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                       ≥	INFLUENCE THE                                   ≥	CHALLENGING
                         WORLD YOU’LL LIVE IN                               RACISM RESEARCH
                       	Shape the world you’ll live in with our           	Professor Kevin Dunn has been tracking
                         Bachelor of Social Science. Expand your             Australians’ attitudes and experiences of
                         knowledge of the social world through               cultural diversity and racism for the past
                         theory, research and practical application.         13 years through the ‘Challenging Racism
                         Get a deep understanding of our complex,            Project’, a collaborative project with other
                         culturally diverse and dynamic world. Built in      Australian universities. A key finding of
                         flexibility and choice in a range of offerings in   the study is that occurrences of racism in
                         the social sciences. Choose your own majors         Australian society differ significantly across
                         and sub-majors from Child and Community,            geographic locations, and this information
                         Geography and Urban Studies, Heritage and           may help to more strategically allocate
                         Tourism, Peace and Development Studies,             anti-racism funding and create programs
                         Sociology and Criminology and Criminal              that recognise regional differences.
                         Justice. Create a degree as specialised or
                         as broad as your desired career path.
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                                                                          	The University has campuses spread across
                         POSSIBLE START                                     Western Sydney. The School of
                       	Our Social Sciences programs offer a               Social Sciences and Psychology offers
                         balance of theory and practical field              programs on the Liverpool, Bankstown,
                         studies, broad unit choices, flexible course       Penrith and Parramatta campuses. Each
                         structures, industry-based projects and            of our campuses has strong links with
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                         work experience opportunities.                     diversity, energy and growth of the region.

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                         CONTEMPORARY                                       OPPORTUNITIES
                         CURRICULUM                                       	Western Sydney University offers a range
                       	Social Sciences staff bring a combination          of scholarships, reflecting our strong
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                         is informed by, contemporary debates               Our scholarships support students who
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                         Bachelor of Planning pathway to the Master         in our region, you have the opportunity
                         of Urban Management and Planning is for            to complete certificated mental health
                         you. This course equips our students to            workforce training alongside your Social
                         take leadership roles in urban management,         Science (Psychology) degree. In addition we
                         strategic planning and policy development.         assist with placements for social work and
                                                                            our Humanitarian and Development Research
                                                                            Initiative (HADRI), capstone experiences and
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                         the forefront, nationally and internationally,
                         of debates in a number of disciplines and
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Bachelor of            COURSE                      UAC
                                                   CODE
                                                               WS
                                                               CODE
                                                                          INTAKE          LOCATION      DURATION        ATAR

Social Science         B Social Science
                       (Advanced)
                                                   720194      1733       March/July      Liverpool     3F/6P           90.00

(Advanced)
                                                   720196      1733       March/July      Parramatta    3F/6P           90.00

                                                   720198      1733       March/July      Penrith       3F/6P           90.00

                       Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
                       Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

                       The Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced)                 An ATAR of at least 90.00 is required
                       degree is a superior three-year program                   and students are expected to maintain
                       offering flexibility and choice within a                  a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.0 or
                       range of offerings in the social sciences.                higher throughout their studies. High-
                                                                                 achieving students have the opportunity
                       CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES                                  to pursue an overseas work and/or study
                                                                                 experience as part of their final year.
                       As an Advanced degree graduate, you will
                       be equipped with all the interdisciplinary
                       and specialist skills and knowledge that
                       a new graduate would need on entering
                       the workforce. Students are encouraged
                       to choose from more than one of the
                       social sciences, to allow for personal
                       and occupational interests, and prepare
                       themselves to extend their studies at the
                       major and sub-major levels. The majors
                       and sub-majors include: Anthropology;
                       Child and Community; Criminology and
                       Criminal Justice; Geography and Urban
                       Studies; Peace and Development Studies;
                       Sociology; and Heritage and Tourism.

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Bachelor of                                      COURSE                         UAC  CRICOS WS
                                                                                CODE CODE CODE
                                                                                               INTAKE                     LOCATION         DURATION ATAR

Social Science                                   B Social Science
                                                 (Anthropology, Child and
                                                                                727610 041159D       1667     March/July Liverpool         3F/6P          69.45

                                                                                727615    041159D    1667     March/July Parramatta        3F/6P          68.70
                                                 Community, Criminology and
                                                 Criminal Justice, Geography    727620 041159D       1667     March/July Penrith           3F/6P          69.25
                                                 and Urban Studies, Heritage
                                                 and Tourism, Peace and         727621    041159D    1667     March       Sydney City*     3F/6P          68.45
                                                 Development Studies,
                                                 Sociology)

                                                 Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
                                                 Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes. Some majors are available
                                                 online. See Handbook for details.
                                                 * Only the Criminology and Criminal Justice major is available at the Sydney City Campus.

                                                 If you are looking for a career that focuses               CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                                                 on understanding human society and allows
                                                                                                            To graduate with a Bachelor of Social Science,
                                                 you to choose different specialisations and
                                                                                                            you will be required to complete 24 units.
                                                 combinations of units, our Bachelor of Social
                                                                                                            The degree is made up of a combination of
                                                 Science could be ideal for you.
                                                                                                            eight core units of study, which may include:
                                                                                                            Working with Communities; Understanding
                                                 Our Social Science degree aims to expand
                                                                                                            Society; People, Place and Social Difference;
                                                 your knowledge of the social world through
                                                                                                            The Individual in Society; Ethics in the Social
                                                 theory and research, providing a deep
                                                                                                            Sciences; Social Research Methods; Applied
                                                 understanding of the complex, culturally
                                                                                                            Social Research; and Contemporary Social
                                                 diverse and dynamic social environment of the
                                                                                                            Issues and Professional Practice.
                                                 21st century.
                                                                                                            There is an eight-unit major and eight
                                                 All the specialisations within the degree focus
                                                                                                            electives, which can be used to give a
                                                 on what makes people in our societies and
                                                                                                            second major to broaden your individual
                                                 cultures ‘tick’. Through our Bachelor of Social
                                                                                                            career aspirations.
                                                 Science degree, you can be assured of gaining
                                                 detailed knowledge about different cultures
                                                                                                            Electives may be chosen from other Western
                                                 and the effects of policy and social attitudes
                                                                                                            Sydney University programs or from other
                                                 on various communities, as well as the
                                                                                                            Social Science related areas. For detailed
                                                 practical skills to apply your knowledge.
                                                                                                            information about the course structure and
                                                                                                            units, visit westernsydney.edu.au/future
                                                 You can choose from a range of specialisations
                                                 designed to help you develop a sound career
                                                 base.                                                      INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES
                                                                                                            Enrolment in the Indigenous Australian
                                                                                                            Studies (IAS) major, sub-major or units
                                                                                                            is available to all undergraduate students
                                                                                                            who have open electives. For more
                                                                                                            information, visit westernsydney.edu.au/
                                                                                                            future or refer to the University Handbook.
Winnie Jobanputra
 BACHELOR OF LAWS/
 BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

