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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 2014 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 11 August 2013. 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

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UWA welcomes applications from School Leavers, Mature-Age students and students with previous tertiary study. However, due to the strong competition for places, be aware that meeting the University's minimum standard of entry doesn't necessarily guarantee admission to a course. 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 2014 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 regarding our new courses.
  3. Check that you've the prerequisites 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 are:
  • a WACE/TEE student (school leaver) with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR);
  • an International Baccalaureate Diploma student;
  • a Mature Age ATAR student (four WACE courses/TEE subjects). Mature Age students whose ATAR 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 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 and tertiary level, where applicable. Note that entry to the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) and Assured Entry Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry and Law is 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 English, Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect, or the required mark in an accepted interstate or overseas equivalent.

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 2013 and now wish to take up the same course in 2014 (see below if you want to apply for another course as well); or
  • Are a current UWA student in 2013 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 course (apart from Honours); or
  • Withdrew from a UWA course without passing or failing any units (ie without academic penalty); or
  • Were offered a place at UWA in 2013 but deferred the offer and wish to apply for both the deferred UWA course and for entry to another course at UWA or another WA university. (You must include your deferred course in your preference list.); or
  • Are, or were, a UWA Access student not enrolled in an undergraduate degree course; or
  • Have graduated (or expect to graduate at the end of 2013) from UWA or any other university and are applying for a second undergraduate degree. This includes returning to an incomplete course of study in which you were previously enrolled, eg LLB graduates returning to complete the BA. If you're thinking of returning to incomplete studies, contact the Admissions Centre for advice on how UWA's new degree structures might affect your options; or
  • Wish to restart incomplete UWA degree studies, or change to another UWA course (check with the Admissions Centre if you're unsure).

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UWA's courses

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)).

Some professional qualifications, previously offered at undergraduate (first degree) level, will now be 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 2014.

Assured entry pathways - Medicine, Dentistry and Law

A limited number of assured entry places in the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine and Juris Doctor (Law) courses will be allocated to well-qualified Group 1 students when they enter UWA. See the entries, below, for further information on the selection processes for these pathways. If you secure an Assured Entry Pathway place you'll be able to elect whether to undertake the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science when you accept your offer. Note that there are separate codes to be used if you wish to apply for an Assured Entry Pathway place via the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours).

If you don't secure an Assured Entry Pathway place, don't worry. The majority of places in the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine and Juris Doctor courses will still be available for you to apply for towards the end of your undergraduate degree.

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.

Thirty places will 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). You need a minimum ATAR of 98.00; however, due to the limited number of places, achievement of the minimum ATAR isn't a guarantee of securing a place. See www.studyatuwa.edu.au/bphil for details of the 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 Course Search. You should also consult www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/bphil for further information.

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 WAM of 80 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.

Engineering

UWA's strength in preparing sought-after Engineering graduates continues in 2014. If you're thinking of studying Engineering, use code UWENG (for studies in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Design or Science) or UWPHE (for 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'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 degree you want to enrol in. Whichever way you choose, provided you complete your Engineering Science major satisfactorily, once you complete your undergraduate course you will be able to continue into our two-year Master of Professional Engineering* course, and qualify as a professional engineer.

* Provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia was received in 2011. Full accreditation will occur on graduation of the first cohort of students from the Master of Professional Engineering in 2014/2015.

Law

Assured entry pathway for school leavers
The Faculty of Law offers a number of Assured Entry Pathways to the Juris Doctor (JD) degree 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 aren't eligible to apply for an Assured Entry Pathway and must instead compete for entry to the JD following completion of your bachelor degree (or during the final year of your degree).

You need a minimum ATAR of 98.00 to be eligible for an Assured Entry Pathway to the JD; however, due to the limited number of places, achieving the minimum requirement isn't a guarantee of being offered a place. Selection will be based on ATAR only.

If you're successful in obtaining a place via one of the Assured Entry 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, as calculated by the Faculty of Law. (A GPA of 5.5 is equivalent to an overall subject average of approximately 70%). The offer isn't transferable to another Assured Entry Pathway.

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Medicine and Dentistry

Assured entry pathways for school leavers
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offers a number of Assured Entry 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 Assured Entry Pathways for School Leavers and must instead apply via the Standard Pathway following completion of your bachelor degree (or during the final year of your degree). The Assured Entry Pathways that are available for School Leaver applicants to medicine and dentistry are:
  • Assured entry 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 complete Year 12 at one of the identified Broadway UWA secondary schools. For a list of Broadway UWA schools please visit the Future Students Broadway website at www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/broadway. 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 a Broadway Eligibility from to the Faculty by 27 September 2013. The form is available from www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/admissions.
  • Choose Medicine... Choose Dentistry Rural pathway: a pathway available to school leaver applicants who've lived for at least 5 years (consecutive or cumulative) from commencement of primary school in a defined rural area of Australia. 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 a Rural Eligibility form to the Faculty by 27 September 2013. The form is available from www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/admissions.
If you're successful in obtaining a place via one of the school leavers pathways you'll undertake a UWA bachelor degree and be guaranteed entry to the MD or DMD provided you achieve a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 in your bachelor degree, equivalent to an overall subject average of approximately 70%. The offer will be for either the MD or DMD and isn't transferable.

