Direct Pathways

If you already know what you’d like to study, our Direct Pathways combine your undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.

What is a Direct Pathway?

Starting with a flexible undergraduate degree before moving into your chosen postgraduate area means you’ll be more employable inside and outside your field.

Completing postgraduate study (your second degree) means you’ll stand out in the crowd due to your higher level of skills and knowledge.

From architecture to dentistry, teaching to psychology, and plenty in between, our Direct Pathways are ideal for the career-driven.

To study one of our 14 Direct Pathways, you’ll need an ATAR and to apply for the specific pathway through TISC, using its unique code.

Why study a Direct Pathway?

  • Apply for entry from high school
  • Gain an assured placement in your first and second degrees
  • Reduce the length of your course (in some cases)
  • No need to sit and pass certain exams for entry into your chosen course
  • Retain a flexible undergraduate degree before specialising in your field of interest

Professional pathways to postgraduate courses

If you’re unsuccessful in gaining entry into a Direct Pathway using your ATAR, you can always get into study in the same area using the professional, or graduate, pathway. This will involve entering your flexible three-year undergraduate degree (ATAR of 80.00 required), maintaining satisfactory grades and then applying for your postgraduate degree at the end of the last year of your bachelor’s degree.

Professional pathways

You can study a Bachelor of Science at UWA with majors in Engineering Science and Finance before completing a Master of Professional Engineering. This is five years of study with an average starting salary of $80,000 according to Graduate Careers Australia 2015. By comparison, you could study a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce at another university with five and a half years of study and an average starting salary of $60,000. You can study a Bachelor of Science at UWA with majors in Engineering Science and Finance before completing a Master of Professional Engineering. This is five years of study with an average starting salary of $80,000 according to Graduate Careers Australia 2015. By comparison, you could study a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce at another university with five and a half years of study and an average starting salary of $60,000. Graduate Careers Australia 2015 AVG. STARTING SALARY $80,000* AVG. STARTING SALARY $60,000* CAREER ENTRY (FIVE AND A HALF YEARS) BACHELOR OF Commerce BACHELOR OF Engineering U N IVE RSITYOTHER CAREER ENTRY (FIVE YEARS) MASTERS OF Professional Engineering BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Engineering Science and Finance majors YEAR 1 2 3 4 5 6
The Direct Pathway into Engineering was the perfect choice for me. It made the transition from my bachelor’s degree to the Master of Professional Engineering seamless, while also giving me the flexibility to complete a second major in Geology. Emma Guerini