Welcome from the Deans of Coursework Studies

Congratulations on your decision to study at The University of Western Australia.

UWA's courses will provide you with an outstanding education and a globally recognised qualification. Our undergraduate degrees have been carefully designed for flexibility so you can follow your passion right from your first year or experiment a little before you commit to a major. A wide range of majors and electives mean you can construct a course of study that best suits you and will give you a unique education that sets you apart.

Our courses include the teaching of generic skills including critical thinking, communication skills, problem solving, teamwork and research skills that will give you the employability edge with attributes attractive to employers all over the world. There are exciting opportunities including study abroad, work-integrated learning (such as internships and placements), service learning and practical activities including field trips.

We encourage you to take advantage of the many wonderful opportunities available to you during your study at UWA to enhance your learning now and into the future.

Congratulations again and enjoy your study at this amazing world-class institution.

Professor Graham Brown and Assoc. Professor Annette George
Acting Deans of Coursework Studies

Courses

Bachelor degree

Study pathway overview

The following courses are available to students commencing in 2019.

UWA degree courses offer breadth as well as depth, leading to many study and career options

Bachelor of Arts

Degree-specific majors

The Bachelor of Arts course offers 37 majors listed below, although some are only available to re-enrolling students, Architecture A and Architecture B are co-requisite majors (you can’t choose to do just one of them) and Music Specialist Studies can only be taken as a second major in conjunction with Music Studies.

Otherwise, you can complete any one of these majors as a degree-specific major.

Second majors

You can also study any of these Bachelor of Arts majors as a second major except for those only available to re-enrolling students, Music Specialist Studies, and Architecture (as this is a double major and cannot be taken in conjunction with a second major) in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design (not available to students commencing in 2019) Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) courses.

In other words, you can take a second major from almost all of those offered in any of the other bachelor's degrees except where this is explicitly not permitted.

Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Design in 2017 or before should be aware that the Architecture, Fine Arts and Landscape Architecture majors can now be found under the Bachelor of Arts information on this page.

Bachelor of Commerce

Degree-specific majors

Bachelor of Commerce students can choose one of the eight majors listed below as a degree-specific major.

Second majors

These Bachelor of Commerce majors (except the Professional Economics double major) can also be taken as a second major in the following courses: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design (not available to students commencing in 2019), Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours).

In other words, you can take a second major from almost all of those offered in any of the other bachelor's degrees except where this is explicitly not permitted.

Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Design in 2017 or before should be aware that the Architecture, Fine Arts and Landscape Architecture majors can now be found under the Bachelor of Arts information on this page.

Bachelor of Science

Degree-specific majors

The Bachelor of Science course offers a choice of 29 majors listed below. Students can choose one of these majors (except Science Communication) as a degree-specific major.

Second majors

These Bachelor of Science majors (except the Psychology double major) can also be undertaken as a second major in the following courses: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design (not available to students commencing in 2019), Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours).

In other words, you can take a second major from almost all of those offered in any of the other bachelor's degrees except where this is explicitly not permitted.

Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Design in 2017 or before should be aware that the Architecture, Fine Arts and Landscape Architecture majors can now be found under the Bachelor of Arts information on this page.

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Degree-specific majors

Bachelor of Biomedical Science students can choose one of the 14 majors listed below (except Science Communication) as a degree-specific major. Science Communication can only be taken as a second major in conjunction with a degree-specific Science major.

Second majors

Each of these Bachelor of Biomedical Science majors can also be taken as a second major in the following courses: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design (not available to students commencing in 2019), Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours).

In other words, you can take a second major from almost all of those offered in any of the other bachelor's degrees except where this is explicitly not permitted.

Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Design in 2017 or before should be aware that the Architecture, Fine Arts and Landscape Architecture majors can now be found under the Bachelor of Arts information on this page.

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) is a four-year integrated honours degree for high achievers.

Degree-specific majors

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) students have the freedom to choose a degree-specific major from any of those offered in the undergraduate pass degree courses:

Second majors

Students can also choose a second major from those offered in the undergraduate pass degree courses.

A full list of all majors across all degrees is available.

Re-enrolling students only

Bachelor of Design

This course is only available to re-enrolling students.
Degree-specific majors

Bachelor of Design students can choose one of the four majors listed below as a degree-specific major. However, note that Architecture is only available as a degree-specific major when taken with Integrated Design.

Second majors

All Bachelor of Design majors, except Architecture, can also be taken as a second major in the following courses: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design (re-enrolling students only), Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours).

In other words, you can take a second major from almost all of those offered in any of the other bachelor's degrees except where this is explicitly not permitted.

Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Design in 2017 or before should be aware that the Architecture, Fine Arts and Landscape Architecture majors can now be found under the Bachelor of Arts information on this page.

Honours

If you have enjoyed your undergraduate course and wish to excel in your chosen field or pursue further study at postgraduate level, consider applying for honours. Honours involves undertaking an additional year of study at the end of your three-year bachelor's degree course.

An honours program involves one year of full-time study (or equivalent) and includes both research and coursework components. It comprises the equivalent of eight Level 4 units, normally including a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words (equal to four Level 4 units) which is completed over two consecutive semesters. Honours programs for different disciplines may vary. See your assigned Student Office for more details.

Honours students conduct a research project, developing valuable skills in advanced problem solving, critical thinking, independent learning and communication that are highly regarded by employers and important for further academic study.

You may apply to undertake an honours course in any discipline or field of study in which you have completed a major (either as a degree-specific major or as a second major).

The following honours courses are available to current UWA students as well as students who have completed their undergraduate course at another university:

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

The following specialisations will be offered in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course as an additional year for suitably qualified graduates from The University of Western Australia as well as other institutions.

See the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules for the course structure of honours courses.

Honours available

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) Copy to come.

The following specialisations will be offered in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) course as an additional year for suitably qualified graduates from The University of Western Australia as well as other institutions.

See the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules for the course structure of honours courses.

Honours available

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

The following specialisations will be offered in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) course as an additional year for suitably qualified graduates from The University of Western Australia as well as other institutions.

See the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules for the course structure of honours courses.

Honours available

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Students enrolled in the four-year Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course will undertake honours as part of their course structure. Advanced training in research and communication skills commences in the first year of the course.

Re-enrolling students only

Bachelor of Design (Honours) Only available to re-enrolling students.

The following specialisations will be offered in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) course as an additional year for suitably qualified graduates from The University of Western Australia as well as other institutions.

See the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules for the course structure of honours courses.

Honours available

Students cannot complete honours in Architecture, Integrated Design or Landscape Architecture – research components are incorporated within the Master of Architecture and Landscape Architecture if they wish to pursue this option. Integrated Design is also in teach-out mode and is not available to new students.

Diplomas for graduates

Graduate-entry diplomas are available to students who already have a bachelor's degree

Re-enrolling students only

Advanced diploma

Advanced diploma courses provide a dedicated pathway for mature-aged Indigenous students preparing them for entry to UWA's professional postgraduate courses in law or medicine

Course advice

All enrolled students are allocated to a Student Office according to their individual study choices. Your Student Office will provide you with course information and advice. You can ask a question in person, online or via phone with an adviser. To find out which Student Office you are assigned to, login to studentConnect.