Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

131810 v.5 Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Double Degree in Asian Studies and Environmental Biology

BA(Curtin), BSc(Curtin)

Course CRICOS Code: 027179F
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 4 Years


This double degree in Asian Studies and Environmental Biology is designed to provide students with the core components of the Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) together with a Bachelor of Science (Biology) which includes substantial language and area studies components. As such, it equips biology graduates with a high level of Asian literacy, enabling them to take advantage of the growing range of employment opportunities in this rapidly growing and environmentally diverse and vulnerable region. On completion of the program students will graduate with both Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) and Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology).

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

At least one TEE science subject.

Specific Requirements

STAT elements considered are E and V and Q.


Students will normally be expected to have attained a higher Tertiary Entrance Rank than is required for both single degrees.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

The course is four years full-time or equivalent part-time study. Some units are available in the external mode of study.

Course Organisation

Students undertake a major in Chinese (Mandarin), Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Asian Studies or TESOL in combination with the Environmental Biology major. Students enrolled in the double degree program may elect to transfer to a single degree course inone of the two disciplines. In this event the relevant Head of School shall determine the amount of credit to be transferred to the single degree.

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Institute of Biology and the Environment Institute of Australia. Full membership becomes possible for graduates with honours or pass degrees after three or four years of professional practice respectively.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

307157 v.1   Environmental Biology Double Degree Major (with DOLIE)   400.0
309648 v.1   Chinese (Mandarin) Double Degree Major   400.0
309645 v.1   Korean Double Degree Major   400.0
309646 v.1   Japanese Double Degree Major   400.0
309647 v.1   Indonesian Double Degree Major   400.0
309649 v.1   Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Double Degree Major   400.0
307143 v.2   Asian Studies Double Degree Major   400.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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