International Students The Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome



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Undergraduate scholarships

To mark its centenary, The University of Western Australia is offering a number of undergraduate scholarships to suitably qualified students from:


UWA Business School International Undergraduate Scholarships

www.business.uwa.edu.au/students/prizes/international

Singapore

Malaysia

Indonesia

Thailand

Vietnam


Mauritius

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and leaderships potential, and are valued at up to AUD$15,000 over three years.



Study Area Index

Our Courses

Bachelor of Arts 26

Bachelor of Commerce 28

Bachelor of Design 30

Bachelor of Science 32

Bachelor of Philosophy

(Honours) 34

A

Aboriginal Health and

Well-being 36

Accounting 38

Agricultural Science 40

Anatomy and Human Biology 42

Anthropology and Sociology 44

Applied Computing 46

Archaeology 48

Architecture 50

Asian Studies 52

B

Biochemistry and

Molecular Biology 54

Biomedical Science

(double major) 56

Botany 60

Business Law 62

C

Chemistry 64

Chinese 66

Classics and Ancient History 68

Communication and

Media Studies 70

Computer Science 72

Conservation Biology 74



D

Dentistry*



E

Economics 76

Economics (double major) 78

Engineering*

Engineering Science 80

English and Cultural Studies 83

Environmental Science 85

European Studies 87

Exercise and Health 89

F

Finance 91

French Studies 93

G

Gender Studies 95

Genetics 97

Geography 99

Geology 101

German Studies 103



H

History 105

History of Art 107

Human Geography and

Planning 109

Human Resource

Management 111

I

Indigenous Knowledge and

Heritage 113

Indonesian 115

Integrated Design 117

Italian Studies 119



J

Japanese 121



K

Korean 123



L

Landscape Architecture 125

Law*

Law and Society 127



Linguistics 129

M

Management 131

Marine Science 133

Marketing 135

Mathematics and Statistics 137

Medicine*

Medieval and

Early Modern Studies 139


Microbiology and

Immunology 141

Music – Music Studies 143

Music – Specialist Music

Studies 145



N

Natural Resource

Management 147

Neuroscience 149

Nursing Science*

P

Pathology and

Laboratory Medicine 151

Pharmacy*

Pharmacology 153

Philosophy 155

Physics 157

Physiology 159

Podiatric Medicine*

Political Science and

International Relations 161

Population Health 163

Psychological Science 165

Psychology in Society 167



Q

Quantitative Methods 169



S

Science Communication 171

Social Work*

Sports Science 173



T

Teaching*



W

Work and Employment

Relations 175

Z

Zoology 177


* These courses are offered at postgraduate level following completion of an undergraduate degree. See pages 179 – 198.

Bachelor of Arts

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/arts
UWA course code: BP001

CRICOS Code: 003005D

Length of course: 3 years full-time

Intake period: February and July

2014 tuition fees: AUD25,9809
The Bachelor of Arts degree focuses on how human beings create, recognise and negotiate social meanings and values. It offers students a diverse range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, languages and music.

The humanities deal with the histories, literatures and cultures of human civilisation, while the social sciences study sociology, anthropology, political behaviours and other forms of human behaviour and organisation.

With a choice of eight different modern European and Asian languages in the degree you can learn a new language and study its related popular culture, art, film and literature. You may also choose to study a classical language including Greek and Latin.

The School of Music provides opportunities for developing performance skills in instrumental or vocal studies, composition, and the study of musicology and music education.

As a student, you are exposed to a broad range of learning styles, from traditional lectures to interactive tutorials and practical workshops involving digital media. UWA academic staff members are not only dedicated teachers but many are renowned scholars and researchers who are international leaders and experts in their fields.

Why study Arts?

Studying Arts equips you for every aspect of life. It enables you to discover your talents, interests and abilities and develop them fully, and helps you develop highly sought-after skills such as critical thinking, communication, reasoning ability and problem solving.

