Our courses explained

UWA’s experience-rich curriculum and global network prepare you for the ever-changing world outside your degree. You will gain industry connections even before you graduate and kick-start a successful career. Our dedicated team can help you find the best option for you.

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Undergraduate courses

Seeking your first university degree? Our undergraduate courses allow you to start your journey to a fulfilling career. You can specialise in one area or create a degree that combines your interests. Whatever career you seek, you’ll find a degree that fits.

Comprehensive degrees

Design your own course with our comprehensive bachelor’s degrees. Choose one or two majors from a wide range, then add electives and/or a minor to suit your interests and career goals. Explore your interests with the flexibility to change your mind – choose your major(s) when you enrol and if you’d like to change during your degree you can.

 

Is this degree for me?

  • Pair your passions: choose a second major, minor and electives from almost any study area.
  • Create a course that is as unique as you.
  • Gain transferrable skills that employers seek and prepare for the careers of the future.

Our comprehensive degrees
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Comprehensive bachelor's degree with 1 major and 1 minor

1ST YEAR SEM 1 Major Minor Elective Elective
SEM 2 Major Minor Elective Elective
2ND YEAR SEM 1 Major Minor Elective Elective
SEM 2 Major Minor Elective Elective
3RD YEAR SEM 1 Major Major Elective Elective
SEM 2 Major Major Elective Elective

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Comprehensive bachelor's degree with 1 major

1ST YEAR SEM 1 Major Elective Elective Elective
SEM 2 Major Elective Elective Elective
2ND YEAR SEM 1 Major Elective Elective Elective
SEM 2 Major Elective Elective Elective
3RD YEAR SEM 1 Major Major Elective Elective
SEM 2 Major Major Elective Elective

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Specialised degrees

Prepare for your dream career with a specialised bachelor’s degree. You will take an extended major with a carefully designed study plan to give you in-depth knowledge of your chosen career or profession. You can complement this with a minor or electives from almost any study area.

 

Is this degree for me?

  • Get on the path to your future career.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of your chosen career with a defined study plan.
  • Take a minor or electives that complement your studies or let you pursue other interests.

Our specialised degrees
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Specialised degree with 1 major and 1 minor

1ST YEAR SEM 1 Exd Major Exd major Elective Minor
SEM 2 Exd Major Exd major Elective Minor
2ND YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Exd major Minor
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Exd major Minor
3RD YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Exd major Exd major
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Exd major Exd major

Key    CyanExtended major    PurpleMinor     YellowElective

Specialised degree with 1 major

1ST YEAR SEM 1 Exd Major Exd major Elective Elective
SEM 2 Exd Major Exd major Exd major Elective
2ND YEAR SEM 1 Exd Major Exd major Exd major Elective
SEM 2 Exd Major Exd major Exd major Elective
3RD YEAR SEM 1 Exd Major Exd major Exd major Elective
SEM 2 Exd Major Exd major Exd major Elective

Key    CyanExtended major    YellowElective

Combined bachelor's degrees

Pursue your passions and maximise your career options with our combined bachelor’s degrees. You’ll complete two degrees in normally just four years – one comprehensive (where you’ll choose a major from a wide range of options) and one specialised (where you’ll take a defined study plan).

 

Is this degree for me?

  • Get the best of both worlds – enjoy the advantages of comprehensive and specialised degrees.
  • Complete two undergraduate degrees in a shorter time than doing them separately.
  • Graduate with two qualifications and maximise your job prospects.
  • If you decide either degree isn’t right for you, you can exit it and complete the other.

Our combined bachelor’s degrees
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Combined bachelor's degree with 2 majors and 1 minor

1ST YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Minor Major 2
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Minor Major 2
2ND YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Minor Major 2
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Minor Major 2
3RD YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Elective Major 2
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Elective Major 2
4th YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Exd major Major 2
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Exd major Major 2

Key    CyanExtended major    GreenSecond major    PurpleMinor     YellowElective    

Combined bachelor's and master's

1ST YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Exd major Elective
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Exd major Elective
2ND YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Exd major Elective
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Exd major Elective
3RD YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Master's Master's
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Master's Master's
4th YEAR SEM 1 Master's Master's Master's Master's
SEM 2 Master's Master's Master's Master's

Key    CyanExtended major    YellowElective     RedMaster's    

Integrated honours degrees

Pursue an advanced course for high-achieving students with our integrated honours courses. These four-year courses include advanced coursework and a major research or creative project in your final year.

