Indonesian Studies

Indonesian will introduce you to the wide social and cultural backgrounds of Indonesia and the Malay world of southeast Asia.

With a population of over 260 million people, Indonesia is the 4th most populated country in the world – making Indonesian one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. As an Indonesian studies student at The University of Adelaide, you will develop language skills and cultural knowledge that will prepare you for employment in organisations either in Indonesia or with an Indonesian focus.

As an Indonesian studies student you will:

  • Learn to read and write in Indonesian
  • Gain the skills to listen and speak in Indonesian
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of Indonesian culture
  • Study the Indonesian influence in modern society
  • Improve your understanding of how language works
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad.

By learning another language you will set yourself apart from others in your future career.

As an Indonesian student you will be engage cross culturally in a range of social and workplace settings. This will help you build an understanding of the strong Australia-Indonesia relationship and its importance to Australia and its industries.

Indonesian will introduce you to the wide social and cultural backgrounds of Indonesia and the Malay world of southeast Asia.

Degrees that offer this study area

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Electrical and Electronic) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Environmental) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of International Development
Bachelor of International Relations
Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Languages
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Music
Diploma in Languages

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching
  • International law
  • Diplomacy
  • Translation
  • Interpreter
  • Corporate executive
  • Tourism
  • Research

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