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International
 Postgraduate
   Course Guide 2021–22

GET CAREER-READY WITH A UWA DEGREE
Course Guide 2021-22 International Postgraduate - GET CAREER-READY WITH A UWA DEGREE - The ...
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    Welcome to
     our community
    Welcome to The University of Western Australia (UWA), where you’ll join our
    accomplished graduates in becoming global professionals who drive change to
    shape the future.

    At UWA, we prepare our graduates to improve the lives of others. With the world
    – and the skills you need to succeed in it – changing all the time, our distinctive,
    experience-rich curriculum and outstanding learning experience will give you the
    knowledge and the adaptability to make a positive difference in society.

    We look forward to you joining our community and supporting you in shaping your
    future career goals.

                                           The University of Western Australia acknowledges that its
                                           campuses are situated on Noongar land and that Noongar people
                                           remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land and
                                           continue to practise their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge.
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Contents
Study at UWA                                Join UWA
Why students love Perth                4
                                            English language requirements            80
A unique campus                        6
                                            Help with English language skills        81
Our global reputation                  8
                                            How to apply – Postgraduate Coursework   82
Be part of something bigger with UWA   9
                                            Scholarships available to
Career and industry experience         10   international students                   83

Postgraduate studies at UWA            11   How to apply – Postgraduate Research     84

Student life                           12   Postgraduate Research Scholarships       85

Support services                       13   Money matters                            86

Student Exchange and                        Index                                    87
Study Abroad program                   14
                                            Useful links and important dates         94
Our Partner Universities               15

Accommodation at UWA                   16

Our degrees
Choose your postgraduate degree        18

Agricultural, Environmental and

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Biological Sciences                    20

Architecture, Design and Planning      26

Business and Commerce                  30

Law                                    38

Data and Computer Science              44

Education                              46

Engineering                            50

Health and Biomedical Sciences         52

Humanities and Social Sciences         64

Music and Fine Arts                    70

Physical Sciences and Mathematics      74

Research at UWA                        78

Research degrees                       79
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    Why students
     		 love Perth
        By choosing UWA, you’re not just choosing a world
        top 100 university1, you’re choosing to live in a city of
        opportunity that’s the perfect base for study – and a
        launchpad for your career.

    Growing population                                                                 An affordable, quality lifestyle
    • Perth is Australia’s fourth-largest city and is                                  • Perth is a safe, friendly and welcoming city, famous for
        consistently one of the fastest-growing cities in                                  offering a quality lifestyle
        Australia                                                                      • It’s the sunniest capital city in Australia and in the top
    • Its population has doubled in 40 years2 to                                           10 healthiest cities in the world6,7, with more than eight
        2 million                                                                          hours of sunshine per day, and good to very good air
    • It has a projected population of 3.5 million by                                      quality year-round8
        2050   3
                                                                                       • Transport is easy – Perth city is less than 20 minutes
    • Perth is multicultural, warm and welcoming – 37%                                     from beaches and national parks
        of its population was born overseas, with people                               • It’s officially rated as world’s 14th most liveable city
        from 190 countries 4
                                                                                       More recently, Perth has become one
    Perth is a city of opportunity and                                                 of the most affordable destinations for
    prosperity                                                                         students.
    • WA has long been the export powerhouse of the                                    • More affordable than Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane9
        Australian economy, producing 48% of Australia’s                               • Lowest accommodation cost of any Australian capital
        merchandise exports in 2019-202                                                    city9
    • 35% of ASX-listed companies have headquarters                   4

        in Perth
    • The economy sees consistently strong economic
        growth, above the Australian average2
    • Annual incomes in Perth are 8% above the
        national average5

    1 QS 2020                                         4 ThinkPerth 2019                                    7 Spotahome Healthiest Cities Index, 2018
    2 Western Australian Treasury Corporation, 2020   5 Australian Bureau of Statistics May 2020           8 World Air Quality Index Project
    3 perth.wa.gov.au, 2020                           6 Bureau of Meteorology                              9 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2019, Economist
                                                                                                             Intelligence Unit

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            Australia’s gateway to Asia
            • Perth is the closest major Australian
              capital city to Asia
            • Stay connected to home and the global
              economy – Perth is in the same time
              zone as 60% of the world’s population
              (plus/minus 2 hours)
            • Perth’s proximity to Asia makes the
              city unique among international study
              destinations

                                                                                                              SEOUL
                                                                                    BEIJING   13         14
                                                                                                                     10   TOKYO

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     DOHA                   DELHI          12                                   11                 12   SHANGHAI

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                           Flight time from Perth (hours)

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    A unique
    		campus
                                                                                                    COTTESLOE BEACH (6KM)
                                                                                                    10 MIN DRIVE

       UWA’s main campus is located on the
       picturesque banks of the Swan River (Derbarl
       Yerrigan), just minutes from Perth's CBD.

                                                                                           UWA HEALTH CAMPUS
    Featuring expansive green spaces, cafés and shops, as well as a multitude of
                                                                                                           UWA COLLEGE ROW
    modern teaching and research facilities, our campus provides you with a world-
    class learning environment.

    See the campus for yourself through our online
    virtual tour: uwa.edu.au/360-campus-tour/

    UWA Claremont
    Just a few minutes from the UWA
    campus is the University’s historic
    Claremont campus, which is home to
    the UWA Centre for English Language
    Teaching (UWA CELT) and Taylors
    College, which provides foundation
    courses for international students.

                                                                                   ENJOY THE SCENERY
                                                                                   OF MATILDA BAY

    UWA’s Albany Centre
    Located five hours' drive from Perth, the Albany Centre
    offers students a high-tech learning environment. Here
    you can experience all that regional Western Australia has
    to offer while studying at university.

    albany.uwa.edu.au
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KINGS PARK (1KM)               PERTH CBD (5KM)
15 MIN WALK                    10 MIN DRIVE                   PERTH AIRPORT (22KM)
                               19 MIN RIDE ON BIKE PATH                30 MIN DRIVE

                               ELIZABETH QUAY

                                      UWA
                                     CAMPUS

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                                                          WATCH A MOVIE UNDER
                                    DISCOVER UWA’S        THE STARS AT SOMERVILLE
                                    CULTURAL PRECINCT     AUDITORIUM

  RELAX IN A HERITAGE-LISTED
  GARDEN
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    Our global reputation
    Study at a world top 100 university (QS 2021)

    #1 IN WA FOR GRADUATE                                             Ranked in the world’s top 50 for
    EMPLOYABILITY                                                     •   Agriculture and Forestry
    ( Q S G R A D UATE EM PLOYABIL IT Y R ANKING 2 0 2 0 )            •   Anatomy and Physiology
                                                                      •   Civil and Structural Engineering
    MORE THAN 4,500 GLOBAL                                            •   Earth and Marine Sciences
    INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS                                             •   Geology
                                                                      •   Geophysics
    AWARD-WINNING TEACHERS
    ( AU STR A L IA N AWAR DS FO R U NIV E R SIT Y T E ACHING 2020)
                                                                      •   Mineral and Mining Engineering
                                                                      •   Sports-related Subjects
    FIVE STARS FOR                                                        (QS WUR BY SUBJECT 2020)

