UWA Handbook 2017

Rules

Master of Special Education (by thesis and coursework) (31620)*

Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

1.A(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.

(3) 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 the rules for this course.

(4) A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of (3) is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation'.

Admission

2. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have the requirements set out in (a), (b) or (c) which follow, or the equivalent as recognised by the Faculty:

(a)(i) a bachelor's degree of this University; and

(ii) completed a postgraduate course in education requiring at least one year of full-time study; and

(iii) either two years' full-time relevant professional experience or demonstrated research capacity acceptable to the Faculty;

or

(b)(i) the Bachelor of Education of this University; and

(ii) either two years' full-time relevant professional experience or demonstrated research capacity acceptable to the Faculty;

or

(c)(i) a degree requiring at least four years of full-time study; and

(ii) two years' full-time professional experience in the field of education; and

(iii) demonstrated research capacity acceptable to the Faculty.

Course structure

3. The course consists of units to a total value of 72 points comprising—

(a) all units in Table a [Master of Special Education (by thesis and coursework) core units]—66 points

and

(b) one unit from Table c (Master of Education options)—6 points.

Satisfactory progress

4.(1) Subject to (2), 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.

(2) Satisfactory progress in the supervised research thesis component of the course is determined having regard to the report of the student's supervisor.

Progress status

5.(1) Students in the course by coursework, or in the coursework component of the course by thesis and coursework, who fail to make satisfactory progress for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty;

(2) Students in the course by coursework, or in the coursework component of the course by thesis and coursework, who fail to make satisfactory progress for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

(3) Students who are enrolled in the thesis component of the course by thesis and coursework who do not submit an annual report or whose annual report is not considered by the Dean to be satisfactory—

(a) are assigned the progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty;

(b) are required to report to the relevant course coordinator prior to re-enrolment; and

(c) may have conditions applied to their enrolment by the Faculty.

Progression

6.(1) Students are not permitted to proceed to EDUC57201/EDUC57212 Master's Thesis unless they have achieved an average mark of at least 65 per cent in three coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research.

(2) The Faculty may permit a student who does not achieve the required standard set out in (1) to complete the course for the degree of Master of Education by way of coursework.

1 full-time; 2 part-time

Credit

7.(1) The Faculty may grant credit for coursework units to a total value of 12 points in the Master of Special Education (by thesis and coursework) course.

(2) Within the overall credit limit, credit may be granted for work completed in courses provided by professional providers or private educational institutions to a maximum value of six points.

[(1) and (2) are approved exceptions to University Policy]