University of Technology, Sydney

Staff directory | Webmail | Maps | Newsroom | What's on

C10243v2 Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Science in (name of Science major) (BSc)
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BA)

UAC code: 609250 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 026202J
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

For international students, mid-year (July/August) intake may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the faculty.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is a combined degree in the sciences, language and culture. In the science component, students may select any one of the nine different majors leading to the award of a science degree with the chosen major. Students can also opt not to choose a major but select a range of science subjects to tailor their study according to their interests.

In the international studies component, students are immersed in another language and culture. Students choose an in-country study major to learn the language and culture. Students live overseas for a year experiencing the international component as part of their combined degree.

Students develop practical scientific and mathematical skills with an international dimension. International study is unique as it allow students to gain qualifications in language, intercultural and international awareness to a specific country of their choice. This added dimension expands students career opportunities and employability in the global workplace.

Course aims

The Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is aimed at increasing students' awareness of international contexts and producing graduates who are well prepared for professional careers in science in an international setting.

Career options

Career options include those listed for the single Bachelor of Science (C10242) degree, but global opportunities are enhanced by the international perspective provided by the international studies component and by the specific language and culture chosen.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 An understanding of the nature, practice and application of the chosen science discipline.
2.0 Encompasses problem solving, critical thinking and analysis attributes and an understanding of the scientific method knowledge acquisition.
3.0 The ability to acquire, develop, employ and integrate a range of technical, practical and professional skills, in appropriate and ethical ways within a professional context, autonomously and collaboratively and across a range of disciplinary and professional areas, e.g. time management skills, personal organisation skills, teamwork skills, computing skills, laboratory skills, data handling, quantitative and graphical literacy skills.
4.0 The capacity to engage in reflection and learning beyond formal educational contexts that is based on the ability to make effective judgments about one’s own work. The capacity to learn in and from new disciplines to enhance the application of scientific knowledge and skills in professional contexts.
5.0 An awareness of the role of science within a global culture and willingness to contribute actively to the shaping of community views on complex issues where the methods and findings of science are relevant.
6.0 An understanding of the different forms of communication - writing, reading, speaking, listening - including visual and graphical, within science and beyond and the ability to apply these appropriately and effectively for different audiences.
7.0 An ability to think and work creatively, including the capacity for self-starting, and the ability to apply science skills to unfamiliar applications.
INT.1.1 Graduates will have the capacity to operate appropriately in intercultural professional contexts
INT.1.2 Graduates will demonstrate the application of international knowledge as adaptable, flexible and resourceful practitioners
INT.1.3 Graduates will have a broad and coherent understanding of the historical, political, cultural, social and economic situations in other countries
INT.2.1 Graduates will be able to creatively design and conduct independent, engaged and ethical research in and about other cultural contexts and societies
INT.2.2 Graduates will possess critical problem-solving and research-led analytical skills in international and intercultural change
INT.3.1 Graduates will be able to personally reflect upon the relationship between diverse cultures in Australia while confidently engaging successfully with cultures overseas, particularly in this region
INT.4.1 Graduates will have the capacity to reflect upon and contextualise Indigenous peoples' experiences and circumstances to professional and social situations as and when appropriate
INT.5.1 As informed and engaged international citizens, graduates will demonstrate cosmopolitan openness, with an awareness of, and commitment to, ethical practices
INT.6.1 Graduates will possess a high-level of oral and written communication skills in English and, where relevant, a developed level of oral and written communication skills in at least one language other than English

Key

INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Science (C10242). There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; English; and at least one science subject. There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 is recommended for those majoring in mathematics/statistics.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered over five years full time. Full-time attendance involves approximately 20 hours each week on campus. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

All students must complete 240 credit points of study, comprising 144 credit points relating to the Bachelor of Science and 96 credit points relating to the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Graduation from the science component of the combined degree is not possible prior to completion of all components of the combined degree. Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to completion of the international studies component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Science (C10242) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree.

Overseas study

Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students studying this course have an opportunity to undertake an internship subject and receive academic credit for their placement off campus (an external business or research institute) or on campus (UTS research institutes or departments), in a capacity relevant to their academic studies.

Course completion requirements

CBK90005 Country major choice 96cp
CBK90653 Stream choice 144cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The programs shown are for a student in each of the science majors who has chosen the Germany major as the international studies major. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors in CBK90005; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major.

