Master of Commercial and Resources Law (coursework)
This master's degree is offered to legal and non-legal professionals working in the area of commercial and resources law.
- Course title
- Master of Commercial and Resources Law (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Throughout the 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
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor John Chandler and Professor Camilla Andersen
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
- Course advice
- Arts and Law Student Office
- 6488 2091
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; 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 (18 points):
|NS||LAWS5111||Corporate Governance for Resources Companies|
|NS||LAWS5227||Foundations of Law and Governance|
|NS||LAWS5252||International Trade Financing|
Take unit(s) to a minimum value of 12 points and a maximum value of 30 points from this group. (The Faculty recommends that 30 points are taken from this group.):
|NS||LAWS5250||Foundations of International Commercial Law|
|NS||LAWS5251||International Sales Law|
|NS||LAWS5253||International Shipping Law|
|S1||LAWS5254||World Trade Organization Law|
|N/A||LAWS5507||International Oil and Gas Law|
|NS||LAWS5589||Australian Oil and Gas Law|
Take unit(s) from this group to complete the remainder of points (0-18).
|S1||LAWS5176||Australian Financial Transactions Law and Regulation|
|N/A||LAWS5208||Oil and Gas Project Development Law|
|NS||LAWS5305||Mediation: Practice and Skills|
|N/A||LAWS5306||Arbitration: Practice and Skills|
|NS||LAWS5378||Government Accountability—Law and Practice|
|NS||LAWS5521||Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading|
|NS||LAWS5532||Oil and Gas Agreements|
|NS||LAWS5540||Environmental Protection Law|
|NS||LAWS5576||International Commercial Arbitration|
|N/A||LAWS5590||Water Resources Law|
|S1, S2||LAWS5694||Research Paper I|
|S1, S2||LAWS5695||Research Paper II (12 points)|
|S1, S2||LAWS5696||Research Paper III Part 1|
|S1, S2||LAWS5697||Research Paper III Part 2|
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.(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.
*Credit for units completed in this course will only be given if the course is not conferred.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 20360 Graduate Diploma in Commercial and Resources Law (24 points)
- 20370 Graduate Diploma in Mining and Energy Law (24 points)
- 20560 Master of Commercial and Resources Law (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Commercial and Resources Law course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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.
10.(1) Part-time students, or those commencing mid-year, in their first year of enrolment who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned the progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty.
(2) Students other than those covered by (1) who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty determines 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