 

Is this degree for me?

  • Gain advanced knowledge in your chosen area.
  • You'll have direct entry to an honours year that's integrated into your course on the basis of your high ATAR or equivalent
  • Earn a degree that will help you stand out to employers or prepare you for postgraduate research.

Our integrated honours degrees
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Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) with 2 majors and 1 minor

1ST YEAR SEM 1 Major 1 Minor Elective Major 2
SEM 2 Major 1 Minor Elective Major 2
2ND YEAR SEM 1 Major 1 Minor Elective Major 2
SEM 2 Major 1 Minor Elective Major 2
3RD YEAR SEM 1 Major 1 Major 1 Major 2 Major 2
SEM 2 Major 1 Major 1 Major 2 Major 2
4th YEAR SEM 1 Honours Honours Honours Honours
SEM 2 Honours Honours Honours Honours

Key    CyanFirst major    GreenSecond major    PurpleMinor     YellowElective     TealHonours    

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) with 2 majors and 1 minor

1ST YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Exd major Elective
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Exd major Elective
2ND YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Exd major Elective
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Exd major Elective
3RD YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Exd major Elective
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Exd major Elective
4th YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Project Project
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Project Project

Key    CyanFirst major    YellowElective     TealProject    

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Postgraduate Pathways

Prepare to enter your ideal career with our packaged undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. You’ll gain the knowledge and networks you need for success. If you don’t achieve the ATAR (or equivalent) required to secure your place in one of our Postgraduate Pathways, you can always apply for your chosen postgraduate degree after you have completed your bachelor’s degree.

Assured Pathways

Our Assured Pathways, formerly known as Direct Pathways, give you a guaranteed place in the professional postgraduate degree of your choice at the start of your studies. Your place is guaranteed on the basis of your high school performance or equivalent (subject to satisfactory performance in your bachelor’s degree).

This provides you with clear progression towards a postgraduate qualification and, in some cases, the opportunity for faster completion of your degrees.

 

Is this degree for me?

  • Take a clear path towards your dream professional career and secure your place in one of our professionally accredited postgraduate degrees.
  • Gain advanced knowledge and skills in your chosen career.
  • Depending on the majors you choose, in some cases, you can complete your postgraduate degree in as little as 18 months.

Combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees

Take the express path to your postgraduate qualification with our combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees (CBMs).

You’ll start advanced postgraduate-level studies in the third year of your bachelor’s degree and complete two degrees in just four years so you can enter your dream career sooner.

 

Is this degree for me?

  • Earn an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in normally just four years, saving time and money.
  • Gain advanced knowledge and skills in your chosen career or profession.
  • If you decide the master’s course isn’t right for you, exit after 3 years with a specialised or advanced bachelor’s degree.
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What makes up my undergraduate degree?

Our 3-year bachelor’s degrees consist of 24 units. These units are grouped as majors, extended majors and minors, which will be named on your degree certificate. You can fill the rest of your degree with other units of your choice.

Majors

We offer a wide range of majors and extended majors within our bachelor’s degrees.

  • One major requires 8-12 units over the course of your bachelor's degree so, in most cases, you can choose to study two majors.
  • Extended majors enable you to dive deeper into a particular area of study and normally require 13 to 18 units studied over the course of your degree.
  • You’ll need to choose your major(s) when you enrol but if you’d like to change during your degree you can.

Minors

These are sequences of four related units that allow you to gain skills and knowledge in a specialised area that may complement your major(s), suit your career goals or simply be of personal interest.

 

Additional units

Foundational unit

Your course may include up to four units that give you broad grounding and key skills in your chosen degree area, irrespective of your choice of major(s). For example, the Bachelor of Commerce requires foundational units to develop your knowledge across different areas of business, in addition to your major(s).

Bridging unit

If you don’t have the required subject at ATAR level or equivalent for your chosen major, you can take these additional units in your first year.

Elective unit

Depending on your choice of majors and minors, you may have space for elective units. You can choose (almost!) anything you like to expand your knowledge in a new field, provided you meet the unit rules. Elective units provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of interests and new disciplines. If you structure your degree with one degree-specific major, there is potential for up to 16 electives. If you decide to study two majors, there is still room for variety beyond your majors.