Course Guide 2022-2023 Domestic Undergraduate - THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 
Course Guide 2022-2023 Domestic Undergraduate - THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Domestic
Undergraduate
           Course Guide
           2022–23
GET CAREER-READY WITH A UWA DEGREE
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    Welcome to
     our community
                                                           We are delighted you are             Whether studying remotely or
                                                           considering embarking on the         on campus, all our students are
                                                           next stage of your education         equal and valued members of
                                                           journey with us.                     our diverse community. UWA
                                                                                                is an inclusive and multicultural
                                                           Our role is to give you the
                                                                                                community that embraces and
                                                           knowledge and skills so that
                                                                                                values a diversity of backgrounds.
                                                           you can achieve your goals
                                                           – whatever they may be. Our          You will find your time here
                                                           courses will equip you for success   thought-provoking and
                                                           in an increasingly globalised        stimulating, and when you leave
                                                           world, where knowledge is the        UWA you will have made lifelong
                                                           universal currency.                  friends, precious memories, and
                                                                                                have a sense of purpose and
                                                           We offer an experience-rich
                                                                                                enquiry that will empower you to
                                                           curriculum, which in partnership
                                                                                                make a difference.
                                                           with industry we continue to
      Professor Amit Chakma                                evolve to suit employer demands,     We look forward to you joining
      Vice-Chancellor                                      ensuring that we can propel          our community and supporting
                                                           you into the workplace, ready to     you in shaping your future career
                                                           change the world.                    goals.

        The University of Western Australia acknowledges that its
        campuses are 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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Contents
Study at UWA
Launch your career in Perth                  4
Our global reputation                        5
Get career-ready with a UWA degree           6
Explore your options                         8

Choosing what to study                       10    Your UWA community
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)             12    A unique campus                          128

Agricultural, Environmental and Biological   13    Student life                             130
Sciences                                           Support services                         132
Architecture, Design and Planning            31    Live on campus                           133
Business and Commerce                        37    Student Exchange and Study Abroad        134
Data and Computer Science                    49    program

Education                                    55    Our partner universities                 135

Engineering                                  59
Law                                          70    Join UWA
Health and Biomedical Sciences               73    Entry pathways                           136
Humanities and Social Sciences               91    Entry pathways for Indigenous students   138
Music and Fine Arts                          109   Calculating your ATAR                    139
Physical Sciences and Mathematics            116   How to apply                             140
Psychology                                   125   Scholarships and prizes                  141
                                                   Getting to UWA                           142
                                                   Parents and guardians                    143
                                                   Fees                                     144
                                                   Glossary                                 145
                                                   Course index                             146
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     Launch your
           career in Perth

       By choosing UWA you’re not just choosing a world top 100
       university and a globally recognised degree. You’re also
       choosing to live in a city that’s the perfect base for study –
       and for launching your career when you graduate.

    Perth’s accessible                                               Perth’s a hub of industry and innovation
    Perth shares a time zone with about 60 per cent of               • It’s home to corporate HQs of more than 30 per cent of
    the world’s population (plus or minus 2 hours) meaning              businesses on the Australian Stock Exchange and six of
    businesses, research projects and other enterprises                 the world’s top 10 energy companies.
    based here have better access to huge global resources           • Perth-based startups receive twice the national
    and markets.
                                                                        average of angel investment.
                                                                     • It has the fourth highest concentration of engineers in
    Perth’s affordable                                                  the world per capita.
    • It’s one of Australia’s most affordable capital cities –       • It’s home to the largest medical treatment, research
       more affordable than Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane.              and education centre in the Southern Hemisphere.
    • It has the lowest accommodation cost of any Australian
       capital city.

    Perth offers a great lifestyle
    • It’s ranked 14th most liveable city in the world.
    • It has more than eight hours of sunshine per day with
       good to very good air quality all year round.
    • Perth City is just 20 minutes from beaches, national
       parks and beautiful countryside.
    • A thriving arts and culture scene, with Australia’s
       premier multi-arts festival, and the third-largest Fringe
       Festival in the world.

    SOURCES: THINK PERTH, SEPTEMBER 2019; DIVERSIFY WA, JULY 2019; WORLDWIDE COST OF LIVING SURVEY 2019,
    ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT
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                                            Our global reputation

Study at WA’s top university
( Q S 2 02 1 )

#1 IN WA FOR GRADUATE                                              Ranked in the world’s top 50 for
EMPLOYABILITY                                                      •   Agriculture and Forestry
( Q S G R A D UATE EM PLOYABIL IT Y R ANKING 2 0 2 0 )             •   Anatomy and Physiology
                                                                   •   Civil and Structural Engineering
MORE THAN 4,500 GLOBAL                                             •   Earth and Marine Sciences
INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
                                                                   •   Geology

AWARD-WINNING TEACHERS                                             •   Geophysics

( AU STR A L I A N AWAR DS FO R U NIV E R SIT Y T E ACHING 2020)
                                                                   •   Mineral and Mining Engineering
                                                                   •   Sports-related Subjects
FIVE STARS FOR                                                         (QS WUR BY SUBJECT 2020)

• TEACHING QUALITY                                                 —
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                                                                   •   Agricultural Sciences
• STUDENT DEMAND
                                                                   •   Biological Sciences
• STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO                                            •   Clinical Medicine
       ( G O O D U N I VER SIT IE S G U IDE 2 0 2 1 )
                                                                   •   Earth Sciences
                                                                   •   Ecology
RANKED IN THE WORLD’S
                                                                   •   Environmental Science and Engineering
TOP 100 UNIVERSITIES
( 8 5 T H I N A RW U 2 020 AND 92 N D IN Q S 2 0 2 1 )
                                                                   •   Human Biological Sciences
                                                                   •   Marine/Ocean Engineering
                                                                   •   Mining and Mineral Engineering
                                                                   •   Oceanography
                                                                   •   Water Resources
                                                                       (ARWU 2020)
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    Get career-ready
     with a UWA degree
             WA’s #1 uni for graduate employability* will help you
             successfully navigate your career journey

             Getting a job at the end of your degree will likely be your top priority. At UWA, we’ve
             made it our top priority too, offering a wide range of degrees and programs to help
             you stand out in the job market and increase your employability. All our degrees
             include the option to take internships or Work Integrated Learning units, and, along
             with mentoring and volunteering opportunities, these can enhance your standing in
             your future employers’ eyes.

