Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary (coursework)

This course caters for students with a bachelor's degree in a non-engineering area of study (e.g. a Bachelor of Science), and is designed to enable students to move into the professionally accredited Master of Professional Engineering on completion. A student who has completed some studies in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics to an appropriate level within their undergraduate bachelor's degree may be eligible to have these studies recognised, reducing the length of their course.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MPE Prelim
Course code
60450
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
CRICOS code
074100F

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Articulation
The Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary has the following exit awards: 60260 Graduate Certificate in Engineering (24 points) (24 points), 60330 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (48 points) (48 points)
Credit points required
72
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 years
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Michael Johns
Fees
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

(1) The course comprises the units required for admission to the Master of Professional Engineering taken from the following:

(a) units required to complete a degree-specific major in Engineering Science (MJD-ENGSC) as relevant to the choice of program in the Master of Professional Engineering;

and

(b) where there are unmet prerequisites, additional units from those offered in the Bachelor of Science and approved by the Faculty.

(2) Students may be permitted to enrol in units from their chosen Master of Professional Engineering specialisation up to a maximum total value of 48 points as approved by the Faculty for which credit may be transferred to the Master of Professional Engineering on successful completion of the Preliminary course.

(3) The course will normally not exceed 72 points.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

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, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

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

and

(c) completed WACE Mathematics 3C/3D, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA.

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 Preliminary course before completing it, but after completing level 4 and level 5 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 Preliminary course before completing it, but after completing level 4 and level 5 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 72 points.

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

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 relevant board 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) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

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

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the second time is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the third time is 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. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules
Exemption

13. The Faculty may grant exemption for units completed at an equivalent level as part of the course for another degree or diploma of this University or of another recognised institution.

[Approved addition to University Policy]

Admissions/enrolment-related rules

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