single degree

Bachelor of Archaeological Practice

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

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

Archaeology unlocks the mysteries of humanity’s past. Archaeologists discover and excavate archaeological sites and interpret the material recovered from them.

Our well-regarded degree is specifically designed to prepare you for a successful career in archaeology, either as a researcher or heritage consultant.

You will be trained in methods of archaeological investigation and develop both applied and technical skills involving fieldwork and analysis.

Throughout the ANU Bachelor of Archaeological Practice you will undertake fieldwork to real excavation and archaeological sites, as well as having exciting opportunities to participate in local or international internships.

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

The technical and analytical skills learned through this program provide highly practical knowledge, skills and training in the methods of archaeological investigation. Graduates may find work in Commonwealth heritage agencies, national parks, mining companies, as independent consultants, advisors to Aboriginal Land councils and many other fields.

Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of this program enables students to:

  • Undertake archaeological fieldwork using different techniques and approaches to locate, map, record, collect and excavate archaeological materials by determining the conditions in which those techniques and approaches are optimal.
  • Critically analyse archaeological materials. This includes the examination of human remains, artefacts, archaeo-fauna and archaeo-flora, archaeological sediments and other materials.
  • Apply interpretative approaches and skills including archaeological theory and quantitative analysis.
  • Design research frameworks and practise their application.
  • Reconstruct archaeological sequences and culture histories, and environmental archaeology.
  • Identify aspects of archaeological interpretations of human evolution and culture change.

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.

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

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. 

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
$28,608.00

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 Archaeological Practice 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 the completion of the Archaeological Practice major

48 units from the completion of two of the following specialisations:

Environmental Archaeology

Forensic and Evolutionary Archaeology

Regional Archaeology

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Honours

For information about honours, please Bachelor of Archaeological Practice (Honours)

Majors

Specialisations

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 Archaeological Practice Major 1000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Archaeological Practice Major 1000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units Archaeological Practice Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Specialisation (1) 2000/3000 level course 6 units Specialisation (2) 2000/3000 level course 6 units
Archaeological Practice Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Specialisation (1) 2000/3000 level course 6 units Specialisation (2) 2000/3000 level course 6 units
Year 3 48 units Archaeological Practice Major 2000/3000 Course 6 units Archaeological Practice Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Specialisation (1) 2000/3000 level course 6 units Specialisation (2) 2000/3000 level course 6 units
Archaeological Practice Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Archaeological Practice Major 2000/3000 Course 6 units Specialisation (1) 2000/3000 level course 6 units Specialisation (2) 2000/3000 level course 6 units

Single degree

Three years full time (144 units) - four courses per semester (24 units)
A maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
An Archaeological Practice major (48 units)
Two of the following specialisations (24 units each):
•    Environmental Archaeology
•    Forensic and Evolutionary Archaeology
•    Regional Archaeology
Eight Electives
(48 units) from across the ANU

Double degree

This degree requires 96 units
A maximum of 36 units of 1000 level courses
An Archaeological Practice major (48 units)
Two of the following specialisations (24 units each):
•    Environmental Archaeology
•    Forensic and Evolutionary Archaeology
•    Regional Archaeology

About this degree

Single degree
In a Bachelor of Archaeological Practice program you will study a total of 144 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 (6-unit) courses across your whole degree.
You'll need to take the Archaeological Practice major (8 courses) and two specialisations (from the designated list) (8 courses). You'll also get to choose eight electives from courses right across ANU. You can use these electives to try a range of courses or to take a major or minor in a non-Arts subject.

Double degree
In a Bachelor of Archaeological Practice degree program you will study a total of 96 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 16 courses across your whole degree. However, for each semester you are likely to take 2 courses from your Bachelor of Archaeological Practice degree and then 2 courses from the other half of your double degree – still a total of 4 courses a semester.
You'll need to take the Archaeological Practice major (8 courses) and two specialisations (from the designated list) (8 courses).

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.
•    A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one major or minor/specialisation.
•    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 for the Archaeological Practice major
-You need to enrol in courses for at least two of the Specialisations from the designated list
You may take 1000-level courses later in your program. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your Archaeological Practice half of the double degree



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 ARTS1234.

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

You need to enrol in the following 1000-level courses from your major:
•    ARCH1111 – Archaeology: Finding treasure and history in First Semester
•    ARCH1112 – From Origins to Civilizations in Second Semester


Electives

Single Degree
While you only need to enrol in courses for one major and two specialisations (from the designated list), you can use your electives to enrol in 1000-level courses for other Arts majors or minors. That way you keep your options open. Once you've selected courses for the major you should choose electives to make up the balance of your courses.

Study Options

Bachelor of Archaeological Practice - Single Degree

This is a typical study pattern for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Archaeological Practice with an Archaeological Practice Major and two Specialisations.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ARCH1111 Archaeology Uncovered 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 1000 level Course 6 units
ARCH1112 From Origins to Civilizations 6 units Elective Course 1000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 1000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 1000 level Course 6 units

Bachelor of Archaeological Practice - Double Degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ARCH1111 Archaeology Uncovered 6 units Specialisation 2000 level course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units
ARCH1112 From Origins to Civilizations 6 units Specialisation 2000 level course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact students.CASS@anu.edu.au

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