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Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.
(1) The course comprises the units required for admission to the Master of Professional Engineering taken from the following:
(a) units required to complete a degree-specific major in Engineering Science (MJD-ENGSC) as relevant to the choice of program in the Master of Professional Engineering;
(b) where there are unmet prerequisites, additional units from those offered in the Bachelor of Science and approved by the Faculty.
(2) Students may be permitted to enrol in units from their chosen Master of Professional Engineering specialisation up to a maximum total value of 48 points as approved by the Faculty for which credit may be transferred to the Master of Professional Engineering on successful completion of the Preliminary course.
(3) The course will normally not exceed 72 points.
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.
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. 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.
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;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;
(c) completed Mathematics Methods ATAR, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA.
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:
- 60260 Graduate Certificate in Engineering (24 points)
- 60330 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary 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 Engineering.
(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary 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 Engineering.
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.
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 under Rule 8 for the first time is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the second time is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the third time 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. This rule is not applicable to this course.
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).
14. The Faculty may grant exemption for units completed at an equivalent level as part of the course for another degree or diploma of this University or of another recognised institution.
[Approved addition to University Policy]
15. Students who have not completed WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B and Chemistry 3A/3B, or equivalent, are required to take additional preparatory units, and may not be able to complete in a full-time enrolment.