Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Media (BIntRel BMedia)

Program Code

BIRBM

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

Gain a deeper understanding of contemporary media while engaging in international relations themes including trade, governance, human rights and environmental issues. Students will study a foreign language to enhance their professional opportunities in a globalising world. In this combination of degrees, students will develop further skills and understandings of digital and interactive media, writing, research and reporting, digital story-telling, and radio and video production.

The Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Media is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Understand a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the field of International Relations, with in-depth knowledge of relevant concepts, theories, skills, debates, emerging issues and methods of inquiry within these disciplines, as well as to communicate effectively in a language other than English.
2. Apply creative and critical thinking to identify and solve problems within complex social, political, economic and cultural contexts, both local, national, regional and global, using rigorous techniques of inquiry involving a variety of primary and secondary sources.
3. Communicate effectively in a range of spoken and written modes and formats within the relevant disciplines and professional contexts in a variety of social, cultural and linguistic situations and contribute productively to group-based outcomes.
4. Demonstrate career readiness and leadership skills appropriate for beginning professional practice, including: 4.1 information technology skills to access, store, manage, analyse and present discipline-based information and data, and to communicate effectively with others 4.2 lifelong learning skills characterised by academic rigour, self-direction and intellectual independence.
5. Identify social, political, economic and cultural global issues and their ethical implications, and demonstrate the capacity to operate with personal and professional integrity in a range of social, cultural and linguistic contexts.
6. Appreciate and manage their own personal capabilities through processes of self-appraisal, and demonstrate respect and mutual responsibility in sustaining productive relationships.
Conditions

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 Relations with Bachelor of Media

There shall be a Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Media.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Media, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

1. Bachelor of International Relations courses to the value of 48 units including;

  • 15 units of International Relations Core courses
  • 15 units of International Relations Closed Electives
  • 9 units in Language Studies and
  • 9 units of electives 

or

  • 18 units in Language Studies (minor) and no electives.

2. Bachelor of Media courses to the value of 48 units including;

  • 30 units of Media Core Courses including a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units
  • 9 units of Media Closed Electives
  • 9 units of electives

A student who undertakes the Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Media may count a maximum of 24 units towards both degrees, satisfying the requirements for the two degrees with a minimum total of 96 units of study.

The requirement to complete a minor in the Bachelor of International Relations is waived in the double degree.

The requirement for broadening, where applicable, is waived in the double degree.

Please refer to individual Academic Program Rules for the Bachelor of International Relations, and Bachelor of Media.

Core Competency Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Competency Courses students must complete courses to the value of 3 units.

Please note:
Students cannot cross-count the ARTS Core Competency course with any other program requirements, including program core courses, majors, minors, or elective lists. Ensure you read the Course Planner carefully to check your eligibility to enrol. If you need advice, seek assistance from the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics.

Core Competency Courses

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category A: Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting 3
COMP SCI 1015 Introduction to Applied Programming 3
COMP SCI 1400 Artificial Intelligence Technologies 3
COMP SCI 1500 Cyber Security 3
DESST 1504 Representation I 3
DESST 1508 Environment I 3
ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I 3
ENV ENG 1003 Resources and Energy in a Circular Economy 3
MATHS 1005 Critical Evaluation in Data Science 3
MATHS 1006 Data Taming & Prediction 3
MDIA 1007 Digital Platforms 3
MDIA 1017 3D Imaging 3
PHYSICS 1002 Astronomy I 3
PHYSICS 1008 Physical Aspects of Nature I 3
PUB HLTH 1001 Health and Illness in Populations 3
SCIENCE 1500 Introductory Data Science - Becoming Smart About Data 3

or

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category B: Languages and Literacies

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ABORIG 1001 Indigenous People, Country & Protocols 3
CHIN 1001 Chinese IA 3
CULTST 1001 Approaches to Culture 3
EDUC 1016OL Academic English I 3
EDUC 1017OL Introduction to Online Educational Media 3
ENGL 1112 Writing and Composition 3
FREN 1002 Beginners French A 3
GERM 1002 Beginners German A 3
INDO 1201 Introductory Indonesian Part 1 3
ITAL 1201 Introductory Italian Part 1 3
JAPN 1001 Japanese IA 3
LING 1053 Australian Indigenous Languages (Kaurna focus) I 3
LING 1101 The Wonder of Language: an intro to Linguistics 3
LING 1102 Introduction to Language in Culture and Society 3
MGRE 1201 Introductory Modern Greek Part 1 3
MUSGEN 1004 Musics of the World I 3
SPAN 1003 Beginners Spanish A 3
SPAN 1003OL Beginners Spanish A 3

or

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category C: Work Integrated Learning

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ABLEINT 1001 Crafting Careers 3