- Course title
- Master of Biological Arts (coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2022
- Administered by
- Human Sciences
- CRICOS code
- 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.)
- The Master of Biological Arts has the following exit award: 74330 Graduate Diploma in Biological Arts (48 points) (48 points)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years 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 full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Time limit
- 9 years
- Delivery mode
- 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 Ionat Zurr
- 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
If required, students must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points in the complementary field to their previous studies, chosen in consultation with the course coordinator (e.g. students with arts/fine-arts background take science-based units and vice-versa).
Take all units (60 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1, S2||APHB5510||Advanced Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and Science||lectures: 1 hour per week; labs/tutorials: 2 hours per week|
|S2||APHB5511||Advanced Art and Life Manipulation||lectures: 1 hour per week; labs/tutorials: 2 hours per week|
|S1, S2||APHB5512||SymbioticA Project Preparation||2 hours per week with supervisor/unit coordinator|
|S1||APHB5513||SymbioticA Project Research||2 hours per week with supervisor/unit coordinator|
|S1, S2||APHB5518||Biological Art Integration Studies II||seminars: 1.5 hours per week; labs/tutorials: 1.5 hours per week|
|S1, S2||APHB5519||Biological Art Integration Studies I||seminars: 1.5 hours per week, labs/tutorials: 1.5 hours per week|
|S1, S2||APHB5524||Major Project and Dissertation Part 1||students meet at least fortnightly with project supervisors and the unit coordinator on a timetable discussed together|
|S1, S2||APHB5525||Major Project and Dissertation Part 2||Students meet at least fortnightly with project supervisors and the unit coordinator on a timetable discussed together|
|S1, S2||APHB5526||Major Project and Dissertation Part 3||Students meet at least fortnightly with project supervisors and the unit coordinator on a timetable discussed together|
|S1, S2||APHB5527||Major Project and Dissertation Part 4||Students meet at least fortnightly with project supervisors and the unit coordinator on a timetable discussed together|
Group A: Take Level 4 or 5 elective units to the value of 12 points, chosen from Group A and in consultation with the course coordinator.
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1, S2||SCIE5304||Science Practicum||Contact hours in Practicum placement (the majority of student time in the unit) as arranged with the unit coordinator and host/supervisor. Additional, minor, contact hours for initial and post-placement discussions with coordinator, and final presentation and review.|
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 of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Fine Arts, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(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 award:
- 74330 Graduate Diploma in Biological Arts (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Biological Arts course before completing it, but after completing
(i) 24 points of conversion in the complementary area to the previous degree (science units for a student with an arts/fine arts background, and arts/fine arts units for a student with a science background); and
(ii) APHB5510 Advanced Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and Science or APHB5511 Advanced Art and Life Manipulation; and
(iii) APHB5518 Biological Art Integration Studies II or APHB5519 Biological Art Integration Studies I; and
(iv) 12 points of level 4 or 5 electives chosen in consultation with the course coordinator, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Biological Arts.
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 tertiary studies in both arts/fine arts and science, or equivalent are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.
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. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.
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;
(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree 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).