Bachelor of Languages

Why study the Bachelor of Languages at UNE?

This course is aimed at highly motivated students who wish to learn one or more languages (Chinese [Mandarin], French, German, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Spanish) and become well acquainted and familiar with their culture(s). Their skills and knowledge will be further developed and enriched by spending two trimesters studying university courses in the country of their chosen language(s). This broadens graduates' career options and gives them a competitive advantage in today's increasingly multicultural and international workplace environments.

Currently, agreements or bilateral exchange agreements exist with specific universities in China (Xi'an), France (Angers, Saint-Etienne) and French-speaking Canada (Quebec City), Germany (Oldenburg, Trier) and Austria (Graz, Klagenfurt), Indonesia (Gajah Mada, Muhammadiyah), Italy (Macerata), Spain (Jaén, Alicante) and Japan (Hiroshima, Kagoshima, Aichi-ken, Tokyo, Kanazawa). Such agreements mean that tuition fees are waived, that help is given with finding accommodation and that an element of pastoral care is provided. Some financial assistance is available in connection with study at certain of these universities.

Career Opportunities

Examples include careers in advertising and marketing; alternative energies and resource sector; architecture and the built environment; arts; creative industries (eg, multimedia, music, film, performing arts, journalism); education; engineering; international relations; public relations; diplomacy; international law; tourism; as well as a range of public sector opportunities (eg, foreign affairs, policy, intelligence, security), international business and management (especially in international agencies and companies); law; science; social sciences; translation and editing services.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

4 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time

FEES

CSP
International

2016 ATAR / OP

72.55 / 12

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation BLang
Course Type Undergraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 4 Years Full-time
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
2016 ATAR 72.55
2016 OP 12
Fees CSP / International
Total Credit Points 192
How to Apply

New domestic students to UNE apply to study on-campus by Early Entry or through UAC or QTAC

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New domestic students to UNE apply to study off-campus direct to UNE and

Former or current domestic UNE students apply to study on or off campus direct to UNE

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International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

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Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Students spend an academic year in the country of their target language/s and gain full credit for such study

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Advanced standing shall not be granted for the in-country residence units OSLS391 or OSLS392.

Scholarships

The University offers a number of Faculty/College and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Academic Colours

Black and Post Office Box Red (BCC 209)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Bachelor of Languages in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.
Advanced standing shall not be granted for the in-country residence units OSLS391 and OSLS392.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) four years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 192 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level and at least 36 credit points at 300/400-level, excluding the in-country residence units, OSLS391 and OSLS392, with not more than 12 credit points at 400-level. The in-country residence units shall not count towards the language major.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 54 cps
Approved Majors
Complete ONE Major comprising 60 credit points in one language and 12 credit points in a second language
or
Complete TWO Majors comprising 48 credit points in each of two languages
72 or 96 cps
Elective Units
The number of credit points candidates are required to complete as elective units will vary depending on whether they undertake ONE or TWO majors in their program of study
42 or 66 cps
Total 192 cps

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Approved Majors

Chinese
French
German
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Spanish

Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements including one or two approved majors shall be awarded the Bachelor of Languages.

Exit Pathways

Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates who apply to discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Diploma in Arts on completion of 48 credit points. Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Diploma in Arts must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements for the Bachelor of Languages. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University requirements.

Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates who apply to discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Diploma in Modern Languages on completion of 48 credit points in one approved language, including not more than 18 credit points at 100-level and at least 12 credit points at 300-level, excluding the in-country residence units OSLS391 and OSLS392. Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Diploma in Modern Languages must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements for the Bachelor of Languages. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University requirements.

Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates who apply to discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Arts on completion of 144 credit points, with not more than 12 credit points at 400-level, including 84 credit points at 200/300-level and 48 credit points in an approved language of which at least 18 credit points are at 300/400-level, excluding the in-country residence units OSLS391 and OSLS392. Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Bachelor of Arts must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements for the Bachelor of Languages. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University requirements.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

This course is aimed at highly motivated students who wish to learn one or more languages (Chinese [Mandarin], French, German, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Spanish) and become well acquainted and familiar with their culture(s). Their skills and knowledge will be further developed and enriched by spending two trimesters studying university courses in the country of their chosen language(s). This broadens graduates' career options and gives them a competitive advantage in today's increasingly multicultural and international workplace environments.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate at a high-level of competence oral/aural and writing/reading skills in one or more language disciplines not including English;
  2. critically analyse, comment upon and interpret a variety of target language usages of varying degrees of complexity;
  3. research, plan, design and present clear, coherent and independent expositions in a variety of forms across a range of subjects; and
  4. demonstrate general knowledge of specific inter-cultural and cross-cultural issues, practices and ethical values.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Students will possess specific theoretical and practical knowledge and skills relevant to their target language(s) and culture(s). They will also have the capacity to become global citizens who will aspire to contribute to culturally and linguistically diverse societies in a comprehensive and meaningful way in a multicultural, multilingual and global context. The period of in-country study is specifically designed to develop and consolidate these skills. Theseis attributes will be assessed throughout the course through a range of different activities.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to communicate, interact and negotiate with others in their target language(s) and do so effectively, appropriately and confidently both orally and in written forms. This will be assessed through various written, oral and online assessments.

Problem Solving

Graduates will be able to apply logical, critical and creative thinking to a range of problems in their target language(s) and create new knowledge and understanding. They will demonstrate this through the process of research and by critically and culturally appropriately discussing, evaluating and interpreting a variety of sources using either English or their target language(s) as medium of communication. The twelve-month period of in-country study will also develop the skill of problem-solving in a practical and immediate manner in their daily interactions.

Information Literacy

Graduates will possess a high standard of information literacy which will be demonstrated and, when appropriate, assessed, through tasks that require them to search for and critically assess and evaluate a wide variety of authentic sources composed in their target language(s). Graduates will also be able to use information to construct new concepts or create new understandings and use this information effectively in a range of contexts.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will be able to demonstrate ethical values and beliefs that are consistent with their roles as interculturally competent and aware individuals. They will engage with authentic issues of social importance in an ethically valid, culturally appropriate, sensitive and equitable manner. Graduates will understand the international implications of local decisions and the local implications of international decisions. These attributes will be developed and assessed throughout the course through a range of different activities.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will be able to demonstrate a scholarly attitude to learning and will be committed to acquiring knowledge and understanding through continuous inquiry and reflection upon their own place in the cultures of their target language(s).

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will be able to exercise responsibility and accountability for their own learning and professional practice as well as work collaboratively through online and/or on-campus interactive activities and network effectively to achieve common goals and to solve authentic problems in an ethical and culturally appropriate and respectful manner.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

New domestic students to UNE apply to study on-campus by Early Entry or through UAC or QTAC

For more information, click here

New domestic students to UNE apply to study off-campus direct to UNE and

Former or current domestic UNE students apply to study on or off campus direct to UNE

For more information, click here

International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

For more information, click here

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