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Domestic
Postgraduate
    Course Guide 2021

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH A UWA DEGREE
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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
Our global reputation			                              4

Be part of something bigger with UWA		                5

Career and industry experience			                     6

Postgraduate studies at UWA 			                       7

Take your skills to the next level with UWA Plus      7

Choose your postgraduate degree			                    8

Our degrees                                                Your UWA community
Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences   10   A unique campus			                          74

Architecture, Design and Planning			                  16   Student life			                             76

Business and Commerce			                              20   Support services			                         77

Law			 30                                                  Student Exchange and Study Abroad program   78

Data and Computer Science 			                         36   Our Partner Universities			                 79

Education			 38                                            Accommodation at UWA			                     80

Engineering			 42

Health and Biomedical Sciences			                     44
                                                           Join UWA
Humanities and Social Sciences			                     58
                                                           Fees			 82
Music and Fine Arts			                                64
                                                           Financial support			                        82
Physical Sciences and Mathematics			                  68
                                                           English language requirements			            83
Research at UWA			                                    72

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                                                           How to apply – Postgraduate Coursework		    84
Research degrees			                                   73
                                                           Scholarships and prizes			                  85

                                                           How to apply – Postgraduate Research		      86

                                                           Postgraduate research scholarships			       87

                                                           Course index			                             88

                                                           Useful links and important dates			         90
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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)

                                                                      —
    • LEARNER ENGAGEMENT
                                                                      •   Agricultural Sciences
    • STUDENT DEMAND                                                  •   Biological Sciences
    • STUDENT TEACHER RATIO                                           •   Clinical Medicine
         ( TH E G O O D U NIV E R 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
 over 130,000 graduates spanning every                   career initially as a lawyer but has also
 continent across the globe. That’s a                    given me the confidence to diversify
 powerful network.
                                                         into the recruitment industry in

                                                                                                     Domestic Postgraduate Course Guide 2021 | uwa.edu.au/study
 Connect with and benefit from alumni who are global     London and now Hong Kong, where I
 leaders in business, industry, government, education,
                                                         am currently a Managing Director of a
 research and culture.
                                                         market leading global recruitment firm.
 No matter where you go, you’ll find yourself in the     I have also kept in touch with my UWA
 company of extraordinary people who will be your
 mentors, collaborators and friends.                     Alumni contacts internationally some
                                                         of which 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.

                                                                      careers.uwa.edu.au/award
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Postgraduate studies at UWA
A postgraduate degree is a great way to                        Seek industry insights
elevate the next stage of your career –                        Our strong industry partnerships provide you with
whether you want to change direction                           valuable exposure and contacts even before you graduate.
completely, expand your skillset or already
have a specialist subject in mind.                             Seek passionate and engaged mentors
                                                               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.

Take your skills to the next level
   with UWA Plus                                                                                                              Domestic Postgraduate Course Guide 2021 | uwa.edu.au/study

Micro-credentials are short professional qualifications that
demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience in a
given area. Designed to suit your needs, these affordable
and often wholly online courses can easily fit into your
lifestyle.

Choose from a range of areas, such as professional writing,
bioethics, economics, geology, ocean pollution and more.

Complete a micro-credential to improve your employability
and future career outcomes.

Find out more:
uwa.edu.au/study/uwa-plus
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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                             MICRO-CREDENTIALS
          YOUR INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE                                GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
                                                                 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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MICRO-CREDENTIALS                                                HIGHER DEGREE BY RESEARCH:
Our micro-credentials focus on developing skills that            MASTER’S AND PHD (AQF level 9 or 10)
are in high demand by employers and industry. Whether            If you enjoy working independently and have a specific
you want to upskill or reskill, you’ll have the flexibility to   interest in a topic that you’d like to rigorously explore,
pick and choose what works for you. Complete a one-off           embarking on a higher degree by research could be for
course or combine multiple micro-credentials to use as           you. You should be curious, driven and naturally drawn
academic credit towards a postgraduate course – the              to a deep intellectual challenge. Your unique creativity
choice is yours. uwa.edu.au/study/micros                         and critical thinking will help you contribute original
                                                                 scholarship to a topic, and you’ll be closely mentored by a
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE (AQF level 8)                               supervisor throughout your candidature.
These short courses usually take six months to complete
full time, or the equivalent in part-time study. They give       DOCTORATE (AQF level 10)
you fundamental knowledge for a specific discipline,             A professional doctorate is ideal if you enjoy research and
making them ideal for developing an existing skillset or         want to contribute to the knowledge base of your chosen
getting started with an entirely new one. If you haven’t         profession. It’s a pinnacle of expertise – one of the highest
already completed a degree but have professional                 qualifications you can achieve – and usually takes three to
experience, a graduate certificate can be a great option,        four years full time (or part-time equivalent).
and you can use one as a standalone qualification or as a
possible stepping stone to a graduate diploma and/or a
master’s degree.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA (AQF level 8)
Usually taking a year full time (or part-time equivalent),
these build on what you learn in a graduate certificate,               RESEARCH VS COURSEWORK
with more in-depth knowledge. They are a good option                   Coursework degrees follow a set pattern
if you’d like to return to study but don’t have the time               of learning, making them perfect if you’re
required for a master’s degree. Your graduate diploma                  looking for a structured way to pick up
can be used as a qualification by itself, or can lead into a           the skills you’re looking for. But if you’re
master’s at a later date.                                              keen to follow a more independent path to
                                                                       knowledge, our higher degree by research
MASTER’S (AQF level 9)                                                 (HDR) programs are for you. UWA is one of
For advancing your career prospects and standing out                   Australia’s top research-intensive universities,

