Master of Health Science (coursework)

This course encompasses a range of biomedical and health disciplines that underpin advances crucial to human health and wellbeing. These are complimented by a public health focus which draws out the relevance of the science disciplines to the health industry (i.e. health promotion, research, policy and administration). Links between each science discipline, public health and the health industry are further enhanced by a practicum experience within a health-related enterprise. Graduates will be well positioned to pursue careers in the health industry, with opportunities in health promotion, administration and delivery.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Health Science (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MHlthSc
Course code
71540
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
083862M

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 Health Science has the following exit awards: 73240 Graduate Certificate in Health Science (24 points) (24 points), 73340 Graduate Diploma in Health 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
5 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Brendan Waddell and Assistant Professor Julie Saunders
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; 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 (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2PUBH5749Foundations of Public Health

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2PUBH4401Biostatistics I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate courses
S1PUBH4403Epidemiology I
S2PUBH5752Health Systems and Economics
S1PUBH5754Health Promotion I
S2PUBH5805Qualitative Research Methods in Health

Take unit(s) to the value of either 12 points or 24 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2PUBH5758Public Health Practicum (24 points)
Prerequisites:
PUBH5749 Foundations of Public Health; PUBH4403 Epidemiology 1; PUBH5752 Health Systems and Economics; PUBH4401 Biostatistics 1; and PUBH5754 Health Promotion I. To be eligible for practicum students must also have received a mark of at least 70 for PUBH5749 or PUBH5754.
S1, S2SSEH5003Health Science Industry Practicum I
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Master of Health Science (71540). Students enrolled in the 96-point masters programs must have completed a minimum of 48 points before enrolment in this unit is permitted. Students enrolled in the 72-point masters programs must have completed a minimum of 24 points before enrolment in this unit is permitted.
S1, S2SSEH5004Health Science Industry Practicum II
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Master of Health Science (71540). Students enrolled in the 96-point masters programs must have completed a minimum of 48 points before enrolment in this unit is permitted. Students enrolled in the 72-point masters programs must have completed a minimum of 24 points before enrolment in this unit is permitted.

Exercise and Health specialisation

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

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1SSEH3301Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Prerequisites:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S1, S2SSEH3345Lifespan Motor Development
Prerequisites:
any level 2 SSEH unit
S1SSEH3365Sport Physiology
Prerequisites:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S2SSEH3375Psychology of Sport
Prerequisites:
SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health; or a Level 2 PSYC unit; for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
SSEH5475 Advanced Psychology of Sport (formerly HMES8475 Advanced Psychology of Sport)
S2SSEH3376Coaching Psychology
Prerequisites:
SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health; or a Level 2 PSYC unit or approval of the unit coordinator.
S2SSEH3385Motor Development and Dysfunction
Prerequisites:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1SSEH5677Sport and Recreation Marketing
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390)
S2SSEH5685Work Site Health Promotion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science honours; or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380); or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390); or the Master of Exercise Science (52510)
Incompatibility:
SSEH3339 Community and Work Site Health Promotion (formerly HMES3339)

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380);or the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or honours in the Faculty of Science
S2SSEH5678Sport and Recreation Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Master of Ecotourism (coursework) (73510) or the Master of Health Science (coursework) (71540) or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
S1SSEH5687Physical Ergonomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Incompatibility:
SSEH3387 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics in Industry (formerly HMES3387 Human Performance in Industry)
S1SSEH5688Introduction to Work Health and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)

Only students electing SSEH5003 Practicum I and SSEH5004 Practicum II in Group A, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from this group:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate course
S2SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380);or the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or honours in the Faculty of Science
S2SSEH5678Sport and Recreation Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Master of Ecotourism (coursework) (73510) or the Master of Health Science (coursework) (71540) or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
S1SSEH5687Physical Ergonomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Incompatibility:
SSEH3387 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics in Industry (formerly HMES3387 Human Performance in Industry)
S1SSEH5688Introduction to Work Health and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)

Human Biology 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, including but not limited to the following units.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
N/AANHB3315Human Evolutionary Ecology
Prerequisites:
at least 66 points of credit
S2ANHB3316Human Reproduction
Prerequisites:
ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology or two of (ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems, ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation) or [ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and two of (PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)]
S1ANHB3321Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
Incompatibility:
ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology
S2ANHB3322Human/Primate Social Organisation
Prerequisites:
at least 66 points of credit in a bachelor's degree
S1, S2GENE4003Integrated Topics in Genetics II
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520), Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2APHB5500Advanced Research Techniques
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master Biomedical Science or Master Anatomical Sciences or Master of Health Science
Incompatibility:
APHB4003 Advanced Experimental Techniques
S1APHB5501Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in biomedical or health sciences, or by permission of the unit coordinator
S1APHB5502Human Ecology
Prerequisites:
ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology or ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation or ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society, or by permission of the unit coordinator
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540)

Only students electing SSEH5003 Practicum I and SSEH5004 Practicum II in Group A, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from this group:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210), Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320), Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), Graduate Diploma in Human Biology (51320), Master of Human Biology (53520), Master of Work Health and Safety (74530) or in consultation with the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science 52320: ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology for students who commence their course at the start of the year, but not for the students who commence their course in July
S2ANIM5501Evolution and Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1GENE4001Advanced Studies in Genetics and Genomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or honours in the Faculty of Science
S1SCIE4001The Objectives and Applications of Genomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Health Science (71540) or Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or honours in the Faculty of Science.
S2SCIE4002Bioinformatics and Data Analysis for Genomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate course

Neuroscience specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points.