“The positive aspect about this degree is that
 it opens an abundance of doors and multiple
 opportunities, and can be as broad or as
 specified as you want it to be. It gives you
 a holistic view of the world, its issues, and
 instils skills which are necessary in today’s
 job market”.

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Bachelor of
Social Science
Majors

MAJOR STUDIES                                      CHILD AND                                          and its various strands, forms and patterns
                                                                                                      of victimisation, crime prevention strategies
There are seven majors in the Bachelor of          COMMUNITY MAJOR                                    and debates, aspects of juvenile justice,
Social Science and you are able to select one      ≥≥ Available on Liverpool and Parramatta           the evolution of prisons and different
to complete:                                          campuses.                                       forms of punishment, law enforcement and
≥≥ Anthropology                                                                                       surveillance, violence, gender and crime,
≥≥ Child and Community                             The Child and Community major provides             cultural depictions of crime and contemporary
≥≥ Criminology and Criminal Justice                a comprehensive introduction to a range            debates in criminology.
≥≥ Geography and Urban Studies                     of social science related areas and a critical
≥≥ Heritage and Tourism                            understanding of contemporary issues facing
                                                                                                      CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
≥≥ Peace and Development Studies                   children and their families. This major provides
≥≥ Sociology.                                      a good foundation if you are interested in a       In addition to the eight core units listed on
                                                   career in the human services with a particular     page 13, you must satisfactorily complete
For more detailed information on each of the       interest in children.                              eight units from Criminology and Criminal
major and sub-major studies available, please                                                         Justice, which may include: Introduction
see the following pages of this brochure.                                                             to Crime and Criminal Justice; Crime,
                                                   CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                                                                                                      Deviance and Society; Crime Prevention
                                                   In addition to the eight core units listed on      and Community; Prisons, Punishment and
ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR                                 page 13, you must satisfactorily complete          Criminal Justice; Juvenile Crime and Justice;
                                                   eight units from Child and Community,              Perspectives in Criminology; Culture and
≥≥ Available on Liverpool and Penrith
                                                   which may include: Community Work                  Crime; and Gender, Crime and Violence.
   campuses.
                                                   and Development; Working with Cultural
Social Anthropology is the study of humans         Differences; Families and Intimate Life;
                                                                                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
and the cultures they create. The major in         Family Violence: Policy and Practice; Child
Anthropology within the Bachelor of Social         Abuse as a Social Issue; Context of Human          Career opportunities for graduates include
Science offers students the opportunity            Services; Community and Social Action; and         employment in areas such as probation
to examine social patterns and practices           Community Management and Organisations.            and parole, policy advice and research,
across cultures, to discover similarities                                                             corrective services, community agencies, child
and differences between cultures, and to           CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                               protection, violence prevention, international
understand the processes by which humans                                                              law enforcement and intelligence agencies,
                                                   Career opportunities include roles in Australia    Federal Police, NSW Police Force and other
organise and create meaning.
                                                   and overseas, in fields such as community          investigative agencies.
                                                   work and community development, social
CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES                           policy and research, advocacy and social
Areas of focus include the development of          action, government departments, such               GEOGRAPHY AND
anthropology as a discipline; globalisation        as community services, juvenile justice            URBAN STUDIES MAJOR
and culture; power and politics; gender and        and corrective services, local government
                                                   agencies, neighbourhood and community              ≥≥ Available on Parramatta and Penrith
sexuality; identity and belonging; ethnography
                                                   development organisations, refuges, and               campuses.
and ethnographic methods; indigenous
peoples and nation states. Specific attention      organisations working with people who have
                                                                                                      Geography is the integrated study of people,
is given to cultures of Australasia, Southeast     a disability.
                                                                                                      places and environments. In this major, you
Asia and the Pacific, and to cross-cultural                                                           will examine the geography of contemporary
interactions, at both global and local levels.
The major seeks to equip students with multi-      CRIMINOLOGY AND                                    Australian cities and regions.

cultural knowledge as well as to provide a         CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR                             The interests of today’s geographers include
thorough grounding in research methods and         ≥≥ Available on Liverpool , Penrith and Sydney     post-colonialism, the emergence of global
ethics with utility in a variety of professional      City campuses.                                  information economies, indigenous issues,
and academic contexts.                                                                                class and cultural disparities, population
                                                   If you are interested in the complexities of       movement, sexuality and space, and the
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                               detection, prevention and correction, or the       global diffusion of popular culture.
                                                   cultural and social factors of criminality, the
Anthropology graduates are typically                                                                  Urban Studies is a discipline focused on social
                                                   Bachelor of Social Science with a major in
employed in areas such as international aid                                                           justice within the city, through its critical
                                                   Criminology and Criminal Justice could be
and development, community work, policy                                                               assessments of people’s access to scarce
                                                   the degree for you. This major will give you a
and planning, museums and consultancies.                                                              urban resources, such as housing, transport,
                                                   comprehensive understanding of how all of
The demand for graduates will increase                                                                education and employment. The political,
                                                   these factors fit together.
as the world becomes more globalised.                                                                 economic and cultural forces that shape cities
Increasingly, graduates with expertise covered     The Criminology and Criminal Justice major         and urban policy are the key concerns of
in anthropology courses are also sought after      offers you the opportunity to study crime          the Urban Studies curriculum. These applied
in professional fields such as: marketing,         and criminal justice in a critical way that        interests in urban wellbeing and city structure
advertising, business and finance. Many of these   stresses the social and cultural definitions of    are the intellectual basis for the urban
jobs, both nationally and internationally, will    criminality. Areas of focus include criminal       planning profession.
come in the fields of technology and design.       justice institutions and practices, the
                                                   development of criminology as a discipline

