Bachelor of International Development (BIntDev)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

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This program investigates key global issues such as poverty, governance, debt reduction, inequality, human rights, HIV and AIDS, conflict, ecology, the environment, and health and gender rights in developing countries. Students will develop analytical and methodological skills that will be used to explore, question and analyze the impact of these issues on the social, economic and political structures of societies. Students will also develop their knowledge of global relations and developmental processes through both the theoretical and practical elements of the program. After the first year, students will have the opportunity to participate in the in-country development studies professional practicums run by the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), and other international study abroad providers. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the international development field, all students in this program also take a minor in a cognate discipline as part of their studies.
The Bachelor of International Development Studies is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of International Development

There shall be a Bachelor of International Development.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of International  Development Studies, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Level I courses not exceeding 24 units
  2. Core courses to the value of 30 units
  3. International Development closed electives courses to the value of 15 units
  4. Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units
  5. At least one minor to the value of 18 units from the following disciplines. A maximum of 6 units may be presented at Level I, at least 6 units at Level II and at least 6 units from Level III.
    Asian Studies
    Chinese Studies
    French Studies
    Gender Studies
    Geography, Environment and Population
    Indigenous Knowledges and Society
    Indonesian Studies
    Japanese Studies
    Politics and International Studies
    Spanish Studies

Students who have passed courses in the degree of Bachelor of Laws at the University will be granted credit toward the Bachelor of International Development up to a maximum of 24 units. The requirement to complete a minor in the Bachelor of International Development is waived.

Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 30 units.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media 3
DEVT 1001 Introduction to International Development 3
ANTH 1104 Culture & Society: Foundations of Anthropology 3
GEOG 1103 Economy, Environment and Place 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
DEVT 2200 International Development Practice II 3
DEVT 2101 Community, Gender and Critical Development 3

Level III

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
DEVT 3200 International Development Practice III 6
DEVT 3005 Aid Policy and Administration 6