single degree

Graduate Certificate of Engaging Asia

A single graduate award offered by the School of Culture History and Language

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Engaging Asia requires completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from the completion of thematic or regional courses in one or more of he following areas:

International Engagement with and within Asia

ASIA8020 National and Transnational Histories in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8040 Engaging Asia: Australia and the Asian Century

ASIA8049 International History from Asia and the Pacific: Framing Critical Perspectives

INTR8060 China's Global Engagement

INTR8074 Chinese Thinking on International Relations

INTR8017 Issues in Australian Foreign Policy

Asia's Social, Political, and Environmental Challenges

ASIA8021 Activism and Social Change in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8050 Social Conflict and Environmental Challenges in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8051 Language in Asia and the Pacific 

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

REGN8011 Reforming Law and Justice in Asia and the Pacific: Region, culture and Society

STST8002 The New Power Politics of Asia

Asia's Regional Transformations

ASIA8011 Rethinking Northeast Asia 

ASIA8012 Foundations of Chinese Society: Friends, Family, Connections 

ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia 

ASIA6176 India’s Culture Wars

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

 • Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7; or

• Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or

• Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or

• 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program a GPA of 4/7; or

• Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or

• A minimum 5 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program. 

In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.

Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.

If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of applicants demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission 

Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.

Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.


Indicative Program Fees

A discount is available for domestic students for this program

Discounted Indicative fees $7252

Domestic tuition fees (DTF) - indicative fees $16440

For more information see Fees and Payment page

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

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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.

In a tumultuous world, how can Australia, its organisations, and its people most effectively engage with Asia? This graduate certificate builds intercultural leadership skills by offering multidimensional perspectives on key challenges facing Asia and our region, such as rising inequality, social upheaval, political transformation, and environmental crisis. It cultivates the self-reflective knowledge and analytical tools needed for engagement with Asia in a rapidly changing environment.

NOTE: A discount is available for domestic students for this program.
Graduate Certificate Fee Discount – Domestic applicants offered a place in this Graduate Certificate commencing their studies in 2021 will be eligible for reduced course fees as indicated on the Admissions and Fees tab. This fee will apply to courses completed in this Graduate Certificate within 2021 and the first half of 2022 allowing you to study part time. If you do not complete by mid-2022 the remainder of your subjects will be billed on a full-fee basis from second semester 2022 (including winter/spring sessions).

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2021

Employment Opportunities

This degree is suitable for professionals seeking to advance engagement with Asia in uncertain times. Relevant fields include the public service, business, consulting, public health, tourism, diplomacy, journalism, environmental governance, and non-profit management.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the cultures, societies, politics, environments, and histories of Asian regions;

  2. Build intercultural leadership skills through multidimensional and self-reflective inquiry;

  3. Reflect critically on how Australia might effectively engage with Asia, drawing on a range of contexts and perspectives;

  4. Demonstrate familiarity with research principles and research-based writing.

Further Information

Upon successful completion of 24 units of this program, you will be eligible to receive 24 units of credit towards the Master's of Engaging Asia program or the Master's of Asian and the Pacific Studies program offered by the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific.

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