                                                                      —
    • TEACHING QUALITY
                                                                      •   Agricultural Sciences
    • STUDENT DEMAND                                                  •   Biological Sciences
    • STUDENT TEACHER RATIO                                           •   Clinical Medicine
         ( G O O D U N IVER SIT IE S GU IDE 2 0 2 1 )                 •   Earth Sciences
                                                                      •   Ecology
    RANKED 85TH IN THE WORLD
                                                                      •   Environmental Science and Engineering
    ( A RW U 2 02 0)
                                                                      •   Human Biological Sciences
                                                                      •   Marine/Ocean Engineering
                                                                      •   Mining and Mineral Engineering
                                                                      •   Oceanography
                                                                      •   Water Resources
                                                                          (ARWU 2020)
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Be part of something
   bigger with UWA
                                                         “ The educational background at
 When you graduate from UWA, you
 automatically join our community of                     UWA has helped me establish my
 more than 130,000 graduates spanning                    career, initially as a lawyer, but has also
 every continent across the globe. That’s a              given me the confidence to diversify

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 powerful network.
                                                         into the recruitment industry in
 No matter where you go, you’ll find yourself in the     London and now Hong Kong where I
 company of extraordinary people who will be your
                                                         am currently a managing director of a
 mentors, collaborators and friends.
                                                         market leading global recruitment firm.
 Connect with and benefit from alumni who are global     I have also kept in touch with my UWA
 leaders in business, industry, government, education,
                                                         alumni contacts internationally some
 research and culture.
                                                         of whom have become close friends as
 alumni.uwa.edu.au                                       well as clients of mine.”

                                                         RICKY
                                                         MANAGING DIRECTOR
                                                         ROBERT WALTERS (HONG KONG)
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     Career and
      industry experience
       As a UWA student you’ll get career
       advice and industry experience before
       you graduate. You’ll also have access
       to a wide range of resources and services,
       including–

       • advice from our dedicated UWA Careers and
          Employability Centre
       • one-to-one access with a qualified Career
          Development Consultant
       • the UWA Careers and Employability Award Program
       • the Career Mentor Link Program, matching
          you with professionals who will share their
          knowledge and career experience
       • help with your résumé and preparing for
          job interviews
       • access to potential employers at our Careers and          “As part of my studies, I’m currently
          Employability fairs, workshops and seminars              interning with Awards WA. It’s a
       • free and unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning            non-government organisation that
       • industry integrated learning – our talented
          academics are highly engaged with industry, and, as      encourages youth to participate and
          WA’s top university, we have extensive networks that     achieve more out of academic life. I’ve
          will add to your learning experience
                                                                   also been helping out with the Duke of
       • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities, where
          you’ll gain workplace knowledge and skills, as well as   Edinburgh Award program and I love
          lasting professional connections                         it – it’s a really practical way to get a lot of
       • the McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s award-
                                                                   experience in project management and
          winning Internship Program with not-for-profit,
          community and government organisations                   communication work.”
       • the chance to get your own UniMentor – or become          MELISSA
          one                                                      MASTER OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION
       • access to volunteering opportunities through
          UWA Student Guild
       • the opportunity to become a UWA Student
          Ambassador and gain a strong extracurricular
          activity for your résumé                                     UWA Careers
       • Bloom WA, a community of change-makers tackling               and Employability
          global problems                                              Award Program
       • the IQ Academy program, where you’ll gain the                 Get the practical work experience
          skills, mindset and tools to become an entrepreneur          and knowledge you need to become
       • access to My UniHub, your ‘one-stop-shop’ for                 career-ready, with hands-on learning
          career planning, opportunities, resources and more.          that’s highly valued by employers.

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Postgraduate studies at UWA
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  A postgraduate degree is a great way to                 Seek industry insights
                                                          Our strong industry partnerships provide you with
  elevate the next stage of your career –
                                                          valuable exposure and contacts even before you graduate.
  whether you want to change direction
  completely, expand your skillset or already
                                                          Seek passionate and engaged mentors
  have a specialist subject in mind.
                                                          You’ll be taught by world-leading experts who want you to
                                                          get involved in their research.
At UWA, you’ll graduate with the experience, knowledge
and ability you’ll need to achieve your goals.            Seek hands-on, practical experience
                                                          You’ll get out of the classroom and into the field
You’ll also widen your employment prospects by growing    (sometimes it’s an actual field), gaining practical research
your level of expertise and making valuable connections   experience.
with industry professionals.
                                                          Seek something more
                                                          You’ll graduate with a higher level of skills and knowledge,
                                                          making you more attractive to employers.
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     Student life
        UWA is more than a university – it’s your community. There are many great places to
        eat, drink and shop, get fit, discover incredible art, relax, study and more.

     Accommodation                                                 Internships
     Living at UWA means you can easily walk to uni, cafés and     Gain valuable experience for your future career.
     shops; you're also a short bus ride to the city and Perth's
     best beaches.                                                 Libraries
                                                                   UWA has five libraries across campus with high-tech study
     Arts and culture                                              facilities, resources and learning spaces.
     Our on-campus art gallery features rotating exhibitions.
     Explore museums and enjoy regular music concerts.             Spirituality and faith
                                                                   UWA is a multi-faith university that supports and
     Events                                                        welcomes students with diverse cultural and spiritual
     Enjoy fun social events, opportunities for industry           backgrounds.
     networking, workshops and more.
                                                                   Sport and fitness
     Extracurricular courses and programs                          Get active with our state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool,
     Through collaborations with industry partners, we offer       a wide range of recreational and fitness courses, social
     a range of free leadership, entrepreneurial and other         sports and more.
     courses to expand your skillset and advance your career.
                                                                   Student clubs and faculty societies
     Food and drink                                                With more than 140 clubs and societies you’re sure to find
     Enjoy a variety of cuisines (catering for all dietary         a perfect fit.
     requirements) from cafés and a range of food outlets on
     campus and in the neighbourhood.                              UWA app
                                                                   Find events on campus, connect with friends and discover
     Health promotion                                              all the tools to get ahead.
     Gain knowledge in various areas across community health
     and wellbeing to improve the lives of your peers.             Volunteering
                                                                   There are opportunities to get involved on or off campus
     Postgraduate Student Space                                    to support a cause, organisation, charity or group.
     Enjoy dedicated postgraduate study spaces on campus.
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Support
    services
You’ll have plenty of support and help when                  Getting started
you get to UWA. Here are just a few of the                   Take part in orientation activities, receive mentoring from
services we offer.                                           an experienced student (UniMentor) and support from
                                                             the UWA team to help you settle into uni life.
Academic support
One-on-one support, study skills workshops                   Health and wellbeing

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(STUDYSmarter), extensive online resources and more.         Confidential medical, welfare and mental-health support
                                                             with a variety of specialist services and a pharmacy on
Career support                                               campus. If you're looking for a doctor or GP, there's a
Personalised career advice, industry mentoring, online       Medical Centre on campus, as well as counsellors, mental
resources, networking events, workshops and more.            health nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and more.

Childcare services                                           International student support
Available for children aged six weeks to five years, plus    Our dedicated support services will help you settle into
after-school and vacation care for primary school-aged       Australia and UWA life.
children.
                                                             Safety
Course advice                                                A security team is on campus 24/7 and is available to
Advice on study plans, enrolment, scholarships, studying     walk you to your car, bus stop or UWA accommodation
abroad, extracurricular activities and more.                 after hours.

