The Best Units Guide has been developed by the Guild as your one-stop shop for the most interesting and engaging broadening units and electives at UWA! All units featured in the guide were submitted by students who have taken the unit. Want to recommend a unit for the guide? Submit it here!

Units have been categorised based on which degree-specific major discipline they belong to. Depending on your course, units may fill the requirements for broadening units or electives. To check how a unit could fit into your course requirements, visit the UWA Handbook or contact your assigned Faculty Student Office.

Arts

ASIA2004 - POPULAR CULTURE IN ASIA

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Joanna Elfving-Hwang

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: any Level 1 or Level 2 ASIA, KORE, JAPN, CHIN, INDO, ENGL, HIST, PHIL, ARCY, COMM, LING, ANTH, LAW, VISA, MUSC, SOCS or POLS unit.

Student comments: “Loved Jo! Looking forward to taking more of her units.”

ASIA3006 - CONTEMPORARY KOREAN SOCIETY

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Jo Elfving-Hwang

Rating: 5/5

Time Commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: Any Level 2 Humanities or Social Sciences unit.

Student comments: "For a third year unit there was very little pressure, all of the topics were interesting, contact hours kept to a minimum and the lecturer/unit coordinator was so lovely and entertaining, she made me look forward to going to class every week!"

"Jo is such an engaging facilitator and her passion for the subject just makes the unit 100% more interesting and engaging. I highly recommend any unit coordinated by Jo."

CHIN1401 - CHINESE 1

Unit coordinator: Mr Liyong Wang

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

CLAN1101 - LATIN 1

Unit coordinator: Dr Kirk Essary and Professor Yasmin Haskell

Rating: 4.5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

FREN1403 - FRENCH STUDIES 3

Unit coordinator: Sabine Kuuse

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: ATAR FSL (French: Second Language) or equivalent, or approval of convener.

Student comments: “Content is quite similar to Year 12 French.”

GRMN1401 – GERMAN BEGINNERS 1

Unit coordinator: Kati Tonkin

Rating: 4.75/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “It’s fun and makes you more employable. Or you can holiday in a German speaking country!”

“Kati was a wonderful lecturer when I did this unit, it pushed me to do GRMN1402 with Dale, which I thoroughly enjoyed as well.”

“Very good if you want to lead to a short exchange in Germany for 6 weeks!”

"A lot of love and effort went into organising this unit. No lectures, just three highly interactive hours a week with really friendly and highly-skilled teachers. There's many opportunities throughout the semester (both in-class and online) to practise what you've learned and get feedback. In terms of time commitment - if you're looking for a pass, just showing up to class will do; if you're looking to achieve high marks and begin developing German skills for life, so many extra exercises and resources are provided for you to work towards that. The exam is quite fair - it assesses nothing but the basics you learned in class."

GRMN1403 - GERMAN STUDIES (Level 1)

Unit coordinator: Dr Dale Adams

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 6 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: ATAR GSL (German: Second Language) or higher or equivalent.

Student comments: "The weekly lecture assignments include watching movies."

GRMN2403 - GERMAN STUDIES (Level 2)

Unit coordinator: Dr Dale Adams

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 8-9 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: GRMN1402 German Beginners 2

Student comments: No exam! But needs a certain German level to do this unit."

ITAL1401 – ITALIAN STUDIES 1

Unit coordinator: Dr Marinella Caruso

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4 hours per week

Difficulty: Very Difficult

Prerequisites: None

JAPN1401 - JAPANESE 1

Unit coordinator: Dr Reto Hofmann (Crawley); Kyoko Kawasaki (Hong Kong)

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: None

KORE1401 - KOREAN 1

Unit coordinator: Dr Nicola Fraschini

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "Best unit for learning a language."

KORE1402 - KOREAN 2

Unit coordinator: Dr Nicola Fraschini

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: KORE1401 Korean or KORE1101 Korean 1 or equivalent

Student comments: "Dr Fraschini actually wants you to learn Korean. If you go to him with questions after class or other times he’ll always help you."

LING1001 - LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Marie-Eve Ritz

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "A very interesting unit that offers an insight into the broad field of linguistics. It offers many opportunities for you to test your understanding of the concepts and apply them to real-world scenarios: engaging tutorials run weekly, short online tests run once every two weeks. Don't get your anxieties - or hopes - up though, linguistics won't teach you how to speak every language in the world (you WILL however learn, why such a 'cheat code' isn't possible) or give you a massive book on the definitively correct way to speak English (you WILL however explore, what 'correct' means). If you've ever been interested in unpacking the peculiarities of language, definitely jump on board!"

LING1002 - LANGUAGE AS A COGNITIVE SYSTEM

Unit coordinator: Amanda Hamilton

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Super interesting!”

SPAN1401 – SPANISH STUDIES 1

Unit coordinator: Dr Anna Gadd (Semester 1); Raquel Bra Nunez (Summer and Semester 2)

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Student comments: "Learning another language is made very easy and enjoyable by Anna! I especially loved the culture lectures and learning about Spanish culture, it made me desperate to travel to Spain!"

