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2 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany Welcome to UWA Albany Welcome to The University of Western Australia (UWA), where you’ll join others committed to recognising new opportunities to improve the lives of present and future generations. At UWA Albany you’ll equip yourself with the skills to successfully identify and solve the challenges in our ever-changing world. You’ll have the best of both city and regional campus learning experiences, because this is about you building your knowledge and expertise to drive change and create innovative solutions. We look forward to you joining our community and to supporting your education journey.
Contents Study at UWA’s regional campus Your UWA community Get career-ready with a UWA degree 4 UWA Smart Start 26 Explore your options 6 UWA Albany Campus 27 Student life 28 Our courses Support services 29 Bachelor of Arts 8 Bachelor of Science 9 Join UWA Bachelor of Commerce 10 Entry pathways 30 Bachelor of Biomedical Science 11 How to apply 32 Agricultural, Environmental Fees 33 and Biological Sciences 13 Scholarships and prizes 34 Business and Commerce 16 Study plan 35 Education 18 Humanities and Social Sciences 20 Honours and postgraduate courses 25 The University of Western Australia acknowledges that its campuses are situated on Noongar land and that Noongar people remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land and continue to practise their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge. UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 3
4 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany Get career-ready with a UWA degree WA’s #1 uni for graduate employability* will help you successfully navigate your career journey. Getting a job at the end of your degree will likely be your top priority. At UWA, we’ve made it our top priority too, offering a wide range of degrees and programs to help you stand out in the job market and increase your employability. All our degrees include the option to take internships or Work Integrated Learning units, and, along with mentoring and volunteering opportunities, these can enhance your standing in your future employers’ eyes. Career and IQ Academy Practicums and field trips Employability Award Work with real companies to tackle the Practical units with workplace and Practical real-world experiences, biggest challenges facing business, fieldwork placements across WA, skills and knowledge to guide you on governments and society today. Australia and even overseas. an enriching career journey. McCusker Centre for Jobs board Work Integrated Learning Citizenship Job listings and alerts from a wide (WIL) An award-winning internship range of employers for full-time and Gain industry knowledge, develop program, making a difference in part-time positions, internships, career-ready skills, and network with our communities locally, nationally scholarships, volunteering and more. industry professionals as part of your and globally. course or as a co-curricular activity. Volunteering World-class learning Make an impact and get involved, Learn at the cutting-edge of developing skills and experience knowledge from passionate and that stand out on your résumé and inspirational academics with final transcript. real industry experience and connections. *QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020
MENTORSHIP + GUIDANCE From the day you arrive at UWA to after you’ve graduated, we’re here to provide all the help and guidance you need. Our academic staff, career advisers and industry experts all pool their collective wisdom to help identify opportunities specific to you. With their resources – and your resolve – you can begin to create a robust plan to get set for your future career. REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE Career Mentor Link We’ll get you moving in the right direction, helping Be matched with professionals and you gain tangible and hands-on experience in get insider industry knowledge from your chosen area, and ensuring you hit the ground people with real career experience. running with future-based skills that will make you stand out from the competition. NETWORKING “It’s not just what you know, it’s who you know.” It may be an old saying, but it’s as relevant today as ever before. At UWA, we can facilitate access to a Careers Centre network of like-minded and professional contacts Understand and engage with your chosen from across the world. And by leveraging our industry, enhance your employability extensive industry connections, you’ll get more skills, find work and internships, and nail than just a foot in the door. your résumé and interview. To find out more about how we can prepare you for your dream career, from first job to long-term goals, visit uwa.edu.au/students/employability UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 5
6 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany Explore your options Specialise in one area or create a degree that combines your interests. Whatever career you seek, you’ll find a degree that fits. UWA’s experience-rich curriculum and global network Combined bachelor’s degrees prepare you for the ever-changing world outside your Pursue your passions and maximise your career options degree. You’ll gain industry connections even before with our combined bachelor’s degrees. you graduate, and kick-start a successful career. Our dedicated team can help find the best option for you. You’ll complete two bachelor’s degrees – one comprehensive (where you’ll choose a major from a wide Undergraduate degree types range of options) and one specialised (where you’ll take a Seeking your first university degree? Our undergraduate defined study plan). courses allow you to start your journey to a fulfilling career. Honours Comprehensive degrees Improve your career prospects or take a path to further Design your own course with our comprehensive study with an honours course. bachelor’s degrees. Honours is a one-year program you can apply for Choose one or two majors from a wide range, then add after completing your bachelor’s degree with strong electives and/or a minor to suit your interests and career academic performance in your major. An honours year goals. Explore your interests with the flexibility to change includes advanced coursework and a major research your mind – choose your major(s) when you enrol and if or creative project. you’d like to change during your degree, you can. We also offer some integrated honours courses. These Specialised degrees four-year courses include advanced coursework and a Prepare for your dream career with a specialised major research or creative project in your final year. bachelor‘s degree. You’ll take an extended major with a carefully designed study plan to give you in-depth knowledge of your chosen career or profession. You can complement this with a minor or electives from almost any study area.
