UWA Handbook 2017


Master of Nursing Research (thesis and coursework) (90650)*

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 of Nursing, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;


(b) registration, or eligibility for registration, as a nurse;


(c) at least two years of post-registration professional experience.

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) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 90650 Master of Nursing Research (72 points)
  • 91230 Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies (24 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Nursing Research course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 72 points.

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

Satisfactory progress

8.(1) Students will not have made satisfactory progress if they fail a core unit twice.

[Approved addition to University Policy]

(2) Unless the Faculty permits otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances, students are required to complete all core coursework units, and achieve a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent, in order to enrol in the Master of Nursing Research thesis unit.

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. Students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

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. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules

Time limit

13. Unless the Faculty approves an extension, the time limit is five years from the date of first enrolment for a full-time student or equivalent as determined by the Faculty for a part-time student.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

Thesis submission and examination

14. Submission and examination of the thesis is governed by the relevant Master's degree by Research rules for courses administered by the Board of the Graduate Research School. The Graduate Research School administers the examination and classification of the thesis.