Course overview

Description
Course title
Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MOCE
Course code
62570
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
not available in 2022
Administered by
Oceans Graduate School

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.)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year at the minimal volume of learning [BEng(Hon) from specific majors] full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the School
Maximum course duration
2 years at the maximum volume of learning full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
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)
Professor Ryan Lowe
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.

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Course structure

Note: This course is not available in 2022.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2022;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Students who have not completed Master of Professional Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering(Honours), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA. must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):

Note: Students entering with a cognate honours degree or equivalent are eligible for up to 24 points of advanced standing. Additional units may be
required on the advice of the Course Coordinator. Students can take GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics OR GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics.
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1GENG2004Solid Mechanics
Prerequisites:
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods and ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics Enrolment in ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science or CB014 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics
in-class lectures (including continuous assessment): 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week
S1GENG2009Principles of Geomechanics
Prerequisites:
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and Enrolment in ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science or CB014 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENSC3009 Geomechanics
lectures: 3 hours per week; practice sessions: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
S2GENG2010Principles of Hydraulics
Prerequisites:
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods and Enrolment in Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENSC3010 Hydraulics
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 3 hours per week; labs: 6 hours per semester
S2GENG2012Data Collection and Analysis
Prerequisites:
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation and Enrolment in ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science or CB014 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week

Take all units (36 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1GENG5501Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering or the Master of Offshore and Coastal 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.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
NSOCEN4008Physical Oceanography
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the 71590 Master of Oceanography
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
2 x 4 hour workshops per week for 6 weeks
NSOCEN4010Ocean Observational Methods and Modelling
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the 71590 Master of Oceanography
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
2 x 4 hour workshops per week for 6 weeks
NSOCEN5002Ocean Engineering and Technology
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
N/AOCEN5004Design of Coastal Structures
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of GENG5501 Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
2 x 3 hr workshops per week for 6 weeks
N/AOCEN5005Advanced Design of Offshore Systems
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of GENG5501 Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
CIVL5505 Design of Offshore Energy Facilities
Lectures: 2 x 2 hr lecture per week Workshop/practical classes: 1 x 2 hr workshop per week

Take unit(s) to the value of between 36-60 points from this group, with at least two units at level 5.

Note: OCEAN5411/12 Offshore and Coastal Engineering Research Project Part 1/2 are taken by invitation.

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1CIVL4401Applied Geomechanics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation or Mining Engineering specialisation
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
49 (lectures: 20 hours; seminars: 13 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 4 hours)
S2CIVL5501Structural Dynamics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Civil Engineering specialisation)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 39 hours; practical classes: 26 hours
N/ACIVL5504Offshore Geomechanics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation) and CIVL4401 Applied Geomechanics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
56 hours
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 x 4 hour blocks of contact hours per week for six weeks; up to 2 x one day fieldtrips
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
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.
N/AENVT5502Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences or completion of 12 points at Level 4 or equivalent or higher, or approval of unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
EART3331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management; EART8331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
3 hours per week (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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 26 hours; practical classes: 13 hours
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. 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.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 2 hour per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; workshops: 3 hours per week
NSGEOS4413Climate Geoscience
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-GEOGY Geology or HON-MARSC Marine Science or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science or 72550 Master of Geoscience or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience or 71590 Master of Oceanography or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Lectures and practical work. There may be a one-day field trip (TBC)
NSGEOS5514Marine Geoscience
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience or 71590 Master of Oceanography
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 x 4 hours workshops per week for 6 weeks
N/AGEOS5515Coastal Dynamics
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) EART4415 Coastal Hazards and Adaptation
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 x 4 hour workshops per week for 6 weeks
N/AOCEN4002Ocean Hazards
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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.
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
N/AOCEN5411Offshore and Coastal Engineering Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 62570 Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Supervision sessions with one or two supervisors over two semesters; independent research and study. Students are guided in this process through an induction program at the start of semester.
N/AOCEN5412Offshore and Coastal Engineering Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 62570 Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering and OCEN5411 Offshore and Coastal Engineering Research Project Part 1
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Supervision sessions with one or two supervisors over two semesters; independent research and study. Students are guided in this process through an induction program at the start of semester.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
7 hours per week for 6 weeks

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

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2022.

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 Master of Professional Engineering;

or

(b) a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 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;

and

(c) prior studies in Civil Engineering; or Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering; or Mechanical Engineering; or Mining Engineering.

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. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 24 points.

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

(3) Students who have completed Master of Professional Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering(Honours), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA. are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

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 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;

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).