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Female student holding books and a bag

Before you can select your units and enrol, it’s important to understand your course's structure. Take some time to explore the UWA Handbook and put together your study plan.

In this step you can:

  • learn about your majors and units in the Handbook
  • plan your broadening units and elective units
  • create your first-year study plan
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Planning your degree

While you only need to select your first-year units now, it's helpful to understand how your degree will be structured across its duration.

Helpful resources

Explore majors and units in your course with the UWA Handbook

At UWA, you can study a variety of fields before choosing your major (or majors) in your second year, allowing you time to try things out and discover what you’re truly passionate about.

Explore the UWA Handbook for:

  • subjects or activities you enjoy, perform well in or want to learn more about
  • units or majors related to your career goals

View your course to see the list of majors you can study. Within each major, you can explore the units offered and view example study plans.

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Learn about elective and broadening units

Once you've had a look at the core units for your major, take some time to explore the broadening unit and elective unit options. You can choose units from any undergraduate degree, as long as you satisfy the unit rules and the units fit into your study plan. The number of electives you can take depend on the major or majors you choose.

Broadening requirements Elective choices

Create your study plan

When you have an idea of the units you'd like to study, it’s time to create your study plan.

There are sample study plans available in the Handbook to help you create your own or you can download a sample study plan and checklist to help plan your choices.

When putting your study plan together, consider the following:

  • Unit rules – Are there any prerequisites you need to have satisfied or any previous study you must have completed?
  • Course rules – How many units of each level will you need to study in order to complete a major in your course?
  • Some courses have a prescribed study plan you must follow
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Further information


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