Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies (GradDipAS) will equip students in the issues crucial to understanding and engaging with the region, with the option of focusing on business and management, politics and contemporary sociocultural debates.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the historical, cultural and political landscape that shapes and informs contemporary Asia and the skill set to apply this in their professional and personal engagements with the region. In addition to this, the degree will offer a number of possibilities to facilitate career development and professional opportunities in government, education, business and the NGO sector, as well as being attractive to employees of international organisations.

GradDipAS will also provide an opportunity for those already based in Asia, or who have significant Asia expertise to broaden their existing knowledge base by combining their degree with a specialisation in International Relations or Business at UWA.

This course is suitable to those who have a first degree in other disciplines, or work experience in industry and wish to develop Asia expertise with the option to acquire or develop skills in one of the Asian languages taught at UWA.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies
Award abbreviation
GradDipAS
Course code
13380
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
not available in 2021
Administered by
Social Sciences
CRICOS code
093276B

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year (mid-year intake for part-time study only)
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
4 yeatrs
Delivery mode
multi-mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Laura Dales and Associate Professor Joanna Elfving-Hwang
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Note: This course is not available in 2021.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2021;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Take all units (18 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ASIA5001Key Debates in the Asian Region
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
seminars at least 20 hours over 12 weeks
N/AASIA5002Critical Cultural Engagement with Asia
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
seminars: 18 hours
N/AASIA5003Advanced Critical Thinking in Asian Studies
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
seminars: 24 hours

Take a total of 30 points from Group A or Group A and B (maximum value of 12 points from Group B).

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSCOMM5702Digital Media: Theory and Practice
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: up to 1 hr per week. seminars: 2 hours per week for 6 weeks
N/ACOMM5704Global Media and Cross-cultural Communication
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
24–36 hours
N/AHERI5105Heritage and Development in Asia
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
4 hours per week for 6 weeks
NSPOLS5684China and the World
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
seminars:18 hours
N/ASOCS5001Engaging Cultural Difference
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures and workshops: up to 3 hours per week; or intensively (12 x 3-hour sessions over 2 weeks)
N/ASOCS5005Social Research Ethics
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
24 hours—taught intensively and may include evening and/or Saturday classes
N/ASOCS5013Gender in Development: Approaches and Issues
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1TRNS5106Advanced English Language and Culture 1
Prerequisites:
Native or near-native competency in both English and one of the languages offered in the Graduate Certificate of Translation, Graduate Diploma of Translation and Master of Translation
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
24 hours
S2TRNS5107Advanced English Language and Culture 2
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
24 hours
NS, S1, S2WILG5001Professional Development Practicum A
Prerequisites:
Completion of 24 points of post graduate units and approval from the unit coordinator.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
150 hours for pre-placement, placement and post-placement activities
Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/ACHIN5001Chinese for Professionals 1
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
CHIN1401 Chinese 1
language seminars: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks; online learning; Saturday block seminars (refer to the unit outline for further details)
N/ACHIN5002Chinese for Professionals 2
Prerequisites:
CHIN5001 Chinese for Professionals 1 or equivalent as determined by the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
CHIN1402 Chinese 2
language seminars: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks; online learning; Saturday block seminars (refer to the unit outline for further details)
N/AINDO5001Indonesian for Professionals 1
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
INDO1401 Indonesian 1
language seminars: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks; self-directed learning; Saturday teaching blocks (refer to the unit outline for further details)
N/AINDO5002Indonesian for Professionals 2
Prerequisites:
INDO5001 Indonesian for Professionals 1 or equivalent as determined by the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
INDO1402 Indonesian 2
language seminars: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks; self-directed learning; some Saturday block seminars (refer to the unit outline for further details)
N/AJAPN5001Japanese for Professionals 1
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
JAPN1401 Japanese 1
language seminars: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks; self-directed learning; Saturday block seminars (refer to the unit outline for further details)
N/AJAPN5002Japanese for Professionals 2
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
JAPN5001 Japanese for Professionals 1 or equivalent as determined by the unit coordinator
Incompatibility:
JAPN1402 Japanese 2
language seminars: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks; self-directed learning; Saturday block seminars (refer to the unit outline for further details)
N/AKORE5001Korean for Professionals 1
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
nil
Incompatibility:
KORE1401 Korean 1
language seminars: 4 hours per week over 6 weeks; online learning; Saturday block seminar (refer to the unit outline for further details)
N/AKORE5002Korean for Professionals 2
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
KORE5001 Korean for Professionals 1
Incompatibility:
KORE1402 Korean 2
language seminars: 4 hours per week over 6 weeks; online learning; Saturday block seminar (refer to the unit outline for further details)

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2021.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

and

(c) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Asian Studies; or

(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies at UWA.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 12580 Master of Asian Studies (96 points)
  • 13280 Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies (24 points)
  • 13380 Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 after being enrolled at the University for one or two semesters only are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty.

(2) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 and who have been enrolled at the University for more than two semesters are assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

(3) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who have previously been allocated a progress status of 'Suspended' and fail again to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.