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Diploma of International Studies - 165JA

Course Code: 165JA
Course Version: 2
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Communication and Media
CRICOS Code: 071396J
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

The Diploma of International Studies offers international students a pathway to the second year of the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, the Bachelor of Arts, and the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies. The Diploma gives international students the opportunity to develop and systematically apply their intercultural understanding and knowledge of international issues. Students studying for the Diploma also gain advanced standing towards a major in English language, which develops their ability to function at an international level and in English language academic and professional environments

The Diploma consists of 2 terms of study.

Students graduating with the Diploma will have the ability to perform at a level of professional expertise that enables them to confidently contribute at entry level positions in the intercultural and communication industries. Students who complete the Diploma and graduate from UC with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies are employable in a range of jobs in Australia as well as other parts of the world due to their highly developed communication skills; awareness of cultural dynamics in a workplace and the ability to work across cultures and communities. Those who graduate with the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies will have developed skills needed to work in the contemporary media environment and are employable in the professional fields of public affairs and political communication. Those who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts can expect a flexible preparation for many areas of vocational and professional employment, as well as the broad perspective required for informed citizenship.

Please see the University of Canberra College International Diploma Dates or Domestic Diploma Dates for more information at www.canberra.edu.au/college/international-student-programs or www.canberra.edu.au/college/australian-student-programs

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact University of Canberra College, Phone +61 2 6201 2916 or Email college.info@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements:
- ATAR set each year in consultation with the university.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Diploma of International Studies Dip IntlSt

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is not accepting new admissions in 2015.

Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1.Communicative competence in the English language across a range of tertiary genres, enabling the articulation and effective application of gained knowledge and specialised skills in different cultural educational and professional contexts. Communication
The ability to effectively present knowledge, ideas and opinions and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
2. A developing level of analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to independently access and review relevant historical, theoretical, physical, personal and cultural resources and to systematically evaluate and synthesise this information. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate this information and arising situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way

Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to also work collaboratively.
3. A developing understanding of the cultural, economic and political forces that influence cooperation or conflict between cultures and civilizations; demonstrated by the ability to articulate and apply abstract concepts to a variety of current scenarios in international and intercultural cooperation and conflict. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

Communication
The ability to effectively present knowledge, ideas and opinions and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
4. An ability to systematically apply knowledge of global developments and processes to the analysis of key contemporary international political, economic and social issues, in order to produce coherent and informed responses to current issues in international and intercultural communication. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

Communication
The ability to effectively present knowledge, ideas and opinions and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
5. Well-developed intercultural awareness, demonstrated by the ability to recognise the influence of culture on perceptions, values and norms of behaviour, and to respond to this influence on a personal and professional level in a considered and ethical way in intercultural and international communication contexts. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to also work collaboratively.

Communication
The ability to effectively present knowledge, ideas and opinions and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries

Course Duration

Standard: 2 terms full-time or equivalent. Maximum: 8 terms.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal

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