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in your chosen profession, a master’s degree is perfect.               and our research degrees offer a unique
Normally running 1.5 to two years full time (or part-time              opportunity to explore your passion or
equivalent), they are highly regarded by employers for                 follow your interest, while learning alongside
the high level of specialised industry knowledge and skills            globally renowned experts.
they give you.
Depending on the course you choose, the course type
may include one or more of the options below:
• Coursework: you’ll take units involving class
   attendance, readings, assignments and exams, similar
   to undergraduate studies but at an advanced level.
• Coursework and dissertation: your course will
   include both coursework and research (up to 66.6%)
   components.
• 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                       #22
                                                        IN AUSTRALIA AND         IN AUSTRALIA AND
                                                       17TH IN THE WORLD         21ST IN THE WORLD          IN THE WORLD FOR
                                                       FOR AGRICULTURAL         FOR ENVIRONMENTAL            OCEANOGRAPHY
                                                            SCIENCES                SCIENCE AND
                                                                                   ENGINEERING
                                                            (ARWU 2020)               (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                 Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU,
     Science, Environmental Science, Geoscience,                          2020).
     Hydrogeology, Ocean Leadership and more. These areas             •   Facilities that support hands-on learning and world-
     have seen and will continue to see strong job growth in the          class teaching and research.
     future.                                                          •   Partnerships with industry and government agencies.
     joboutlook.gov.au                                                •   Award-winning researchers and academics.
                                                                      •   Prestigious scholarships available.
     Your research could include developing solutions
     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
UWA COURSE CODE: 73530                                     qualification, as recognised by UWA;        UWA COURSE CODE: 72520
COURSE TYPE: Coursework                                    and                                         COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                       (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted              Coursework and Dissertation
DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time                            Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;       INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
(or part-time equivalent)                                  and                                         DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time
FEE TYPE: CSP                                        (c) met the prerequisite for the chosen           (or part-time equivalent)
                                                           specialisation, as set out in (2) to (3).   FEE TYPE: CSP
                                                 (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,
                                                                                                       and medical science.
REQUIREMENTS                                     Master of

