UWA Handbook 2017

Rules

Master of Professional Engineering (61550)*

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

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's degree with a major in Engineering Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

or

(b) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and

(ii) prior studies in engineering, physics or mathematics;

or

(c) completed units in the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary course at UWA as prescribed by the Faculty.

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:

  • GCertEng Graduate Certificate in Engineering (24 points)
  • GDipEng Graduate Diploma in Engineering (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Professional Engineering course before completing it, but after completing units to the value of 24 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Engineering.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Professional Engineering course before completing it, but after completing units to the value of 48 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Engineering.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points which must include course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

  • SP-ECHEM Chemical Engineering
  • SP-ECIVI Civil Engineering
  • SP-EELEC Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • SP-EENVI Enviromental Engineering
  • SP-EMECH Mechanical Engineering
  • SP-EMINI Mining Engineering
  • SP-ESOFT Software Engineering

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

Satisfactory progress

8.(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) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the Faculty approves otherwise.

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.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the second time is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the third time is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 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

Professional practicum

13.(1) Students are required to complete at least 12 weeks practical experience (GENG5000 Professional Practicum*), comprising at least 8 weeks in an engineering environment with up to 4 weeks in a general environment, as approved by the Faculty.

* Students do not enrol in the professional practicum units. Upon successful completion, the appropriate unit is added to their enrolment and result released together with the results for their other enrolled units for the semester.

(2) With the support of the Faculty, students are expected to make their own arrangements for practical experience.

** To facilitate their efforts, students should seek advice from members of the Faculty and register with the Careers Centre.

(3) The Faculty may, on written application by a student and on production of satisfactory evidence, accept work completed by the student prior to acceptance into the course as fulfilling the requirements of (1).

(4) Students must submit a report on work completed for the practical experience required under (1) or on work accepted by the Faculty under Rule 13(3) and a Certificate of Practical Work Performed.

Substitution

14. Where a student has completed relevant studies in a course accredited by Engineers Australia, the Faculty may permit or require a student to substitute for units specified under the course structure (except common course core units) up to a value of 24 points, units of equivalent value from the course structure (except common course core units), providing that no more than 48 points are completed at Level 4.