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Classics and Ancient History

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/classics

Requirements

Prerequisites: None

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

UWA is the only university in Western Australia where you can study Classics and Ancient History. This major combines the languages, literature, history, art and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman civilisations to give you a holistic picture of this vibrant and eternally relevant era. These two cultures lie at the very foundation of the modern world and we are surrounded by their legacy—from the Olympic Games to the alphabet, from democracy to Christianity, from theatre to the rule of law. We can also learn from them as they struggled with many of the same crucial issues as we do today such as globalisation, the ‘clash of civilisations’ and the decline of great powers.



In the future

Graduates find employment in industries such as secondary and tertiary education, business and commerce, government departments, the media, and public and private sectors in the arts and culture.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours level or other postgraduate options including degrees leading to professional qualifications listed on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/classics

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNIT and option

Glory and Grandeur



Plus one of the following:

Myths of the Greeks and Romans: Story, History and Reinvention

Latin 133

LEVEL 2 OPTIONS (select two)

The Golden Age of Athens

The Foundations of the Roman Empire

Latin 2


Latin 3

Greek 1


Greek 2

LEVEL 3 OPTIONS (select four)

The Roman Revolution

The Majesty of the Roman Empire

Alexander the Great

The Emergence of Greece

Roman Archaeology

Roman Britain

Ancient Epic

Greek Theatre

Latin 4


Greek 3

Greek 4


COMPLEMENTARY UNIT

Students nominating Classics and Ancient History as their degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) must also study:

Communication in Practice



Communication and Media Studies

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/media-studies

Requirements

Prerequisites: None

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Communication and Media Studies is one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving areas of study in today’s media-driven world. What we know of the world, and how we act in it, is critically related to our use of communication technologies, from language to screen, and from text to social networks. This major provides you with practical communication skills along with essential theoretical knowledge and includes training in the use of the latest digital multimedia technology. Students often work collaboratively on creative projects which allow them to gain experience in communication technology and media production while critically reflecting on the relationship between communication, media and culture.



In the future

Communication and Media Studies will prepare you with the skills essential for success in a rapidly changing international media and communications environment. Graduates are well sought after in areas such as journalism, the media, advertising, public relations, multimedia, public administration, business, government and education.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a master’s degree such as Master of International Journalism, Master of International Relations or Master of Commerce, and the degrees leading to professional qualifications on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/mediastudies

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Human Technology: Debating Communication

Cultures, New Media and Communications

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Communication and Mass Media

Digital Media

LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS

Case Studies in Communication

Communication Studies Project

Designing Virtual Play

Journalism in Practice

Computer Science

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

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Professional Accreditation

Australian Computer Society

Computing software and systems are becoming increasingly integral to the world in which we live, work and communicate. This major will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to participate in this revolution, developing your knowledge of theoretical, algorithmic, implementation and systems principles. If you wish to play a role in developing new computing technologies or specialise in enterprise-level programming, systems, software engineering or research careers, then Computer Science is the major for you.

In the future

Destinations for graduates include large software development houses such as Google, Microsoft, Motorola and Thales, as well as many smaller computing, mining and resources, and consulting companies.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours or postgraduate level, including the Master of Professional Engineering1 and the degrees leading to professional qualifications on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/computerscience
Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering

Programming and Systems

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Databases

Data Structures and Algorithms

LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS

Professional Computing

Networks and Security

Algorithms, Agents and Artificial Intelligence

Graphics and Animation

COMPLEMENTARY UNITS

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

Discrete Structures

Engineering Challenges in a Global World

Introductory Mathematics Specialist



Conservation Biology

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/conservation

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics34

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Conservation biologists integrate knowledge of biological sciences, natural resource management, social sciences and economics in order to develop strategies for the maintenance and restoration of species, their habitats and ecosystems. Human activity and population growth are increasing the pressure on natural ecosystems and many biologists believe we are currently experiencing the sixth global mass extinction. According to Conservation International, the South West of Western Australia is one of the world’s 34 ‘Biodiversity Hotspots’ making WA an ideal living laboratory for your studies. If you are interested in field work and want to help mitigate biodiversity loss by actively participating in the management and research of threatened species and communities, the Conservation Biology major is for you. This major includes field work and field trips.35



In the future

Conservation Biology graduates are employed by government departments, botanic gardens, zoos and research agencies. In addition, the mining sector, private environmental companies and regional natural resource management groups provide a range of employment opportunities.

