Broadening units explained

What are broadening units?

All students taking an undergraduate bachelors degree at UWA must complete at least four broadening units. 

Broadening units are designed to ensure graduates have a well-rounded education across a broad range of areas to meet the needs of employers and professional organisations within a global workforce. Broadening units can be taken separately or as part of a major and fall into two categories - A and B.

Category A broadening units have as their main focus some aspect of the globalised and culturally diverse environment. To satisfy broadening requirements you must include at least one Category A broadening unit. A wide range of units in different disciplines have been approved as Category A broadening units. Refer to the broadening requirements for your course, to check which units count as Category A broadening for you.

Category B broadening units can be chosen from any discipline outside the 'knowledge area' of your degree-specific major.

Visit the online UWA Handbook for further information on broadening requirements and the full list of Category A and B broadening units.

If you need further advice on choosing broadening units contact a student adviser from your assigned Student Advising Office displayed on your studentConnect.

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