Disability support                                           UWA Student Guild
Perform at your academic best with support for any           Run by students, for students, to make sure you have the
disability, whether a physical or mental health condition.   best university experience possible.
UWA can help, no matter if your condition is ongoing,
temporary or episodic.                                       uwa.edu.au/students
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     Student Exchange and
          Study Abroad program

       Explore the world without
       taking a gap year or time out
       from your degree.

     150+ STUDENT-EXCHANGE
     PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

     30 COUNTRIES TO EXPLORE
     ACROSS FIVE CONTINENTS

     FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
     AVAILABLE

     TRAVEL THE WORLD WHILE
     YOU STUDY

     ENHANCE YOUR
     EMPLOYABILITY

     MAKE LIFELONG FRIENDS

     INCREASE YOUR
     INDEPENDENCE AND
     CONFIDENCE                                               “Words can’t explain how amazing
                                                              exchange was. It was a once-in-a-
     IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A
     NEW CULTURE                                              lifetime opportunity and extremely

     CHOOSE YOUR OWN
                                                              rewarding to meet so many new
     EXPERIENCE, FROM TWO                                     people who will be friends for life.”
     WEEKS TO A YEAR
                                                              ELLEN
                                                              UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
     uwa.edu.au/study/global                                  BURLINGTON, UNITED STATES
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Our Partner Universities
AUSTRIA                            GERMANY                           RÉUNION                            UNITED STATES
University of Vienna               Albert-Ludwigs University of      National School of Architecture    Boston College
Vienna University of Economics     Freiburg                          of Montpellier                     Indiana University
and Business Administration        Eberhard-Karls University of                                         Iowa State University
                                                                     SINGAPORE
                                   Tübingen                                                             Kansas State University
BELGIUM                                                              Nanyang Technological
                                   Free University of Berlin                                            Montana State University
Catholic University of Leuven                                        University
                                   Heinrich Heine University                                            North Carolina State University
                                                                     National University of Singapore
BRAZIL                             Düsseldorf                                                           Pacific University
                                                                     Singapore Management
Pontifícia Universidade Católica   Humbolt University of Berlin                                         Purdue University
                                                                     University
do Paraná - PUCPR                  Ludwig Maximilian University                                         State University of New York at
                                   of Munich                         SOUTH KOREA                        Brockport
CANADA
                                   RWTH Aachen                       Korea University                   University of Alabama at
Dalhousie University
                                   University of Stuttgart           Seoul National University          Birmingham
HEC Montréal
                                   WHU Otto Beisheim School of       Sogang University                  University of Denver
McGill University
                                   Management                        Sungkyunkwan University            University of Illinois at Urbana-
McMaster University
                                                                     Yonsei University                  Champaign
Queen’s University                 HONG KONG
                                                                                                        University of Maryland
Simon Fraser University            The Chinese University of Hong    SPAIN
                                                                                                        University of Massachusetts
University of Alberta              Kong                              Autonomous University of
                                                                                                        Amherst
University of British Columbia     University of Hong Kong           Barcelona
                                                                                                        University of New Mexico
University of Calgary                                                Comillas Pontifical University
                                   IRELAND                                                              University of Notre Dame du
Université of Montréal
                                   Trinity College Dublin            SWEDEN                             Lac
University of Ottawa
                                   University College Dublin         Lund University                    University of Pennsylvania
University of Toronto
                                                                     Stockholm University               University of Rochester
University of Waterloo             ISRAEL
                                                                     Swedish University of              University of South Dakota
Western University                 Hebrew University of Jerusalem
                                                                     Agricultural Sciences              University of Texas at Austin
CHILE                              ITALY                             Uppsala University                 University of Vermont
Pontificia Universidad Católica    Bocconi University                                                   University of Washington
                                                                     SWITZERLAND
de Chile                           Catholic University of the                                           University of West Alabama
                                                                     University of St Gallen
                                   Sacred Heart                                                         Willamette University
CHINA, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC                                             University of Zurich
                                   Polytechnic University of Milan
OF
                                                                     THAILAND
Beijing Language and Culture       JAPAN
                                                                     Chulalongkorn University
University                         Akita International University
Fudan University                   Chuo University                   UNITED KINGDOM
Nanjing University                 Kansai Gaidai University          Bader International Study
Peking University                  Kobe University                   Centre (Queen’s University)
Renmin University                  Kwansei Gakuin University         Cardiff University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University      Nagoya University                 Durham University

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Tsinghua University                Okayama University                Loughborough University
University of Science and          Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific          Manchester Business School
Technology China                   University                        Queen Mary University of
Xi’an Jiaotong University          Ritsumeikan University Kyoto      London
Zhejiang University                Sophia University                 Royal Holloway University of
                                   Waseda University                 London
DENMARK
                                                                     University College London
Åarhus University                  MEXICO
                                                                     University of Aberdeen
Copenhagen Business School         Ibero-American University
                                                                     University of Bath
Technical University of Denmark
                                   NETHERLANDS                       University of Bristol
University of Copenhagen
                                   Leiden University                 University of Essex
FINLAND                            Maastricht University             University of Exeter
Aalto University                   University College Maastricht     University of Glasgow
University of Helsinki             Utrecht University                University of Leeds
                                   University of Groningen           University of Liverpool
FRANCE
                                   Vrije University                  University of Manchester
Burgundy School of Business
ESSEC Business School                                                University of Nottingham
                                   NEW ZEALAND
Grenoble Alpes University                                            University of Sheffield
                                   University of Otago
Jean Moulin University Lyon 3                                        University of Southampton
                                   NORWAY                            University of Sussex
Sciences Po Grenoble
                                   Norwegian School of               University of York
Sciences Po Lille
                                   Economics and Business
Sciences Po Paris                                                    URUGUAY
                                   Administration
New Sorbonne University                                              Universidad de Montevideo
                                   Norwegian University of Life
Paris 3
                                   Sciences
National School of Architecture
                                   Norwegian University of
of Montpellier
                                   Science and Technology
University Sorbonne
                                   University of Bergen
University of Strasbourg
                                   University of Oslo
                                   University of Stavanger
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     Accommodation
     			at UWA
     There are many options for good-quality accommodation close to the UWA
     campus. Guaranteed accommodation is offered to new full-time students.
     uwa.edu.au/guaranteed-accommodation

     Living on campus
     Make the most of your time at UWA and enjoy an amazing,
     fully inclusive lifestyle. Our five residential colleges are
     located directly opposite UWA, and offer a range of room
     types suitable for postgraduate students.                                How to apply
                                                                              1. Research the college websites to decide which suits
     As well as your own secure, fully furnished room, you’ll get:              you best.
     • some meals (depending on college/room type), cleaning,                 2. Apply online at livingoncampus.uwa.edu.au (ranking
        utilities, internet and more included in your fees                       the colleges in order of personal preference).
     • an action-packed calendar of events, activities and                   3. You’ll be contacted directly by your first-preference
        programs                                                                 college within two weeks.
     • p lenty of spaces in which to study, relax or be active
     • an extensive range of personal and career                              Applications open 12 months in advance. We recommend
        development opportunities                                             applying as early as possible­– you don’t have to wait until
     • 24/7 support, whether you need help with study or just                you receive an offer from UWA.
        someone to talk to
                                                                              Find out more: uwa.edu.au/colleges
     • lifelong friends from all over the world.
                                                                              Apply now: livingoncampus.uwa.edu.au
                                                                              Contact us: residentialcolleges@uwa.edu.au
                                                                              Fees: uwa.edu.au/study/live-on-campus/fees

          S T C AT H ER I N E ’ S COLLEGE             ST GEORGE’S COLLEGE
        STC AT H E R I N E S . U WA . E D U . AU          STGC.UWA .EDU. AU

                                                   ST THOMAS MORE COLLEGE               UNIVERSITY HALL        TRINIT Y RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE
                                                          STMC.UWA .EDU. AU         UNIHALL .UWA .EDU. AU                   TRC.UWA .EDU. AU
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                                                         Living off campus
                                                         UWA owns and manages a range of apartments,
                                                         units and houses adjacent to campus that are
                                                         perfect if you’re seeking a more independent
                                                         lifestyle.