Note: Students required to take conversion units must ordinarily take ANHB2217 and PHYL2002 and either NEUR3301 OR ANIM3320.
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1ANHB2217Human Neurobiology
Prerequisites:
any two of ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human, ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human, BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology), SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
S1ANIM3320Comparative Neurobiology
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 unit in BIOL, PHYL, ANHB, ANIM, PSYC
S2NEUR3301Advanced Neuroscience 1
Prerequisites:
(PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells or PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells) and ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
Incompatibility:
NEUR3325 Advanced Neuroscience, NEUR3326 Advanced Neuroscience
S2PHYL2002Physiology of Cells
Incompatibility:
PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2APHB5500Advanced Research Techniques
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master Biomedical Science or Master Anatomical Sciences or Master of Health Science
Incompatibility:
APHB4003 Advanced Experimental Techniques
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540)
S2NEUR4010Modern Research Tools in Neuroscience
Prerequisites:
ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology and PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells and (NEUR3301 Advanced Neuroscience 1 or ANIM3320 Comparative Neurobiology); and enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (Neuroscience) (71520) or the Master of Health Science (Neuroscience) (71540) or the Bachelor of Science with a major in Neuroscience
S2NEUR5011Neurological Disorders
Prerequisites:
(ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology and PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells) and (NEUR3301 Advanced Neuroscience 1 or ANIM3320 Comparative Neurobiology); and enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (Neuroscience) (71520) or the Master of Health Science (Neuroscience) (71540) or Bachelor of Science with a major in Neuroscience

Only students electing SSEH5003 Practicum I and SSEH5004 Practicum II in Group A, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from this group:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2ANIM5501Evolution and Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1APHB5501Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in biomedical or health sciences, or by permission of the unit coordinator
S1BIOC4001Advanced Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
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)
S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate course
S2SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380);or the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or honours in the Faculty of Science

Physiology 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, including but not limited to the following units.

Note: Students required to take conversion units must ordinarily take 2 units, either PHYL2001 and (PHYL3003 or PHYL3004) or
PHYL2002 and (PHYL3001 or PHYL3002).
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1PHYL2001Physiology of Human Body Systems
Prerequisites:
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell or IMED1002 The Facts of Life or ((at least one of ANHB1101 Human Biology 1: Becoming Human, ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human, or BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology) and Chemistry ATAR or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry)
Incompatibility:
PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems
S2PHYL2002Physiology of Cells
Incompatibility:
PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells
S1PHYL3001Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling
Prerequisites:
PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells or PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells or (PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three of ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)
Incompatibility:
PHYL3340 Advanced Cell Physiology
S1PHYL3002Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Prerequisites:
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems; for pre-2012 courses: PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems or PHYL2260 Physiology of Adaptation and Stress
Incompatibility:
PHYL3350 Physiological Control Mechanisms
S2PHYL3003Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism
Prerequisites:
96 points and PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
S2PHYL3004Physiology of Integrated Organ Function
Prerequisites:
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells; for pre-2012 courses: [PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells and (PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems or PHYL2260 Physiology of Adaptation and Stress)]
Incompatibility:
PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology, PHYL3350 Physiological Control Mechanisms

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2APHB5500Advanced Research Techniques
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master Biomedical Science or Master Anatomical Sciences or Master of Health Science
Incompatibility:
APHB4003 Advanced Experimental Techniques
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540)
S2APHB5504Advanced Techniques in Physiology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) Physiology specialisation; completion of [PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and (PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism or PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function)] or [PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells and (PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling or PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems)]
S1APHB5505Advanced Studies in Physiology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) Physiology specialisation or Master of Health Science (71540) Physiology specialisation; [(PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and (PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism or PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function)] or [PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells and (PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling or PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems)]

Only students electing SSEH5003 Practicum I and SSEH5004 Practicum II in Group A, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from this group:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210), Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320), Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), Graduate Diploma in Human Biology (51320), Master of Human Biology (53520), Master of Work Health and Safety (74530) or in consultation with the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science 52320: ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology for students who commence their course at the start of the year, but not for the students who commence their course in July
S1APHB5501Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in biomedical or health sciences, or by permission of the unit coordinator
S1BIOC4001Advanced Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S2BIOC5001Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Techniques
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520)
S2FNSC5622Scientific Expert Testimony
Incompatibility:
FNSC5620 Expert Testimony Part 1, FNSC5621 Expert Testimony (Odontology) Part 1

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 bachelor's degree with a major in a biomedical or health science discipline 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:

  • 73240 Graduate Certificate in Health Science (24 points)
  • 73340 Graduate Diploma in Health Science (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Health Science course before completing it, but after having completed 24 points at Level 4 and Level 5, including two public health units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Health Science.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Health Science course before completing it, but after completing 48 points at Level 4 or Level 5, including four public health and four science units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Health 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 with a biomedical or health major that aligns with the chosen specialisation 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.