Bachelor of Arts - 2016

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

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Course summary - 2016

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
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The Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate award which normally requires 3 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent. In your first year of study you will develop the essential skills of critical thinking, research, evaluation and reflection. You will continue to apply and develop these skills throughout your degree. You will gain in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialisation in your Major units.

Your first year (Part I) consists of a combination of Major units (Core), a Transition unit (Core), a Breadth unit (Core), specified electives and your choice of general elective units. Years two and three (Part II) of your degree comprise the balance of your degree and consists of the Major units (which give you the in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialisation), Research Skills units (Core), Breadth Units (Core) and your own choice of general elective units.

The four Majors that Murdoch University offers through OUA enable you to develop expertise in in Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism; International Aid and Development; Community Development; and Sustainable Development. You can choose to study a single major or combine two for a double major.

KNOWLEDGE

Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of:

  1. the theoretical perspectives and methods of enquiry of a discipline
  2. the diversity of social, human and natural phenomena and the multiple perspectives (including inter-disciplinary perspectives) which can be brought to bear in social and creative enquiry
  3. global perspectives including an awareness of and respect for the historical, social, biological, cultural, and economic interdependence of global life.

SKILLS

Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts are effective communicators who demonstrate:

  1. proficiency in producing written arguments and/or creative artefacts consistent with the norms and standards of a discipline
  2. capacity for persuasive oral communication appropriate to a range of audiences.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts gather, synthesise and critically evaluate ideas and information from a range of sources demonstrating:

  1. analytical, creative and conceptual thinking
  2. a variety of methods for research and practice appropriate to the discipline.

APPLICATION

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts demonstrate confidence and competence in applying knowledge and skills to practice through:

  1. a capacity for self-directed independent enquiry
  2. critical self-reflection
  3. creative problem solving
  4. a global perspective incorporating an appreciation of cultural and disciplinary differences.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts have well developed interpersonal and collaborative skills including the demonstrated capacity to:

  1. give and receive critical feedback
  2. work effectively within team environments
  3. respect the thoughts and opinions of others.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts demonstrate ethical thinking and practice through social and creative enquiry which recognises diversity and the rights and perspectives of others.

With a Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts degree, your choices of career are almost limitless. With highly developed skills in research, critical thinking, synthesis and evaluation, and expertise in your chosen specialisation (Major), you will be very desirable to a wide range of employers. Murdoch University has been given a five star graduate employment rating by students in the popular Good Universities Guide 2015. Murdoch's emphasis on high quality teaching and leading edge research, as well as links with industry ensure it can provide students with a well-rounded and relevant education which gives you the edge as you embark on your chosen career paths.

As a graduate of the BA Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism studies, you may choose to pursue employment in a range of Government agencies, such as Australian Federal Police, ASIO and ASIS, AUSAid, Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Defence, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Attorney-General's Office and so on. There is also a demand for knowledgeable graduates across the private sector, with companies whose interests focus globally, particularly in areas where security and terrorism has been a recent and volatile issue.

Graduates of the BA International Aid and Development graduate with skills in economic and social policy are likely to be employed in a range of organisations such as AUSAID or development related non-governmental organisations. 

Sustainability and Sustainable Development is an emerging growth industry and profession. Graduates progress to successful careers in the State and Commonwealth public sectors; local councils and non-government organisations (NGOs); research institutes; national and international aid organisations; as well as in industry, tourism, media, education and resource sectors of the economy.

The BA in Community Development degree aims to develop your skills and abilities in communication, critical thinking, ethics and social justice as well as developing more specific knowledge related to Community Development. Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Community Development will be suitable candidates for a wide range of careers in community services and welfare groups, government departments, and not-for-profit organisations. 

To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this degree, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
  • A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
  • The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • 4 OUA Undergraduate units at pass level OR equivalent

OR

ONE of the following:

1. School Leavers (ATAR/OP)

School leavers gain an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) from four course subjects completed during Year 12, or OP (Overall Positions) in Queensland.
To apply to Murdoch University after Year 12, you must achieve English competency and have achieved your WA Certificate of Education (WACE) or its interstate equivalent along with the ATAR (or OP) relevant for your chosen course.