"Kati was a wonderful lecturer when I did this unit, it pushed me to do GRMN1402 with Dale, which I thoroughly enjoyed as well."

ANTH1002 – GLOBAL CHANGE, LOCAL RESPONSES

Unit coordinator: Martin Forsey

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “This unit is run exceptionally well with enough tools to keep students on track throughout the semester. This unit is a great elective for anyone doing POLS1102 or any history units.”

ANTH2405 – SEX, GENDER AND SOCIAL LIFE

Unit coordinator: Dr Sam Han

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: any Level 1 ANTH unit or GEND1901 Days of our Lives: Gender in Australia.

Student comments: “The content was fascinating!”

"I found the content to be a worthwhile switch up in the anthropology and sociology degree to focus more so on the social/society aspect of the degree rather than the theory. It was a in-depth look at the multi-dimensional factors at play in sexuality and gender."

GEND1901 - BEYOND 'GENDER WARS'

Unit coordinator: Dr Chantal Bourgault du Coudray

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 2-5 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "All topics are super relevant, and Chantal facilitates great discussions each week."

PHIL1001 - ETHICS FOR THE DIGITAL AGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO MORAL PHILOSOPHY

Unit coordinator: Asst. Prof. Michael Rubin

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Highly recommend! Rubin is brilliant and engaging and the unit content was so fun.”

PHIL1002 – INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING

Unit coordinator: Nin Kirkham (Summer), Miri Albahari (S1)

Rating: 4.5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Student comments: “Very easy unit with useful content relevant to other fields. It helps develop critical thinking skills.”

“Single most valuable unit I took at university. Should be universally taken.”

PHIL1003 – GOD, MIND AND KNOWLEDGE

Unit coordinator: Asst. Prof. Michael Rubin

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Rubin is a fantastic lecturer. The readings are all very interesting. It gives you a good understanding of philosophy overall and provides interesting persectives on the main topics."

PHIL3008 - WHAT TO DO? HOW TO MAKE RATIONAL DECISIONS UNDER UNCERTAINTY

Unit coordinator: Dr Remco Hesseen

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Very difficult

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 points

HIST3007 - CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN BRITAIN 1600-1900

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. David Barrie

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 2-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 points of Humanities units or permission of the unit coordinator; or any one of: EURO2201 European Civilisation; GEND2902 Men and Masculinities in History; LAWS1110 Crime and Society; or LAWS2223 Criminal Justice Systems.

Student comments: "The workshops are extremely engaging. The unit is fascinating, explaining the advent of modern courts and policing, it gets into serious questions about the nature of crime, and how it is defined. Class debate is encouraged after analysis of the primary sources introduced in each workshop. A really interesting unit, delivered by a true professional who is an expert in the subject matter. History students, as well as Law or Criminology students would especially benefit from taking this unit."

CLAN1001 – MYTHS OF THE GREEKS AND ROMANS: STORY, HISTORY AND REINVENTION

Unit coordinator: Dr Neil O’Sullivan
Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

CLAN2001 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF ATHENS

Unit coordinator: Dr Lara O’Sullivan

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: Any Level 1 CLAN unit.

Student comments: “Although a little difficult, it is very engaging and very fun.”

HIST2005 – HITLER, THE HOLOCAUST AND THE HISTORIANS

Unit coordinator: Dr Giuseppe Finaldi

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: a Level 1 History unit or EURO1101 Europe Now: Cultures and Identities or GEND1901 Gender in Australia.

HIST2008 – WHITE SUPREMACY

Unit coordinator: Dr Jeremy Martens

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: a Level 1 History unit or EURO1101 Europe Now: Cultures and Identities or GEND1901 Gender in Australia.

Student comments: “Explored content that is relevant in this political climate.”

HIST3005 – AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: FREEDOM STRUGGLES FROM PLANTATION TO PRISON AND BEYOND

Unit coordinator: Dr Ethan Blue

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: 12 points of Level 2 units.

LAWS1104 - INTRODUCTION TO LAW

Unit coordinator: Dr Sagi Peari and Dr Renae Barker

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "Best unit 10/10 would do again."

LAWS1110 - CRIME AND SOCIETY

Unit coordinator: Dr Joseph Clare

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-7 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "Great lecturer and great introduction to criminology. Tutorials were a bit of a let-down though."

"It was well presented and the lecturer and tutor made it enjoyable."

LAWS1111 – LAWS, CONFLICT AND CHANGE

Unit coordinator: Dr Jade Lindley and Dr Tamara Tulich

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Jade is full of invaluable information and experience in many areas of the content, but especially criminal law. The unit focuses on minorities and the law which is very eye opening. The tutorials were run expertly! Statutory interpretation is a big part of the unit and not only is it a fun exercise to take apart an act it is also a great skill to learn as it relies on deep analysis and discussion. I really couldn’t recommend this enough as an elective. It definitely helped confirm that I do want to complete the JD in postgrad. Great unit!”

