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In the future

Students who combine a Psychology in Society major with the Psychological Science major can pursue further studies at honours level and progress to postgraduate study leading to professional qualifications in psychology. Professional postgraduate degrees are currently offered in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Industrial and Organisational Psychology which can be taken at master’s degree and PhD levels.



Thinking of becoming a clinical psychologist?

You must take both Psychological Science and Psychology in Society, followed by an honours year. Please indicate on the application form at the back if you wish to take both majors.



Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/psychologysociety

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Psychology: Mind and Brain

Psychology: Behaviour in Context

LEVEL 2 CORE UNIT AND OPTION

Psychological Research Methods



Plus one of the following:

Psychology: Lifespan Development

Adult Psychopathology

Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Psychology and Social Behaviour

LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS AND OPTIONS

Psychological Measurement and its Application

Psychological Science in the Modern World: Challenges and Controversies

Plus two of the following:

Psychology: Lifespan Development

Adult Psychopathology

Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Psychology and Social Behaviour

Quantitative Methods

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/quantitative-methods

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Quantitative methods refer to the range of mathematical and statistical techniques used to analyse data in a variety of subject areas such as science, economics, marketing, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, education and sport. This major provides you with practical, interdisciplinary research skills based on sound disciplinary foundations. The units are designed to empower you by ensuring you develop a broad range of skills and abilities that you will find useful and relevant to your own interests.



In the future

Demand for graduates trained in quantitative methods is high across a wide range of industries and professions including university research (biostatistician, quantitative analyst and more); medical research institutes (epidemiologist, statistician, quantitative researcher); finance (quantitative analyst, econometrician and more); Australian Bureau of Statistics, CSIRO; state government departments (Agriculture, Water and more); commercial statistical consulting, market research, opinion research in industries; and insurance companies.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours or postgraduate level in their chosen specialisation.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/quantitativemethods

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Statistics for Science

Problem Solving and Programming

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Analysis of Observations

Analysis of Experiments

LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS

Surveys


Communication and Problem Solving with Statistics

Statistical Significance

Advanced Data Analysis

Science Communication

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/science-comm

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

If you are creative, love science and want to work with people, Science Communication is for you. Science communicators use their knowledge of science to help raise the level of understanding about important issues in science—bridging the gap between the scientific community and the public. This major will teach you to communicate effectively with audiences ranging from children to scientists. Science Communication will provide you with experience in new media, written, oral and visual presentations, science performance and working with industry experts.

During your practicum (150 hours), you will be individually placed with organisations to enhance your networking and employment opportunities.

This major must be taken in conjunction with another science major, giving you both sound scientific knowledge and highly marketable communication skills.



In the future

As a Science Communication graduate you will be highly sought after by employers for your written and verbal communication skills. Your career could take any number of paths such as finding employment in science centres, environmental education, schools, research organisations including government agencies, non-government organisations, hospitals, industry and as journalists.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours or postgraduate level, including a Master of Science Communication or Master of Teaching, or degrees leading to the professional qualifications on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/sciencecomm

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Introduction to Scientific Practices

Psychology: Behaviour in Context

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Science Writing

Science Presentations

LEVEL 3 CORE UNIT AND OPTIONS

Communication Strategies for Change



Plus three of the following:

Science Communication Practicum

Exhibitions and Interpretation

Science and the Media

Science Performance

Sport Science

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/sport-science

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics74

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Do you want to work with elite athletes or the general public in the health and fitness sector? A Sport Science major will prepare you thoroughly for a successful career in the sport and recreation industries. You will have the knowledge, the skills and understanding you need for a career in areas such as sport management and delivery, and in service delivery essential for athlete preparation and specialised fitness industries.

The national award-winning Sport Science practicum provides you with valuable workplace experience, enabling you to integrate theoretical concepts with professional practice, interact with other professionals, and gain eligibility to apply for membership of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Placements are available in WA (at no cost) and overseas (at the student’s expense). When taken with the Exercise and Health major (see page 89) this leads to accreditation as an exercise scientist.

In the future

Sport Science graduates have the choice of three distinct career paths: you could enter the broad sport and recreation promotion, sport management and marketing sector; or you might prefer a career in athlete preparation as an exercise scientist; or the third pathway could see you move into graduate training in sport, recreation management, coaching or research.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours or postgraduate level including the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation, Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management, Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety, and Master of Exercise Science. Students may also consider other postgraduate options leading to the professional qualifications listed on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/sportscience

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

The Musculoskeletal System and Movement

Human Structure and Athletic Performance

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Motor Learning and Control

Biomechanics

Exercise Physiology



LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS

Biomechanical Principles

Sport Physiology

Professional Practice



COMPLEMENTARY UNITS

Students nominating Sport Science as their degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course must also study:

Physical Fitness and Health

Human Biology I: Becoming Human

Human Biology II: Being Human

Work and Employment Relations

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/employment-relations

Requirements

Prerequisites: None

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

The Work and Employment Relations major focuses on the dynamics of workplace relations between employers and employees as well as the wider impact of employment relations on the economy, society and politics. You will study how work is organised, the way employees are managed, the role of unions, how cooperation and negotiation can be developed, and how conflict can emerge and be managed. The nature of employment relations in both Australia and other countries is examined using institutional and sociological perspectives.