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 Plant Conservation Biology, Marine and Coastal Management, Zoology or Environmental Management), or by research (thesis and coursework in, for example, Conservation Biology or Environmental Science).

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/conservation

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Frontiers in Biology

Plant and Animal Biology

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Ecology


Conservation Biology

LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS

Saving Endangered Species

Ecosystem Restoration

Ecological Processes

Wildlife Conservation and Management

COMPLEMENTARY UNITS

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

Science, Society and Communication (unless Science Communication is taken as a second major)

Science, Society and Data Analysis

Global Climate Change and Biodiversity

Principles of Inheritance (Crawley campus only)

Geographic Information Systems (Albany campus only)



Economics Single major

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/economics-double
Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics36

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

The Economics major will develop your capacity to understand the fundamental workings of the economy and markets, and implications of economic policy. You can choose to gain an overall understanding of the field or select units that allow you to specialise in applied economics, international business economics, money and banking, policy economics, or quantitative economics.

The single major in Economics can be combined with a major in Finance (see page 91) if you are interested in pursuing a career as a financial economist. The Economics major can also be combined with majors such as Agricultural Science (see page 40) or Political Science and International Relations (see page 161) to equip you with understanding and skills in more specialised areas.

For students intending to pursue careers as economic advisers in leading economic policy institutions such as the Reserve Bank, Treasury or Productivity Commission, or to pursue PhD studies in economics, a double major in Economics (see pages 78 to 79) is recommended.



In the future

A major in Economics will prepare you for work in financial institutions, government departments, international agencies and the private sector as a forecaster, analyst or consultant. Economics graduates find employment in various companies, management consulting firms, all areas of government, banking and stockbroking.

Students can choose to pursue further study at honours level or undertake a master’s degree such as the Master of Economics, Master of Commerce or Master of Business Administration (after managerial work experience).

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/economics

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Macroeconomics: Money and Finance

Microeconomics: Prices and Markets

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS AND OPTION

Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications

Microeconomics: Policy and Applications

Plus one of the following:

Business Econometrics

Business Economics

Rise of the Global Economy



LEVEL 3 OPTIONS

Select three (including at least one from Economic Policy, International Finance, or International Trade):

Advanced Mathematics for Economists

Applied Macroeconomics

Applied Microeconomics

Asia in the World Economy

Development Economics

Econometrics

Economic Policy

Finance and Economics for Minerals and Energy

Game Theory and Strategic Thinking

History of Economic Ideas

Intermediate Mathematics for Economists

International Finance

International Trade

Monetary Economics

Money, Banking and Financial Markets



COMPLEMENTARY UNITS

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

Economic and Business Statistics

Financial Accounting

Marketing Management

Organisational Behaviour

Economics Double major37

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/economics-double
Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

A double major in Economics provides you with a concentrated program of study in economics and is designed for students seeking to become professional economists and pursue specialist careers in government and business as consultants, analysts and policy advisers.

You will study microeconomic and macroeconomic frameworks to analyse economic problems, and produce and communicate economic research for fellow economists, business professionals and policymakers. You will develop the capacity to analyse economic issues that pertain to the domestic and world economies.

The double major in Economics will provide you with rigorous research and analytical training, and is ideal for students wishing to work in economic policy or pursue economic studies at the PhD level.



In the future

Career paths may include employment as economists, consultants and analysts and economic advisers in government and industry. Our graduates have found employment in the Australian and State Treasuries and the Reserve Bank, as well as in economic consultancies and major companies.

Students can choose to pursue further study at honours level or undertake a master’s degree such as the Master of Economics, Master of Commerce or Master of Business Administration (after managerial work experience), or the degrees leading to professional qualifications on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/economicsdouble

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Macroeconomics: Money and Finance

Microeconomics: Prices and Markets

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications

Microeconomics: Policy and Applications

Business Econometrics

Business Economics

Rise of the Global Economy



LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS AND OPTIONS

Applied Macroeconomics

Applied Microeconomics

Intermediate Mathematics for Economists



Plus four of the following options (including at least one from Economic Policy, International Finance or International Trade):

Advanced Mathematics for Economists

Asia in the World Economy

Development Economics

Econometrics

Economic Policy

Finance and Economics for Minerals and Energy

Game Theory and Strategic Thinking

History of Economic Ideas

International Finance

International Trade

Monetary Economics

Money, Banking and Financial Markets

COMPLEMENTARY UNITS

Students completing a double major in Economics within the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course must also study:

Economic and Business Statistics

Financial Accounting

Marketing Management

Organisational Behaviour

Engineering Science

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/engineering

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics OR at least Mathematics, with any missing prerequisites taken as elective units in the first year (this will restrict your choice of a second major).

