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    • Earth Sciences
      • Master of Energy Geoscience (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (73540)
        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 Geology, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

        and

        (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 awards:

        • 74240 Graduate Certificate in Energy Geoscience (24 points)
        • 74340 Graduate Diploma in Energy Geoscience (48 points)

        (2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Energy Geoscience course before completing it, but after completing 24 points excluding conversion units, with at least 12 points of core units, of which a minimum of 6 points must be degree core

        , may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Energy Geoscience.

        (3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Energy Geoscience course before completing it, but after completing 48 points, at least 24 of which are core to the degree, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Energy Geoscience.

        Course structure

        7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 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. 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;

        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).


        Additional rules
        Research Project

        14. Students who request approval to undertake a research project as an optional unit in this course must have—

        (a) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in 48 points of the level of Level 4 and 5 units completed in the first year of the course;

        and

        (b) a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the project.

      • Master of Geoscience (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (72550)
        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;

        and

        (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and

        (c) successfully completed prior tertiary study in geology or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA.

        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 awards:

        • 72250 Graduate Certificate in Geoscience (24 points)
        • 72350 Graduate Diploma in Geoscience (48 points)

        (2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Geoscience course before completing it, but after completing 24 points, which includes the course core units, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Geoscience.

        (3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Geoscience course before completing it, but after completing 48 points, which includes the course core units, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Geoscience.

        Course structure

        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 units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the chosen specialisation are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 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. 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;

        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).


        Additional rules
        Research project

        14. Students who request approval to undertake a research project as an optional unit in this course must have—

        (a) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in 48 points of the level of Level 4 and 5 units completed in the first year of the course;

        and

        (b) a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the project.

      • Master of Hydrogeology (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (72540)
        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;

        and

        (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

        and

        (c) successfully completed prior tertiary study in geology, environmental engineering, environmental science (including units in hydrology or equivalent), or hydrogeology or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA.

        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 awards:

        • 72240 Graduate Certificate in Hydrogeology (24 points)
        • 72340 Graduate Diploma in Hydrogeology (48 points)

        (2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Hydrogeology course before completing it, but after completing 24 points excluding conversion units, with at least 12 points of core units, of which a minimum of 6 points must be degree core

        , may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Hydrogeology.

        (3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Hydrogeology course before completing it, but after completing 48 points at Level 4 or Level 5, which includes the course core units, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Hydrogeology.

        Course structure

        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 units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the course are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 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. 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;

        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).


        Additional rules
        Research project

        14. Students who request approval to undertake a research project as an optional unit in this course must—

        (i) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their UWA undergraduate major. These units must be relevant to the Masters Specialisation; or

        (ii) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course; or

        (iii) equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project.

      • Master of Oceanography (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (71590)
        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 Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

        and

        (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

        and

        (c) successfully completed prior tertiary study in—marine science, environmental, engineering or physical sciences; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

        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 awards:

        • 74270 Graduate Certificate in Oceanography (24 points)
        • 74360 Graduate Diploma in Marine Sciences (48 points)

        (2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Oceanography course before completing it, but after completing 24 points, which includes at least 6 points from course core units and at least 6 points from course specialisation units, may apply to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Marine Science., may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Oceanography.

        (3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Oceanography course before completing it, but after completing 48 points, which includes the course core units and at least 24 points from course specialisation units, may apply to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Marine Science., may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Marine Sciences.

        Course structure

        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 a bachelor's degree with a major in Marine Science, Marine and Coastal Processes, or Integrated Earth and Marine Science, or equivalent as recognised by the School of Earth Science and Oceans Graduate School. are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 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 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).


      • Master of Ore Deposit Geology (coursework) (70590)
        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.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

        (a) a Bachelor of Geology or Geoscience, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

        and

        (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

        and

        (c) at least two years of professional experience in a relevant occupation; or

        (2) (a) a Bachelor of Geology or Geoscience with Honours, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

        and

        (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. 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. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

        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. 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;

        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).


        Additional rules
        Substitution

        14. Subject to approval from the Course Coordinator/Head of School, students admitted to the course with a completed honours or graduate diploma which included a research component, are permitted to substitute for four coursework units the project units GEOS5011 Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 1, GEOS5012 Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 2, GEOS5013 Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 3 and GEOS5014 Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 4.

      • Master of Science (thesis and coursework) (70630)
        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 Science with at least upper second class Honours (2A), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

        and

        (b) a written agreement by a suitable research supervisor.

