Master of Ocean Leadership (coursework)
The Master of Oceans Leadership prepares graduates from a range of fields for ocean-related leadership positions. Graduates will be equipped with skills and knowledge across marine science, ocean engineering, marine management, law, policy and governance to enable them to work in a range of government, industry and non-governmental sectors. Strategic leadership and management expertise will be developed of relevance to activities to conserve and utilise ocean environments and resource,s and to implement solutions for the future of our coasts and seas. By teaching students about multi-, inter-, trans- and cross-disciplinarity, as well as strategic leadership, it will equip graduates to work in multi-disciplinary contexts and lead and contribute to effective teams. It offers an opportunity for individuals to grow professionally and personally through student-centred teaching approaches and multi-disciplinary learning.
- Course title
- Master of Ocean Leadership (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
- CRICOS code
- 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.)
- The Master of Ocean Leadership has the following exit awards: 62240 Graduate Certificate in Ocean Leadership (24 points) (24 points), 62340 Graduate Diploma in Ocean Leadership (48 points) (48 points)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years 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
- 96 points 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
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Christophe Gaudin
- 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018; |
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 2019 or 2020.
Take all units (48 points):
|NS||OCEN4003||Strategic Leadership for the Blue Economy|
|NS||OCEN4004||Sustainable Marine Management and Planning|
|NS||OCEN4005||The Indian Ocean Environment|
|SS||OCEN4006||Working with Multiple Disciplines|
|NS||OCEN5001||Ocean Data Analysis|
|NS||OCEN5002||Ocean Engineering and Technology|
Take units to the value of 48 points from Group A or Group B, including at least 36 points at Level 5.
|NS||ARCY5104||Working with Stakeholders|
|NS||BIOL4407||Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management|
|S2||BIOL5504||Sex in the Sea|
|S1||ECON4410||Environmental and Resource Economics|
|S2||ECON5001||Contemporary Issues in Economic Development|
|S2||ECON5511||Climate, Energy and Water Economics|
|S1, S2||ECON5516||The Economics of Public Policy|
|NS||ENVE5502||Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery|
|NS||ENVT4404||Environmental Planning and Management|
|NS, S2||ENVT4411||Geographic Information Systems Applications|
|S1, S2||GENG5505||Project Management and Engineering Practice|
|S1||GEOG5502||Conservation, Development and Sustainability|
|N/A||LAWS5114||International Environmental Law|
|NS||LAWS5175||Heritage Governance: from Global to Local|
|NS||LAWS5179||Law of the Sea|
|NS||LAWS5253||International Shipping Law|
|N/A||LAWS5507||International Oil and Gas Law|
|NS||LAWS5521||Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading|
|NS||LAWS5589||Australian Oil and Gas Law|
|S1, S2||MGMT5506||Ethics and Sustainability Management|
|S2||MGMT5508||Organisational Behaviour and Leadership|
|S1, S2||MGMT5526||Principles for Responsible Management|
|S1, S2, SS||MGMT5610||Applied Professional Business Communications|
|S1||MGMT5639||Commercialisation Management Project (12 points)|
|S1||MGMT5660||Applied Project Management|
|NS||MKTG5503||Enterprise and Innovation|
|N/A||OCEN5003||Decommissioning Offshore Infrastructure|
|NS||PLNG5511||Climate Change Policy and Planning|
|NS||POLS5661||Foundations of International Relations|
|NS||POLS5681||Governance in the International System|
|N/A||POLS5685||Security and Crisis in the Asia–Pacific|
|NS||PSYC5515||Organisational Development and Work Design|
|S1, S2||SCIE4401||Data Use in Science|
|S1, S2||SCIE4402||Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences|
|S2||SCIE5500||Modelling Natural Systems|
|S1, S2||SCOM4402||Science Communication Literature Review|
|S1||SCOM5303||Communication Strategies for Change|
|NS||SOCS5010||NGOs, Governance and Development|
Take unit notes as per the sequences notes in Group A.
|NS||BIOL5505||Marine Neuroecology and Behaviour|
|S2||CIVL5505||Introduction to Design of Offshore Systems|
|S1||ENVE4403||Fluid Transport, Mixing and Dispersion|
|NS||ENVT4403||Coastal and Estuarine Processes|
|S1||GENG5501||Coastal and Offshore Engineering|
|S1, S2||GENG5507||Risk, Reliability and Safety|
|N/A||OCEN5511||Ocean Leadership Research Project Part 1|
|N/A||OCEN5512||Ocean Leadership Research Project Part 2|
|NS||SCIE5505||Global Change and the Marine Environment|
|S2||SCOM5302||Contemporary Issues in Science Communication|
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).
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 ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 62240 Graduate Certificate in Ocean Leadership (24 points)
- 62340 Graduate Diploma in Ocean Leadership (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Ocean Leadership 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 Ocean Leadership.
(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Ocean Leadership 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 Ocean Leadership.
(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 degree in marine science, or engineering, or law (international or resources), commerce or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.
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.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 6 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 6.
Award with distinction