    Career and Employability Award              IQ Academy                                  Practicums and field trips
    Practical real-world experiences,           Work with real companies to tackle the      Practical units with workplace and
    skills and knowledge to guide you on        biggest challenges facing business,         fieldwork placements across WA,
    an enriching career journey.                governments and society today.              Australia and even overseas.

    McCusker Centre for Citizenship             Jobs board                                  Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
    An award-winning internship                 Job listings and alerts from a wide         Gain industry knowledge, develop
    program, making a difference in             range of employers for full-time and        career-ready skills, and network with
    our communities locally, nationally         part-time positions, internships,           industry professionals as part of your
    and globally.                               scholarships, volunteering and more.        course or as a co-curricular activity.

    Volunteering                                World-class learning                        Bloom WA
    Make an impact and get involved,            Learn at the cutting-edge of                A creative lab to turn your big
    developing skills and experience            knowledge from passionate and               business or community ideas into
    that stand out on your resume and           inspirational academics with                a startup, all credited towards
    final transcript.                           real industry experience and                your degree.
                                                connections.
    *(QS GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY RANKING 2020)
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                                              MENTORSHIP + GUIDANCE
                                              From the day you arrive at UWA to after you’ve
                                              graduated, we’re here to provide all the help
                                              and guidance you need. Our academic staff,
                                              career advisers and industry experts all pool their
                                              collective wisdom to help identify opportunities
                                              specific to you. With their resources – and your
                                              resolve – you can begin to create a robust plan to
                                              get set for your future career.

                                              REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE
                                              We’ll get you moving in the right direction, helping
Career Mentor Link                            you gain tangible and hands-on experience in
Be matched with professionals and             your chosen area, and ensuring you hit the ground
get insider industry knowledge from           running with future-based skills that will make you
people with real career experience.           stand out from the competition.

                                              NETWORKING
                                              “It’s not just what you know, it’s who you know.”
                                              It may be an old saying, but it’s as relevant today as
                                              ever before. At UWA, we can facilitate access to a
                                              network of like-minded and professional contacts
Careers Centre                                from across the world. And by leveraging our
Understand and engage with your chosen        extensive industry connections, you’ll get more
industry, enhance your employability          than just a foot in the door.
skills, find work and internships, and nail
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your resume and interview.

                                                To find out more about how we can
                                                prepare you for your dream career, from
                                                first job to long-term goals, visit
More than 160 student clubs and societies
Attend social, professional-development
                                                uwa.edu.au/students/employability
and networking events, and take on
leadership and management roles to
develop your skills.
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    Explore your options

      Specialise in one area or create a degree that combines your interests.
      Whatever career you seek, you’ll find a degree that fits.

    UWA’s experience-rich curriculum and global network               Combined bachelor’s degrees
    prepare you for the ever-changing world outside your              Pursue your passions and maximise your career options
    degree. You’ll gain industry connections even before you          with our combined bachelor’s degrees.
    graduate, and kick-start a successful career.
                                                                      You’ll complete two bachelor’s degrees – one
    Our dedicated team can help find the best option for you.         comprehensive (where you’ll choose a major from a wide
                                                                      range of options) and one specialised (where you’ll take a
    Undergraduate degree types                                        defined study plan).
    Seeking your first university degree? Our undergraduate
    courses allow you to start your journey to a fulfilling career.   Honours
                                                                      Improve your career prospects or take a path to further
    Comprehensive degrees                                             study with an honours course.
    Design your own course with our comprehensive
                                                                      Honours is a one-year program you can apply for
    bachelor’s degrees.
                                                                      after completing your bachelor’s degree with strong
    Choose one or two majors from a wide range, then                  academic performance in your major. An honours year
    add electives and/or a minor to suit your interests               includes advanced coursework and a major research
    and career goals. Explore your interests with the flexibility     or creative project.
    to change your mind - choose your major(s) when you enrol
                                                                      We also offer some integrated honours courses. These
    and if you’d like to change during your degree you can.
                                                                      four-year courses also include advanced coursework and a
    Specialised degrees                                               major research or creative project in your final year.
    Prepare for your dream career with a specialised
    bachelor‘s degree.

    You’ll take an extended major with a carefully designed
    study plan to give you in-depth knowledge of your chosen
    career or profession. You can complement this with a
    minor or electives from almost any study area.
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What makes up my undergraduate
degree?
A bachelor’s degree is made up of several parts.

Majors
You’ll take at least one major – a sequence of units that will
give you depth of knowledge in a certain area. We offer a
wide range of majors (which typically make up at least one-
third of your course) and extended majors (up to two-thirds
of your course) within our bachelor’s degrees. Depending on
the course, you may be able to take more than one major.

Minors
You also have the option to choose a minor (or two,
depending on your course structure). Minors are shorter
sequences of four units that allow you to gain knowledge
in an area that may complement your major(s), suit your
career goals or simply be of personal interest.                  Postgraduate pathways
                                                                 Prepare to enter your ideal career with our packaged
Other units                                                      undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. You’ll gain the
The rest of your study plan will be filled by different kinds    knowledge and networks you need for success.
of units (depending on your chosen course and major[s]).
                                                                 Assured Pathways
                                                                 Our Assured Pathways, formerly known as Direct Pathways,
• Foundational units: Required units (in certain
                                                                 give you a guaranteed place in one of our high-demand
   courses) that give you broad grounding and key
                                                                 postgraduate courses at the start of your studies. Your place
   skills in your chosen degree area, irrespective of
                                                                 is guaranteed on the basis of your high school performance
   your choice of major(s).                                      or equivalent (subject to satisfactory performance in your
• Bridging units: If you don’t have the required ATAR            bachelor’s degree).
   subject or equivalent for your chosen major, you
   can take these additional units in your first year as         This provides you with clear progression towards a
   part of the major.                                            postgraduate qualification and, in some cases, the chance
                                                                 for faster completion of your postgraduate degree.
• Elective units: Elective units provide you with the
   opportunity to explore a range of interests and new           Combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees
   disciplines. If you have space for elective units you         Take the express path to your postgraduate qualification
   can choose (almost!) anything you like to expand              with our combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees (CBM).
   your knowledge in a new field, provided that you
   meet the unit rules.                                          You’ll start advanced postgraduate-level studies in the
                                                                 third year of your bachelor’s degree and complete two
                                                                 degrees in just four years so you can enter your dream
                                                                 career sooner.
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                                                                 If you don’t achieve the ATAR (or equivalent) required to
                                                                 secure your place in one of our postgraduate pathways,
                                                                 you can always apply for your chosen postgraduate
                                                                 degree after you have completed your bachelor’s degree.

