Teacher's Prospects edition
From 2009, science and mathematics (including statistics) have been classified as "National Priority" areas by the Commonwealth Government. This represents a big reduction in fees (student contributions) for students undertaking studies in science and mathematics.
Students commencing their studies in 2009 will see a 43% reduction in the cost of their units in the natural and physical sciences. For example, the annual contribution for a student enrolled full-time in science and mathematics units in 2009 will be $4162, as compared to the 2008 full-time equivalent contribution of $7412.
Areas of study include:
- Mathematical Sciences (including pure and applied mathematics and statistics)
- Physics and Astronomy
- Chemical Sciences (including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry)
- Earth Sciences (including atmospheric sciences, geology, geophysics, geochemistry, soil science, hydrology and oceanography)
- Biological Sciences (including biochemistry and cell biology, botany, ecology and evolution, marine science, genetics, microbiology, human biology and zoology)
There is a growing demand for scientists, in fact it has been predicted that Australia will have a shortfall of 75,000 graduate scientists by 2010.
With over 65 science courses to choose from, and flexible options for studying science at UWA, students can tailor their degree to suit their interests.