Master of Environmental Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation)

Environmental scientists assess the impact of human activity and develop scientific, risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable global environment. An interdisciplinary approach to problem solving is essential in this field, meaning that both the biological and earth sciences and studies in environmental planning and management are included. This course prepares students to deal with issues such as climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and water resource management.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Environmental Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MEnvSc
Course code
72530
Course type
master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
074951G

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 Environmental Science has the following exit awards: 72230 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science (24 points) (24 points), 72330 Graduate Diploma of Environmental Science (48 points) (48 points)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 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
2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Nik Callow
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Enquiries and course advice

nik.callow@uwa.edu.au

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; NS = non-standard teaching period

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

Take all units (18 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Natural Resource Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or honours in the Faculty of Science
Incompatibility:
ECON3320 Analysis for Natural Resource Economics
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

For student in course by coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2GEOG5011Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1
Prerequisites:
the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their undergraduate major (these units must be relevant to the masters' specialisation); or the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course. An approved supervisor must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project.
Co-requisites:
GEOG5012 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 2
Incompatibility:
SCIE5590 Literature Review and Research Proposal, SCIE5511 Science Research Project Part 1, SCIE5512 Science Research Project Part 2, SCIE5513 Science Research Project Part 3
S1, S2GEOG5012Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 2
Co-requisites:
GEOG5011 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1
Incompatibility:
SCIE5590 Literature Review and Research Proposal, SCIE5511 Science Research Project Part 1, SCIE5512 Science Research Project Part 2, SCIE5513 Science Research Project Part 3
S1, S2GEOG5013Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 3
Prerequisites:
GEOG5011 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1 and GEOG5012 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 2
Co-requisites:
GEOG5014 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 4
Incompatibility:
SCIE5590 Literature Review and Research Proposal, SCIE5511 Science Research Project Part 1, SCIE5512 Science Research Project Part 2, SCIE5513 Science Research Project Part 3
S1, S2GEOG5014Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 4
Co-requisites:
GEOG5013 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 3
Incompatibility:
SCIE5590 Literature Review and Research Proposal, SCIE5511 Science Research Project Part 1, SCIE5512 Science Research Project Part 2, SCIE5513 Science Research Project Part 3

Environmental Management specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points, based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1ENVT3361Environmental Assessment
Prerequisites:
ENVT2250 Ecology or ENVT2220 The Climate System or ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity; for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
ENVT3336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project; ENVT8336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project
S1GEOS4499Catchment Fundamentals
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Master of Environmental Science (72530)
S2SCIE3367Decision Tools for Natural Resource Management
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ECON unit or any Level 2 ENVT unit
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

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
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
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Curriculum Studies (32510) or Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (32310) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or enrolment in honours in the Faculty of Science and PLNG5405 Special unit: Principles of Urban and Regional Economics
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
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
NSPLNG5512Regional Planning
Prerequisites:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis or PLNG5411 Urban and Regional Analysis or equivalent, or approval of unit coordinator

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 30 points, of which 3 units must be at Level 5.

For student in course by coursework and dissertation, take unit(s) to the value of 6 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
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.
NSENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSENVT5502Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences or completion of 12 points at Level 4 or equivalent, or approval of unit coordinator
Incompatibility:
EART3331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management; EART8331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
S1ENVT5505Biodiversity and Landscapes
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Ecotourism (73510) or equivalent as determined by the unit coordinator
S1ENVT5509Global Ecological Challenges
Prerequisites:
erolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Ecotourism (73510)
S2ENVT5511Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications and ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
NSGEOG4001Population, Migration and Development
Incompatibility:
ENVT4405 Development of Rural Areas

Geographic Information Science and Environmental Management specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points, based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1ENVT3361Environmental Assessment
Prerequisites:
ENVT2250 Ecology or ENVT2220 The Climate System or ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity; for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
ENVT3336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project; ENVT8336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project
S1GEOS4499Catchment Fundamentals
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Master of Environmental Science (72530)
S2SCIE3367Decision Tools for Natural Resource Management
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ECON unit or any Level 2 ENVT unit
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

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1ENVT4408GIS Programming
Co-requisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSENVT5508Advanced Spatial Analytics
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
S2ENVT5511Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications and ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 30 points, of which 4 units must be at Level 5.

For student in course by coursework and dissertation, take unit(s) to the value of 6 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
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
NSENVT5502Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences or completion of 12 points at Level 4 or equivalent, or approval of unit coordinator
Incompatibility:
EART3331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management; EART8331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
NSENVT5504GIS and the Built Environment
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
S1ENVT5509Global Ecological Challenges
Prerequisites:
erolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Ecotourism (73510)
NSGEOG4001Population, Migration and Development
Incompatibility:
ENVT4405 Development of Rural Areas
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

Land and Water Management specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units including GEOS4499 Land and Water Fundamentals, up to a value of 24 points, based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2EART3339Land Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
ENVT2236 Soil Science or EART2222 Geomorphology and Soils (formerly EART2222 Earth Surface Processes and Soils) or EART2231 Earth Materials or EART2234 Earth Processes or ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management (formerly ENVT2251 Environmental Hydrology)
Incompatibility:
ENVT3333 Land and Water: Case Studies in Land and Water Management, ENVT8333 Land and Water: Case Studies in Land and Water Management
S1ENVT3361Environmental Assessment
Prerequisites:
ENVT2250 Ecology or ENVT2220 The Climate System or ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity; for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
ENVT3336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project; ENVT8336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project
S1GEOS4499Catchment Fundamentals
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Master of Environmental Science (72530)
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

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSENVT4406Catchment and River Processes
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S2ENVT5503Remediation of Soils and Groundwater
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSENVT5510Soil Dynamics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Geoscience (72550) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 30 points, of which 4 units must be at Level 5.

For student in course by coursework and dissertation, take unit(s) to the value of 6 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
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
NSENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSENVT5001Biotechnology in the Natural Environment
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S2ENVT5002Advanced Studies in Environmental Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
S1ENVT5505Biodiversity and Landscapes
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Ecotourism (73510) or equivalent as determined by the unit coordinator
NSENVT5508Advanced Spatial Analytics
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
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
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

Marine and Coastal Management specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points, based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2EART2204Coastal Processes
Prerequisites:
EART1105 The Dynamic Planet
Incompatibility:
EART3337 Coastal Environments; GEOG3307 Coastal Environments
S2ENVT3307Oceanography
Prerequisites:
SCIE2204 Marine Systems
S2ENVT3363Ecological Processes
Prerequisites:
one of ENVT2250 Ecology or ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity or SCIE2204 Marine Systems
S1SCIE2204Marine Systems
Prerequisites:
EART1105 The Dynamic Planet or BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
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)
NSENVT5502Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences or completion of 12 points at Level 4 or equivalent, or approval of unit coordinator
Incompatibility:
EART3331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management; EART8331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
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
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

For students in course by coursework only, take units to the value of 30 points, of which 3 units must be at Level 5.
For student in course by coursework and dissertation, take units to the value of 6 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
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)
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
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
NSENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSENVT5508Advanced Spatial Analytics
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
S1ENVT5509Global Ecological Challenges
Prerequisites:
erolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Ecotourism (73510)
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Curriculum Studies (32510) or Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (32310) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or enrolment in honours in the Faculty of Science and PLNG5405 Special unit: Principles of Urban and Regional Economics
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis

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 relevant bachelor's degree, that aligns with one of the specialisations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, 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:

  • 72230 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science (24 points)
  • 72330 Graduate Diploma of Environmental Science (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Environmental Science course before completing it, but after completing 24 points at Level 4 or Level 5, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Environmental Science course before completing it, but after completing 48 points at Level 4 or Level 5, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Science.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

(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 that aligns with the chosen specialisation in the course are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

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 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.

Additional rules
Research project

13. Students who request approval to undertake a research project as an optional unit in this course must—

(i) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their UWA undergraduate major. These units must be relevant to the Masters Specialisation; or

(ii) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course; or

(iii) equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project.