Master of Ocean Leadership (coursework)

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 overview

Course title
Master of Ocean Leadership (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MOL
Course code
62540
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
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
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Marco Ghislberti
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 2020; NS = non-standard teaching period

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

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSOCEN4001Oceans Governance
NSOCEN4002Ocean Hazards
N/AOCEN4003Strategic Leadership for the Blue Economy
N/AOCEN4004Sustainable Marine Management and Planning
N/AOCEN4005The Indian Ocean Environment
N/AOCEN4006Working with Multiple Disciplines
lectures and turorials: 65 hours
N/AOCEN5001Ocean Data Analysis
N/AOCEN5002Ocean Engineering and Technology

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

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/AARCY5104Working with Stakeholders
6–8 weeks in April to June
S2BIOL4407Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
150 hours in total
S2BIOL5504Sex in the Sea
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630), SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences or equivalent
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 the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540) or the Master of Public Policy (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (42580)
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S2ECON5001Economic Development in Theory and Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002)
lectures/tutorials/labs: 4 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or Master of Environmental Science (72530)or Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540) or Master of Ocean Leadership (62540) or honours in the Faculty of Science or honours in the Business School; ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1 or ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance or ECON2224 Environment Economics 2 or equivalent. Students who do not meet the prerequisites can contact the unit coordinator to discuss a possible exception.
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
S2ECON5516The Economics of Public Policy
seminars: 3 hours per week
S1ENVE4405Ecological Engineering
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; for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
ENVE3604 Ecological Engineering
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering or the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Data Science or the Master of Ocean Leadership or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy; for pre-2012 courses: (GENG1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering or ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering) and completion of 96 points towards an Engineering degree
Incompatibility:
CIVL4150 Engineering Practice, ELEC4332 Project Engineering Practice, MECH4400 Engineering for Sustainable Development
lectures: 26 hours; practical classes: 13 hours
S1GEOG5502Conservation, Development and Sustainability
Incompatibility:
SOCS5502 Conservation, Development and Sustainability
lectures/discussions: 2 hours per week for 10 weeks
N/ALAWS5114International 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
N/ALAWS5175Heritage Governance: from Global to Local
NSLAWS5179Law of the Sea
Teaching dates for this unit are 15-16 and 22-23 October. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
N/ALAWS5507International Oil and Gas Law
NSLAWS5521Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading
Prerequisites:
For Master of Public Policy or Graduate Certificate of Public Policy students without a recognised Law degree: LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions.
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 15-17 July. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
NSLAWS5589Australian Oil and Gas Law
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 21-23 April. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
S1, S2MGMT5506Ethics and Sustainability Management
Incompatibility:
MGMT5526 Principles for Responsible Management
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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 as well as self-directed learning
S1MGMT5660Applied Project Management
Incompatibility:
MGMT5665 Project Management
lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
NSMKTG5503Enterprise and Innovation
lectures/workshops/seminars: total of 36 hours over 8 weeks
NSMKTG5604Technology Commercialisation
Prerequisites:
MKTG5503 Enterprise and Innovation
Incompatibility:
MKTG5603 Management of Technology and Innovation
lectures/seminars: 36 hours (12 x 3 hours)
N/AOCEN5003Decommissioning Offshore Infrastructure
S2PLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
One day a week over six weeks.
NSPOLS5501Public Policy
Incompatibility:
LAWS5214 Public Policy
Seminars for this unit are delivered intensively
NSPOLS5503Public Administration
Seminars: delivered intensively
NSPOLS5661Foundations of International Relations
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 System
seminars: 18 hours
NSSOCS5010NGOs, Governance and Development
seminars: 18 hours

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

Note: units in Group B have pre-requisites.

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSBIOL4408Marine Ecology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004); ANIM3361 Animal Populations or ENVT3363 Ecological Processes or equivalent
This unit is block-taught during the summer semester and involves a field trip of five days plus travel time at a a cost of up to 0 to the student, plus up to three 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, 80 of which are contact hours.
S2CIVL5505Introduction to Design of Offshore Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; for pre-2012 courses: none. 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.
Incompatibility:
CIVL4170 Design of Offshore Systems
S1ENVE4403Fluid Transport, Mixing and Dispersion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or MATH2209 Calculus and Probability or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2) and (ENVE2602 Environmental Fluid Mechanics or ENSC3010 Hyrdraulics). 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.
Incompatibility:
ENVE3601 Environmental Fluid Mechanics
lectures: 2 per week; practical sessions: 2 per week; laboratories: two 3-hour sessions per semester
S1ENVT5512Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Master of Environmental Science (72530)
Incompatibility:
ENVT3305 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry, ENVT8305 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
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 the Master of Professional Engineering; for pre-2012 courses: CIVL2130 Hydraulics I, or ENSC3010 Hydraulics, or ENVE2602 Environmental Fluid Mechanics. 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.
Incompatibility:
ENVE4614 Oceanographic Engineering, CIVL4130 Offshore and Coastal Engineering
S2GENG5506Renewable Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: none. 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.
Incompatibility:
CHPR4403 Future Energy
lectures and practical classes
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering or the Master of Business and Engineering Asset Management or the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy; for pre-2012 courses: MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra or MATH1020 Calculus, Statistics and Probability or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or equivalent. 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 hour per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; workshops: 3 hours per week
N/AOCEN5511Ocean Leadership Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
48 points of Level 4/Level 5 units in the Master of Ocean Leadership
N/AOCEN5512Ocean Leadership Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
OCEN5511 Research Project Part 1
S1SCIE5505Global Change and the Marine Environment
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Biological Science (72520) or Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
7 hours per week for 6 weeks
S2SCOM5302Contemporary Issues in Science Communication
as arranged with unit coordinator

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

Rules

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 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 65 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 Faculty 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 Faculty 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 in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least 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 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 8.

Progress status

10. 10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the Faculty 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.