List of science majors
MAJ01100 Applied Chemistry   96cp
MAJ01101 Applied Physics   96cp
MAJ01103 Biotechnology   96cp
MAJ01104 Biomedical Science   96cp
MAJ01110 Mathematics   96cp
MAJ01105 Medical Science   96cp
MAJ01102 Nanotechnology   96cp
MAJ01111 Statistics   96cp
STM90694 No specified major (Life and Environmental Sciences)   96cp
STM90697 No specified major (Physical Sciences)   96cp
MAJ01126 Environmental Sciences   96cp
Applied Chemistry major
Year 1
Autumn session
33190 Mathematical Modelling for Science   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
68101 Foundations of Physics   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
68201 Physics in Action   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics 6cp  
68070 Introduction to Materials 6cp  
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
65202 Organic Chemistry 1   6cp
65410 Skills for the Professional Chemist   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
65508 Organic Chemistry 2   6cp
65411 Inorganic Chemistry 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
65307 Physical Chemistry 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
65306 Analytical Chemistry 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
65409 Analytical Chemistry 2   6cp
65509 Inorganic Chemistry 2   6cp
67305 Polymer Science   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
65607 Physical Chemistry 2   6cp
65606 Analytical Chemistry 3   6cp
67510 Surface Processes   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Applied Physics major
Year 1
Autumn session
33190 Mathematical Modelling for Science   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
68101 Foundations of Physics   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
68201 Physics in Action   6cp
68070 Introduction to Materials   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
33360 Mathematics for Physical Science   6cp
68412 Energy Science and Technology   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
68315 Imaging Science   6cp
68413 Quantum Physics   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
68075 Nanomaterials   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
68414 Advanced Mechanics   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
68316 Applied Electronics and Interfacing   6cp
68606 Solid-state Science and Nanodevices   6cp
68416 Computational Physics   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
68320 Scanning Probe and Electron Microscopy   6cp
68513 Nanophotonics   6cp
68415 Measurement and Analysis of Physical Processes   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Biomedical Science major
Year 1
Autumn session
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry 6cp  
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology 6cp  
91401 Immunology 1 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
91500 Histology   6cp
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
91335 Molecular Biology 2 6cp  
91344 Medical and Diagnostic Biochemistry 6cp  
91359 Immunology 2 6cp  
91338 Clinical Bacteriology 6cp  
91358 Haematology 2 6cp  
Spring session
CBK90582 Elective 4   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
91129 Transfusion Science 6cp  
91345 Biochemistry, Genes and Disease 6cp  
91352 Parasitology 6cp  
91402 Anatomical Pathology 6cp  
Biotechnology major
Year 1
Autumn session
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry 6cp  
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology 6cp  
91401 Immunology 1 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
91142 Biotechnology   6cp
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
91369 Biobusiness   6cp
91335 Molecular Biology 2   6cp
91359 Immunology 2   6cp
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp
Spring session
91818 Environmental Biotechnology   6cp
91368 Bioreactors and Bioprocessing   6cp
CBK90582 Elective 4   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91345 Biochemistry, Genes and Disease 6cp  
91129 Transfusion Science 6cp  
91352 Parasitology 6cp  
Medical Science major
Year 1
Autumn session
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91403 Medical Imaging 6cp  
CBK90579 Elective 1 6cp  
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry 6cp  
91401 Immunology 1 6cp  
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology 6cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91403 Medical Imaging 6cp  
CBK90580 Elective 2 6cp  
CBK90581 Elective 3 6cp  
Spring session
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
91708 Medical and Applied Physiology   6cp
CBK90582 Elective 4   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
Mathematics major
Year 1
Autumn session
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
37141 Introduction to Quantitative Management   6cp
37151 Introduction to Statistics   6cp
Spring session
CBK90797 Foundation subject choice B   6cp
37132 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis and Modelling   6cp
37161 Probability and Random Variables   6cp
37252 Regression Analysis   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
37242 Optimisation in Quantitative Management   6cp
37262 Simulation Modelling   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
37171 Programming for Informatics   6cp
37335 Differential Equations   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
