ATAR cut-off
78.45
82.10 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

UAC code

482550
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 11368
CRICOS code: 031290F

Program handbook

Description

The need for environmentally sustainable and equitable development is one of the most serious issues facing the contemporary world. This program provides opportunities to study the causes and consequences of unequal development and assess policy options for a more equitable and sustainable future.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • A Development Studies graduate will: be committed to knowledge creation, ethical practice and critical perspectives about development and underdevelopment.
  • A Development Studies graduate will: possess a substantial and broad knowledge of development issues including: urban and regional; globalisation; economic; environmental sustainability; and cultural diversity.
  • A Development Studies graduate will: demonstrate a capacity for logical, critical and creative analysis.
  • A Development Studies graduate will: have high-level communication skills and/or the ability to engage in constructive public and professional discourse in community, cross-cultural and policy contexts.
  • A Development Studies graduate will: be able to perform autonomously, collaboratively and/or productively with advanced skills in collecting, interpreting, organizing, analyzing and presenting information.
  • A Development Studies graduate will: have the capacity to be engaged, responsible, sensitive and effective world citizens.

Details

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Program code11368
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus78.4582.10

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Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  3. School of Humanities and Social Science
  4. School of Health Sciences
  5. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code031290F

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here.  Admission information for international students can be found here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

Credit may be granted for studies completed at another institution if they were completed within the previous 8 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology in accordance with the relevant policies approved by the University.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied:

  • The completion of 70 units of core courses.
  • The completion of 40 units of directed courses from an approved list: at least 20 units are to be taken at 1000 level and at least 20 units at 2000 level. PLEASE NOTE: Courses counted towards the Directed Course List cannot be counted towards the major.
  • A major sequence of courses from the four key themes: Urban and Regional Development; Cultures and Citizenship; Environmental Sustainability, or Globalisation and Economic Development. To complete a major sequence a minimum of 80 units must be taken from the chosen stream of which a minimum of 40 units must be at 3000 level.
  • Not more than 50 units of electives that may be taken from any unrestricted undergraduate courses, either from the list of key themes below or elsewhere in the University.
  • A maximum of 100 units are to be taken at 1000 level.
  • A minimum of 40 units are to be taken at 2000 level.
  • A minimum of 40 units are to be taken at 3000 level.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Transition arrangements

Students who have commenced their studies in the Bachelor of Development Studies prior to 2015 may elect to change to the new program commencing in 2015.

Students who commenced their program prior to 2015 may complete the Bachelor of Development Studies under the program structure in which they initially enrolled.

Students who commenced the program prior to 2013 and successfully completed:

  • SOCA3060 may not enrol in SOCA2065;
  • SOCA3325 may not enrol in SOCA2325;
  • SOCA3420 may not enrol in SOCA2400.

Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA1010Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG2130Geographies of Development
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3300Rethinking Development
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal Communities
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS1004Social Development & the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI1020Introduction to Politics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA1020Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR2244Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and Present
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation & Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2001Ideas in Political Science
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2020Foundations of Modern PoliticsNot currently offered10 units
POLI2130Principles of Public PolicyNot currently offered10 units
POLI2140The Politics of Globalisation
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2160Global Power and World OrderNot currently offered10 units
POLI2170Regime Change and Altered StatesNot currently offered10 units
POLI2200The Global Politics of Indigenous PeopleNot currently offered10 units
POLI2203International Political Economy and Global Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA2400Globalisation, Social Justice and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2400Applied Social Research
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units

Environmental Sustainability major

Directed Courses

Choose 80 units from directed courses, including at least 40 units at 3000 level

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS1004Social Development & the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR2243Indigenous People, Global Warming and the Environment
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation & Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST2065A Sunburnt Country: Australian Environmental HistoryNot currently offered10 units
HLSC2241Engaging Communities: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCA2065Environment and Society
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
TOUR2000EcoTourism and Resource ManagementNot currently offered10 units
TOUR2001Tourism and Cultural Heritage
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3006Environmental Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ENVS3001Integrated Impact Assessment
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3006Sustainability: Theory and Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3090Society and Space
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3330Work Integrated Learning in Development Studies and Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHIL3500Democracy, Economy and Global WarmingNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3350The Sociology of Food
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
TOUR3000Tourism and Environmental Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
TOUR3001Destination Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units