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CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES                            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                 SOCIOLOGY MAJOR
In addition to the eight core units listed          As a Heritage and Tourism graduate, you              ≥≥ Available on Liverpool and Penrith
on page 13, you must satisfactorily                 will find career opportunities in a variety of          campuses.
complete eight units from Geography and             areas, including local government, heritage
Urban Studies, which may include: Cities:           organisations, cultural tourism, community           Sociology is the study of society and
Introduction to Urban Studies; The Economics        work, teaching (with further study), heritage        culture. Using diverse methods, practices
of Cities and Regions; Analysis of Spatial          organisations, international development             and theories, it helps us understand social
Data; Cultural and Social Geographies;              agencies, and public service.                        life. Sociology is fundamental to the social
Transport, Access and Equity; Planning                                                                   sciences because the quality of life of every
the City: Development; Community and                                                                     human on the planet is directly or indirectly
Systems; Geographies of Migration; and              PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT                                influenced by their relative position within,
Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective.          STUDIES MAJOR                                        and responses to, society.
                                                    ≥≥ Available on Parramatta and Penrith
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                     This major in Sociology provides you with a
                                                       campuses.
                                                                                                         thorough training in the methods, theories
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Social                                                                  and select leading areas of contemporary
Science, specialising in Geography and              The Peace and Development Studies major
                                                    is concerned with inequalities of power and          sociology. In the Sociology major, you will
Urban Studies, you may pursue employment                                                                 have opportunities to study particular themes
in areas such as urban and regional                 opportunity that lead to international and
                                                    local conflict, uneven development, social           from a sociological perspective, including
planning, urban research and policy,                                                                     inequalities, deviance, identities, gender,
strategic planning policy, environmental            dislocation and environmental degradation.
                                                    This major examines the structural causes of         religion, medicine and health care, ethnicity
and social impact assessment, community                                                                  and migration, and the family, among other
planning, housing policy, economics and             racist and gendered violence, environmental
                                                    crises, forced migration, poverty, resource          possibilities. A Bachelor of Social Science with
allocation, teaching (with further study),                                                               a major in Sociology will prepare you for both
and social and cultural planning.                   conflict, and inter-generational inequity.
                                                                                                         employment and a research higher degree.
                                                    Students are introduced to theories and
HERITAGE AND                                        methods for identifying, measuring and               CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                                                    resolving conflict and environmental
TOURISM MAJOR                                       degradation. Constructive solutions include
                                                                                                         In addition to the eight core units listed on
                                                                                                         page 13, you must satisfactorily complete
≥≥ Available on Parramatta and Penrith              empowerment and self-determination,
                                                                                                         eight units from Sociology, which may
   campus.                                          sustainable living, peace building and
                                                                                                         include: Brave New World: Negotiating
                                                    conflict resolution strategies.
The Heritage and Tourism major is concerned                                                              Social Change in the 21st Century; Identity
with one of the significant challenges facing all   The major is organised around three fields of        and Belonging; Families and Intimate Life;
societies: the management and conservation          inquiry: structural inequality, social justice and   Self and Society; Home and Away: Ethnicity
of our cultural and natural environments.           human rights; development and sustainability;        and Migration in Australia; Health; Illness and
The major has been designed to introduce            and peace and humanitarian responses/actions.        Biomedicine:
students to core historical and theoretical         During your studies, you will engage with social     A Sociological Perspective; Crime, Deviance
developments in the fields of heritage              theory within an interdisciplinary and applied       and Society; and Sociology of Religion.
and tourism, as well as the full range of           framework of important civic and global issues.
contemporary issues faced by both sectors. In                                                            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
addition to enabling a critical examination of      CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES                             After graduating from the Sociology program,
the relationship between heritage and tourism                                                            you will be qualified for a variety of careers in
in a number of settings within Australia and        In addition to the eight core units listed on
                                                    page 13, you must satisfactorily complete eight      business, government, policy development
internationally, the major also delivers a strong                                                        and administration, teaching and research,
practical orientation. This allows students to      units from Peace and Development Studies,
                                                    which may include: Human Rights, Peace and           including areas such as administration,
learn beyond the classroom through digitally-                                                            business development, policy development,
enhanced fieldtrips and onsite visits, as well      Development; Development and Sustainability;
                                                    Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective;           public service, human resources, sales and
as an opportunity to opt into a semester-long                                                            marketing, and social research and marketing.
placement within the heritage tourism sector.       Sustainable Futures; Alternatives to Violence;
                                                    Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor
                                                    World; Peace-Making and Peace-Building; and
CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                                                    Peace and Development Project.
In addition to the eight Social Science
core units listed on page 13, you must              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
satisfactorily complete eight units from
Heritage and Tourism, which may include:            As a Peace and Development Studies graduate,
Tourism in Society; Issues in Contemporary          you may pursue career opportunities in a
Heritage; Heritage and Tourism; Tourism             variety of areas, including local government,
Policy and Planning; Heritage Interpretation;       community work, human rights and peace
Tourism and Global Trends; Indigenous               advocacy, public service, non-government and
Cultures: A Global Perspective; and                 international aid agencies, cultural tourism and
Cultural and Social Geographies.                    international civil service (United Nations and
                                                    related agencies).