                                                         Ideal for postgraduate students and students
                                                         with families you'll live just a short walk away from
                                                         campus, the Swan River and a variety of local
                                                         shops and cafés. Properties are partially furnished
                                                         and you’ll be supported by UWA’s property
                                                         management team who understand the needs
                                                         of our students. Most of your neighbours are uni
                                                         students, too!

                                                         Whether you choose to rent a UWA-owned
                                                         property or one that is privately or commercially
                                                         listed, you'll take full responsibility for the property
                                                         and sign a rental contract for 6 or 12 months with
                                                         the option to renew and stay longer.

                                                         As a guide, the average cost of renting or leasing
                                                         an unfurnished one- or two-bedroom unit close
                                                         to UWA is between AUD$220 and AUD$500 per
                                                         week, but doesn't include utility connection fees
                                                         or ongoing costs such as electricity and/or gas,
                                                         telephone and food.

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                                                         accommodation/crawley-village-housing

                                                         Perth city student accommodation
                                                         Campus Perth and The Boulevard (by The
                                                         Student Housing Company) are purpose-built
                                                         student accommodation properties endorsed
                                                         by UWA. They offer a wide range of private and
                                                         shared room options with rates starting from
                                                         AUD$162 per week* and you’ll also have access
                                                         to a variety of social spaces and onsite support.
UWA Housing Database                                     Both are located in Northbridge, Perth’s vibrant
UWA Accommodation provides an online housing             social and cultural precinct, and close to public
database for students. Students who have been            transport for easy access to UWA.
offered a place at UWA, but have not yet enrolled, can   uwa.edu.au/study/student-life/
still create an account and access the database, which   accommodation/cbd-accommodation
includes listings by UWA students or staff members
who have a vacant property or room available to rent.
accommodation.uwa.edu.au/housing-database
                                                         *Based on 2020 rates, subject to room type and availability.
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     Choose your
       postgraduate degree
                 UWA offers a range of postgraduate degrees, and you can gain a qualification
                 in as little as six months. Select the one below that best suits your needs.

         YOU WANT TO EXPAND OR UPDATE                             GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
           YOUR INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE                                GRADUATE DIPLOMA

                                                                  GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
      YOU WANT TO FOCUS ON A SPECIALISED
                                                                  GRADUATE DIPLOMA
           AREA OR CHANGE CAREERS
                                                                  MASTER’S

                                                                  GRADUATE DIPLOMA
               YOU WANT TO GAIN A
                                                                  MASTER’S
           PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
                                                                  DOCTORATE

                                                                  MASTER’S BY RESEARCH
            YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO
              SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE                                HIGHER DEGREE BY RESEARCH
                                                                  DOCTORATE
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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE (AQF level 8)                             HIGHER DEGREE BY RESEARCH:
These short courses usually take six months to complete        MASTER’S AND PHD (AQF level 9 or 10)
full time, or the equivalent in part-time study. They give     If you enjoy working independently and have a specific
you fundamental knowledge for a specific discipline,           interest in a topic that you’d like to rigorously explore,
making them ideal for developing an existing skillset or       embarking on a higher degree by research could be for
getting started with an entirely new one. If you haven’t       you. You should be curious, driven and naturally drawn
already completed a degree but have professional               to a deep intellectual challenge. Your unique creativity
experience, a graduate certificate can be a great option,      and critical thinking will help you contribute original
and you can use one as a standalone qualification or as a      scholarship to a topic, and you’ll be closely mentored by a
possible stepping stone to a graduate diploma and/or a         supervisor throughout your candidature.
master’s degree.
                                                               DOCTORATE (AQF level 10)
GRADUATE DIPLOMA (AQF level 8)                                 A professional doctorate is ideal if you enjoy research and
Usually taking a year full time (or part-time equivalent),     want to contribute to the knowledge base of your chosen
these build on what you learn in a graduate certificate,       profession. It’s a pinnacle of expertise – one of the highest
with more in-depth knowledge. They are a good option           qualifications you can achieve – and usually takes three to
if you’d like to return to study but don’t have the time       four years full time (or part-time equivalent).
required for a master’s degree. Your graduate diploma
can be used as a qualification by itself, or can lead into a
master’s at a later date.

MASTER’S (AQF level 9)
For advancing your career prospects and standing out
in your chosen profession, a master’s degree is perfect.             RESEARCH VS COURSEWORK
Normally running 1.5 to two years full time (or part-time            Coursework degrees follow a set pattern
equivalent), they are highly regarded by employers for               of learning, making them perfect if you’re
the high level of specialised industry knowledge and skills          looking for a structured way to pick up
they give you.                                                       the skills you’re looking for. But if you’re
Depending on the course you choose, the course type                  keen to follow a more independent path to
may include one or more of the options below:                        knowledge, our higher degree by research

                                                                                                                               International Postgraduate Course Guide 2021–22 | uwa.edu.au/study
• Coursework: you’ll take units involving class                      (HDR) programs are for you. UWA is one of
   attendance, readings, assignments and exams, similar              Australia’s top research-intensive universities,
   to undergraduate studies but at an advanced level.                and our research degrees offer a unique
• Coursework and dissertation: your course will                      opportunity to explore your passion or
   include both coursework and research (up to 66.6%)                follow your interest, while learning alongside
   components.                                                       globally renowned experts.
• Thesis and coursework: your course will include both
   research (more than 66.6%, but less than 100%) and
   coursework components.
• Research: your course will include a supervised
   research component.
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      U WA P L A N T G R OW T H FAC I L I T Y                                             #1                      #1
                                                                                     IN AUSTRALIA AND      IN AUSTRALIA AND
                                                                                    17TH IN THE WORLD      21ST IN THE WORLD
                                                                                    FOR AGRICULTURAL      FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
                                                                                         SCIENCES             SCIENCE AND
                                                                                                              ENGINEERING

                                                                                         (ARWU 2020)            (ARWU 2020)

     Agricultural, Environmental
          and Biological Sciences
        From studying microorganisms to optimising industrial farms and restoring damaged
        environments, these courses encompass diverse areas of science.

