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Bachelor of International Security Studies (with Year in Asia)

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

BINSY
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan BINSY
  • Post Nominal BIntSecStYIA
  • CRICOS code 099466C
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science
  • Academic contact
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan BINSY
  • Post Nominal BIntSecStYIA
  • CRICOS code 099466C
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of International Security Studies (with Year in Asia) requires the completion of 192 units, of which:

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

144 units from courses required for the completion of the Bachelor of International Security Studies


48 units from the successful completion of the Year in Asia major, which must include 24 units of language study


Students will receive equivalent credit for the coursework that they pass at their host institution (as a part of the Year in Asia major) upon return to ANU. However, students who do not pass at least 75% of their coursework at the host institution will be required to transfer back into the degree from which they transferred into the Bachelor of International Security Studies (with Year in Asia). Students transferring out of the Year in Asia must meet the program requirements for the degree into which they transfer and should be aware that it may not be possible to count all or any of this credit towards the degree into which they transfer.

The Bachelor of International Security Studies (with Year in Asia) is taught primarily in English but also requires students to undertake study in a target Asian language.

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.

Admission Requirements

By internal transfer from an ANU AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree

A minimum undergraduate career GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0

48 units from completion of courses offered by ANU, which must include:

A minimum of 24 units from completion of courses in the target language subject area, or demonstrated intermediate language proficiency as evidenced by completion, exemption or course credit for the following:

A minimum of 12 units from completion of non-language courses listed in the Bachelor of Asian Studies


Places are limited in each study-destination country. Applicants will be ranked on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated ability in the language of the destination country
  • ANU GPA

 

Adjustment Factors

ANU offers rank adjustments for a number of adjustment factors, including for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Rank adjustments are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 points (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustments, maximum 10 equity-based adjustments and maximum 5 Elite Athlete adjustments) will be awarded. Subject and performance-based adjustments do not apply to programs with a minimum selection rank of 98 or higher. Visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further 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
$43,344.00

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.

Do you see yourself shaping Australia's foreign policy decisions? Or working with elite international organisations like the United Nations or our top spy agencies? The Bachelor of International Security Studies can help you make your dream career a reality.

When you study the Bachelor of International Security Studies you will delve deeply into the contemporary security threats facing nations, international organisations and businesses around the world – including the threat of military power, civil war, terrorism, cybercrime, environmental degradation and food security to name just a few. Read more about this degree on our website.

The Bachelor of International Security Studies (with Year in Asia) is the perfect degree to establish yourself as a future leader in the Asian Century. You will combine study at ANU with one year at a university in an Asian location like Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul or Bangkok.

Your Year in Asia will build on the strengths of your Bachelor degree. You will develop an advanced level of language proficiency and an exceptional capacity to understand the societies and cultures of our region. You will study with world-class teachers at ANU and then put your learning into practice on the ground in Asia.

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.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2020

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and explain the key concepts, ideas and principal actors in international security.

  2. Evaluate the major theoretical frameworks for understanding the complexities of contemporary international security challenges.

  3. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the historical and contemporary dimensions of international, internal and transnational security, especially in the Asia-Pacific region

  4. Analyse the key challenges facing Australian security and defence policy in the ‘Asian Century’

  5. Reflect critically on the principal factors that determine the security policies of Australia and the major Asia-Pacific powers.

  6. Employ communication and presentation skills (oral, written and electronic).

  7. Demonstrate teamwork and interpersonal skills.

  8. Exhibit the ability to write for both academic and professional audience

  9. Communicate in the target language with fluency and spontaneity making it possible for the student to interact with native speakers in the target language with minimum strain for either party.

  10. Accurately understand and summarise the central ideas of texts on both concrete and abstract topics familiar to the student in the target language

  11. Confidently discuss abstract and concrete issues related to their disciplinary focus in an academic setting in the target language.

  12. Identify, critically analyse and discuss diverse issues relevant to one's study and life with their classmates and beyond in their target language

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