What makes up my undergraduate degree? A bachelor’s degree is made up of several parts. Majors You’ll take at least one major – a sequence of units that will give you depth of knowledge in a certain area. We offer a wide range of majors (which typically make up at least one-third of your course) and extended majors (up to two-thirds of your course) within our bachelor’s degrees. Depending on the course, you may be able to take more than one major. Minors Postgraduate pathways You also have the option to choose a minor (or two, Prepare to enter your ideal career with our packaged depending on your course structure). Minors are shorter undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. You’ll gain the sequences of four units that allow you to gain knowledge knowledge and networks you need for success. in an area that may complement your major(s), suit your career goals or simply be of personal interest. Assured Pathways Our Assured Pathways, formerly known as Direct Pathways, Other units give you a guaranteed place in one of our high-demand The rest of your study plan will be filled by different kinds postgraduate courses at the start of your studies. Your place of units (depending on your chosen course and major[s]). is guaranteed on the basis of your high school performance • Foundational units: required units (in certain or equivalent (subject to satisfactory performance in your courses) that give you broad grounding and key bachelor’s degree). skills in your chosen degree area, irrespective of your choice of major(s). This provides you with clear progression towards a • Bridging units: if you don’t have the required ATAR postgraduate qualification and, in some cases, the chance subject or equivalent for your chosen major, you for faster completion of your postgraduate degree. can take these additional units in your first year as part of the major. Combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees • Elective units: elective units provide you with the Take the express path to your postgraduate opportunity to explore a range of interests and new qualification with our combined bachelor’s and disciplines. If you have space for elective units you master’s degrees (CBM). You’ll start advanced can choose (almost!) anything you like to expand postgraduate-level studies in the third year of your your knowledge in a new field, provided you bachelor’s degree and complete two degrees in just four meet the unit rules. years so you can enter your dream career sooner. If you don’t achieve the ATAR (or equivalent) required to secure your place in one of our postgraduate pathways, you can always apply for your chosen postgraduate degree after you have completed your bachelor’s degree. For more information, visit uwa.edu.au/study/our-courses-explained UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 7
8 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany COMPREHENSIVE DEGREE Bachelor of Arts Minimum ATAR 75 or equivalent STAT Written English and Verbal or Quantitative Intake months February and July Completion 3 years full time or part-time equivalent CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Politician, ambassador, author, journalist, anthropologist, Majors that can be completed at historian, policy adviser, teacher, entrepreneur UWA Albany • Anthropology and Sociology Studying UWA’s Bachelor of Arts lets you cultivate your • English and Literary Studies passions while developing transferable skills that are • History essential in every industry and can never be automated • Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage – they’ll set you apart from the competition and prepare • Korean Studies you for a future-proof career. Start these majors at UWA Albany Why study this degree at UWA before transferring to UWA Perth • Our Bachelor of Arts is one of the most diverse • Behavioural and Psychological Science degrees in Western Australia • Criminology • You’ll be taught by renowned scholars and • Gender Studies researchers who are international leaders and experts • Human Geography and Planning in their fields • Italian Studies • You can get hands-on industry experience through our professional experience practicum • We’re the largest language hub in the State • Our arts graduates include the founder of Mecca Cosmetica, an Academy Award-winning artist, a film- maker, the CEO of Greenpeace APAC, and a former Federal Minister, to name a few. “Studying English will provide the You’ll learn to perfect pathway to postgraduate • develop high levels of communication, research and study in teaching. After graduation technical expertise • develop strong reasoning ability, and problem- I plan to become a secondary school solving, critical and creative-thinking skills English teacher.” • employ skills in responsibility and leadership HAYLEY • develop the communication skills you’ll need to stand BACHELOR OF ARTS – ENGLISH AND LITERARY out in a global workforce STUDIES uwa.edu.au/study/bachelor-of-arts
COMPREHENSIVE DEGREE Bachelor of Science Minimum ATAR 75 or equivalent STAT Written English and Verbal or Quantitative Intake months February and July Completion 3 years full time or part-time equivalent “The Chemistry field is constantly CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Agricultural scientist, environmental consultant, marine evolving, with new developments and conservationist, zoologist, biochemist, software developer, analyst, forensic scientist, sports coach, astronomer technology that will impact future society. That really attracted me.” Our Bachelor of Science gives you the skills and FINLEY knowledge to make a real contribution to the challenges BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – GEOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY facing humanity. Scientists study the universe, its properties, the life that exists within it and the laws that govern it. Discipline areas range from cutting-edge pure and applied science to new multidisciplinary fields. Majors that can be completed at The importance of science in determining the wellbeing UWA Albany of our society is recognised by industry, business and • Conservation Biology government. • Environmental Science • Marine Biology Why study this degree at UWA • You’ll be taught by the world’s leading teachers and Start these majors at UWA Albany researchers before transferring to UWA Perth • You’ll gain highly valued and sought-after skills that • Agricultural Science will ensure you are well-prepared for many diverse • Anatomy and Human Biology and exciting careers • Behavioural and Psychological Science • You’ll have Work Integrated Learning (WIL) • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology opportunities to gain practical industry experience • Botany and employability skills • Chemistry – Synthetic • Chemistry – Physical and Analytical You’ll learn to • Exercise and Health • explore and investigate the big issues confronting our • Genetics planet • Marine and Coastal Processes • develop skills in reasoning, logic, observation, • Marine Biology analysis, creativity and more • Microbiology and Immunology • gain practical, hands-on, industry-relevant • Neuroscience experience and skills • Physiology • bridge the gap between theory and practice through • Sport Science work experience opportunities • Zoology • think critically and push boundaries uwa.edu.au/study/bachelor-of-science UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 9