An ATAR of 70.00 or higher (or a Queensland Overall Position of 14 or less) is required for admission to a Commonwealth Support Place in this course.

To demonstrate English language competency you will need a scaled mark of at least 50 in one of:

  • WACE English 2A/2B or higher, or
  • WACE English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) 2A/2B or higher, or
  • WACE Literature 2A/2B or higher.

If you have been educated outside of WA, you will need to demonstrate an equivalent level of English language competency (as assessed in your home state), or meet any of the English language Requirementsas stated on the Murdoch website. Other than English competency Murdoch has no prerequisite subjects for any of its degrees.

OR

2. Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

STAT is a national test for mature age people designed to assess aptitude for learning in a tertiary environment. It is not a test of your knowledge on specific academic subjects. It is recognised in all Australian states. You must achieve a minimum of 140 in the Written English and 135 in the Qualitative or Multiple Choice sections of the STAT to gain entry to Murdoch.

OR

3. Transferring from another course or university

If you have successfully completed university studies equivalent to at least one semester at Murdoch University (12 Murdoch credit points) you can apply to transfer to Murdoch University using your previous studies. To be eligible for the course, you need to have passed units to a high standard and may be required to provide a personal statement upon application.

OR

4. Vocational Education and Training (VET)

If you have successfully completed a Certificate IV or higher you can apply for admission into a Commonwealth Support Place.

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, including eligibility please see Commonwealth supported places.

Please note: You can still enrol and pay for your units via FEE-HELP or an upfront payment if you are not eligible for CSP.

To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts at Murdoch University, students must complete 72 credit points (24 units).

The Murdoch Degree Framework

(72 Points of Credit:  24 points at Part I, 48 points at Part II)

A Murdoch University degree is structured around four key elements:

• transition to university,
• research skills,
• breadth of knowledge, and
• depth of knowledge (the chosen Major).

Degree Structures

Murdoch’s degree structures combine all the required elements to make a student knowledgeable, experienced, confident and successful within a chosen career:

Each level of an undergraduate degree requires 24 credit points, the equivalent of a year of full-time study.  Taking a combined degree introduces additional credit point requirements to your qualification.

Transition to University

Each degree includes a transition unit, helping students develop the key academic skills to succeed in a chosen field. Students entering Murdoch with advanced standing will still be required to complete this unit or demonstrate achievement of the unit’s learning outcomes.

Research Skills

Second and third year units focus on the research skills relevant to the chosen degree.  Research, communication and problem solving abilities are highly valued by employers, so we aim to ‘future proof’ your education with skills for undertaking life-long learning.

These skills involve:

• Identifying research
• Using appropriate methodology to find, record and organise research data;
• Critically evaluating and interpreting available information;
• Managing the research process and organising information;
• Communicating research findings with the appropriate language and context.

Breadth of Knowledge

Often, the best solutions appear when people apply knowledge in new ways or work with a team to bring different skills together. Breadth studies introduces students to knowledge outside a chosen discipline, teaching students to understand how others think and solve problems.

For detailed information go to this website: http://our.murdoch.edu.au/OUA/

Majors

Students can choose to study from these four Bachelor of Arts Majors:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
  • International Aid and Development
  • Community Development

Please Note: Units which appear in a major and the breadth unit list may only be counted towards the requirements of the major.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Academic Learning Skills
BAR100 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -
Ideas and Identity
BAR150 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Developing Research Skills and Methods
BAR200 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
Advanced Research in the Arts
BAR300 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
Complete 2 units from the following 9 units Required Elective Optional
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Drugs in Society
BRD2021 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 SP4
Wellbeing
BRD2511 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 SP4
Creativity and Innovation
BRD2091 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
Global and Regional Sustainability
ENV2451 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4
Indigenous Australia and the Nation
AIS2041 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -
Sex and Gender Matters
POL2261 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4
Women in Asian Societies
ASN2881 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
Metaphors of Mind
PHL2091 Murdoch - - SP3 -
World Religions
REL1011 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -

1 You MUST complete one of these Breadth units as Core at Level 2. You MUST also complete one of these units not yet completed as Core at Level 3. You may choose to complete more than the required units as electives.

