2018 Course Guide A Guide to Your First Degree - study at UWA

 
2018 Course Guide A Guide to Your First Degree - study at UWA
2018 Course Guide
A Guide to Your First Degree
2018 Course Guide A Guide to Your First Degree - study at UWA
Welcome to
our community.
Whatever aspirations you may have, a degree from The University of
Western Australia will equip you with the skills needed to succeed in our
rapidly changing world. Our unique course structure allows you to design
your own degree and prepares you for the careers of the future.

Join a community of like-minded people who seek to inspire progress
and challenge the status quo. As the University’s new Vice-Chancellor,
I encourage you to embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.

PROFESSOR DAWN FRESHWATER, VICE-CHANCELLOR

  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

  The University of Western Australia
  acknowledges that it is situated on
  Noongar land and that Noongar people
  remain the spiritual and cultural custodians
  of their land and continue to practise their
  values, languages, beliefs and knowledge.

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FIND YOUR COURSE
                               Write your future at UWA              4    Bachelor of
                               Student exchange                      6
                               Pathways to your career               8
                                                                          Biomedical Science                    34
                                                                          Degree–specific majors
                               Connecting you to industry            8
                                                                          Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing       35
                               Direct Pathways                        9   Anatomy and Human Biology             35
                               Architecture                          10   Biochemistry and Molecular Biology    36
                               Architecture, Landscape               10   Exercise and Health                   36
                               Dentistry                             13   Genetics                              37
                               Engineering                           15   Medical Sciences                      37
                               Law                                   10   Microbiology and Immunology           38
                               Medicine                              14   Neuroscience                          38
                               Pharmacy                              15   Pathology and Laboratory Medicine     39
                               Podiatric Medicine                    14   Pharmacology                          39
                               Psychology                            12   Population Health                     40
                               Social Work                           13   Physiology                            41
                               Teaching, Early Childhood             11   Science Communication                 41
                               Teaching, Primary                     11
                               Teaching, Secondary                   12   Bachelor of Commerce                  42
                               Translation Studies                   12   Degree–specific majors
                                                                          Accounting                            43
                                                                          Business Law                          43
                               Bachelor of Philosophy                     Economics                             44
                               (Honours)                          16      Professional Economics                44
                               Choose a degree-specific major from        Finance                               45
                               any of the four undergraduate              Human Resource Management             45
                               degrees.                                   Management                            46
                                                                          Marketing                             46
                               Bachelor of Arts                      18
                               Degree–specific majors                     Bachelor of Science                   47
                               Anthropology and Sociology            19   Degree–specific majors
                               Archaeology                           19   Agricultural Science                  48
                               Architecture (double major)           20   Anatomy and Human Biology             48
                               Asian Studies                         20   Biochemistry and Molecular Biology    49
                               Chinese                               21   Botany                                49
                               Classics and Ancient History          21   Chemistry                             50
                               Communication and Media Studies       22   Computer Science                      50
                               English and Cultural Studies          22   Conservation Biology                  51
                               Fine Arts                             23   Data Science                          51
                               French Studies                        23   Engineering Science                   52
                               German Studies                        24   Environmental Science                 53
                               History                               24   Exercise and Health                   53
                               History of Art                        25   Genetics                              54
                               Human Geography and Planning          25   Geographical Sciences                 54
                               Indigenous Knowledge,                      Geology                               55
                               History and Heritage                  26   Marine Science                        55
                               Indonesian                            26   Mathematics and Statistics            56
                               Italian Studies                       27   Natural Resource Management           56
                               Japanese                              27   Neuroscience                          57
                               Korean Studies                        28   Physics                               57
                               Landscape Architecture                28   Physiology                            58
                               Law and Society                       29   Psychological Science                 58
                               Linguistics                           29   Psychology (double major)             59
                               Music Studies                         30   Quantitative Methods                  60
                               Music Specialist Studies              30   Science Communication                 60
                               Political Science and International        Sport Science                         61
                               Relations                             31   Zoology                               61
                               Philosophy                            32
                               Psychology in Society                 32
                               Psychology (double major)             33   Entry pathways                         62
                               Work and Employment Relations         33   Alternative entry pathways             64
                                                                          Entry pathways for Indigenous students 65
                                                                          How to apply                           66
                                                                          Contact us                             67
                                                                          Scholarships and awards                68
                                                                          Fees                                   69
                                                                          Supporting you                         70
                                                                          Facilities                             71
                                                                          Design your future                     72
                                                                          Unit structure                         74
                                                                          Student exchange partner universities 87
                                                                          2017 Future Students events            88
                                                                          Uni terminology                        89
                                                                          Course major index                     90

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Write your
   future at UWA
                                            Globally recognised
                                            course structure
                                            aligned with leading European, Asian,
                                            and North American universities

   Internationally                                                                          +

                          1        %
   recognised                                                                                               1st
   Ranked in the                            5 stars+ for research, teaching,                         1st in Australia
   world’s Top                              internationalisation, specialist                         for graduate
                                            criteria, employability, facilities,                     starting salary
   and
          1st        in Western Australia
                     (ARWU 2016)
                                            innovation, inclusiveness
                                            (QS Stars University Ratings)
                                                                                                     (Good Universities Guide 2017)

   UWA alumni                               Ranked in                       •   Earth and Marine Sciences
                                            the world’s                     •   Agriculture and Forestry
   become world
   leaders                                     TOP                          •
                                                                            •
                                                                                Anatomy and Physiology
                                                                                Psychology

                                               50
                                                                            •   Performing Arts
   Nobel Laureate                                                           •   Mineral and Mining Engineering
   Professor Barry Marshall                                                 •   Civil and Structural Engineering
   Mecca Cosmetica founder                                                      (QS 2017)
   Jo Horgan
   CEO Greenpeace Australia Pacific
   David Ritter                                                  Gain valuable
   Former prime minister
   Bob Hawke                                                     experience by
                                                                 volunteering with
   and many more...
                                                                 Guild Volunteering
                                                                                                       Well-established
                                                                                                       industry
                                                                                                       partnerships

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Enjoy a vibrant
                                 student life

Experience
art and culture in the
Cultural Precinct
                                5colleges close
                                 to campus

                                     Join one of
                                                       +
                                    125
                                     clubs and
                                     societies

Study with
                                          Learn a new
friends at our                            sport or join a
refurbished libraries                     team with UWA Sport

                    Enjoy great food and
                    coffee at one of our
                    many cafés

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Student exchange
Do you love to travel? As a UWA student you have the opportunity to discover
new cities and experience other cultures with the UWA Student Exchange
Program. You can study at one of our partner universities across Asia, Europe,
or North and South America for one or two semesters while continuing to
gain credit towards your UWA degree.

                                                             Financial assistance:
                                                             If you’re interested in an exchange program, you could be eligible
                                                             to receive a UWA Study Abroad Scholarship to help with the cost of
                                                             your exchange. You can also apply for a UWA Overseas Study Loan
                                                             up to $6,567 to help with your costs while away.

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Academic benefits
       • Take subjects related to your degree which aren’t
         available at UWA.
       • Study at other universities that are also international
         leaders in their chosen research fields.

