Industrial and Organisational Psychology is a specialist area that applies psychological knowledge and skills to workplaces with the aim of improving organisational effectiveness and the quality of work life. This two-year course includes nine coursework units, a research project, and 1000 hours of practical placement spread over three different settings.
- Course title
- Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Master's degree by coursework and dissertation
- Current / 2023
- Administered by
- Psychological Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Professional accreditation
- Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) is accredited by: Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
- Standard course duration
- 2 years
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Liz Pritchard
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
- non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (84 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||PSYC5513||Research Methods in Applied Settings||
||seminars/labs: 12 x 2.75 hours (attendance at classes is expected)|
|S1||PSYC5514||Assessment and Selection||
||lectures/tutorials: 36 hours (12 x 3 hours). Attendance to lectures is compulsory.|
|S2||PSYC5515||Organisational Development and Change||
||up to 3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities|
|NS||PSYC5517||MIOP Practical Placement 3||
||Group supervision seminar: approx 1 session per month for 3 hours individual supervision: approx 1 hour per week Placement activity: approx 45 days (Attendance at placement meetings, group and individual supervision) is compulsory|
||seminars: 3 hours per week (attendance to classes is compulsory)|
|S2||PSYC5547||MIOP Professional Practice and Ethics||
||seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks.|
|NS||PSYC5548||MIOP Practical Placement 1||
||Group supervision seminars: approx 1 session per month for 3 hours Individual supervision: approx 1 hour per week Placement activity: approximately 45 days (attendance at placement meetings, group and individual supervision is compulsory)|
|S1||PSYC5573||Psychology of Training||
||seminars: 3 hours per week|
|S1||PSYC5610||Psychology Dissertation Part 1 (12 points)||
||Regular meetings with supervisor and independent project work in consultation with supervisor|
|S1, S2||PSYC5613||Psychology Dissertation Part 2 (12 points)||Regular meetings with supervisor and independent project work in consultation with supervisor|
|S2||PSYC5830||Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety||
||3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities|
|NS||PSYC5832||MIOP Practical Placement 2||
||Group supervision sessions: approx 1 session per month for 3 hours Individual supervision sessions: approx 1 hour week Placement activity: up to 45 days (attendance to placement meetings, group and individual is compulsory)|
Take Level 4 or 5 units offered by the UWA Business School to the value of 12 points, or level 5 units to the value of 12 points from the Master of Business Psychology 73550 (research and placement units excluded) and approved by the course coordinator or the Head of the School of Psychological Science.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) 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, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 7.0.
(3) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 94, a miminum score of 27 in the Writing section, a miminum score of 23 in the Speaking section, and no other sub-score less than 24.
(4) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 65 and no sub-score less than 65.
(5) The UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) Bridging Course does not satisfy the english language competency requirements of this course.
4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must havean accredited bachelor's honours degree in psychology with at least an upper second class Honours (2A), or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA.
(2) Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes meeting the Board's English language registration standard.
Admission ranking and selection
5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;
(c) a curriculum vitae summarising relevant occupational and practical experience, as recognised by UWA;
(d) an interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in psychology with invitation to attend the interview based on Rules 4, 5(a), (b) and (c) and the interview quota for that year;
(e) the intake quota for that year.
Articulations and exit awards
6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.
7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.
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 for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 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 which is calculated based on
(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;
(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.
13. Applicants are not normally to defer admission to this course and are expected to commence their course in the offered intake only. Applicants seeking admission to an alternative intake must submit a new application for that intake.
14. In exceptional circumstances and on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Psychological Science, the Faculty may grant credit for coursework units to a total value of 24 points.