The Best Units Guide has been developed by the Guild’s Education Council 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.

ANTH1002 – GLOBAL CHANGE, LOCAL RESPONSES

Unit coordinator: Martin Forsey
Rating: 4/5
Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate
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
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."

ASIA2004 – POPULAR CULTURE IN ASIA

Unit coordinator:

Assoc. Prof. Joanna Elfvin-Hwang, Dr Masafumi Monden
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week
Difficulty: Easy
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
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: Dr Xianlin Song

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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

Unit coordinator: Neil O’Sullivan
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate

CLAN1101 – LATIN 1

Unit coordinator: Neil O’Sullivan

Rating: 4.5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

CLAN2001 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF ATHENS

Unit coordinator: Lara O’Sullivan

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

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

COMM1001 – POWER, PARTICIPATION AND MEANING

Unit coordinator: Tauel Harper

Rating: 4.25/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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

EDUC1104 – A WORLD OF MOBILE LEARNING

Unit coordinator: Mark Pegrum
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week
Difficulty: Very easy
Student comments: “Very easy and straightforward.”

EMPL1206 – SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF WORK

Unit coordinator:Dr ReN

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy


ENGL1002 – LITERARY CLASSICS

Unit coordinator: Tanya Dalziell

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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: Alison Bartlett

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

ENGL2401 – NETFLICKS: CINEMA AND LONG-FORM TELEVISION

Unit coordinator: Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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

FNSC2200 – MYSTERIES OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

Unit coordinator: Daniel Franklin, Ambika Flavel

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Student comments: “Extremely fun and interactive.”

“Very engaging, and the interactive pre-labs were definitely a plus.”

FREN1403 – FRENCH STUDIES 3

Unit coordinator: Sabine Kuuse

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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

GEND1901 – GENDER IN AUSTRALIA

Unit coordinator: Chantal Bourgault du Coudray

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

GRMN1401 – GERMAN BEGINNERS 1

Unit coordinator: Kati Tonkin

Rating: 4.75/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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."

HART1000 – GREAT MOMENTS IN ART

Unit coordinator: Susanne Meurer

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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!!”

HIST1002 – AN AGE OF VIOLENCE: THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD, 1789-2010

Unit coordinator: Giuseppe Finaldi

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

Student comments: “Very interesting and engaging for those with a degree of passion for history.”

HIST1102 – CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN CULTURE IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Unit coordinator: Kati Tonkin

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Student comments: “Such an interesting way to learn about general knowledge about Europe. Relevant popular culture topics were often included, such as sports and music (Eurovision). Tutors were awesome and discussions always very engaging. What you learn from this unit is actual world knowledge that you can apply in everyday life and in your other units.”

“This was hands down the best unit I’ve taken. Such interesting content for literally anyone!”

HIST2001 – RESTAGING THE PAST: CINEMA AND THE PRACTICE OF HISTORY

Unit coordinator: Giuseppe Finaldi

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

HIST2005 – HITLER, THE HOLOCAUST AND THE HISTORIANS

Unit coordinator: Giuseppe Finaldi

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

HIST2008 – WHITE SUPREMACY

Unit coordinator: Jeremy Martens

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

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: Ethan Blue

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Difficult

ITAL1401 – ITALIAN STUDIES 1

Unit coordinator: Dr Marinella Caruso

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4 hours per week

Difficulty: Very Difficult

JAPN1401 – JAPANESE 1

Unit coordinator: Romit Dasgupta

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

KORE1401 – KOREAN 1

Unit coordinator: Nicola Fraschini

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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
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."

KORE2811 - KOREAN CULTURE FROM KORYO TO K-POP

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Joanna Elfving-Hwang
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 6 hours per week
Difficulty: Easy
Student comments: "This unit was just super informative and interesting. Gives you so much perspective on Korean history and how culture has evolved from then until now. "

LACH1020 - THE CULTURE OF NATURE

Unit coordinator: Joely-Kym Sobott
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Easy
Student comments: "Fascinating look into the way nature is conceived of and interacted with through the lenses of different cultures, practices, traditions, and perspectives. As an arts student, it was the perfect broadening unit; it covers a wide range of approaches to its subject and I believe it would be relevant to students of any discipline."

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

LAWS1110 - CRIME AND SOCIETY

Unit coordinator: Dr Joseph Clare
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate
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: Jade Lindley

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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!”

LAWS2220 – BIRTH, LIFE, DEATH AND THE LAW

Unit coordinator: Aidan Ricciardo

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 2-5 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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
Student comments: "Incredibly rewarding and engaging content."


LING1001 - LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

Unit coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Marie-Eve Ritz
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week
Difficulty: Easy
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: Dr Maia Ponsonnet

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

Student comments: “Super interesting!”

MUSC1055 – ELECTRONIC MUSIC: METHODS AND MEANS

Unit coordinator: Christopher Tonkin

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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

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: Alan Lourens

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

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

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


PHIL1001 – JUSTICE AND CONTEMPORARY ETHICS

Unit coordinator: Michael Rubin

Rating: 5/5Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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: Michael Rubin

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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.


POLS1101 - THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC STATE

Unit coordinator: Alan Bloomfield
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate

POLS1102 – THE CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

Unit coordinator: Mark Beeson

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

SPAN1401 – SPANISH STUDIES 1

Unit coordinator: Dr Anna Gadd
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! "


URBD1000 – INTRODUCTION TO URBAN DESIGN

Unit coordinator: Zoe Myers

Rating: 4/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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.”

VISA1053 – VIDEO ART: METHODS AND MEANS

Unit coordinator: Paul Trinidad

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

IMED1108 – ISSUES IN WOMEN’S HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Unit coordinator: Demelza Ireland
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week
Difficulty: Very easy
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: Assoc. Prof. Kellie Bennett, Dr Zaza Lyons
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate
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: Demelza Ireland, Philippa Martyr

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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 Demela Ireland
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 5-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate
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."

