

ARAB1002 Introductory Arabic A

ARAB1003 Introductory Arabic B

ARAB2011 Intermediate Arabic A

ARAB2012 Intermediate Arabic B

ARAB3001 Advanced Arabic A

ARAB3002 Advanced Arabic B

 

Burmese Language

BURM1002 Burmese 1

BURM1003 Burmese 2

BURM2001 Burmese 3

BURM2002 Burmese 4

 

Chinese Language

CHIN1012 Modern Chinese 1A: Spoken Chinese

CHIN1013 Modern Chinese 1B: Written Chinese

CHIN2022 Modern Chinese 2A: Spoken Chinese

CHIN2023 Modern Chinese 2B: Written Chinese

CHIN3020 Modern Chinese 3

CHIN3021 Modern Chinese 4

CHIN3022 Modern Chinese 5

CHIN3023 Modern Chinese 6

CHIN3024 Modern Chinese 7

CHIN3025 Modern Chinese 8

CHIN3041 Case Studies in Translation: Chinese/English

CHIN3211 Advanced Readings in Chinese A

CHIN3212 Advanced Readings in Chinese B

CHIN3216 Chinese-English Interpreting

 

French Language and Culture

FREN1003 Introductory French I

FREN1004 Introductory French II

FREN2024 Continuing French I

FREN2025 Continuing French II

FREN3006 Intermediate French I

FREN3007 Intermediate French II

FREN3008 Advanced French Topics

FREN3107 Current Affairs and the French Press (Advanced)

 

Hindi Language

HIND1100 Hindi 1A

HIND1200 Hindi 1B

HIND2300 Hindi 2A

HIND2400 Hindi 2B

HIND3500 Hindi 3A

HIND3600 Hindi 3B

 

Indonesian Language

INDN1002 Indonesian 1A

INDN1003 Indonesian 1B

INDN2002 Indonesian 2A

INDN2003 Indonesian 2B

INDN3002 Indonesian 3A

INDN3003 Indonesian 3B

 

Japanese Language

JPNS1012 Spoken Japanese 1

JPNS1013 Spoken Japanese 2

JPNS1014 Written Japanese A

JPNS1015 Written Japanese B

JPNS2012 Spoken Japanese 3

JPNS2013 Spoken Japanese 4

JPNS2014 Written Japanese C

JPNS2015 Written Japanese D

JPNS3005 Advanced Japanese: Issues in Contemporary Japan

JPNS3006 Advanced Japanese: Language in Context

JPNS3007 Advanced Japanese: Readings in Culture and Society

JPNS3008 Advanced Japanese: Readings in Literature

JPNS3023 Advanced Readings in Japanese History

JPNS3024 Advanced Readings in Japanese Law

 

Korean Language

KORE1020 Modern Korean 1

KORE1021 Modern Korean 2

KORE2521 Modern Korean 3

KORE2522 Modern Korean 4

KORE3012 Modern Korean 5

KORE3013 Modern Korean 6

 

Literary Chinese Language

CHIN3030 Literary Chinese 1

CHIN3031 Literary Chinese 2

CHIN3015 Advanced Literary Chinese

 

Mongolian Language

MNGL1002 Mongolian 1A

MNGL1003 Mongolian 1B

MNGL2002 Mongolian 2A

MNGL2003 Mongolian 2B

 

Portuguese Language

PORT1001 Introductory Portuguese I

PORT1002 Introductory Portuguese II

PORT2001 Continuing Portuguese I

PORT2002 Continuing Portuguese II

 

Sanskrit Language

SKRT1002 Sanskrit 1A

SKRT1003 Sanskrit 1B

SKRT2103 Sanskrit 2A

SKRT2104 Sanskrit 2B

SKRT2105 Sanskrit 3A

SKRT2106 Sanskrit 3B

 