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Bachelor of            COURSE                      UAC
                                                   CODE
                                                             CRICOS
                                                             CODE
                                                                         WS
                                                                         CODE
                                                                              INTAKE          LOCATION         DURATION ATAR

Social Science         B Social Science            727600 082919G        1711     March       Liverpool        3F/6P          78.60

(Psychology)
                       (Psychology)
                                                   727601    082919G     1711     March       Parramatta       3F/6P          78.00

                                                   727605    082919G     1711     March       Penrith          3F/6P          78.00

                       Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
                       Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes. As a Social Science course
                       this has relocated from Bankstown to Liverpool, although students will still be required to travel between
                       campuses to take the Psychology units at Bankstown.
                       This course is also available via WS Online, WS Code 1711.

                       The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)              CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                       combines a broadly-based, interdisciplinary
                                                                                To graduate with a Bachelor of Social Science
                       social sciences three-year program with
                                                                                (Psychology), you will be required to complete
                       an undergraduate accredited sequence in
                                                                                24 units. While the major study is Psychology,
                       Psychology that is a foundation for anyone
                                                                                required sub-majors include one of: Child and
                       wishing to go on to further study to become
                                                                                Community; Criminology and Criminal Justice;
                       a psychologist.
                                                                                Geography and Urban Studies; Heritage and
                                                                                Tourism; Peace and Development Studies;
                       Psychology uses scientific techniques and
                                                                                and Sociology. For detailed information
                       methods to understand human cognition,
                                                                                about the course structure and units, visit
                       affect and behaviour.
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                       This combination provides interdisciplinary
                       and specialist knowledge that will mesh with             CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                       a broad spectrum of career opportunities.
                                                                                Psychological knowledge and skills are
                       Opportunities to progress to Honours,
                                                                                welcomed in many professional destinations.
                       specialist fourth year programs and
                                                                                When combined with the social sciences,
                       postgraduate awards make this degree
                                                                                opportunities are available in the areas of
                       distinct and attractive. There is a high demand
                                                                                tourism, sociology, peace and development,
                       for graduates in the mental health workforce,
                                                                                policing, and counselling in both government
                       as well as in related disciplines.
                                                                                and private sectors. The Psychology sequence
                                                                                leads to further study and supervision to
                       PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                 achieve registration as a psychologist with the
                       Completion of the program will fulfil the                Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).
                       Australian Psychology Accreditation
                                                                                Entry to specialist-endorsed psychology fields
                       Council three-year sequence in psychology
                                                                                (clinical, health, forensic, community, sports,
                       requirements. Completion of an accredited
                                                                                counselling, educational and developmental
                       fourth year will satisfy the educational
                                                                                psychology) begins with the Psychology
                       requirements for provisional registration as
                                                                                sequence offered in the Bachelor of Social
                       a psychologist with the Psychology Board
                                                                                Science (Psychology).
                       of Australia and the associate membership
                       requirements of the Australian Psychological
                       Society. A minimum of two years further
                       study and/or supervised experience as a
                       psychologist is required before full registration
                       of provisionally registered psychologists.

                       FURTHER STUDIES
                       An Honours year is available to high-achieving
                       students. Information and details on how to
                       apply for Honours will be provided to you as              Katelyn Mannix
                       you progress through your Bachelor degree,
                       or you can find out more at                               BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
                       westernsydney.edu.au/honours                              (PSYCHOLOGY)

                       Admission into the fourth year or Honours                “Psychology is interesting, current, and you
                       year is based on performance in second                    can actually use it every day. I love the
                       and third year Psychology units. Those who                friendly, very approachable staff at Western.
                       elect to leave after third year, or who do not            From Student Central to the MARCS institute,
                       achieve the requisite grade point average will            everyone is more than happy to assist you.”
                       graduate with a Bachelor of Psychological
                       Studies award.

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Bachelor of            COURSE                      UAC
                                                   CODE
                                                              CRICOS
                                                              CODE
                                                                          WS
                                                                          CODE
                                                                               INTAKE          LOCATION     DURATION ATAR

Social Science/        B Social Science/B Laws     725070     018941G     2538     March/July Campbelltown 5F/10P         96.00

Bachelor of Laws                                   725075     018941G

                       Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
                                                                          2538     March/July Parramatta    5F/10P        96.00

                       Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

                       Tailor your studies to your specific goals by              CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                       combining your Bachelor of Social Science
                                                                                 To graduate with a Bachelor of Social Science/
                       with our accredited Bachelor of Laws degree.
                                                                                 Bachelor of Laws, you will be required to
                       When you graduate after five years, you will
                                                                                 complete 40 units. The units may include:
                       have two degrees and excellent legal skills
                                                                                 Introduction to Law; People, Places and
                       relevant to professional employment.
                                                                                 Social Difference; Contracts; Social Research
                                                                                 Methods; Constitutional Law; Contemporary
                       The law component provides you with
                                                                                 Social Issues and Professional Practice; Law of
                       professional legal skills, including the
                                                                                 Associations; and Administrative Law.
                       ability to analyse legal material, understand
                       fundamental legal principles, understand
                                                                                 Within the 40 units, you will study eight core
                       the relationship between law and society,
                                                                                 units to complete a Social Science major,
                       and gain general analytical skills for
                                                                                 and eight Bachelor of Laws alternate units.
                       critical thinking and problem solving.
                                                                                 Information on the Social Science majors
                                                                                 can be found on pages 14 to 15. For more
                       Our extensive range of elective units
                                                                                 information on the Law units, please refer
                       allows you to further develop your skills
                                                                                 to the Law Area of Study brochure.
                       in advocacy, mediation, legal drafting and
                       legal research. Your practical legal skills will
                                                                                 For detailed information about the
                       be further developed using our extensive
                                                                                 course structure and units, visit
                       law library and moot courts located on our
                                                                                 westernsydney.edu.au/future
                       Campbelltown and Parramatta campuses.

