Broadening units are free-choice units that must be taken from outside of your chosen undergraduate degree area. They may complement your degree-specific major, or simply add a fun or interesting dimension to your studies.
As an example, second-year Bachelor of Science student Marc Smith (pictured) has chosen to complement his Sport Science major with broadening units in the areas of Archaeology, Marketing and Education.
Need some more ideas? Following is a bit of inspiration from the Faculty of Arts.
Learn a language
With 9 languages on offer, there are plenty of opportunities for you to add an interesting dynamic to your degree.
For example, if you are considering majors such as Geology, Engineering Science or Economics, learning Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese or Korean could add a competitive edge to your future employment prospects. If you are studying any of the natural sciences (e.g. Botany, Zoology) or intend to go on to postgraduate Law or Medicine, Latin could be useful. Simply looking forward to a whirlwind tour around Europe at the end of your studies? Why not learn a little French, German or Italian beforehand?
Step back in time
Dig up the past and explore the exciting and extravagant worlds of our ancestors through units such as Myths of the Greeks and Romans, The Vikings, Old Worlds and New Empires, or Discoveries in Archaeology.
Indulge your creative side
Those seeking a bit of culture may opt to study Popular Music in Global Perspectives, World Theatre: Cultures and Contexts, Great Moments in Art, or if you sing or play an instrument, you may wish to participate in a music ensemble or choir.
Watch a video about the Linguistics broadening unit, Communication Across Cultures.
These are only a small selection of the wide array of options available. Find out more about how to satisfy the broadening unit requirement.
For further information on any of these units (and many more), refer to the online University Handbook.