                                                                 For more information, visit
                                                                 uwa.edu.au/study/our-courses-explained
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     Choosing what to study
     UWA offers a wide range of courses in 12 broad areas of study. Perhaps you already have a subject
     you’re passionate about and that matches your career plans, or maybe you’re still deciding – here
     are some ideas to help you choose the best course for you and your career goals.

     I AM INTERESTED IN…                     I'D LIKE A CAREER IN…             STUDY AREAS TO EXPLORE

     Exploring environmental issues, food
                                             •   Agriculture                   Agriculture, Environmental and
                                             •   Biotechnology                 Biological Sciences
     security and sustainability                                               Advances in technology and science are
                                             •   Conservation (Wildlife and
                                                                               transforming our world at an incredible
                                                 Environmental)
                                                                               pace. Join us and tackle global, regional
                                             •   Environmental Management      and local issues to make the world a
                                             •   Natural Resource Management   better place.
                                             •   Policy

     Creating sustainable built              •   Architecture                  Architecture, Design and Planning
     environments                            •   Landscape Design              Be part of a collaboration of creative and
                                                                               strategic thinkers who come together
                                             •   Urban Design
                                                                               to push the boundaries of knowledge,
                                             •   Environmental Planning
                                                                               culture, habitats and landscapes.
                                             •   Regional Planning

                                             •   Accounting                    Business and Commerce
     Becoming an entrepreneur,               •   Business                      Develop your business acumen, grow
     launching businesses and fostering                                        expertise knowledge and manage
                                             •   Economics
                                                                               business case studies, internships and
     innovation                              •   Marketing
                                                                               real world projects to prepare you for a
                                             •   Human Resources               fulfilling career in business, government
                                             •   Management                    or not-for-profit sectors.
                                             •   Finance

     Fighting for social justice, and
                                             •   Law                           Law
                                             •   Legal Practice                Join a world-class law school that uses
     improving access to legal services                                        innovative teaching methods to nurture
                                             •   Policy
                                                                               the knowledge, expertise and skills
                                             •   Criminology
                                                                               needed for a broad array of diverse
                                                                               careers, nationally and internationally,
                                                                               in the legal profession and across other
                                                                               sectors.

     Cybersecurity, making and breaking      •   Cybersecurity                 Data and Computer Science

     technology, and society’s interaction   •   Data Science                  Drive businesses forward, shape societies
                                                                               and find solutions to big challenges
     with the digital world
                                             •   Artificial Intelligence
                                                                               through data and technology.
                                             •   Automation
                                             •   App and Tech Development

                                             •   Teaching                      Education
     Shaping the future of children          •   Education                     Help young people achieve their full
                                                                               potential. Join a university at the forefront
     through teaching and lifelong           •   Corporate Training
                                                                               of teacher education and ignite your
     learning
                                                                               passion to educate and inspire a love of
                                                                               learning in others.
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Thinking outside the box and finding
                                       •   Engineering (Automation and         Engineering
                                           Robotics, Chemical, Biomedical,     Are you keen to tackle global challenges
solutions to complex challenges                                                through engineering innovation? Embark
                                           Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and
                                                                               on an engineering pathway and gain
                                           Electronic, Mining, Software)
                                                                               the skills needed to meet future global
                                                                               needs – from creating some of the world’s
                                                                               biggest buildings to designing minuscule
                                                                               electronic devices to make a large impact.

Understanding global pandemics,        •   Medical Research                    Health and Biomedical Sciences
solving complex problems and           •   Biotechnology                       If you want to advance the health and
                                                                               wellbeing of communities, join WA’s top
finding cures for disease                                                      university for Clinical Medicine (ARWU
                                                                               2020). Or if you’re passionate about
Caring for people and improving        •   Health                              biomedical sciences, you can join us in
the health of individuals and          •   Medicine                            delivering knowledge and discoveries to
communities                            •   Exercise Rehabilitation             guarantee our healthy futures.
                                       •   Pharmacy
                                       •   Public Health
                                       •   Nutrition
                                       •   Sports Management

Understanding the mind and human       •   Psychology                          Psychology
behaviour                                                                      Seek to answer questions about how and
                                                                               why people behave the way they do by
                                                                               developing a scientific understanding of
                                                                               human thoughts and behaviours.

Travel, learning new languages, and    •   Politics                            Humanities and Social Sciences
cultural studies                       •   Teaching                            Power lifelong career success in any field,
                                                                               with transferable skills in critical thinking,
                                       •   Communications
                                                                               communicating and influencing.
                                       •   Foreign Affairs
                                       •   Policy
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Creating ideas, content,               •   Music                               Music and Fine Arts
music or art                           •   Art                                 Learn from leading arts professionals and
                                                                               release your full creative potential.
                                       •   Teaching

The abstract science of numbers and    •   Data Scientist                      Physical Sciences and Mathematics
the natural phenomena of the Earth     •   Physicist                           If you’re a natural problem-solver,
                                                                               develop your skills to tackle the fast-
and all its processes and components   •   Statistician
                                                                               paced challenges in today’s world and
                                       •   Aerospace and Defence
                                                                               prepare yourself for an interesting and
                                       •   Nanotechnology                      rewarding career in a growing space.
                                       •   Chemistry
                                       •   Mining
                                       •   Petroleum
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     COMPREHENSIVE DEGREE

     Bachelor of
     		Philosophy
     		(Honours)

        Minimum ATAR 98 or equivalent
        STAT Not applicable
        Intake months February
        Completion 4 years full time or part-time equivalent

     This innovative and inspiring course for high-achieving students offers an individually designed program in your chosen
     area of specialisation. You can choose any major and will also receive intensive research training, academic mentoring, and
     professional skills development; have the opportunity to learn a language and study abroad; and attend an on-campus
     residential experience.