10 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany COMPREHENSIVE DEGREE Bachelor of Commerce Minimum ATAR 801 or equivalent STAT Written English and Verbal or Quantitative Intake months February and July Completion 3 years full time or part-time equivalent CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Entrepreneur, marketer, accountant, managing director Majors that can be completed at UWA Albany Our Bachelor of Commerce develops your analytical, • Accounting communication and problem-solving skills, providing • Management you with a global perspective on business and preparing you to pursue a career within the private, government or Start these majors at UWA Albany not-for-profit sectors. before transferring to UWA Perth • Business Law Why study this degree at UWA • Economics • You’ll learn from leading academics and develop • Finance high-level industry networks • Human Resource Management • UWA has partnered with Harvard Business School • Marketing (HBX) so you’ll have access to their online learning platform, HBX CORe, to further enrich your study • You’ll have access to our award-winning real-time Trading Room simulation • There are many Business School student societies to join that will increase your base of industry connections and contacts You’ll learn to • apply discipline-specific knowledge to critically analyse applied business problems • confidently apply your skills in real-world situations through industry placements, projects and Work Integrated Learning opportunities • develop effective communication and team-based skills uwa.edu.au/study/bachelor-of-commerce 1 Minimum ATAR 75 for Great Southern school leavers as part of the Broadway program
COMPREHENSIVE DEGREE Bachelor of Biomedical Science Minimum ATAR 801 or equivalent STAT Written English and Verbal or Quantitative Intake months February and July Completion 3 years full time or part-time equivalent CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Medical researcher, policy adviser, health promotion officer, You’ll learn to exercise physiologist, biochemist, laboratory manager, • bridge the gap between academic theory and real- pharmacist*, medical practitioner* world experience, ensuring you are ready to enter the global workforce Our Bachelor of Biomedical Science encompasses the • develop the essential knowledge and skills to impact biological basis of human structure and function, and the the health of people and populations application of this knowledge to disease, wellbeing and • gain a sound understanding of how the human body society. It’s an exciting degree designed to meet growing functions in healthy and diseased states, barriers to global demand for health graduates. Some of your healthcare and methods for treatment classes are held in cutting-edge labs at the UWA Health uwa.edu.au/study/bachelor-of-biomedical-science Campus, located on the QEIIMC site in Nedlands. As the largest medical centre in the southern hemisphere, it’s surrounded by major public hospitals and internationally Start these majors at UWA Albany before renowned organisations, including the Harry Perkins transferring to UWA Perth Institute of Medical Research, PathWest and the • Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Telethon Kids Institute. • Anatomy and Human Biology • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Why study this degree at UWA • Exercise and Health • You’ll be taught by world-class researchers in cutting- • Genetics edge laboratories and tutorial rooms • Humanities in Health and Medicine • You’ll learn from and network with some of the world’s • Microbiology and Immunology brightest minds • Neuroscience • UWA is ranked 33rd in the world for Human Biological • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Sciences (ARWU 2020) • Pharmacology • This degree may include laboratory-based learning, • Physiology practical industry placements or research projects, • Population Health ensuring you are ready to enter the global workforce 1 Minimum ATAR 75 for Great Southern school leavers as part of the Broadway program * Postgraduate studies required UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 11
12 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany Start one of the below degrees at UWA Albany before transferring to our Perth Campus Comprehensive bachelor's degree • Bachelor of Biomedical Science • Bachelor of Business – Business Management Specialised bachelor's degrees • Bachelor of Agribusiness • Bachelor of Agricultural Science • Bachelor of Earth Science – Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences (Extended Major) • Bachelor of Economics • Bachelor of Psychology Combined bachelor's degrees • Bachelor of Agribusiness and Bachelor of Science • Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Science • Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Science Combined bachelor's and master's degrees • Combined Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible pace. Take up study in this field to tackle local, regional and global issues, from how climate change and sustainability affect natural resources, to providing food and water security. Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences Increasing populations and greater demands on Top five reasons to study Agriculture, resources are putting pressure on our environment, now Environmental and Biological Sciences more than ever. This means it is crucial we understand at UWA our planet to maintain its health. • We have units offering practical work experience, or gain hands-on, industry-relevant experience and Our State’s diverse landscape is the perfect location skills through placement opportunities. in which to gain the knowledge and experience to • Our low student-to-staff ratio is one of the best in maintain balance in our natural environment. Choose Australia. from areas such as crop production, animal production • You'll learn from award-winning researchers and and management, environmental impact assessment, expert academics. forestry resource management, or soil and water • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural conservation. Or focus on aquatic or natural resource Sciences and Environmental Science and management, geographical sciences, botany, geology, Engineering (ARWU 2020). agricultural science or aquaculture. • We collaborate with industry, government agencies and universities worldwide to offer diverse education Your studies will involve not only theory, but also the and forge meaningful partnerships. crucial technical skills of your chosen field. Whether it's through world-class laboratories, exciting field trips or uwa.edu.au/study/areas/agricultural-environmental- real-world industry placements, you’ll be immersed in biological-sciences the hands-on side of science, and gain the ability to help protect the world we live in. UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 13
14 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany MAJORS IN AGRICULTURAL, ENV IRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Conservation Biology Marine Biology CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Conservation officer, environmental consultant, Marine environmental consultant, marine conservationist, research scientist academic Bachelor’s degree: Science or Philosophy (Honours) Bachelor’s degree: Science or Philosophy (Honours) Conservation biologists work to prevent the extinction Marine biology is the study of marine organisms, and Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences of the world’s plant and animal species. This is the ideal their behaviours and interactions with the environment. major if you are interested in fieldwork and want to If you’re fascinated by our amazing marine life and help mitigate the increasing pressure on the world’s the coastal environments in which they live, then this ecosystems by actively participating in the management major is for you. With complex issues such as climate and research of threatened species and communities, as change, growing populations, food production and well as understanding the principles and policies behind depleting natural resources, the need for marine science their recovery. professionals continues to grow. Why study this course at UWA Albany Why study this course at UWA Albany • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia and in the world’s top • UWA is ranked 29th in the world in Earth and Marine 50 for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2020) Sciences (QS 2020) • Study near the South West of Western Australia, • Access brand new facilities and resources unique to one of the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots Australia that are used across our marine studies (Conservation International) • Learning is richly embedded with internationally • Apply your knowledge in real-life situations on recognised research, often led by UWA’s global field trips experts You’ll learn to You’ll learn to • understand global biodiversity and its distribution, • use a range of contemporary techniques and and the evolutionary history of biodiversity in instrumentation to collect data in the field and in the Australia laboratory • appreciate the relationship between species biology • analyse, synthesise and interpret data that varies in and ecology and vulnerability to environmental space and time change • interpret patterns and integrate knowledge of • discuss major threats to biodiversity, their causes, and physical and biological processes to address real- management, and research to mitigate them world problems • explain the role of different stakeholders in shaping policy and decision making Trending second majors: Conservation Biology; • demonstrate the analytical and communication skills Environmental Science; Zoology for modern conservation research Prerequisites: • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics Trending second majors: Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in Genetics; Botany; Environmental Science; Marine Biology the first year Prerequisites: • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics first-year mathematics units Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in • Chemistry ATAR OR a chemistry unit taken in the the first year first year • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two first-year mathematics units uwa.edu.au/study/marine-biology Recommended subject: Chemistry ATAR uwa.edu.au/study/conservation-biology
Environmental Science CAREER OPPORTUNITIES You’ll learn to Environmental consultant, conservation officer, environmental • demonstrate the skills and knowledge to assess compliance officer environmental systems, using field, laboratory, modelling and statistical methodologies Bachelor’s degree: Science or Philosophy (Honours) • integrate ecological, physical and chemical processes to guide decision making with respect to human Environmental Science assesses the impact of human intervention in the environment activity on the global environment, and develops scientific, • demonstrate the knowledge to manage and risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable future. rehabilitate disturbed systems such as natural and By choosing to major in Environmental Science, you'll agricultural catchments, post-mining landscapes, Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences help to develop solutions to global environmental issues contaminated sites, urban environments, etc. including climate change, carbon trading, greenhouse gas emissions, water resource management, salinity, Trending second majors: Marine Biology; Marine and deforestation and others. Coastal Processes; Geology Prerequisites: Why study this course at UWA Albany • Mathematics Methods ATAR OR Mathematics • UWA is 1st in Australia and 21st in the world for Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2020) the first year • Western Australia is home to a number of • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two large companies in the mining, agriculture and first-year mathematics and statistics units environmental sector, leading to increasing demand • Chemistry ATAR OR a chemistry unit taken in the for highly qualified graduates in Environmental Science first year • It is expected there will be 14,000 job openings in the next five years, with weekly wages being higher than uwa.edu.au/study/environmental-science the average (joboutlook.gov.au) “My love for the ocean and the intricate processes in the natural environment led me to choose a Marine Biology major in the Bachelor of Science degree. UWA Albany has a great family feel to it. Dynamic tutors, helpful staff and a close community of friendly students mean you are supported every step of the way.” ROSS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 15
