The University of Western Australia

Introduction

Gain an insight into what life's really like at UWA and learn what our students enjoy most.

We're proud to rank first in Western Australia and place in the Top 100 of universities globally.

5 Stars for Student:

  • Teacher Ratio and Student Demand (GUG 2018)
  • Seven of our subjects are ranked in the world's Top 50 (QS 2018)
  • Ranked 91st in the Top 100 of universities around the world (ARWU 2017)

Vibrant student experience

Adjacent to the Swan River, our Perth campus is among the most picturesque in Australia with iconic sandstone buildings sitting among heritage-listed gardens. We’re just 10 minutes from Perth’s main shopping and business district and close to many of the city’s stunning beaches.

On campus, you’ll have an array of essential amenities to enjoy, including cafés, libraries, bookshops, a vibrant cultural precinct and tonnes of clubs and societies to join and experience student life to its fullest. Our supportive Student Guild means you can try your hand at volunteering, get independent advice on a range of matters or attend one of the many varied events on and off campus.

Innovative course structure

Whatever goals you may have, a UWA degree creates a world of possibilities. About 40 per cent of today’s jobs won’t exist in 20 years’ time (CEDA, 2015), so we believe in better preparation for the careers of the future.

Our innovative course structure is the only one of its kind in WA and is based on a global model. It means you can pursue your interests and maximise your career opportunities at the same time. This flexibility sets you apart from the crowd and is key to future-proofing your career.

Rankings and ratings

We received five-star rankings in student demand and student: staff ratio in the Good Universities Guide 2018. UWA ranks first in Western Australia and is recognised internationally as a Top 100 university. Seven of our subject areas are ranked in the world’s Top 50, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Anatomy and Physiology (13th)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Mineral and Mining Engineering (11th)
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports-Related Subjects

Graduate outcomes

Your UWA degree is an investment in your future. Our graduates consistently exceed the national average starting salaries and State graduate employment rates. We celebrate strong industry partnerships, offering you practical, real-world experiences in addition to valuable professional networking opportunities. This hands-on learning approach is highly valued by employers and ensures you’re career-ready. Our alumni continue to inspire and bring about positive impact on society.

Changing the world through research

As a research-intensive university, we’re part of the Group of Eight (a coalition of top research universities in the country) and one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network. We’re also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.

Over the years, we’ve continued to attract high-calibre, globally recognised staff, researchers and students, including our Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, and we receive about 80 per cent of all research funding to WA universities annually.

This school offers programs in:
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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master of Agricultural Science

Campus Full time Part time January 2019 Australia Crawley + 1 more

Enhance your knowledge and skills for a future in the rapidly evolving field of agricultural science with a specialization of either Agricultural Economics, Crop and Livestock Farming Systems, Genetics and Breeding or Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. [+]

Enhance your knowledge and skills for a future in the rapidly evolving field of agricultural science with a specialization of either Agricultural Economics, Crop and Livestock Farming Systems, Genetics and Breeding or Soil Science and Plant Nutrition.

The challenges of a rapidly growing population and the limitations of land and fresh water all affect the ability of agriculture to meet the demand for food, fiber, and fuel.

Agricultural Science provides the research, technology, and information for the sustainable, profitable and ethical development of the agricultural industry.

About The Course World populations and economies are increasing their demands for food and fiber. Agricultural systems are placed under pressure to meet environmental, social and economic goals. To maintain or increase production levels, an understanding of the complex factors that shape agricultural systems is required. This course prepares you with the knowledge and skills you need for a future in the rapidly evolving field of agricultural science. Course structure details ... [-]

Master of Applied Finance

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2019 Australia Crawley + 1 more

Covering a wide range of applied finance topics, this specialized master’s course leads to careers in corporate banking and finance, stock market trading, insurance, investment management and other areas of applied finance. [+]

Covering a wide range of applied finance topics, this specialized master’s course leads to careers in corporate banking and finance, stock market trading, insurance, investment management and other areas of applied finance.You will study under the guidance of experienced Finance professionals, including professors who have served on the Commonwealth Government Superannuation Roundtable, acted as expert witnesses in court cases, and developed an Equity Preference Index in partnership with Colonial First State.