     Career opportunities                                            Why study this degree at UWA
     Graduates of this course have a wealth of career                • You’ll have access to individual mentoring from leading
     opportunities. Many choose to pursue postgraduate                  researchers and a network of talented alumni.
     research or courses leading to professional qualifications      • The research training embedded throughout the
     such as Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry or Law –                  course will ensure you develop high-level skills to
     whatever you choose, you’ll be highly employable on                address global challenges in your chosen field.
     graduation. Recent graduates have taken jobs in top-tier        • You’ll expand your international connections and cross-
     consulting companies, as engineers and analysts with               cultural knowledge through a scholarship-supported
     companies such as Woodside and Rio Tinto, in investment            study abroad experience.
     banking, at the Reserve Bank, and in graduate programs
     with government departments such as the Department              You’ll learn to
     of Finance, Department of Premier and Cabinet, and the          • identify and solve complex problems
     Productivity Commission.                                        • independently manage and
                                                                        lead projects
                                                                     • communicate effectively across
                                                                        a range of platforms.

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Agricultural, Environmental
and Biological Sciences
   Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible
   pace. Take up study in this field to tackle local, regional and global issues, from
   the environmental impacts of climate change and sustainability managing natural
   resources, to providing food and water security.

Increasing populations and greater demands on                 Top five reasons to study Agriculture,
resources are putting pressure on our environment, now        Environmental and Biological Sciences

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more than ever. This means it is crucial we understand        at UWA
our planet to maintain its health.                            • We have 100+ units offering practical work
                                                                experience – or gain hands-on, industry-relevant
Our State’s diverse landscape is the perfect location           experience and skills through placement opportunities.
in which to gain the knowledge and experience to              • Our 22:1 student-to-staff ratio is one of the best
maintain balance in our natural environment. Choose             in Australia.
from areas such as crop production, animal production         • You'll learn from award-winning researchers and
and management, environmental impact assessment,                expert academics.
forestry resource management, or soil and water               • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural
conservation. Or focus on aquatic or natural resource           Sciences and Environmental Science and
management, geographical sciences, botany, geology,             Engineering (ARWU 2020).
agricultural science or aquaculture.                          • Our strong industry, business and government
                                                                networks include Alcoa, BHP, CSIRO, Department of
Your studies will involve not only theory, but also the         Agriculture and Mining, Department of Biodiversity,
crucial technical skills of your chosen field. Whether it's     Conservation and Attractions, Fortescue Metals
through world-class laboratories, exciting field trips or       Group, Kings Park, Perth Zoo, Rio Tinto, Woodside
real-world industry placements, you’ll be immersed in           and more.
the hands-on side of science, and gain the ability to help
                                                              uwa.edu.au/study/areas/agricultural-environmental-
protect the world we live in.
                                                              biological-sciences
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     SPECIALISED DEGREE

     Bachelor of
        Agribusiness

         Minimum ATAR 80 or equivalent
         STAT Not applicable
         Intake months February and July
         Completion 3 years full time or
         part-time equivalent

     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                              You’ll learn to
     Agricultural scientist, policy analyst, commodity trade analyst   • demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of
                                                                         economic and business management principles
     The Bachelor of Agribusiness teaches you how to apply               and their application to agribusiness management
     business and economic principles to address managerial              and policy
     and policy challenges in the food systems and value               • exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying,
     chains that sustain humanity. You’ll learn about the                defining and solving problems in agribusiness with
     management and regulation of businesses operating                   intellectual independence
     from the farm gate to consumers. A quality education in           • demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary for
     Agribusiness from UWA will equip you with attributes that           employment in agribusiness and the capacity for
     are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of            further study in the field
     employers in agriculture, finance, marketing, international
     trade, policy analysis, business management, and rural            Major
     development in Australia and overseas. The specific               • Agribusiness and Agricultural Science
     skills and knowledge developed and demonstrated by                  (Extended Major)
     graduates are highly valued by employers and will make
     you competitive in the job market.                                uwa.edu.au/study/bachelor-of-agribusiness

     Why study this degree at UWA
     • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural Sciences
        (ARWU 2020)
     • Gain the professional skills, knowledge and expertise
        that shape global agricultural production
     • With continued world population growth, job
        opportunities associated with the science, economics
        and business of agriculture, continue to expand
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 SPECIALISED DEGREE

Bachelor of
   Agricultural Science

    Minimum ATAR 80 or equivalent
    STAT Not applicable
    Intake months February and July
    Completion 3 years full time or
    part-time equivalent

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                         You’ll learn to
Agricultural consultant, researcher, AgTech professional     • demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and
                                                                 technical knowledge with depth in the discipline of
The Bachelor of Agricultural Science teaches                     Agricultural Science
understanding, reasoning and improving the natural           •   apply well-developed cognitive, creative and
world through systematic observation, experimentation,           communication skills in diverse contexts
modelling and calculation. A quality education in            •   review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise
Agricultural Science from UWA will equip you with                knowledge
attributes that are highly valued and sought after by        •   exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying
a diverse range of employers around the globe, and               and solving problems with intellectual independence
provides the opportunity to harness the skills and           •   demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary for
knowledge necessary to make a real contribution to the           employment in the discipline of Agricultural Science
global challenges facing humanity.                               and further study

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Why study this degree at UWA
• UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural Sciences
                                                             Major
    (ARWU 2020)
                                                             • Agricultural Science and Technology (Extended Major)
•   By taking the Bachelor of Agricultural Science you’ll
    gain specialised advanced training in the field of       uwa.edu.au/study/bachelor-of-agricultural-science
    agricultural science to set you on the path to your
    dream career
•   The specific skills and knowledge developed and
    demonstrated by graduates are highly valued by
    employers and will make you highly competitive in the
    job market
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     SPECIALISED DEGREE

     Bachelor of
        Biological Science

        Minimum ATAR 80 or equivalent
        STAT Not applicable
        Intake months February and July
        Completion 3 years full time or part-time equivalent

