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Introduction

Whether you're a budding radio astronomer or architect, an aspiring mechanical engineer, historian or molecular biologist, you can rest assured you'll get a first-class education at UWA.

UWA graduates have the highest employment outcomes of all Western Australian university graduates and go on to excel in all walks of life - as citizens within their communities and as innovators and leaders within business, industry and government. In recent years, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research has ranked UWA first in Australia for undergraduate student quality and second in Australia for the quality of its undergraduate programs.

But it's not just the excellent teachers and researchers and the high standard of our students and graduates that will leave their impression upon you. It's also the creative approach to learning, innovation and research. Life outside the lecture theatre will also enrich you. Sporting, academic and social clubs, the art galleries, museums, music events, public lectures - and of course the beautiful, tranquil grounds - provide the perfect backdrop to a world-class education.

When you graduate, you will have lifelong friends, precious memories and a sense of achievement that will empower you for the rest of your life.

In 2012 The University of Western Australia introduced an exciting new range of courses, preparing graduates for the challenges of a changing world. Our new courses are progressive, flexible and benchmarked against the world's best. More information on UWA is available in the 2016 Undergraduate Course Guide, which has been sent to all secondary schools in Western Australia, or at the Future Students website: www.studyat.uwa.edu.au.

You, your family and friends are most welcome to visit the University during the UWA Open Day, to be held on the Crawley campus on Sunday 14 August 2016. This annual event includes demonstrations, displays, concerts and a host of other interactive activities. Presentations throughout the day will give information about our courses, areas of specialisation, the admissions procedure, mature age entry, study abroad and student perspectives of studying at UWA. Information is available on the UWA Open Day website at: www.open.uwa.edu.au.

If you have any questions about any of the information contained in this website, please feel free to contact the UWA Admissions Centre on (08) 6488 2477 (Country callers: 1800 65 3050).

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Admission requirements

Start here

UWA welcomes applications from School Leavers and Mature-Age students. We have outlined the required ATAR for guaranteed entry to most of our courses. However, for entry into the Bachelor of Philosophy, competition for places is very strong and a higher ATAR may be required. Here are some tips to make sure your application has the greatest possible chance of success:
  1. Read the information on this website and the summary of UWA's admission requirements. Note the important dates so that you don't miss a crucial deadline. If you fail to respond by a particular date this may jeopardise your chances of securing a place.
  2. Consult UWA's 2017 Undergraduate Course Guide for more information about any of the courses on this website. Also check the UWA Future Students website for the latest information on our new courses.
  3. Check that you've the prerequisites or recommended courses for your intended area of study (see individual course entries on the UWA website or via Course Search), and that you satisfy the University's English language competence requirement.
  4. If you've any questions at all, contact the Admissions Centre.

Classification of applicants

Most applicants to UWA are considered in two groups:

You're a Group 1 applicant if you've never undertaken any tertiary level study (diploma or above), and you're:
  • a WACE/TEE student (school leaver) with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)/Selection Rank;
  • an International Baccalaureate Diploma student;
  • a Mature Age ATAR student (four WACE courses/TEE subjects). Mature Age students whose ATAR/Selection Rank is based on two WACE courses/TEE subjects are Group 2;
  • an interstate school leaver with an ATAR;
  • a student whose qualification is considered equivalent to the WACE (this includes New Zealand NCEA, GCE A-levels and US Advanced Placement subjects).
Group 1 applicants are ranked for selection according to their ATAR (or equivalent).

You're automatically a Group 2 applicant if you've ever undertaken any tertiary level study (diploma or above). You'll also be considered in Group 2 if your highest qualification is one of the following:
  • a Mature Age ATAR student (two WACE courses/TEE subjects). Only Mature Age students whose ATAR/Selection Rank is based on four WACE courses/TEE subjects are Group 1;
  • STAT as your only qualification;
  • AQF/TAFE qualifications (diploma level or higher);
  • non-standard WA school qualifications;
  • tertiary qualifications; or
  • any other qualifications (including overseas qualifications not considered equivalent to WACE).
Group 2 applications are assessed on an individual basis. The assessment will take into account performance at secondary or tertiary level, where applicable. Note that entry to the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) and most Direct Pathways are only available to Group 1 applicants.