        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 48 points.

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

        Satisfactory progress

        8.(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.

        (2) Where a student is enrolled in no more than twelve points in a given teaching period, they will be considered to have made satisfactory progress in that teaching period, regardless of any unit results received.

        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. 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;

        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).


        Additional rules
        Option unit

        14. Take one unit (6 points) at level 4 or 5 in a discipline associated with the research project, subject to the approval of the project supervisor.

      • Bachelor of Earth Sciences and Master of Geoscience (CM009)
        Title

        1. These rules are the Bachelor of Earth Sciences and Master of Geoscience Degree Combined Course Rules.

        Terms Used

        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.

        (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 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.

        (2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module, the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

        English Language competency requirements

        5. 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

        6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
        (a) achieved an ATAR of at least 90, or equivalent as recognised by UWA;

        or

        (b) a direct pathway offer;

        or

        (c) a place in a relevant UWA access program.

        Admission ranking and selection

        7. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

        Transfer Requirements

        8.(1) A student enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at UWA may apply to transfer into this combined degree course if they satisfy the following conditions:

        (a) the student has not commenced their final semester of enrolment in their current course;

        and

        (b) the course transfer is undertaken within the two transfer windows in each academic year;

        and

        (c) there are no quotas preventing the student from enrolling in a major or unit in which the student seeks to enrol; and

        (2) the student has completed a minimum of 48 points of study in their current course and achieved a WAM of at least 65

        Course structure

        9.(1) The Combined Bachelor's and Master's degree consists of 192 credit points (normally 32 units), comprising:

        (a) 120 credit points (normally 20 units) of an undergraduate component, including:

        (i) no more than 60 credit points (normally 10 units) at Level 1; and

        (ii) at least 60 credit points (normally 10 units) at Level 2 and Level 3, including at least 18 credit points (normally 3 units) at Level 3; and

        (iii) the degree-specific major: MJD-IEMDM Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences

        and

        (iv) any relevant foundation units.

        and

        (b) a postgraduate component, including at least 72 credit points (normally 12 units) completed at Level 4 and Level 5.

        (2) A student enrolled in this combined degree course must complete all requirements of the 72550 Master of Geoscience (ID 167), subject to any restrictions specified in these rules.

        (3) Students are not able to take additional majors or minors in this course.

        Exit awards

        10.(1) This course has the following exit award:

        • Bachelor of Earth Sciences (Advanced)

        (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).

        Satisfactory progress

        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.

        (2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

        (3) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the relevant board approves otherwise.

        (4) Students must meet any additional progress requirements set out in the rules for the 72550 Master of Geoscience (ID 167) course.

        Progress status

        12.(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 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

        (b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

        (c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';

        (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).

        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).


      • Bachelor of Earth Sciences (BP029)
        Title

        1. These rules are the Bachelor of Earth Sciences (Specialised) degree Course Rules.

        Terms Used

        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.

        (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, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies 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.

        (2) 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.

        (3) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

        English Language competency requirements

        5. 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

        6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
        (a) achieved an ATAR of at least 80, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and meet the additional requirements stated at (2) below

        or

        (b) a direct pathway offer;

        or

        (c) a place in a relevant UWA access program.

        (2) A scaled mark of at least 50% in Mathematics Methods ATAR or equivalent or higher; or a scaled mark of at least 50% in Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent with an additional mathematics unit; or two additional mathematics units; and

        (3) For Geochemistry only, a scaled mark of at least 50% in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent or higher; or an additional chemistry unit

        Admission ranking and selection

        7. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

        Transfer Requirements

        8.(1) A student enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at UWA may apply to transfer into this course if they satisfy the following conditions:

        (a) the student has not commenced their final semester of enrolment;

        and

        (b) the course transfer is undertaken within the two transfer windows in each academic year;

        and

        (c) there are no quotas preventing the student from enrolling in a major or unit in which the student seeks to enrol; and

        (2) (a) have completed a minimum of 24 points of study in their current course and achieved a WAM of at least 50; and

        (b) have met any subject prerequisites for their intended majors.

