Bachelor of Applied Science - Indigenous Australian Research (Honours)

Curtin University

This honours course provides an opportunity for suitably qualified graduate students to undertake a dissertation-based program in the field of Indigenous Australian research. The course focuses on Indigenous knowledge and research methodologies and emphasises multidisciplinary approaches to analyse topics of relevance to Indigenous people.

Entry Requirements:

The following students are eligible to apply for places in the program: those students who have completed the Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies), the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aboriginal Community Management and Development) or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Community Health) at Curtin and have attained a course weighted average of 70 or above in the third year of the course. Students from elsewhere will be eligible if they have similar levels of attainment and meet one or more of the following criteria: are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or have completed one or more undergraduate units with a substantial Indigenous studies component, or can demonstrate substantial life experience residing with or working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.


Students undertake a semester of coursework, followed by a semester of independent research, fieldwork and dissertation writing, in addition to the completion of the final two coursework units.

Subjects you can Study:

Indigenous community management and development; Indigenous community health; Indigenous Australian cultural studies

Further information:

Curtin University Course Code: BH-INDAUS

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info No Full time 1 year
Bentley - main campus No info No Part time 2 years

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