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English language competence

Successful university study demands a high level of English language skills. For this reason, it's a University requirement for all applicants that you demonstrate satisfactory performance in a UWA-approved test of English before an offer can be made for non-provisional entry.

If you're a Group 1 applicant (refer Classification of applicants), the requirement is a scaled score of 50 or more in WACE English, Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect, or the required mark in an accepted interstate or overseas equivalent or satisfactory performance in an alternative UWA-approved test of English. A list of approved tests is available at www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/elc.

Many Group 2 applicants will be able to demonstrate English language competence through satisfactory performance in the required English subjects when they were at school. If you're not able to demonstrate English language competence in this way, then you'll need satisfactory performance in an alternative UWA-approved test of English. A list of approved tests is available at www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/elc.

Past and current students of The University of Western Australia

Apply directly to UWA if you:
  • Have graduated from another university and want to apply for Honours at UWA; or
  • Deferred your offer in 2016 and now wish to take up the same course in 2017 (The UWA Admissions Centre will contact you throughout the year regarding this process); or
  • Are a current UWA student in 2016 and wish to transfer into a different course at UWA.

Apply through TISC if you:
  • Have been studying at another university and now want to apply for entry to a UWA undergraduate course; or
  • Withdrew from a UWA course without passing or failing any units (ie without academic penalty); or
  • Were offered a place at UWA in 2016 but deferred the offer and want to apply for another course at UWA; or
  • Are, or were, a UWA Access student and now applying for an undergraduate degree course; or
  • Have graduated (or expect to graduate at the end of 2016) from UWA or any other university and are applying for a second undergraduate degree (students wishing to complete the same degree for a second time should contact UWA Admissions); or
  • Want to restart incomplete UWA degree studies; or
  • Are not a current UWA student but commenced a UWA course previously and want to change to a different UWA course.

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UWA's courses

Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Design and Science

The University of Western Australia has a flexible, streamlined course structure, which has been developed to ensure our graduates continue to compete successfully in a competitive global environment. Five undergraduate degrees are available: the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Design (BDes), Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BPhil(Hons)).

The Medical Sciences major is also available for students wanting to undertake Health-related courses. Students can complete this major within any of the Undergraduate degrees at the University, however places within the major are limited. Students receiving an offer through a Direct Pathway into Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatry or Pharmacy will be guaranteed a place in the Medical Sciences Major. A number of places will also be available for students not gaining a direct pathway place through the Medical Sciences major TISC codes.

Some professional qualifications, previously offered at undergraduate (first degree) level, are now delivered at postgraduate (second degree) level, which means you'll complete an undergraduate degree first, then proceed to the postgraduate course. These areas include Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatric Medicine, Teaching and Law. Other professional qualification pathways (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering and Music) comprise a structured sequence of undergraduate and postgraduate study. This enables you to complement your focussed professional training with breadth of study, which encourages the development of a range of skills sought after by employers.

During your undergraduate degree, you'll complete at least one major as well as a number of units (subjects) designed to broaden your educational experience. A major is a structured sequence of eight units in a particular field of study. A degree-specific major is one chosen from the list of majors attached to particular degrees. For example, the Physics major is a degree-specific major within the Bachelor of Science. You must complete one major from the list of degree-specific majors for your degree. Beyond that, you can either choose to complete your degree with a variety of units (called electives) or you can complete a second major drawn from any of the standard majors, even if it's from another degree. You'll also complete four broadening units, drawn from any degree area outside your 'home' degree.

The following information will help you decide which preferences to choose in order to study at UWA in 2017.

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

For the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course you can choose any undergraduate major (and a second major, if you wish) from any field of study in Arts, Commerce, Design or Science. This will be integrated into a research-intensive course that includes innovative interdisciplinary project work, a scholarship-supported study abroad experience and intensive academic mentoring - all at the highest standards of excellence.