LAWS1112 - ADULTING: LAW FOR EVERYDAY LIVES

Unit coordinator: Ms Kate Offer

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "I don’t know how I would function as an adult without this unit. Very clear and engaging structure with the best unit coordinators on the planet! Even if you’re not interested in law, Kate & Aidan somehow make you fall in love with every day law (that we will need to know eventually!)"

"Such interesting content, you actually learn relatable and useful law! Kate is fun and quirky asf and the assignment was sooo chill and she gave high marks! Exam was good too!"

"Kate made the unit, she was amazing and very funny. This units so interesting as it provides you information of real life laws that affect you. The exam was open book and was just the power points copied and pasted. The only downside were the lectures as there were so many questions asked. But other than that super easy unit and loved it."

"Best unit I did all semester!!!!!! Highly recommend."

"I found the content extremely useful for myself when navigating life stuff as a young adult, and the lecturers are really good at engaging with students!"

LAWS2220 – BIRTH, LIFE, DEATH AND THE LAW

Unit coordinator: Aidan Ricciardo

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 2-5 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: LAWS1104 Introduction to Law or LAWS1111 Law, Conflict and Change (formerly LAWS1111 Legal Systems) or LAWS1120 Australian Legal Principles and Institutions or LAWS1110 Crime and Society or LAWS1112 Adulting: Law for Everyday Lives.

Student comments: “The unit focused on really interesting matters of medical law and the intersection between the law and life sciences generally. I am a science student who did the unit (without having completed any law units before) as a broadening unit and found that it really added another dimension onto a lot of the topics we learn about in a science degree.”

"Aidan is a phenomenal unit coordinator and the unit covers very interesting topics that are useful in day to day life."

"Incredibly engaging content about medical and health law. Tutorials are really fun. Aidan is such an engaging lecturer. I enjoyed every minute! "

LAWS3330 – GENDER AND THE LAW

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Stella Tarrant

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: For Criminology major students: LAWS1110 Crime and Society, LAWS2223 Criminal Justice System and at least one other Level 2 option unit from any major. For all other students: LAWS2227 Law in Action or LAWS2220 Birth, Life, Death and the Law and at least one other Level 2 Law and Society option.

Student comments: "Incredibly rewarding and engaging content."

LAWS5107 - EVIDENCE

Unit coordinator: Aidan Ricciardo

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 7-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Very difficult

Prerequisites: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawerying and LAWS4102 Criminal Law.

Student comments: "A prime example of a difficult topic that was taught very very well. Aidan knows how to break things down Barney style."

MUSC1055 – ELECTRONIC MUSIC: METHODS AND MEANS

Unit coordinator: Dr Christopher Tonkin

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Great fun and a good way to get into music production.”

MUSC1350 – POPULAR MUSIC IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Unit coordinator: Ashley Smith

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Such a fun unit, introduced me to Eurovision which I have become obsessed with. The coordinator makes everything so engaging and fun to learn.”

MUSC1981 – MUSIC ENSEMBLE 1

Unit coordinator: Prof. Alan Lourens and Dr Ashley Smith

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “This unit is perfect for anyone wanting to be a part of a music ensemble, but is for anyone, even if you have no music background/experience! I was in the mixed percussion ensemble, and I really enjoyed it. The ensemble sessions were very relaxed and have a friendly atmosphere.”

“Great unit coordinator and tutors.”

“The best unit ever. You rock up and play some great music and have the best time ever!”

MUSC2342 – MUSIC IN ACTION

Unit coordinator: Dr Cecilia Sun

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Very Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “It was a really fun unit that examines how music functions as performance, not composition."

POLS1101 - UNDERSTANDING POLITICS AND POLICY

Unit coordinator: Dr Jordan Tchillingirian

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

POLS1102 – UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL POLITICS

Unit coordinator: Prof. Samina Yasmeen

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Student comments: “The unit covers a large range of topics that relate to past theories but are hugely relevant to what is happening in the world today.”

PPHE2211 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL IDEAS

Unit coordinator: Dr Lachlan Umbers

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: completion of any POLS or PHIL unit or 24 points in the Bachelor of Arts.

COMM1001 – POWER, PARTICIPATION AND MEANING

Unit coordinator: Dr Tauel Harper

Rating: 4.25/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Tauel is amazing, most engaging lecturer I’ve ever had in my three years at uni.”

ENGL1002 – LITERARY CLASSICS

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Tanya Dalziell

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None
Student comments: “It’s a “chill” unit where you get to read classic books and get to learn the background of the book, author, and study the book itself. It’s really good for anyone who wants to dip their toes in literary studies.”
ENGL1902 – READING BODIES

Unit coordinator: Dr Chantal Bourgault du Coudray

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

ENGL2401 – NETFLICKS: CINEMA AND LONG-FORM TELEVISION

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-5 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “It’s simply one of the most enjoyable units, because everyone has an interest in movies!”

ENGL3200 - WRITING THE ENVIRONMENT

Unit coordinator: Dr Tony Hughes-d'Aeth

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 12+ hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: any level 1 or level 2 ENGL unit or HIST1901 Environmental History.

