Changes to broadening requirements

What are the changes to broadening requirements?

In 2017 there were some changes as to how you can meet your broadening requirements in your undergraduate bachelor's degree. If you commenced your course prior to 2017 you can choose whether to take advantage of the new 2017 rules. You won't be required to make any changes.

Note: there will be further changes to the undergraduate broadening rules for students commencing from 2018. Refer to the 2018 UWA Handbook for further details.

All students will still need to complete four broadening units, including at least one Category A broadening unit.

From 2017:

  • You will be able to count up to two Category A broadening units from those offered within your degree area; and
  • Approved mathematics and statistics units will be classified as Category A broadening units.

For example:
If you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts course you will be able to count up to two Category A broadening units from those offered in Arts towards your broadening requirements. Your remaining broadening units must be chosen from Science, Commerce or Design.

If you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science course you will be able to count up to two Category A broadening units from those offered in Science (including approved mathematics and statistics units) towards your broadening requirements. Your remaining broadening units must be chosen from Arts, Commerce or Design.

Visit the UWA Handbook for full details on the new broadening requirements, including a full list of broadening units and the updated course rules. If you need advice on your options or help with your study plan, contact your Allocated Advice Office as displayed on your studentConnect or "Email Us".

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