Forty-four places will be available in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BPhil(Hons)) for Group 1 students. If you've enrolled in tertiary study at an institution other than UWA (unless you enrolled but subsequently withdrew before obtaining any results), you're not eligible to apply for entry to the BPhil(Hons). UWA students should see below.

You need a minimum ATAR/Selection Rank of 98.00; however, due to the limited number of places, achieving the minimum ATAR/Selection Rank isn't a guarantee of securing a place. See www.studyatuwa.edu.au/bphil for details of the BPhil(Hons) selection process.

A small number of additional places will be available to school leaver students from low socio-economic status, rural or indigenous backgrounds. The standard minimum ATAR may not apply for these students. If you believe you meet one of these criteria and are interested in the BPhil(Hons), check the relevant BPhil(Hons) course entries. Also see www.studyatuwa.edu.au/bphil for further information.

Please note: there are separate codes for the BPhil(Hons) leading to one of the Direct Pathway Postgraduate courses, Ten 'transfer' places will be available to students who've completed their first year of study at UWA (that is, who've completed 48 credit points). A minimum Weighted Average Mark of 75 is required for consideration; however, achieving the minimum requirement isn't a guarantee of selection. Transfer applications will be handled directly by the University, not through TISC. Please see www.studyatuwa.edu.au/bphil for details.

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Direct pathways

A limited number of Direct Pathway places in the postgraduate Master of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Master of Professional Engineering, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Juris Doctor (Law), Master of Pharmacy, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine,Psychology (Honours), Master of Social Work, Master of Teaching and Master of Translation Studies courses will be allocated to well-qualified Group 1 students when they enter UWA.

Direct entry places will be offered to all students, Group 1 and 2 applying for the Engineering Direct Pathway who meet the ATAR and prerequisite requirements.

See the entries, below, for further information on the selection processes for these pathways. If you secure a Direct Pathway place you'll be able to elect which undergraduate degree to complete when you accept your offer. Note that there are separate codes to be used if you wish to apply for a Direct Pathway place via the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours).

If you don't secure a Direct Pathway place, don't worry, places in these courses will still be available for you to apply for towards the end of your undergraduate degree.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture

The Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Visual Arts Faculty offers a number of Direct Pathways to the Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture to eligible Group 1 applicants. You require a minimum ATAR/Selection Rank of 92.00 to be eligible for a Direct Pathway to these courses. If you've enrolled in tertiary study (unless you enrolled but subsequently withdrew before obtaining any results), you're not eligible to apply for a Direct Pathway and must instead compete for entry to the Master of Architecture or Landscape Architecture following completion of your bachelor degree.

If you're successful in obtaining a place via one of the Direct Pathways for School Leavers, you'll undertake a UWA Bachelor of Design and will be guaranteed entry to the Master of Architecture degree, or complete any Bachelor degree to be guaranteed entry to the Master of Landscape Architecture. Progression rules from the undergraduate degree may apply. The offer isn't transferable to another Direct Pathway.

Engineering

UWA's strength in preparing sought-after Engineering graduates continues in 2017. If you're thinking of studying Engineering, use code UWMEA for studies in the Bachelor of Arts, UWMEC for Commerce UWMES for Science or UWMEP to complete the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). These are the main entry points to the professional pathway to Engineering, which consists of the Engineering Science major in one of these undergraduate degrees, followed by the Master of Professional Engineering.

You need a minimum ATAR/Selection Rank of 92.00 and completion of the minimum prerequisite for the Engineering Science major, Mathematics: Methods, to be eligible for the Engineering Direct Pathway. Students applying for the Direct Pathway are advised to also apply for standard entry through one of the bachelor degrees.

You're able to complete the Engineering Science major as a degree-specific (primary) major within the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), or as a second major within any of our undergraduate degrees. For example, if you want to combine studies in Engineering with studies in Management, you can take Management as your degree-specific major within the Bachelor of Commerce, with Engineering Science as a second major, then complete your Engineering studies in the Master of Professional Engineering.