Student comments: "Changed my worldview - how I conceived of language, the environment, and how human life and endeavours fits into this."

ENGL2501 - CREATIVE WRITING: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Unit coordinator: Dr Daniel Juckes

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "This unit is fantastic! Dr Daniel Juckes is a brilliant lecturer, and I loved this second year creative writing unit."

ARTF2021 - CINEMATIC SPACES

Unit coordinator: Dr Vladimir Todorovic

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 5-10 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: ARTF1052 Fine Arts Studio: Record, Visualise & Imagine and/or ARTF1053 Fine Arts Studio: Space, Time & Beyond.

Student comments: "A creative and engaging introduction to the world of independent film production led by an enthusiastic coordinator with extensive real world experience and expertise."

HART1000 – GREAT MOMENTS IN ART

Unit coordinator: Dr Susanne Meurer

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “The content is amazingly structured and logically organised.”

“It’s really interesting and the content is super engaging.”

“This unit is so much fun, and it makes sense. The lectures are very easy to follow and you can tell every time that the lecturers are passionate, which makes the lectures so much fun to attend. The tutorials are also very engaging, and its very easy for beginners to art history to understand. 11/10 would recommend!!”

URBD1000 – INTRODUCTION TO URBAN DESIGN

Unit coordinator: Dr Julian Bolleter

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “This unit was very well taught when I did it. I learned a lot from this unit, and it sparked a real interest in urban design.”

ARTF1053 - FINE ARTS STUDIO: SPACE, TIME & BEYOND

Unit coordinator: Dr Vladimir Todorovic

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: None

ARCT5885 – BIO-BASED MATERIALS IN GLOBAL SETTINGS

Unit coordinator: Rosangela Tenorio

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 11 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: None (Note: quota of 25 students)

Student comments: "It really stood out to me in terms of the engaging materials. Very crucial skills needed in the future."

EDUC1104 – A WORLD OF MOBILE LEARNING

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Mark Pegrum

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Very easy and straightforward.”

EMPL1101 - INTRODUCTION TO EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

Unit coordinator: Dr Donella Caspersz

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

EMPL1206 – SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF WORK

Unit coordinator: Dr Renata Casado

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Commerce

ACCT1101 – FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Unit coordinator: Dr Leo Langa (Sem 1 & 2), Dr Leo Langa & Ms Nikki Schonfeldt (Sem 2), Dr Mosha Hossain (Summer)

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Leo Langa is a god.”

"Yeah this recommendation only applies if you did accounting in year 11 and 12, you’ll absolutely breeze through it. I did none of the tute questions, showed up and did nothing but vibe with the tutor, did this for about 5 weeks before the mid sem, then looked over and revised the couple of new concepts (by the way I didn’t watch the lectures), did the exam. Another 6 weeks later or whatever the end of sem exam came around, the only new concept was a bank reconciliation statement, which is a format that needs to be remember, absolutely no thinking required... finished with an 80-something overall grade. Look I’m not a genius guy and all other scores that sem were in the 70s, so yeah speaks more about the unit than me... IN SAYING THAT, I STUDIED ACCOUNTING IN 11 & 12. This unit is only easy because of that."

FINA1221 – INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE

Unit coordinator: Dr Frank Liu and Mr Daniel Cahill (Semester 1), Professor Paul Gerrans and Dr Mosharraf Hossain (Semester 2), Dr Russell Poskitt (Summer School)

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Student comments: “Very useful for every day life and the maths required is basic.”

"This unit requires an elementary understanding of maths but overall it is an easy unit and great for general knowledge."

ECON1101 – MICROECONOMICS: PRICES AND MARKETS

Unit coordinator: Dr Inga Kristofferson

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "Really interesting learning about the basics of microeconomics which is applicable to everyone."

"Basic economy knowledge that everyone needs to know."

ECON1111 – QUANTITATIVE METHODS OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Unit coordinator: Dr Luciana Fiorini

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: Mathematics Applications (ATAR) or equivalent.

ECON2105 – RISE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Unit coordinator: Dr Andrew Williams

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or ECON1000 Economics for Business or BUSN1103 Foundations of Global Business.

Student comments: “Very interesting content, fair unit and easy to do well in.”

ECON2245 – BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Unit coordinator: Dr Simon Chang and Dr Bei Li

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets

Student comments: "A really interesting unit looking at the application of basic economics to a business environment and putting it properly into practice. Elisa is such a great lecturer and unit coordinator who is super organised and has a great personality. Couldn’t recommend this unit more highly."

ECON5516 – THE ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC POLICY

Unit coordinator: Dr Tushar Bharati

Time commitment: 6 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “You don't need to have done economics before doing the unit, you will learn a lot, straightforward assessments."

STAT1520 – ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS STATISTICS

Unit coordinator: Marty Firth

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: ATAR Mathematics Applications or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics or MATH0038 Mathematical Analysis or equivalent or higher.

Student comments: “Perfect unit for those who took Math Methods.”