                       Law units are available at Campbelltown                   CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                       and Parramatta campuses. However,                         Graduates of the Bachelor of Social Science/
                       Social Science units are available at various             Bachelor of Laws may pursue careers such as:
                       campuses (mainly Liverpool and Penrith),                  ≥≥ solicitor or barrister
                       depending on the units chosen.                            ≥≥ criminal prosecutor
                                                                                 ≥≥ human rights advocate
                       PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                                      ≥≥ corporate legal advisor in the banking or
                                                                                    finance industries
                       Students often engage in work experience
                                                                                 ≥≥ legal advisor to an interest group, such as
                       during their course. Examples include working
                                                                                    the Aboriginal Legal Service
                       at the NSW Department of Justice in legal
                                                                                 ≥≥ judge’s associate
                       aid, working in cooperative Summer Research
                                                                                 ≥≥ law academic
                       Programs with industry and in the Australian
                                                                                 ≥≥ non-legal executive in banking, finance,
                       Taxation Office advisory support scheme. The
                                                                                    accounting, corporate management,
                       School of Law is also undertaking a pilot with
                                                                                    education, publishing, marketing,
                       the National Pro Bono Board for a student pro
                                                                                    telecommunications, government or human
                       bono (volunteer) scheme.
                                                                                    resource management
                                                                                 ≥≥ lawyer in government service
                       PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                  ≥≥ social policy advisor/researcher
                       Graduates from this program are eligible                  ≥≥ >law enforcement and intelligence agencies
                       to apply to the Legal Profession Admission                ≥≥ human rights and peace advocacy
                       Board for admission as a legal practitioner in            ≥≥ international civil service (United Nations
                       NSW after undertaking prescribed practical                   and related agencies).
                       legal training.

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Bachelor of             COURSE                      UAC
                                                    CODE
                                                               CRICOS
                                                               CODE
                                                                           WS
                                                                           CODE
                                                                                INTAKE          LOCATION       DURATION ATAR

Humanitarian            B Humanitarian and          727608     088714E     1735     March/July Parramatta      3F/6P         80.00

and Development
                        Development Studies
                                                    727626     088714E     1735     March/July Penrith         3F/6P         80.00

                        Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.

Studies                 Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

                        The Bachelor of Humanitarian and                          Core units in the two majors include: Human
                        Development Studies covers all aspects                    Rights, Peace and Development; Complex
                        of disaster management, humanitarian                      Emergencies and International Guidelines;
                        assistance, and development practice to equip             Emergency Field Operations: Supply
                        students with the required skills, knowledge,             Management and Logistics; Public Health
                        and practical experience (e.g. humanitarian               Response in Complex Emergencies; Issues
                        crisis simulation plus international placement)           in World Development: Rich World, Poor
                        to be ready to work with national and                     World; Development and Sustainability;
                        international government and non-                         Sustainable Futures and Social Sciences
                        government organisations, implementing                    International Placement.
                        short and long-term life-saving programs.
                                                                                  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                        The degree is theory-driven, but also provides
                        a comprehensive field experience package                  Examples include director in disaster relief,
                        to enhance students’ learning, research skills,           humanitarian relief and aid development
                        real-world experience, and career readiness.              programming, project manager, technical
                                                                                  specialist, international aid workers, disaster
                                                                                  relief worker, and policy developer.
                        CORE UNITS
                        The Bachelor of Humanitarian and                          For more information on this course, visit
                        Development Studies offers two                            westernsydney.edu.au/future
                        majors: (i) Humanitarian Preparedness
                        and Response, and (ii) Human Rights,
                        Protection and Development.

                           A ONE OF A
                       KIND DEGREE IN
                         DATA SCIENCE.
                                                     In the world of tomorrow, data skills will be essential – no
                                                     matter what other qualifications you may have. Western’s
                                                     new Bachelor of Data Science is a one of a kind. It’s
                                                     unique because it can only be studied in conjunction with
                                                     another degree. This is a real advantage in a competitive
                                                     environment. Graduates who understand the intricacies
                                                     of extracting information and knowledge from data
                                                     are highly sought after, whatever their discipline.

                                                     Blend Data Science with courses like Marketing,
                                                     Engineering, Information and Communications Technology,
                                                     Science or Psychology to graduate with a combined degree.

                                                     It will all add up to an unstoppable future. Find out more
                                                     about what our Bachelor of Data Science degree can offer.

                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/datascience

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Bachelor of            COURSE                      UAC
                                                   CODE
                                                              CRICOS
                                                              CODE
                                                                          WS
                                                                          CODE
                                                                               INTAKE          LOCATION      DURATION ATAR

Anthropology           B Anthropology              727607     089197B     1790     March/July Liverpool      3F/6P         76.00

                                                   727604     089197B     1790     March/July Penrith        3F/6P         76.00

                       Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
                       Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

                       Social Anthropology is the study of humans                Our students will have the opportunity
                       and the cultures they create. The Bachelor of             to further develop their anthropological
                       Anthropology at Western Sydney University                 knowledge and practice through a semester-
                       offers our students the opportunity to                    long field and study experience, based either
                       examine social patterns and practices                     overseas or in Australia.
                       across cultures, to discover similarities
                       and differences between cultures, and to                  PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
                       understand the processes by which humans
                       organise and create meaning.                              Bachelor of Anthropology students have the
                                                                                 opportunity in their final year to complete a
                       Areas of focus include the development of                 one semester placement either internationally
                       anthropology as a discipline; globalisation               or in regional Australia.
                       and culture; power and politics; gender and
                       sexuality; identity and belonging; ethnography            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                       and ethnographic methods; indigenous
                                                                                 Anthropology graduates are typically
                       peoples and nation states.
                                                                                 employed in areas such as international aid
                       Specific attention is given to cultures of                and development, community work, policy
                       Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific,              and planning, museums, and consultancies.
                       and to cross-cultural interactions, at both
                       global and local levels. The degree seeks to
                       equip students with multicultural knowledge
                       as well as to provide a thorough grounding in
                       research methods and ethics with utility in a
                       variety of professional and academic contexts.