When you accept your offer, you'll be able to nominate which major you want to enrol in. Whichever way you choose, provided you complete your Engineering Science major satisfactorily, once you complete your undergraduate course you'll be eligible for entry1 to the two-year Master of Professional Engineering course, and qualify as a professional engineer.

The Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic and Mechanical Engineering specialisations received full accreditation from Engineers Australia in 2016. Provisional accreditation for the Environmental, Mining and Software Engineering specialisations remains until the required number of students graduate.

1Students in the Direct Pathway are guaranteed progression to the MPE; students not in the direct pathway are required to achieve an average of at least 60% in their bachelor degree studies.

Law

The Faculty of Law offers a number of Direct Pathways to the Juris Doctor (JD) degree to eligible Group 1 applicants. You require a minimum ATAR/Selection Rank of 97.00 to be eligible for a Direct Pathway to the JD. If you've enrolled in tertiary study (unless you enrolled but subsequently withdrew before obtaining any results), you're not eligible to apply for a Direct Pathway and must instead compete for entry to the JD following completion of your bachelor degree (or during the final year of your degree) as well as taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

If you're successful in obtaining a place via one of the Direct Pathways for School Leavers, you'll undertake a UWA bachelor degree and will be guaranteed entry to the Juris Doctor provided you achieve a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 in your bachelor degree. (A GPA of 5.5 is equivalent to an overall subject average of approximately 65%). The offer isn't transferable to another Direct Pathway.

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Medicine and Dentistry

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offers a number of School Leaver Pathways to the Doctor of Medicine and the Doctor of Dental Medicine to eligible Group 1 applicants. Note that if you've enrolled in tertiary study (unless you enrolled but subsequently withdrew before obtaining any results) you're not eligible to apply via the School Leaver Pathways and must instead apply via the Graduate Pathways following completion of your bachelor degree (or during the final year of your degree). The School Leaver Pathways to medicine and dentistry are:
  • Direct Pathway (High Academic Achievement): a pathway available to all school leaver applicants who obtain a minimum ATAR of 99.00 (other selection criteria apply).
  • Choose Medicine... Choose Dentistry Broadway pathway: a pathway available to school-leaver applicants who have completed the whole of Year 12 including WACE at one of the identified Broadway UWA secondary schools. For a list of Broadway UWA schools visit the Future Students Broadway website. You must be studying at a Broadway UWA school to be eligible to apply for this entry pathway. If you want to be considered for the Broadway Pathway you'll need to submit an Eligibility form to the Faculty by 30 September 2016. The form is available from www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/admissions. Applicants require a minimum ATAR/Selection Rank of 96.00.
  • Choose Medicine... Choose Dentistry Rural pathway: a pathway available to school leavers if their principal home address has been in a defined rural area of Australia (ASGC-RA 2-5)* for a minimum of 5 years consecutive or 10 years cumulative. You can find the ASGC-RA code of a particular area at: http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/Publishing.nsf/Content/locator . Please enter the POSTCODE(S) of your residence(s) on the 'doctorconnect' website to determine your ASGC-RA score (not the suburb). For information on eligibility for the Pathway, see our website at www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/admissions If you want to be considered for the Rural Pathway you'll need to submit an Eligibility form to the Faculty by 30 September 2016. The form is available from www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/admissions. Applicants require a minimum ATAR/Selection Rank of 96.00.
If you're successful in obtaining a place via one of the school leaver pathways you'll undertake a UWA bachelor degree and be guaranteed entry to the Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Dental Medicine provided you achieve a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 in your bachelor degree, equivalent to an overall subject average of approximately 65%. The offer will be for either the Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Dental Medicine and isn't transferable to another Direct Pathway.

The duration of The Doctor of Medicine and Dental Medicine is 4 years full-time, however students completing the Medical Sciences Major will be able to complete the course in 3 years.

