Students should ensure they review the Course Structure information provided on the Course Details page for their Bachelor’s Degree. It is essential that students complete any Foundation units identified in that information at the earliest available opportunity in their studies. For those degrees which do not identify any Foundation Units, the necessary fundamental knowledge is incorporated within each degree specific major in your course. Where Foundation units are identified, they are essential and are chosen to provide fundamental knowledge which will assist you throughout the remainder of your studies. In some cases these foundation units are also essential prerequisites to enable you to undertake required units within your chosen majors, so these units should always be completed as early as possible in your course.
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Bachelor of Science and Master of Teaching - Secondary
Students completing this double packaged award course will graduate with both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Teaching - Secondary.
- Course code
- current / 2022
- Administered by
- Faculty of Graduate School of Education
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Vaille Dawson
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- 192 points comprising 32 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Delivery mode
- Standard full-time completion
- 4 years
- Standard part-time completion
- 8 years (maximum 12 years)
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Majors available
- (1) MJD-PHYSC Physics
(2) MJD-CHMPH Chemistry - Physical and Analytical
(3) MJD-CHMSY Chemistry - Synthetic
(4) MJD-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics
(5) MJD-SPTSC Sport Science
(6) MJD-ANHBY Anatomy and Human Biology
(7) MJD-MBIOL Marine Biology
(8) MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
- Minors available
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- 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.
2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree course of the University 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), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.
English Language competency requirements
5.(1) 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, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(3) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5, a minimum score of 7.0 in the Reading and Writing bands, and a minimum score of 8.0 in the Listening and Speaking bands.
(5) Applicants presenting a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) require an overall grade of B or above, with a score of 'exceptional' for listening and speaking, and at least 'good' for reading and writing.
(6) Applicants with qualifications gained wholly in English from countries other than Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America must provide evidence of English Language Competence in accordance with the requirements of the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia.
6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) achieved an ATAR of at least 88, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and meet the additional requirements stated at (2) below
Admission ranking and selection
(3) the student has completed a maximum of 96 points or equivalent in their current course and has sufficient credit points remaining to complete the requirements of the course structure;
(5) Students seeking to enter this course on the basis of incomplete studies in a Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) at another institution will be assessed on a basis equivalent to the criteria set out in rules 8 (1) to (4) above.
Group A Majors (for Science secondary teaching)
- Anatomy and Human Biology
- Marine Biology
- Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
Group B Major (for Mathematics secondary teaching)
- Mathematics and Statistics
Group C Major (for Health & Physical Education secondary teaching)
- Sport Science
- Bachelor of Science
(2) A student who withdraws from this Combined Degree Course before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 points of study, comprising 120 credit points of undergraduate study at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 and at least 24 credit points of study at Level 4 and/or Level 5 may apply to the School to be awarded the exit awards mentioned in (1).
11.(1) 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.
(5) 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.
(6) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module, the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.
(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(1).
Failure to pass a Professional Practice unit
(3) If the University permits a student to repeat a Professional Practice unit, it will determine whether the unit is to be repeated in the same or a subsequent year taking into consideration the student's overall performance in the course concerned.
(2) A Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) and a Working with Children Clearance must be presented to the Graduate School of Education before any student undertakes a professional practice unit.
Professional Practice readiness
16.(1) If a student does not pass an assessment item (before any resubmission) in an enrolled core unit, or is not meeting the necessary level of professional conduct, the student may be required to attend an interview with an academic panel to review their readiness to go on a professional placement. If they are considered not ready to attempt a placement or at risk of not being able to succeed in a placement, they are withdrawn from their enrolled practicum unit with the expectation of re-enrolling and completing it in a later teaching period, after demonstrating readiness.
(d) Where resubmission is approved, the reassessed mark is capped at the assessment pass mark, unless an application for mitigation is approved in accordance with the University Policy on Assessment: Special Consideration.