Course overview

Description

The Master of Oceans Leadership prepares graduates from a range of fields for ocean-related leadership positions. Graduates will be equipped with skills and knowledge across marine science, ocean engineering, marine management, law, policy and governance to enable them to work in a range of government, industry and non-governmental sectors. Strategic leadership and management expertise will be developed of relevance to activities to conserve and utilise ocean environments and resources, and to implement solutions for the future of our coasts and seas. By teaching students about multi-, inter-, trans- and cross-disciplinarity, as well as strategic leadership, it will equip graduates to work in multi-disciplinary contexts and lead and contribute to effective teams. It offers an opportunity for individuals to grow professionally and personally through student-centred teaching approaches and multi-disciplinary learning.

Course title
Master of Ocean Leadership (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MOL
Course code
62540
Course type
Master's degree by coursework only
Status
Current / 2023
Administered by
Oceans Graduate School
CRICOS code
096270F

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
Full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Articulation
The Master of Ocean Leadership has the following exit awards: 62240 Graduate Certificate in Ocean Leadership (24 points) (24 points), 62340 Graduate Diploma in Ocean Leadership (48 points) (48 points)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
2 years
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
Internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
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)
Dr Marco Ghisalberti
Fees
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.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2BIOL4407Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science (ID 165)
or 70630 Master of Science (ID 202)
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science (ID 359)
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology (ID 389)
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science (ID 390)
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours) (ID 4)
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership (ID 1432)
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
150 hours in total
NSEART4415Coastal Hazards and Adaptation
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71590 Master of Oceanography
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
or HON-MARSC Marine Science
2 x 4 hour blocks of contact hours per week for six weeks; up to 2 x one day fieldtrips
NSLAWS5179Law of the SeaNoneTeaching dates for this unit are 17-26 October 2023. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
NSOCEN4003Strategic Leadership for the Blue EconomyNone
S2OCEN4005The Indian Ocean EnvironmentNone
NSOCEN4006Working with Multiple DisciplinesNonelectures and turorials: 65 hours
NSOCEN5001Ocean Data AnalysisNone
NSOCEN5002Ocean Engineering and TechnologyNone

Take units to the value of 48 points from Group A or Group B, including at least 36 points at Level 5.

Group A
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2BIOL4407Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science (ID 165)
or 70630 Master of Science (ID 202)
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science (ID 359)
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology (ID 389)
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science (ID 390)
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours) (ID 4)
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership (ID 1432)
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
150 hours in total
S2BIOL5504Sex in the Sea
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science (ID 165)
or 70630 Master of Science (ID 202)
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership (ID 1432)
and Unit(s) SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences (ID 2211) or equivalent
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Enrolment in
Unit(s) SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
one day per week for six weeks
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility
WACE/TEE English or equivalent
or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication
or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ECONS Economics
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or HON-ECNPF Professional Economics
or 61550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics
or 42620 Master of Economics
or 42580 Master of Public Policy
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S2ECON5001Economic Development in Theory and Practice
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
42620 Master of Economics
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 71550 Master of International Development
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
lectures/tutorials/labs: 4 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1
or Unit(s) ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
or Unit(s) ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance
or Unit(s) ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
S1ECON5516The Economics of Public PolicyNoneseminars: 3 hours per week
S1ENVE4405Ecological Engineering and Nature-based Solutions
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or enrolment in
the Master of Biotechnology
or Master of Ocean Leadership
or Master of Environmental Science
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours. This includes podcasts for viewing and reading to be undertaken prior to attending one compulsory 3-hour workshop per week where students will be contributing to interactive discussions together with practical lab work using GIS software. Completion of the practical workshop labs is necessary to enable skills for completing written unit assessment. Independent learning is required throughout the unit.
S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or Enrolment in
62510 Master of Information Technology
or Enrolment in
62530 Master of Data Science
or Enrolment in
62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
or Enrolment in
62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or Enrolment in 62570 Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
or
Enrolment in
( Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree

