Broadening your knowledge

Broadening your study at undergraduate level ensures you’re a well-rounded graduate, giving you a global perspective that prepares you for success in a changing and increasingly international workplace

Our flexible course structure allows you to combine your personal interests and career goals. The addition of broadening units means you’ll add a valuable dimension to your studies that will be highly sought after by prospective employers. 

How does it work?

All students studying a bachelor’s degree at UWA are required to broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) outside their degree specific major.

You can satisfy this requirement by:

  • Selecting any four units outside your degree-specific major
  • Completing a second major
  • Completing a minor

If you are studying a Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, you can meet this requirement simply by completing the postgraduate units that form an integral part of your course. However, we encourage you to use the free elective units in your course to study other disciplines.

Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests.

Your course adviser will be able to suggest broadening units that are relevant to your major and your career aspirations but remember, there is no wrong way to broaden your degree!