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Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies

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

BASIAPS
  • Length 3 years full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
Australia is increasingly looking to Asia - strategically, economically, politically, and culturally - and all eyes are on the graduates of tomorrow to take us there. Will you be ready to lead us into the Asian Century?
 
With a Bachelor of Asia Pacific 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 the best way to study Asia is by going there. Experience complete cultural immersion with a program of overseas study. After all, there's no reason your degree can't also be the adventure of a lifetime.

Career Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Asia Pacific Studies find employment in marketing, international trade, banking and finance, teaching, tourism, translation, as well as all areas of federal, state and overseas government departments with policy and operational interests in Asia and the Pacific.

Combining your Bachelor of Asia Pacific studies with a vocationally-oriented qualification such as economics, education, international relations, or law, will open up even more career opportunities.

You will also be equipped with transferable world-class skills in critical analysis, research and communication valued by employers across all fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies, graduates will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate in one of the languages of the region (graduates' language ability will vary, depending on their level of graduation). 
  • Evaluate the  theories, factual content and research approaches relevant to one of the countries, sub-regions or thematic issues within the Asia-Pacific region. 
  • Identify relevant regional and international literature relevant to one of the countries, sub-regions or thematic issues within the Asia-Pacific region. 
  • Determine the processes through which current knowledge about the Asia-Pacific region has been developed. 

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 or Graduate Certificate; 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
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission pathways.

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

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
29

Domestic applicant entry requirements

From 2010, the UAI/ENTER/TER will be referred to as ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for admission. See http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar/ for further information.

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI 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.

Prerequisites

None, but there may be prerequisites or levels of assumed knowledge for certain individual subjects.

 

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific offers Bonus Points towards university entry scores for all students who successfully complete foreign language studies during Year 12 and who apply to study a single undergraduate degree taught by the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific.

Applicants may be eligible for five bonus points for successful study at Year 11 and 12 of an Asian or Pacific Language and up to two bonus points for any other language. Please refer to the College website for more details.

Bonus Points

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.  Please note that Bonus Points do not apply to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program.

Bonus points are applied to all 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.

Bonus points to do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/eas for more information.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Asia-Pacific 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 include:

Either:

48 units from completion of one of the following Asia-Pacific language majors:

Arabic Language Major

Chinese Language Major

French Language and Culture Major

Hindi Language Major

Indonesian Language Major

Japanese Language Major

Korean Language Major

Sanskrit Language Major

Spanish Language and Culture Major

Thai Language Major

Urdu Language Major

Vietnamese Language Major

 

24 units from completion of one of the following contextual minors:

Applied Japanese Linguistics Minor

Asian History Minor

Asia-Pacific Politics Minor

Asia-Pacific Security Studies Minor

Chinese Studies Minor

Indonesian Studies Minor

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Minor

Japanese Linguistics Minor Japanese Studies Minor

Literatures of Asia Minor

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Minor

Northeast Asian Studies Minor

Pacific Studies Minor

Peace, Conflict and War Studies Minor

South Asian Studies Minor

Southeast Asian Studies Minor

 

 

24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

 

Or:

48 units from completion of one of the following contextual majors:

Asian Art History Major

Asian History Major

Asia-Pacific Politics Major

Asia-Pacific Security Studies Major

Chinese Studies Major

Indonesian Studies Major

Japanese Linguistics Major

Japanese Studies Major

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Major

Northeast Asian Studies Major

Pacific Studies Major

Peace, Conflict and War Studies Major

South Asian Studies Major

Southeast Asian Studies Major

 

24 units from completion of one of the following Asia-Pacific language minors:

Arabic Language Minor

Chinese Language Minor

Classical Chinese Minor

French Language and Culture Minor

Hindi Language Minor

Indonesian Language Minor

Japanese Language Minor

Korean Language Minor

Sanskrit Language Minor

Spanish Language and Culture Minor

Thai Language Minor

Urdu Language Minor

Vietnamese Language Minor

 

24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

 

Or:

48 units from completion of one of the following Asia-Pacific language majors:

Arabic Language Major

Chinese Language Major

French Language and Culture Major

Hindi Language Major

Indonesian Language Major

Japanese Language Major

Korean Language Major

Sanskrit Language Major

Spanish Language and Culture Major

Thai Language Major

Urdu Language Major

Vietnamese Language Major

 

48 units from completion of one of the following contextual majors:

Asian Art History Major

Asian History Major

Asia-Pacific Politics Major

Asia-Pacific Security Studies Major

Chinese Studies Major

Indonesian Studies Major

Japanese Linguistics Major

Japanese Studies Major

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Major

Northeast Asian Studies Major

Pacific Studies Major

Peace, Conflict and War Studies Major

South Asian Studies Major

Southeast Asian Studies Major

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 major,  minor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Major 1 1000 level course 6 units Major 2 1000 level course 6 units Elective 1000 level course 6 units Elective 1000 level course 6 units
Major 1 1000 level course 6 units Major 2 1000 level course 6 units Elective 1000 level course 6 units Elective 1000 level course 6 units
Year 2 48 units Major 1 2000 or 3000 level 6 units Major 2 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 2 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units
Major 1 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 2 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 2 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units
Year 3 48 units Major 1 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 1 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 2 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units
Major 1 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 1 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 2 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units

Honours

For more details on Honours please visit the College website.

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$25,983.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility 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.

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