What is a co-requisite?

Answer ID 2906 | Last updated on 04/08/2022 08.39 AM

Some units require you to undertake another unit concurrently or have completed that unit previously. The unit required to be completed concurrently or previously is known as a ‘Co-requisite’.

Co-requisites are necessary because completing the unit requires you to have additional knowledge that can only be acquired by undertaking the co-requisite. For example, LAWS4102 Criminal Law has the co-requisite LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering.

If a unit has a co-requisite it will be listed in the ‘Unit Rules’ in the online UWA Handbook entry for each unit. If you need advice on co-requisites then contact a student adviser from your assigned Student Advising Office displayed on your studentConnect.

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