single degree

Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security

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

BAPSS
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security 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:

48 units from completion of the Asia-Pacific Security Studies major.

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

Arabic Language Minor

Chinese Language Minor

French Language Minor

Hindi Language Minor

Indonesian Language Minor

Japanese Language Minor

Korean Language Minor

Sanskrit Language Minor

Spanish Language Minor

Thai Language Minor

Urdu Language Minor

Vietnamese Language Minor

72 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 STST1001 Introduction to Asia-Pacific Security 6 units Language Minor 1000 level course 6 units Elective 1000 level course 6 units Elective 1000 level course 6 units
STST1002 Tides of Conflict in the Asia-Pacific 6 units Language Minor 1000 level course 6 units Elective 1000 level course 6 units Elective 1000 level course 6 units
Year 2 48 units STST2001 International Security issues in the Asia Pacific 6 units Language Minor 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units
STST2002 Internal security issues in the Asia-Pacific 6 units Language Minor 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units
Year 3 48 units STST3001 Transnational security issues in the Asia-Pacific 6 units Asia-Pacific Security Studies Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units
STST3002 Australia's Security in the Asian Century 6 units Asia-Pacific Security Studies Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis, taking into account all relevant academic qualifications. If you hold more than one qualification, admission will be based on your overall record. Tertiary qualifications are generally weighted more heavily than secondary. If you have completed an approved tertiary preparation course or alternative entry scheme, you will be assessed on the results of that scheme alone, unless you have undertaken subsequent study.

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.

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.

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
29

Prerequisites

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

Adjustment Factors

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 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.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

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

Do you see yourself shaping Australia’s foreign policy decisions? Or working with elite international organisations in Asia and the Pacific? The Bachelor of Asia Pacific Security can get you there.

This unique, highly-regarded degree offers everything you need to launch your career: expertise in regional security issues, Asian-language fluency, hands-on activities like “war games”, overseas study opportunities, and access to a network of internationally-renowned practitioners.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Asia Pacific Security find employment in government departments such as DFAT and Defence, government agencies such as ASIO and the AFP, multilateral bodies such as the UN, and private international security businesses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in Asia-Pacific Security Studies, graduates will have developed specific knowledge of Asia-Pacific Security and a range of transferrable skills that will prepare them for work or further study.

Asia-Pacific Security knowledge

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the historical and contemporary dimensions of international, internal and transnational security in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Identify and explain the key concepts, ideas and principal actors in Asia-Pacific security.
  • Analyse the key challenges facing Australian security and defence policy in the ‘Asian Century’.
  • Evaluate the major theoretical frameworks for understanding the complexities of the security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Reflect critically on the principal factors that determine the security policies of Australia and the major Asia-Pacific powers.

Transferrable skills

Students will be able to:

  • Employ communication and presentation skills (oral, written and electronic).
  • Demonstrate teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Exhibit the ability to write for both academic and professional audiences.
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