       Employment benefits
       • Offer a competitive edge in the international workforce.
       • Show employers you are flexible, adventurous and a
         self starter.
       • Gain invaluable experience for future employment
         through vacation internships offered by
         some universities.

       Personal benefits
       • Travel within your host country and further afield with
         local or other international students.
       • Meet people from around the globe and develop
         new friendships.
       • Increase your independence and confidence.
       • Contribute to, and work within,
         the international community.

       A network of opportunities
       The following list illustrates the countries and number
       of universities available for student exchange.

             Austria: 2                    Malaysia: 1
             Belgium: 2                    Netherlands: 7
             Brazil: 1                     New Zealand: 1
             Canada: 15                    Norway: 6
             Chile: 1                      Reunion: 1
             China: 13                     Singapore: 3
             Denmark: 4                    South Korea: 6
             Finland: 2                    Spain: 3
             France: 11                    Sweden: 4
             Germany: 9                    Switzerland: 3
             Hong Kong: 4                  Thailand: 1
             Ireland: 1                    UK: 22
             Israel: 2                     Uruguay: 1
             Italy: 4                      US: 28
             Japan: 11

       See page 87 for the full list of universities

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Pathways to your career
Your first degree (also referred to as an undergraduate degree) will give you the practical skills and knowledge
needed to commence your career.

Bachelor of Arts                 Bachelor of                     Bachelor of Commerce             Bachelor of Science
Possible career fields:          Biomedical Science              Possible career fields:          Possible career fields:
• Architecture                   Possible career fields:         • Accounting                     • Agribusiness
• Advertising                    • Epidemiology                  • Banking                        • Biology
• Communications                 • Genetics                      • Economics                      • Geology
• Fine Arts                      • Microbiology                  • Finance                        • Research and Development
• Landscape Architecture         • Pathology                     • Human Resource                 • Sport Science
• Media                          • Pharmacology                    Management                     • Zoology
• Politics                                                       • Marketing
• Public Relations                                                                                and many more...

Upon completion of your undergraduate degree, you can go on to obtain your next degree. This degree is known as a postgraduate
degree and strengthens your credentials and future career opportunities. You can also study a professional qualification at
postgraduate level.

Connecting you to industry
At UWA you’ll not only receive a world class degree, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience
to prepare you for your future career. Some degrees require you to complete professional placements, but we also
provide the chance for you to gain experience in the workplace, even if your qualification doesn’t call for it.

 Our extensive employer engagement and collaborations               This hands-on learning approach is highly valued by
provide you with practical, real-world experiences in addition      employers and ensures you’re career-ready.
to valuable professional networking opportunities.
                                                                    Our Careers Centre is also here to help you design your future,
These partnerships enable you to take part in a number of           supporting you with employability skills workshops, employer
activities including:                                               and networking events, career fairs, online jobs board,
• for-credit placements / practicums as part of your degree         mentoring and more.
• not-for-credit work experience                                    careers.uwa.edu.au
• volunteering opportunities through Guild Volunteering
• service learning units
• internships with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship
• vacation programs
• Career Mentor Link - a program which matches you with
   a professional so that you can benefit from your mentor’s
   industry knowledge and career experience.
• work placements for professional accreditation

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Direct Pathways
 If you have a professional career in mind, take
 advantage of one of our Direct Pathways. A Direct
 Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our
 postgraduate professional courses. The pathways
 combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate
 courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your
 career of choice.

Master of Professional Engineering (Mining)
Emma Guerini

“The Direct Pathway into Engineering was the perfect choice
 for me. It made the transition from my bachelor’s degree
 to the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) seamless,
 while also giving me the flexibility to complete a second
 major in Geology.

My favourite part about studying Mining Engineering
at UWA has been the opportunity to get involved in
the industry early. For me, this started out with field
trips to various mine sites, completing my practicum
in a fly-in, fly-out role and becoming a member of the
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
Student Chapter. I have now been on the committee of
the Student Chapter for two years, during which I’ve had
the opportunity to meet industry professionals, attend
conferences, compete in the Mining Games in Montana and
Brisbane, and travel to Sweden as part of the AusIMM/Atlas
Copco Scholarship.

Overall my experience as an MPE student has been both
fun and valuable to my career as an incoming graduate
engineer. The experienced lecturers, real-life design and
research projects, industry exposure and opportunities
to get involved in extracurricular activities really set
UWA apart from other universities.”

uwa.edu.au/direct-pathways

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Direct Pathways
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
Architecture Pathway
Minimum ATAR 92.00

Undergraduate         Majors                  Postgraduate   Duration     Qualification

                                                                            Bachelor of Arts
                                              Master of
                      1. Architecture                        5 years
   Arts                                       Architecture                  Master of
                                                                            Architecture

Landscape Architecture Pathways
Minimum ATAR 92.00

Undergraduate         Majors                  Postgraduate   Duration   Qualification
                      1. Landscape
                         Architecture         Master of
                                              Landscape      5 years
                      2. Option, another      Architecture
    Arts                                                                  Bachelor of
                         UWA major
                                                                          Arts, Biomedical
                      1. One Biomedical                                   Science, Commerce
                         Science major        Master of                   or Science
 Biomedical                                   Landscape      5 years
   Science            2. Landscape            Architecture
                         Architecture

                      1. One Commerce major   Master of                  Master of
 Commerce                                     Landscape      5 years     Landscape
                      2. Landscape
                         Architecture         Architecture               Architecture

  Science             1. One Science major    Master of
                      2. Landscape            Landscape      5 years
                         Architecture         Architecture

Law Pathways
Minimum ATAR 97.00

Undergraduate         Majors                  Postgraduate   Duration      Qualification
                      1. One Arts major
                      2. Option, another      Juris Doctor   6 years
   Arts
                         UWA major                                        Bachelor of
                                                                          Arts, Biomedical
                      1. One Biomedical                                   Science, Commerce
                         Science major                                    or Science
Biomedical                                    Juris Doctor   6 years
  Science             2. Option, another
                         UWA major
                                                                          Juris Doctor (JD)
                      1. One Commerce major
                      2. Option, another      Juris Doctor   6 years
Commerce
                         UWA major
                      1. One Science major
                      2. Option, another      Juris Doctor   6 years
 Science
                         UWA major

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Early Childhood Teaching Pathways
Minimum ATAR 92.00

Undergraduate        Majors                               Postgraduate                   Duration          Qualification
                     1. One Arts major
                        (as advised by the Graduate       Master of
                        School of Education)              Teaching                       5 years
   Arts
                     2. Option, another                   (Early Childhood)
                        UWA major

                     1. One Biomedical
                        Science major                                                                       Bachelor of
                                                          Master of
                        (as advised by the Graduate       Teaching                       5 years            Arts, Biomedical
Biomedical              School of Education)              (Early Childhood)                                 Science, Commerce
  Science
                     2. Option, another
                                                                                                            or Science
                        UWA major
                     1. One Commerce major
                        (as advised by the Graduate                                                         Master of
                                                          Master of
                        School of Education)              Teaching                       5 years            Teaching
Commerce                                                  (Early Childhood)                                 (Early Childhood)
                     2. Option, another
                        UWA major

                     1. One Science major
                        (as advised by the Graduate       Master of
 Science
                        School of Education)              Teaching                       5 years
                     2. Option, another                   (Early Childhood)
                        UWA major

