Broadening units explained

What are broadening units?

Answer ID 2248 | Last updated on 03/10/2022 10.49 AM

All students taking an undergraduate bachelors degree at UWA must complete at least four (24 points) 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 are units of study outside your degree-specific major sequence (excluding also Foundational Units and Bridging Units). Previously, broadening units had Category A status or Category B status, and were related to ‘Knowledge Areas’, but these categories and requirements no longer apply.

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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