     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                         You’ll learn to
     Wildlife officer, conservation biologist, zoologist          • demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and
                                                                    technical knowledge with depth in the discipline of
     The Bachelor of Biological Science teaches you how             Biological Science
     living organisms, ranging from microbes to megaflora and     • apply well-developed cognitive, creative and
     megafauna, grow, reproduce, adapt and evolve. You’ll           communication skills in diverse contexts
     learn how species and ecological communities can be          • review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise
     managed, conserved and restored, using techniques              knowledge
     ranging from genetic analysis, to data collection from       • exercise independent and critical thinking and
     whole populations and ecosystems, to big data synthesis        judgement in identifying and solving problems
     science. A quality education in Biological Science from      • demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary for
     UWA will equip you with attributes that are highly valued      employment in the discipline of Biological Science and
     and sought after by a diverse range of employers around        further study
     the globe, and provides the opportunity to harness
     the skills and knowledge necessary to understand the         Major
     vulnerabilities and resilience of life on our planet.        • Wildlife Conservation (Extended Major)

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     • UWA is ranked first in Australia for Biological Sciences
        (ARWU 2020)
     • Australia's fauna is megadiverse, and Western Australia
        is home to almost half our animal species
     • The specific skills and knowledge developed and
        demonstrated by graduates are highly valued by
        employers and will make you highly competitive in the
        job market
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 SPECIALISED DEGREE

Bachelor of
   Environmental Science

   Minimum ATAR 80 or equivalent
   STAT­  Not applicable
   Intake months February and July
   Completion 3 years full time or part-time equivalent

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                             You’ll learn to
Environmental consultant, conservation officer, soil scientist   • demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and
                                                                   technical knowledge with depth in the discipline of
The Bachelor of Environmental Science teaches                      Environmental Science
understanding, reasoning and improving the natural               • apply well-developed cognitive, creative and
world through systematic observation, experimentation,             communication skills in diverse contexts
modelling and calculation. A quality education in                • review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise
Environmental Science from UWA will equip you with                 knowledge
attributes that are highly valued and sought after by a          • exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying
diverse range of employers locally and around the globe,           and solving problems with intellectual independence
and provides the opportunity to harness the skills and           • demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary for
knowledge necessary to make a real contribution to the             employment in the discipline of Environmental Science
global challenges facing humanity.                                 and further study

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Why study this degree at UWA                                     Major
• UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Environmental               • Environmental Science and Management
   Science and Engineering (ARWU 2020)                             (Extended Major)
• By taking the Bachelor of Environmental Science
   you’ll gain specialised advanced training in the field of     uwa.edu.au/study/bachelor-of-environmental-
   environmental science to set you on the path to your          science
   dream career
• The specific skills and knowledge developed and
   demonstrated by graduates are exceedingly valued by
   employers and will make you highly competitive in the
   job market
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      SPECIALISED DEGREE

     Bachelor of
        Marine Science

        Minimum ATAR 80 or equivalent
        STAT Not applicable
        Intake months February and July
        Completion 3 years full time or
        part-time equivalent

     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                         You’ll learn to
     Marine environmental consultant, coastal planner, marine     • demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and
     conservationist                                                technical knowledge with depth in the discipline of
                                                                    Marine Science
     The Bachelor of Marine Science offers the full breadth       • apply well-developed cognitive, creative and
     of the Marine Science discipline, combining knowledge          communication skills in diverse contexts
     of marine life with a solid understanding of the physical    • review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise
     environment across all levels of biological organisation.      knowledge
     You’ll learn about the complex interactions that occur in    • exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying
     marine ecosystems and how to manage these systems in a         and solving problems with intellectual independence
     changing world through lectures, laboratory exercises and    • demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary for
     field excursions.                                              employment in the discipline of Marine Science and
                                                                    further study
     Why study this degree at UWA
     • UWA is ranked 29th in the world in Earth and Marine        Major
        Sciences (QS 2020) and has brand new facilities and       • Marine Science (Extended Major)
        resources unique to Australia that are used across our
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     • This degree at UWA is the ultimate multi- and inter-
        disciplinary learning experience and leads you to clear
        choices in a master's degree
     • The specific skills and knowledge developed and
        demonstrated by graduates are highly valued by
        employers and will make you highly competitive in the
        job market
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 SPECIALISED DEGREE

Bachelor of
   Molecular Sciences

    Minimum ATAR 80 or equivalent
    STAT Not applicable
    Intake months February and July
    Completion 3 years full time or
    part-time equivalent

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                                   You’ll learn to
Agricultural scientist, animal scientist, biochemist, food scientist   • demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and
                                                                         technical knowledge with depth in the discipline of
In Molecular Sciences you’ll learn about life at the                     Molecular Sciences
molecular level. Starting with the building blocks of life             • apply well-developed cognitive, creative and
(DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates) you’ll                    communication skills in diverse contexts
work towards understanding the complex function of                     • review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise
cells, tissues and organisms. Training in cutting-edge                   knowledge
technologies will equip you with the tools to answer                   • exercise independent and critical thinking and
the many challenges in the biological and/or health                      judgement in identifying and solving problems
sciences. The degree serves as an excellent stepping                   • demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary for
stone into any career in the biosciences. Successful                     employment in the discipline of Molecular Sciences
completion of the Molecular Life Sciences extended                       and further study
major allows you to progress to a Master of Biotechnology

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or other postgraduate studies in relevant bioscience                   Majors
disciplines. Alternatively, the successful completion of               • Biochemistry of Nutrition (Extended Major)
the Biochemistry of Nutrition extended major will enable               • Molecular Life Sciences (Extended Major)
you to pursue postgraduate studies in the Master of
Biomedical Science or a related discipline.                            uwa.edu.au/study/bachelor-of-molecular-sciences

Why study this degree at UWA
• Learn about the most recent advances in the molecular
   life sciences, how these affect our everyday lives
   and how we can use this knowledge to solve global
   challenges
• This degree at UWA is the ultimate multi- and inter-
   disciplinary learning experience
• The specific skills and knowledge developed and
   demonstrated by graduates are highly valued by
   employers and will make you highly competitive in the
   job market
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      COMPREHENSIVE DEGREE