     Advances in technology and science are transforming our         Top five reasons to study Agriculture,
     world at an incredible pace. Join us and tackle issues from
                                                                     Environmental and Biological Sciences
     food security to restoring and maintaining balance in our
     natural environment.                                            at UWA
                                                                     • 1st in Australia for Agricultural Sciences, and
     We offer courses in Agricultural Science, Biological Science,       Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU,
     Environmental Science, Geoscience, Hydrogeology, Ocean              2020).
     Leadership and more. These areas have seen and will             •   Facilities that support hands-on learning and world-
     continue to see strong job growth in the future.                    class teaching and research.
     joboutlook.gov.au                                               •   Partnerships with industry and government agencies.
                                                                     •   Award-winning researchers and academics.
     Your research could include developing solutions                •   Prestigious scholarships available.
     for better management of our limited land and water
     resources, tackling the issues of greenhouse gas emissions
     and deforestation, or treating plant and animal diseases
     through medical science.
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Master of Agricultural                           REQUIREMENTS
                                                 To be considered for admission to this course
                                                                                                       Master of
Economics                                        an applicant must have—                               Biological Science
                                                 (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
CRICOS CODE: 089266E                                       qualification, as recognised by UWA;        CRICOS CODE: 074948B
UWA COURSE CODE: 73530                                     and                                         UWA COURSE CODE: 72520
COURSE TYPE: Coursework                              (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted              COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                             Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;       Coursework and Dissertation
DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time                            and                                         INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$41,700 per year                (c) met the prerequisite for the chosen           DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time
                                                           specialisation, as set out in (2) to (3).   2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$41,700 per year
                                                 (2) For the Agricultural Economics and
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                 Agribusiness specialisations, an applicant
Agricultural consultant, economist,                  must have successfully completed prior
                                                                                                       CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
policy analyst                                       studies at a tertiary level in either science,    Biologist, conservation biologist,
                                                     statistics, mathematics or economics; or in       wildlife officer
                                                     a related cognate discipline, as recognised
The Master of Agricultural Economics
                                                     by UWA.
is a globally relevant applied economics                                                               The Master of Biological Science teaches
                                                 (3) For the Crop and Livestock Farming
degree tailored to the field of agriculture.         Systems , Genetics and Breeding,
                                                                                                       you techniques ranging from molecular
The core themes of the course are                    Integrated Pest Management, Agricultural          and genetic analysis, to data collection
applied economic analysis, policy                    Technology and Soil Science and Plant             from whole populations, communities
                                                     Nutrition specialisations, an applicant must      and ecosystems, to big-data synthesis
analysis, and agribusiness management
                                                     have successfully completed prior studies
and analysis. The academic staff have                                                                  science. After graduating, you’ll
                                                     at a tertiary level in science, as recognised
extensive real-world experience in the               by UWA.
                                                                                                       understand how species and ecosystems
agribusiness and government sector                                                                     can be managed, conserved and
which makes graduates well-suited to             uwa.edu.au/study/m/agricultural-                      restored. You’ll also be able to provide
employment in both government and                science                                               clues to advance food production, the
industry positions.                                                                                    treatment of plant and animal diseases,

                                                                                                                                                            International Postgraduate Course Guide 2021–22 | Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences
                                                                                                       and medical science.
REQUIREMENTS                                     Master of                                             REQUIREMENTS
                                                 Biological Arts
To be considered for admission to this course
an applicant must have—                                                                                To be considered for admission to this course
(1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent                                                          an applicant must have—
         qualification, as recognised by UWA;    CRICOS CODE: 083855K                                  (1) (a) a Bachelor of Science, or an
         and                                     UWA COURSE CODE: 71530                                         equivalent qualification, as
    (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted         COURSE TYPE: Coursework and                                    recognised by UWA; and
         Average Mark of at least 50 per cent.   Dissertation                                              (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
                                                 INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                                 Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
uwa.edu.au/study/m/agricultural-                 DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time                                and
                                                 2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$41,700 per year                     (c) met the prerequisite for the chosen
economics
                                                                                                                specialisation, as set out in (2) to (3).
                                                                                                       (2) For the Conservation Biology
                                                 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                           specialisation, an applicant must have
Master of                                        Academic, artistic director, visual arts
                                                 professional
                                                                                                           successfully completed prior studies at a

