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  • Breadth : for example, students will take four units outside their main area of study, including a focus on global and cultural issues. This means they can sample various kinds of knowledge, keeping options open for future study while also being better prepared to move directly into the workforce.
  • UWA New Courses 2012 As noted previously, our three-year undergraduate degrees will share a common structure: Every student will be required to complete one area of specialisation: the ‘degree-specific’ major. This will be a structured sequence of eight units, from first-year to third-year level, designed to provide in-depth exploration of an area of knowledge. If a student is completing a Bachelor of Arts, the degree-specific major will be drawn from one of the majors within the BA. Each of the other three-year undergraduate degrees has its own list of degree-specific majors. Students will also have the option of completing a second major, from either a related field of study or an area quite different to their degree-specific major. Some degree-specific majors will specify ‘complementary units’ (up to four units) which are required if the major is being taken as a student’s degree-specific major, but are not required if the major is being taken as a second major. Students will also be required to take four ‘broadening units’ in subject areas outside their degree-specific major area. One of the broadening units must be drawn from a list of units that address global issues from a variety of perspectives. Having a standard structure in our undergraduate degrees should mean it will be easier to arrange overseas study experiences during the course of the degree. At the moment, studying overseas for one or two semesters is easier in some degrees than in others. It will also be possible for students to take an optional 4 th year of study, to complete an Honours project related to one of their majors. In an Honours project, the student explores an issue in even greater depth, under the guidance of an experienced academic staff member.
  • Professor Blair from the School of Physics has been instrumental in creating the Gravitational Wave Observatory, a prototype for a detector that can identify gravitational waves that will help us to make sense of the universe.
  • University of Western Australia

    1. 2. Western Australia (WA) <ul><li>Largest state in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Economic powerhouse </li></ul><ul><li>The lowest unemployment rate - plenty of part-time work for students </li></ul>
    2. 3. The City of Perth <ul><li>Voted one of the world’s most livable cities </li></ul><ul><li>4 th largest city in Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly, multicultural population of 1.6 million </li></ul><ul><li>Discounted public transport for international students </li></ul>
    3. 4. The Perth Lifestyle More sunshine hours than any other Australian capital city - Outdoor-oriented lifestyle
    4. 5. The University of Western Australia <ul><li>Established in 1911 </li></ul><ul><li>WA’s first and oldest university </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the ‘Group of Eight’ </li></ul><ul><li>Links with over 240 top universities </li></ul><ul><li>Our Alumni include : </li></ul><ul><li>Nobel Prize winners </li></ul><ul><li>Former Prime Minister </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous State Premiers </li></ul><ul><li>6 Ambassadors to China </li></ul><ul><li>Ambassador to the USA </li></ul>
    5. 6. Facts and Figures <ul><li>22,000 students: a medium-sized university </li></ul><ul><li>4,500 international students </li></ul><ul><li>International students come from over 80 different countries </li></ul>
    6. 7. Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Rankings Of World Universities (2010) International rankings UWA World rank Australia rank Overall 112 4 Life and Agricultural Science 34 1
    7. 8. Reputation for quality UWA attracts 80% of top 10% School leavers in the State Good University Guide 2011 ***** Graduate starting salaries ***** Employment prospects ***** Research performance ***** Positive Graduate Outcomes ***** Staff Qualifications ***** Student support ***** Student-staff ratios
    8. 9. UWA graduates get great jobs
    9. 10. Support Services at UWA <ul><li>Free airport pickup </li></ul><ul><li>Free Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Free English language support </li></ul><ul><li>Free Student counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Free Careers advise </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 clubs/societies </li></ul><ul><li>(run by Student Guild) </li></ul>Ranked Top category for student support (National Union of Students)
    10. 11. Facilities on campus Bank and Shops – bookshop, travel agent, chemist, several cafés, hairdresser Health – medical centre, optometrist, pharmacy, dentist Cultural – art gallery, outdoor cinema, museums, theatres Sport – cricket oval swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, gym
    11. 12. Accommodation on Campus <ul><li>5 residential colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Provide meals (incl Asian food) </li></ul><ul><li>24 hour support </li></ul><ul><li>Free tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Social and sporting activities </li></ul>
    12. 13. New Courses 2012
    13. 14. The world is changing, and so is UWA <ul><li>Leading universities around the world are restructuring their courses </li></ul><ul><li>Most graduates will have multiple careers, and need a wide range of knowledge and skills </li></ul><ul><li>New course structure will enhance students employment prospects </li></ul>New courses for 2012 | Knowledge for a changing world
    14. 15. UWA degrees <ul><li>Offer more flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the best possible student experience </li></ul><ul><li>Strike a balance between breadth and depth </li></ul><ul><li>Develop key skills (such as research & communication) </li></ul>New courses for 2012 | Knowledge for a changing world
    15. 16. Our five undergraduate degrees <ul><li>Bachelor of Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Design </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) </li></ul>New courses for 2012 | Knowledge for a changing world The same fields of studies - offered in new ways. 3 years 4 years