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                                                                                                       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;    UWA COURSE CODE: 71530                                (1) (a) a Bachelor of Science, or an
         and                                     COURSE TYPE: Coursework and                                    equivalent qualification, as
    (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted         Dissertation                                                   recognised by UWA; and
         Average Mark of at least 50 per cent.   INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                            (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
                                                 DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time (or part-                      Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
uwa.edu.au/study/m/agricultural-                 time equivalent)                                               and
                                                 FEE TYPE: FFP                                             (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.
UWA COURSE CODE: 72510                           art practitioners, scientists or humanities           (3) For the Marine Biology specialisations,
COURSE TYPE: Coursework or                                                                                 an applicant must have successfully
                                                 scholars who wish to engage with
Coursework and Dissertation                                                                                completed prior studies at a tertiary
INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                   creative bioresearch. The course focuses                  level in either marine science or biology
DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time (or part-        on recent advances in life sciences,                      (excluding human biology), or in a related
time equivalent)                                 both in theory and practice. Emphasis                     cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA.
FEE TYPE: CSP                                    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                                        UWA COURSE CODE: 72550
     UWA COURSE CODE: 71580
                                                           Science                                              COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
                                                                                                                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 (or part-time
     INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
                                                           Coursework and Dissertation                          equivalent)
     DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time
                                                           INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                       FEE TYPE: CSP
     (or part-time equivalent)
                                                           DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time
     FEE TYPE: CSP
                                                           (or part-time equivalent)                            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                           FEE TYPE: CSP
     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                                                                           UWA COURSE CODE: 72540
                                                               cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA.
         (b) successfully completed intermediate                                                                COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
                                                           (3) For the Catchments and Water or
               units at a tertiary level in molecular                                                           Coursework and Dissertation
                                                               Environmental Rehabilitation or Sensing
               biology, or equivalent, as recognised                                                            INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
                                                               and Data Science specialisations, an
               by UWA.                                                                                          DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time
                                                               applicant must have completed prior
     (3) For the Environmental and Agricultural                                                                 (or part-time equivalent)
                                                               studies at a tertiary level in either earth,
         Biotechnology specialisation, an applicant                                                             FEE TYPE: CSP
                                                               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 specialistion, an
                                                           uwa.edu.au/study/m/                                  interaction of groundwater with the
         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
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course will develop your understanding
of these complex and dynamic
                                                 Master of Ore                                    This course enables you to develop
                                                                                                  skills in geological and geophysical data
processes and the impacts of human               Deposit Geology                                  analysis and integration of datasets
activity and environmental change on                                                              related to sedimentary basin analysis
                                                 UWA COURSE CODE: 70590
groundwater systems.                                                                              and petroleum geoscience. Emphasis is
                                                 COURSE TYPE: Coursework
                                                 INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                   placed on the development of practical
REQUIREMENTS                                     DURATION: 1 year part-time                       skills underpinned by conceptual
To be considered for admission to this course    FEE TYPE: CSP                                    knowledge, and the application of both
an applicant must have–
                                                                                                  to solving problems related to basin
(1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
                                                 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                             history and petroleum exploration
         qualification, as recognised by UWA;
         and                                     Geologist, mining consultant, researcher         through coursework and research project
    (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted                                                          components of the course.
         Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;   With world-class ore bodies becoming
         and                                     more difficult to find, there is an increasing   REQUIREMENTS
    (c) successfully completed prior tertiary
                                                 recognition that geologists require new          To be considered for admission to this course
         study in geology, environmental
                                                 approaches and skills in order to discover       an applicant must have–
         engineering, environmental science
                                                                                                  (1) (a) a Bachelor of Geology, or an
         (including units in hydrology or        significant deposits into the future. The
                                                                                                           equivalent qualification, as
         equivalent), or hydrogeology, or        Master of Ore Deposit Geology has been                    recognised by UWA; and
         in a related cognate discipline, as     designed for practicing geoscientists who            (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
         recognised by UWA.
                                                 want to gain up-to-date knowledge and                     Average Mark of at least 50 per cent.
                                                 skills relevant to economic geology and
uwa.edu.au/study/m/                                                                               uwa.edu.au/study/m/petroleum-
                                                 mineral exploration.
hydrogeology                                                                                      geoscience
                                                 REQUIREMENTS
                                                 To be considered for admission to this course
Master of Ocean                                  an applicant must have–
                                                                                                  Master of Science
Leadership                                       (1) (a) a Bachelor of Geology or Geoscience,
                                                          or an equivalent qualification, as
                                                          recognised by UWA; and
                                                                                                  UWA COURSE CODE: 70630

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

uwa.edu.au/study/m/ocean-                                                                         uwa.edu.au/study/m/science
leadership
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     Master of Science
     Communication
     UWA COURSE CODE: 51580
     COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
     Coursework and Dissertation
     INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
     DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time
     (or part-time equivalent)
     FEE TYPE: CSP

     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
frontier.”

                                                    Domestic Postgraduate Course Guide 2021 | Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences
PROFESSOR RICHARD HOBBS
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED ECOLOGIST
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                                                       ONE OF THE

                                                       TOP 6                     TOP                        STUDY ALONGSIDE
                                                    UNIVERSITIES IN
                                                  AUSTRALIA OFFERING
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                                                                               REPUTATION IN WA FOR             IN THE FIELD
                                                    ARCHITECTURE
                                                                                  ARCHITECTURE
                                                       COURSES
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     Architecture, Design
         and Planning
       Study Architecture, Design and Planning to create cities, cultures and communities for a
       sustainable future.