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Bachelor of                                       COURSE                      UAC
                                                                              CODE
                                                                                         CRICOS
                                                                                         CODE
                                                                                                     WS
                                                                                                     CODE
                                                                                                          INTAKE          LOCATION     DURATION ATAR

Social Work                                       B Social Work               727700     013975D     1666     March       Liverpool    4F/8P           86.00

                                                                              727705     013975D     1666     March       Parramatta   4F/8P           86.00

                                                  Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
                                                  Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

                                                  If you are driven to help people deal with                CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                                                  personal and social problems, either directly
                                                                                                            To graduate with a Bachelor of Social Work,
                                                  or by planning and carrying out programs
                                                                                                            you will be required to complete a total of 29
                                                  that will benefit groups or communities,
                                                                                                            units. This includes two field education units
                                                  the Western Sydney University Social Work
                                                                                                            with their accompanying field placement
                                                  degree is the ideal program of study.
                                                                                                            components, as well as core units such as:
                                                                                                            People, Place and Social Difference; and The
                                                  The Bachelor of Social Work gives you the
                                                                                                            Individual in Society. Social Work units include
                                                  valuable skills and knowledge you need for
                                                                                                            Group Work; Practice Skills; and Professional
                                                  effective professional practice as a social
                                                                                                            Decision Making. For detailed information
                                                  worker. It emphasises practical skills and
                                                                                                            about the course structure and units, visit
                                                  makes you job-ready as you complete over
                                                                                                            westernsydney.edu.au/future
                                                  1,000 hours of supervised field placements.
                                                  At the same time, you will access social
                                                  research and theoretical perspectives.                    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                            Graduates of the Western Sydney University
                                                  This will establish a pathway to a rewarding
                                                                                                            Bachelor of Social Work can expect to find
                                                  career in social work within private or
                                                                                                            employment in the human services industry
                                                  government agencies, welfare support
                                                                                                            in areas such as:
                                                  organisations, community groups or in health.
                                                                                                            ≥≥ health and community services
                                                                                                            ≥≥ hospitals
                                                  PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                                      ≥≥ local community centres
                                                  The degree incorporates 1,008 hours of                    ≥≥ advocacy organisations
                                                  supervised full-time placements. Please note              ≥≥ government and non-government
                                                  that students participating in placement                     organisations
                                                  programs must meet the government                         ≥≥ welfare agencies.
                                                  requirements, e.g. Working with Children
                                                                                                            Social workers are qualified for diverse
                                                  Check, and National Criminal Record check.
                                                                                                            positions in areas such as such as:
                                                  Any students participating in placement with
                                                                                                            ≥≥ counselling
                                                  programs in NSW Health facilities will need
                                                                                                            ≥≥ group work
                                                  to comply with its Occupational Assessment,
                                                                                                            ≥≥ community work and community
                                                  Screening and Vaccination against Specified
                                                                                                               development
                                                  Infectious Diseases policy prior to placement.
                                                                                                            ≥≥ research and social policy.

                                                  PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
                                                                                                            INHERENT REQUIREMENTS
                                                  This course is accredited by the Australian
                                                                                                            The Bachelor of Social Work degree
                                                  Association of Social Workers (AASW)
                                                                                                            has inherent requirements. For further
                                                  and graduates are eligible for membership
                                                                                                            information, visit westernsydney.edu.au/
                                                  of the AASW.
                                                                                                            inherentrequirements

Justin O’Connor
 BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK

“If you want to understand people and society
 better, but, moreover, you want to take the
 next step and make a positive difference
 for individuals and society, then social work
 is for you. The great thing about studying
 social work is its unique opportunities within
 communities in need. The experienced and
 friendly staff will teach you how to make the
 biggest difference where it’s needed.”

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Bachelor of                                        COURSE                      UAC
                                                                               CODE
                                                                                          CRICOS
                                                                                          CODE
                                                                                                      WS
                                                                                                      CODE
                                                                                                           INTAKE          LOCATION       DURATION ATAR

Criminal and                                       B Criminal and              727047     088186B     1713     March       Liverpool      5F/10P        87.40

Community
                                                   Community Justice/
                                                   B Social Work

Justice/Bachelor
                                                   Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
                                                   Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

of Social Work                                     This dual degree combines a critical                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                   perspective on theories and practices from
                                                                                                             See career opportunities for the Bachelor of
                                                   social work as well as criminology. There
                                                                                                             Social Work and the Bachelor of Criminal and
                                                   is a strong focus on practice for students
                                                                                                             Community Justice within this brochure.
                                                   who wish to pursue a career in social work,
                                                   community corrections or other sectors of
                                                   the criminal justice system, including private            INHERENT REQUIREMENTS
                                                   providers as well as the not-for-profit sector            The Bachelor of Social Work has
                                                   included in probations.                                   inherent requirements. For further
                                                                                                             information, visit westernsydney.edu.au/
                                                   This is an applied degree pathway which links             inherentrequirements
                                                   theory to practice, and contains two field
                                                   education placements. There will be a strong
                                                                                                             PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
                                                   focus on practice for students who wish to
                                                   pursue a career in social work, community                 This combined degree incorporates two
                                                   corrections, or other sectors of the criminal             professionally-supervised field placements
                                                   justice system, including private providers               totalling 1008 hours. Please note that students
                                                   as well as the not-for-profit sector.                     participating in placement programs must
                                                                                                             meet the government requirements, e.g.
                                                   CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES                                  Working with Children Check, and National
                                                                                                             Criminal Record Check. Any students
                                                   To graduate with a Bachelor of Criminal                   participating in placement with programs
                                                   and Community Justice/Bachelor of Social                  in NSW Health facilities will need to comply
                                                   Work, you will be required to complete 400                with its Occupational Assessment, Screening
                                                   credit points, and two field placements. For              and Vaccination against Specified Infectious
                                                   more detailed information about the course                Diseases policy prior to placement.
                                                   structure and units, visit
                                                   westernsydney.edu.au/future
                                                                                                             PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
                                                                                                             This course is accredited by the Australian
                                                                                                             Association of Social Workers (AASW) and
                                                                                                             graduates are eligible for membership of
                                                                                                             the AASW.

 Denise Beckwith
 BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK

“Western Sydney University offers the
 opportunity to blend both the practical and
 theoretical skills associated with social work.
 This will place me in a better position when
 seeking employment.”