Selection Criteria and Process: The following selection procedures apply for all domestic School Leaver Direct Pathway applicants. There are three components: a written test (UMAT), an academic threshold and a structured interview. Additionally, entry to dentistry requires a fourth component: successful completion of a Spatial Awareness test.
  • Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT)
    Only applicants who sat UMAT in 2016 will be eligible for an Direct Pathway position in Medicine or Dentistry in 2017. To ensure that your UMAT result is matched to your TISC application, it's important that you use the same name for your TISC application that you used when applying for UMAT, and include your UMAT candidate number on your TISC application.
  • Academic Threshold
    You'll need a minimum ATAR of 99.00 to be included on the final ranked list for the Direct Pathway (High Academic Achievement). You'll need a minimum ATAR/Selection Rank of 96.00 in order to be included on the final ranked list for the Choose Medicine... Choose Dentistry Rural and Broadway Pathways. You must be ranked high enough on both the School Leaver Pathway and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) final ranking lists to secure an Direct entry place within the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). As a WACE student, you'll need to authorise your school to send your predicted ATAR to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Download the form to submit to your school from our website. Your school should then provide the Faculty with your predicted ATAR by 2 November 2016.
  • Structured Interview
    Offers for interview are based on UMAT score with the provision that you've met, or are predicted to meet, the minimum academic threshold. Note that, as medicine and dentistry each have different quotas and different numbers of applicants, the UMAT threshold for each course may be different. Therefore if you've applied for both medicine and dentistry you may receive an interview for one course and not the other. This will be made clear at the time of offer of the interview. See the Faculty's admissions website for further information about the interview.
  • Spatial Awareness Tests
    If you've applied for dentistry you'll be required to pass a spatial awareness test. The test is a threshold test only and won't be used in your final ranking. If you have a medicine only preference you won't need to undertake these tests. Further information on the tests is available on the Faculty's admissions website.
Final Rankings: Final rankings for non-rural applicants will be based upon performance in UMAT, performance at an interview and academic results and will be weighted 20:40:40 respectively. Final ranking for rural applicants will be based upon performance in UMAT, performance at an interview, academic results and Rural Rating and will be weighted 15:30:30:25 respectively. Only interviewed applicants are included in the final ranked list. Note that applicants interviewed for dentistry only can't be included on the medicine ranked list and therefore can't be considered for a place in the medicine course. Likewise applicants who are interviewed for medicine only can't be considered for a place in the dentistry course.

Indigenous Pathway: In addition to the School Leaver Pathways listed above, there are alternative Pathways available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. These are available through the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (www.camdh.uwa.edu.au). The Faculty encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider applying for entry to medicine or dentistry.

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Music

There are a number of ways for you to study Music at UWA, whether you're aiming to be a professional musician or would like to use music as a complement to other studies. There are two majors in music available within UWA's new courses: Music Studies and Specialist Music Studies.

The most extensive music study program available is to take the Specialist Music Studies major together with the Music Studies major. This will provide you with an in-depth music-focused degree program, in which you can specialise in performance, composition or musicology. This study path is the equivalent of the former Bachelor of Music (BMus) course, with added practical opportunities and professional skills development. Subject to satisfactory progress, you'll be entitled to individual instrumental/vocal/composition tuition throughout your degree. You need to pass an audition to enter this pathway. If you're applying to study composition, you'll also need to submit a portfolio of original creative works. Use the code UWMUS to apply for Specialist Music Studies together with the Music Studies major.

If you'd like to combine other studies with music, it's possible to take the Music Studies major alongside other majors. You can take Music Studies as your degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Arts and then have the option of choosing a second major from within the Arts degree or from within the Bachelor of Commerce, Design or Science. If you take Music Studies as a degree-specific major, you'll receive practical lessons (performance or composition) during your first year and for this you'll need to pass an audition. If you're applying to study composition you'll also need to submit a portfolio of original creative works. Use the code UWMUS to apply for Music Studies major as your degree-specific major. If you take Music Studies as a second major, you don't complete individual lessons in music performance or composition and an audition isn't required. Music Studies is a degree-specific major within the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), but can be taken as a second major in any other undergraduate degree.