     Creative and strategic thinkers come together to push            Top five reasons to study Architecture,
     the boundaries of knowledge, culture, habitats and
                                                                      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
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                                                                          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                                  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                        Heritage consultant, conservation
                                                                                                           MASTER'S

                                                                                                           UWA COURSE CODE: 25540/25560
UWA COURSE CODE: 25520                                  officer, architect*                                (online)
COURSE TYPE: Coursework or                                                                                 COURSE TYPE: Coursework
Coursework and Dissertation                             Gain insight into the full range of                INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                                                                             DURATION: 1 year full time (or part-time
                                                        concepts, methods and practices involved
DURATION: 2–3.5* years full time (or part-                                                                 equivalent)
                                                        in the specialised field of architectural
time equivalent)                                                                                           FEE TYPE: CSP
FEE TYPE: CSP                                           conservation. If you’re interested in
                                                        entering or are already working in
                                                                                                           REQUIREMENTS
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                    architectural conservation, this course            To be considered for admission to this course
Architect, urban designer, project                      (delivered by qualified and experienced            an applicant must have–
manager                                                 conservation practitioners) provides you           (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
                                                        with the opportunity to develop your                        qualification, as recognised by UWA;
                                                                                                                    and
The Master of Architecture course                       knowledge and skills in this area.
                                                                                                               (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
provides an education in the                                                                                        Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
conceptualisation, design and                           REQUIREMENTS                                                and
                                                        To be considered for admission to this course          (c) at least two years’ professional
construction of buildings and other
                                                        an applicant must have–                                     experience in a relevant occupation;
structures across a range of types                      (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent               and
and scales. You’ll develop an ability to                         qualification, as recognised by UWA;          (d) successfully completed prior
integrate information drawn from a range                         and                                                study in a field relevant to Building
of subject areas, and acquire advanced                      (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted                    Information Modelling.
                                                                 Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
knowledge and skills that prepare you
                                                                 and                                       * With relevant prior qualifications
for successful careers in the creative and                  (c) successfully completed prior study
diverse world of architectural practice.                         in a field relevant to Architectural      uwa.edu.au/study/m/building-
                                                                 Conservation;                             information-modelling
SPECIALISATIONS                                         or
Building Information Modelling; Landscape               (2) significant work experience including
                                                            at least five years with a material level of
                                                                                                           uwa.edu.au/study/m/building-
Design; Social Impact Design; Urban Design
                                                            responsibility.                                information-modelling-online
PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
                                                        * With relevant prior qualifications
The Master of Architecture is professionally                                                               GRADUATE DIPLOMA
accredited and meets the requirements of the
                                                        uwa.edu.au/study/gc/                               UWA COURSE CODE: 25340/25360
Architects Board of Western Australia and the
Australian Institute of Architects. Following the
                                                        architectural-conservation                         (online)
completion of the course, you must undertake
                                                                                                           INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
                                                                                                           DURATION: 0.5 years full time (or part-

                                                                                                                                                              Domestic Postgraduate Course Guide 2021 | Architecture, Design and Planning
a minimum of two years’ professional work
                                                                                                           time equivalent)
experience under the direction of a registered
architect, and then pass the Architectural
                                                        Building Information                               FEE TYPE: CSP
Practice Examination (APE) before being                 Modelling
eligible to register as an architect in Australia.                                                         REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                           To be considered for admission to this course
                                                        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
REQUIREMENTS                                            Architect*, digital engineer*,
                                                                                                           an applicant must have–
To be considered for admission to this course                                                              (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
                                                        project manager                                             qualification, as recognised by UWA;
an applicant must have–
(1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent                                                                       and
         qualification, as recognised by UWA;           Building Information Modelling (BIM)                   (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
         and                                                                                                        Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
                                                        is a new paradigm in construction. The
    (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted                                                                            and
                                                        industry uses 3D models as the basis of a
         Average Mark of at least 60 per cent.                                                                 (c) at least two years’ professional
                                                        building inception, design, construction                    experience in a relevant occupation;
* 2 years for students with an undergraduate major      management and facilities management.                       and
  in Architecture or 3.5 years full time for students   Mastery of BIM puts you at the forefront               (d) successfully completed prior
                                                                                                                    study in a field relevant to Building
  without previous studies in Architecture.             of the construction industry, allowing you
                                                                                                                    Information Modelling;
                                                        to have a direct impact on the quality of
uwa.edu.au/study/m/architecture                                                                            or
                                                        our built environment and to become a              (2) significant work experience including
                                                        decision-maker rather than simply a team               at least five years with a material level of
                                                        member.                                                responsibility.
Graduate Certificate
in Architectural                                        * With relevant prior qualifications               uwa.edu.au/study/gd/building-
Conservation                                                                                               information-modelling