     Bachelor of Science
         Minimum ATAR 75 or equivalent
         STAT Written English and Verbal or Quantitative
         Intake months February and July
         Completion 3 years full time or part-time equivalent

     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     Agricultural scientist, environmental consultant, marine
     conservationist, zoologist, biochemist, software developer,
                                                                     Majors
     analyst, engineer*, forensic scientist, psychologist*, sports
                                                                     •   Agribusiness
     coach, astronomer
                                                                     •   Agricultural Science
                                                                     •   Agricultural Technology
     Our Bachelor of Science gives you the skills and                •   Anatomy and Human Biology
     knowledge to make a real contribution to the challenges         •   Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
     facing humanity. Scientists study the universe, its             •   Botany
     properties, the life that exists within it and the laws         •   Chemistry – Physical and Analytical
     that govern it. Discipline areas range from cutting-            •   Chemistry – Synthetic
     edge pure and applied science to new multidisciplinary          •   Computer Science
     fields. The importance of science in determining the            •   Conservation Biology
     wellbeing of our society is recognised by industry,             •   Cybersecurity
     business and government.                                        •   Data Science
                                                                     •   Environmental Management
     Why study this degree at UWA                                    •   Environmental Science
     • You’ll be taught by the world’s leading teachers              •   Exercise and Health
        and researchers                                              •   Genetics
     • You’ll gain highly valued and sought-after skills that        •   Geographical Sciences
        will ensure you are well-prepared for many diverse and       •   Geology
        exciting careers                                             •   Marine and Coastal Processes
     • You’ll have Work Integrated Learning (WIL)                    •   Marine Biology
        opportunities to gain practical industry experience          •   Mathematics and Statistics
        and employability skills                                     •   Microbiology and Immunology
                                                                     •   Neuroscience
     You’ll learn to                                                 •   Physics
     • explore and investigate the big issues confronting            •   Physiology
        our planet                                                   •   Sport Science
     • develop skills in reasoning, logic, observation, analysis,    •   Zoology
        creativity and more
     • gain practical, hands-on, industry-relevant experience
        and skills
     • bridge the gap between theory and practice through
        work experience opportunities
     • think critically and push boundaries
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     * Postgraduate studies required
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 COMBINED BACHELOR'S DEGREE                              MAJORS IN AGRICULTURAL,
                                                         ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL
Bachelor of Agribusiness                                 SCIENCES

and Bachelor of Science
Minimum ATAR 85 or equivalent                          Agribusiness
STAT Not applicable
Intake months February and July                        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Completion 4 years full time or part-time equivalent   Policy analyst, commodity trade analyst,
                                                       production supervisor
uwa.edu.au/study/bb/agribusiness-and-science

                                                       Bachelor’s degree: Science or Philosophy (Honours)
 COMBINED BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Bachelor of Agricultural                               Agribusiness encompasses the entire food production
                                                       process, from business activities involved in production,
Science and Bachelor of                                financing and processing to marketing of food and fibre in

Science
                                                       order to feed a growing population. This major will prepare
                                                       you to apply business and economic principles to address
                                                       global challenges in food security, farming systems and
Minimum ATAR 85 or equivalent                          evolving consumer markets.
STAT Not applicable
Intake months February and July                        Why study this course at UWA
Completion 4 years full time or part-time equivalent   • Build the knowledge and professional work skills you
                                                          need to contribute solutions to issues of food security
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                                                          and global food production
science
                                                       • Explore different facets of the agricultural industry,
                                                          such as international trade, business management,
 COMBINED BACHELOR'S DEGREE
                                                          marketing, policy formation and more

Bachelor of Environmental                              • Learn the business and economics behind assuming
                                                          managerial and leadership roles in the field
Science and Bachelor of

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                                                       You’ll learn to
Science                                                • demonstrate a fluency with the factors and conditions
                                                          affecting the agricultural industry
Minimum ATAR 85 or equivalent                          • build practical and transferable skills in management,
STAT Not applicable                                       teamwork, critical thinking and communication directed
Intake months February and July                           toward the strategies needed to implement growth and
Completion 3 years full time or part-time equivalent      sustainability in the agri-food and farming sectors
                                                       • apply skills and knowledge to real-world scenarios in
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                                                          agricultural planning, distribution and innovation
science

                                                       Trending second majors: Agricultural Technology;
                                                       Environmental Management; Marketing
                                                       Prerequisites:
                                                       • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics
                                                          Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in
                                                          the first year
                                                       • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two
                                                          first-year mathematics units

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     Agribusiness and                                                  Agricultural Science
     Agricultural Science                                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     (Extended Major)                                                  Agricultural scientist, environmental consultant,
                                                                       environmental manager

     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     Agricultural scientist, policy analyst, commodity                 Bachelor’s degree: Science or Philosophy (Honours)
     trade analyst

