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Undergraduate Double Degree Major
- Japanese Double Degree Major (BA/BCom)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Learn to speak Japanese – a fascinating language spoken by 135 million people worldwide. Classes range from beginners to advanced.
Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers.
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
Develop your skills on an international study tour.
Japanese is a fascinating language that comprises several written systems and is spoken by 135 million people worldwide.
Japan is not only one of Australia’s top three trade partners; it is a gateway to Asian nations that are diverse, rapidly changing and rich with opportunities.
This double degree major is designed to provide you with a high level of literacy in Japanese and an advanced understanding of Japanese culture.
Prior study of Japanese is not required, and advanced classes are provided for students who have studied the language previously. The teaching methods that are applied to both spoken and written language use the latest technology and cultural awareness activities.
Upon graduating you will be ready to explore career opportunities in Japan and bilingual roles in Australia and internationally.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How to apply
Applicants have the choice of which double degree combination they would like to study.
To apply for this course, you will apply for the most preferred double degree. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.
Applying as an undergraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.
Ready to apply?
- You can learn to speak an Asian language, which may improve your career opportunities.
- You can advance your intercultural skills, which are becoming increasingly important in today's global economy.
- You can study abroad and experience Japan for three weeks or a semester through an exchange program with one of our partner universities. You can also explore the language and cultural aspects to Japanese popular culture, such as Japanese ‘anime’, inventions and J-pop.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
- Interpreter / translator
- Trade measurement officer
- Hotel / motel manager
- Tourism officer
- Flight attendant
- International trade
- Banking and finance
- Foreign affairs and trade
- Mining and minerals production
- Government / public service
- International relations
- International media
- Tourism and hospitality
What you'll learn
- apply knowledge of applied linguistics and intercultural communication
- critically analyse various issues in the context of cultural and linguistic differences
- locate and extract information from various sources and synthesise information using a target language
- communicate both orally and in writing effectively in a target language with cultural understanding
- use electronic sources in a target language to effectively collect information and communicate
- demonstrate an ability in self-directed learning
- evaluate and analyse issues arising in the region with in-depth knowledge of a target language and culture
- demonstrate an understanding of cultural practices and differences in different languages
- apply an ethical approach in professional practices; work independently and in teams with an intercultural understanding
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Please view the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.
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- Curtin course code: MDDU-JAPAN
- Last updated on: October 28, 2021