In the future

This major is beneficial for those aspiring to work in a management position or for those wishing to become involved in industrial law.

Students can choose to pursue further study at honours level or undertake a master’s degree such as the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations, Master of Commerce or Master of Business Administration (after managerial work experience). They may also consider other postgraduate options including degrees leading to the professional qualifications listed on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/employmentrelations

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Introduction to Employment Relations

Social Psychology of Work

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Australian Employment Relations

Work and the Law

LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS

Globalisation and Work

International Employment Relations

Managing Diversity

Negotiation: Theory and Practice

Zoology

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/zoology

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics75

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

A major in Zoology will provide you with the opportunity to study animals, including Western Australia’s unique fauna. Animals live in diverse habitats, ranging from deserts through to temporary wetlands and rainforests to the sea. The study of Zoology will provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of how structure and function, physiology, reproduction and behaviour equip animals to live in these habitats. Zoology also covers population and community ecology, molecular genetics, and the evolutionary processes that have engendered animal diversity. Zoology underpins society’s interest in conservation and marine science including major contributions to current research in fisheries and ecosystem management. This major includes field work and extended field trips.76



In the future

Zoology graduates are employed in environmental consultancies, fisheries, aquaculture and the resources sector. They may also work with government departments such as Environment and Conservation, State Fisheries, in museums and zoos, or in environment and conservation research agencies; others may join academic institutions.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours or postgraduate level. A master’s degree can be studied either by coursework (available specialisations include Zoology or Marine Biology) or by research (thesis and coursework in, for example, Ecology and Evolution or Zoology).

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/zoology

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Frontiers in Biology

Plant and Animal Biology

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Ecology


Animal Function and Structure

LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS

Animal Populations

Evolutionary Processes

Environmental Physiology

Behavioural Ecology

COMPLEMENTARY UNITS

Students nominating Zoology as their degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course must also study:

Science, Society and Communication

Science, Society and Data Analysis

Principles of Inheritance

Animal Ethics and Welfare

Postgraduate professional courses

Contents

Architecture 180

Dental Medicine 181

Engineering 182

Landscape Architecture 184

Law 185


Medicine 186

Nursing 188

Pharmacy 190

Podiatric Medicine 191

Psychology 192

Social Work 193

Teaching – Early Childhood 194

Teaching – Primary 195

Teaching – Secondary 196

Additional information 197 – 198


More information:

For details regarding the full range of postgraduate courses available go to www.studyat.uwa.edu.au



Architecture

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (MARCH) – COURSE DETAILS

UWA Course Code: 25520

CRICOS Code: 074099E

Course Length: 2 years

Intake Period: February and July

Mode of Study: Coursework

2013 Tuition Fees: AUD$29,310
Admission Requirements

Completion of a Bachelor of Design, majoring in both Architecture and Design (or equivalent degree or majors)

Architecture is a discipline concerned with the conceptualisation and design of individual buildings, urban configurations and landscapes in response to existing and emerging economic, technical and social needs and desires.

Architects provide their expertise in the design and development of projects and supervise all aspects of a building’s construction.

Architecture students are eligible for student membership of the Australian Institute of Architects while undertaking the course, and for graduate membership on completion. Master of Architecture graduates must complete a minimum period of practical experience and have successfully completed the oral and written examinations before becoming eligible to apply for registration as an Architect with the Architects Board of Western Australia.

Professional Accreditation

The Master of Architecture is recognised by the Singapore Board of Architects, the Malaysian Government, and the Board for the Control of the Engineering and Architects Professions in Thailand, the Royal Institute of British Architects and several other accreditation bodies. The Master of Architecture is recognised by the Commonwealth Association of Architects and covered by the Canberra Accord. For further information see www.comarchitect.org and www.canberraaccord.org



Additional information

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/pg/architecture

NB: The Architecture major can only be taken by Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) students concurrently enrolled in the Integrated Design major. It is not available for study as a second major.

Students who undertake a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) will take four years to complete their undergraduate degree.
Dental Medicine

COURSE DETAILS – DOCTOR OF DENTAL MEDICINE (DMD)

UWA Course Code: 90860

CRICOS Code: 072183C

Course Length: 4 years

Intake Period: January (48 weeks)

Mode of Study: Coursework and research

2014 Tuition Fees: AUD$62,700

Entry Requirements

English Language: IELTS - 7.0 (no band less than 7.0) or equivalent.

Graduate entry77:


  • Completion of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.5 (scale 7.0) or equivalent

  • Minimum GAMSAT score of 50 overall and 50 in each section; or MCAT with minimum scores of: 8-Verbal Reasoning; 8-Physical Sciences; M-Writing Sample; 8 Biological Sciences.