Primary Teaching Pathways
Minimum ATAR 92.00

Undergraduate        Majors                           Postgraduate            Duration                    Qualification
                     1. One Arts major
                        (as advised by
                        the Graduate School of        Master of
                        Education)                    Teaching                5 years
   Arts
                                                      (Primary)
                     2. Option, another
                        UWA major
                                                                                                           Bachelor of
                     1. One Biomedical
                                                                                                           Arts, Biomedical
                        Science (as advised by        Master of
                        the Graduate School of                                                             Science, Commerce
Biomedical                                            Teaching                5 years
  Science               Education)                    (Primary)                                            or Science
                     2. Option, another UWA
                        major
                     1. One Commerce major            Master of
                        (as advised by
                        the Graduate School of        Teaching                                             Master of
Commerce                Education)                    (Primary)               5 years
                                                                                                           Teaching
                     2. Option, another UWA                                                                (Primary)
                        major
                     1. One Science major (as
                        advised by                    Master of
                        the Graduate School of
                        Education)                    Teaching                5 years
 Science
                     2. Option, another               (Primary)
                        UWA major

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Secondary Teaching Pathways
Minimum ATAR 92.00

Undergraduate         Majors                                     Postgraduate            Duration    Qualification

                      1. One Arts major (as advised
                         by the Graduate School of               Master of
                         Education)                              Teaching                5 years
   Arts
                                                                 (Secondary)
                      2. Option, another UWA major

                      1. One Biomedical Science major            Master of                              Bachelor of
                         (as advised by the Graduate             Teaching
                                                                                         5 years        Arts, Biomedical
Biomedical               School of Education)                    (Secondary)
  Science                                                                                               Science, Commerce
                      2. Option, another UWA major
                                                                                                        or Science

                      1. One Commerce major (as
                         advised by the Graduate School          Master of
                         of Education)                           Teaching                5 years
Commerce                                                         (Secondary)
                      2. Option, another UWA major                                                      Master of
                                                                                                        Teaching (Secondary)

                      1. One Science major (as advised
                         by the Graduate School of               Master of
                         Education)                              Teaching                5 years
 Science                                                         (Secondary)
                      2. Option, another UWA major

Translation Studies Pathway
Minimum ATAR 90.00

Undergraduate         Majors                             Postgraduate          Duration                 Qualification

                      1. Chinese, German,                                                               Bachelor of Arts
                         French or Italian               Master of
                                                         Translation           5 years                  Master of
   Arts               2. Option, another                 Studies                                        Translation
                         UWA major
                                                                                                        Studies

Faculty of Science
Psychology Pathways
Minimum ATAR 95.00

Undergraduate         Majors                                                              Duration    Qualification

                                                                                                         Bachelor of Arts
   Arts               1. Psychology (double major)        Psychology Honours              4 years
                                                                                                         Psychology
                                                                                                         Honours

                                                                                                         Bachelor of Science
                      1. Psychology (double major)
                                                          Psychology Honours              4 years
 Science
                                                                                                         Psychology
                                                                                                         Honours

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Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Social Work Pathways
Minimum ATAR 92.00

Undergraduate        Majors                   Postgraduate          Duration             Qualification
                     1. One Arts major
                                              Master of
                     2. Option, another                             5 years
                                              Social Work
   Arts                 UWA major                                                         Bachelor of
                     1. One Biomedical                                                    Arts, Biomedical
                        Science major         Master of                                   Science, Commerce
                                                                    5 years
Biomedical           2. Option, another       Social Work                                 or Science
  Science               UWA major
                     1. One Commerce major
                                              Master of
                     2. Option, another                             5 years
Commerce                                      Social Work
                        UWA major                                                         Master of
                                                                                          Social Work
                     1. One Science major
                                              Master of
                     2. Option, another                             5 years
 Science                                      Social Work
                        UWA major

Dentistry Pathways
Minimum ATAR 99.00
Broadway/Rural Minimum ATAR 96.00

Undergraduate        Majors                  Postgraduate          Duration             Qualification

                     1. One Arts major       Doctor of
                                             Dental                6 years
   Arts              2. Medical Sciences     Medicine
                                                                                          Bachelor of
                     1. Medical Sciences     Doctor of
                                                                                          Arts, Biomedical
                     2. Option, another      Dental                6 years
Biomedical
  Science               UWA major            Medicine                                     Science, Commerce
                                                                                          or Science
                     1. One Commerce major   Doctor of
                                             Dental                6 years
Commerce             2. Medical Sciences     Medicine

                                             Doctor of                                    Doctor of
                     1. One Science major
                                             Dental                6 years                Dental Medicine
 Science             2. Medical Sciences     Medicine

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Medicine Pathways
Minimum ATAR 99.00
Broadway/Rural Minimum ATAR 96.00

Undergraduate         Majors                  Postgraduate   Duration   Qualification

                      1. One Arts major       Doctor of
                                                             6 years
   Arts               2. Medical Sciences     Medicine
                                                                         Bachelor of
                                                                         Arts, Biomedical
                      1. Medical Sciences
                                              Doctor of                  Science, Commerce
                      2. Option, another                     6 years
Biomedical                                    Medicine                   or Science
  Science                UWA major

                      1. One Commerce major   Doctor of
                                                             6 years
Commerce              2. Medical Sciences     Medicine
                                                                         Doctor of
                                                                         Medicine
                      1. Medical Sciences
                                              Doctor of
                      2. Option, another                     6 years
 Science
                                              Medicine
                         UWA major

Podiatric Medicine Pathways
Minimum ATAR 94.00

Undergraduate         Majors                  Postgraduate   Duration    Qualification

                      1. One Arts major       Doctor of
                                              Podiatric      5 years
                      2. Medical Sciences     Medicine                     Bachelor of
     Arts
                                                                           Arts, Biomedical
                      1. Medical Sciences     Doctor of                    Science, Commerce
                      2. Option, another      Podiatric      5 years       or Science
  Biomedical             UWA major            Medicine
    Science

                      1. One Commerce major   Doctor of
                                              Podiatric      5 years
  Commerce            2. Medical Sciences     Medicine                     Doctor of
                                                                           Podiatric Medicine
                      1. One Science major    Doctor of
                                              Podiatric      5 years
   Science            2. Medical Sciences     Medicine

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Pharmacy Pathways
Minimum ATAR 94.00

Undergraduate          Majors                          Postgraduate          Duration          Qualification

                       1. One Arts major               Master of
                                                                             5 years
                       2. Medical Sciences             Pharmacy
   Arts                                                                                             Bachelor of
                                                                                                    Arts, Biomedical
                       1. Medical Sciences                                                          Science, Commerce
                                                       Master of
                       2. Option, another                                    5 years
                                                       Pharmacy                                     or Science
Biomedical                UWA major
  Science

                       1. One Commerce major           Master of
                                                                             5 years
                       2. Medical Sciences             Pharmacy
Commerce                                                                                            Master of
                                                                                                    Pharmacy
                       1. Medical Sciences
                                                       Master of
                       2. Option, another                                    5 years
 Science                                               Pharmacy
                          UWA major

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Engineering Pathways
Minimum ATAR 92.00
Undergraduate          Majors                         Postgraduate           Duration         Qualification

                       1. One Arts major              Master of
                                                      Professional           5 years
                       2. Engineering Science         Engineering
   Arts                                                                                         Bachelor of
                                                                                                Arts, Biomedical
                       1. One Biomedical              Master of
                          Science major                                                         Science, Commerce
                                                      Professional           5 years
                                                      Engineering                               or Science
Biomedical
  Science
                       2. Engineering Science

                       1. One Commerce major          Master of
                                                      Professional           5 years            Master of
Commerce               2. Engineering Science         Engineering                               Professional
                                                                                                Engineering (MPE)
                       1. Engineering Science         Master of
                       2. Option, another             Professional           5 years
  Science                                             Engineering
                          UWA major

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) students can study any of these pathways.
Contact our Future Students team on 08 6488 3939 for more information on admission requirements and course duration.