About The Course The Master of Applied Finance is a practical course designed both for graduates already working in the finance sector, as well as those with a non-finance background who wish to move into the finance area. The curriculum complements the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, with topics including risk management, capital markets, and international finance. Candidates preparing for the CFA qualification are encouraged to enroll in the Master of Applied Finance as a preparatory course. Course structure details ... [-]

Master of Architecture (Design)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2019 Australia Crawley + 1 more

The Master of Architecture (Design) is a program of independent, supervised research leading to the presentation of an exhibition of architectural design equivalent in scope to the schematic design of a building of major cultural significance. [+]

The Master of Architecture (Design) is a program of independent, supervised research leading to the presentation of an exhibition of architectural design equivalent in scope to the schematic design of a building of major cultural significance.

Students in this course undertake a program of independent, supervised research. Assessment is on the basis of an exhibition of their work.

Starting dates

By agreement with their supervisors, students may commence at any time throughout the year, except December

Weekly contact time

Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research, throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours a week on their research, throughout the year. Admission Requirements Qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor of Architecture with at least upper second class honors and sufficient architectural design experience to satisfy the School of Architecture, Landscape, and Visual Arts and the Graduate Research School that the applicant has sufficient expertise to complete the course English competency ... [-]

Master of Business Logistics and Information Management

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24 months January 2019 Australia Crawley + 1 more

Business Information and Logistics Management blends studies in information systems, management science, and decision support systems, enabling students to examine a variety of critical issues in business. [+]

Business Information and Logistics Management blends studies in information systems, management science, and decision support systems, enabling students to examine a variety of critical issues in business.

Do you want to build your skills in project management, and focus on improving quality, workflow management, processes, and systems?

The Master of Business Information and Logistics Management at the UWA Business School will develop and expand your skills to manage IT infrastructure projects, determine enterprise systems requirements, analyze organizational data for business intelligence, lead information systems strategies, manage supply chains, and apply emerging technologies across the enterprise.A major focus of the Master of Business Information and Logistics Management is developing your ability to work with IT teams to improve operations. For example, in the Enterprise Information Systems unit, you will learn to:... [-]


Master of Commerce

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24 months January 2019 Australia Crawley + 1 more

A Master of Commerce from the internationally accredited UWA Business School can boost your employment opportunities around the world. Our world-class academics and leading industry partners will ensure you are exposed to the latest theory and practice. Alongside this, you will have the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities – from careers fairs and networking events, through to joining student groups and attending professional development workshops and guest lectures from senior executives. [+]

A Master of Commerce from the internationally accredited UWA Business School can boost your employment opportunities around the world.

Our world-class academics and leading industry partners will ensure you are exposed to the latest theory and practice. Alongside this, you will have the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities – from careers fairs and networking events, through to joining student groups and attending professional development workshops and guest lectures from senior executives.

About The Course The Master of Commerce is ideal for recent graduates seeking to develop the further expertise to pursue careers in business. It is suited both to graduates with a non-business degree seeking a postgraduate qualification in business, as well as to business graduates wanting to add new area(s) of specialization to their skillset. Students complete core units in ethics, economics, financial accounting, global business, management, and marketing.In addition, the Master of Commerce gives you the scope to specialize in:- Accounting- Business Information and Logistics Management- Economics- Employment Relations- Finance- Human Resource Management- Management- MarketingThe flexible course structure gives you the choice of combining two specializations, completing more extensive study in one specialization, or combining one specialization with an array of electives from across the other specializations. Career opportunities are vast and depend on your choice of specialization. The flexible structure enables you to design the course to suit your career interests. Course structure details ... [-]

Master of Data Science

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24 months January 2019 Australia Crawley + 1 more

Gain the skills to tackle big data challenges and compete in the digital realm. [+]

A rapidly expanding field that shows no sign of slowing. Big data and analytics now drive and inform strategic decision making and innovation whether it is in relation to engineering, finance, health or other professional areas. The challenge for organizations around the world is how to harness ever-increasing volumes of data as an asset.