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Bachelor of            COURSE                      UAC
                                                   CODE
                                                              CRICOS
                                                              CODE
                                                                          WS
                                                                          CODE
                                                                               INTAKE          LOCATION     DURATION ATAR

Community              B Community Welfare         727715     044766A     1665     March       Liverpool    3F/6P        75.25

Welfare                                            727720     044766A

                       Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
                                                                          1665     March       Parramatta   3F/6P        73.00

                       Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

                       If you want a rewarding career in family and              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                       community work, the Bachelor of Community
                                                                                 As a graduate of the Community Welfare
                       Welfare could be ideal for you.
                                                                                 degree, you will find career opportunities in
                                                                                 Australia and internationally, in fields which
                       Founded on the premise that every society is
                                                                                 include community work and community
                       responsible for the wellbeing of its members,
                                                                                 development, social casework, social policy
                       the Community Welfare degree provides a
                                                                                 and research, advocacy and social action,
                       foundation in sociology, welfare policy and
                                                                                 government departments such as Community
                       practice, community work and psychology.
                                                                                 Services, juvenile justice and corrective
                       This leads to a range of rewarding career
                                                                                 services, local government agencies,
                       options for graduates. Students also have the
                                                                                 neighbourhood and community development
                       opportunity to undertake elective studies
                                                                                 organisations, refuges, and organisations
                       in cognate areas, including Criminology and
                                                                                 working with disabled and aged persons.
                       Criminal Justice and Sociology.

                                                                                 INHERENT REQUIREMENTS
                       CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                                                                                 The Bachelor of Community Welfare degree
                       To graduate with a Bachelor of Community
                                                                                 has inherent requirements. For further
                       Welfare, you will be required to complete
                                                                                 information visit westernsydney.edu.au/
                       a number of compulsory units in addition
                                                                                 inherentrequirements
                       to field placements. The units may
                       include: Understanding Society; Human
                       Services Intervention Strategies; Ethics                  PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
                       in the Social Sciences; Community and                     The degree incorporates one supervised field
                       Social Action; Family Violence: Policy                    placement of 400 hours. Please note that
                       and Practice; and Contemporary Social                     students participating in placement programs
                       Issues and Professional Practice.                         must meet the government requirements,
                                                                                 e.g. Working with Children Check, and
                       For detailed information about the
                                                                                 National Criminal Record Check. Any students
                       course structure and units, visit
                                                                                 participating in placements with programs
                       westernsydney.edu.au/future
                                                                                 in NSW Health facilities will need to comply
                                                                                 with its Occupational Assessment, Screening
                       INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES                             and Vaccination against Specified Infectious
                       Enrolment in the Indigenous Australian                    Diseases policy prior to placement.
                       Studies (IAS) unit is available to all
                       undergraduate students who have open                      PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
                       electives. For more information, visit
                                                                                 This course is accredited by the Australian
                       westernsydney.edu.au/future or refer to the
                                                                                 Community Workers Association (ACWA).
                       University Handbook.

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Bachelor of                                      COURSE                                    UAC CODE WS CODE              LOCATION      DURATION        ATAR

Community
                                                 B Community and Social Development 728522               1689            Parramatta    3F              N/A

                                                 Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; N/A = Not applicable, alternative entry.

and Social
Development
Are you an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait       CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES                                  ≥≥ local government
Islander person, passionate about working                                                                  ≥≥ welfare work
                                                 To graduate with a Bachelor of Community
with Communities? If so, the Bachelor of                                                                   ≥≥ advocacy and social action
                                                 and Social Development, you will be required
Community and Social Development is the                                                                    ≥≥ a wide range of organisations working to
                                                 to complete 24 units. The units include:
right degree for you.                                                                                         minimise the lack of access to services by
                                                 Contextualising Community Development
                                                                                                              vulnerable groups
                                                 with Indigenous Australia; Introduction to
The Bachelor of Community and Social                                                                       ≥≥ Aboriginal organisations
                                                 Working with Families and Communities;
Development is a three-year undergraduate                                                                  ≥≥ land councils and other governance
                                                 Personal Identities in Professional Practice;
degree offered in block mode for Aboriginal                                                                   organisations
                                                 Community Work and Community
and Torres Strait Islander students. The                                                                   ≥≥ not-for-profit organisations
                                                 Development; Human Rights, Human Services
block mode involves students attending six                                                                 ≥≥ neighbourhood and community
                                                 and the Law; Management and Community
residentials of one week’s duration at the                                                                    development organisations
                                                 Organisations; Child Abuse as a Social Issue;
Parramatta South campus.                                                                                   ≥≥ refuges for homeless people and people
                                                 Theory and Critique of Welfare Practice;
                                                                                                              escaping violence
The degree provides the skills and knowledge     Social Research Methods; and Welfare Field
                                                                                                           ≥≥ organisations working with people with
for work in various fields in the community      Education 1 and 2.
                                                                                                              disabilities and older people
sector including community development,                                                                    ≥≥ youth work
                                                 For detailed information about the course
welfare, advocacy, youth work, case                                                                        ≥≥ case management
                                                 structure and units, visit
management and allied health. Students who                                                                 ≥≥ social casework
                                                 westernsydney.edu.au/future
have previous study and /or work experience                                                                ≥≥ allied health.
may apply for advanced standing, which
reduces the number of units required to          DIPLOMA OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL                           Graduates are qualified for positions such as:
complete the degree.                             DEVELOPMENT                                               ≥≥ community development worker; youth
                                                 The Diploma of Community and Social                          worker; community welfare worker;
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                             Development is designed as an entry level                    corrections staff; caseworker; project
                                                 qualification for Aboriginal and Torres Strait               officer; advocate; and research and policy
The degree incorporates two structured and
                                                 Islander students. On completion of the                      development officer.
supervised field placements. The first field
                                                 program, graduates can either apply to
placement of 140 hours is held in second
                                                 continue their studies at Western Sydney                  SUPPORT SERVICES
year. The second field placement of 260
                                                 University in the Bachelor of Community and
hours is held in third year. Both placements                                                               ≥≥ The Badanami Centre for Indigenous
                                                 Social Development or other Undergraduate
provide students with the opportunity to                                                                      Education provides a range of services
                                                 degrees in Arts and Social Sciences.
apply their knowledge and experience in                                                                       specifically to support Aboriginal and
                                                 Alternatively, they can graduate with the
linking theory with practice, and extend their                                                                Torres Strait Islander students. Visit
                                                 Diploma which will enhance employment
skills for community work with the support of                                                                 westernsydney.edu.au/badanami
                                                 opportunities in the community sector. The
practitioners working in the human services                                                                ≥≥ Students may be eligible for the Tutoring for
                                                 Diploma is made up of eight units delivered
sector. Placements are offered in a variety of                                                                Success Scheme.
                                                 across one year of study. For more information
agency types spanning all areas of community                                                               ≥≥ Western Sydney University provides a
                                                 about the Diploma of Community and Social
work practice: work with individuals, groups                                                                  range of support services for all students.
                                                 Development, visit
and families, community development;                                                                       ≥≥ Travel, accommodation and meals are
                                                 westernsydney.edu.au/future
research and policy.                                                                                          funded for approved away from base
                                                                                                              students to attend residentials.
                                                 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
                                                 Graduates of the Bachelor of Community                    HOW TO APPLY
This degree is a recognised professional
                                                 and Social Development can expect to find
degree, accredited by the Australian                                                                       Application for the Bachelor of Community
                                                 employment in the human services industry in
Community Workers Association (ACWA).                                                                      and Social Development is via the Aboriginal
                                                 areas such as:
Graduates can register with the ACWA upon                                                                  and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry
                                                 ≥≥ community work and development
completion of the degree, gaining access to                                                                Program. Students who apply through UAC
                                                 ≥≥ government departments such as Family
professional resources and support.                                                                        will be referred to the Aboriginal and Torres
                                                    and Community Services, Aboriginal
                                                                                                           Strait Islander Alternative Entry process. This
                                                    Affairs, Aboriginal Housing, Juvenile
                                                                                                           includes testing of English literacy as well
                                                    Justice, Justice including Corrective
                                                                                                           as an interview. For more information, visit
                                                    Services, and Health
                                                                                                           westernsydney.edu.au/alternativeentry
                                                 ≥≥ non-government Indigenous and non-
                                                    Indigenous community welfare and
                                                    community development agencies