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Simon Thuijs
                      Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) graduate

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Bachelor of
Philosophy (Honours)
The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)            What can I study?                             Entry requirements
is a challenging and research-oriented          The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)          Entry to this course is extremely
four-year degree. The course offers             gives you the freedom to choose a             competitive. The entry requirement
an innovative curriculum with an                major from any field of study within          for this course is an Australian Tertiary
individually designed academic                  Arts, Biomedical Science, Commerce            Admission Rank (ATAR) of at least 98.00
program, focusing on your chosen area           or Science. It is an integrated honours       in most cases, supplemented by some
of specialisation.                              degree with research embedded                 special admission pathways, and
                                                throughout the four-year course and           places are limited. Before nominating
In addition to innovative research              the opportunity to learn a language.          your degree-specific major (and second
project work, the course includes a                                                           major where relevant) you must have
scholarship-supported study abroad              The Summer Residence, held prior              satisfied any specified prerequisites
experience, academic mentoring,                 to the start of your first semester, is       for the major (see pages 19 to 61 for
high-level communications training,             an integral part of the course and            detailed descriptions and prerequisites
professional skills development and an          is designed to introduce you to the           of majors).
on-campus residential experience prior          academic expectations of this degree
to the start of first semester (usually in      as well as give you the opportunity to        The Summer Residence is a
the week prior to orientation).                 meet other students in the course.            requirement of this course and all
                                                                                              students are expected to attend.
This highly competitive course is               In your first semester, you will complete
unique in Western Australia and                 the first-level unit – Global Challenges,     Beyond your Bachelor of
represents an exciting and distinctive          Research and Leadership – and take            Philosophy (Honours)
experience for high-achieving students.         part in a group research project. This        Graduates will have a wealth of
                                                forms the basis of your subsequent            opportunities upon graduation.
Why study the Bachelor of                       research training.                            You can choose to complete
Philosophy (Honours)?                                                                         postgraduate study by coursework
The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)            Throughout your course you will               and/or research, including courses
course ensures you develop high-                participate in collaborative and              leading to professional qualifications,
level research and communication                interdisciplinary research projects,          or may prefer to enter the workforce
skills that prepare you for the                 work closely with a research mentor           directly after completing your
challenges of achieving the highest             from your chosen field of study,              undergraduate degree.
international standards of excellence.          develop your own research project             study.uwa.edu.au/bphil
While many graduates will choose                with an academic supervisor, present
to pursue further studies or a career           your research orally, produce a
in research, the intensive focus of             research dissertation, undertake an
the degree on developing analytical,            overseas study experience, and have
teamwork and communication skills               the opportunity to meet international
will ensure you are highly employable           research leaders visiting the University.
upon graduation.

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Bachelor
of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduate
Charlotte Guest
“I studied Literature at UWA because I believe, to paraphrase
 Wittgenstein, that we live within the limits of language.
 Language mediates the ways we interpret the world around
 us and navigate through it. The University of Western Australia
 was a natural choice of university as many stalwart Australian
 writers have passed through its doors: Dorothy Hewett, Fay
 Zwicky, Randolph Stow, Lucy Dougan, Paul Hetherington, and
 Elizabeth Jolley are just a few examples.

My degree equipped me with the skills to enter the world of
words: I now work at UWA Publishing making and promoting
books of cultural value, and, in my spare time, am a writer. I
have been fortunate enough to work with authors I studied
in my undergraduate degree and greatly admire. My debut
collection of poetry, Soap, is forthcoming with Recent Work
Press in September 2017.

I could not have achieved any of this without the expertise,
tutelage and support of UWA academics and colleagues.”

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                     ATAR
                                        Anthropology
                                        and Sociology
                                        Are you fascinated by society and             Career opportunities
                                        human experience? Media, religion, art        A major in Anthropology and Sociology
                                        and politics are just some of the areas       lays the foundation for careers in mining
                                        you will explore as you seek to better        and Indigenous issues both in Australia
                                        understand people and our society.            and overseas, social welfare, law, physical
                                                                                      and mental health, environmental
                                        Anthropology and Sociology includes           problem solving and assessment, urban
                                        the topics of religions, politics, kinship,   planning, education, development, foreign
                                        gender, education, health, migration,         aid and agricultural development.
“I found Anthropology and               landscapes and the media. This major
 Sociology with its study of cultures   incorporates the study of the cultures,
 and people highly engaging and         institutions, social behaviours,
 relevant and a great complement        economies and systems of meaning
 to my other major.”                    of all human societies. As a student
Justin Pereira                          you’ll investigate cultural theories                      Course structure information
                                        and a range of studies on behaviours                      See page 74

                                        and beliefs that are used to explore
                                        the great diversity of past and present                   Prerequisite subjects
                                        human societies.                                          None

                                                                                                 Recommended subjects
                                                                                                 None
studyat.uwa.edu.au/anthropology

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                   MINIMUM
                  ATAR
                     ATAR
                       SCORE
                                        Archaeology

                                        From the Ancient Greeks to the                Career opportunities
                                        Neanderthals, learn about past human          Archaeologists are in great demand
                                        societies through their material              from government departments, the
                                        remains. Archaeology is of crucial            mining and resources industries and
                                        significance for the understanding of         other organisations both in Australia
                                        Australia’s past as the only discipline       and overseas. They are either employed
                                        able to study the nearly 60,000 years of      by these organisations directly or they
                                        human settlement on this continent.           work as private consultants. Examples of
                                                                                      other career prospects are in museums
“The most memorable part of my          The analytical and practical elements         as curators and researchers, or in the
 course would be the field work         of the discipline are taught within           education sector.
 opportunities, ranging from            laboratory and field work units which
 excavations to assess archaic          are held annually for two or three
 biodiversity, to excavations on        weeks. These are in combination with
 colonial settlements. The number
                                        specialist units on rock art, Indigenous                  Course structure information
 and diversity of possible field work
                                        archaeology, historical archaeology,                      See page 74
 options at UWA is excellent.”
                                        European prehistory, the origins of
 Daniel Werndly                         humans and archaeological heritage.                       Prerequisite subjects
                                                                                                  None

                                                                                                 Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/archaeology                                                                   None

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                              MINIMUM            Architecture (double major)1
                                ATAR

