Note: This course is not available in 2019.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>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 http://www.governance.uwa.edu.au/procedures/policies/policies-and-procedures?method=document&id=UP16/5'>University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a) successfully completed a tertiary qualification with a WAM of at least 65 per cent;

b) may receive admission credit of up to 24 credit points for prior study in a relevant discipline.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Course structure

6.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

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

Satisfactory progress

7.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass all units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) For the dissertation component of the higher degree by research preliminary course the relevant board determines whether satisfactory progress has been made having regard to the report of the student's supervisor.

8. 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 7.

9.(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 7(1) or (2) is assigned the progress status of 'Excluded'.

10. 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 7.

Progression to HDR

11. For progression from a HDR Preliminary course into a HDR course administered by the Graduate Research School or a faculty, a student must have successfully produced a research output with a mark of at least —

(a) 70 per cent to undertake a research doctorate;

or

(b) 65 per cent to undertake a research master's