University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia

Introduction:
UWA is home to 21,000 students in nine faculties: Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering, Computing and Mathematics; Life and Physical Sciences; Law; Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; and Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

The main campus is situated on the Swan River in Crawley and is about 20 minutes from the city centre by public transport. There is also a regional centre in Albany, on the southern coast of WA which offers a reduced range of degrees.

Starting in 2012, UWA is implementing a new degree structure, similar to the University of Melbourne Model. As an undergraduate, you can now enrol in one of five three-year Bachelor degrees: Arts, Commerce, Science, Design and Philosophy (Honours). Each degree consists of one or two majors, each major consists of eight units and the second major can be from one of the other Bachelor degrees. Each of these degrees will include four “Broadening units” (units from a faculty in which you are not enrolled), to give students a wider educational experience. Top that off with four electives for double majors or twelve for a single major and you'll have completed one of UWA's new degrees.

Arts & Education

Arts & Education

UWA is a research-intensive university that focuses on linking academic research to undergraduate teaching and this faculty is no exception. Six academic journals are produced from within the Schools of Humanities and Social and Cultural Studies, and many of the undergraduate teaching staff are widely published.

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Law

Law

The Faculty of Law at UWA offers some of the most prestigious qualifications in WA. Notable alumni from this faculty include Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia and Robert French, the current Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.

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Business & Economics

Business & Economics

UWA's business school has over 5,500 students enrolled at all levels. A wide range of disciplines are taught at the School, including Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management and Organisations and Marketing.

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Science

Science

The Faculties of Science at UWA is made up of the Faculty of Life and Physical Science, and the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Science. In 2011, the Faculties of Science were ranked first in Australia and 33rd in the world for Life and Agricultural Sciences by Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings.

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Engineering

Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics is made up of six schools: Civil and Resource Engineering; Computer Science and Software Engineering; Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering; Mathematics and Statistics; and Mechanical and Chemical Engineering.

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Architecture & Design

Architecture & Design

The Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Visual Art offers the new undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Design, as well as a range of professional, coursework and research postgraduate degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Art History and Visual Art.

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