                                                 Architecture is the conceptualisation                        Career opportunities
                                                 and design of built forms in response                        With further study, a major in Architecture
                                                 to economic, social and technological                        can lead to a career in architecture,
                                                 needs and desires.                                           urban design, architectural drafting,
                                                                                                              architectural education/academia or
                                                 An undergraduate major in Architecture                       government policy. You could work
                                                 prepares you for postgraduate studies                        in architectural and urban design
                                                 by introducing you to a range of                             practice, city and regional planning,
                                                 technologies and production methods                          government agencies, higher education,
“I viewed architecture and design as             that encourage you to imagine design                         property development and architectural
 a beautiful collaboration between               outcomes and their applications.                             illustration and modelling.
 logic, creativity and problem                   You’ll make investigations into design
 solving. This interested me highly              communication, sustainable design
 and since then I have been exposed              and relevant historical, theoretical and
 to ideas that exceeded my vision.”
                                                 ethical aspects of architecture. At the                                 Course structure information
Rohan Golestani                                  end of your degree you’ll be able to                                    See page 75

                                                 use your creative and rational inquiry
     Interested in becoming an architect?
                                                 to analyse and provide solutions to                                     Prerequisite subjects
     Set your career path in motion with an      design problems.                                                        None
     Architecture Direct Pathway. See page 10.
                                                 1   This major is only available within the Bachelor of
                                                     Arts or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students
                                                     cannot choose to study a second major with the                      Recommended subjects
                                                     Architecture double major and it is not available as a              None
                                                     second major.
studyat.uwa.edu.au/architecture

                               80
                             MINIMUM
                               ATAR
                                                 Asian Studies

                                                 Asia is home to two-thirds of the                            Career opportunities
                                                 world’s population and some of the                           Graduates with a good understanding of
                                                 most dynamic and fascinating societies                       Asian cultures, societies and languages
                                                 on the planet. From cultures, history                        are in short supply. Employment
                                                 and politics, through to religion, gender                    prospects exist in Australia and in the
                                                 and environmental issues, you can                            rising economies of Asia. Many employers,
                                                 explore the issues facing Australia’s                        including human rights organisations,
                                                 nearest neighbours.                                          education providers, tourism operators,
                                                                                                              media organisations, DFAT, the World
“I find it particularly fascinating              This major introduces you to the many                        Bank and the United Nations, employ
 looking into the cultural aspects of            cultures, societies and politics of Asia                     graduates with an Asia-related
 societies. Asian Studies looks at the           including China, Indonesia and Japan.                        academic background.
 culture, political space and history            It explores the impact of the great
 of the states within Asia so I chose            religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism
 Asian Studies for this reason.”                 and Islam, and investigates the                                         Course structure information
                                                 dramatic changes that colonialism and                                   See page 75
 Georgia Watterson
                                                 revolutions have brought to the people
                                                 of the region.                                                          Prerequisite subjects
                                                                                                                         None

                                                                                                                         Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/asian-studies                                                                                         None

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                     MINIMUM                  Chinese
                       ATAR

                                              More than one billion people                Career opportunities
                                              globally speak Chinese (Mandarin),          There is a growing demand for graduates
                                              making it the most widely-spoken            with knowledge of Chinese and China.
                                              language in the world. Study Chinese        Graduates find careers in state and federal
                                              and open up doors to an exciting            government departments, including
                                              international career.                       Defence and Foreign Affairs and Trade and
                                                                                          in commercial enterprises with a China
                                              The Chinese major, catering for             focus. Opportunities may also be pursued
                                              all language levels from complete           at a global level with institutions such
“I found Chinese to be an elegant             beginner to native speaker, develops        as the World Bank and United Nations.
 language with a rich cultural history        language skills, cultural literacy and      Teaching of Chinese as a second
 and a growing importance in                  knowledge of China. The classes focus       language can also be considered.
 today’s society.”                            on practical everyday Chinese (reading,
 Parris McLaughlin                            writing, speaking and listening) with an
                                              emphasis over time on engaging with                     Course structure information
                                              real-life situations and authentic texts.               See page 76

      Interested in becoming a translator?                                                            Prerequisite subjects
      Set your career path in motion with a                                                           None
      Translation Studies Direct Pathway.
      See page 12.
                                                                                                      Recommended subjects
                                                                                                      None
studyat.uwa.edu.au/chinese

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                     MINIMUM
                                              Classics and
                                              Ancient History
                       ATAR

                                              UWA is the only university in Western       Career opportunities
                                              Australia where you can study Classics      A major in Classics and Ancient History
                                              and Ancient History.                        equips you for a wide range of careers
                                                                                          including secondary and tertiary
                                              This major combines the languages,          education, (with appropriate further
                                              literature, history, art and archaeology    studies), government departments, the
                                              of the ancient Greek and Roman              media, and public and private sectors
                                              civilisations to give you a holistic        in the arts and culture.
                                              picture of this vibrant and eternally
“I’m very passionate about ancient            relevant era. These two cultures lie
 history and recently joined the              at the very foundation of the modern
 committee for the UWA Classics               world and we are surrounded by their
 Society. We organise events                  legacy: from the Olympic Games to
 throughout the year and provide              the alphabet, from democracy to
 tutoring for students taking Ancient         Christianity and from theatre to the                    Course structure information
 History units.”
                                              rule of law.                                            See page 76

 Christina Gorevski
                                                                                                      Prerequisite subjects
                                                                                                      None

                                                                                                      Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/classics                                                                           None

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                        MINIMUM
                          ATAR
                                        Communication and
                                        Media Studies
                                        Communication and Media Studies is           Career opportunities
                                        one of the most exciting and rapidly         Graduates are highly sought after in
                                        evolving areas of study in today’s           areas such as journalism, the media,
                                        media-driven world.                          advertising, public relations, multimedia,
                                                                                     public administration, marketing,
                                        What we know of the world and how            government and education.
                                        we act in it is critically related to our
                                        use of communication technologies,
                                        from language to screen, and from text
“I enjoy the practical units in         to social networks. Explore the theory
this major, such as digital media,      and practice of journalism, the media,
where we get to learn how to use        film making, multimedia, the web,
professional filming equipment.         computer games and other forms of
Another interesting unit is Game        communication. This major provides
Design where our task is to make a      you with practical communication                        Course structure information
board game.”                            skills along with essential theoretical                 See page 76

Elizabeth Nguyen                        knowledge and includes training
                                        in the use of the latest digital                        Prerequisite subjects
                                        multimedia technology.                                  None

                                                                                                Recommended subjects
                                                                                                None
studyat.uwa.edu.au/media-studies

                         80
                       MINIMUM
                                        English and
                                        Cultural Studies
                         ATAR

                                        Do you like books, movies, television,      Career opportunities
                                        theatre and poetry?                         English and Cultural Studies graduates
                                                                                    are highly successful in obtaining careers
                                        The English and Cultural Studies            in teaching, management, journalism,
                                        major takes imagination seriously.          advertising, public service and in all
                                        You’ll explore the creative texts that      aspects of the cultural life of our society.
                                        societies produce and learn what they       Many graduates proceed to specialised
                                        mean. From Shakespeare to Netflix,          training in one of the professions such as
                                        and from critical theory to creative        law, psychology, librarianship, education,
“English and Cultural Studies has       writing, English and Cultural Studies       publishing, journalism, industrial relations
 always been of great interest to me,   offers a rich range of units to build       or theatre and media work.
 and I enjoy the depth and breadth      your major. At the heart of English
 the area affords.”                     and Cultural Studies is language. And
 Edward Leman                           language is the central domain of
                                        human experience.
                                                                                                Course structure information
                                                                                                See page 78