You can choose to undertake the Arts Practicum as part of your course, allowing you to earn credit towards your degree while working on a supervised project in a workplace of your choice. Participating workplaces include Museums Australia, The West Australian, local radio stations and the Perth International Arts Festival. Through the Arts Practicum you will apply skills and knowledge from your degree, learn new skills and make valuable workplace connections. Many Arts students elect to study abroad for one or two semesters at one of the renowned universities with which we have an exchange agreement.

What can I study?

The Bachelor of Arts is very flexible with a choice of 27 degree-specific majors listed above (see pages 36 to 178 for details on each major). You will also have the opportunity to choose a second major from this list or from the majors available in the Bachelors of Commerce, Design or Science.



Entry requirements

You need to demonstrate you have met the academic entry and English language competency requirements on pages 202 – 203).

Before nominating your degree-specific major (and second major where relevant) you must have satisfied any specified prerequisites for your chosen major.

Beyond your Bachelor of Arts

Arts graduates are equipped with a well-rounded education and excellent communication, research and technological skills. Successful graduates include prime ministers, ambassadors, authors, composers, journalists, anthropologists, historians, public relations managers, policy advisers and teachers, to name just a few. Graduates who opt to further their study have a choice of options at honours and postgraduate level.

For information on pathways to postgraduate professional degrees, refer to the section at the back of this publication or obtain a copy of our 2014–2015 International Postgraduate Prospectus.


Degree-specific majors

Anthropology and Sociology 44

Archaeology 48

Asian Studies 52

Chinese 66

Classics and Ancient History 68

Communication and Media Studies 70

English and Cultural Studies 83

French Studies 93

Gender Studies 95

German Studies 103

History 105

History of Art 107

Human Geography and Planning 109

Indigenous Knowledge,
History and Heritage 113

Indonesian 115

Italian Studies 119

Japanese 121

Korean 123

Law and Society 127

Linguistics 129

Medieval and Early Modern Studies 139

Music—Music Studies 143

Music—Specialist Music Studies* 145

Philosophy 155

Political Science and


International Relations 161

Psychology in Society 167

Work and Employment Relations 175

*The Specialist Music Studies major can only be taken by Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) students concurrently enrolled in the Music Studies major. It is not available for study as a second major.



Bachelor of Commerce

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/commerce
UWA course code: BP002

CRICOS Code: 003006C

Length of course: 3 years full-time

Intake period: February and July

2014 tuition fees: AUD30,86010

The UWA Bachelor of Commerce delivers a global perspective on business providing you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need to pursue a career within the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors. A degree in Commerce offers you the flexibility to engage with a broad range of disciplines. You will gain a strong and relevant education, providing you with the scope to enter a wide range of business-related fields.

You will learn from leading academics, have opportunities to develop industry networks and graduate with an internationally recognised degree. The strong links between UWA and the business community will provide you with an educational experience that extends beyond academic excellence.

Graduate opportunities are diverse and exciting which will set you apart from the crowd and prepare you for success in the global marketplace.



Why study Commerce?

The Bachelor of Commerce focuses on the factors that drive economic behaviour at both an individual and organisational level. Your studies will equip you with the analytical, communication and problem-solving skills to effectively identify issues, source information and find efficient and practical solutions. The course has been tailored in consultation with representatives from leading local and international organisations, ensuring you will graduate with an industry-relevant degree. We recognise the importance of continued learning throughout your career and the Bachelor of Commerce is designed to enhance your ability to understand new developments, pursue further studies and become a leader in your field.

Students can choose to participate in SIFE UWA (Students in Free Enterprise), a non-profit organisation that aims to empower local communities by improving their quality of life through entrepreneurial and educational outreach projects. In 2011, SIFE students took on an international project providing education and economic support to empower women and families living in the slums of Kenya.
What can I study?

The Bachelor of Commerce offers eight degree-specific majors listed above (see pages 36 to 178 for details on each major). You will also have the opportunity to choose a second major from this list or from the majors available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science.


Entry requirements

You need to demonstrate you have met the academic entry and English language competency requirements on pages 202 – 203).