Agricultural Science
                                                                                                           tertiary level in biology (excluding human
                                                                                                           biology), or in a related cognate discipline,
                                                 This course is designed for experienced                   as recognised by UWA.
CRICOS CODE: 074945E                             art practitioners, scientists or humanities           (3) For the Marine Biology specialisations,
UWA COURSE CODE: 72510                                                                                     an applicant must have successfully
                                                 scholars who wish to engage with
COURSE TYPE: Coursework or                                                                                 completed prior studies at a tertiary
Coursework and Dissertation                      creative bioresearch. The course focuses                  level in either marine science or biology
INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                   on recent advances in life sciences,                      (excluding human biology), or in a related
DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time                  both in theory and practice. Emphasis                     cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA.
2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$41,700 per year            is placed on critical thought, ethical and            (4) For the Zoology specialisation, an
                                                                                                           applicant must have successfully
                                                 cultural issues and cross-disciplinary
                                                                                                           completed prior studies at a tertiary level
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                             experimentation in art and science.                       in animal science, or in a related cognate
Agricultural consultant, agricultural                                                                      discipline, as recognised by UWA.
scientist, environmental manager                 REQUIREMENTS
                                                 To be considered for admission to this course         uwa.edu.au/study/m/biological-
World populations and economies are              an applicant must have—                               science
increasing their demands for food and            (1) (a) a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor
                                                          of Arts, or Bachelor of Fine Arts,
fibre. Agricultural systems are placed
                                                          or an equivalent qualification, as
under pressure to meet environmental,                     recognised by UWA; and
social and economic goals. To maintain               (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
or increase production levels, an                         Average Mark of at least 50 per cent.
understanding of the complex factors
that shape agricultural systems is               uwa.edu.au/study/m/biological-
required. Gain the knowledge and skills          arts
needed for a future in the rapidly evolving
field of agricultural science.
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     Master of                                             Master of                                            Master of Geoscience
     Biotechnology                                         Environmental                                        CRICOS CODE: 074954D
     CRICOS CODE: 083859F
                                                           Science                                              UWA COURSE CODE: 72550
                                                                                                                COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
     UWA COURSE CODE: 71580
                                                           CRICOS CODE: 074951G                                 Coursework and Dissertation
     COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
                                                           UWA COURSE CODE: 72530                               INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
     Coursework and Dissertation
                                                           COURSE TYPE: Coursework or                           DURATION: 2 years full time
     INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
                                                           Coursework and Dissertation                          2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$41,700 per year
     DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time
                                                           INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
     2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$41,700 per year
                                                           DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                           2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$40,700 per year
     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                       Geologist, hydrogeologist, geological
     Biotechnologist, biomanufacturing                                                                          surveyor
                                                           CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     specialist, business development                      Environmental consultant,
     manager                                                                                                    Knowledge of past and present earth
                                                           environmental manager, environmental
                                                                                                                processes is fundamental for predicting
                                                           scientist
     This is a signature program that sets                                                                      future changes in environments and
     us apart from other universities by                                                                        climate as well as contributing to the
                                                           This master’s degree will develop your
     offering a thorough grounding in                                                                           management of vital resources. Gain
                                                           practical experience in dealing with
     state-of-the-art biotechnology and                                                                         high-level skills in interpretation and
                                                           issues such as climate change, water
     combining this with training in enterprise                                                                 integration of geoscience data applied
                                                           resource management, sustainable
     and commercialisation. This includes                                                                       to understand the location, origin and
                                                           natural resource use, and the
     developing the theory of genetics and                                                                      evolution of important resources and
                                                           rehabilitation of degraded or polluted
     molecular biology in parallel with skills                                                                  other geoscience problems.
                                                           environments. You’ll gain advanced skills
     training in practical techniques such as              and knowledge in the monitoring and
     genomics, proteomics, metabolomics,                                                                        REQUIREMENTS
                                                           assessment of environmental systems                  To be considered for admission to this course
     recombinant DNA methods, and basic                    using field, laboratory, modelling and               an applicant must have—
     and advanced bioinformatics.                          statistical methods and techniques.                  (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent
                                                                                                                         qualification, as recognised by UWA;
     REQUIREMENTS                                          REQUIREMENTS                                                  and
     To be considered for admission to this course                                                                  (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
                                                           To be considered for admission to this course
     an applicant must have—                                                                                             Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
                                                           an applicant must have—
     (1) (a) a Bachelor of Science, or an                                                                                and
                                                           (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, as
               equivalent qualification, as                                                                         (c) successfully completed prior tertiary
                                                                    recognised by UWA; and
               recognised by UWA; and                                                                                    study in geology, or in a related
                                                               (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
         (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted                                                                            cognate discipline, as recognised by
                                                                    Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
               Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;                                                                     UWA.
                                                                    and
               and                                             (c) met the prerequisite for the chosen
         (c) met the prerequisite for the chosen                    specialisation.                             uwa.edu.au/study/m/geoscience
               specialisation.                             (2) For the Environmental Management or
     (2) For the Biochemistry and Molecular                    Environmental Economics specialisations,
         Biology specialisation, an applicant must
         have—
                                                               an applicant must have completed prior
                                                               studies at a tertiary level in either science,   Master of
         (a) successfully completed
               intermediate units at a tertiary level
                                                               engineering, economics, natural resource         Hydrogeology
                                                               management, urban and regional
               in biochemistry, or equivalent, as              planning, or policy studies, or a related
               recognised by UWA; and                                                                           CRICOS CODE: 074963C
                                                               cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA.
         (b) successfully completed intermediate                                                                UWA COURSE CODE: 72540
                                                           (3) For the Catchments and Water or
               units at a tertiary level in molecular                                                           COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
                                                               Environmental Rehabilitation or Sensing
               biology, or equivalent, as recognised                                                            Coursework and Dissertation
                                                               and Data Science specialisations, an
               by UWA.                                                                                          INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
                                                               applicant must have completed prior
     (3) For the Environmental and Agricultural                                                                 DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time
                                                               studies at a tertiary level in either earth,
         Biotechnology specialisation, an applicant                                                             2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$41,700 per year
                                                               environmental, engineering, biological
         must have successfully completed                      or physical sciences, or a related cognate
         Chemistry ATAR, or CHEM1003                           discipline, as recognised by UWA.                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
         Introductory Chemistry, or equivalent, as         (4) For the Marine and Coastal specialisation,       Hydrogeologist, environmental
         recognised by UWA.                                    an applicant must have completed prior           consultant, researcher
     (4) For the Genetics and Genomics                         studies at a tertiary level in either marine,
         specialisation, an applicant must have                environmental, engineering, biological
         successfully completed intermediate units                                                              Hydrogeology deals with the
                                                               or physical sciences, or a related cognate
         at a tertiary level in genetics, or equivalent,       discipline, as recognised by UWA.                distribution and flow of groundwater
         as recognised by UWA.                                                                                  beneath Earth's surface and the
     (5) For the AQUAtech specialisation,
                                                           uwa.edu.au/study/m/                                  interaction of groundwater with the
         an applicant must have successfully
         completed Chemistry ATAR, or                      environmental-science                                atmosphere, biosphere and Earth's crust
         equivalent, as recognised by UWA.                                                                      via chemical, physical and biological
                                                                                                                processes in groundwater systems. This
     uwa.edu.au/study/m/biotechnology                                                                           course will develop your understanding
                                                                                                                of these complex and dynamic
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processes and the impacts of human
activity and environmental change on
                                                 Master of Ore                                    This course enables you to develop
                                                                                                  skills in geological and geophysical data
groundwater systems.                             Deposit Geology                                  analysis and integration of datasets
                                                                                                  related to sedimentary basin analysis
                                                 CRICOS CODE: 015855G
REQUIREMENTS                                                                                      and petroleum geoscience. Emphasis is
                                                 UWA COURSE CODE: 70590
To be considered for admission to this course                                                     placed on the development of practical
                                                 COURSE TYPE: Coursework
an applicant must have—
                                                 INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                   skills underpinned by conceptual
(1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
                                                 DURATION: 1 year part time                       knowledge, and the application of both
         qualification, as recognised by UWA;
                                                 2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$41,700 per year            to solving problems related to basin
         and
    (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted                                                          history and petroleum exploration
         Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;   CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                             through coursework and research project
         and                                     Geologist, mining consultant, researcher         components of the course.
    (c) successfully completed prior tertiary
         study in geology, environmental
                                                 With world-class ore bodies becoming             REQUIREMENTS
         engineering, environmental science
         (including units in hydrology or        more difficult to find, there is an increasing   To be considered for admission to this course
         equivalent), or hydrogeology, or        recognition that geologists require new          an applicant must have—
         in a related cognate discipline, as     approaches and skills in order to discover       (1) (a) a Bachelor of Geology, or an
         recognised by UWA.                                                                                equivalent qualification, as
                                                 significant deposits into the future. The
                                                                                                           recognised by UWA; and
                                                 Master of Ore Deposit Geology has been               (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
uwa.edu.au/study/m/
                                                 designed for practicing geoscientists who                 Average Mark of at least 50 per cent.
hydrogeology
                                                 want to gain up-to-date knowledge and
                                                 skills relevant to economic geology and          uwa.edu.au/study/m/petroleum-
                                                 mineral exploration.                             geoscience
Master of Ocean
Leadership                                       REQUIREMENTS
                                                 To be considered for admission to this course
                                                                                                  Master of Science