                                                                                                Prerequisite subjects
                                                                                                None

                                                                                                Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/english                                                                      None

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                    MINIMUM
                      ATAR
                                             Fine Arts

                                             Fine Arts is the creative exploration of    Career opportunities
                                             ideas and the formation of concepts         UWA Fine Arts graduates are employed
                                             within the unique imaginative field of      in influential positions within Australia
                                             making art.                                 and internationally in professions such
                                                                                         as entrepreneurial artists, curators,
                                             This major presents a variety of choices    designers, film makers, musicians,
                                             for you to develop your creative            academics, writers, journalists, editors
                                             media skills and capacity to apply          and publicists. They also work in areas of
                                             critical thinking to studio exploration.    gallery management, arts administration,
“It felt like a very instinctual             You’ll undertake a series of studio-        cultural festival coordination,
 decision for me to follow a                 based explorations that develop your        corporate public relations, marketing,
 practical and creative study path.          ideas into art. Units, methods and          communication and policy research.
 After graduating I aim to launch            approaches to art-making form a major
 creative storytelling workshops for         that is based on critical thinking.
 Indigenous youth in the Pilbara.”
                                                                                                     Course structure information
                                                                                                     See page 78
Gabriella Loo

                                                                                                     Prerequisite subjects
                                                                                                     None

                                                                                                     Recommended subjects
                                                                                                     None
studyat.uwa.edu.au/fine-arts

                     80
                    MINIMUM
                      ATAR
                                             French Studies

                                             Studying French, ‘la langue de l’amour’,    Career opportunities
                                             is an experience which will open your       European language graduates are well
                                             mind to different cultures and enrich       qualified for careers in the diplomatic
                                             you with knowledge of history.              services, teaching and training,
                                                                                         interpreting and translating, as well as
                                             Beyond achieving high levels of             a range of careers in travel, hospitality,
                                             competency in speaking, writing,            publishing, theatre, commerce,
                                             listening to and reading the French         manufacturing, law and international
                                             language, you will also learn about         relations. Knowledge of a foreign language
“The professors in the Faculty are           French culture in France and around         is particularly helpful for career prospects
 very hands on and happy to help             the world. This major caters for            in international banking, journalism and
 whenever you need it. Throughout            students at all levels, from beginners      communications and the arts.
 my degree, I’ve found they really           through to native speakers. During the
 took an interest and care in                course, you will also study past and
 my learning.”
                                             present French literature, films and                    Course structure information
 Nadia Mohiuddin                             popular culture, providing you with a                   See page 78

                                             holistic and stimulating cultural and
     Interested in becoming a translator?    educational experience.                                 Prerequisite subjects
     Set your career path in motion with a                                                           None
     Translation Studies Direct Pathway.
     See page 12.

                                                                                                     Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/french                                                                            None

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                               MINIMUM        German Studies
                                 ATAR

                                              Delve into Berlin, wider Germany and      Career opportunities
                                              the Germanic-speaking world when          European language graduates are well
                                              you become fluent in speaking, writing,   qualified for careers in the diplomatic
                                              listening to and reading German, one      services, teaching and training,
                                              of the most widely spoken languages       interpreting and translating, as well as
                                              in Europe.                                a range of careers in travel, hospitality,
                                                                                        publishing, theatre, commerce,
                                              This major offers a wide perspective as   manufacturing, law and international
                                              it considers the culture and history of   relations. Knowledge of a foreign language
“It’s a very cool conversation starter        German-speaking people, not only in       is particularly helpful for career prospects
 and a valuable skill to know the             Germany, Austria and Switzerland but      in international banking, journalism and
 German language. The German                  across the globe. The major caters for    communications and the arts.
 Studies major also provides a                students at all levels, from beginners
 very different experience to other           through to native speakers. You will
 university courses.”
                                              also explore social history and culture              Course structure information
Julia DeLorenzo                               from the many centuries of German                    See page 79

                                              literary tradition prose, poetry and
      Interested in becoming a translator?    drama, music, film and advertising.                  Prerequisite subjects
      Set your career path in motion with a                                                        None
      Translation Studies Direct Pathway.
      See page 12.
                                                                                                   Recommended subjects
                                                                                                   None
studyat.uwa.edu.au/german

                                80
                              MINIMUM
                                ATAR
                                              History

                                              Wars, revolutions, conflicts and          Career opportunities
                                              diasporas, nations, empires,              Most History graduates find careers
                                              economies, cultures, emotions             in which they can use their skills in
                                              and people. In History, there are no      research, critical analysis and written
                                              questions that are off limits.            communication such as historical
                                                                                        research and writing, teaching, journalism,
                                              Uncover the deep causes of events         librarianship and archival management,
                                              such as the American Revolution or        government agencies, museums,
                                              the First World War, and discover how     cultural heritage and tourism, business
“History is a fascinating subject             women and men experienced the             administration, politics and publishing.
 as the past is constantly in flux,           medieval world or the colonisation
 awaiting a new perspective                   of Australia. History introduces you
 and opinion to change                        to the complexities involved in these
 academic thought.”                           pursuits and requires you to use both
 Katharine Worth                              imagination and reason. You’ll judge                 Course structure information
                                              historical interpretations and pit your              See page 80

                                              own interpretation against those
                                              of others.                                           Prerequisite subjects
                                                                                                   None

                                                                                                   Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/history                                                                         None

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                      MINIMUM                    History of Art
                        ATAR

                                                 Understanding the history of art            Career opportunities
                                                 enables students to explore in detail       Graduates with a History of Art major
                                                 the ongoing significance of art as a        are well equipped to enter a range of
                                                 platform for shaping and interpreting       careers. Many graduates go on to careers
                                                 the world in which we live.                 connected in some way with the arts,
                                                                                             such as arts administrators, curators,
                                                 Discover ideas and practices that           museum administrators, gallery directors,
                                                 challenge your preconceptions of the        art historians, art conservators and arts
                                                 history of art in exciting and surprising   festival administrators.
“Through my studies I have revelled              ways with this major. You’ll have the
 in the abundance of creativity and              opportunity to study historical and
 also acquired the analytical and                contemporary art across a range of
 critical thinking skills to evaluate            visual forms from famous artworks to
 differing perspectives and contexts.”           caricatures, from shop window displays
 Maree Crouch                                    to exhibition designs, from films to                    Course structure information
                                                 photography and from advertising                        See page 80

                                                 campaigns to maps.
                                                                                                         Prerequisite subjects
                                                                                                         None

                                                                                                         Recommended subjects
                                                                                                         None

studyat.uwa.edu.au/art-history

                       80
                      MINIMUM
                                                 Human Geography
                                                 and Planning
                        ATAR