  • Structured interview

  • Manual dexterity and spatial awareness admission tests78


Assured entry pathways

A limited number of places in the DMD will be reserved for suitably qualified international school leavers (See page 197 for further details). Selection will be based on:



  • Suitable ISAT (International Student Admissions Test) score

  • Academic performance (see page 202)

  • A structured interview

  • Manual dexterity and spatial awareness admission tests12

Dentistry involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the mouth. This can include orthodontic treatment, replacement of missing teeth and the treatment of gum disease, and discoloured and damaged teeth. As personal appearance, speech and general health assumes greater importance, we are now demanding higher levels of professional care from dentists. The DMD is accredited by the Australian Dental Council.

Additional Information

www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/courses/postgraduate or www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/pg/dentistry

Engineering

COURSE DETAILS – MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING (MPE)

UWA Course Code: 61550

CRICOS Code: 009131E

Course Length: 2 years

Intake Period: February and July

Mode of Study: Coursework

2014 Tuition Fees: AUD$33,500

Entry Requirements

Completion of an undergraduate degree, majoring in Engineering Science or Computer Science (for the Software Engineering program), or equivalent, in addition to the University’s requirement for English language competence79


professional accreditation

As is standard practice for new courses, Engineers Australia accreditation of the MPE is provisional until it can be considered for full accreditation on graduation of the first cohort in 2014/2015.

Engineering is the creative application of science and mathematics to design solutions to global challenges.

From building the world’s largest man-made structures to its smallest electronic devices, from moving people across the globe to sustaining their local environment, engineers are constantly challenged by new problems that require not only scientific skills but also imagination, inspiration and creativity.

Engineering prepares you to work anywhere in the world, with people from diverse backgrounds.

To be successful you will need not only outstanding technical skills and design expertise but also an interest in working with people.

Nearly all the value from engineering arises through the actions of other people so you will need to develop excellent communication and people management skills. You will work in teams and will learn to negotiate with staff, contractors, clients and suppliers to ensure efficient and timely solutions to technical challenges.

UWA’s engineering courses are developed in consultation with a wide range of industry leaders. The courses include:



  • A component where students work in industry to develop hands-on experience

  • Opportunities to work on a range of exciting and creative industry-based projects

  • Guest lecturers from global organisations speaking about recent innovations

The following specialisations are available:

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Mining Engineering

  • Software Engineering

Employment may be found in a variety of sectors including mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, power generation, consulting, environmental management, investment finance and research.

Additional Information

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/pg/engineering

Landscape Architecture

COURSE DETAILS – MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (MLARCH)

UWA Course Code: 25550

CRICOS Code: 074759G

Course Length: 2 years

Intake Period: February and July (commencing 2015)

Mode of Study: Coursework

2015 Tuition Fees: TBC

Entry Requirements

Completion of a bachelor’s degree majoring in Landscape Architecture (or equivalent degree and majors), with a final minimum weighted average of 60 per cent in units comprising the major, in addition to the University’s requirement for English language competence


Landscape architecture focuses on all aspects of landscape and land use planning, design and management. Landscape architects work on a variety of scales, ranging from major regional projects to urban developments which include industrial, commercial, recreational and residential environments.

The Master of Landscape Architecture is professionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) for 2013–2016. Graduates will satisfy the educational requirements for AILA graduate membership as the first step towards applying for professional recognition as a Registered Landscape Architect, if they have completed a Bachelor of Design majoring in Landscape Architecture followed by the Master of Landscape Architecture degree. AILA has a range of classes of membership including students, graduates and affiliates.

After finishing the Master of Landscape Architecture, graduates must complete at least two years of professional practice before being eligible to become a Registered Landscape Architect.

Additional information

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/pg/landscape
NB: Students who undertake a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) will take four years to complete their undergraduate degree.

Law

COURSE DETAILS – JURIS DOCTOR (JD)

UWA Course Code: 20820

CRICOS Code: 072184B

Course Length: 3 years

Intake Period: February

Mode of Study: Coursework

2014 Tuition Fees: AUD$28,720
Entry Requirements

English Language: IELTS – 7.5 (7.5 in the Reading and Writing bands and 7.0 in the Listening and Speaking) or equivalent

Standard entry: Completion of a three-year (or more) undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 5.5 (out of 7.0). A competitive selection process will apply.

Assured entry pathways

A limited number of places in the JD will be reserved for appropriately qualified students at the time they are admitted to their undergraduate course. Selection will be based on academic performance (see page 202).

Graduates with a law qualification have more than just career opportunities—studies in law allow for the development of many important intellectual skills. Good lawyers possess proficient language skills, clear thought processes and the ability to resolve complex problems which have both a legal and a human component.

UWA’s Juris Doctor will provide a challenging and focused environment for postgraduate studies in law by a diverse range of students who will enter the course with the benefit of wider life experience. Most people who study law hope to practise as professional lawyers with a firm of lawyers, at the independent bar, or as a legal adviser in a company or in the public service. The Juris Doctor meets the pre-admission academic qualifications for the practice of Law in Australia.

Law graduates have a diverse range of career destinations including academia, private consultancies or lobby groups, private legal practice, the private sector including banks and finance institutions, accountancy firms, large resource companies, state or federal government departments or instrumentalities and trade unions.

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