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  • Length 3 years full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Mode of delivery
    • Internal

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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

Three years full time (144 units)
Four Courses per semester
A maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
12 units of compulsory courses
24 units from the designated language core courses
12 units of discipline core courses
6 units of regional core courses
6 units of 3000 level ASIA coded courses
12 units of additional courses from any of the above mentioned lists
72 units of elective courses from the College of Asia and the Pacific and/or from another ANU College

Double degree

This degree requires 96 units
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
6 units of regional core courses
6 units of 3000 level ASIA coded courses
12 units of additional courses from any of the above mentioned lists
24 units of elective courses from the College of Asia and the Pacific and/or from another ANU College

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, use the catalogue finder. 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 Culture and Society in Asia 6 units Language Course 6 units Elective 6 units Elective 6 units
ASIA1030 Lives in Motion: The Politics of Culture and Everyday Experience in Postcolonial Asia 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 Culture and Society in Asia 6 units Language Course 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units
ASIA1030 Lives in Motion: The Politics of Culture and Everyday Experience in Postcolonial Asia 6 units Language Course 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units
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