                                                                                                                                                   International Postgraduate Course Guide 2021–22 | Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences
CRICOS CODE: 096270F                             an applicant must have—
UWA COURSE CODE: 62540                           (1) (a) a Bachelor of Geology or Geoscience,
                                                          or an equivalent qualification, as
                                                                                                  CRICOS CODE: 058945E
COURSE TYPE: Coursework                                                                           UWA COURSE CODE: 70630
INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                            recognised by UWA; and
                                                     (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
                                                                                                  COURSE TYPE: Thesis and Coursework
DURATION: 2 years full time                                                                       INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$42,200 per year                     Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
                                                          and
                                                                                                  DURATION: 1 year full time
                                                     (c) at least two years of professional
                                                                                                  2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$40,100 per year
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                      experience in a relevant occupation;
Marine researcher, renewable energy              or                                               CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
developer, marine conservationist,               (2) (a) a Bachelor of Geology or Geoscience      Academic, university lecturer, scientist
renewable energy, government,                             with Honours, or an equivalent
                                                          qualification, as recognised by UWA;
offshore oil and gas, not-for-profit and                                                          The Master of Science is a research
                                                          and
aquaculture                                          (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted         degree allowing you to gain advanced
                                                          Average Mark of at least 50 per cent.   knowledge in your chosen area of
The Master of Ocean Leadership                                                                    study: Agriculture and Environment,
develops your ocean-related leadership           uwa.edu.au/study/m/ore-deposit-                  Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences,
skills and expertise across marine science,      geology                                          Human Sciences, Molecular Sciences
engineering, law, resource economics                                                              or Psychological Science. You’ll gain
and environmental management. This                                                                advanced understanding and skills
will enable you to strategically manage          Master of Petroleum                              in your chosen area of study through
human challenges in ocean systems and
to implement solutions for the future of
                                                 Geoscience                                       undertaking a supervised research
                                                                                                  project and coursework units that include
our coasts and seas.                             CRICOS CODE: 093309J                             a literature review/proposal unit and an
                                                 UWA COURSE CODE: 73540                           advanced coursework unit.
REQUIREMENTS                                     COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
To be considered for admission to this course    Coursework and Dissertation
                                                                                                  REQUIREMENTS
an applicant must have—                          INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
                                                                                                  To be considered for admission to this course
(1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent    DURATION: 2 years full time
                                                                                                  an applicant must have—
         qualification, as recognised by UWA;    2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$41,700 per year
                                                                                                  (1) (a) a Bachelor of Science with at least
         and                                                                                               upper second class honours (2A),
    (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted         CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                      or an equivalent qualification, as
         Average Mark of at least 50 per cent.                                                             recognised by UWA; and
                                                 Geoscientist, mining consultant,
                                                                                                      (b) a written agreement by a suitable
                                                 geophysicist
uwa.edu.au/study/m/ocean-                                                                                  research supervisor.
leadership
                                                                                                  uwa.edu.au/study/m/science
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     Master of Science
     Communication
     CRICOS CODE: 061841J
     UWA COURSE CODE: 51580
     COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
     Coursework and Dissertation
     INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
     DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time
     2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$39,500 per year

     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     Communications officer, health
     promotion officer, marketing officer

     Science communicators use their
     knowledge of science to help raise the
     level of understanding about important                   Professor Richard J Hobbs FAA is a
     issues in science, bridging the gap                      UWA professor, IAS Distinguished
     between the scientific community                         Fellow and an internationally
     and the public. This course is aimed at                  renowned ecologist. The Australian
     students who already have a background                   Academy of Science Fellow also
     in science or communication and wish to                  heads up the Ecosystem Restoration
     learn the principles and practical skills of             and Intervention Ecology Research
     effective science communication.                         Group (ERIE) and was awarded an
                                                              ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship
     REQUIREMENTS                                             for his research into ‘Intervention
     To be considered for admission to this course            ecology: managing ecosystems in
     an applicant must have—                                  the 21st century’.
     (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
              qualification, as recognised by UWA;
              and
                                                              Professor Hobbs is a highly cited
         (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted                 author who has written extensively
              Average Mark of at least 50 per cent            on:

     uwa.edu.au/study/m/science-                              • vegetation dynamics and
     communication                                              management
                                                              • ecosystem fragmentation
                                                              • ecosystem rehabilitation and
                                                                restoration
                                                              • landscape ecology
                                                              • conservation biology.

                                                              Currently, his research focuses on
                                                              managing and restoring ecosystems
                                                              in a rapidly changing world – and
                                                              there’s no place more ideal to do that
                                                              than Western Australia.
                                                              Over his career, he has worked
                                                              with the CSIRO Division of Wildlife
                                                              and Ecology in Western Australia
                                                              and worked on the dynamics of
                                                              fragmented ecosystems in the
                                                              Wheatbelt, becoming the Officer in
                                                              Charge of the Western Australian
                                                              laboratory in 1997. In 2000
                                                              Professor Hobbs took up a Chair in
                                                              Environmental Science at Murdoch
                                                              University and was awarded an ARC
                                                              Australian Professorial Fellowship in
                                                              2006.
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“Western Australia, and the South West
in particular, is one of five of the most diverse
parts of the planet, so as an ecologist it’s a
fascinating place to be. We’re still learning
so much about the plants and animals here,
still discovering new ones, so it’s a biological

                                                    International Postgraduate Course Guide 2021–22 | Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences
frontier.”
PROFESSOR RICHARD HOBBS
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED ECOLOGIST
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                                                                   Design and Planning at UWA
     landscapes. At UWA, you’ll be part of a community
                                                                   • Learn from award-winning, internationally
     that aims to understand the architecture, landscape and
                                                                       recognised teachers and practitioners.
     art of Australian cities and housing, creating an impact on
                                                                   • All courses have strong practical and
     Australia and the world.
                                                                       creative components.
                                                                   • Impressive industry and community engagement
     Our courses prepare you for a wide range of careers in
                                                                       allows you to work on real-world projects, ranging
     areas such as architecture, building information modelling,
                                                                       from housing to museums to space stations.
     landscape architecture, urban design, urban and regional
                                                                   •   Make use of equipment and state-of-the-art facilities
     planning and more.
                                                                       such as plastic-extrusion 3D printers, laser cutters,
                                                                       printmaking studios and 24/7 computer labs.
     Our research focuses on Western Australian and
                                                                   •   Our students have won national and international
     Australian cities and housing, contemporary landscape
                                                                       student competitions.
     theory, urban ecology and biophilic design, visual and
     building cultures, contemporary Australian art theory and
     practice, Indigenous art, and Byzantine architecture.
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Master of Architecture                                     Building Information                             GRADUATE DIPLOMA

CRICOS CODE: 084738G
                                                           Modelling                                        CRICOS CODE: 102292A
                                                                                                            UWA COURSE CODE: 25340
UWA COURSE CODE: 25520                                                                                      INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
COURSE TYPE: Coursework or                                 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                             DURATION: 0.5 years full time
Coursework and Dissertation                                Architect*, digital engineer*,                   2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$18,400 full course
INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                             project manager
DURATION: 2–3.5* years full time                                                                            REQUIREMENTS
2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$37,400 per year                                                                       To be considered for admission to this course
                                                           Building Information Modelling (BIM)
                                                                                                            an applicant must have—
                                                           is a new paradigm in construction. The
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                        (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
                                                           industry uses 3D models as the basis of a                 qualification, as recognised by UWA;
Architect, urban designer, project
                                                           building inception, design, construction                  and
manager
                                                           management and facilities management.                (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
                                                           Mastery of BIM puts you at the forefront                  Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
The Master of Architecture course                                                                                    and
                                                           of the construction industry, allowing you
provides an education in the                                                                                    (c) at least two years’ professional
                                                           to have a direct impact on the quality of                 experience in a relevant occupation;
conceptualisation, design and
                                                           our built environment and to become a                     and
construction of buildings and other
                                                           decision-maker rather than simply a team             (d) successfully completed prior
structures across a range of types                                                                                   study in a field relevant to Building
                                                           member.
and scales. You’ll develop an ability to                                                                             Information Modelling;
integrate information drawn from a range                                                                    or
                                                           * With relevant prior qualifications
                                                                                                            (2) significant work experience including
of subject areas, and acquire advanced
                                                                                                                at least five years with a material level of
knowledge and skills that prepare you
                                                           MASTER'S                                             responsibility.
for successful careers in the creative and
diverse world of architectural practice.                   CRICOS CODE: 094494F                             uwa.edu.au/study/gd/building-
                                                           UWA COURSE CODE: 25540
                                                                                                            information-modelling
                                                           COURSE TYPE: Coursework
SPECIALISATIONS
                                                           INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
Building Information Modelling; Landscape
                                                           DURATION: 1 year full time
Design; Social Impact Design; Urban Design
                                                           2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$36,800 per year            Master of Landscape
PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
                                                           REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                            Architecture
The Master of Architecture is professionally
accredited and meets the requirements of the               To be considered for admission to this course
                                                                                                            CRICOS CODE: 084739F

