The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia's leading universities with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It was ranked 110 in the world and 33 for Life and Agricultural Sciences in the 2011 Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities and has an ambitious goal to be counted among the top 50 in the world by 2050. The high-quality teaching and research ensures UWA remains the preferred university for academically-talented Western Australian school leavers, and attracts high-calibre undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the nation and overseas.
With intellectual excellence and critical thinking at the heart of all UWA degrees, our graduates are leaders in all fields of endeavour at home and abroad. Many have risen to prominence in leadership roles in the arts, industry, government, education and the professions. Students who have graduated with a UWA qualification have excellent career outcomes, with UWA consistently exceeding the national average for graduate employment and graduate starting salaries. As a UWA student, you will graduate with outstanding skills and knowledge, as well as lifelong friends, precious memories, and a sense of achievement that will empower you for the rest of your life.
Located on the banks of the Swan River, 5 kilometres from the Central Business District of Perth and 7kilometers from the Indian Ocean UWA's campus is recognised among the most picturesque in the nation with its grand sandstone and terracotta buildings sitting among elegant heritage-listed gardens. There are over 23,000 students enrolled at UWA include more than 4500 international students from 90 different countries. By reaching out to the world, UWA continues to enhance its reputation as a genuinely international university that is helping our students reach their goals and dreams. UWA is more than a learning environment. Our campus is renowned for its vibrant social, cultural and sporting life as well as its beauty. Life outside the lecture theatre will enrich you. Sporting, academic and social clubs, art galleries, museums and public lectures, supported community services and beautiful grounds all provide the perfect backdrop to a world-class education.
The world is changing rapidly and so are leading universities. The momentum of research and technology has created a world where you must be equipped for further learning in order to succeed. From 2012 the University is making widespread changes to courses and the student experience. These changes are designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in our changing world. Our new curriculum offers five undergraduate degrees followed by professional qualifications at a postgraduate level, thus aligning UWA with other leading international universities. This change, the biggest in the University’s 100-year history, means you have more flexibility and more time to choose your career path. You will be better equipped to deal with global issues and achieve excellence in the international workplace. (128)
In a world where a postgraduate qualification is becoming an expectation in order to be competitive, UWA offers you and exciting and diverse range of postgraduate degrees by coursework and research in addition to professional degrees at the postgraduate level. Our courses attract student looking to change or enhance career opportunities within their area of expertise as well as those interested in embarking on research of global impact. Employers are looking for versatile graduates who can adapt to changes in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that our graduates continue to be well prepared to contribute to a changing society.