                                                 Human geography and planning                Career opportunities
                                                 are the essential disciplines for           Planners and geographers are employed
                                                 understanding the complexities of           by local and state governments and in the
                                                 cities and regions and guiding their        private sector in areas including regional
                                                 sustainable development.                    development, public administration,
                                                                                             public policy, social research, teaching
                                                 This major provides core knowledge for      and property and land development.
                                                 creating liveable communities, vibrant      Graduates with this major are also
                                                 economies and sustainable places.           employable internationally, helping solve
“I’ve always had an interest in city             It addresses significant real-world         social, economic and environmental
 life and the way a multicultural                problems facing society including           problems in other parts of the world.
 city functions. Field trips are a               globalisation, rapid urbanisation,
 highlight, and last year I was lucky            ageing populations, homelessness,
 enough to participate in field                  land use conflict, cultural diversity,
 work in Catalonia, Spain, which                 regional planning, economic                             Course structure information
 was excellent.”
                                                 development, and ecological                             See page 80
 Matthew Brice
                                                 sustainability. The major includes
1   Cost of food and accommodation to be borne
                                                 field work trips and an opportunity to                  Prerequisite subjects
    by the student. For more information go to   participate in overseas residential field               None
    teachingandlearning.uwa.edu.au/students/
    fees.                                        work in a variety of destinations1.
                                                                                                         Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/human-geog-planning                                                                   None

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                        MINIMUM          Indigenous Knowledge,
                          ATAR

                                         History and Heritage
                                         How do Indigenous people view the            Career opportunities
                                         world? How does Indigenous knowledge         The broad skills base and adaptable
                                         inform the world around us?                  approach of graduates from this major are
                                                                                      highly valued in areas such as legal and
                                         The Indigenous Knowledge, History            human rights organisations, government
                                         and Heritage major allows you to             departments, business and industry,
                                         explore the worldview and historical         education, trade and tourism, health and
                                         experiences of Indigenous peoples in         the environment, and native title and
                                         Australia, as well as critically analyse     cultural heritage.
“This major not only enables             Western disciplinary constructs around
students to learn and understand         Indigenous knowledge and peoples.
Indigenous worldviews but, more          The major comprises a multidisciplinary
importantly, to know and feel those      program that provides you with the
relationships that are integral within   opportunity to learn about the history,
these worldviews.”
                                         culture and philosophy of Indigenous                    Course structure information
Dougie Nelson                            peoples in Australia. This major is taught              See page 80
                                         in an interactive manner and you will
                                         engage with Indigenous people, Elders in                Prerequisite subjects
                                         the community and guest speakers.                       None

                                                                                                 Recommended subjects
                                                                                                 None
studyat.uwa.edu.au/indigenous-knowledge

                         80
                       MINIMUM
                         ATAR
                                         Indonesian

                                         Indonesian is the national language of       Career opportunities
                                         our nearest neighbour and the world’s        Knowledge of Indonesian language,
                                         fourth-largest country. The cultural         culture and social norms is in demand
                                         diversity and tropical ecology makes         by state and federal government
                                         Indonesia one of the most enjoyable          departments as well as commercial
                                         countries in which to study, travel          enterprises investing in Indonesia, the
                                         and work.                                    media, education, tourism and the
                                                                                      hospitality industry.
                                         A major in Indonesian enables you
“The Indonesian major provides           to achieve a high level of fluency in
 students with a strong                  the language and learn about the
 understanding of the language           unique culture and history of the
 and the political, social,              country. As well as learning how to
 economic and environmental              speak, read and write Indonesian,
 spheres of Australia’s most
                                         you will have the exciting opportunity                  Course structure information
 important neighbour.”
                                         to spend a semester studying at an                      See page 80

Daniel Lucanus                           Indonesian university.
                                                                                                 Prerequisite subjects
                                                                                                 None

                                                                                                 Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/indonesian                                                                    None

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                    MINIMUM
                      ATAR
                                             Italian Studies

                                             Learn ‘la bella lingua’. Studying Italian    Career opportunities
                                             language and culture opens up the            European language graduates are well
                                             fascinating world of contemporary            qualified for careers in areas that involve
                                             Italy, its rich cultural heritage and the    interpersonal and communication skills,
                                             links between Italy and Australia.           such as in travel, hospitality, publishing,
                                                                                          theatre, commerce, international
                                             Gain a richer understanding of the           relations, the diplomatic services,
                                             arts, music, design, architecture,           teaching and interpreting and translating.
                                             opera and food by learning Italian: a        Knowledge of a foreign language
“Italian is a beautiful language             language considered by many to be the        has helped graduates secure jobs in
 and I have loved learning it here           most beautiful language in the world.        international banking, journalism and
 at UWA. I definitely feel learning          This major teaches you high levels           communications and the arts.
 a language will improve my                  of competence in speaking, writing,
 career opportunities.”                      listening to and reading Italian. It also
 Broderick Moncrieff                         offers a wide perspective on Italian                     Course structure information
                                             culture, not only the culture and history                See page 81
                                             of Italy itself, but Italian-speaking
     Interested in becoming a translator?    communities around the world,                            Prerequisite subjects
     Set your career path in motion with a   including Australia.                                     None
     Translation Studies Direct Pathway.
     See page 12.
                                                                                                      Recommended subjects
                                                                                                      None
studyat.uwa.edu.au/italian

                     80
                    MINIMUM
                      ATAR
                                             Japanese

                                             Japanese popular culture has spread          Career opportunities
                                             throughout the world and Japan               Graduates with a major in Japanese
                                             continues to be a major international        can find employment in federal and
                                             economic player.                             state government departments as well
                                                                                          as a wide range of private companies
                                             Knowledge of the Japanese                    and community organisations. The
                                             language, culture and society offers         combination of Japanese with a major in
                                             you a passport to one of Asia’s              another discipline (such as anthropology,
                                             most important centres of culture            economics, geography, history, industrial
“The best experience I’ve had as a           and business. As the language of             relations and politics) is becoming
UWA student was the opportunity              one of Australia’s major trading             particularly attractive to employers.
to go on a six-month exchange to             partners, there is a high demand for
Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.             graduates with knowledge of Japan
It’s a prestigious university in Japan       and Japanese. The major caters
and studying Japanese while being
                                             for beginners and for students who                       Course structure information
immersed in the culture was truly a
                                             have studied Japanese to Year 12                         See page 81
once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
                                             level or equivalent. You will also
Calvin Rokich                                have the opportunity to use UWA’s                        Prerequisite subjects
                                             traditional Japanese Tatami room for                     None

                                             conversation practice.
                                                                                                      Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/japanese                                                                           None

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                             MINIMUM           Korean Studies
                               ATAR

                                               Learn to speak and write Korean             Career opportunities
                                               while exploring Korean societies,           Graduates can find jobs in the private
                                               politics and culture and developing an      and public sectors, in positions where
                                               understanding of the two Koreas’ place      language and cultural expertise is
                                               in the world.                               required. They are also employed by state
                                                                                           and federal government departments
                                               The Korean Studies major combines           (including Defence, Immigration and
                                               learning the language with the              Citizenship, Foreign Affairs and Trade),
                                               study of Korean-related subjects in         commercial enterprises, tourism, public
“UWA is the only university in                 various disciplines. As South Korea         sector and cultural organisations, NGOs
Western Australia that offers                  (Republic of Korea) is an increasingly      and the media industry. You could also
Korean, and the lecturers and                  important trading partner of Western        pursue academia or teaching.
tutors go out of their way to make             Australia, graduates with good Korean
course content engaging and                    linguistic and socio-cultural skills are
memorable.”
                                               highly sought after in the Australian                  Course structure information
Nikayla Moodley                                job market.                                            See page 81