Some music units, including practical ensembles, (Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Choir and Jazz Band), as well as popular and world music, are also available as broadening units, if you're studying a degree other than the Bachelor of Arts. Some ensembles may require an audition.

Music auditions
Obtain an audition form from the UWA School of Music (Ph: (08) 6488 7835) or download one from www.music.uwa.edu.au. Details concerning the audition process are also outlined on the website. Submit your completed audition form to the School of Music by Friday 16 September 2016. Contact the School of Music if you're unsure about which music options might be most appropriate for you or if you've any questions about the audition process.

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Pharmacy, Podiatry and Social Work

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offers a number of Direct Pathways to the Master of Pharmacy Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Master of Social Work to eligible Group 1 applicants. You require a minimum ATAR/Selection Rank of 94.00 to be considered for a Direct Pathway to the Master of Pharmacy and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, and an ATAR/Selection Rank of 92.00 to be eligible for a Direct Pathway to the Master of Social Work. If you've enrolled in tertiary study (unless you enrolled but subsequently withdrew before obtaining any results), you're not eligible to apply for a Direct Pathway and must instead compete for entry to one of these courses following completion of your bachelor degree.

If you are applying for the Direct Pathway to the Master of Pharmacy you will be required to attend an interview. The Faculty will contact you in November with information regarding the interviews, which will be conducted in December. Applications for the Direct Pathway into the Master of Pharmacy must have this course listed as a preference by 11.00pm on Friday 30 September 2016.

The duration of The Doctor of Podiatric Medicine is 3 years full-time, however students completing the Medical Sciences Major will be able to complete the course in 2 years.

If you're successful in obtaining a place via one of the Direct Pathways for School Leavers, you'll undertake a UWA Bachelor degree and will be guaranteed entry to the postgraduate degree provided you achieve a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 in your bachelor degree. (A GPA of 5.0 is equivalent to an overall subject average of approximately 60%). Students in the Direct Pathway to the Master of Social Work are guaranteed progression upon completion of their Undergraduate degree. The offer isn't transferable to another Direct Pathway.

Psychology (Honours)

The School of Psychology offers a number of Direct Pathway Places to the Psychology (Honours) program to eligible Group 1 applicants. You require a minimum ATAR/Selection Rank of 95.00 to be eligible for the Direct Pathway to Psychology (Honours). If you've enrolled in tertiary study (unless you enrolled but subsequently withdrew before obtaining any results), you aren't eligible to apply for a Direct Pathway and must instead compete for entry to the Psychology (Honours) program following completion of your bachelor degree (or during the final year of your degree).

If you're successful in your application for a Direct Pathway, you must complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, completing both, the Psychological Science and the Psychology in Society majors, before proceeding to the Psychology (Honours) course. However you must complete your UWA undergraduate degree and maintain a grade-point average of at least 5.5 (equivalent to weighted average of approx 65%). The offer isn't transferable to another Direct Pathway.

Teaching

The Faculty of Education offers a number of Direct Pathways to the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary) to eligible Group 1 applicants. You require a minimum ATAR/Selection Rank of 92.00 to be eligible for a Direct Pathway to the Master of Teaching. If you've enrolled in tertiary study (unless you enrolled but subsequently withdrew before obtaining any results), you're not eligible to apply for a Direct Pathway and must instead compete for entry to one of these courses following completion of your bachelor degree.

If you're successful in obtaining a place via one of the Direct Pathways for School Leavers, you'll undertake a UWA Bachelor degree and will be guaranteed entry to the Postgraduate degree. Progression rules from the undergraduate degree may apply. The offer isn't transferable to another Direct Pathway.