UWA COURSE CODE: 25240                                                                                     uwa.edu.au/study/gd/building-
INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                                                                             information-modelling-online
DURATION: 1–2 years part time
FEE TYPE: CSP
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     Master of                                            our communities and to improve the
                                                          quality of the environment. Students gain
                                                                                                                 INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
                                                                                                                 DURATION: 2 years full time (or part-time
     Environmental                                        the knowledge and skills to respond to                 equivalent)
     Planning*                                            complex issues such as climate change
                                                                                                                 FEE TYPE: CSP

                                                          and biodiversity loss by applying systems
     UWA COURSE CODE: 13550                                                                                      SPECIALISATIONS
                                                          thinking and creative practice to develop              Environmental Planning; Landscape Design;
     COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
                                                          long-term, multi-scale solutions.                      Urban and Regional Planning
     Coursework and Dissertation
     INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
     DURATION: 1.5–2 years full time (or part–            SPECIALISATIONS                                        REQUIREMENTS
     time equivalent)                                     Environmental Planning; Research;                      To be considered for admission to this course
     FEE TYPE: FFP                                        Urban Design                                           an applicant must have–
                                                                                                                 (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent

     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                 PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION                                      qualification, as recognised by UWA;
                                                          The Master of Landscape Architecture                            and
     Urban planner, environmental                                                                                    (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
                                                          is accredited by the Australian Institute
     consultant, impact assessor                          of Landscape Architects. After finishing                        Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
                                                          the Master of Landscape Architecture,                           and
                                                          graduates must complete at least two years of              (c) successfully completed prior study in
     The sustainable use and development
                                                          professional practice before being eligible to                  a field relevant to urban design;
     of our cities and natural areas are
                                                          become a registered landscape architect.               or
     fundamental to contemporary planning.                                                                       (2) completed a Graduate Certificate in
     This course provides a detailed insight                                                                         Urban Design or Graduate Diploma in
                                                          REQUIREMENTS
     into how planners, managers and                                                                                 Urban Design at UWA.
                                                          To be considered for admission to this course
     conservationists work towards this                   an applicant must have–
     goal. The course enables you to gain                 (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent          uwa.edu.au/study/m/urban-
     theoretical, practical and work-based                         qualification, as recognised by UWA;          design
                                                                   and
     experience to advance your careers in
                                                              (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
     planning, conservation and development.                       Average Mark of at least 60 per cent.         GRADUATE DIPLOMA

                                                                                                                 UWA COURSE CODE: 25310
     REQUIREMENTS                                         * Two years for students with an undergraduate major   INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
     To be considered for admission to this course          in Landscape Architecture or three years full time   DURATION: 1 year full time (or part-time
     an applicant must have–                                for students without previous studies in Landscape   equivalent)
     (1) (a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent          Architecture.                                        FEE TYPE: CSP
              qualification, as recognised by UWA;
              and                                         uwa.edu.au/study/m/landscape-
                                                          architecture                                           REQUIREMENTS
         (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
                                                                                                                 To be considered for admission to this course
              Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
                                                                                                                 an applicant must have–
              or
                                                                                                                 (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
                                                          Urban Design
         (c) significant work experience including
                                                                                                                          qualification, as recognised by UWA;
              at least five years with a material level
                                                                                                                          and
              of responsibility.
                                                                                                                     (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
                                                          CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                            Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
     * Subject to final approval
                                                          Urban designer, architect*, city/town                           and
     uwa.edu.au/study/m/                                  planner                                                    (c) successfully completed prior study in
                                                                                                                          a field relevant to urban design;
     environmental-planning                                                                                      or
                                                          Explore the urban jungle, studying at
                                                                                                                 (2) completed a Graduate Certificate in
                                                          the Australian Urban Design Research                       Urban Design at UWA.

     Master of Landscape                                  Centre, and develop techniques of
                                                          sustainable urban design suited to this                uwa.edu.au/study/gd/urban-
     Architecture                                         urban century. Develop an in-depth                     design
                                                          understanding of urban design theories
     UWA COURSE CODE: 25550
                                                          and issues, techniques of urban analysis
     COURSE TYPE: Coursework or                                                                                  GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
     Coursework and Dissertation                          and skills for the design and development
                                                                                                                 UWA COURSE CODE: 25210
     INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                       of sustainable neighbourhoods and
                                                                                                                 INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
     DURATION: 2*–3 years full time (or part-             cities. You can take the Graduate                      DURATION: 0.5 years full time (or part-
     time equivalent)                                     Certificate in Urban Design on its own                 time equivalent)
     FEE TYPE: CSP
                                                          or continue to the Graduate Diploma in                 FEE TYPE: CSP
                                                          Urban Design or Master of Urban Design.
     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                 REQUIREMENTS
     Landscape architect, landscape                       * With relevant prior qualifications                   To be considered for admission to this course
     architectural draftsperson,                                                                                 an applicant must have–
     environmental manager
                                                          MASTER'S