Spanish Language

SPAN1001 Introduction to Spanish I

SPAN1002 Introduction to Spanish II

SPAN2001 Continuing Spanish I

SPAN2002 Continuing Spanish II

SPAN3001 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN3012 Intermediate Spanish II (Language and Culture)

SPAN3022 Intermediate Spanish II (Language and Linguistics)

 

Tetum Language

TETM1002 Tetum 1

TETM1003 Tetum 2

TETM2004 Tetum 3

TETM2005 Tetum 4

 

Thai Language

THAI1002 Thai 1A

THAI1003 Thai 1B

THAI2002 Thai 2A

THAI2003 Thai 2B

THAI3002 Thai 3A

THAI3008 Advanced Readings in Thai Language and Culture

 

Vietnamese Language

VIET1002 Vietnamese 1A

VIET1003 Vietnamese 1B

VIET2002 Vietnamese 2A

VIET2003 Vietnamese 2B

VIET3002 Vietnamese 3A

VIET3003 Vietnamese 3B

 

48 units from completion of majors, minors and courses offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

 

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Majors

Minors

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ASIA1025 Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change 6 units Language course BAS Elective Elective
ASIA1030 Asia and the Pacific in Motion 6 units Language course BAS Elective Elective
Year 2 48 units Discipline course Language course BAS Elective Elective
Discipline course Language course BAS Elective Elective
Year 3 48 units BAS Elective BAS Elective Elective Elective
BAS Elective BAS Elective Elective Elective

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A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Australia is increasingly looking to Asia - strategically, economically, politically, and culturally - and all eyes are on the graduates of tomorrow to take us there. Watch our video to find out how this degree will prepare you for a successful career in the Asian Century.

With a Bachelor of Asian Studies you will master an Asian language, acquire in-depth contextual knowledge, and graduate with the kind of Asian literacy that gets you noticed by employers.

 And if you love adventure, we offer you a variety of study opportunities in the region so you can experience Asia first hand. Plus we'll provide you with funding to help get you there.


Single degree

This degree requires the completion of 144 units, comprising of:

A maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
12 units of compulsory courses (ASIA1025 and ASIA1030)
24 units from the designated language core courses
12 units of discipline core courses
48 units from the completion of majors, minors and courses offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

48 units from the completion of elective courses offered by the ANU

Double degree

This degree requires the completion of 96 units, comprising of:
A maximum of 36 units of 1000 level courses
12 units of compulsory courses
24 units from the designated language core courses
12 units of discipline core courses
24 units from the completion of majors, minors and courses offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
24 units of elective courses offered by the ANU

Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ASIA1234.

You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester. You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year. You need to enrol in courses to meet the requirements of the program, including ASIA1025, ASIA1030, courses for the language requirement and electives. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree program.

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

While you only need to enrol in courses to complete the requirements of your degree, you can use your core and compulsory courses to enrol in 1000-level courses for a major or minor. That way you keep your options open. Once you've selected courses for a major, and/or a minor or second major, you should choose electives to make up the balance of your courses.

Electives

While you only need to enrol in courses to complete the requirements of your degree, you can use your elective courses to enrol in 1000-level courses for a major or minor. That way you keep your options open. Once you've selected courses for a major, and/or a minor or second major, you should choose electives to make up the balance of your courses.
To find 1000-level courses, search Programs and Courses. Remember you can choose up to 8 courses from another ANU College at the University if you are undertaking the single Bachelor of Asian Studies program.

Study Options

Bachelor of Asian Studies Single Degree Study Plan

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ASIA1025 Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change 6 units Language Course 6 units Elective 6 units Elective 6 units
ASIA1030 Asia and the Pacific in Motion 6 units Language Course 6 units Elective 6 units Elective 6 units

Bachelor of Asian Studies Double Degree Study Plan

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ASIA1025 Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change 6 units Language Course 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units
ASIA1030 Asia and the Pacific in Motion 6 units Language Course 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact Student Centre, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific at cap.student@anu.edu.au

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