Translation Studies

The Faculty of Arts offers a number of Direct Pathway places to the Master of Translation Studies to eligible Group 1 applicants. You require a minimum ATAR/Selection Rank of 90.00 to be eligible for a Direct Pathway to the Master of Translation Studies. If you've enrolled in tertiary study (unless you enrolled but subsequently withdrew before obtaining any results), you're not eligible to apply for a Direct Pathway and must instead compete for entry to one of these courses following completion of your bachelor degree.

If you're successful in obtaining a place via one of the Direct Pathways for School Leavers, you'll undertake a UWA Bachelor of Arts and will be guaranteed entry to the Masters degree.

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General Information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

Places are available in all undergraduate courses for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who don't meet the University's normal entrance requirements through the School of Indigenous Studies' Provisional entry scheme. Entry is also available through Mature-age Access Program (MAP), and other standard pathways as well as successful completion of UWA's Aboriginal Orientation Course. The Aboriginal Orientation Course is a six to 12 month bridging course and is available for those applicants who require additional preparation for degree studies.

Obtain further details and application forms from the School of Indigenous Studies, Shenton House, UWA, telephone (08) 6488 3428, (08) 6488 2467 or toll free 1800 819 292. Contact the School of Indigenous Studies by email sis@.uwa.edu.au or download information from the School of Indigenous Studies website: www.sis.uwa.edu.au.

Albany Centre

In 2016, you'll be able to complete a full Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor in Commerce or Bachelor of Science degree (in selected majors) in Albany. (Check www.albany.uwa.edu.au for details.) At least the first year of most majors in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science degrees is available in Albany. Postgraduate programs available include Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, Anthropology, English, History and a Master of Teaching. All programs are available subject to sufficient enrolments.

The Centre also provides a cost-free university preparation course (UWA Smart Start) which is designed as an entry pathway into the UWA degree courses. Apply for undergraduate study in Albany through TISC using the relevant course codes, which are listed in the individual course information under Course Search.

The Albany Centre is located at 35 Stirling Terrace in Albany's historic precinct. An accommodation register is available for students wishing to relocate to Albany. The Albany Centre's Open Day will be held on Thursday 25 August 2016. Contact the Centre directly on (08) 9842 0888 or email: albany.centre@uwa.edu.au for more information, or visit the website at www.albany.uwa.edu.au.

Alternative entry: Broadway UWA

The Broadway scheme allows eligible students from a Broadway-identified Western Australian school to receive an automated ATAR adjustment if the school at which they completed their final WACE examinations is considered a Broadway School. Eligible students with an ATAR of 75.00 to 79.95 will receive an adjusted selection rank of 80.00 to allow them to receive an offer into the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science. Eligible students with an ATAR of 80.00 or above will also receive a positive adjustment to their selection rank. If you're eligible for Broadway UWA, you'll be advised of this on your Universities Admission Advice Letter, which you'll see when you check your WACE results at the end of the year. To see whether your school is a nominated Broadway UWA school, and to find out further details, see www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/broadway.

Alternative entry: Uway

You can apply for alternative entry to an undergraduate degree course through UWay if your academic achievements have been adversely affected by certain disadvantages. This applies to Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) (or equivalent qualification) students, including mature-age WACE students, or students with previous tertiary study.

Find more information about the scheme (including application forms for download and application deadlines) at www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/uway. UWay application forms are also sent to principals of WA secondary schools in Term 3.

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Credit transfer/advanced standing

UWA awards credit on a case-by-case basis. See Advanced standing/credit transfer.

Deferred entry

If you deferred a place at UWA in 2016 and you now want to take it up, you're guaranteed to be re-offered a place as outlined in your deferral confirmation letter provided you didn't enrol or didn't continue enrolment in any degree (either undergraduate or postgraduate) or diploma-level study since you deferred your place. If you're simply taking up your deferred place, you re-apply directly to UWA. See www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/deferral. If you wish to apply for other courses as well as your deferred course, apply through TISC. You apply for other courses by placing the relevant codes as higher preferences than the code of your deferred course. These higher preferences will be considered in competition with other applicants, but you'll have the assurance of your guaranteed place in your deferred course if your application for higher preferences isn't successful.