Selection criteria and process: The following selection procedures apply for all domestic School Leaver Assured Entry Pathways applicants. There are three components: a written test (UMAT), an academic threshold and a structured interview. Additionally, entry to dentistry requires a fourth component which is the successful completion of a Manual Dexterity test and a Spatial Awareness test.
  1. Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT)
    Only applicants who have sat UMAT in 2013 will be eligible for an Assured Entry Pathway position in medicine or dentistry in 2014. 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.
  2. Academic threshold
    You'll need a minimum ATAR of 99.00 to be included on the final ranked list for the Assured Entry Pathway (High Academic Achievement). You'll need a minimum ATAR 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 BPhil (Hons) final rank lists to secure an assured 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 4 November 2013.
  3. 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. Please see the Faculty's admissions website for further information about the interview.
  4. Manual Dexterity and 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 will not be used in your final ranking. Additionally, you'll undertake a manual dexterity test; however this won't be assessed for admission purposes. 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 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.

Other information

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 BCom, BDes or BSc. 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.

Selected music units, including practical ensemble work, as well as popular and world musics, 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 2051) 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 27 September 2013. 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. Staff at the School of Music will be happy to give advice.

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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 Provisional Entry Scheme. Entry is also available through MAP (Mature-age Access Program), and other standard pathways as well as successful completion of UWA's Aboriginal Orientation Course. The Aboriginal Orientation Course is a year-long or a six-month bridging course and is available for those applicants who require additional preparation for degree studies. Indigenous students can also prepare for degree studies by completing Uni Smart Start offered at the Albany Centre.

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@sis.uwa.edu.au or download information from the School of Indigenous Studies website: www.sis.uwa.edu.au.

Albany Centre

In 2014, you'll be able to complete a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree (in selected majors) in Albany. (Check www.albany.uwa.edu.au for details.) The first year of all 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, Integrated Water Resource Management, Anthropology, English, History and a Master of Teaching. All programs are available subject to sufficient enrolments.

The Centre also provides a year-long university preparation course (UWA Smart Start). 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 Friday 23 August 2013. 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 UWA alternative entry pathway allows students from selected schools to gain admission to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science, provided they achieve an ATAR of 75 or above, achieve the WA Certificate of Education and satisfy the University's English language competence requirement and any prerequisites for their chosen course or major. If you're eligible for Broadway UWA, you'll be advised of this on your Universities Admissions 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, please see www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/broadway.

Alternative entry: requests for special consideration

A panel appointed by the University's Admissions Committee considers requests for special consideration where exceptional circumstances beyond your control have hindered performance in the qualifications that form the basis of your application. Extensive documentary evidence of the special circumstances must be submitted, in confidence, to the Admissions Centre, by Friday 3 January 2014. As a WA Year 12 student, the basis of your request should normally be circumstances outside the scope of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority's Sickness and Misadventure Committee.

Alternative entry: Uway

If you're a Group 1 applicant taking the WACE or equivalent in 2013, and you believe your academic achievements have been adversely affected by certain disadvantages, you may apply for special consideration through the UWay scheme. Find more information about the scheme (including application forms for download) 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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Diploma in Modern Languages

The Diploma in Modern Languages provides the opportunity for you to study language units concurrently with a UWA degree program other than the Bachelor of Arts. The languages available are Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian and Japanese. There are no prerequisites for entry to this course, as all languages can be taken at Introductory or Advanced level. Apply for the diploma at the time of enrolling in your degree. A diploma normally adds one year (two semesters) to the duration of your degree course.

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 2013 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 2014, 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 letter.

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 2014, authorise someone to act on your behalf to accept the offer by the deadline. Failure to do so may result in the loss of your place. 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.

Maths competency test (MCT)

If you're applying for a course which has 'at least WACE Mathematics 2C/2D' as a prerequisite, and:
  • you studied a WACE/TEE mathematics subject but achieved a combined scaled score below 50; or
  • you studied a mathematics subject more than 5 years ago, and aren't sure whether the skills are equivalent or have been retained; or
  • you studied a mathematics subject overseas or in a tertiary course and aren't sure whether the subject is equivalent,
you may wish to sit the Maths Competency Test. Satisfactory performance in the test is considered equivalent to a satisfactory mark in WACE Mathematics 2C/2D. Satisfactory performance in the MCT isn't sufficient for entry to courses where WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D are prerequisites. You're unlikely to pass the test if you have never before studied the equivalent of a WACE Stage 2 mathematics course. The MCT is run by UWA Extension (see www.extension.uwa.edu.au).

UWA Mature-age access program (UWA-MAP)

The University offers mature-aged people (aged 20 or more before 1 March 2014), 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.

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 Assured Entry Pathways to Medicine or Dentistry you must be granted permanent residency by 27 September 2013, the closing date for application to these courses. Applicants for all other courses must be granted Australian permanent resident status by 22 January 2014, 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 2014. Also refer to Scholarships on this website.

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Further information

Further information on courses at The University of Western Australia is contained in the UWA 2014 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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