Please Note: Units which appear in a major and the breadth unit list may only be counted towards the requirements of the major. If a student completes REL101 as breadth unit for Level 2 or Level 3, the credit points will be counted in Part I points total. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Community Development
COD125 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
Introduction to Sustainable Development
SUS100 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4
  Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Environmental Biology
BIO103 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -

General Electives (4 units) - Select the unit above or from any 100 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Sustainability, Ecology and Communities
SUS203 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -
Overseas Aid and International Development
SUS207 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -
Global and Regional Sustainability
ENV245 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4

General Electives (3 units) - Select from any 200 or 300 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Sustainable Urban Communities
SUS310 Murdoch SP1 SP2 - -
Resilient Regions: Sustainability in Practice
SUS301 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -
Economics of Sustainability
SUS305 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4

General Electives (3 units) - Select from any 200 or 300 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Total number of units to complete: 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Understanding International Politics
POL161 Murdoch SP1 SP2 - -
Perspectives on Security and Terrorism
POL192 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -
Critical and Creative Thinking
PHL131 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Security in an Age of Risk
PICX111 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

General Electives (3 units) - Select the unit above or from any 100 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Terrorism in a Globalised World
POL234 Murdoch - SP2 - SP4
US Policies and Global Security
POL236 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -
Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
International Relations Theory and Practice
POL2241 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4
Politics and Security in South Asia
POL2371 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -

1 You may choose to complete the other one of these Specified Elective units as a General Elective unit.

You MUST complete ONE of these 200 level Specified Elective units as Core.

  Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Homeland Security: Intelligence and Law Enforcement
PICX210 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
National Security: Policy and Strategy
PICX211 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

General Electives (3 units) - Select from the list above or from any 200 or 300 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Australian Foreign & Security Policy
POL344 Murdoch SP1 SP2 - -
International Security Studies
POL345 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4
Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Politics and Security in SouthEast Asia: Terrorists, Gangsters and the State
POL3381 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4
Middle East Politics and Security
POL3341 Murdoch Coming in 2017

1 You may choose to complete the other one of these Specified Elective units as a General Elective unit.

You MUST complete ONE of these 300 level Specified Elective units as Core.

  Required Elective Optional
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National Resilience: Crisis Response and Emergency Management
PICX213 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Cyber Security in Practice
PICX311 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

General Electives (3 units) - Select from the list above or from any 200 or 300 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Introduction to Community Development
COD125 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
Understanding International Politics
POL161 Murdoch SP1 SP2 - -
Introduction to Sustainable Development
SUS100 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4

General Electives (3 units) - Select from any 100 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Sex and Gender Matters
POL226 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4
Overseas Aid and International Development
SUS207 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -
International Political Economy
POL298 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -

General Electives (3 units) - Select from any 200 or 300 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Total number of units to complete: 5 units Required Elective Optional
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Creative Ways to Work with Community
COD302 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
International Aid and Development in Practice
SUS309 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4

General Electives (3 units) - Select from any 200 or 300 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Society, Culture & Ecology in Asia
ASN350 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -
Sustainable Urban Communities
SUS310 Murdoch SP1 SP2 - -
Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Introduction to Community Development
COD125 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
Introduction to Sustainable Development
SUS100 Murdoch - - SP3 SP4
Introduction to Sociology
SOC134 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -

General Electives (3 units) - Select from any 100 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Total number of units to complete: 5 units Required Elective Optional
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Community Work Across Sites, Settings and Peoples
COD201 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
Community and Social Policy
COD214 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -

General Electives (3 units) - Select from any 200 or 300 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Indigenous Australia and the Nation
AIS2041 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -
Overseas Aid and International Development
SUS207 Murdoch SP1 - SP3 -

1 AIS204 replaced the retired unit AIS234 Our Mob: Indigenous Community Engagement. Students who have completed AIS234 will have it counted towards their degree.

