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Get to know one of Australia's closest neighbours in this major covering Indonesian history, politics, culture and society.

Learn why Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of Indonesia, has been identified as one of the crucial language skills needed for future Australian growth.

As Indonesia plays a bigger role in our region, this major is beneficial for careers in business, tourism, law, mining and other fields.


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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • International business translator/interpreter
  • Conference translator/interpreter
  • Indonesian language teacher
  • Interpreter
  • Corporate travel consultant
  • Foreign language analyst

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introductory Indonesian A
  • Introductory Indonesian B
  • Indonesian Contemporary Culture
  • Language and Globalisation: Advanced Intercultural Communication

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