16 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany Business and Commerce Develop your business acumen, grow expert Top five reasons to study Business knowledge and manage business case and Commerce at UWA Business and Commerce studies, internships and practical projects to • Dual accreditation, with UWA Business School, one prepare you for a fulfilling career in business, of the few institutions in Australia to be accredited government or not-for-profit sectors. by the European Quality Improvement System and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of By studying business and commerce, you’ll gain an Business. understanding of how businesses and organisations work • 15+ Business School student clubs including from the inside out. You can expect to develop the critical the Student Managed Investment Fund, decision-making skills needed in projects and build a Women in Business, Bloom Startup, Enactus, career transferable to the workforce anywhere in the world. UWA Consulting Society, ECOMS and the Graduate Management Association. • 30+ active industry supporters including AGL Energy, CBH Group, Reserve Bank of Australia, Fortescue Metals, Chevron, Wesfarmers Limited and Woodside. • World top 100 for Accounting and Finance (QS 2020). • An exceptional MBA program that ranks best in Oceania for alumni outcomes. Its graduates are the highest earners in Australia. Sample study plan Bachelor of Commerce with degree-specific major in Management and second major in Accounting Organisational Microeconomics: Introduction to Law Financial Accounting SEM 1 Behaviour Prices & Markets YR1 Introduction to Global Change, Reading Creatively/ Introduction to Finance SEM 2 Marketing Local Response Writing Creatively Economic & International Company Law Taxation SEM 1 YR2 Business Statistics Management SEM 2 Project Management Consumer Behaviour Corporate Accounting Management Accounting Leadership and Entrepreneurship Economic & Business Financial Accounting Theory SEM 1 Performance Statistics and Practice YR3 Strategic Applied International Auditing Financial Statement Analysis SEM 2 Management Business Strategy Key: Management degree-specific major Accounting second major Elective units
MAJORS IN BUSINESS AND COMMERCE Accounting Management CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Accountant, chief executive, managing director Business administration manager, project manager, management consultant Bachelor’s degree: Commerce or Philosophy (Honours) Bachelor’s degree: Commerce or Philosophy (Honours) Accounting prepares you for a career across borders. Acknowledged as ‘the language of business’, accounting Management is the backbone of any organisation, is spoken by all organisations – big and small – including providing organisational, operational, staffing and government agencies and departments, and all not-for- resourcing expertise that can be applied anywhere, profit institutions around the globe. anytime. Gain a comprehensive understanding of managing organisations effectively within different Why study this course at UWA Albany economic, social, political and legal contexts. • We are ranked in the world’s top 100 for Accounting and Finance, and 1st in Western Australia (QS WUR by Why study this course at UWA Albany Subject 2020) • Learn from a diverse range of academic staff who • This major is recognised by Australian and bring to their teaching a combination of both international professional bodies as a critical step management theory and practical application towards gaining professional accreditation. You can • Balance core units with relevant and varied electives seek accreditation with Chartered Accountants • Participate in a work-based learning experience Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants. Some additional You’ll learn to electives may be required • evaluate and understand key concepts, theories and practices important to the management Business and Commerce You’ll learn to of organisations • prepare financial accounting reports • diagnose situations and problems in organisations, • analyse accounting information to evaluate and identify appropriate managerial actions business performance • understand the principles of ethical behaviour and • use accounting information for optimal social responsibility in management decision making resource allocation • research management-related issues, topics • communicate the results of financial analysis and problems Trending second majors: Business Law; Finance; Trending second majors: Human Resource Marketing Management; Marketing; Business Law; Work and Prerequisites: Employment Relations; Enterprise and Innovation • Mathematics Applications ATAR AND a mathematics Recommended subject: Mathematics Methods ATAR unit taken in the first year uwa.edu.au/study/management • Students without ATAR Mathematics will take two first-year mathematics and statistics units Recommended subject: Mathematics Methods ATAR uwa.edu.au/study/accounting UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 17
18 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany Education Education Ignite your passion to teach and inspire a love of learning in others. Qualify for a highly rewarding career as an educator or explore the options for experienced teachers, policymakers and leaders who seek to deepen their knowledge, contribute to the profession and advance their careers. Top five reasons to study teaching Our teaching courses at UWA We offer teaching courses informed by comprehensive and • Top university in WA for Education, and top 10 in contemporary understandings of childhood development Australia (Times Higher Education World University and learning. There will be opportunities to practise your Rankings by Subject 2021). teaching skills in authentic settings throughout the course • 82.4% of UWA teaching graduates are employed and in professional practice placements. full time four months after completing their course (Good Universities Guide 2021). Master of Teaching (F-12) • Benefit from our strong industry connections Maximise your career opportunities and qualify to teach through scholarships, volunteering programs, in primary and secondary schools. Inspire young minds professional development workshops and more. and ignite a lifelong love of learning. • Study within a close-knit cohort and form lifelong uwa.edu.au/study/m/teaching-f-12 personal and professional networks. • Gain a competitive edge in your career with a master’s degree in teaching in as little as 18 months. uwa.edu.au/study/areas/education
