Careers advisers have been briefed on The University of Western Australia's New Courses 2012 ahead of the biennial Careers Advisers Day to be held on Friday 25 June.
Some 60 careers advisers attended the University's first such briefing session held on Wednesday 28 April and hosted by Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Winthrop Professor Bill Louden and Associate Director of Student Services Mr Wayne Betts.
Information was provided on the University's rationale behind updating its course structure, prerequisites and examples of study pathways, as well as general information on degrees and admission requirements.
There are a number of frequently asked questions that have been compiled with responses available in the right hand column of the New Courses 2012 events page.
All fields of study currently offered at UWA will continue to be available under the new courses, in addition to a number of new majors.
All degrees except the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), will be of three years' duration and will require an ATAR of at least 80.00 (or equivalent) for admission. The prestigious four-year Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) will require a minimum ATAR of 98.00 (or equivalent).
The new courses for undergraduates will have a simple but flexible structure that will allow students to study a broad range of subjects in their first year and then develop greater focus as they move through their degree.
From 2012, most professional qualifications will be delivered at postgraduate level, following completion of one of the new undergraduate courses, or an equivalent qualification from another university.
UWA's move to this distinctive new framework follows a comprehensive review of its course structures and student experience.
For more information on events for prospective students and careers advisers, contact the UWA Prospective Students Office.
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