The Master of Data Science provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand and apply appropriate analytical methodologies to transform the way an organization achieves its objectives, to deal effectively with large data management tasks, to master the statistical and machine learning foundations on which data analytics is built, and to evaluate and communicate the effectiveness of new technologies.... [-]


Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 Australia Crawley + 1 more

You’ll acquire a comprehensive skill set that will prepare you for employment or promotion across the oil and gas industry. Designed in collaboration with UWA’s industry partners, the course is synchronized with global energy trends, with a focus on natural gas extraction and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production. The course delivers both technical fundamentals, alongside experience with industry-leading engineering software (including Eclipse/Petrel, OLGA, Multiflash, and HYSYS). [+]

You’ll acquire a comprehensive skill set that will prepare you for employment or promotion across the oil and gas industry. Designed in collaboration with UWA’s industry partners, the course is synchronized with global energy trends, with a focus on natural gas extraction and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production. The course delivers both technical fundamentals, alongside experience with industry-leading engineering software (including Eclipse/Petrel, OLGA, Multiflash, and HYSYS).

About The Course You'll develop professional skills in a range of key areas including petroleum engineering, gas economics, investment strategies and liabilities, workflow concepts, and current production and processing technologies. A particular focus is placed on natural gas and both its extraction and subsequent conversion to liquefied natural gas (LNG). Business-orientated units will cover the principles of project planning and project management within the managerial context of the oil and gas industry. You'll also produce a variety of written technical reports and business proposals, and participate in group projects, including a unique field hydrocarbon development design project. During your studies, you'll benefit from close interaction with our leading academics and their links to industry. Course structure details ... [-]

Master of Environmental Science

Campus January 2019 Australia Crawley

Study a Master of Environmental Science and tap into UWA's long history of multidisciplinary research into a wide diversity of environmental systems, and its unique experience in identifying long-term economic and planning-based solutions built on a rigorous understanding of environmental processes. [+]

Overview

Study a Master of Environmental Science and tap into UWA's long history of multidisciplinary research into a wide diversity of environmental systems, and its unique experience in identifying long-term economic and planning-based solutions built on a rigorous understanding of environmental processes.

About the course

Environmental scientists assess the impact of human activity and develop scientific, risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable global environment. An interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving is essential in this field, meaning that both the biological and earth sciences and studies in environmental planning and management are included. This course prepares you to deal with issues such as climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and water resource management.... [-]


Master of Information Technology

Campus January 2019 Australia Crawley

This course provides its graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to explain and apply appropriate information technology (IT) methodologies to help an individual or organization achieve its goals and objectives. You'll also learn to appreciate the scientific foundations on which IT is built and to anticipate the changing direction of IT and evaluate and communicate the effectiveness of new technologies. [+]

Overview

This course provides its graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to explain and apply appropriate information technology (IT) methodologies to help an individual or organization achieve its goals and objectives. You'll also learn to appreciate the scientific foundations on which IT is built and to anticipate the changing direction of IT and evaluate and communicate the effectiveness of new technologies.

About the course

This course has a strong emphasis on the application of contemporary and emerging technologies, including cloud and high-performance computing, agile web development and software project design and management.

You'll develop computer programs in a number of contemporary scripting and programming languages and apply logical and critical thinking skills to harness existing technologies to manage and analyze large datasets.... [-]


Master of Marketing

Campus January 2019 Australia Crawley

Marketing focuses on making and keeping customers by finding, communicating and sustaining the competitive advantage that makes a company truly successful. Topics covered in Marketing include advertising, company strategy, competitive analysis, and value creation. [+]

Overview

Marketing focuses on making and keeping customers by finding, communicating and sustaining the competitive advantage that makes a company truly successful. Topics covered in Marketing include advertising, company strategy, competitive analysis, and value creation.

The Master of Marketing is suitable both for professionals working in the Marketing field and related areas, as well as those wishing to move into the field.

About the course

Marketing students at UWA have the opportunity to undertake projects for real-life organizations and have previously worked with companies including Coles, Google, Microsoft, Rio Tinto, Tourism WA, Transperth and Westpac.