Education We offer four curriculum areas within the Master of Teaching (F-12). IF YOU WANT TO TEACH... CONSIDER MAJORING IN*... English English and Literary Studies; Linguistics Humanities and Social Sciences Classics and Ancient History; Economics; Geographical Sciences; History; Human Geography and Planning; Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage; Law and Society Maths Mathematics and Statistics; Data Science; Engineering; Physics Science Agricultural Science; Anatomy and Human Biology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Geographical Sciences; Geology; Marine Science; Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Physics; Physiology; Psychology Please refer to the individual majors for prerequisites and recommended subjects. * Suggested majors only. Eligibility for the Master of Teaching courses will be assessed based on the specific units completed. Please seek advice from the Graduate School of Education during your bachelor’s degree to ensure your unit selections meet the requirements for entry to your chosen Master of Teaching specialisation. UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 19
20 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences equips you to ask and answer the big questions. Explore where we came from, who we are and where we’re going. Humanities and Social Sciences By studying Humanities and Social Sciences, you’ll gain a critical understanding of how society shapes, and is shaped by, culture, politics, economics, media, history, language, the environment and more. You'll develop the knowledge and skills to deﬁne complex problems, and identify and design solutions, while being supported in your passion to drive and implement change. With our collaborations across industry, government Top five reasons to study Humanities and community, you’ll apply knowledge and expertise to and Social Sciences at UWA respond to major societal opportunities, challenges and • Undergraduate Humanities and Social Sciences injustices, such as achieving sustainable development, reports a 83.6% satisfaction rate for skills development, addressing climate change, eliminating poverty, and 87.9% for teaching quality (Good Universities strengthening global communications and improving the Guide 2021). mental health of communities. • Postgraduate Communications students report 100% satisfaction for skills development, and 96.6% for Within the humanities, through the study of culture, teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2021). language, literature, history and philosophy, you'll examine • Ranked first in WA for Arts and Humanities, Social the human experience and gain a deep understanding of Sciences and Management, Archaeology, Politics and the connections that tie us all together. Geography (QS WUR by Subject 2020). • Ranked in the top eight in Australia for Modern Within the social sciences, which bridge the social, physical Languages (QS WUR by Subject 2020) and the largest and environmental sciences, you will use a scientiﬁc language hub in WA. approach to understanding the development and • You'll get practical training through internships, operations of societies and their influence on the world. hands-on learning with industry and business partners, and overseas study opportunities. The challenges of the 21st century are complex and uwa.edu.au/study/areas/humanities-social-sciences systemic, and employers recognise that our graduates are especially well-suited for work in this context.
Humanities and Social Sciences Sample study plan Bachelor of Arts with degree-specific major in Anthropology and Sociology and second major in Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage Being Human: Culture, Communication in Practice The Global Family Boodjar Moort Katitjin: SEM 1 Identity and Society Introduction to Indigenous YR1 Heritage and Knowledge Global Change, Local Environmental History Reading Creatively/ Aboriginal Encounters: SEM 2 Responses Writing Creatively Strangers in our Backyard Social Thought Psychology: Mind and Brain From Glorious Revolution Indigenous Knowledge: SEM 1 to Industrial Revolution: Mind, Body and Spirit YR2 Making Britain Society, Law and Politics Aboriginal Art and Society Knowing Country: The Looking North: The Wild SEM 2 Dreaming and Darwin West Migration, Mobilities, Contemporary Social Indigenous Research Indigenous People and SEM 1 Belonging Thought Global Issues YR3 Ethnography: Management and Romanticism and Intimate Strangers: SEM 2 Methodological Organisations Revolution Journeys in Australian Perspectives History Key: Anthropology and Sociology degree-specific major Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage second major Elective units UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 21
22 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany MAJORS IN HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Anthropology and English and Literary Sociology Studies CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Sociologist, journalist, policy consultant Publisher, public service officer, educator Bachelor’s degree: Arts or Philosophy (Honours) Bachelor’s degree: Arts or Philosophy (Honours) This major incorporates the study of the cultures, In English and Literary Studies, we take the imagination institutions, social behaviours, economies and systems seriously. We address the creative texts societies of meaning of all human societies, with a focus on produce and ask what they mean. From Shakespeare understanding Australian society and its relationship to Netflix, and from critical theory to creative writing, to the world. On a personal level, this major offers a English and Literary Studies offers units that look at perspective on challenges in your everyday life, and the exciting ways in which literature works in a newly Humanities and Social Sciences encourages you to question your taken-for-granted globalised world. beliefs and expectations. Why study this course at UWA Albany Why study this course at UWA Albany • English and Literary Studies develops the valuable • An education in cultural diversity and social change skills employers look for, such as analytical thinking, will give you the skills for living and working in an creativity, problem solving and the advanced ability interconnected world, in such fields as international to communicate development, cultural