Undergraduate - your first degree

Set yourself apart with a UWA degree. Our courses are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to succeed locally, nationally and internationally.

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Find out all you need to know about studying your first degree at UWA. Here you’ll learn everything from our vibrant student lifestyle to our internationally recognised course model.

Your future starts here

Year 12 graduates

If you're a Year 12 school leaver, make UWA your first preference. 

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Mature-age

If you're over the age of 20 and are ready to start your first degree, begin your application now through our online portal.

Mature-age applications

International

If you're from overseas and are ready to pursue your studies with us, apply now through our online portal.

International applications

Our global reputation

Our unique course structure prepares you for jobs of the future.

Our graduates are among the highest paid in Australia.

We are the highest ranked university in the State. 

What sets us apart?

At UWA, we attract students with high aspirations. We aim to meet these aspirations by being a research-rich university and offering our students:

  • integrated learning through a balanced environment of theory and practice
  • knowledge on applying research to their life and community
  • critical thinking skills
  • the chance to learn with thought leaders

At UWA, you'll not only study towards a degree but have the opportunity to gain valuable experience towards your future career.

Develop your professional experience while at university. We offer a range of services to help you achieve your career goals before and after you graduate.

Careers Centre

Develop certain skills, build self-awareness of your work interests and preferences, and begin decision-making and career planning.

UniMentor

Get paired with a UniMentor (a current student) to help you settle in as soon as you accept your offer.

Careers and Employability Award

Have the activities and hands-on learning you've undertaken appear on your transcript at graduation.

Internships and work integrated learning

Formal supported opportunities to experience a workplace and develop your technical and soft skills.

Careers Fair

Meet potential employers on campus, apply for summer internships and work with big-name brands.

Resources

CareersHub (job listings), workshops, online resources, interview skills and more.

Social media

LinkedIn workshops and personal branding (you can get your LinkedIn photo taken).

Design your degree

Create a world-class undergraduate degree and graduate with globally recognised qualifications. Then continue your study with a postgraduate degree that will prepare you for the jobs that don’t yet exist.

Unique course structure for a truly global career

At UWA you can study one of five bachelor's degrees: Arts, Biomedical Science, Commerce, Science or Philosophy (Honours). All bachelor’s degrees consist of 24 units, comprising your major(s), core units and a mix of additional units.

Majors and core units

You can choose to complete one or two majors, each of which consists of eight core units. If you choose one major, you will complete 16 additional units. If you choose two majors, you will complete eight additional units.

First major

Your first major is a specialty area for when you know what career you’re pursuing or if you want an in-depth understanding of a particular topic of interest.

Second major

Second majors allow you to pursue multiple interests and can be anything you like. You can choose a subject that complements your first major or something completely different, such as a language or music. Maybe you really enjoy maths and want to try that out – it’s completely up to you.

Additional units

Three types of additional units make up your degree: Broadening, Complementary and Elective.

Broadening units

Learn about various ideas and ways of learning, and prepare yourself for the challenges of a global workforce. Study abroad, try out a language or complete units offered by the School of Indigenous Studies.

Complementary units

These units go hand-in-hand with your major/s and give you extra knowledge to help you complete your degree.

Elective units

Choose (almost!) anything you like to expand your knowledge in a new field.

 


Direct Pathways

We offer assured places for Year 12 students wishing to pursue a professional career in a range of fields. These allow you to reserve a place in – or progress to – your desired professional postgraduate degree (your second degree). 

Direct Pathways  

 

Your future starts here

Year 12 graduates

If you're a Year 12 school leaver, make UWA your first preference. 

Find out more

Mature-age

If you're over the age of 20 and are ready to start your first degree, begin your application now through our online portal.

Mature-age applications

International

If you're from overseas and are ready to pursue your studies with us, apply now through our online portal.

International applications