Bachelor of International Development (Honours) (BIntDev(Hons))

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The Bachelor of International Development (Honours) is a one year program that includes advanced coursework and a research project in which students produce an extended piece of work (thesis) on a topic chosen in consultation with an academic supervisor.

The Bachelor of International Development (Honours) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a complex body of knowledge in International Development, including the key concepts, theories, methods of enquiry and emerging issues associated with the discipline.
2. Develop critical thinking skills to achieve practical solutions to the challenge of poverty reduction utilising the key tools, methods, practices and digital technologies employed in International Development practice.
3. Demonstrate an advanced level of skill set, including effective written and oral communication, to work collaboratively and independently.
4. Demonstrate an advanced level of lifelong learning skills, career readiness, cultural competencies and leadership skills required to graduate-level International Development professional practice.
5. Demonstrate an advanced level of self-awareness and intercultural and ethical competency to make sense of different values and social practices, assoicated with poverty and national and international inequalities.
6. Demonstrate an advanced level of analytical and research skills, and self-reflective evaluation of their own personal capabilities to better prepare their employability and possibility for postgraduate studies.

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 (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of International Development (Honours) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of International Development (Honours) the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
  2. Research Dissertation to the value of 12 units
International Development Honours

To satisfy the requirements for International Development Honours students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.

Core Courses

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
SOCSCI 4001 Honours Social Science Research Methods 6
SOCSCI 4002 Honours Social Sciences Theory 6

Research Dissertation

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
SOCSCI 4003 Honours Social Science Thesis 12