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 overview

Course title
Master of Ocean Leadership (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MOL
Course code
62540
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
CRICOS code
096270F

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 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
96
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
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Christophe Gaudin
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; 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):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSOCEN4001Oceans Governance
NSOCEN4002Ocean Hazards
NSOCEN4003Strategic Leadership for the Blue Economy
NSOCEN4004Sustainable Marine Management and Planning
NSOCEN4005The Indian Ocean Environment
SSOCEN4006Working with Multiple Disciplines
NSOCEN5001Ocean Data Analysis
NSOCEN5002Ocean 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.

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
N/AANIM4007Marine Megafauna
Prerequisites:
enrolled in the Master of Biological Science
NSARCY5104Working with Stakeholders
NSBIOL4407Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
S2BIOL5504Sex in the Sea
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630)
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (41650) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Professional Accounting (46210) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Incompatibility:
ECON3311 Environmental and Resource Economics
S2ECON5001Contemporary Issues in Economic Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002)
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or honours in the Faculty of Science or honours in the Business School; ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1 or ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance or ECON2224 Environment Economics 2 or ECON4410 Environmental and Resource Economics (most recommended) or equivalent. Students who do not meet the prerequisites can contact the unit coordinator to discuss a possible exception.
S1, S2ECON5516The Economics of Public Policy
NSEDUC5633Quantitative Inquiry
S1ENVE4405Ecological Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology; for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
ENVE3604 Ecological Engineering
NSENVE5502Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation); or enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology; for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
ENVE4609 Water and Wastewater Treatment
NSENVT4404Environmental Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or Master of Ecotourism (coursework) (73510) or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
EART3304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability; EART8304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability
NS, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering or the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Data Science or the Master of Ocean Leadership; for pre-2012 courses: (GENG1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering or ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering) and completion of 96 points towards an Engineering degree
Incompatibility:
CIVL4150 Engineering Practice, ELEC4332 Project Engineering Practice, MECH4400 Engineering for Sustainable Development
S1GEOG5502Conservation, Development and Sustainability
Incompatibility:
SOCS5502 Conservation, Development and Sustainability
N/ALAWS5114International Environmental Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
NSLAWS5175Heritage Governance: from Global to Local
NSLAWS5179Law of the Sea
NSLAWS5253International Shipping Law
N/ALAWS5507International Oil and Gas Law
NSLAWS5521Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading
NSLAWS5589Australian Oil and Gas Law
S1, S2MGMT5506Ethics and Sustainability Management
Incompatibility:
MGMT5526 Principles for Responsible Management
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
S1, S2MGMT5526Principles for Responsible Management
Prerequisites:
any six units in the Master of Commerce (41680) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Incompatibility:
MGMT5506 Ethics and Sustainability Management
S1, S2, SSMGMT5610Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility:
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication
S1MGMT5639Commercialisation Management Project (12 points)
Prerequisites:
There is a requirement that all students enrolling in this unit have a well-defined commercialisation project that they can work on.
S1MGMT5660Applied Project Management
Incompatibility:
MGMT5665 Project Management
NSMKTG5503Enterprise and Innovation
NSMKTG5604Technology Commercialisation
Incompatibility:
MKTG5603 Management of Technology and Innovation
N/AOCEN5003Decommissioning Offshore Infrastructure
NSPLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
ENVT3321 Climate Change Policy and Planning, ENVT8321 Climate Change Policy and Planning
NSPOLS5501Public Policy
NSPOLS5503Public Administration
NSPOLS5661Foundations of International Relations
Incompatibility:
POLS8606 Theory and Method in International Relations; POLS5661 Theory in International Relations A: Contending Approaches; POLS5662 Theory in International Relations B: Explanation and Understanding
NSPOLS5681Governance in the International System
N/APOLS5685Security and Crisis in the Asia–Pacific
Incompatibility:
POLS5631 International Relations of the Asia–Pacific and POLS5632 Major Issues and Regional Organisations in the Asia–Pacific
NSPSYC5515Organisational Development and Work Design
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the 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) or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Incompatibility:
PSYC5715 Organisational Change for Psychologists
S1PSYC5542Human 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)
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours; STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or STAT2210 Biometrics 1 or SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis or SCIE4401 Data Use in the Natural Sciences
S2SCIE5500Modelling Natural Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Professional Engineering (62550) or Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Master of Biological Science (72520) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Geoscience (72550), Master of Hydrogeology (72540), Master of Science (70630) or Master of Biotechnology or honours in the Faculty of Science
S1, S2SCOM4402Science Communication Literature Review
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Science Communication honours or Master of Science Communication (51580) or Master of Clinical Research (90620) or Master of Social Science Research Methods (12560)
S1SCOM5303Communication Strategies for Change
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course
Incompatibility:
COMM3303/COMM8303 Science Communication for Change in Industry and Community; SCOM3320 Communication Strategies for Change
S2SCOM5308Peer Review
NSSOCS5010NGOs, Governance and Development
NSSOCS5501Evaluation

Take unit notes as per the sequences notes in Group A.

Note: Note units in Group B have pre-requisites.
Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSBIOL4408Marine Ecology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Master of Ecotourism (73510) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004); ANIM3361 Animal Populations or ENVT3363 Ecological Processes or equivalent
NSBIOL5505Marine Neuroecology and Behaviour
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S2CIVL5505Introduction to Design of Offshore Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; for pre-2012 courses: none. This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Course Coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
CIVL4170 Design of Offshore Systems
S1ENVE4403Fluid Transport, Mixing and Dispersion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or MATH2209 Calculus and Probability or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2) and (ENVE2602 Environmental Fluid Mechanics or ENSC3010 Hyrdraulics). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
ENVE3601 Environmental Fluid Mechanics
NSENVT4403Coastal and Estuarine Processes
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1ENVT5512Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or Master of Hydrogeology (72540).
Incompatibility:
ENVT3305 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry, ENVT8305 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
S1GENG5501Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering; for pre-2012 courses: CIVL2130 Hydraulics I, or ENSC3010 Hydraulics, or ENVE2602 Environmental Fluid Mechanics. This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Course Coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
ENVE4614 Oceanographic Engineering, CIVL4130 Offshore and Coastal Engineering
S2GENG5506Renewable Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: none. This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
CHPR4403 Future Energy
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering or the Master of Business and Engineering Asset Management or the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Physics; for pre-2012 courses: MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra or MATH1020 Calculus, Statistics and Probability or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or equivalent. This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
N/AOCEN5511Ocean Leadership Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
48 points of Level 4/Level 5 units in the Master of Ocean Leadership
N/AOCEN5512Ocean Leadership Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
OCEN5511 Research Project Part 1
NSSCIE5505Global Change and the Marine Environment
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Biological Science (72520) or Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or honours in the Faculty of Science
S2SCOM5302Contemporary Issues in Science Communication

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;

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:

  • 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.

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 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.

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. 10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances:

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

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

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

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

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(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.