                                                                                                                                                               International Postgraduate Course Guide 2021–22 | Architecture, Design and Planning
Architects Board of Western Australia and the              an applicant must have—
                                                                                                            UWA COURSE CODE: 25550
Australian Institute of Architects. Following the          (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
                                                                                                            COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
completion of the course, you must undertake                        qualification, as recognised by UWA;
                                                                                                            Coursework and Dissertation
a minimum of two years’ professional work                           and
                                                                                                            INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
experience under the direction of a registered                 (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
                                                                                                            DURATION: 2–3* years full time
architect, and then pass the Architectural                          Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
                                                                                                            2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$36,800 per year
Practice Examination (APE) before being                             and
eligible to register as an architect in Australia.             (c) at least two years’ professional
                                                                    experience in a relevant occupation;    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
REQUIREMENTS                                                        and                                     Landscape architect, landscape
To be considered for admission to this course                  (d) successfully completed prior             architectural draftsperson,
an applicant must have—                                             study in a field relevant to Building
                                                                                                            environmental manager
(1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent                       Information Modelling.
         qualification, as recognised by UWA;
         and                                               * With relevant prior qualifications             The Master of Landscape Architecture
    (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted                                                                    provides an education in the design,
         Average Mark of at least 60 per cent.
                                                           uwa.edu.au/study/m/building-                     management and resilience of natural
                                                           information-modelling                            and built landscapes for the benefit of
* 2 years for students with an undergraduate major in
                                                                                                            our communities and to improve the
  Architecture or up to 3.5 years full time for students
  without previous studies in Architecture.
                                                                                                            quality of the environment. Students gain
                                                                                                            the knowledge and skills to respond to
uwa.edu.au/study/m/architecture                                                                             complex issues such as climate change
                                                                                                            and biodiversity loss by applying systems
                                                                                                            thinking and creative practice to develop
                                                                                                            long-term, multi-scale solutions.
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     SPECIALISATIONS
     Environmental Planning; Research;
                                                            REQUIREMENTS
                                                            To be considered for admission to this course
                                                                                                               Master of Urban and
     Urban Design                                           an applicant must have—                            Regional Planning
                                                            (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
     PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION                                      qualification, as recognised by UWA;      CRICOS CODE: 074960F
     The Master of Landscape Architecture                            and                                       UWA COURSE CODE: 72560
     is accredited by the Australian Institute                  (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted           COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
     of Landscape Architects. After finishing                        Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;     Coursework and Dissertation
     the Master of Landscape Architecture,                           and                                       INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
     graduates must complete at least two years of              (c) successfully completed prior study in      DURATION: 1.5–2 years full time
     professional practice before being eligible to                  a field relevant to urban design;         2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$41,700 per year
     become a registered landscape architect.               or
                                                            (2) completed a Graduate Certificate in
                                                                Urban Design or Graduate Diploma in
                                                                                                               CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     REQUIREMENTS                                                                                              Urban and town planner, principal
                                                                Urban Design at UWA.
     To be considered for admission to this course
     an applicant must have—
                                                                                                               planner, urban growth coordinator
     (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent          uwa.edu.au/study/m/urban-
              qualification, as recognised by UWA;          design                                             Urban and regional planners ensure
              and                                                                                              that cities, towns and regions have
         (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
                                                            GRADUATE DIPLOMA                                   vibrant economies and communities,
              Average Mark of at least 60 per cent.
                                                                                                               provide for a high quality of life, and
                                                            CRICOS CODE: 058210M
     * Two years for students with an undergraduate major                                                      are environmentally sustainable. To
                                                            UWA COURSE CODE: 25310
       in Landscape Architecture or up to three years       INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                     achieve this, planners need a good
       full time for students without previous studies in   DURATION: 1 year full time                         understanding of the way in which
       Landscape Architecture.                              2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$36,800 full                  societies, economies and environments
                                                            course                                             operate and interact. This master’s
     uwa.edu.au/study/m/landscape-
     architecture                                                                                              provides knowledge of concepts and
                                                            REQUIREMENTS                                       methods in urban and regional planning
                                                            To be considered for admission to this course
                                                                                                               and is ideal if you’d like to upskill or start a
                                                            an applicant must have—
     Urban Design                                           (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
                                                                     qualification, as recognised by UWA;
                                                                                                               career in planning.

                                                                     and                                       PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                       (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted           The Master of Urban and Regional Planning
     Urban designer, architect*, city/town                           Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;     is accredited by the Planning Institute of
     planner                                                         and                                       Australia (PIA) and graduates are eligible
                                                                (c) successfully completed prior study in      to apply for membership in the Urban and
                                                                     a field relevant to urban design;         Regional Planning chapter.
     Explore the urban jungle, studying at
                                                            or
     the Australian Urban Design Research                   (2) completed a Graduate Certificate in            REQUIREMENTS
     Centre, and develop techniques of                          Urban Design at UWA.                           To be considered for admission to this course
     sustainable urban design suited to this                                                                   an applicant must have—
     urban century. Develop an in-depth                     uwa.edu.au/study/gd/urban-                         (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
     understanding of urban design theories                 design                                                      qualification, as recognised by UWA;
                                                                                                                        and
     and issues, techniques of urban analysis
                                                                                                                   (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
     and skills for the design and development              GRADUATE CERTIFICATE                                        Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
     of sustainable neighbourhoods and                                                                         or
                                                            CRICOS CODE: 058209D
     cities.                                                                                                   (2) completion of the Graduate Certificate in
                                                            UWA COURSE CODE: 25210
                                                                                                                   Urban and Regional Planning;
                                                            INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
                                                                                                               or
     * With relevant prior qualifications                   DURATION: 0.5 years full time
                                                                                                               (3) significant work experience including
                                                            2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$18,400 full course
                                                                                                                   at least five years with a material level of
     MASTER'S                                                                                                      responsibility.
                                                            REQUIREMENTS
     CRICOS CODE: 074757J                                   To be considered for admission to this course
     UWA COURSE CODE: 25530                                                                                    uwa.edu.au/study/m/urban-and-
                                                            an applicant must have—
     COURSE TYPE: Coursework or                             (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
                                                                                                               regional-planning
     Coursework and Dissertation                                     qualification, as recognised by UWA;
     INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                                  and
     DURATION: 2 years full time                                (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
     2021 TUITION FEE: AUD$36,800 per year                           Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
                                                                     and
     SPECIALISATIONS                                            (c) successfully completed prior study in
     Environmental Planning; Landscape Design;                       a field relevant to urban design;
     Urban and Regional Planning                            or
                                                            (2) significant work experience including
                                                                at least five years with a material level of
                                                                responsibility.

                                                            uwa.edu.au/study/gc/urban-design
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