Course overview

Description
Course title
Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MiGOWEN
Course code
74550
Course type
master's degree by coursework and dissertation
Status
not available in 2022
Administered by
Oceans Graduate School

Course details

Intake periods
Mid-year only
Attendance type
full- or part-time
Credit points required
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
online
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Conleth O'Loughlin
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

Take all units (36 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/AOCEN5013Offshore Site Characterisation
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 74550 Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
4 contact hours per week
N/AOCEN5014Soil Mechanics for Offshore Geotechnical Applications
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 74550 Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
4 contact hours per week
N/AOCEN5015Calculation Approaches in Offshore Geotechnics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 74550 Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
4 contact hours per week
N/AOCEN5016Solving New Offshore Geotechnical Problems
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 74550 Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
4 hours per week
N/AOCEN5017Offshore Geotechnical Design Framework
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 74550 Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
4 hours per week
N/AOCEN5018Non-deterministic Design Approaches in Offshore Geotechnics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 74550 Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
4 per week

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from this group:

Note: Students take 12 points Research Project OR 12 points Design Project

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/AOCEN5555Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of level 5 24 points Unit(s) 74550 Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil OCEN5556 Research Project Part 2
Incompatibility:
Nil
1 hour per week
N/AOCEN5556Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of level 5 24 points Unit(s) 74550 Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy
Co-requisites:
OCEN5555 Research Project Part 1
Incompatibility:
Nil
1 hour per week
N/AOCEN5557Design Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of level 5 24 points Unit(s) 74550 Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy
Co-requisites:
OCEN5558 Design Project Part 2
Incompatibility:
Enrolment in Unit(s) OCEN5555 Research Project Part 1 Enrolment in Unit(s) OCEN5556 Research Project Part 2
1 hour per week
N/AOCEN5558Design Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of level 5 24 points Unit(s) 74550 Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy
Co-requisites:
OCEN5557 Design Project Part 1
Incompatibility:
Enrolment in Unit(s) OCEN5555 Research Project Part 1 Enrolment in Unit(s) OCEN5556 Research Project Part 2
1 hour per week

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) 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.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor of engineering honours degree (BEng (Hons)), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

AND

(b) at least three years of relevant documented professional experience or prior studies in Geotechnical Engineering;

AND

(C) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 75 per cent.

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 references, as recognised by UWA;

(c) the intake quota for the course, including any relevant sub quotas;

and

(d) a technical interview with the Programme Chair and teaching staff in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on demonstrated technical ability, with invitation to attend the interview based on—

(i) a ranking of the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark or professional experience;

(ii) an assessment of applicant quality, determined by UWA

and

(iii) the proportion of candidates to be interviewed, determined by UWA, depending on the number of eligible applicants

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 48 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 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).