"It is so well organised! There are a tonne of practice questions and practice exams available and they are all very relevant to the lecture content. There are also extra optional lectures where you can have your questions answered or get extra help."
"For any math lovers who enjoys a challenge, STATS1520 is an amazing unit. It requires a lot of practice but both the lecturer (Marty) and my tutor Michael were great at delivering the content and making it as interesting as possible."
"Super easy HD with a little of bit of maths."

"Marty is the best UC. The content is interesting, useful and engaging even you don't know anything about commerce. Highly recommend if you like easy math and 90+ to boost your WAM."

"Amazing lecturer and anyone with a slight maths knowledge will find the unit incredibly easy."

HRMT2237 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Unit coordinator: Dr Joseph Carpini (Semester 1); Dr Trudy Bates (Summer)

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour or MGMT1136 Management and Organisations or EMPL1101 Introduction to Employment Relations or EMPL2202 Australian Employment Relations.

Student comments: "It’s engaging, and useful to everyone in the workforce."

MGMT1135 – ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

Unit coordinator: Dr Ramon Rico (Semester 1), Dr Ruolian Fang (Semester 2)

Rating: 4.5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Highly engaging and encouraged transformative thinking.”

MGMT1136 - MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION

Unit coordinator: Dr Caleb Goods

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: None

MGMT3304 – APPLIED INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY

Unit coordinator: Dr Chris Chalon

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 7 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: MGMT2341 International Management

Student comments: “Fascinating content taught by one of the best lecturers in UWA's business school - the legendary Chris Chalon. If you’ve ever day dreamed about running your own business one day, this is the unit for you."

MGMT5503 - MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

Unit coordinator: Dr Ron Maas

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Difficult unit but extremely rewarding because it helps you develop your critical analysis skills. Interesting content and relevant for daily life. Lecturer encouraged us to think outside the box."

MKTG1203 – INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING

Unit coordinator: Dr Momoko Fujita

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "This unit had so much real life relevance. Even though I’m not studying marketing, I found it very useful. I also had a great tutor for this unit!"

"Extremely easy content with no exam however tutors are slightly harsh in marking assignments."

MKTG3307 – DIGITAL MARKETING

Unit coordinator: Dr Momoko Fujita

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: Any Level 2 Marketing unit.

Student comments: "The unit itself is quite up to date in what is considering a very fast moving digital industry. By learning and being able to apply digital marketing frameworks with a business in the real world, it made for a very fun and enjoyable experience!"

Engineering & Maths

CHPR4407 - TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

Unit coordinator: Dr Jeremy Leggoe

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 10-11 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas.

Student comments: "If you want to learn about Computational Fluid Dynamics, you should go for this unit."

ELEC5501 – ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS

Unit coordinator: Prof. David Huang

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation); ELEC4402 Communications Systems

Student comments: “Amazing organisation and content that is extremely useful in the workplace."

ELEC4404 – SIGNAL PROCESSING

Unit coordinator: Professor Roberto Togneri

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-9 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation).

Student comments: “Lu Jin's teaching style made the content easy to follow." (Note: New Unit Coordinator)

GENG4410 - FOSSIL TO FUTURE: THE TRANSITION

Unit coordinator: Brendan Graham

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 9-11 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation and Mechanical Engineering specialisation).

Student comments: “Crucial content in a world where we all need to understand what is required to move to clean energy and how the transition is happening."

"Very applicable in the current climate, explains the complexities in the global transition that will be occurring over the coming few decades. Very limited prior knowledge needed before and no math."

CITS1001 - SOFTWARE ENGINEERING WITH JAVA

Unit coordinator: Dr Lyndon While (Semester 1) and Professor Ajmal Saeed Mian (Semester 2)

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Very Easy

Prerequisites: Mathematics Applications ATAR or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher.

Student comments: "Amazing to develop a basic understanding of programming."

CITS2002 - SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING

Unit coordinator: Professor Amitava Datta

Rating: 3/5

Time commitment: 8-9+ hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods

Student comments: "I am only submitting this because I saw this unit on the good units list. Chris is amazing but this is a notoriously difficult unit in the CS major. Would not recommend to any beginner programmers. Even for someone who had been coding for a while I found this hard to pick up."

CITS2401 - COMPUTER ANALYSIS AND VISUALISATION

Unit coordinator: Dr Jin Hong (Semester 1) and Dr Naveed Akhtar (Semester 2)

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: ATAR Mathematics Methods or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or equivalent or higher.

PHYS1021 - APPLIED PHYSICS A

Unit coordinator: Dr Ralph James

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: Mathematics Applications ATAR or Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR (or equivalents); or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent

Student comments: "It's very easy if you did some basic math and physics in HS. Rocked up to tests without watching any lectures, only skim through lecture notes and scored HD. No exam, 3 tests each has 15 MCQ, all from assignments. Labs are easy 90+."

PHYS2001 QUANTUM PHYSICS AND ELECTROMAGNETISM

Unit coordinator: Dr Darren Grasso

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: (PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers or PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics) and PHYS1002 Modern Physics and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus

Student comments: “Very well organised and very very interesting, a perfect blend of higher level maths in order to bring out some higher level physics."

