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While the Study Abroad Office facilitates the administrative aspects of your overseas experience, you will consult your Allocated Course Advice Office for academic advice.

You will seek formal Faculty and Unit approvals from your Student Office when you are accepted in the Exchange Program.

Specific exchange conditions by Faculty


Arts

  1. Students are eligible to apply for exchange to be undertaken in their second academic year (after completing 48 points) onwards.  
  2. Students in the last 48 points of their degree who intend to apply for exchange are strongly recommended to apply for one semester of exchange.  If students wish to complete two semesters of exchange in their final 48 points then they need to speak to the staff at the Arts Student Office
  3. Special conditions apply for overseas study at honours level. Please consult with your Discipline Honours Coordinator  prior to application.

Business School

  1. Students from second year onwards, including final year, are eligible to apply.
  2. Accounting and Finance students are advised to check that the units taken on exchange are recognised for the professional requirements of their degree. UWA approval does not guarantee courses will be automatically recognised by the relevant professional bodies.

UK ExchangeLaw

  1. While it is possible for students to go on exchange at other points in their degree, the Law Faculty recommends that students go on exchange in their penultimate year.  Students wishing to go on exchange at other points in their degree will need to consult the Law Exchange Advisor (Outgoing) regarding the suitability of this.
  2. Approval will be given for units which are offered as part of a Bachelor of Laws degree or Jusris Doctor (as appropriate) and are considered to be of similar academic integrity to units at UWA.  Units taken in Legal Studies outside a Law School will not be approved for credit towards the UWA Law degree.
  3. Units studied on exchange cannot be used to satisfy core unit requirements.  Core units must be completed at UWA Law School.
  4. Students are advised to keep in mind the requirement to undertake one Group B unit as part of their Law degree. It is recommended that students confirm with the Law Exchange Advisor (Outgoing) whether any Group B unit intended to be studied on exchange will satisfy the Group B requirement. For a list of Group B option units at UWA see here.
  5. Students should make an appointment with the Law Exchange Advisor (Outgoing) to discuss approval to go on exchange and the units that will be studied.  Students with general enquiries are also welcome to contact the Law Exchange Advisor (Outgoing).
  6. Students should have a program of study planned for the remainder of their course before the Law Exchange Advisor (Outgoing) signs off on their application.
  7. Special care should be taken not to plan to do the exchange during the year when the student is planning to study Procedure as this is a full year unit (for LLB students) which must be studied in the one academic year.
  8. Students hoping to enrol in the Honours program in the Law School should note that grades studied during study abroad are not counted towards Honours calculations. This should not discourage students from applying to study abroad, however it may be advisable to spend one semester rather than two abroad in order to maximise the marks considered when calculating eligibility to undertake Honours.  It is recommended that students consult the Honours brochure for advice on the implications of going on exchange and refer any queries to the Chair of the Honours Committee.

Science

  1. Students in the last 48 points of their degree who intend to apply for exchange are strongly recommended to apply for one semester of exchange. If students wish to complete two semesters of exchange in their final 48 points then they need to speak to the staff at the Science Student Office.
  2. Special conditions apply for overseas study at honours level. Please consult with your Discipline Honours Coordinator prior to application.
  3. Further discipline specific advice can be found here.

Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

  1. For engineering students, some overseas study may be permitted in the final year.
  2. Grades received during exchange are not counted towards honours calculations but may count for marginal cases.

India ArchitectureArchitecture, Landscape and Visual Arts

  1. All Alva students (both undergraduate and postgraduate coursework) are strongly encouraged to complete an exchange during their studies.
  2. Provided that suitable units are identified, students may go on exchange during any part of their course (s) except their first year at UWA.
  3. Masters students should be aware that results received on exchange will not be factored in when determining graaduation with distinction.
  4. Students studying overseas for two consecutive semesters are permitted to complete their final semester of the Bachelors course and their first semester of the Masters course on exchange, if necessary.
  5. The faculty runs a number of overseas and inter-state study programs in addition to the University-wide exchange program. See here for further details.

Other Faculties

Please consult your Academic Course Adviser, your Allocated Course Advice Office, and/or Sub-Dean.

Honours

  1. Students are strongly advised to discuss their plans for Honours with their Academic Student Adviser when they are considering a student exchange program.
  2. In most faculties, grades received during exchange are not counted towards honours calculation.

Combined degrees

Combined degree students must satisfy regulations pertaining to both faculties.