     The Master of Landscape Architecture                 UWA COURSE CODE: 25530
     provides an education in the design,                 COURSE TYPE: Coursework and
                                                          Dissertation
     management and resilience of natural
     and built landscapes for the benefit of
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(1)   (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent    (2) completion of the Graduate Certificate in
          qualification, as recognised by UWA;         Urban and Regional Planning;
          and                                      or
      (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted         (3) significant work experience including
          Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;        at least five years with a material level of
          and                                          responsibility.
      (c) successfully completed prior study in
          a field relevant to urban design;        uwa.edu.au/study/m/urban-and-
or
                                                   regional-planning
(2) significant work experience including
    at least five years with a material level of
    responsibility.                                GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

                                                   UWA COURSE CODE: 12290
uwa.edu.au/study/gc/urban-design
                                                   INTAKE: Semester 2
                                                   DURATION: 0.5 years full time (or part–
                                                   time equivalent)
Urban and Regional                                 FEE TYPE: CSP

Planning                                           REQUIREMENTS
                                                   To be considered for admission to this course
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                               an applicant must have–
Urban and town planner, principal                  (1) (a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent
planner, urban growth coordinator                           qualification, as recognised by UWA;
                                                            and
                                                       (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
Urban and regional planners ensure                          Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
that cities, towns and regions have                         and
vibrant economies and communities,                     (c) successfully completed prior study in
provide for a high quality of life, and                     a field relevant to urban and regional
                                                            planning;
are environmentally sustainable. To
                                                   or
achieve this, planners need a good                 (2) significant work experience including
understanding of the way in which                      at least five years with a material level of
societies, economies and environments                  responsibility.
operate and interact. This master’s and
its entry qualification provide knowledge          uwa.edu.au/study/m/urban-
of concepts and methods in urban                   regional-planning
and regional planning. The graduate
certificate is suitable if you’re looking to

                                                                                                      Domestic Postgraduate Course Guide 2021 | Architecture, Design and Planning
upskill in your planning career, while the
master’s is ideal if you’d like to upskill,
change or start a career in planning.

MASTER'S

UWA COURSE CODE: 72560
COURSE TYPE: Coursework or
Coursework and Dissertation
INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
DURATION: 1.5–2 years full time (or part-
time equivalent)
FEE TYPE: CSP

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning
is accredited by the Planning Institute of
Australia (PIA) and graduates are eligible
to apply for membership in the Urban and
Regional Planning chapter.

REQUIREMENTS
To be considered for admission to this course
an applicant must have–
(1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
         qualification, as recognised by UWA;
         and
    (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
         Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
or
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       Studying Business and Commerce at UWA will develop your analytical, communication and
       problem-solving skills, and provide the knowledge and real-world experiences to prepare
       you for a career in corporate, government or not-for-profit sectors.