        Course structure

        9.(1) The Undergraduate Bachelor's degree consists of:

        (a) 144 credit points (normally 24 units), which will include:

        (i) a degree-specific major chosen from the list below:

        (1) MJD-GECDM Geochemistry

        (2) MJD-IEMDM Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences

        and

        (ii) no more than 72 credit points (normally 12 units) of Level 1 units; and

        (iii) at least 72 credit points (normally 12 units) of Level 2 or Level 3 units, including at least 36 credit points (normaly 6 units) of Level 3 units; and

        (iv) any relevant foundation units.

        and

        (2) Students may choose to undertake an additional major and/or up to two minors from any undergraduate degree, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 144 credit points.

        Satisfactory progress

        10.(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.

        (2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

        (3) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the relevant board approves otherwise.

        Progress status

        11.(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 10(1) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

        (b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 10(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

        (c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 10(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';

        (d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 10(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 10(1).

        Deferrals

        12. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).


      • Bachelor of Earth Sciences and Master of Oceanography (CM012)
        Title

        1. These rules are the Bachelor of Earth Sciences and Master of Oceanography Degree Combined Course Rules.

        Terms Used

        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.

        (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 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.

        (2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module, the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

        English Language competency requirements

        5. 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

        6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
        (a) achieved an ATAR of at least 90, or equivalent as recognised by UWA;

        or

        (b) a direct pathway offer;

        or

        (c) a place in a relevant UWA access program.

        Admission ranking and selection

        7. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

        Transfer Requirements

        8.(1) A student enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at UWA may apply to transfer into this combined degree course if they satisfy the following conditions:

        (a) the student has not commenced their final semester of enrolment in their current course;

        and

        (b) the course transfer is undertaken within the two transfer windows in each academic year;

        and

        (c) there are no quotas preventing the student from enrolling in a major or unit in which the student seeks to enrol; and

        (2) the student has completed a minimum of 48 points of study in their current course and achieved a WAM of at least 65

        Course structure

        9.(1) The Combined Bachelor's and Master's degree consists of 192 credit points (normally 32 units), comprising:

        (a) 120 credit points (normally 20 units) of an undergraduate component, including:

        (i) no more than 60 credit points (normally 10 units) at Level 1; and

        (ii) at least 60 credit points (normally 10 units) at Level 2 and Level 3, including at least 18 credit points (normally 3 units) at Level 3; and

        (iii) the degree-specific major: MJD-IEMDM Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences

        and

        (iv) any relevant foundation units.

        and

        (b) a postgraduate component, including at least 72 credit points (normally 12 units) completed at Level 4 and Level 5.

        (2) A student enrolled in this combined degree course must complete all requirements of the 71590 Master of Oceanography, subject to any restrictions specified in these rules.

        (3) Students are not able to take additional majors or minors in this course.

        Exit awards

        10.(1) This course has the following exit award:

        • Bachelor of Earth Sciences (Advanced)

        (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).

        Satisfactory progress

        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.

        (2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

        (3) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the relevant board approves otherwise.

        (4) Students must meet any additional progress requirements set out in the rules for the 71590 Master of Oceanography course.

        Progress status

        12.(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 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

        (b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

        (c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';

        (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).

        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).


      • Undergraduate Certificate in Earth Science (CU004) Only available to re-enrolling students.

        Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

        Title

        1. These rules are the Undergraduate Certificate in Earth Science Course Rules.

        Terms Used

        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.

        (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, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies 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.

        (2) 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.

        (3) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

        Course structure

        Satisfactory progress

        Progress status

        Deferrals

        12. Applicants are not normally permitted to defer admission to this course and are expected to commence their course in the offered intake only. Applicants seeking admission to an alternative intake must submit a new application for that intake.

      • Earth's Environmental Challenges (CU022)

        Note: This course is not available in 2022.

        Title

        1. These rules are the Earth's Environmental Challenges Course Rules.

        Terms Used

        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.

        (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, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies 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.

        (2) 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.

        (3) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

        Course structure

        Satisfactory progress

        Progress status

        Deferrals

        12. Applicants are not normally permitted to defer admission to this course and are expected to commence their course in the offered intake only. Applicants seeking admission to an alternative intake must submit a new application for that intake.

      • Mineral Resource Development (CU024)

        Note: This course is not available in 2022.

        Title

        1. These rules are the Mineral Resource Development Course Rules.

        Terms Used

        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.

        (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, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies 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.

        (2) 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.

        (3) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

        Course structure

        Satisfactory progress

        Progress status

        Deferrals

        12. Applicants are not normally permitted to defer admission to this course and are expected to commence their course in the offered intake only. Applicants seeking admission to an alternative intake must submit a new application for that intake.