What will I study?


Take on subjects that include Indonesia in the World and Literature: Reading Indonesian Lives, through to Creative industries in Indonesia and Popular Cultures in Indonesia. Gain a holistic perspective of the culture that underpins the language through in-depth study and practical classes.

Your course structure

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects (300-points), including at least one major. Most students study eight subjects each year (usually four subjects in each semester) for three years full-time, or the part-time equivalent.

Most Arts majors require 100 points of study (usually eight subjects) for attainment. This means out of your 300-point program, you have the opportunity to achieve two majors in your course.


Students completing a major or minor in Indonesian Studies will need to complete a certain distribution of compulsory and elective subjects based on their entry point. The core subjects in Indonesian are organised in a progressive sequence from Indonesian 1 through to Indonesian 6. Entry and exit points are determined by the Indonesian Studies program based on the student’s background in the language, placement testing or prerequisites. Students normally progress through the subjects in consecutive order.


Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne curriculum. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of arts, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

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