PHYS2002 – MANY PARTICLE SYSTEMS

Unit coordinator: Dr Darren Grasso

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: (PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers or PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics) and PHYS1002 Modern Physics and (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)

Student comments: “Ian is so good at explaining concepts that he makes quantum mechanics and particle physics seem easy. Even now in third year I look back to his explanations when I can’t understand a concept. Also a very well organised and easy to follow unit.”

SCIE1121 – OUR UNIVERSE

Unit coordinator: Prof. Linqing Wen

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

MATH1011 – MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS

Unit coordinator: Professor Luchezar Stoyanov (Semester 1) and Professor Michael Small (Semester 2)

Rating: 4.5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: Mathematics Specialist ATAR or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent

Student comments: "Tests are the exact same as the practise ones, tutors are great and such an interesting unit if you like maths!"

"Its hard to understand but the questions are always recycled and its very easy to score a high mark"

MATH1012 – MATHEMATICAL THEORY AND METHODS

Unit coordinator: Dr Alice Devillers (Semester 1) and Professor Lyle Noakes (Semester 2)

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 2 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: Mathematics Specialist ATAR or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent

Student comments: "Super easy content."

MATH1720 – MATHEMATICS FUNDAMENTALS

Unit coordinator: Dr Miccal Matthews (Semester 1); and Associate Professor John Bamberg (Semester 2)

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: Mathematics Applications ATAR (with a scaled score of less than 50) or with permission.

Science

IMED1108 – ISSUES IN WOMEN’S HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Unit coordinator: Dr Demelza Ireland

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Such a great unit. Demelza is an amazing unit coordinator and the unit is so relevant to everyday life. Both men and women would benefit from doing this unit. Can’t recommend highly enough.”

IMED2200 - MENTAL WELLBEING FOR TODAY'S WORLD

Unit coordinator: Dr Kellie Bennett, Dr Zaza Lyons

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “If you follow along the with the readings and lectures, participating in lectures will be a breeze. Assessments wise- it is perfect as there are two online quizzes, an essay and a presentation. Thus one less exam to worry about.”

IMED 2208 – ISSUES IN WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: MAJOR DISEASES AND HEALTH PROBLEMS

Unit coordinator: Dr Demelza Ireland, Dr Philippa Martyr

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “So interesting and fun! The assignments are great and give you lots of choice.”

IMED3301 – ISSUES IN WOMEN’S HEALTH RESEARCH

Unit coordinator: Dr Demelza Ireland

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 5-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: IMED2208 Issues in Women's Reproductive Health

Student comments: "This unit was so incredible! It gave an accurate insight into the world of research and research proposals, including all the steps to write your own high-level original research proposal."

IMED3111 - INTEGRATED MEDICAL SYSTEMS 1

Unit coordinator: Dr Marcus Dabner and Dr Kellie Bennett

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 24+ hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: (1) 96 points credit including completion of all level 2 units in Major of Integrated Medical Sciences and Clinical Practice (MJD-IMSCP); or Enrolment in Doctor of Medicine; (2) Students must comply with the requirements of the Faculty's Infection Control Requirements prior before commencement of year 3, and during enrolment in year 3; (3) Students must show first aid competence equivalent to assesment requirements for HLTAID003, valid for no more than three years at the time of enrolment in this unit.

Student comments: "Most wholesome and hardworking unit cos ive ever had at UWA."

PHAR1101 – DRUGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Unit coordinator: Philip Burcham

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “10/10 unit, interesting and easy.”

“Fun Kahoot sessions, interesting lectures and easy to follow content.”

“Best unit I’ve ever done. I wish I could take it again.”

“Was the best unit I’ve ever done.”

"Medicine is part of our everyday life and interesting to learn how it affects us individually and also where is derived from."

"Really interesting, unit coordinators where passionate, caring and accommodating. The unit itself is very well organised and easy to follow."

"If you have a fairly good memory, and revise the content regularly, it’s a very easy HD. It’s also crazy interesting. I learned so much! I think it’s essential for anyone studying something in the area of life and health sciences."

"If you stay on the top of the contents and do the practice questions before the tests and the exam, it is easy for you to get D or HD. Also this unit has no tutorials and has tests and exams only. Therefore, you will have much more time to study this unit. Overall the contents of the lectures are very interesting and meaningful."

MICR5829 - FOUNDATIONS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Unit coordinator: Dr Kate Hammer

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 12+ hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases (51330); or the Master of Infectious Diseases (52530) or the Master of Clinical Pathology (92510)

NEUR1001 – NEUROSCIENCE IN SOCIETY

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Jenny Rodger and Dr Dominique Blache

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Great unit that will suit a busy timetable.”

PUBH1102 – HEALTH AND GLOBALISATION

Unit coordinator: Dr Justin Denny

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

PUBH2209 – PLAGUES, POX AND PANDEMICS: THE HISTORY OF DEATH AND DISEASE

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Angus Cook

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy/moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Interesting content about the history of medicine.”