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Sustainable Urban Communities
SUS310 Murdoch SP1 SP2 - -
Creative Ways to Work with Community
COD302 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -
Preparing for Professional Community Practice
COD303 Murdoch - SP2 SP3 -

General Electives (3 units) - Select from any 200 or 300 level units offered by OUA, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students who are considering a second major are advised to consider using General Elective points (from Murdoch offerings) to meet the requirements of a second major.

Students may be eligible for credit for previous studies.

When applying for credit, students will need to provide documentation, including original transcripts of academic records or certified copies, unit outlines and an explanation of the grading system.

This must be sent to the Open Universities Support Office at Murdoch University. Please note that credit cannot be gained for subjects completed more than 10 years ago.

To obtain an Application for Advanced Standing Form, please download it from this website:

http://our.murdoch.edu.au/OUA/Forms/

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Students are recommended to Register with Murdoch University before starting their Part 2 units to receive enrolment advice.

A fee of $250 is payable on registration.

To obtain an Application for Registration Form, please download the form from this website:

http://our.murdoch.edu.au/OUA/Forms/

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can apply for loans through the Commonwealth government's Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), which allows you to defer your fees. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a certain level.

There are currently two types of loan:

Loan scheme Who can access it? When can I use it? How do I find out more?
Course loan
(HECS-HELP)
  • Australian citizens
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders

After you've been admitted into an application course. (That's why we call it a course loan.)

If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.

Find out more about
HECS-HELP
Unit loan
(FEE-HELP)
  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia,
    at least one unit of study
    contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian
    visa holders who will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who
    are undertaking bridging study
    for overseas-trained professionals
    , and will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their study

When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.

If you're studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you've completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).

Find out more about
FEE-HELP
You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

Changes to Bachelor of Arts courses at Murdoch University in 2015

This advice is about changes to Murdoch University’s BA courses in 2015 and how this affects you as a student intending to complete a Murdoch BA.

Murdoch’s commitment to you:

  • Murdoch will honour its commitments to you as a Murdoch student.
  • You will not be disadvantaged by the changes to the curriculum.
  • Murdoch will actively manage your progress and provide study-planning support.

The significant changes are:

  • In 2015, 100 level units will remain unchanged at 3 points.
  • In 2015, Part II units will progressively move from four points to three points: Some 200 level units previously offered at 4 points will become 3 point units, and in 2016 all remaining units previously offered at 4 points will become 3 point units.
  • In 2015 some units will be retired and some new units will be created, but you will not be disadvantaged by any of the changes.
  • If you are beginning your studies in 2015, you should follow the 2015 course structure.
  • If you have completed only a small number of units in your course, you can transition into the new 2015 course structure, gaining credit for units already completed.
  • If you are well advanced in your course, you can continue to follow the course structure you have followed until now and will probably do a mix of 4 and 3-point units to finish your course.
  • Whether you have completed a small number of units or you are well advanced in your studies, you will not be disadvantaged in terms of fees and the points required to graduate.  Your Academic Chair is there to ensure this, and to assist you in developing your study plan through to graduation.

If you have any queries about any of these changes, you can ask a question in Murdoch’s ‘MyAnswers’, providing your student number and identifying your course (or intended course).

You may also directly contact the Academic Chair of the course in which you wish to graduate.

Academic Chair for Community Development major: Dr David Palmer - D.Palmer@Murdoch.edu.au/ Tel: +61 8 93602288

Academic Chair for International Aid and Development, and Sustainable Development majors: Alan Johnstone - A.Johnstone@Murdoch.edu.au/ Tel: +61 8 93606278

Academic Chair for Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism  major: Dr Rajat Ganguly  - R.Ganguly@murdoch.edu.au / Tel: +61 8 93606232

For more transition arrangement information, please go to this Murdoch website:

http://our.murdoch.edu.au/OUA/

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