The Bachelor of Development Studies gives you the chance to apply your knowledge in the workplace through a practical work placement program.

Bachelor of Development Studies

Practical Experience

When you study a degree in development studies, your learning is not confined to a lecture theatre or tutorial room. Many of the courses featured within the Bachelor of Development Studies program involve fieldwork and the chance to develop research skills by interpreting the local environment.

You also have the opportunity to undertake work placement in your final year and can elect to undertake practical experience overseas. This involves professional placement with an external organisation for 48 hours over the semester (four hours per week over 12 weeks). During this time you will be able to further develop your expertise in management of environmental projects and issues.

Additionally, Bachelor of Development Studies students are eligible to enrol in SCIT3600 which offers you the opportunity to undertake an international placement to expand the theoretical knowledge and skills developed in this program and apply knowledge and skills in an external and international context

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