Gain an insight into what life's really like at UWA and learn what our students enjoy most.

We're proud to rank first in Western Australia and place in the Top 100 of universities globally.

5 Stars for Student:

  • Teacher Ratio and Student Demand (GUG 2018)
  • Seven of our subjects are ranked in the world's Top 50 (QS 2018)
  • Ranked 91st in the Top 100 of universities around the world (ARWU 2017)

Vibrant student experience

Adjacent to the Swan River, our Perth campus is among the most picturesque in Australia with iconic sandstone buildings sitting among heritage-listed gardens. We’re just 10 minutes from Perth’s main shopping and business district and close to many of the city’s stunning beaches.

On campus, you’ll have an array of essential amenities to enjoy, including cafés, libraries, bookshops, a vibrant cultural precinct and tonnes of clubs and societies to join and experience student life to its fullest. Our supportive Student Guild means you can try your hand at volunteering, get independent advice on a range of matters or attend one of the many varied events on and off campus.

Innovative course structure

Whatever goals you may have, a UWA degree creates a world of possibilities. About 40 per cent of today’s jobs won’t exist in 20 years’ time (CEDA, 2015), so we believe in better preparation for the careers of the future.

Our innovative course structure is the only one of its kind in WA and is based on a global model. It means you can pursue your interests and maximise your career opportunities at the same time. This flexibility sets you apart from the crowd and is key to future-proofing your career.

Rankings and ratings

We received five-star rankings in student demand and student: staff ratio in the Good Universities Guide 2018. UWA ranks first in Western Australia and is recognised internationally as a Top 100 university. Seven of our subject areas are ranked in the world’s Top 50, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Anatomy and Physiology (13th)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Mineral and Mining Engineering (11th)
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports-Related Subjects

Graduate outcomes

Your UWA degree is an investment in your future. Our graduates consistently exceed the national average starting salaries and State graduate employment rates. We celebrate strong industry partnerships, offering you practical, real-world experiences in addition to valuable professional networking opportunities. This hands-on learning approach is highly valued by employers and ensures you’re career-ready. Our alumni continue to inspire and bring about positive impact on society.

Changing the world through research

As a research-intensive university, we’re part of the Group of Eight (a coalition of top research universities in the country) and one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network. We’re also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.

Over the years, we’ve continued to attract high-calibre, globally recognised staff, researchers and students, including our Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, and we receive about 80 per cent of all research funding to WA universities annually.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Bachelor

The University of Western Australia

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a new and exciting undergraduate degree that is designed to meet growing global demand for graduates with health expertise. You can ... [+]

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The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a new and exciting undergraduate degree that is designed to meet growing global demand for graduates with health expertise. You can specialize in one or two of the 13 majors available in this degree, or combine a Biomedical Science major with a major from Arts, Commerce or Science, in line with your unique interests and career goals. As a Biomedical Science student, you'll be taught by world-class researchers in cutting-edge laboratories and tutorial rooms both at UWA's main campus and at Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) hospital campus. As a graduate of this course, you may pursue a career or further study in areas as diverse as clinical practice, medical technology, medical research or public health.... [-]

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Master

The University of Western Australia

Unique in Australia, this course offers a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology in combination with training in the enterprise, commercialization and intel ... [+]

Unique in Australia, this course offers a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology in combination with training in enterprise, commercialization and intellectual property (IP) protection with specializations in either Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetics, and Breeding or Genetics and Genomics.

Using world-leading research staff, business experts and mentors in biotechnology companies, you're provided with the fundamental academic and business skills needed to make a significant contribution to the biotechnology sector.

About The Course

Biotechnology is rapidly becoming central to our lives. The use of plants, animals, and bacteria, enhanced by areas such as genetics and genomics gives rise to new food, fiber and chemical production routes, new strategies for environmental protection and stewardship as well as training the next generation of biomolecular scientists. This is a signature program that set us apart from other universities by offering a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology and combining this with training in enterprise and commercialization. This includes developing the theory of genetics and molecular biology in parallel with skills training in practical techniques such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, recombinant DNA methods, and basic and advanced bioinformatics.... [-]

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The University of Western Australia

If you want an exciting career that stimulates you, challenges you, and rewards you, then a postgraduate degree in science sets you on the right path. ... [+]

This course provides advanced training in the field of infectious diseases including topics in Medical Microbiology, Tropical Infectious Diseases, and Public and Environmental Health Microbiology.

This course includes an individual research project or a practicum in the State Pathology Laboratory Service.

Course structure details

Core

Take all units (72 points): MICR5829 Foundations of Infectious Diseases (6) MICR5830 Principles of Mycology and Parasitology (6) MICR5831 Molecular and Cellular Microbiology Part 1 (6) MICR5832 Diagnostic Medical Microbiology (6) MICR5833 Antimicrobial Agents (6) MICR5834 Tropical, Travel and Remote Area Infectious Diseases (6) MICR5835 Vectors of Infectious Diseases and Vector Control (6) MICR5836 Public and Environmental Health Microbiology (6) MICR5842 Principles of Infection and Immunity (6) MICR5846 Molecular and Cellular Microbiology Part 2 (6) PUBH4403 Epidemiology I (6) PUBH5761 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases (6) ... [-]
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The University of Western Australia

The Master of Public Health provides a foundation in the research disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, and health promotion, as well as the broad ... [+]

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The Master of Public Health provides a foundation in the research disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, and health promotion, as well as the broader social context in which public health programs are planned, delivered and evaluated.

Many of our units are offered online, while others are offered as intensive seasonal school units.

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