Honours in Geographical Science

An Honours in Geography provides you with the skills and knowledge to engage in the advanced analysis of spatial patterns and processes in natural and built environments. It provides you with training in conceptual methodological approaches to geographical inquiry, and develops an appreciation of the links between theory and practice in geography. You will also engage in an independent research project on a topic of geographical significance.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) undertake independent research design, data collection and data analysis; (2) communicate ideas, concepts and research findings in a succinct and effective manner via written, verbal and visual methods; and (3) work independently, think and act laterally and use their initiative to resolve issues and problems encountered during the research process.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Geography major in the Bachelor of Science or the Human Geography and Planning major in the Bachelor of Arts.

Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Take all units (24 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2GEOG5021Honours Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geography
or
Environmental Science
S1, S2GEOG5022Honours Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 2
S1, S2GEOG5023Honours Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 3
Prerequisites:
GEOG4011/GEOG4012 Honours Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1/Part 2
Co-requisites:
GEOG4014 Honours Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 4
Incompatibility:
SCIE4501/SCIE4502/SCIE4503/SCIE4504 Science Research Dissertation Part 1/Part 2/Part 3/Part 4
S1, S2GEOG5024Honours Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 4
Group A—take unit(s) to the value of at least 6 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course
or
honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course
or
honours; STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or
STAT2210 Biometrics 1
or
SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
or
SCIE4401 Data Use in the Natural Sciences
Group B—take unit(s) to the value of 18 points (at least one of which is Level 4):

If both SCIE4401 and SCIE4402 are taken, then take units to the value of 12 points from Group B.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
NSENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSENVT4403Coastal and Estuarine Processes
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSENVT4404Environmental Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
Master of International Development (71550)
or
Master of Economics (42620)
or
Master of Ecotourism (coursework) (73510)
or
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
EART3304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability; EART8304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability
NSENVT4406Catchment and River Processes
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
the Master of Biotechnology (71580)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSENVT5502Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
or
completion of 12 points at Level 4
or
equivalent,
or
approval of unit coordinator
Incompatibility:
EART3331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management; EART8331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
S2ENVT5503Remediation of Soils and Groundwater
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580)
or
the Master of Science (70630)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
or
the Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSENVT5510Soil Dynamics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Master of Biotechnology (71580)
or
the Master of Science (70630)
or
the Master of Geoscience (72550)
or
the Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S2ENVT5511Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
and
ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
S1, S2PLNG5410Geography and Planning Practicum
Prerequisites:
PLNG4401 Planning Theory and Practice and (PLNG4403 Planning and Governance
or
PLNG5403 Planning and Governance)
and
PLNG4404 Statutory Planning
and
PLNG4402 Planning Law and approval of the unit co-ordinator (Prof. David Caddy) and/
or
the programme co-ordinator (Dr. Paul Maginn)
Incompatibility:
EART4414 Professional Planning Practicum, PLNG4410 Geography and Planning Practicum
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Curriculum Studies (32510)
or
Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (32310)
or
Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560)
or
Master of International Development (71550)
or
Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
or
enrolment in honours in the Faculty of Science
and
PLNG5405 Special unit: Principles of Urban and Regional Economics
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
N/APLNG5510Advanced Studies in Geography and Planning
Prerequisites:
At least 24 points at masters level 4
or
level 5 including any two Master of Urban and Regional Planning units,
or
approval of the Unit Coordinator.
NSPLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course
or
honours
Incompatibility:
ENVT3321 Climate Change Policy and Planning, ENVT8321 Climate Change Policy and Planning
NSPLNG5512Regional Planning
Prerequisites:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
or
PLNG5411 Urban and Regional Analysis
or
equivalent,
or
approval of unit coordinator