heritage and others • Expand your understanding of life, ethics, different • Develop sought-after skills in critical thinking and cultures and our changing society reflection, careful observation, listening, record • Challenge yourself and open your mind to new ideas keeping, oral, visual and written expression, and research You’ll learn to • Enhance your ability to communicate interculturally • be innovative and creative • exercise critical reasoning and analysis You’ll learn to • communicate clearly in written and oral forms • demonstrate key concepts of anthropology and • work effectively, both independently and in groups sociology including cultural diversity and social • research, synthesise and present information inequality and processes that underpin social change • interpret a wide range of texts in a variety of historical • demonstrate critical knowledge of anthropological and cultural contexts and sociological theory • develop arguments based on a critical evaluation Trending second majors: Communication and Media of evidence Studies; History; Philosophy • communicate anthropological and sociological uwa.edu.au/study/english-and-literary-studies perspectives and knowledge effectively Trending second majors: History; Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage; Political Science and International Relations uwa.edu.au/study/anthropology
History Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Archivist, teacher, conservation officer CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Curator, environmental consultant, parliamentarian Bachelor’s degree: Arts or Philosophy (Honours) Bachelor’s degree: Arts or Philosophy (Honours) Historians use evidence from the past to ask fundamental questions about humanity. Through Explore the world view and historical experiences of learning about the past, we illuminate the present. Indigenous peoples in Australia, and critically analyse Studying history will immerse you in discovery, debate, disciplinary interpretations of Indigenous knowledges discussion, understanding, surprise and awe, and it will and peoples, locally, nationally and globally. Taught in an require of you rigour, reason, questioning, imagination interactive manner, including field trips and excursions, and passion. You'll be part of the process by which this major will engage you with the perspectives of humanity’s memory itself comes to be made. Indigenous people, Elders in the community and prominent guest speakers. Why study this course at UWA Albany • Learn about humanity's past Why study this course at UWA Albany • Discover, debate, discuss and understand the • Learn about Indigenous peoples and systems of world’s history knowledge from multiple perspectives • Gain skills in research, critical analysis and • The major is taught in a highly interactive manner communication applicable to a wide range of careers • The knowledge, understanding and skills gained complement many other majors Humanities and Social Sciences You’ll learn to • understand other times, societies and cultures You’ll learn to • demonstrate an awareness of the world we live in, • understand the experience, history and culture of through reference to humanity’s past experience Aboriginal peoples (particularly in Western Australia) • demonstrate a knowledge of major historical • study Indigenous systems of knowledge and the developments in a range of times and places relevance of these systems across a broad range • identify main issues in complex historical material of disciplines • critically evaluate differences and issues in others’ • critically evaluate representations of Aboriginal interpretations of historical events peoples in historical and academic discourse • describe and interpret evidence of past human • understand the major historical and cultural issues experience, proposing explanations with reference that inform present-day Aboriginal disadvantage to concepts such as power, myth, representation, • gather knowledge of ethical paradigms in Aboriginal culture, gender, race, colonialism and social structure research and how to conduct independent research • formulate logical arguments • clearly express ideas in discussion and writing • conduct independent research, making use of historical resources Trending second majors: Anthropology and Sociology; • demonstrate a knowledge of the causes of historical Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing; Fine Arts; Landscape change in a range of times and places Architecture; Law and Society uwa.edu.au/study/indigenous-knowledge Trending second majors: Classics and Ancient History; English and Literary Studies; Political Science and International Relations, Economics uwa.edu.au/study/history UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 23
24 Humanities and Social Sciences UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany Korean Studies CAREER OPPORTUNITIES You’ll learn to Linguist, cultural interpreter, university lecturer • demonstrate a good written and spoken linguistic competence in the Korean language Bachelor’s degree: Arts or Philosophy (Honours) • understand how culturally specific social structures affect interpersonal communication, and determine Learn to speak and write Korean while exploring Korean how to apply this knowledge to your own interactions societies, politics and culture, and developing an in a culturally sensitive manner understanding of the two Koreas’ place in the world. • identify key ethical, philosophical and social characteristics of Korean culture, society and history Why study this course • engage effectively in a professional manner in the key • South Korea is one of Australia’s most important debates on Korean history, society and culture, and trading partners, a cultural juggernaut of popular produce coherent and well-argued written work culture, and a world leader in innovation and research • demonstrate transferable skills such as digital literacy, in engineering, technology and medical sciences, information management, group working, research so graduates with good Korean linguistic and socio- skills and critical thinking cultural skills are highly sought-after in the local and global job market Trending second majors: Communication and Media • Gain the linguistic skills to succeed in Korea-related Studies; Economics; Linguistics careers after graduation, and a solid understanding of uwa.edu.au/study/korean-studies Korean society, culture, history and politics • Have the option of studying at one of UWA’s partner institutions in South Korea You'll study this major online which means you'll have the flexibility to study from anywhere.
