Master of Business Psychology (coursework)

This course provides extensive specialist 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:
(1) Psychological assessment for enhanced personnel selection outcomes;
(2) Improving work design to enhance employee effectiveness, wellbeing and safety;
(3) Applying the principles of human factors to optimise human-system interactions;
(4) Implementing organisational change initiatives effectively;
(5) Undertaking effective research in organisations.

The course also includes a significant practicum component, giving students the opportunity to apply the principles they 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
not available in 2019
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
093572E

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year only
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
1.5 full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
Maximum course duration
2 full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Sasha Chernyshenko
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

Note: This course is not available in 2019.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2019;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Students who have not completed a bachelor's honours degree in psychology with an upper second class Honours (2A), or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
S1PSYC4418Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Psychology Honours or Master of Business Psychology
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; and enrolment in the Master of Business Psychology (73550)

Take all units (54 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
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
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 Work Design
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).
Incompatibility:
PSYC5715 Organisational Change for Psychologists
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)
N/APSYC5544MBP Practical Placement 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Business Psychology (73550) and at least 24 points completed with a minimum of 18 points from Psychology units
N/APSYC5545MBP Practical Placement 2 Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Psychology (73550) and completion of PSYC5544 MBP Practical Placement 1
N/APSYC5546MBP Practical Placement 2 Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Psychology (73550); and PSYC5544 MBP Practical Placement 1, PSYC5545 MBP Practical Placement 2 part 1
Co-requisites:
PSYC5545 MBP Practical Placement 2 part 1
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)
N/APSYC5830Human 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 Level 4 or 5 electives to the value of 18 points, offered by the UWA Business School and approved by the Course Coordinator or the Head of the School of Psychology.

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

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2019.

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 applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic requiring an overall score of at least 7.0 with no sub-score less than 7.0.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a bachelor's degree in Psychology, accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), with a WAM of at least 70 percent in the Level 3 units of the degree, 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—

(a) a satisfactory personal statement, including any relevant occupational or practical experience, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;

and

(c) an interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in psychology practitioners, with invitation to attend the interview based on Rules 4, 5(a) and 5(b) and the interview quota for that year;

and

(d) the intake quota for that 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 (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 24 points.

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

(3) Students who have completed a bachelor's honours degree in psychology with an upper second class Honours (2A), or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

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.