Higher Degree by Research Preliminary (Engineering, Computing and Mathematics)
In accordance with University policy, the Faculty may require a student to complete an approved preliminary course of study tailored to the student's requirements to ensure adequate research preparation to satisfy the eligibility requirements for the Master of Philosophy (research) or PhD. The course extends between one and two semesters of supervised research preparation and/or examination as prescribed by the Faculty on the recommendation of the relevant head of school.
- Course title
- Higher Degree by Research Preliminary (Engineering, Computing and Mathematics)
- Award abbreviation
- HDR Prelim
- Course code
- Course type
- higher degree preliminary
- current / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical 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.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Anas Ghadouani, Dr Shazzad Hossain and Associate Professor Ali Karrech (Civil, Environmental and Mining); Dr Du Huynh (Computer Science and Software); Professor Victor Sreeram (Electrical, Electronic and Computer); Dr Thomas Stemler (Mathematics and Statistics) and Professor Adrian Keating (Mechanical and Chemical)
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
- Course advice
- ECM Student Office
- 6488 3061
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
The University Policy on: Higher Degree by Research Preliminary Course applies to the Higher Degree by Research Preliminary course in the Faculty.
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).
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.
b) may receive admission credit of up to 24 credit points for prior study in a relevant discipline.
Admission ranking and selection
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
(2) For the dissertation component of the higher degree by research preliminary course the relevant board determines whether satisfactory progress has been made having regard to the report of the student's supervisor.
8. 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 7.
10. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 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 7.
Progression to HDR
11. For progression from a HDR Preliminary course into a HDR course administered by the Graduate Research School or a faculty, a student must have successfully produced a research output with a mark of at least —