Before nominating your degree-specific major (and second major where relevant) you must have satisfied any specified prerequisites for the major.
Beyond your Bachelor of Commerce

From developing marketing strategies, delivering professional accounting advice and managing business teams, to understanding the stock market and the economy, Bachelor of Commerce graduates will be highly employable across the scope of business-related activities. You will have opportunity to gain work in industries across the world including energy and resources, financial services, consulting, information management, and marketing and communications.

UWA graduates also gain employment in the public sector in fields such as education and training, health care and social assistance, arts and recreation, accounting and finance, and transport. Some students, including those wanting to specialise in a particular field, may decide to continue with postgraduate study at UWA.

For information on pathways to postgraduate professional degrees, refer to the section at the back of this publication or obtain a copy of our 2014–2015 International Postgraduate Prospectus.


Degree-specific majors

Accounting 38

Business Law 62

Economics 76

Economics (double major) 78

Finance 91

Human Resource Management 111

Management 131

Marketing 135

Bachelor of Design

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/design
UWA course code: BP003

CRICOS Code: 068912J

Length of course: 3 years full-time

Intake period: February and July

2014 tuition fees: AUD29,31011

The Bachelor of Design offers you a rich combination of experiences in creativity, the humanities and the sciences. The course is suitable for students who are interested in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, engineering and design in general.

Design is influenced by the needs of cultural and technological advancement. As a UWA Design student your practical, hands-on studies will be enriched by leading research practice. The course encourages innovative ways of thinking and practising across a number of design areas. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Design you will begin your career ready to address contemporary issues, and contribute to the development of the built environment in an independent and creative way.

Why study Design?

Careers in Design are challenging and rewarding. The Bachelor of Design at UWA blends its strong focus on studio programs with comprehensive studies in theory, history, construction and technology. You will be given many opportunities to devise and produce objects, places, spaces and processes in response to economic, technical and social needs and desires. You will also develop your individual viewpoint and an understanding of how the values of society affect the principles of design.

Students have access to a range of specialised equipment including laser cutters, 3D printers and a fully-equipped workshop, as well as a full-time technician on hand to assist you. You will also have the benefit of the Cullity Gallery to exhibit your work.

What can I study?

The Bachelor of Design offers three degree-specific majors listed above (see pages 36 to 178 for details on each major). You will also have the opportunity to choosea second major from this list or from the majors available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Science courses. Students wishing to gain professional accreditation in architecture will need to complete both the Architecture and Integrated Design majors, before proceeding to the Master of Architecture course.



Entry requirements

You need to demonstrate you have met the academic entry and English language competency requirements on pages 202 – 203).

Before nominating your degree-specific major, and second major where relevant, you must have satisfied any specified prerequisites for the major (see pages 36 to 178 for detailed descriptions and prerequisites of majors).

Beyond your Bachelor of Design

This degree is a starting point for students who plan to pursue a professional qualification in architecture or landscape architecture as well as further studies in urban design, which can be undertaken at postgraduate level after completion of the Bachelor of Design. UWA offers an internationally respected design degree with many of its graduates achieving success across the globe.

For information on pathways to postgraduate professional degrees, refer to the section at the back of this publication or obtain a copy of our 2014–2015 International Postgraduate Prospectus.
Degree-specific majors

Architecture* 50Integrated Design 117

Landscape Architecture 125

*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.



Bachelor of Science

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/science
UWA course code: BP004

CRICOS Code: 068914G

Length of course: 3 years full-time

Intake period: February and July

2014 tuition fees: AUD25,98012

The Bachelor of Science gives you the opportunity to harness the skills and knowledge necessary to make a real contribution to the global challenges facing humanity. You can specialise in areas ranging from cutting-edge pure and applied science to new multidisciplinary fields of science. Strong communication and research skills embedded throughout each major will prepare you for many diverse and exciting career options.



Why study Science?

Scientists begin with what is known and try to go beyond that point to extend the boundaries of human knowledge. Science is for those who have a sense of adventure, and a desire to explore, think creatively and get to the root of things. As a scientist you will study the nature of the universe, its properties, the life that exists within it, and the laws that govern the behaviour of all matter. During your studies you will investigate the big issues confronting our planet including climate change, diagnosis and treatment of disease, healthy lifestyles, food sustainability, and conserving biodiversity. The importance of science in determining the wellbeing of our society is recognised by industry, business and government.

