The Constructing Asia course focuses on studying the dynamics and complexities of contemporary Asia by critically analyzing topics related to economics, politics, and governance in the region. 

The program allows you to examine the ideas of the State, nationalism, Asian values, security; culture, values and social change, governance as a form of capitalism; ethnicity, religious renewal and identity, the rising middle class and societal transformation. It will also look at the governance of regional and global arrangements with a focus on the sets of institutions and organizational structures that determine the rules of the game and the nature of the relationship amongst the key actors.

Field of Study

  • Business

For more detailed information about these courses go to the host program website.

Credit Equivalent 

4 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if the program is successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the HELP University entry requirements. HELP University requires applicants to have a minimum 5.0/7.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least their second year of an undergraduate degree. 

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The program fee is approximately $5,250 AUD. More information regarding fees can be found on the host program website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Housing is included in the program fee. More information regarding accommodation options can be found on the host program website. 

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

HELP University Course BEL Credit Assessment
MGT210 Constructing Asia: Governance, Institutions & Identity

Students who enrolled in Bachelor of Economics may be eligible for credit towards #4 Bachelor of Economics, Level 2 Group 3 electives (2 courses) as approved by BEL Faculty


Students who enrolled in BCom, BBusMan, BIHTM, LLB may be eligible for credit towards #4 Level 2 General Electives (2 courses) if undertake one major, as approved by BEL Faculty


Students who enrolled in Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (Honours) may be eligible for credit towards #4 BPPE(Hons), Level 3 Part D electives as approved by BEL Faculty

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Summer 2017/2018 applications for this program have now closed
Host: 27 October 2017

Program Dates

Start: 03 January 2018
End: 10 February 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate