Master of Science (thesis and coursework)

The Master of Science (thesis and coursework) is a research degree with students selecting one from the following discipline areas; Agriculture and Environment, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Human Sciences, Molecular Sciences and Psychological Science.

Students will gain advanced knowledge in their chosen area of study, through independent research and coursework units that include a literature review/proposal unit and an advanced coursework unit.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Science (thesis and coursework)
Award abbreviation
MSc
Course code
70630
Course type
master's degree by thesis and coursework
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
058945E

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
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth), Albany
Domestic fee type
RTP
Course Coordinator(s)
XXXX
Fees
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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

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

Take unit(s) to the value of 42 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2SCIE5580MSc Research Proposal
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Science (thesis and coursework) (70630); students must have a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, who has confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the literature review
Incompatibility:
SCIE5590 Literature Review and Research Proposal
S1, S2SCIE5721Master of Science Thesis (full-time) (36 points)
S1, S2SCIE5722Master of Science Thesis (part-time) (36 points)

Take one unit (6 points) at level 4 or 5 in a discipline associated with the research project, subject to the approval of the project supervisor.

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 of Science (Honours) with first class or upper second class honours, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) secured a supervisor and research topic in the area of study

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

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

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

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
Option unit

13. Take one unit (6 points) at level 4 or 5 in a discipline associated with the research project, subject to the approval of the project supervisor.