Develop advanced skills in contemporary Indonesian language, and gain a greater understanding of the political, environmental, and social issues affecting Indonesia and the Asia region.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Indonesia is our nearest Asian neighbour and on track to become the world’s 10th biggest economy by the end of this decade. With a degree in Indonesian, you could pursue a range of opportunities in fields such as teaching, diplomacy, international law and journalism.
In this course, you’ll develop advanced skills in contemporary Indonesian language, and gain a greater understanding of the political, environmental, and social issues affecting Indonesia and the Asia region. You’ll even have the opportunity to study in Indonesia through the national Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS).
You can expand your expertise and skills by combining this course with other majors, including Asian Studies, History, International Aid and Development, Global Politics and Policy or Tourism and Events.
When you graduate, you’ll find your Indonesian language skills are in high demand in a range of areas, particularly roles involving foreign affairs, security, defence, media, international development and education. You could also become accredited as an interpreter and translator through separate application and testing by the NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters).
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- School of Arts
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
The course is open to beginners as well as those with language competency. Students with language competency will be granted exemption from lower level language units and will be placed at the level appropriate to their level of competency. Such students may be required to take alternative units to replace the lower level language units. Native speakers of Indonesian or Malay may be excluded from this major. Students from countries where Indonesian or Malay is a partial or complete medium of instruction on the educational system may be excluded from this major, or from the lower level language units, depending on their previous level of exposure to Indonesian/Malay.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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