The University of Western Australia

When you join the UWA community, you will find dynamic and forward-thinking colleagues who, like you, are determined to challenge convention and make new things happen.

Accepting a role at UWA allows you to use your research and academic curiosity to help set you, and this university, apart from others. We operate more than 130 research and training centres and receive roughly 80 per cent of all research funding to Western Australian universities annually.

We celebrate strong industry partnerships and are placed equal first in Australia on key measures, including research intensity and research grants, according to the Good Universities Guide 2016. QS World Rankings has given us its highest rating of 5 Stars+ and we rank in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

At UWA, we help people make the most of the possibilities presented. The University is a community of people with a desire to make the most of their potential and contribute to the world's advancement.

Join us and pursue your ambitions.

Mission

To provide world-class education, research and community engagement for the advancement of prosperity and welfare of our communities.

Vision

To be recognised as one of the world’s top 50 global universities by 2050.

Facilities

UWA brings together heritage architecture and state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities to provide you with an ideal learning environment.

Barry J Marshall LibraryBarry J Marshall Library
This library is UWA’s hub for science students and researchers. Named after the University’s Nobel Prize-winning professor, it has soundproofed study rooms, multimedia suites and a café on site.
Bayliss Building
Home to the School of Molecular Sciences, this five-storey building is a thriving centre for world-class research, with advanced labs on every level. It’s also the largest building on the UWA campus and features an impressive DNA double helix design.
Business School
The UWA Business School educates tomorrow’s leaders in a $50 million contemporary building, overlooking the Swan River.
Clinical Training and Education CentreClinical Training and Education Centre (CTEC)
CTEC is Australia’s premier medical and surgical skills training centre and one of the most advanced medical technology complexes in the world. Students are taught in the interactive hospital-style setting using cutting-edge simulations.
Cultural Precinct
The Cultural Precinct is UWA’s cultural hub, supporting music, theatre, dance, literature and art exhibition programs. It also supports broader arts and cultural events that take place throughout the year, including collaborating with the Perth International Arts Festival.
Guild villageGuild Village
The Guild Village is a hive of activity where you’ll find food outlets, bookshops, a print shop, banking facilities, hairdresser, travel agent, medical centre and other useful student amenities. Market day is held twice a week, where vendors sell a range of goods including clothing, jewellery, books, trinkets and more.
Indian Ocean Marine Research Facility building (IOMRC)Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC)
UWA houses IOMRC, the largest marine research capability in the Indian Ocean Rim and a multimillion-dollar facility which will enable Australia to expand international research.
Lawrence Wilson Art GalleryLawrence Wilson Art Gallery (LWAG)
LWAG was the first art museum built at an Australian university and is regarded as one of the finest university galleries in Australia. The gallery presents a diverse exhibition program each year, including works from The University of Western Australia Art Collection, historical and contemporary art as well as travelling exhibitions.
Oral Health Centre Western Australia (OHCWA)Oral Health Centre
In partnership with the Western Australian Government, UWA has an Oral Health Centre offering students the most modern teaching and clinical services available.
Reid Library
With more than a million books in UWA’s Reid Library, it’s the largest academic library in Western Australia. Recent works doubled the number of collaborative student spaces and improved the facilities, technology and access available, as well as delivering a brand new café. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, there are several specialist subject libraries around campus, including law, music, medical and dental, and more.
St George's residential collegeResidential colleges
UWA’s five residential colleges are directly opposite the campus and offer a world-class living and learning environment. Each campus has its own distinct culture and provides a unique and valuable dimension to your university experience. As a resident, you will enjoy academic support; a full calendar of sporting, cultural and social events; leadership opportunities; and fantastic facilities.
UWA Sport
The University has swimming pools, tennis and squash courts and numerous social sports, clubs and outdoor programs including stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing and other environment-driven experiences.

EZONE UWA (Coming up)
EZONE UWA will produce outstanding graduates and deliver innovative solutions in the fields of engineering and mathematical sciences. It will feature a network of flexible research, teaching and industry engagement spaces.
 

Faculties

Arts, Business, Law and Education

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education (ABLE) brings together disciplines aiming to understand and enhance human societies, cultures and institutions. The Faculty involves world-leading expertise across a number of fields of academic scholarship, including business, design, education, humanities, law, music and social sciences.

It comprises seven schools that provide for disciplinary coherence and capitalise on emerging and existing cross-disciplinary opportunities in teaching, research and external engagement.

Health and Medical Sciences

The Faculty mission is to provide education, service and research that creates better health for the benefit of the Western Australian, Australian and international communities. Implicit in this statement is acknowledgement of the rights and needs of Indigenous people.

Our priorities are to:

  • promote teaching and learning to the highest international standards
  • contribute to culturally safe healthcare and healthcare practices
  • increase understanding, prevention and effective management of disease
  • development of knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences within the multidimensional views of health

Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences’ vision is to empower people to change the world.

Our goal is to produce independent graduates who are empowered to change the world and seek solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges. Our engineering in practice creates profound change and improvement in society. Graduates are equipped with the technical skills and social capital to become leaders of the future.

The Faculty has an international reputation for excellence in research and has adopted an integrated and collaborative approach. Researchers work together in multidisciplinary groups to revolutionise engineering and mathematical science research, and position Western Australia at the forefront of Engineering for Remote Operations (ERO). In a world that requires smarter use of energy and resources, and real changes to the way we work, live and interact, our challenge is to develop technologies that fulfil the demands of our 21st century expectations.

One of UWA’s founding faculties, the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has educated Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Scholars, Eureka Prize winners, CEOs and seven of Australia’s Top 100 most influential engineers. This is an exciting time for the Faculty, as development of its new multimillion-dollar infrastructure project gets underway. EZONE UWA, an inspirational and flexible teaching and research space, will help to enrich the student experience and foster further collaborative research innovation.

Science

Science has the power to change our world for the better. UWA’s Faculty of Science is harnessing this power to improve society, save lives and protect our environment.

Our world-renowned scientists are collaborating with international and industry partners to make discoveries of global significance.

Providing the very best experience is a priority for the Faculty, we successfully equip our students with the skills needed to compete in an increasingly competitive employment market.

A stunning location and a vibrant campus

Adjacent to the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the central business district, our Perth campus is among the most picturesque in the nation. With grand sandstone buildings among leafy heritage-listed gardens, the University offers unparalleled resources.

Situated in a land of diverse ecosystems and ancient landscapes, Perth is a modern, global city connected to both the past and the future within the rich cultural history and heritage of Western Australia.