Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree with a major in Engineering Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;1 or

(b) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and

(ii) prior studies in engineering, physics or mathematics;

or

(c) completed units in the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary course at UWA as prescribed by the Faculty;

or

(d) completed a UWA Diploma in Science with a major in Engineering Science with an average of at least 60 per cent.

1 Students who commenced Engineering Science from 2015 and who are not in the Direct Pathway are required to achieve a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent in their bachelor's degree.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit awards:

  • 60260 Graduate Certificate in Engineering (24 points)
  • 60330 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Professional Engineering course before completing it, but after completing course core units and/or specialisation-specific units to the value of 24 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Engineering.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Professional Engineering course before completing it, but after completing course core units and/or specialisation-specific units to the value of 48 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Engineering.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 144 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 48 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed a major in Engineering Science from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 48 points.

Satisfactory progress

8.(1) Subject to (2), to make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the Faculty approves otherwise.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who make satisfactory progress are assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the second time are assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the third time are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent, which is calculated based on —

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules
Professional practicum

13.(1) Students are required to complete at least 450 hours of suitable practical experience as approved by the Faculty.

(2) With the support of the Faculty, students are expected to make their own arrangements for practical experience.

(3) The Faculty may, on written application by a student and on production of satisfactory evidence, accept work completed by the student prior to acceptance into the course as fulfilling the requirements of (1).

(4) Students must submit an online portfolio (GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio2) at the end of their final semester of study in the Master of Professional Engineering. The portfolio must refer to the practicum work completed under (1) and/or (3) above and demonstrate the student's attainment of the sixteen elements of competency outlined in the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer. Students may also refer to coursework activities in their portfolio. Certificates of Work Performed and other evidence must be included.

2 Students enrol in GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio in their final semester of study. They may, however, contribute material to their portfolio at any time during their studies.

Substitution

14. Where a student has completed relevant studies in a course accredited by Engineers Australia, the Faculty may permit or require a student to substitute for specialisation specific units other units available within the course up to a value of 24 points, provided that no more than 48 points are completed at Level 4.

Admissions/enrolment-related rules

15. Students who have not completed WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B, or equivalent are required to take additional preparatory units, and may not be able to complete in a full-time enrolment.