                                                                       Australia's agricultural industry is a key part of the world's
     Bachelor’s degree: Agribusiness or Philosophy (Honours)           food supply system. The challenges of a rapidly growing
                                                                       population, climate change, and the limitations of land and
     The global population is increasing, and with it comes the        fresh water all impact on the ability of agriculture to meet the
     need for a profitable and economically viable agribusiness        demand for food, fibre and fuel. As part of the Agricultural
     sector to meet the food and fibre demand of humanity. This        Science major, you'll investigate how to address this demand
     extended major will combine practical business skills with        by developing an understanding of the complex factors that
     your interests in agriculture to tackle the global challenge of   shape agricultural systems. Agricultural Science provides
     creating a sustainable food future.                               the research, technology and information for the sustainable
                                                                       and ethical development of the agricultural industry. Your
     Why study this course at UWA                                      studies will include soil science, genetics, cropping systems,
     • Gain the professional skills and knowledge expertise            soil–plant interaction, livestock production, agricultural
        that shape global agricultural production                      economics and grain marketing.
     • With continued world population growth, job
        opportunities associated with the science, economics           Why study this course at UWA
        and business of agriculture, continue to expand                • There is a high demand for skilled agriculture graduates
     • Learn the science underlying animal husbandry and                  with a strong science background
        crop systems and apply business strategies to capitalise       • UWA aims to contribute to sustainable food production
        on innovation and cutting-edge best practice                   • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural Sciences
                                                                          (ARWU 2020)
     You’ll learn to
     • obtain a focused expertise on the physical and social           You’ll learn to
        sciences of the agricultural sector, including economics       • be critical thinkers who are scientifically skilled and able
        and marketing, agribusiness finance, principles of                to address global challenges such as climate change
        agribusiness management, farm management, crop                    and increasing demand for food and fibre
        and animal production, soil science and genetics               • assess how climate, soils, plants, animals and farm
     • research and apply principles associated with clean,               management practices influence agricultural production
        ethical and sustainable production                             • evaluate how agricultural trade and commodity
     • develop hands-on, transferable scientific and business             marketing can be applied to manage price risk
        skills for attractive employability across the spectrum of
        the agricultural industry                                      Trending second majors: Environmental Science;
                                                                       Botany; Chemistry
     Prerequisites:                                                    Prerequisites:
     • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics                         • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics
        Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in                Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in
        the first year                                                    the first year
     • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two                 • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two
        first-year mathematics units                                      first-year mathematics units
     • Chemistry ATAR OR a chemistry unit taken in the                 • Chemistry ATAR OR a chemistry unit taken in the
        first year                                                        first year

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     agribusiness
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Agricultural Science and                                         Agricultural Technology
Technology (Extended Major)                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                 Agricultural adviser, AgTech professional,
                                                                 agricultural researcher
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Agricultural consultant, researcher, AgTech professional

                                                                 Bachelor’s degree: Science or Philosophy (Honours)
Bachelor’s degree: Agricultural Science or
Philosophy (Honours)                                             Agricultural technology is transforming the agricultural
                                                                 sector. This data-intensive technology has the potential
There is a critical need to produce food and fibre more          to significantly increase food production, effectively,
efficiently and in a more sustainable manner. There are          efficiently and sustainably. The Agricultural Technology
currently rapid changes in the agricultural sector, largely      major provides a broad agricultural background along
due to developments in agricultural technology (digital          with the necessary skills in data management and analysis,
agriculture). This extended major provides knowledge in          geographic information systems (GIS) and remote
both the traditional agricultural science areas as well as the   sensing. You'll learn how to integrate this information to
emerging data-intensive agricultural technologies.               develop strategies for agricultural and farming systems.

Why study this course at UWA                                     Why study this course at UWA
• Agricultural technology ('AgTech') is rapidly developing       • Agricultural technology ('AgTech') is rapidly developing
   and there is a high demand for graduates, especially             and there is high demand for graduates who are skilled
   those who are also skilled in agricultural science               in this area
• UWA aims to contribute to sustainable food production          • UWA aims to contribute to sustainable food production
• UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural Sciences       • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural Sciences
   (ARWU 2020)                                                      (ARWU 2020)

You’ll learn to                                                  You’ll learn to
• integrate agricultural knowledge with skills in                • integrate agricultural knowledge with skills in
   geographic information systems (GIS), programming                geographic information systems (GIS), programming
   and data analysis to guide decision making for                   and data analysis, to guide decision making for

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   improved agricultural productivity                               improved agricultural productivity
• be critical thinkers who are scientifically skilled and able   • be a critical thinker who is scientifically skilled and able
   to address global challenges such as climate change              to address global challenges such as climate change
   and increasing demand for food and fibre                         and increasing demand for food and fibre
• assess how climate, soils, plants, animals and farm            • show knowledge of farming in Western Australia
   management practices influence agricultural production           and skills to assess agricultural systems using
• evaluate how agricultural trade and commodity                     scientific methods
   marketing can be applied to manage price risk
                                                                 Trending second majors: Agribusiness; Business; Finance
Prerequisites:                                                   Prerequisites:
• Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics                        • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics
   Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in               Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in
   the first year                                                   the first year
• Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two                • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two
   first-year mathematics units                                     first-year mathematics units
• Chemistry ATAR OR a chemistry unit taken in the                • Chemistry ATAR OR a chemistry unit taken in the
   first year                                                       first year

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technology
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     Botany                                                           Conservation Biology
     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                             CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     Research scientist, environmental consultant, horticulturalist   Conservation officer, environmental consultant,
                                                                      research scientist

     Bachelor’s degree: Science or Philosophy (Honours)
                                                                      Bachelor’s degree: Science or Philosophy (Honours)
     Botanists study how plants evolve and adapt to changing
     climates and environments and have a proactive role              Conservation biologists work to prevent the extinction
     in mitigating the loss of biodiversity. Botany is an ideal       of the world’s plant and animal species. This is the ideal
     major if you are enthusiastic about Western Australia's          major if you are interested in fieldwork and want to
     unique native flora or agricultural crops, and are interested    help mitigate the increasing pressure on the world’s
     in addressing current and future threats to plant                ecosystems by actively participating in the management
     conservation and sustainability.                                 and research of threatened species and communities, as
                                                                      well as understanding the principles and policies behind
     Why study this course at UWA                                     their recovery.
     • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia and in the world’s top 50
        for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2020)                           Why study this course at UWA
     • It’s perfect if you are enthusiastic about Western             • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia and in the world’s top 50
        Australia’s unique native flora or agricultural crops, and       for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2020)
        are interested in addressing current and future threats       • Study near the South West of Western Australia,
        to plant conservation and sustainability                         one of the world’s 25 ‘biodiversity hotspots’
     • There are up to three overnight field trips on which              (Conservation International)
        you’ll get the chance to apply your knowledge in              • Apply your knowledge in real-life situations on field trips
        real-life situations
                                                                      You’ll learn to
     You’ll learn to                                                  • understand global biodiversity and its distribution, and
     • understand plant structure, function, diversity                   the evolutionary history of biodiversity in Australia
        and evolution                                                 • appreciate the relationship between species biology
     • appreciate the pivotal relationship between plants and            and ecology and vulnerability to environmental change
        their environment                                             • discuss major threats to biodiversity, their causes, and
     • demonstrate a knowledge of basic plant processes at               management, and research to mitigate them
        different levels of organisation, including cells, tissues,   • explain the role of different stakeholders in shaping
        organs, organisms, populations and communities                   policy and decision making
     • be conversant in the terminology, issues and practice          • demonstrate the analytical and communication skills
        of the core principles of botany: diversity, ecology,            for modern conservation research
        genetics and evolution, and physiology
                                                                      Trending second majors: Genetics; Botany;
     Trending second majors: Conservation Biology;                    Environmental Science; Marine Biology
     Zoology; Genetics                                                Prerequisites:
     Prerequisites:                                                   • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics
     • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics                           Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in
        Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in               the first year
        the first year                                                • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two
     • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two                   first-year mathematics units
        first-year mathematics units                                  Recommended subject: Chemistry ATAR
     Recommended subject: Chemistry ATAR
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Environmental Geography                                           Environmental
and Planning                                                      Management
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Urban planner, environmental researcher and consultant,           Environmental consultant, conservation planner, environmental
conservationist
                                                                  policy analyst