UWA is ranked first in Australia in Life and Agricultural Sciences and boasts staff who are among the world’s leading teachers and researchers. Their research and knowledge, as well as access to state-of-the-art facilities, will form an integral part of your learning experience.

What can I study?

The Bachelor of Science offers 31 degree-specific majors listed above (see pages 36 to 178 for details on each major). You will also have the opportunity to choose a second major from this list or from the majors available in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce or Design courses.



Entry requirements

You need to demonstrate you have met the academic entry and English language competency requirements on pages 202 – 203). Before nominating your degree-specific major (and second major where relevant) you must have satisfied any specified prerequisites for the major (see pages 36 to 178 for detailed descriptions and prerequisites of majors).



Beyond your Bachelor of Science

The skills you gain when studying the Bachelor of Science, such as reason, logic, observation, analysis, resourcefulness, communication, creativity, imagination and experimentation, form the foundation of a great science education and are highly valued and sought after by employers. Science graduates are in demand worldwide with job opportunities across a wide range of sectors.

You can enhance your career opportunities with further study at honours or master’s degree level, either by coursework or research. A master’s degree by research or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) will enable you to move into a career in scientific research.

For information on pathways to postgraduate professional degrees, refer to the section at the back of this publication or obtain a copy of our 2014–2015 International Postgraduate Prospectus.




Degree-specific majors

Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing 36

Agricultural Science 40

Anatomy and Human Biology 42

Applied Computing 46

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 54

Biomedical Science (double major) 56

Botany 60

Chemistry 64

Computer Science 72

Conservation Biology 74

Engineering Science 80

Environmental Science 85

Exercise and Health 89

Genetics 97

Geography 99

Geology 101

Marine Science 133

Mathematics and Statistics 137

Microbiology and Immunology 141

Natural Resource Management 147

Neuroscience 149

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 151

Pharmacology 153

Physics 157

Physiology 159

Population Health 163

Psychological Science 165

Quantitative Methods 169

Science Communication


(available as second major
only in the BSc) 171

Sport Science 173

Zoology 177

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/bphil
UWA course code: BP005

CRICOS Code: 098916E

Length of course: 4 years full-time (inclusive of Honours)

Intake period: February

2014 tuition fees: AUD29,29013
The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) is a challenging and research-oriented four-year degree. The course offers an innovative curriculum with an individually designed academic program, focusing on your chosen area of specialisation.

In addition to innovative research project work, the course includes a scholarship-supported study abroad experience, a cash award, academic mentoring, high-level communications training, professional skills development and an on-campus residential experience prior to the start of first semester (usually in the week prior to orientation).

This highly competitive course is unique in Western Australia and represents an exciting and distinctive experience for outstanding students.

Why study the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)?

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) will ensure you develop high-level research and communication skills that prepare you for the challenges of achieving the highest international standards of excellence. While many Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) graduates will choose to pursue further studies or a career in research, the intensive focus of the degree on developing analytical, teamwork and communication skills will ensure you are highly employable upon graduation. Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) graduates will also have the option to pursue postgraduate coursework studies in addition to the many research opportunities at UWA.



What can I study?

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) gives you the freedom to choose a major from any field of study within Arts, Commerce, Design or Science. It is an integrated Honours degree with research embedded throughout the four-year course.

You will complete the first-level unit—Global Challenges, Research and Leadership—in first semester and take part in a group research project, beginning with a five-day residential program held at one of the University residential colleges. The Summer Residence is an integral part of the unit and is designed to introduce you to the academic expectations of this degree as well as give you the opportunity to meet your fellow students.

During the four-year course you will participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects, work closely with a research mentor from your chosen field of study, develop your own research project with an academic supervisor, present your research orally, develop a research abstract/poster, develop a web presence for your research, produce a research dissertation, undertake an overseas study experience and have the opportunity to meet international research leaders visiting the University.


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