With classes available during the day and in the evening, this course is suitable for both the busy professional and the full-time student.... [-]


Master of Physics

Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Crawley

This course is about understanding the world around us at its most fundamental level. The knowledge generated through the study of physics is also the driving force behind most new technologies, from radars to lasers, from transistors to quantum computers, and from electron microscopes to advanced medical imaging scanners. [+]

This course is about understanding the world around us at its most fundamental level. The knowledge generated through the study of physics is also the driving force behind most new technologies, from radars to lasers, from transistors to quantum computers, and from electron microscopes to advanced medical imaging scanners.

About The Course You will develop a combination of high-level research, analytical and problem-solving skills which are highly valued by industry and government employers.The Master of Physics can be undertaken in one of the following: Astronomy and Astrophysics (astronomy techniques, astrostatistics, galactic dynamics, compact objects, astrophysical shocks, plasma astrophysics, space electrodynamics, and high-energy astrophysics) Computational Physics (numerical methods, high-performance computing, graphics processing unit (GPU) programming and methods of computational physics) Experimental Physics (data analysis and methods of experimental physics) Medical Physics (commissioning, calibration, safe operation and maintenance of these medical systems that help to diagnose and treat thousands of people every year) Theoretical Physics (discipline-specific knowledge at the frontiers of modern physics). Course structure details ... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24 months January 2019 Australia Crawley + 1 more

The Master of Professional Accounting will provide you with training in the technical aspects of the preparation of accounting data; develop your skills in the application of accounting information to solving problems and making decisions; and develop your knowledge and skills in related professional disciplines such as finance, taxation, auditing, and management. [+]

The Master of Professional Accounting will provide you with training in the technical aspects of the preparation of accounting data; develop your skills in the application of accounting information to solving problems and making decisions; and develop your knowledge and skills in related professional disciplines such as finance, taxation, auditing, and management.

This course provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain a qualification that is recognized by professional accounting bodies and the wider business community.

Accounting at UWA

UWA is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for Accounting (QS 2014)UWA’s Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia, and the Institute of Public AccountantsUWA’s Emeritus Professor Philip Brown has a scholarship named in his honor by the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand... [-]


Master of Professional Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years January 2019 Australia Crawley + 1 more

Specialise in one of eight engineering disciplines in the Master of Professional Engineering and become a professionally accredited engineer who is highly sought after by industry. [+]

Specialise in one of eight engineering disciplines in the Master of Professional Engineering and become a professionally accredited engineer who is highly sought after by industry.

This course has been developed in consultation with industry to equip you with the advanced technical expertise, critical thinking and professional skills required to remain competitive in a global workforce. Focus on your chosen field of engineering to further your career options. For example, students interested in a career in the oil and gas industry can opt to specialize in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. By choosing the discipline that most interests you, you will not only gain a deep understanding of the discipline from a holistic engineering perspective but undertake units relevant to your area of interest. The Master of Professional Engineering is the route to a professional engineering qualification for those who have studied the Engineering Science major in the UWA Engineering Direct Pathway.... [-]


Master of Public Policy

Campus January 2019 Australia Crawley

The Master of Public Policy will give you a multi-disciplinary understanding of the role of government in economic activity and public policy decision making. The course focuses on how government interacts with the economy and society. Topics include: economic growth, stability, taxation, infrastructure provision, regulation, health, defense, education, and social security. It integrates theory and practice to enhance knowledge and practical skills that enable you to respond proactively and strategically to public, economic, and social needs. You may choose to complete specializations in Economics or Public Administration and Governance or both. [+]

Overview

The Master of Public Policy will give you a multi-disciplinary understanding of the role of government in economic activity and public policy decision making. The course focuses on how government interacts with the economy and society. Topics include: economic growth, stability, taxation, infrastructure provision, regulation, health, defense, education, and social security. It integrates theory and practice to enhance knowledge and practical skills that enable you to respond proactively and strategically to public, economic, and social needs. You may choose to complete specializations in Economics or Public Administration and Governance or both.

About the course

With seminars led by scholars, the course is complemented with guest lectures from leading practitioners, and case studies that provide students with multiple opportunities to apply what they have learned to effectively address public, social, and economic issues.... [-]