and Successful completion of
120 Points )
lectures: 26 hours; practical classes: 13 hours
N/AGEOG5502Conservation, Development and Sustainability
Incompatibility
SOCS5502 Conservation, Development and Sustainability
2 hours per week
NSLAWS5114International Environmental Law
Prerequisites
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and 30 points from: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility
Enrolment in
LAWS6114 International Environmental Law
16 Jan Online Seminar (11am-12pm); 30, 31 January and 1 Feb 2023 Compulsory Attendance required (9am- 5pm)
N/ALAWS5175Heritage Governance: from Global to LocalNone
N/ALAWS5507International Oil and Gas LawNoneThis unit will next run in 2023.
NSLAWS5521Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading
Prerequisites
For Master of Public Policy and Graduate Certificate of Public Policy, the unit LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions is recommended as a pre-requisite for students who do not have a legal background.
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 12-14 July 2023. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
N/ALAWS5589Energy Regulation: Sustainable Oil and Gas and Alternative Energy ProductionNoneStudents must attend every day of the intensive period 15-17 August. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
S1, S2MGMT5506Ethics and Sustainability Management
Incompatibility
MGMT5526 Principles for Responsible Management
Up to 6 hours per week which may include seminars/lectures/workshops/dedicated meeting time with the unit coordinator as well as self-directed learning. Delivery of this unit is over two days per week and may include some Saturday sessions.
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and LeadershipNoneseminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks
S1, S2MGMT5526Principles for Responsible Management
Prerequisites
any six units in the Master of Commerce (41680)
or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Incompatibility
MGMT5506 Ethics and Sustainability Management
Up to 3 hours per week which may include seminars/lectures/workshops/dedicated meeting time with the unit coordinator, self-directed learning and the viewing of pre-recorded lecture videos ahead of a timetabled session each week.
S1MGMT5660Applied Project Management
Incompatibility
MGMT5665 Project Management
lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
S1MKTG5503Enterprise and InnovationNonelectures/workshops/seminars: total of 36 hours over 8 weeks
S2MKTG5604Technology Commercialisation
Prerequisites
MKTG5503 Enterprise and Innovation
or enrolment in
the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation)
Incompatibility
MKTG5603 Management of Technology and Innovation
lectures/seminars: 36 hours (12 x 3 hours)
N/APLNG5511Climate Change Policy and PlanningNoneOne day a week over six weeks.
NSPOLS5010NGOs, Governance and DevelopmentNoneseminars: 18 hours
NSPOLS5501The Politics of Public Policy
Incompatibility
LAWS5214 Public Policy
Seminars for this unit are delivered intensively
S1POLS5503Public AdministrationNoneSeminars: delivered intensively
NSPOLS5661International Relations: Theory and Practice
Incompatibility
POLS8606 Theory and Method in International Relations.
POLS5661 Theory in International Relations A: Contending Approaches.
POLS5662 Theory in International Relations B: Explanation and Understanding
seminars: 18 hours
NSPOLS5681Governance in the International SystemNoneseminars: 18 hours

Take unit notes as per the sequences notes in Group A.

Note: units in Group B have pre-requisites.

Group B
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSBIOL4408Marine Ecology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science (ID 165)
or 70630 Master of Science (ID 202)
or Of BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours) (ID 4)
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology (ID 1902)
This unit is block-taught during the summer semester and involves a field trip of five days plus travel time at a cost of up to 0 to the student, plus up to four days of lectures and planning (including occupational health and safety) and up to four days of analysis and presentation of results. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours, up to 100 of which are contact hours.
S2CIVL5505Design of Offshore Energy Facilities
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points
and GENG2004 Solid Mechanics and ( GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
or GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
)
S1ENVE4403Fluid Transport, Mixing and Dispersion
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation).
This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
lectures: 2 per week; practical sessions: 2 per week; laboratories: two 3-hour sessions per semester
S1ENVT5512Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 70630 Master of Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
one full day per week for six consecutive weeks (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
S1GENG5501Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 62570 Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points and ( GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
or GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
S2GENG5506Renewable Energy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation,
or Mining Engineering specialisation
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Incompatibility
CHPR4403 Future Energy
lectures and practical classes
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 62510 Master of Information Technology
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
96 points
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
lectures: 2 hour per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; workshops: 3 hours per week
S2OCEN4007Renewable Ocean Energy
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or the Master of Oceanography.
This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Program Chair and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility
For Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation): GENG5506 Renewable Energy
lectures: 3 x 45 mins per week; practical classes: 2 x 1 hrs per week; labs: 3 hours every third week
S1, S2OCEN5511Ocean Leadership Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites
48 points of Level 4/Level 5 units in the Master of Ocean Leadership
S1, S2OCEN5512Ocean Leadership Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites
OCEN5511 Research Project Part 1
S1SCIE5505Global Change and the Marine Environment
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
7 hours per week for 6 weeks

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

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 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).

(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, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.

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:

  • 62240 Graduate Certificate in Ocean Leadership (24 points)
  • 62340 Graduate Diploma in Ocean Leadership (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Ocean Leadership course before completing it, but after completing Level 4 and Level 5 units to the value of 24 points,, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Ocean Leadership.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Ocean Leadership course before completing it, but after completing Level 4 and Level 5 units to the value of 48 points,, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Ocean Leadership.

Course structure

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.

Satisfactory progress

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.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 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 6 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 6.

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;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).