Bachelor of Languages (BLang)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Bachelor of Languages is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop proficiency in one or more languages as well as an enhanced knowledge of the culture(s) in which the language they are studying is spoken. Students who complete the program will thus develop a heightened awareness of language as a system and of its role in society, as well as a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and of cultural difference. The program is open to anyone who has successfully studied a language at Year 12 (or equivalent).
The Bachelor of Languages is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Languages

There shall be a Bachelor of Languages .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Languages, 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. Not more than 24 units at Level I
  2. Core courses to the value of 3 units
  3. One major to the value of 24 units from the following:
    Beginners' Chinese Studies
    Continuers' Chinese Studies
    Chinese Studies Background Speakers
    Beginners' French Studies
    Continuers' French Studies
    Beginners' German Studies
    Continuers' German Studies
    Continuers' Advanced German Studies
    Beginners' Indonesian Studies
    Advanced Indonesian Studies
    Beginners' Italian Studies
    Advanced Italian Studies
    Beginners' Japanese Studies
    Continuers' Japanese Studies
    Beginners' Modern Greek Studies
    Advanced Modern Greek Studies
    Beginners' Spanish Studies
    Continuers' Spanish Studies
  4. Cognate courses to the value of 6 units complementary to the major
  5. At least one minor to the value of 18 units in a different language to the major or in Linguistics
  6. Open Electives to the value of 21 units from the degree of Bachelor of Arts or other courses offered by the University that are available to the student.
Core Courses
Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media 3