     UWA is home to the only Business School in WA, and one         Top five reasons to study Business
     of only eight institutions in Australia, to be accredited by
                                                                    and Commerce at UWA
     both the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
                                                                    • Leading academics who are conducting research,
     and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
                                                                       working in their field or consulting with industry.
     Business (AACSB). These are leading business school
                                                                    • High-level industry networks through events and
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     UWA degree in business.
                                                                    • Learn skills for real-world situations and gain insight
                                                                       into industry practice.
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                                                                    • Graduates include company directors, business leaders
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Master of Applied                                Are you looking for a career in
                                                 corporate banking and finance, stock-
                                                                                                    Master of Business
Finance                                          market trading, insurance, investment              Administration (Flexible)
                                                 management and other areas of applied
UWA COURSE CODE: 42560                                                                              UWA COURSE CODE: 42520
                                                 finance? The Graduate Certificate in
COURSE TYPE: Coursework                                                                             COURSE TYPE: Coursework
INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                   Finance is designed to provide you with a          INTAKE: Trimester 1, Trimester 2,
DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time                  practical grounding in financial affairs.          Trimester 3
(or part-time equivalent)                                                                           COURSE DURATION: 16 months full time
FEE TYPE: FFP                                    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                             (or part-time equivalent)
                                                 To be considered for admission to this course      FEE TYPE: FFP
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                             an applicant must have–
Consultant, insurance broker,                    (1) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent          CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                     qualification, including an Introductory       CEO, managing director, regional
superannuation fund manager
                                                     Financial Accounting unit or equivalent, as
                                                                                                    manager
                                                     recognised by UWA; and either:
Covering a wide range of applied finance             (a) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
topics, this specialised master’s course                  Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;     Learn how to lead in any situation,
leads to careers in corporate banking and            or                                             whether it be building a commercial
                                                     (b) at least two years’ professional           enterprise or not-for-profit organisation
finance, stock-market trading, insurance,
                                                          experience in a relevant occupation;
investment management and other areas                                                               from the ground up, or running a large,
                                                 or
of applied finance. This is a practical          (2) significant work experience, including         multinational company. The Master of
course designed for graduates already                at least five years with a material level of   Business Administration (MBA) Flexible
working in the finance sector, as well as            responsibility.                                has a strong focus on current business
those with a non-finance background                                                                 trends and is highly desirable for
                                                 uwa.edu.au/study/gc/finance                        professionals looking to move into higher
who wish to move into the finance area.
                                                                                                    levels of management.
PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
Recognised by the Chartered Financial            Graduate Certificate                               REQUIREMENTS
Analyst (CFA) Institute as part of the CFA
Institute University Affiliation Program. This
                                                 in Business                                        To be considered for admission to this course
                                                                                                    an applicant must have–
indicates our graduates are well-prepared to                                                        (1) (a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent
undertake the CFA Program exams.                 UWA COURSE CODE: 41210                                      qualification, as recognised by UWA
                                                 INTAKE: Trimester 1, Trimester 2,                           and at least three years of relevant
                                                 Trimester 3
REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                 documented professional experience;
                                                 DURATION: 0.5 years full time                               and
To be considered for admission to this course
                                                 (or part-time equivalent)                          		       (i) the equivalent of a UWA
an applicant must have–
                                                 FEE TYPE: FFP                                                     weighted average mark of at least
(1) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
    qualification, as recognised by UWA; and                                                                       60 per cent;
    either:                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                               		or
    (a) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted         Account manager, finance manager,                  		       (ii) a valid Graduate Management
         Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;                                                                     Admission Test (GMAT) score of
                                                 general manager

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    or                                                                                                             at least 550*;
    (b) at least two years’ professional                                                            		or
         experience in a relevant occupation;    This course will equip you with knowledge          		       (iii) at least two additional years
or                                               in the principal areas of business. The full-                     of relevant documented
(2) a completed Graduate Certificate in          time, part-time or online course consists of                      professional experience
    Finance or Graduate Certificate in                                                                             considered by UWA to be
                                                 four units, covering topics in accounting,
    Commerce at UWA.                                                                                               sufficient to permit satisfactory
                                                 economic management, marketing and                                completion of the course;
                                                 organisational behaviour. It can also serve            or
uwa.edu.au/study/m/applied-
                                                 as an entry pathway to the Master of                   (b) (i) a UWA graduate certificate
finance                                                                                                            which articulates with this course;
                                                 Business Administration (MBA) Flexible.
                                                                                                                   and
                                                                                                    		       (ii) the equivalent of a UWA
                                                 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Graduate Certificate                             To be considered for admission to this course
                                                                                                                   weighted average mark of at least
                                                                                                                   65 per cent; or
in Finance                                       an applicant must have–
                                                 (1) (a) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
                                                                                                        (c) (i) a Graduate Certificate in Business,
                                                                                                                   or an equivalent qualification from
                                                          qualification, as recognised by UWA;                     a post-experience and accredited
UWA COURSE CODE: 41250
                                                          and                                                      course, as recognised by UWA;
INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
                                                     (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted                          and
COURSE DURATION: 0.5 years full time
                                                          Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;     		       (ii) the equivalent of a UWA
(or part-time equivalent)
                                                          and                                                      Weighted Average Mark of at
FEE TYPE: FFP
                                                     (c) at least two years’ professional                          least 70 per cent.
                                                          experience in a relevant occupation;
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                             or                                                 * GMAT scores are valid for five years
Consultant, financial risk-management            (2) significant work experience, including
adviser, investment banker                           at least five years with a material level of   uwa.edu.au/study/mba-flexible
                                                     responsibility.