37181 Discrete Mathematics 6cp  
37253 Sample Surveys 6cp  
37343 Nonlinear Methods in Quantitative Management 6cp  
37344 Network and Combinatorial Optimisation 6cp  
37357 Advanced Statistical Modelling 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
37181 Discrete Mathematics 6cp  
37253 Sample Surveys 6cp  
37343 Nonlinear Methods in Quantitative Management 6cp  
37344 Network and Combinatorial Optimisation 6cp  
37357 Advanced Statistical Modelling 6cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
37234 Advanced Calculus   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
37336 Mathematical Methods 6cp  
37343 Nonlinear Methods in Quantitative Management 6cp  
37344 Network and Combinatorial Optimisation 6cp  
37357 Advanced Statistical Modelling 6cp  
37363 Stochastic Processes 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Autumn or Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
37345 Quantitative Management Practice 6cp  
37356 Design and Analysis of Experiments 6cp  
37373 Programming for Data Analysis 6cp  
Statistics major
Year 1
Autumn session
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
37141 Introduction to Quantitative Management   6cp
37151 Introduction to Statistics   6cp
Spring session
CBK90797 Foundation subject choice B   6cp
37132 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis and Modelling   6cp
37161 Probability and Random Variables   6cp
37252 Regression Analysis   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
37242 Optimisation in Quantitative Management   6cp
37262 Simulation Modelling   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
37171 Programming for Informatics   6cp
37335 Differential Equations   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
37253 Sample Surveys 6cp  
37357 Advanced Statistical Modelling 6cp  
37363 Stochastic Processes 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
37234 Advanced Calculus   6cp
37356 Design and Analysis of Experiments   6cp
37373 Programming for Data Analysis   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
37363 Stochastic Processes 6cp  
37357 Advanced Statistical Modelling 6cp  
37363 Stochastic Processes 6cp  
37399 Analytics Capstone 6cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
37181 Discrete Mathematics 6cp  
37253 Sample Surveys 6cp  
37336 Mathematical Methods 6cp  
37343 Nonlinear Methods in Quantitative Management 6cp  
37344 Network and Combinatorial Optimisation 6cp  
37357 Advanced Statistical Modelling 6cp  
37363 Stochastic Processes 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Environmental Sciences major
Year 1
Autumn session
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91107 The Biosphere   6cp
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
Spring session
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
65621 Environmental Chemistry   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91154 Ecology 6cp  
91110 Experimental Design and Sampling 6cp  
91149 Geological Processes 6cp  
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91363 Animal Behaviour and Physiology 6cp  
91159 Environmental Remediation 6cp  
91157 Marine Communities 6cp  
91270 Plant Physiology and Ecophysiology 6cp  
91170 Microbial Ecology 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91154 Ecology 6cp  
91110 Experimental Design and Sampling 6cp  
91149 Geological Processes 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91363 Animal Behaviour and Physiology 6cp  
91159 Environmental Remediation 6cp  
91157 Marine Communities 6cp  
91270 Plant Physiology and Ecophysiology 6cp  
91170 Microbial Ecology 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
91309 Biodiversity Conservation 6cp  
91121 Aquatic Ecology 6cp  
91118 Fisheries Resources 6cp  
91120 GIS and Remote Sensing 6cp  
91116 Wildlife Ecology 6cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
91145 Environmental Protection and Management 6cp  
91156 Marine Productivity and Climate Change 6cp  
91126 Coral Reef Ecosystems 6cp  
91370 Semi-arid Ecology 6cp  
91155 Stream and Lake Assessment 6cp  
Nanotechnology major
Year 1
Autumn session
33190 Mathematical Modelling for Science   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
68101 Foundations of Physics   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
68201 Physics in Action   6cp
68070 Introduction to Materials   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
33360 Mathematics for Physical Science   6cp
68075 Nanomaterials   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
68413 Quantum Physics   6cp
68206 Optics   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
68316 Applied Electronics and Interfacing   6cp
68606 Solid-state Science and Nanodevices   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
68320 Scanning Probe and Electron Microscopy   6cp
68513 Nanophotonics   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
65307 Physical Chemistry 1   6cp
67509 Molecular Nanotechnology   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
91140 Bionanotechnology   6cp
67510 Surface Processes   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp

Honours

A Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available in all disciplines as an additional year to meritorious students.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS