Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 6:02 AM on Thu, 14 October

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

ATAR
N/A
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
1 year full-time
Location
Lismore
Start date
March
Course code
3507184
Course abbreviation
BIndigK (Hons)
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

This year-long program can transform your interest in research into a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous knowledge and culture.

With the guidance of an expert supervisor, you’ll select a topic, develop your thesis and engage in research that speaks to your passion as well as to a broader and deeper cultural importance.

While advancing your analytic, writing and research skills, you will also open the way to more diverse career options, or even further study towards a doctorate.

Best of all, completion of this degree will see your research contribute new knowledge and perspective of Indigenous life and culture.

This year-long program can transform your interest in research into a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous knowledge and culture.

With the guidance of an expert supervisor, you’ll select a topic, develop your thesis and engage in research that speaks to your passion as well as to a broader and deeper cultural importance.

While advancing your analytic, writing and research skills, you will also open the way to more diverse career options, or even further study towards a doctorate.

Best of all, completion of this degree will see your research contribute new knowledge and perspective of Indigenous life and culture.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Students applying for the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours are required to participate in an interview with Gnibi academics and Gnibi Elders to demonstrate suitability for entry into the award. 

About the course

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
LismoreTerm  1

International students

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

apply critical analysis to Indigenous social and cultural situations and problems.

develop innovative and creative responses to contemporary Indigenous and historical social and cultural issues.

investigate and evaluate issues with references to principles of social justice and equity in relation to Indigenous peoples.

demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to interact in a culturally competent way with Indigenous communities.

access, interpret and evaluate sources of information relevant to Indigenous studies.

demonstrate a command of one other major area of study.

demonstrate effective cross-cultural communication skills in relation to an understanding of Indigenous Australian cultures, histories and current realities.


Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online education study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

All students are expected to attend a week-long intensive research workshop each session. Honours students will also spend time each week working directly with a supervisor with expertise in their field of research.

Career opportunities

An honours degree can lead to a career in research and academia to pursue further higher research degree options such as a PhD. Honours in Indigenous Studies allows students to gain training and mentorship into research capacity development which can be applied to a range of professional applications. These include public policy development in government positions, high-level analysis in community engagement activities and research streams in national and international Indigenous affairs.

Ask a question

Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

Class of Honours

This degree may be awarded in the following classes:

1. First Class;

2. Second Class (Division 1);

3. Second Class (Division 2); or

4. Third Class.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
INDG4001Indigenous Research Theory and Practice Note 1
INDG4002Indigenous Research Thesis (Stage 1 of 3) Note 1
INDG4003Indigenous Research Thesis (Stage 2 of 3) Note 1
INDG4004Indigenous Research Thesis (Stage 3 of 3) Note 1


Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

INDG4001Indigenous Research Theory and Practice
Term1
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Enrolment informationStudents must be admitted to the 3507184 - Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours to enrol in this unit.
INDG4002Indigenous Research Thesis (Stage 1 of 3)
Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Enrolment informationGnibi recommends that students complete INDG7004 - Indigenous Research Theory and Practice.
INDG4003Indigenous Research Thesis (Stage 2 of 3)
Term3
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Enrolment informationGnibi recommends that students complete INDG7004 - Indigenous Research Theory and Practice before enrolling in this unit.
INDG4004Indigenous Research Thesis (Stage 3 of 3)
Term4
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Enrolment informationGnibi recommends that students complete INDG7004 - Indigenous Research Theory and Practice before enrolling in this unit.


Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit

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