    16. 17. UWA Undergraduate degrees <ul><li>Common structure </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Degree specific’ major sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Optional second major </li></ul><ul><li>Broadening units </li></ul><ul><li>Optional 4th year Honours program </li></ul>New courses for 2012 | Knowledge for a changing world
    17. 18. Professional Postgraduate courses <ul><li>After completion of undergraduate degree </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor of Dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>Master of Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Masters of Professional Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Juris Doctor of Law, </li></ul>New courses for 2012 | Knowledge for a changing world
    18. 19. UWA Business School Quality students - attracting the high achievers - Engaged in many extra curricular activities - Sought after by high calibre employers Quality Staff - Academic, international and corporate backgrounds - Leading Researchers in their fields – over 80% have PhD’s - Text book authors - Teaching award recipients Quality Partners - Influential Board - Ambassadorial Council - Engagement with industry, government and NFP sectors State of the art modern building Internationally accredited
    19. 20. UWA Business School Accounting & Finance Highlights 2010 <ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><li>National winners Chartered Accountants 1 st Year Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>National winner JP Morgan Share trading game – 39 Australian Universities competed </li></ul><ul><li>National finalists UBS Investment Banking Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>State winners CPA Big Break competition </li></ul><ul><li>Staff: </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Phil Hancock – leading the National project team reviewing and developing Accounting Learning Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Phil Brown – inducted into the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Ann Tarca – appointed Academic Fellow: Education Initiative at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in London </li></ul>
    20. 21. UWA Business School <ul><li>Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) - university students making a difference in local and international communities by creating solutions for global problems. </li></ul><ul><li>National champions 2008, 2009, 2010 (beat 28 Australian Universities) </li></ul><ul><li>Latest project aimed at economically and socially empowering women of the Korogocho slums in Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>Current Projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing Your Body's Business </li></ul><ul><li>Balya – (working with indigenous communities) </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Futures Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Family Business Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Let's Can Hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Finance for Life – financial literacy education </li></ul><ul><li>UHURU Project (Kenya) </li></ul>
    21. 22. Bachelor of Commerce New courses for 2012 | Knowledge for a changing world
    22. 23. Engineering
    23. 24. Advantages of Engineering at UWA <ul><li>Diversity and choice </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent career prospects </li></ul><ul><li>Strong links with Industry: input into design of courses </li></ul><ul><li>Professional practicum </li></ul><ul><li>State-of-the-art facilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nanofabrication facility </li></ul></ul>
    24. 25. Study pathway – Engineering New courses for 2012 | Knowledge for a changing world New courses for 2012 | Knowledge for a changing world 1 2 3 4 5 6 Bachelor Degree (any discipline) with major in Engineering Science Master of Engineering
    25. 26. Course structure New courses for 2012 | Knowledge for a changing world Yr 1 New courses for 2012 | Knowledge for a changing world Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 Yr 5 *** Sample only Eng cmp Chem Eng Sc Eng Sc Mgmnt Mgmnt French Global Eng cmp Eng cmp Eng Sc Eng Sc Mgmnt Mgmnt French Art Hist Eng Sc Eng Sc Eng Sc Eng Sc Mgmnt Mgmnt Mgmnt Mgmnt M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng M Eng
    26. 27. Sciences at UWA
    27. 28. Quality of Science at UWA Emeritus Professor Robin Warren and Professor Barry Marshall winners of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine . Helicobacter pylori The cause of stomach ulcers
    28. 29. Why Study Science at UWA? <ul><li>World class facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular and Chemical Sciences Building </li></ul>
    29. 30. Key features of UWA science degrees <ul><li>Strong laboratory components in most courses </li></ul><ul><li>A wide choice of subject combinations </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching informed by research </li></ul>
    30. 31. Science majors <ul><li>Agricultural Science </li></ul><ul><li>Anatomy and Human Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Biochemistry and Molecular Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Biomedical Science </li></ul><ul><li>Botany </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise and Health </li></ul><ul><li>Genetics </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Geology </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Science </li></ul><ul><li>Microbiology and Immunology </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resource Management </li></ul><ul><li>Neuropsychology and Cognitive Science (Psychology) </li></ul><ul><li>Neuroscience </li></ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Physiology </li></ul><ul><li>Science Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Sport Science </li></ul><ul><li>Zoology </li></ul>
    31. 32. UWA – What does it offer? New courses for 2012 | Knowledge for a changing world <ul><li>Internationally recognised degree </li></ul><ul><li>Breadth and Depth of study </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Developed Communication and research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent employment prospects </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive student support </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrant campus life </li></ul>