Bachelor of International Development (BIntDev)

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This program investigates key global issues such as poverty, governance, debt reduction, inequality, human rights, HIV and AIDS, conflict, ecology 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 first year, students will have the opportunity to participate in international study abroad opportunities. 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.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of a complex body of knowledge in International Development, including the key concepts, theories and methods of enquiry associated with the discipline.
2. Develop practical solutions to the challenge of poverty reduction utilising the key tools, methods, processes, practices and technologies employed in International Development practice.
3. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and generate clear and concise written and oral communication.
4. Demonstrate career readiness and leadership skills appropriate to graduate-level International Development professional practice.
5. Demonstrate sensitivity to and appreciation of social and cultural diversity, and the ability to make sense of different values and social practices, as well as the effects of poverty and disadvantage on decisions made by groups and individuals.

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

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, 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. Minimum of 24 units of courses at Level III
3. Core courses to the value of 27 units, including a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units
4. International Development closed electives courses to the value of 18 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.

  • Anthropology
  • Chinese Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography, Environment and Population
  • History
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Spanish Studies

6. Electives to the value of 9 units

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.