Honours and postgraduate courses With an honours or postgraduate research degree you can build your knowledge and skills through coursework, or extend the understanding of your subject while demonstrating advanced analytical and project- management skills. Graduate diplomas Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Research degrees in If you have an undergraduate Once you have successfully Science degree, you can add a second major completed your Bachelor of Arts Research is an exciting journey of with a graduate diploma. degree and have demonstrated a discovery, where you’ll be working at strong academic performance in the ever-shifting boundary between Honours the final-year units of your major the known and the unknown. A Successfully completing an honours in English and Literary Studies UWA master’s degree recognises degree not only prepares you for or History, you can complete your thorough understanding of a higher-degree study at master’s an honours year in your chosen research field or area of professional and PhD level, but demonstrates specialisation. practice. to prospective employers a higher uwa.edu.au/study/m/science capacity for independent learning Bachelor of Science and research, along with enhanced (Honours) The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is problem-solving, critical-thinking, A Bachelor of Science (Honours) the University’s flagship research independent-learning and is a rewarding program for high- degree, which can be taken in the communications skills. achieving students majoring science field in Albany. This is a in Conservation Biology, pinnacle educational qualification, Honours involves undertaking Environmental Science or Marine which demonstrates that you an additional year of study (or Science. It features an intensive are a world-class researcher. The equivalent part time) at the end research focus, academic PhD comprises an independent, of your bachelor’s degree, and mentoring, extensive teamwork and supervised research project. incorporates coursework and communication skills development. uwa.edu.au/study/d/philosophy a dissertation. Your honours study will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills as an independent researcher under the supervision of an expert in science. uwa.edu.au/study/honours UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 25
26 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany UWA As educators, we believe we have an important role to play in our community, in educating and inspiring future Smart Start generations to become the best they can be. In helping you reach your goal, we look forward to introducing you to the challenges and excitement of academic study. Through our expert advice and guidance, we hope you'll achieve access to the degree of your choice. For many years, we have been assisting future generations to learn, absorb, imagine the impossible, and to achieve great things. Many of our students have gone on to become highly successful professionals in their chosen field. The next could be you! JENNIFER O'NEIL UWA ALBANY DIRECTOR The UWA Smart Start The course is delivered over two Typically, students may select program is an innovative semesters. The first semester units from the following offerings course that offers you: seeks to ensure a WACE level of (variations may occur from year to • the opportunity for entry into proficiency in each unit's subject year): undergraduate studies upon matter. The second semester units successful completion are designed to closely reflect the SEMESTER 1 • a supportive study environment sort of challenges that apply at • ANHB0034: Anatomy & Human • the opportunity to learn new skills undergraduate level. Biology 1 and experience the rewards of • AUST0061: Foundations of university life Students of any age who complete University Study 1 (compulsory) • contemporary coursework that the full course successfully are • AUST0071: Arts Elective 1 provides an excellent foundation eligible for entry into first-year • CHEM0036: Chemistry 1 for lifelong learning degree studies delivered through • MATH0012: Mathematics 1 UWA Albany. Students who gain • PHYS0030: Physics 1 About the course entry via this pathway may complete • SOCS0046: Social Sciences 1 UWA Smart Start is a highly an entire degree in Albany or can successful course that enables complete their degree studies in SEMESTER 2 members of the Great Southern Perth upon successful completion • ANHB0035: Anatomy & Human community to prepare for degree- of first-year degree studies (48 Biology 2 level studies at the UWA Albany credit points) in Albany. Aboriginal • AUST0062: Foundations of Campus. The course is run and Torres Strait Islander people are University Study 2 (compulsory) collaboratively with the School of encouraged to apply. • AUST0073: Arts Elective 2 Indigenous Studies, based in Perth, • CHEM0037: Chemistry 2 and has been running since 2009. • MATH0038: Mathematics 2 There are no fees for this course. • PHYS0031: Physics 2 • SOCS0047: Social Sciences 2 uwa.edu.au/albany/study-at- albany
UWA Albany Campus Situated in a biodiversity hotspot, UWA Albany enjoys some of the most spectacular beaches and scenery in Australia. You’ll learn in a high-tech environment right in the heart of Albany. You can experience all that regional Western Australia has to offer, while studying at university. uwa.edu.au/albany • Gain valuable skills by choosing one of our practical project units • Take advantage of small, supportive classes • Enjoy a relaxed lifestyle and close-knit community • Experience heritage, history and culture • Indulge in great food and coffee at Albany’s many cafés • Live in affordable and modern purpose-built accommodation opposite UWA Albany UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 27
28 UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany Student life UWA Albany is more than a university – Activities it’s your support network. Our close-knit Enjoy a variety of family-friendly, fun social events community is here to support you every organised by the UWA Albany Student Guild. step of the way. Library Services Accommodation UWA Albany students have access to a dedicated UWA Living in Albany’s dedicated student accommodation collection located in the Albany Public Library. You can means you can easily walk to uni, cafés and shops. also access resources from all of UWA’s collection located advancehousing.com.au/housing/student- in Perth. accommodation Spirituality and faith UWA is a multi-faith university that supports and welcomes students with diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds. Student clubs The UWA Albany Student Guild coordinates a variety of special-interest clubs that help you connect with like- minded students. UWA app Find events, connect with friends and discover all the tools to get ahead. Volunteering There are opportunities to get involved on or off campus to support a cause, organisation, charity or group. uwa.edu.au/albany/campus-life
Support services You’ll have plenty of support and help when you get to UWA. Here are just a few of the services we offer. Academic support Getting started One-on-one support, study skills workshops Take part in orientation activities, receive mentoring from (STUDYSmarter), extensive online resources and more. an experienced student (UniMentor) and support from the UWA team to help you settle into uni life. Career support Personalised career advice, industry mentoring, online Health and wellbeing resources, networking events, workshops and more. UWA Albany can provide you with mental-health support through access to local counsellors and psychologists. Course advice Advice on study plans, enrolment, scholarships, studying UWA Student Guild abroad, extracurricular activities and more. Run by students, for students, to make sure you have the best university experience possible. Disability support Perform at your academic best with support for any uwa.edu.au/students disability, whether a physical or mental-health condition. UWA can help, no matter if your condition is ongoing, temporary or episodic. UWA Albany Course Guide 2022–23 | uwa.edu.au/albany 29
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