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

As Indonesia plays a bigger role in our region, Bahasa Indonesia has been identified as one of the crucial language skills needed for future Australian growth.

This major is beneficial for careers in business, tourism, law, mining and other fields.


1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2021

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:

  • Data operations associate
  • Indonesian language teacher
  • International business translator/interpreter
  • Foreign language analyst
  • Conference translator/interpreter

How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • 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
  • Southeast Asia in the Modern World
  • A History of Hinduism in India and Beyond: ritual, yoga, freedom
  • Indonesian Contemporary Culture

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