• Current rules
    • UWA Design School
      • Master of Architecture (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (25520)
        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's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


        (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 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. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

        Course structure

        7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 168 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 72 points, course core units and focus area units. The course comprises the following focus areas :

        • FA-BDIMD Building Information Modelling
        • FA-LNDSN Landscape Design
        • FA-SIDSN Social Impact Design
        • FA-UBDSN Urban Design

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

        (3) Students who have completed a Bachelor of Arts with co-requisite majors in Architecture, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 72 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 Board of Examiners determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances—

        (a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended'; and

        (b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the second time 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;


        (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).

        Additional rules
        Professional work experience

        14.(1) Before qualifying for the degree, a student must have completed either:

        a) WILG5001 Professional Development Practicum A in which placement of professional work experience is supported by the Faculty; or

        b) not less than 8 weeks of full-time, or the equivalent part-time, professional work experience considered appropriate by the Faculty.

        (2) Of the period of professional work experience required, students must complete at least 6 weeks full-time, or the part-time equivalent, under the supervision of a registered architect.

        (3) Students may undertake a maximum of two weeks of the professional work experience in an allied field which is considered appropriate by the Faculty.

        (4) If students undertake professional work experience overseas they must provide evidence that the person who supervised their work experience is a registered architect in the country in which the work experience was undertaken.

        (5) Students may make their own arrangements for professional work experience with advice from the Faculty and present this evidence as a recognition of prior work experience to exempt them from the core unit WILG5001.(6) Students who exempted from the core unit WILG5001 will be required to substitute an option unit in its place.

        (7) The Faculty may waive or vary the requirement for professional work experience if it is satisfied that the requirements cannot be met.

        Time limit

        15.(1) Unless the Faculty approves an extension, the time limit is seven years from the beginning of the semester in which the first unit is credited towards the course.

        [Approved exception to University Policy]