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    One of the biggest life decisions you can face is what to study after high school.

    It can be a difficult process, deciding what to do for the rest of your life when, in some cases, you can’t even decide what to watch on Netflix some nights.

    It’s for this reason double degrees have become popular, offering a broader scope of study.

    Western Australia’s #1 ranked uni for graduate employment (QS 2021), The University of Western Australia, offers a range of combination degrees across a variety of disciplines.

    These options will, in many cases, get you into your career faster, with equivalent or higher qualifications than double degrees elsewhere.

    You’re able to choose different majors from different bachelor’s degrees, but this does depend on your areas of interest.

    We – and UWA – recognise this can all feel a little daunting, so if you’re considering a double degree or the equivalent at UWA, check out a few of the top combinations available below.

    Make sure you also head to the UWA website to see many similar options across other areas of study.

    COMMERCE AND ENGINEERING:

    Bachelor of Science (major in Engineering Science and second major in Management) and the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE)
    5 years
    Bachelor of Commerce (major in Finance and second major in Engineering Science) and MPE
    5 years

    • You’ll graduate with a higher-level qualification than a double degree and in less time, helping you start your career sooner and better qualified.
    • Choose from a range of specialisations in your master’s degree, while taking advantage of UWA’s brand new facility for engineering students – EZONE.

    LAW AND COMMERCE:

    Bachelor of Arts (major in Law and Society and second major in Business Law) and the Juris Doctor
    6 years

    • The Juris Doctor is WA’s only postgraduate qualifying law degree, ensuring qualification to practise as a lawyer or barrister, or embark on a career as a parliamentarian, policy analyst and more. Choose this combination and you can graduate with two degrees after just 1.5 more years of study.

    Bachelor of Commerce (major in Business Law, second major in Political Science and International Relations). This doesn’t provide graduates with a qualification in law but does offer a solid knowledge of law
    3 years

    • Not sure you want to be a practising lawyer, but still want to pursue study in the area? Choose this option and you can begin your career 1.5 years sooner than studying a double degree.

    Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Commerce (major in Law and Society and second major in Commerce) and a postgraduate degree in Commerce or International Relations
    5 years

    • Again, if you prefer to study law (rather than practise it as a career), you may wish to consider this option. You could then complete a master’s degree in business and use your law background to stand out to employers.

    ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE:

    Bachelor of Science (major in Engineering Science and second major in Computer Science or Data Science) and Master of Professional Engineering (MPE)
    5 years

    • Choose this option and you’ll graduate with two degrees in the same time as a double degree, helping you start your career better qualified.
    • As part of your MPE, you’ll specialise in mechanical, electronic or software engineering. You’ll also get to study in UWA’s brand new facility for engineering students – EZONE.

    Bachelor of Automation and Robotics and MPE 
    5 years

    • Choose this option and you’ll graduate with two degrees in the same time as a double degree, helping you start your career sooner and better qualified.
    • As part of your MPE, you’ll specialise in mechanical, electronic or software engineering. You’ll also get to study in UWA’s brand new facility for engineering students – EZONE.

    Bachelor of Science (major in Engineering Science and second major in Computer Science or Data Science)
    3 years

    • Looking to enter the field of data science? While this combination won’t qualify you as an engineer, you’ll get the same qualification as a double degree and in less time, helping you start your career sooner.
    • If you want to become a qualified engineer, you’ll need to complete a Master of Professional Engineering after your bachelor’s degree.


    LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY

    Bachelor of Arts (major in Law and Society and second major in Criminology)
    Bachelor of Arts (major in Law and Society and second major from Commerce)
    3 years

    • You’ll graduate with two degrees in the same time as a double degree, helping you start your career sooner and better qualified.
    • OR if you want to be a qualified lawyer, pair this combination with the Juris Doctor (6 years in total).
    • From tradition to innovation, the UWA Law School is the leading law school in Western Australia and among the top 100 in the world.

    CRIMINOLOGY AND FORENSICS

    Bachelor of Arts (major in Criminology and second major in Anatomy and Human Biology)
    Bachelor of Biomedical Science (major in Anatomy and Human Biology and second major in Criminology)
    3 years

    • Choose this option and graduate with the same qualification as a double degree one year sooner.

    For more information, head to the UWA website!

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