Globalisation and Economic Development major

Compulsory Courses
CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 70 units from directed courses, including a minimum of 40 units at 3000 level, and 20 units of ECON courses above 1000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON2002Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2050Political Theory and Social ChangeNot currently offered10 units
POLI2140The Politics of Globalisation
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2200The Global Politics of Indigenous PeopleNot currently offered10 units
POLI2202Global Terrorism: Politics and Problems
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI2203International Political Economy and Global Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA2400Globalisation, Social Justice and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
ABOR3380Human Rights and the World's Indigenous Communities
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ECON3002Economic Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON3006Environmental Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3008International Macroeconomics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3240Globalisation:Cities, Economies
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3330Work Integrated Learning in Development Studies and Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3001Organisations, Politics and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3002Power and the State
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3050Political Theory and Social ChangeNot currently offered10 units
POLI3140The Politics of Globalisation
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3150Foundations of International Relations
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3160Global Power and World OrderNot currently offered10 units
POLI3170Regime Change and Altered StatesNot currently offered10 units
POLI3201Politics of Genocide: A Global ComparisonNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3095Economic Sociology - A Case Study ApproachNot currently offered10 units

Urban and Regional Development major

Directed Courses

Choose 80 units from directed courses, including at least 40 units at 3000 level

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR2244Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and Present
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2245Aboriginal People and Law
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation & Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2161GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
HLSC2241Engaging Communities: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCA2065Environment and Society
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCS2400Applied Social Research
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
TOUR2001Tourism and Cultural Heritage
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ABOR3024Aboriginal Community Development and Advocacy
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ECON3002Economic Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON3006Environmental Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ENVS3001Integrated Impact Assessment
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG3090Society and Space
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3240Globalisation:Cities, Economies
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3330Work Integrated Learning in Development Studies and Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3250Geographic Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3130Principles of Public PolicyNot currently offered10 units
POLI3180Politics, Policy and Government
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA3360Social and Cultural Deviance in the CityNot currently offered10 units
TOUR3001Destination Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units

Cultures and Citizenship major

Directed Courses

Choose 80 units from directed courses, including at least 40 units at 3000 level

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal Communities
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCA1020Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2241Aboriginal Political Protest
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR2244Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and Present
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2440Aboriginal Health Past and Present
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2450Aboriginal Health Practices
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
POLI2200The Global Politics of Indigenous PeopleNot currently offered10 units
SOCA2325Cultural Worlds of Health and Illness
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCS2300Ethical Debates in the Social Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2400Applied Social Research
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SPSW2001Human Rights, Advocacy and Social ChangeNot currently offered10 units
TOUR2001Tourism and Cultural Heritage
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ABOR3021Australian Indigenous Language and Cultural Issues Today
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR3024Aboriginal Community Development and Advocacy
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR3251International Indigenous Comparative Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR3380Human Rights and the World's Indigenous Communities
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR3440Indigenous Health Around the World
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
GEOG3090Society and Space
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3330Work Integrated Learning in Development Studies and Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHIL3251Philosophy, Modernity and IslamNot currently offered10 units
POLI3120Challenging Political Discourses
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA3220Youth Culture and Risk
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCA3230Identity and Culture
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3315Bodies in Cultural PerspectiveNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3351Social Policy and Social JusticeNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3666Consumption and Everyday LifeNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3850Indigenous People of the Contemporary WorldNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3902Religion and Politics in Contemporary Society
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units

Electives

Complete 50 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

50 units

Suggested electives

Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.

A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.

CodeTitleUnits
ABOR1112Introduction to Torres Strait Islander Studies10 units
ABOR1390Australian Aborigines and Human Rights10 units
ABOR1420Communicating with Aboriginal People Across Genres10 units
CMNS1090Introduction to Professional Writing10 units
LING2501Cross-cultural Communication10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation10 units
MNGT3007Social Entrepreneurship10 units
SCIT3600International Study Experience10 units
SOCS3100Policy Development, Program Management and Evaluation10 units
SOCS3200Applied Social Research Proj10 units
SPSW2002Working with Communities10 units

Honours

An Honours year is available to students as a separate program in the form of an additional year to those who meet the entry requirements.

For more information about Honours please follow the link below:  http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-development-studies-honours

 


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online