Master of Business Psychology (coursework)

This course provides extensive training in the application of psychological theories and principles to workplace settings so as to improve organisational performance whilst also enhancing employee wellbeing.

The course offers training in the following areas: undertaking effective research in organisations; psychological assessment for enhanced personnel selection outcomes; employee training and skill development; implementing organisational change initiatives effectively; improving work design to enhance employee effectiveness, wellbeing, health and safety; applying the principles of human factors to optimise human-system interactions; team development and team work; and effective leadership behaviour.

The course also includes the option to participate in an industry placement and/or a group research project, giving you the opportunity to apply the principles you have learned in organisations, under guidance.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Business Psychology (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MBusPsych
Course code
73550
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
current / 2019
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
093572E

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.)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
2
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Lisette Kanse
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

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

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2019; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2020 or 2021.

Take all units (60 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1PSYC4418Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Psychology Honours or Master of Business Psychology
S1PSYC5514Assessment and Selection
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (coursework) (41650) or the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (coursework) (42610) or the Master of Commerce (coursework) (41680) or the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (coursework) (41660)
Incompatibility:
PSYC5714 Assessment and Selection for Psychologists
S2PSYC5515Organisational Development and Change
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 41680 Master of Commerce (coursework) (Human Resource Management), or 41660 Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (coursework), or 43550 Master of Commerce and Master of International Commercial Law, or 52330 Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety, or 74530 Master of Work Health and Safety (coursework or coursework and dissertation), or 73550 Master of Business Psychology (coursework), or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership (coursework).
N/APSYC5518Team Work
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73550 Master of Business Psychology (coursework), or 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
N/APSYC5542Human Factors
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the Master of Business Psychology (73550), or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
S2PSYC5544Professional Skills
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Business Psychology (73550)
S2PSYC5556Work Design
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73550 Master of Business Psychology (coursework), or 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
N/APSYC5559Leadership
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73550 Master of Business Psychology (coursework), or 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
NSPSYC5573Psychology of Training
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the Master of Business Psychology (73550)
NSPSYC5830Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330), or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530), or the Master of Business Psychology (73550).
Incompatibility:
PSYC5730 Psychology-based Approaches in Managing Work Health and Safety

Take units to the value of 36 points, with at least 24 points of units from this group, and a maximum of 12 points of elective units as approved on a case by case basis by the Course Coordinator or the Head of the School of Psychological Science:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1EMPL5412Employment Relations
S2EMPL5501Strategic Workplace Relations
Prerequisites:
EMPL5412 Employment Relations
S1HRMT5501Diversity and Inclusion
Prerequisites:
HRMT5504 Introduction to Human Resource Management
S1, S2HRMT5504Introduction to Human Resource Management
S1HRMT5518Strategic Human Resource Management
Prerequisites:
HRMT5504 Introduction to Human Resource Management
S1INMT5504Business Process Management
S1, S2MGMT5507Management and Organisations
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
N/AMGMT5605Professional Business Communications
S1MGMT5660Applied Project Management
Incompatibility:
MGMT5665 Project Management
S2MKTG5408Marketing Analysis and Planning
Prerequisites:
MKTG5561 Marketing Management. This is a capstone unit. Students should enrol in this unit towards the completion of the course.
S1, S2MKTG5561Marketing Management
Incompatibility:
MKTG5550 Marketing Principles
S1MKTG5578Client Management
N/APSYC4440Organisational Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Psychology (73550)
Co-requisites:
PSYC4418 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology
N/APSYC4441Organisational Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
PSYC4440 Organisational Research Project Part 1; PSYC4418 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology; and enrolment in the Master of Business Psychology (73550)
N/APSYC5513Research Methods in Applied Settings
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the Master of Business Psychology (73550); for students in the Master of Business Psychology (73550): PSYC4418 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology
N/APSYC5545MBP Practical Placement
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Psychology (73550) and completion of PSYC5544 Professional Skills

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

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>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.(1) 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, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants with qualifications from overseas institutions where English is not the medium of instruction must provide evidence of English language competence, with those applicants requiring an IELTS (Academic) minimum overall score of at least 6.5 with no sub-score less than 6.0.

Admission requirements

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

(i) a three year Bachelor's degree in Psychology or equivalent; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent

Admission ranking and selection

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

(a) academic merit;

(b) a discussion with the course coordinator and/or teaching staff (eligible applicants only);

(c) the intake quota for the year.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points.

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

Satisfactory progress

8. 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.

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. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

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.