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Professional accreditation

On completion of the Master of Professional Engineering:

Engineers Australia

Institution of Chemical Engineers

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; engineering affects every aspect of our lives. This major develops your intellectual, practical, scientific and project management skills along with your imagination, creativity and communication. It provides you with fundamental engineering knowledge and develops your problem-solving skills through a combination of theoretical foundations and practical, hands-on courses, and industry projects. A decision to study Engineering Science at UWA will enable you to proceed to a master’s degree qualification in this highly sought-after profession.



In the future

The primary role of an Engineering Science major is to provide a foundation for the accredited Master of Professional Engineering38 (see page 182), which enables you to practise as a professional engineer. Employment opportunities are endless, with work available in the mining and resources industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing, power and water utilities, and electronics and telecommunications industries.



Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/engineering

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Engineering Challenges in a Global World

Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Energy


Motion

LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS

Select one of the following:



A: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Mechanisms and Machines

Materials and Manufacturing

Fluid Mechanics

Solid Mechanics

B: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING39

Fluid Mechanics

Mass and Energy Balances

Chemical Process Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Heat and Mass Transfer

C: CIVIL ENGINEERING

Solid Mechanics

Structural Analysis

Geomechanics

Hydraulics

D: MINING ENGINEERING

Solid Mechanics

Geomechanics

Resource Extraction Technologies

Data Collection and Analysis

E: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING40

Geomechanics

Hydraulics

Data Collection and Analysis

Environmental Systems
F: Electric and electronic ENGINEERING

Electronic Materials and Devices

Signals and Systems

Electric Machines

Circuits and Electronics

COMPLEMENTARY UNITS

Students completing Engineering Science as their degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course, or as their second major in the other degree courses, must also study:

Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity (for students in Chemical Engineering); or

Physics for Scientists and Engineers (for students in pathways other than Chemical Engineering)

Mathematical Methods 1

Mathematical Methods 2

Computer Analysis and Visualisation



English and Cultural Studies

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/english

Requirements

Prerequisites: None

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Studying English and Cultural Studies will enrich your understanding of literary, cinematic and theatrical traditions across the globe. This major includes units in the literatures of Britain, America, Australia and postcolonial societies; creative writing and theatre; and popular culture and film. They offer a detailed knowledge of the many forms of imaginative writing and performance, and their social importance. This major will extend your creative, analytical and communication skills.



In the future

Graduates are highly successful in obtaining a wide range of jobs from teaching to management; journalism and advertising to the public service. Many graduates proceed from studies in English to specialised training in a profession such as law, psychology, librarianship, education, publishing, journalism, industrial relations or theatre and media work.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours level or other postgraduate options including degrees leading to professional qualifications listed on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/english

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 OPTIONS (select two)

Journeys: Texts Across Place and Time

Making Form/Breaking Form: Literature Production and Genre

Meaning and Medium

Reading Creatively/Writing Creatively

LEVEL 2 OPTIONS (select two)

American Literature: the Search for Justice

Australian Literature: Classic and Popular

Australia and Home

Creative Writing: Theory and Practice

Meaning and the Moving Image

Narrative and Culture in Pre-modern England

Reading Popular Culture

Romanticism and Change in the Long Nineteenth Century

Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies

Transcultural Literatures

Twentieth-century Narratives: Making it New

World Theatre: Cultures and Contexts

LEVEL 3 OPTIONS (select four)

Autobiographical Writing

Interpretations: Literary Theory

Love and Death in the Renaissance: Reading the Early Modern Period 1450–1700

Making Theatre and Performance

Modernism

National and Transnational Cinemas

Poetry and Poetics

Reading the Middle Ages

Regionalism in Australian Literature

Shakespeare: Text to Stage and Screen

Texting the Global

Victorian Dreams and the Technological World

COMPLEMENTARY UNIT

Students nominating English and Cultural Studies as their degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) must also study:

Communication in Practice



Environmental Science

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/environment

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics41

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Environmental Science assesses the impact of human activity on the global environment and develops scientific, risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable global environment. Environmental scientists concern themselves with issues such as climate change, carbon trading, greenhouse gas emissions, land and water resource management, salinity, land degradation and rehabilitation, flora and fauna, habitat destruction, deforestation, energy and mineral depletion, air and water pollution, soil erosion and groundwater contamination. This major includes field work and extended field trips.42


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