Bachelor’s degree: Environmental Design or                        Bachelor’s degree: Science or Philosophy (Honours)
Philosophy (Honours)
                                                                  With growing populations globally, managing our
This major focuses on how to ensure the sustainable use           environment and natural resources is becoming more
of the natural and built environment, ranging from urban          important than ever. In this major, you’ll learn how to apply
design, managing natural resources and ensuring an                scientific, economic, policy and social analysis to help
appropriate quality of life for all in urban environments.        society make better decisions to protect the environment.
You'll develop essential skills in qualitative and quantitative   If you want to play a role in the future of our environment,
data collection and analysis, fieldwork, the use of               you’ll be well-suited to study this major
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote
sensing, analysing environmental policy and applying              Why study this course at UWA
environmental planning techniques, all of which are               • UWA Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy
essential for advancing your career.                                 is a recognised centre of excellence for the impact of its
                                                                     environmental policy analysis
Why study this course                                             • UWA is 1st in Australia and 21st in the world for
• You'll be taught by experts across a range of disciplines,         Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2020)
   from urban planning through to natural resource                • You’ll learn to help society resolve conflicts caused by
   management and conservation                                       the increasing demands of growing populations on the
• You'll gain valuable practical skills through fieldwork            environment and natural resources, including problems
   and desk-based data collection and analysis                       like climate change and biodiversity loss
• Employers prioritise graduates with experience across a
   broad range of disciplines, whose skills are transferable      You’ll learn to

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   and adaptable to the variety of issues affecting industry      • integrate science, economics and social science
   and society                                                       to guide decision making with respect to human
                                                                     intervention in the environment
You’ll learn to                                                   • demonstrate the knowledge to manage and
• develop skills in data collection, analysis and                    rehabilitate environmental systems
   interpretation, using data from both the human and             • analyse environmental policies from an economic and
   natural environment                                               social science perspective
• apply your knowledge of policy to identify solutions            • apply economic principles to environmental
   that ensure sustainable usage of natural resources and            management decisions
   urban development
• develop workplace-relevant skills including adaptability,       Trending second majors: Geology; Conservation Biology
   teamwork, oral presentations and professional report           Prerequisites:
   writing for employers                                          • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics
• use advanced technology to explore data and present                Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in
   commanding data visualisations                                    the first year
                                                                  • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two
Trending second majors: Geographical Sciences; Human                 first-year mathematics units
Geography and Planning; Landscape Architecture;
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     Environmental Science                                           Environmental Science
     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                     and Management
     Environmental consultant, conservation officer, environmental   (Extended Major)
     compliance officer

                                                                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     Bachelor’s degree: Science or Philosophy (Honours)              Environmental consultant, conservation officer, soil scientist

     Environmental Science assesses the impact of human              Bachelor’s degree: Environmental Science or
     activity on the global environment and develops scientific,     Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
     risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable future.
     By choosing to major in Environmental Science, you'll           Environmental science assesses the impact of human
     help to develop solutions to global environmental issues        activity on the global environment and develops
     including climate change, carbon trading, greenhouse            scientific, risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable
     gas emissions, water resource management, salinity,             future. As a student of the Environmental Science and
     deforestation and others.                                       Management extended major, you'll be trained to apply
                                                                     scientific, economic and regulatory knowledge to help
     Why study this course at UWA                                    society resolve global conflicts such as climate change,
     • UWA is 1st in Australia and 21st in the world for             deforestation and water pollution.
        Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2020)
     • Western Australia is home to a number of                      Why study this course at UWA
        large companies in the mining, agriculture and               • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Environmental
        environmental sector, leading to increasing demand for          Science and Engineering (ARWU 2020)
        highly qualified graduates in Environmental Science.         • You’ll learn to help society resolve conflicts, caused
     • It is expected there will be 14,000 job openings in the          by the increasing demands of growing populations on
        next five years, with weekly wages being higher than            the environment
        the average (joboutlook.gov.au)                              • You can be a leader in environmental science and
                                                                        policy analysis with good job opportunities and weekly
     You’ll learn to                                                    wages being higher than average (joboutlook.gov.au)
     • demonstrate the skills and knowledge to assess
        environmental systems, using field, laboratory,              You’ll learn to
        modelling and statistical methodologies                      • develop skills and knowledge to assess environmental
     • integrate ecological, physical and chemical processes            systems, using field, laboratory, modelling and
        to guide decision making with respect to human                  statistical methodologies
        intervention in the environment                              • integrate science, economics and social science
     • demonstrate the knowledge to manage and                          to guide decision making with respect to human
        rehabilitate disturbed systems such as natural and              intervention in the environment
        agricultural catchments, post-mining landscapes,             • analyse environmental policies from an economic and
        contaminated sites, urban environments, etc.                    social science perspective

     Trending second majors: Marine Biology; Marine and              Prerequisites:
     Coastal Processes; Geology                                      • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics
     Prerequisites:                                                     Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in
     • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics                          the first year
        Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in           • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two
        the first year                                                  first-year mathematics and statistics units
     • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two               • Chemistry ATAR OR an chemistry unit taken in
        first-year mathematics and statistics units                     the first year
     • Chemistry ATAR OR a chemistry unit taken in the
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                                                                     management
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