Understanding the UWA undergraduate course structure
UWA introduced a new undergraduate course structure in 2012. The three-year undergraduate courses each comprise 24 units. The units you study must include a degree-specific major and at least four units which satisfy the broadening requirements of your course.
There are some limits you need to be aware of. You cannot include more than 12 units at Level 1, and you must pass at least four units at Level 3. Beyond this you have great freedom to craft a course that best suits your interests. If you have any queries about the structure of your course, contact your Student Advising Office.
A standard full-time study load is four units per semester. The minimum number to be classified as full-time is three units per semester. You are welcome to study part-time (i.e. one or two units per semester) provided you complete your degree within 10 years. International student visa holders may be required to study four units per semester full-time in order to meet their visa requirements. Contact the Student Experience team at Student Central for more information regarding enrolment and study loads.