This course provides in-depth study in the chosen specialisation. The course adds significantly to a relevant undergraduate degree through coursework and major research in the approved area of interest within the program. By enhancing the student's knowledge of their chosen field of study through advanced coursework units and extensive, independent research, the Master of Science (Thesis and Coursework) opens up a range of possible career opportunities, depending on the student's area of specialisation. This is a Research Training Scheme course for domestic students.
Course description, features and facilities
A Master of Science by thesis and coursework degree is suitable for qualified students who wish to undertake further research in any of the following subject areas:
Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Science; Animal Science; Botany; Climate Studies; Conservation Biology; Ecology and Evolution; Environmental Economics; Environmental Management; Environmental Science; Genetics and Breeding; Geography; Geoscience; Hydrogeology; Marine Science; Mineral Geoscience; Natural Resource Management; Plant Production Science; Soil Science and Land Rehabilitation; Urban and Regional Planning; Water Management and Hydrology; and Zoology.
Key to availability of units: S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015; NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.
Take unit(s) to the value of 42 points:
S1, S2 SCIE5590 Literature Review and Research Proposal S1, S2 SCIE5721 Master of Science Thesis (full-time) (36 points) S1, S2 SCIE5722 Master of Science Thesis (part-time) (36 points)
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
S1 AGRI5501 Advanced Breeding and Biotechnology in Action 1 NS AGRI5502 Advanced Breeding and Biotechnology in Action 2 S2 AGRI5503 Animal Production Systems NS AGRI5504 Organic Agriculture NS BIOL5501 Plant Diversity in WA: Evolution and Conservation NS BIOL5502 Animal Resource Management S2 BIOL5503 Sampling Techniques in Wildlife Research NS BIOL5505 Marine Neuroecology and Behaviour NS ECON5510 Applied Demand and Production Analysis NS ECON5511 Climate, Energy and Water Economics NS ENVT5502 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management NS ENVT5503 Remediation of Soils and Groundwater NS ENVT5510 Soil Dynamics NS ENVT5511 Advanced Geographic Information Systems NS ENVT5512 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry NS GEOS5501 Advanced Hydrogeology NS, S1, S2 GEOS5502 Hydrogeology Industry Placement NS GEOS5504 Mining Hydrogeology NS GEOS5505 Multiscale Tectonic Systems NS MING5501 Applied Structural Geology NS MING5502 Exploration Targeting N/A MING5503 Ore Deposit Field Excursion NS MING5504 Advanced Ore Deposits NS MING5505 Mineral Exploration Data Analysis S1, S2 PLNG5510 Advanced Studies in Geography and Planning NS PLNG5511 Climate Change Policy and Planning NS PLNG5512 Regional Planning NS SCIE5500 Scientific Modelling NS SCIE5505 Global Change and the Marine Environment
This degree is designed for professionals interested in further study who are seeking to familiarise themselves with recent developments in the field or to enhance their intellectual and research skills.
Master of Science
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A relevant bachelor's degree with honours of this University, with a weighted average of at least 70 per cent in those units for which the results contribute to the calculation of the honours classification, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or a relevant bachelor's degree and a relevant graduate diploma of this University with a research component of at least 50 per cent of the course and an average mark of at least 70 per cent in both the research and coursework components of the graduate diploma, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty. Minimum English Language Requirements: View Website
Recipient: University of Western Australia
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