Strong world university rankings. Nobel Prize-winning researchers. Group of Eight member. A world leading, research-intensive university with a strong focus on practical, real-world learning. Seventy-five state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.
You’ll find all this and more at The University of Western Australia (UWA), Western Australia’s only world top 100 university (QS 2021).
UWA equips students with the skills and knowledge to succeed globally. Eleven of its subject areas are ranked in the world’s top 50 (QS World University Rankings 2020), including five STEM subjects that achieved the highest ranking amongst all Australian universities: Mining and Mineral Engineering (for which UWA is ranked fourth globally), plus Marine/Ocean Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Science, and Engineering and Biological Sciences.
Here’s a showcase of UWA’s innovative approach to subject areas, designed to meet industry and global demands.
UWA empowers staff, students, and researchers to change the world, developing cutting-edge ideas for the future through degrees in engineering and mathematical sciences.
Industry-endorsed learning experiences offer an engaging environment, providing you with the skills to tackle real-life work situations. Through in-depth research, industry knowledge and dedication to inclusion and diversity, UWA offers a vibrant learning environment that encourages excellence.
“I’ve had a brilliant experience being a Master of Engineering student at UWA. A perfect culmination of theoretical and practical knowledge has helped develop myself holistically. I’m confident this experience will help me pave a career path that every engineer dreams of,” says student Raj.
Business and Management
UWA’s Business School is one of the premier business schools in the Asia-Pacific region. Here, Business and Management courses are defined by personalised study plans, high-level networking events and applied industry projects, aiming to inspire talented students from around the world to become respected and forward-thinking academic, community and business leaders of tomorrow.
UWA’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is ranked first in the Oceania region for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes, sixth in Oceania overall, and 101–110 globally (QS World University Rankings 2021 Global MBA Rankings). UWA MBA graduates are the highest earners in the country, bringing in salaries of almost 200,000 Australian dollars at the average age of 34.
Data and Computer Science
UWA offers courses in Information Technology, Business Analytics, Data Science, and Business Information and Logistics Management, providing students with the skills needed to tackle big data challenges and compete in the digital realm. The latest developments in research and industry are incorporated into courses. Classes take place in purpose-built learning facilities and are led by world-renowned experts, so that upon graduation, UWA students will be able devise innovative solutions to transform the way we live.
UWA is at the forefront of teaching and research in science, with study options in undergraduate and postgraduate courses from pure and applied science to new multidisciplinary fields.
Through hands-on Work Integrated Learning opportunities, students will be taught by and work alongside the best minds in the country, gaining knowledge from internationally-recognised, award-winning researchers. The result? Graduates with industry knowledge, work-ready skills and deep networks.
Health and Medical Sciences
UWA offers courses, training and research opportunities in a range of health and medical science disciplines, which aim to significantly benefit the health of Australian and international communities. Researchers are testing new theories, treatments and diagnostic techniques using a holistic approach that pushes for more sensitive interactions with patients.
Students benefit from a robust research culture, and work on a range of projects with prominent institutes, teaching hospitals, specialist research organisations and community groups.
High-achieving students from across the globe may be eligible for UWA’s Global Excellence Scholarship, which provides undergraduate students up to AU$48,000 over four years, or AU$36,000 over three years on eligible courses. Postgraduate students may receive up to AU$24,000 over two years on eligible courses commencing in 2022.