“Very interesting content and enjoyable.”

“Very interesting content, unit was well organised and applied aspects of history and public health/medical knowledge through lectures, primary sources, discussions etc. Fantastic!”

"Really good unit! The content was super interesting! 5 tuts over the semester and 5 mini MCQs! The final exam was open book and we got to choose what topics we wrote on! The essay was great and really easy to put together a good answer! Highly recommend as a broadening unit!"

"It definitely works your brain, but it’s one of the most interesting units I’ve ever done! If you’re okay with lots of writing it’s an easy HD. Lectures are super interesting PLUS they give you an overview of what the exam questions will roughly be from the beginning of the unit."

PUBH3307 - HEALTH SYSTEMS AND POLICY

Unit coordinator: Dr Ian Li

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-9 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: PUBH2204 Disease Prevention and Control

Student comments: "Really interesting content delivered in a really engaging way."

AGRI2201 – PASTURE AND LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS

Unit coordinator: Prof. Megan Ryan, Prof. Phil Vercoe

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: 6 Points Either BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (ID 1254) Or BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology (ID 1244) Or AGRI1001 Feeding the World (ID 7250) And 6 Points Either SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis (ID 1288) Or STAT1400 Statistics for Science (ID 388) Or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics (ID 397).

Student comments: “Fantastic and particularly important if you’re looking to finding where your meat comes from.”

EART1105 – THE DYNAMIC PLANET

Unit coordinator: Dr Naomi Tucker

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Very interesting unit that teaches you about volcanoes, earthquakes, palaeontology.”

ENVT1104 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Unit coordinator: Dr Deidre Gleeson and Professor Daniel Murphy

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-5 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “If you’re into the environment or want to learn a little bit this is the unit for you. The excursion really made this unit for me, I loved every second of this class."

ENVT2220 - THE CLIMATE SYSTEM

Unit coordinator: Prof. Jason Beringer

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 5-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “So interesting, assignments so well structured and organized, absolutely fantastic engaging helpful tutor."

ENVT2236 – SOIL SCIENCE

Unit coordinator: Dr Louise Barton

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: EART1105 The Dynamic Planet or ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology or BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology and (SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis or STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics), and Chemistry ATAR or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry.

Student comments: “Probably the best unit I have done to date.”

ENVT3338 - LAND CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT

Unit coordinator: Dr Matthias Leopold

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4+ hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: EART1105 The Dynamic Planet or ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology or BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology and (SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis or STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics), and Chemistry ATAR or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry.

Student comments: “Probably the best unit I have done to date.”

GEOG3305 - URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN

Unit coordinator: Dr Linda Robson

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 7-24 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: URBD1000 Urban Design or GEOG2205 Geographies of Economic Development or GEOG2206 Social Geography and Planning Introductory Chemistry.

Student comments: “The Lecturer, tutor and unit-coordinator (Linda Robson) is very knowledgeable, interested, experiences and prepared to take this unit."

GEOG1104 – DISASTERS!

Unit coordinator: Prof. Petra Tschakert

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Amazing unit! A great way to learn how climate change affects race, gender and class and how vulnerability is big factor in climate change!”

"Was so engaging, learnt a lot and broaden my perspective on so many issues around the world!"

GEOG2202 - READING LANDSCAPES: PEOPLE AND PROCESSES

Unit coordinator: Dr Nik Callow

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week (+ 1 x 3-day field trip)

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: GEOG1103 Coastal Cities: Geographical Perspectives OR GEOG1104 Disasters! OR Geog1106 Climate Change: Environment and Society OR Approval of Unit Co-ordinator.

Student comments: “This unit was based around a 3 day fieldwork trip in Perth, it was very engaging and the activities were great! It was just a great experience, highly recommended. And Nik and Matt made it a blast!"

GEOG2206 – SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING

Unit coordinator: Dr Sarah Prout Quicke

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 5 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: GEOG1103 Coastal Cities: Geographical Perspectives OR GEOG1104 Disasters! OR GEOG1106 Climate Change: Environment and Society OR Approval of Unit Co-ordinator.

Student comments: “Sarah is a really helpful lecturer, and is really open about discussing the content in the unit. It provides an awesome blend of theory and practice due to the way it’s delivered (in my year it was ~8 weeks theory, followed by a few weeks of putting the geographical/social justice concepts in practice). I found Sarah’s feedback helpful on my assignments - she’ll give it if you ask her for it."

ANIM2001 - THE DARWINIAN REVOLUTION

Unit coordinator: Associate Professor Joseph Tomkins and Professor Jonathan Evans

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "Guest lecturers specialised in specific lecture topics provides students the opportunity to ask about the content in further detail."

"By far the most interesting, different and engaging unit I took. Unit co-ordinators and lecturers were very helpful."

