- Length 4 year full-time
- Minimum 192 Units
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- Academic plan BAPAF
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Field of Education
- Society and Culture
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The Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs requires the completion of 192 units, which must consist of:
24 units from completion of the following introductory courses:
For commencing Australian National University:
ASIA1999 The Origins of Political Order in Asia
INTR1021 Understanding Peace and Conflict
PASI1011 Pacific Encounters: An introduction to Pacific Studies
STST1001 Introduction to International Security Studies
For commencing Ritsumeikan University:
BAPA1001 The Origins of Political Order in Asia
BAPA1002 Understanding Peace and Conflict
BAPA1003 Pacific Encounters: An introduction to Pacific Studies
BAPA1004 Introduction to International Security Studies
24 units from completion of the following Capstone courses:
For commencing Australian National University:
INTR3001 Humanitarianism: Principles, Politics and Practice
INTR3002 Global Governance in the Asia-Pacific
PASI3001 Politics and Development in the Contemporary Pacific
STST3002 Australia’s Security in the Asian Centur
For commencing Ritsumeikan University:
BAPA3001 Humanitarianism: Principles, Politics and Practice
BAPA3002 Global Governance in the Asia-Pacific
BAPA3003 The Contemporary Pacific: Society, Politics and Development
BAPA3004 Australia’s Security in the Asian Century
A minimum of 6 units and a maximum of 12 units from completion of Politics and Government courses from the following list:
ASIA2026 The Politics of China
ASIA2031 Japanese Politics
ASIA2045 Lies, Conspiracy and Propaganda
ASIA2065 Asian Politics: From Concepts to Causes
ASIA2070 Democracy in Southeast Asia
ASIA2516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development
POLS2055 Pacific Politics
A minimum of 6 units and a maximum of 12 units from completion of International Relations and Security courses from the following list:
ASIA2017 History of International Relations in Northeast Asia
ASIA2111 Indonesian Foreign and Security Policy
INTR2010 International Relations in the Asia-Pacific
INTR2012 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy
INTR2014 Indian Foreign and Security Policy
INTR2016 US Foreign and Security Policy in Asia
INTR2018 Japanese Foreign and Security Policy
INTR2020 (In)Stability on the Korean Peninsula
INTR2024 Nuclear Politics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
INTR2028 Regionalism, Rights and Order in Southeast Asia
STST2001 Security Concepts in the Asia Pacific
STST2124 Politics of Nuclear Weapons
WARS2001 Theories of War: An historical and global perspective
WARS2002 The Vietnam Wars: 1941-1989
A minimum of 6 units and a maximum of 12 units from completion of Conflict and Peace-building courses from the following list:
ASIA2081 Human Rights in Asia
ASIA2087 Peace Building in the Pacific and Asia
ASIA2093 Natural Resource Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific
DIPL2000 Leadership and Diplomacy
INTR2047 Human Security: Conflict, Displacement and Peace Building
PASI3013 Environment and Development in the Pacific
POLS2123 Peace and Conflict Studies
A minimum of 6 units and a maximum of 12 units from completion of History and Cultural courses from the following list:
ASIA2037 History of Modern China
ASIA2041 Mainland Southeast Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Predicaments
ASIA2067 Economies of Emerging Asia
ASIA2165 Islam in Southeast Asia
ASIA2301 Human Migration and Expansion in the Rise of the Asia-Pacific
ASIA2302 Culture and Modernity in Asia: Anthropological Perspectives
ASIA2304 What is Literature? Asian Perspectives
ASIA2307 History of Empire in Asia
ASIA2308 Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific
PASI2001 Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World
PASI2002 Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries
WARS2003 The Korean War
WARS2004 War in the Islands: The Second World War in the Pacific
A maximum of 24 units from completion of Japanese Language courses from the following list:
JPNS1012 Japanese 1: Spoken
JPNS1014 Japanese 1: Written
JPNS2003 Japanese 2: Spoken
JPNS2005 Japanese 2: Written
JPNS2012 Japanese 3
JPNS2013 Japanese 4
JPNS3001 Japanese 5
JPNS3002 Japanese 6
96 units from completion of courses in the Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts at Ritsumeikan University.
Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7.0 scale) following completion of 48 units of study to be eligible to continue in the dual degree.
Students who commence at ANU and do not meet this hurdle requirement will be transferred to the Bachelor of Asian Studies.
Students who commence at RU and do not meet this hurdle requirement will be transferred to the Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts (single degree).
Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective major, minor or specialisation.
|Year 1 48 units||ASIA1999 The Origins of Political Order in Asia 6 units||INTR1021 Understanding Peace and Conflict 6 units||PASI1011 Pacific Encounters: An introduction to Pacific Studies 6 units||STST1001 Introduction to International Security Studies 6 units|
|Thematic Course Politics and Government Course List 6 units||Thematic Course International Relations and Security Course List 6 units||Elective From any Thematic Course List 6 units||Elective From any Thematic Course List 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||[RU Course] Introduction to Global Liberal Arts I||[RU Course] Research Design and Research Method||[RU Course] Knowledge and Innovation||[RU Course] Elective|
|[RU Course] Introduction to Global Liberal Arts II||[RU Course] Cultural Studies||[RU Course] Civilizations in Global History||[RU Course] Statistics|
|Year 3 48 units||[RU Course] Research Seminar I||[RU Course] Elective||[RU Course] Elective||[RU Course] Elective|
|[RU Course] Research Seminar II||[RU Course] Elective||[RU Course] Elective||[RU Course] Elective|
|Year 4 48 units||STST3002 Australia's Security in the Asian Century 6 units||Thematic Course Conflict and Peace-building courses 6 units||Thematic Course History and Cultural courses 6 units||Elective From any Thematic Course List 6 units|
|INTR3001 Humanitarianism: Principles, Politics and Practice 6 units||INTR3002 Global Governance in the Asia-Pacific 6 units||PASI3001 Politics and Development in the Contemporary Pacific 6 units||Elective From any Thematic Course List 6 units|
- An ATAR of 82 or an equivalent rank derived from an Australian Year 12 qualification or international equivalent
- The ANU English Language Admission Requirements for admission into a Bachelor Degree program, as advertised by ANU at time of application
- QLD Band:
- International Baccalaureate:
Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.
Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded.
You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:
- applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
- undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
- achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
- not previously attempted tertiary study.
Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
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- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
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.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
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.
The Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs provides students with an in-depth exploration of Asia-Pacific regional affairs drawing on the strength of ANU in four different subject and disciplinary areas including politics and government; international relations and security; conflict and peacebuilding; history and cultural identity.
This innovative program will give students a unique opportunity to understand the transnational forces and contemporary challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region, and to deepen their understanding and appreciation of different Asia-Pacific cultures.
The program will facilitate a cross-crediting arrangement with Ritsumeikan University (RU) in Japan that will allow for student mobility in both directions. Students who study at both ANU and RU will, upon successful completion (and with cross-crediting), be eligible for the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs (ANU) and the Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts (RU).
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs (BAPAF) students commencing study at ANU will be required to undertake two years of study at ANU and two years of study at RU. This program is only open to domestic students and will admit up to 10 students per year to begin studies at ANU.
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs (Ritsumeikan) (BAPAR) students must apply directly to RU and not through ANU. Students will commence study at RU and undertake three years of study at RU and one year of study at ANU. This program will admit up to 90 students per year to begin studies at RU’s Osaka Ibaraki campus.
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.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the historical and contemporary dimensions of politics and government, international relations and security, conflict and peacebuilding, and history and cultural identity in the Asia-Pacific region
Use concepts and methods from the social sciences and humanities to develop, review, analyse, and synthesise knowledge about the Asia-Pacific region and its roles in the world
Reflect critically on the principal factors that determine the major political, security, diplomatic, and historical issues in the Asia-Pacific region
Engage with the Asia-Pacific region’s diversity in meaningful ways
Critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding key issues in the Asia-Pacific region
Information on inherent requirements is not currently available for this program.
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