UWA Handbook 2014

Rules

Master of Education in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation (by thesis and coursework: 31630; by coursework: 31530)


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

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules in the Student Procedures, Rules and Policies section apply to students in this course.

(2) The policies and procedures in the Student Procedures, Rules and Policies section apply except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

1.A(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

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

(3) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in the rules for this course.

(4) A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of (3) is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation'.

Articulation

2. The Graduate Diploma in Educational Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation articulates with the Master of Education in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation by coursework.

Admission

3.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have the requirements set out in (a), (b) or (c) which follow, or the equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or the requirements set out in (d):

(a)(i) a bachelor's degree of this University; and

(ii) completed a postgraduate course in education requiring at least one year of full-time study; and

(iii) either two years' full-time relevant professional experience or demonstrated research capacity acceptable to the Faculty;

or

(b)(i) the Bachelor of Education of this University; and

(ii) either two years' full-time relevant professional experience or demonstrated research capacity acceptable to the Faculty;

or

(c)(i) a degree requiring at least four years of full-time study; and

(ii) two years' full-time professional experience in the field of education; and

(iii) demonstrated research capacity acceptable to the Faculty;

or

(d) a graduate diploma that articulates with the Master of Education in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation.

(2) Applicants for the course by thesis and coursework who have completed a graduate diploma referred to in (1)(d) must have achieved an average of at least 65 per cent in three coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research.

(3) The Faculty may accept into the course by way of thesis and coursework an applicant who—

(a) has completed at least three units towards a graduate diploma referred to in (1)(d) or towards another graduate diploma of the Faculty that articulates with a master's degree course; and

(b) has completed units relevant to the requirements of the master's degree course; and

(c) has achieved an average mark of at least 65 per cent in three coursework diploma units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research.

External study

4. The Faculty may, in appropriate circumstances, permit a student to complete the course at an institution approved by the Academic Board for all or part of the prescribed period of study.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

Course structure

Thesis and coursework

5. The course by way of thesis and coursework consists of units to a total value of 72 points comprising all units in Table a [Master of Education in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation (by thesis and coursework) core units].

Coursework

6.(1) The course by way of coursework consists of units to a total value of 48 points comprising—

(a) all units in Table b [Master of Education in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation (by coursework) core units]—30 points

and

(b) one unit from Table c [Master of Education in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation (by coursework) options]—6 points

and

(c) two units from Table c (Master of Education options)—12 points.

Satisfactory progress

7.(1) Subject to (2), to make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) Satisfactory progress in the supervised research thesis component of the course is determined having regard to the report of the student's supervisor.

Progress status

8.(1) Students in the course by coursework, or in the coursework component of the course by thesis and coursework, who fail to make satisfactory progress for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty;

(2) Students in the course by coursework, or in the coursework component of the course by thesis and coursework, who fail to make satisfactory progress for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

(3) Students who are enrolled in the thesis component of the course by thesis and coursework who do not submit an annual report or whose annual report is not considered by the Dean to be satisfactory—

(a) are assigned the progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty;

(b) are required to report to the relevant course coordinator prior to re-enrolment; and

(c) may have conditions applied to their enrolment by the Faculty.

Progression

9.(1) Students in the course by way of thesis and coursework are not permitted to proceed to EDUC57201/EDUC57212 Master's Thesis unless they have achieved an average mark of at least 65 per cent in three coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research.

(2) The Faculty may permit a student in the course by way of thesis and coursework who does not achieve the required standard set out in (1) to complete the course by way of coursework.

(3) A student may apply to transfer to the course by way of thesis and coursework if they achieve an average mark of at least 65 per cent in three coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research.

1 full-time; 2 part-time

Credit

10.(1) Subject to (3), the Faculty may grant credit—

(a) in the course by way of thesis and coursework, for coursework units to a total value of 12 points;

(b) in the course by way of coursework, for coursework units to a total value of 18 points.

(2) Within the overall credit limit, credit may be granted for work completed in courses provided by professional providers or private educational institutions to a maximum value of six points.

(3) Subject to the provisions of University Policy, students who have completed a graduate diploma which articulates with this course are credited with all units completed in the diploma course.

[(1) and (2) are approved exceptions to University Policy]

Award of graduate diploma

11. Students who withdraw from the course before qualifying for the degree but after satisfying the requirements of an articulated graduate diploma may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the relevant diploma.