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Bachelor of                                  COURSE                       UAC
                                                                          CODE
                                                                                     CRICOS
                                                                                     CODE
                                                                                                 WS
                                                                                                 CODE
                                                                                                      INTAKE           LOCATION         DURATION ATAR

Planning (Pathway                            B Planning (Pathway          727628     085662C     1732     March/July Parramatta         3F/6P           80.75

to Master of Urban
                                             to Master of Urban
                                                                          727630     085662C     1732     March/July Penrith            3F/6P           80.05
                                             Management and
                                             Planning)

Management and                               M Urban Planning and
                                             Management
                                                                          950030 085662C         1873     March/July Parramatta         1F/2P           N/A

Planning)                                    Key: B = Bachelor of; M = Master of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; N/A = ATAR not applicable, alternative entry.
                                             Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

                                             If you are interested in a career in urban and             The core units may include: Cities:
                                             regional planning, the Bachelor of Planning                Introduction to Urban Studies;
                                             (Pathway to Master of Urban Management                     Development and Sustainability; Cultural
                                             and Planning) is the course for you. This                  and Social Geographies; The Economics
                                             course gives you the professional and                      of Cities and Regions; Planning the City:
                                             scholarly education to take a leadership role              Development, Community and Systems;
                                             in urban management, strategic planning and                Transport, Access and Equity; Urban
                                             policy development.                                        Design; Computerised Plan-making and
                                                                                                        Decision Support; and Contemporary
                                             The coursework includes preparation in                     Social Issues and Professional Practice.
                                             professional practice, history, and the
                                             theoretical and legal frameworks for planning.             Core units in the Masters degree may
                                             You will develop skills in a range of relevant             include: Urban Management Practice:
                                             areas, including governance, urban finance                 Governance and Power in the City; and
                                             and sustainable strategies. The three-year                 Developing Sustainable Places.
                                             Bachelor of Planning component is offered at
                                             both Parramatta and Penrith campuses. The                  Planning electives within the Bachelor of
                                             final year Master of Urban Management and                  Planning (Pathway to Master of Planning) may
                                             Planning is only offered at the Parramatta                 be chosen from: Issues in World Development:
                                             campus.                                                    Rich World, Poor World; Sustainable Futures;
                                                                                                        Heritage Interpretation; and Tourism Policy
                                                                                                        and Planning.
                                             PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
                                             The accredited qualifications in the Masters               For detailed information about the
                                             portion incorporates a placement with local                course structure and units, visit
                                             planning/urban management employers,                       westernsydney.edu.au/future
                                             working on a variety of planning tasks.
                                             This placement will provide students with                  INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES
                                             an understanding of the planning/urban
                                             management workplace.                                      Enrolment in the Indigenous Australian
                                                                                                        Studies (IAS) major, sub-major or units is
                                                                                                        available to all undergraduate students who
                                             PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
                                                                                                        have open electives. For more information,
                                             This course, when completed in conjunction                 visit westernsydney.edu.au/future or refer to
                                             with the Master of Urban Management and                    the University Handbook.
                                             Planning, is accredited by the Planning
                                             Institute of Australia (PIA).                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                        After graduating from the Bachelor of
Alyce Noney                                  CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                                                                                                        Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban
                                             The Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master                Management and Planning), you may pursue
 BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/MASTER
                                             of Urban Management and Planning) degree                   a career in:
 OF URBAN MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
                                             is a four-year program in urban and regional               ≥≥ local government
                                             planning. To graduate, you will be required                ≥≥ regional organisations
“The University is heavily involved in the
                                             to complete 24 units in the Bachelor of Social             ≥≥ state and federal government departments
 Western Sydney community and that is
                                             Science, and eight units in the Masters degree,               concerned with urban and regional affairs
 really important to me. Coming from the
                                             as well as approved work experience.                       ≥≥ planning consultancies
 Blue Mountains, I saw how the University
                                                                                                        ≥≥ international development agencies
 supported the community during the
                                                                                                        ≥≥ research and policy organisations.
 bushfires. That sealed my choice.”

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