                                                                                                      Prerequisite subjects
                                                                                                      None

                                                                                                     Recommended subjects
                                                                                                     None
studyat.uwa.edu.au/korean

                              80
                            MINIMUM
                              ATAR
                                               Landscape Architecture

                                               Landscape Architecture involves all         Career opportunities
                                               aspects of landscape and land use           Landscape Architecture provides a wide
                                               planning, design and management and         range of employment options including
                                               the restoration and rehabilitation of       working as a landscape architect,
                                               disturbed environments.                     environmental consultant, urban designer,
                                                                                           landscape architectural draftsperson, an
                                               You’ll develop methods for designing        environmental manager, a government
                                               and managing outdoor spaces that            policy adviser, a landscape architecture
                                               are exciting, functional and attractive     educator or academic. You could work in
“The constant learning, whether                to the communities that interact with       landscape architectural or urban design
 from the curriculum or from the
                                               them. You’ll also develop essential         practice, city and regional planning and
 people, has exposed me to new
                                               skills in critical thinking, providing      conservation agencies.
 experiences, pushing myself to
 explore different ways to express             you with a strong foundation in the
 my ideas in my design.”                       practical, as well as theoretical, art of
                                               landscape design.                                      Course structure information
 Haley Ng                                                                                             See page 82

      Interested in becoming a landscape
      architect?
                                                                                                      Prerequisite subjects
      Set your career path in motion with a
                                                                                                      None
      Landscape Architecture Direct Pathway.
      See page 10.

                                                                                                     Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/landscape-architecture                                                            None

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                     MINIMUM                      Law and Society
                       ATAR

                                                  How do law and society relate to, and       Career opportunities
                                                  change, each other? How does law            Graduates pursue varied careers in the
                                                  actually work in the real world? Is the     private, non-profit and public sectors,
                                                  law the same thing as justice?              including law-related policy and research
                                                                                              roles in law reform and justice agencies,
                                                  This major examines the impact law          law-relevant fields like management
                                                  and social policy has on our lives,         and human resources, media and
                                                  both nationally and globally. You           communications, industrial relations,
                                                  will explore a variety of fascinating       human rights, social services and legal
“The Law and Society major offers                 issues while developing skills in           support. Students can study at honours
 an insight into what law is all                  understanding, applying and critiquing      or postgraduate level, including the
 about. The units are engaging and                socio-legal concepts and issues. With       Juris Doctor (JD).
 interesting, and the tutors and                  its focus on the social dimensions of
 lecturers give first-hand experience             law, this major perfectly complements
 into the legal profession.”                      a wide range of studies, including                      Course structure information
 Marwat Sallehi                                   politics, communications, sociology,                    See page 82

                                                  culture, economics or anthropology.
      Interested in becoming a lawyer?                                                                    Prerequisite subjects
      Set your career path in motion with a Law                                                           None
      Direct Pathway. See page 10.

                                                                                                          Recommended subjects
                                                                                                          None
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                      80
                    MINIMUM
                      ATAR
                                                  Linguistics

                                                  Linguistics is the study of the nature of   Career opportunities
                                                  human language and communication.           A major in Linguistics provides a
                                                  It covers all aspects of language,          foundation for any career that involves
                                                  including structure, diversity, how         language or languages, human social
                                                  languages change over time, how             organisation and culture, or the human
                                                  people learn and make use of it to          mind. In addition to research careers,
                                                  communicate, and how it affects             graduates go on to hold careers in
                                                  power in relationships.                     language teaching, speech therapy,
                                                                                              journalism and broadcasting, translation
“Studying Linguistics has shown                   You’ll have the opportunity to work on      and interpreting, Indigenous education
 me how complex and abstract                      a variety of linguistic topics including    and support work and information
 language is, and given me an                     grammatical descriptions and                technology, among other areas.
 appreciation of how incredible                   dictionaries of Australian Aboriginal
 it is that we learn and use it so                languages, analysis of Australian
 easily every day. The lecturers
                                                  English and Romance languages, the                      Course structure information
 and tutors are always there to
                                                  study of meaning in language and the                    See page 82
 assist students and their passion
                                                  relation between language and society.
 is definitely contagious.”
                                                                                                          Prerequisite subjects
 Emily Taplin                                                                                             None

                                                                                                          Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/linguistics                                                                            None

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80
                         MINIMUM       Music Studies
                           ATAR

                                       Develop your artistic and creative           Career opportunities
                                       skills while gaining a broad                 The breadth of communication, musical,
                                       grounding in music.                          analytical, written and research skills
                                                                                    that students acquire are desirable
                                       This major sees you develop expertise        in a wide range of professions. Some
                                       and skills in the areas of performance       graduates may pursue careers as
                                       or composition, harmony and aural,           professional performing musicians while
                                       Western art music history and popular        others may gain employment in areas
                                       world music. Many students combine           of performance, teaching, composing,
“My favourite aspect of studying at    this major with another area of study.       arranging, arts management, journalism
UWA is studying music with people      As a result you will have the experience     and community music.
who are as passionate as I am. I       of studying alongside students
think that makes for a community       from diverse backgrounds, creating
where I can thrive.”                   a dynamic and engaging learning
Joshua Van Zuylen                      environment. Students wishing to                        Course structure information
                                       specialise in performance, composition                  See page 83

                                       or musicology should consider taking
                                       the Music Studies major concurrently                    Prerequisite subjects
                                       with the Music Specialist Studies major.                Audition to demonstrate a musical
                                                                                               background equivalent to Music ATAR

                                                                                               Recommended subjects
                                                                                               Music ATAR

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                          80
                         MINIMUM
                           ATAR
                                       Music Specialist Studies

                                       Whether you love performing or               Career opportunities
                                       composing, Music Specialist Studies          Graduates pursue careers in a range
                                       equips you with the skills for a career in   of areas including the creative and
                                       the music profession.                        performing arts, music education, the
                                                                                    entertainment industry and associated
                                       This major provides you with a               fields. Many graduates have careers as
                                       rigorous, high-quality tertiary              performing musicians, either with an
                                       music education and an intensive             orchestra, an ensemble, as conductors
                                       concentration in a chosen area               or composers, or a combination of
“I love playing percussion and         of specialisation: performance,              these. Others go on to become music
 couldn’t imagine a life without it.   composition or musicology. This major        administrators, music or arts managers,
 The music staff and lecturers are     can only be taken by Bachelor of Arts        music journalists or librarians.
 very encouraging and inspiring        or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
 which makes UWA a great               students concurrently enrolled in the
 environment to learn in.”             Music Studies major.                                    Course structure information
                                                                                               See page 83
 Carissa Soares

                                                                                               Prerequisite subjects
                                                                                               Audition to demonstrate a musical
                                                                                               background equivalent to Music ATAR

                                                                                               Recommended subjects
studyat.uwa.edu.au/specialist-music                                                            Music ATAR

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