If you're considering taking a gap year in 2017, you'll find details of the deferral process included with your offer. If you're offered a place and choose to defer, you must notify the Admissions Centre of this by the deadline specified on your offer.

Diploma in Modern Languages

The Diploma in Modern Languages provides the opportunity for you to study language units concurrently with a UWA undergraduate degree program. The languages available are Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese and Korean. There are no prerequisites for entry to this course, as all languages can be taken at Introductory or Intermediate level and some language can be studied at the near-native speaker level. Apply for the diploma at the time of enrolling in your degree or after a semester or two of study. A diploma normally adds one year (two semesters) to the duration of your degree course.

Enrolment

We'll provide you with all the information you need to complete your enrolment if you're made an offer for UWA. If you won't be in Western Australia during January/February 2017, you will be able to accept your offer online and enrol online using the link provided in your offer. You will, however, have to enrol in the course in person at UWA before the start of semester one.

Note that you'll need to present proof of Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian Permanent Residence status at the time of enrolment.

External studies

The University of Western Australia doesn't offer external studies.

False documents or declarations

See Fraudulent applications.

Fees and charges

See Paying for university study.

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Honours

If you've completed a bachelor degree at another institution, and wish to complete your Honours year at UWA, download an application pack from www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/courses-and-careers/honours.

Part-time study

Part-time study is available in most courses if you wish to take fewer units in the academic year and so extend your degree studies over a greater period of time. Please be aware, however, that most classes are conducted during normal teaching hours (ie between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday).

Permanent residency

If you're applying for Direct Pathways to Medicine or Dentistry you must be granted permanent residency by 30 September 2016, the closing date for application to these courses. Applicants for all other courses must be granted Australian permanent resident status by 25 January 2017, the final closing date for application for admission through TISC. If you haven't achieved permanent residency by this date, you should apply as an international student for a full-fee place through the UWA International Centre at www.international.uwa.edu.au.

If you lodge/have lodged an application for permanent residency you must advise the International Centre of this, and keep the Centre informed of the progress of your application. Failure to do so could result in any offer of a place being withheld or withdrawn. If you're a potential migrant, note that an offer and acceptance of a full-fee paying international place doesn't guarantee a place in a Commonwealth-funded course if you subsequently attain permanent residency.

Postgraduate courses

Apply for postgraduate courses directly to UWA. See www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/postgrad for details.

Residential colleges

UWA's five residential colleges are situated right next to the Crawley Campus: St Catherine's College, St George's College, St Thomas More College, Trinity and University Hall, (formerly Currie Hall). The colleges offer a unique learning experience, adding new dimensions to your UWA study through a range of academic, cultural and sporting activities, networks of support and great social experiences. You'll make friends from around the world while enjoying a secure living and learning environment. For further information see www.housing.uwa.edu.au/on-campus.

Scholarships and awards

Information on the scholarships and awards offered by UWA is sent to senior high schools in Western Australia in August. Check the UWA scholarships website www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au for details on scholarships and awards that will be available to them in 2017. Also refer to Scholarships on this website.

UWA Mature-age access program (UWA-MAP)

The University offers mature-aged people (aged 20 or more before 1 March 2017), with little or no previous background in tertiary study, the opportunity to commence study on a trial basis. Successful completion of a provisional enrolment program, and satisfaction of course requirements will enable full enrolment in your degree course with credit for units already passed. Please check www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/map or contact UWA Admissions Centre for complete eligibility criteria and further details.

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Further information

Further information on courses at The University of Western Australia is contained in the UWA 2017 Undergraduate Course Guide, available from the University's Admissions Centre. Additional information can be found in the Undergraduate Handbook at http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au. Queries on matters not covered on this site or the above publication should be directed to:

Admissions Centre
Telephone: (08) 6488 2477 Country residents: 1800 653 050
Website: www.studyat.uwa.edu.au
Online queries: www.ask.uwa.edu.au

CRICOS Provider Code: 00126G

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