"A great new unit with really interesting content. Most lectures are delivered by guest lecturers from either the biological sciences or the humanities who explain how their area of expertise relates to either the theory, applications or societal implication of Darwinian thought, and the result is a stimulating blend of evolutionary biology and the social sciences."

PLNT2204 – PLANT DIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION

Unit coordinator: Dr Karen Bell & Dr Pieter Poot

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: 6 Points Either BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (ID 1254) Or BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology (ID 1244) Or SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell (ID 1019).

ANHB1101 – HUMAN BIOLOGY I: BECOMING HUMAN

Unit coordinator: Dr Vanessa Hayes

Rating: 4.75/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "Great unit for students taking IMED1001&1002. Lots of content overlap and is better taught than IMED itself! Labs are really fun as well."

ANHB1102 – HUMAN BIOLOGY I: BEING HUMAN

Unit coordinator: Fiona O'Shea and Dr Vanessa Hayes

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "60% of this unit is the final exam while the remaining 40% consists of tutorial participation and the online quizzes which have multiple attempts. Therefore, it is easy to grab the first 40% of the unit marks. Then if you pass the final exam, you can get a D. It is easy to get a Distinction. If you want to get High Distinction, hard work is needed. "

ANHB2216 – HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Unit coordinator: Dr Caitlin Wyrwoll and Dr Jeremy Smith

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 7 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: "Extremely enjoyable as well as informative."

APHB5503 NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY

Unit coordinator: Dr Jeremy Smith

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 8 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: Enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science or the Master of Health Science

Student comments: "Most interesting unit I've ever taken."

SSEH1103 – PHYSICAL FITNESS AND HEALTH

Unit coordinator: Nat Benjanuvatra (Sem 1 & 2), Assoc. Prof. Peter Peeling (Summer)

Rating: 4.75/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Excellent stepping stone to begin exercising as it teaches you everything you need to know to maintain or increase physical fitness.”

"It was a fun unit to participate in and get fit!"

SSEH1104 – ACTIVE LEADERSHIP 1: DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Unit coordinator: Michael Rosenberg

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “Great unit to loosen up; with your choice of sailing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking or mountain biking.”

CHEM1002 - CHEMISTRY: STRUCURE AND REACTIVITY

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Matthew Piggott (Semester 1); Assoc. Prof. Keith Stubbs (Semester 2)

Rating: 3/5

Time commitment: 3-13 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

Prerequisites: ATAR Chemistry (or equivalent) or CHEM1105 Introductory Chemistry or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry

Student comments: "Labs were fun and entertaining to use equipment you won’t get to use often."

CHEM1004 – BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY

Unit coordinator: Dr Dino Spagnoli, Prof. Liz Quail

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

Prerequisites: ATAR Chemistry (or equivalent) or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry

Student comments: “Presented interesting and reasonably useful content.”

SCIE1106 – MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL

Unit coordinator: Dr Thomas Martin

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: (Human Biology: ATAR or equivalent; or Biology: ATAR or equivalent; or ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human; or ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human; or BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology; or IMED1001 Form and Function) and (Chemistry: ATAR or equivalent or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry)

Student comments: "Incredibly easy exam, and very manageable HD."

"This unit is a little content-heavy but easily manageable if you put in a reasonable amount of effort. It is really well-designed and absolutely rewarding; it also gives you an insight to the field of study. Personally, it has really stimulated my interest. The lecturers are awesome guys and explain concepts well and won't put you to sleep despite the amount of information in one slide. Overall the lectures are well organised and it's really easy to follow the gist. They also introduce you to their studies and encourage you to contact them if you're interested. There's online tests and lecture-based revision quizzes which would well prepare you for the exam (ALL MCQs!) Absolutely rewarding unit, can't recommend enough!"

FNSC2200 – MYSTERIES OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Daniel Franklin and Ambika Flavel

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Student comments: “It was extremely interesting and engaging. The tutors were so friendly and helpful."

PSYC1101 – PSYCHOLOGY: MIND AND BRAIN

Unit coordinator: Dr Briana Kennedy and Assoc. Prof. Romina Palermo

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: None

Student comments: “This is probably the best organised unit I have done. The requirements are clear and there is a definite focus on engagement and collaborative learning.”

PSYC1102 – PSYCHOLOGY: BEHAVIOUR IN CONTEXT

Unit coordinator: Dr Nicolas Fay, Dr Tim Kurz

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Prerequisites: None

Difficulty: Easy

PSYC2203 - INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Troy Visser

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 5-7 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Prerequisites: PSYC1101 Psychology: Mind and Brain or PSYC1102 Psychology: Behaviour in Context

Student comments: "Lecturer was very kind and interesting, and explained the topics thoroughly. This unit could be a lot of fun for someone who enjoys maths, but was an extremely engaging unit for me (who doesn’t like maths) too! My favourite unit this semester, almost wish I could have this lecturer again!"

PSYC2215 – COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Ullrich Ecker and Dr Lynden Miles

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Prerequisites: PSYC1101 Psychology: Mind and Brain or PSYC1102 Psychology: Behaviour in Context

Difficulty: Moderate