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     Master of Business                               The one-year part-time graduate
                                                      certificate will enable you to draw insights
                                                                                                          Business Information
     Administration (Intensive)                       from data to make better business                   and Logistics
     UWA COURSE CODE: 43520
                                                      decisions. Undertaking the master’s                 Management
                                                      course will equip you with deeper
     COURSE TYPE: Coursework and
     Dissertation                                     analytical skills needed to extract meaning         CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     INTAKE: Non-standard (pre-Trimester 1)           from complex data sets, the ability to              Business or data analyst, online
     COURSE DURATION: 1–1.5 years full time           converse with other technical experts               marketing specialist, IT support or
     (or part-time equivalent)                        (such as computer scientists), and the              information manager
     FEE TYPE: FFP
                                                      capacity to make meaning of the output.
                                                                                                          Build your skills in project management,
     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                      MASTER'S                                            and focus on improving quality,
     Business development manager,
                                                                                                          workflow management, processes and
     consultant, strategist                           UWA COURSE CODE: 42630
                                                                                                          systems. Business Information and
                                                      COURSE TYPE: Coursework
                                                      INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                      Logistics Management blends studies
     Our MBA Intensive gives you
                                                      COURSE DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time              in information systems, management
     outstanding preparation for getting
                                                      (or part-time equivalent)                           science and decision-support systems,
     the job you want. The course includes a          FEE TYPE: FFP                                       enabling you to examine a variety of
     personalised Authentic Leadership
                                                                                                          critical issues in business. The Graduate
     Program developed for you by a world-            REQUIREMENTS                                        Certificate in Business Information and
     class leadership faculty, one-on-one             To be considered for admission to this course
                                                                                                          Logistics Management may be taken
     mentoring from a senior industry figure,         an applicant must have–
                                                      (1) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent           as a standalone course or as a pathway
     careers coaching and workshops, and a
                                                          qualification incorporating at least one        into the Master of Business Information
     strategic analysis and consulting project.
                                                          unit of statistics, as recognised by UWA;       and Logistics Management or Master of
                                                          and either:                                     Commerce.
     REQUIREMENTS                                         (a) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
     To be considered for admission to this course             Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
     an applicant must have–                              or                                              MASTER'S
     (1) (a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent        (b) at least two years’ professional
                                                                                                          UWA COURSE CODE: 41670
              qualification, as recognised by UWA;             experience in a relevant occupation;
                                                                                                          COURSE TYPE: Coursework
              and                                     or
                                                                                                          INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2
         (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted         (2) completed a Graduate Certificate in
                                                                                                          COURSE DURATION: 1.5-2 years full time
              Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;       Business Analytics at UWA.
                                                                                                          (or part-time equivalent)
              and
                                                                                                          FEE TYPE: FFP
         (c) at least two years' professional         uwa.edu.au/study/m/business-
              experience in a relevant occupation;
                                                      analytics
              and                                                                                         REQUIREMENTS
     (2) (a) a valid Graduate Management                                                                  To be considered for admission to this course
              Admission Test (GMAT)* score,           GRADUATE CERTIFICATE                                an applicant must have–
              and at least three years of relevant,                                                       (1) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
              documented professional experience;     UWA COURSE CODE: 42270                                  qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
         or                                           INTAKE: Semester 1, Semester 2                          either:
         (b) a valid GMAT* score of at least 650,     COURSE DURATION: 1 year part time                       (a) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
              and at least two years of relevant,     FEE TYPE: FFP                                                Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;
              documented professional experience.                                                             or
                                                      REQUIREMENTS                                            (b) at least two years’ professional
     * GMAT scores are valid for five years           To be considered for admission to this course                experience in a relevant occupation;
                                                      an applicant must have–                             or
     uwa.edu.au/study/mba-intensive                   (1) (a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent       (2) completed a Graduate Certificate in
                                                               qualification incorporating at least           Business Information and Logistics
                                                               one unit of statistics, as recognised by       Management or a Graduate Certificate in

     Business Analytics                                        UWA; and                                       Commerce at UWA.
                                                          (b) the equivalent of a UWA Weighted
                                                               Average Mark of at least 50 per cent;      uwa.edu.au/study/m/
     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                 or                                              business-information-logistics-
     Data analyst, quantitative analyst,                  (c) at least two years' professional
                                                                                                          management
                                                               experience in a relevant occupation;
     business intelligence analyst
                                                      or
                                                      (2) significant work experience including           GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
     Enhance your analytical skills in one of             at least five years with a material level of
     the fastest growing fields around the                responsibility.                                 UWA COURSE CODE: 41270
                                                                                                          INTAKES: Semester 1, Semester 2
     globe. Business analytics is the future: be
                                                                                                          COURSE DURATION: 1 year part time
     a part of it through a graduate certificate      uwa.edu.au/study/gc/business-
                                                                                                          only
     or master’s qualification.                       analytics                                           FEE TYPE: FFP

                                                                                                          REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                          To be considered for admission to this course
                                                                                                          an applicant must have–
                                                                                                          (1) a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent
                                                                                                              qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
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