Welcome to undergraduate study at UWA
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.
I 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
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
The following courses are available to students commencing in 2022.
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.
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).
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.
The following honours courses are available to current UWA students as well as students who have completed their undergraduate course at another university:
Combined Bachelor's and Master's
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.