PHAR1101 – DRUGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Unit coordinator: Philip Burcham

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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. "

ACCT1101 – FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Unit coordinator: Leo Langa

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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."

ECON1101 – MICROECONOMICS: PRICES AND MARKETS

Unit coordinator: Inga Kristofferson
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week
Difficulty: Easy
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: Inga Kristoffersen
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week
Difficulty: Very easy

ECON2105 – RISE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Unit coordinator: Paul Crompton

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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

ECON2245 – BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Unit coordinator: Dr Elisa Birch
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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

EMPL1101 - INTRODUCTION TO EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

Unit coordinator: Dr. Donella Caspersz
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate

FINA1221 – INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE

Unit coordinator: Keith Godfrey

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"

MGMT1135 – ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

Unit coordinator: Francesco Cangliano

Rating: 4.5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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


MGMT3304 – APPLIED INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY

Unit coordinator: Dr Chris Chalon

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 7 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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 David Fan
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week
Difficulty: Difficult
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: Paul Harrigan

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Very easy

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!"

MKTG3307 – DIGITAL MARKETING

Unit coordinator: Momoko Fujita
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 6 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate

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! "

STAT1520 – ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS STATISTICS

Unit coordinator: Marty Firth

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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 ."

AGRI2201 – PASTURE AND LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS

Unit coordinator: Megan Ryan, Phil Vercoe
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Easy
Student comments: “Fantastic and particularly important if you’re looking to finding where your meat comes from.”

ANHB1101 – HUMAN BIOLOGY I: BECOMING HUMAN

Unit coordinator: Vanessa Hayes
Rating: 4.75/5
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate
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
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

Student comments: "Extremely enjoyable as well as informative "

ANIM1001 – THE DARWINIAN EVOLUTION

Unit coordinator: Joseph Tomkins, Jonathan Evans

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy

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.”

CHEM1004 – BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY

Unit coordinator: Dino Spagnoli, Paul Attwood
Rating: 4/5
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Very easy
Student comments: “Presented interesting and reasonably useful content.”

CHPR4407 - TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

Unit coordinator: Dr Jeremy Leggoe
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 10-11 hours per week
Difficulty: Difficult

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

CITS1001 - SOFTWARE ENGINEERING WITH JAVA

Unit coordinator: Dr Lyndon While, Prof. Ajmal Saeed Mian
Rating: 4/5
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Very Easy
Student comments: "Amazing to develop a basic understanding of programming."

CITS2002 - SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING

Unit coordinator: Dr Chris McDonald
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 6-7 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate

CITS2401 - COMPUTER ANALYSIS AND VISUALISATION

Unit coordinator: Dr. Ghulam Mubashar Hassan
Rating: 4/5
Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week
Difficulty: Easy

EART1105 – THE DYNAMIC PLANET

Unit coordinator: Mary Gee

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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

ELEC5501 – ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS

Unit coordinator: Prof. David Huang
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate
Student comments: “Amazing organisation and content that is extremely useful in the workplace."

ENVT2236 – SOIL SCIENCE

Unit coordinator: Louise Barton
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate
Student comments: “Probably the best unit I have done to date.”


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."

GEOG1104 – DISASTERS!

Unit coordinator: Petra Tschakert

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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: 2 hours for 7 weeks after the initial 3 day field trip
Difficulty: Moderate
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
Time commitment: 5 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate
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 ."


MATH1011 – MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS

Unit coordinator: Prof. Snezana Abarzhi, Prof. Michael Giudici
Rating: 4.5/5
Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate
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 and Assoc. Prof. Michael Giudici
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 2 hours per week
Difficulty: Very easy
Student comments: "Super easy content."

MATH1720 – MATHEMATICS FUNDAMENTALS

Unit coordinator: Des Hill
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week
Difficulty: Very easy

MICR5829 - FOUNDATIONS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Unit coordinator: Dr Kate Hammer
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 12+ hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate

NEUR1001 – NEUROSCIENCE IN SOCIETY

Unit coordinator: Jenny Rodger
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week
Difficulty: Easy
Student comments: “Great unit that will suit a busy timetable.”

PHYS2002 – THE PHYSICS OF PARTICLES

Unit coordinator: Ian McArthur

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate

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.”

PLNT2204 – PLANT DIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION

Unit coordinator: Kevin Thiele, Karen Bell
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate

PSYC1101 – PSYCHOLOGY: MIND AND BRAIN

Unit coordinator: Jason Bell
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate
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
Difficulty: Easy

PSYC2215 – COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Unit coordinator: Ullrich Ecker
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate

PUBH1102 – HEALTH AND GLOBALISATION

Unit coordinator: Ania Stasinka
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate

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

Unit coordinator: Angus Cook
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week
Difficulty: Easy
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!"

SCIE1121 – OUR UNIVERSE

Unit coordinator: Linqing Wen

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 0-2 hours per week

Difficulty: Easy


SCIE1106 – MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL

Unit coordinator: Thomas Martin

Rating: 5/5

Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Difficulty: Moderate
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!"


SSEH1103 – PHYSICAL FITNESS AND HEALTH

Unit coordinator: Nat Benjanuvatra
Rating: 4.75/5
Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week
Difficulty: Moderate
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

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

ARCT5885 – BIO-BASED MATERIALS IN GLOBAL SETTINGS

Unit coordinator: Rosangela Tenorio
Rating: 5/5
Time commitment: 11 hours per week
Difficulty: Difficult

Student comments: "It is a new unit and it really stood out to me in terms of the engaging materials. Very crucial skills needed in the future."