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With a high-performance culture and a globally connected outlook, we pride ourselves on preparing students for a rapidly changing world. Browse our coursework degrees below to find one that best suits you.
Postgraduate coursework options
Graduate certificates aim to broaden the skills and knowledge you have already gained in an undergraduate program or provide vocational skills and knowledge in a new professional area. Graduate certificate courses may be part of a variety of studies in a specific subject area (an articulated course), offering you progression from a graduate certificate to a graduate diploma, or from a graduate diploma to a master's degree.
Graduate diplomas are similar to graduate certificates but offer a more in-depth understanding of a subject area and can take up to one year full-time or four years part-time to complete. Graduate diploma courses may be part of a variety of studies in a specific subject area (an articulated course), offering you progression from a graduate diploma to a master's degree by coursework.
Master’s by coursework
Master's degrees recognise your thorough understanding of a research field or area of professional practice. Master's degrees by coursework, administered by UWA's faculties, can be either:
- coursework – coursework is 100 per cent of the degree requirements or
- coursework and dissertation – the dissertation component represents less than 66.6 per cent of the degree requirements.
Postgraduate professional degrees
A postgraduate professional degree is a master’s or doctorate-level course taken after a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) that, upon successful completion, qualifies you to enter a profession.
I love working as the course coordinator for the Population Health major and am keen to further promote the discipline of population health at UWA and in our global community.
Population Health major, Course coordinator
I love working as the course coordinator for the Population Health major and am keen to further promote the discipline of population health at UWA and in our global community. I've taught tertiary students for 17 years at various levels and love learning and adopting new teaching methods, such as blended learning and interactive learning. My two focal areas of research are nutritional epidemiology and cardiovascular epidemiology. Population health is a diverse field that allows you to examine patterns of health and disease in society and apply evidence-based medicine to populations to improve the health of the community. It is exciting to see the large impact that small changes can have on a population level.
I’m passionate about human rights and teaching, and I love being able to combine the two. I enjoy using active learning techniques, including role-play exercises of United Nations mechanisms, drawing on my previous work experience.
UWA Law School, Lecturer
I was born in Northern Ireland in the 1970s during 'The Troubles', a 30-year period of violent conflict, and I think my interest in human rights developed as a result of this. I'm passionate about human rights and teaching, and I love being able to combine the two. I enjoy using active learning techniques, including role-play exercises of United Nations mechanisms, drawing on my previous work experience. At UWA I teach a number of units in the Master of International Law and the Law and Society Major, including International Human Rights Law and International Legal Institutions. I first gained an LLB (Hons) in Common and Civil Law with French from Queen's University in Belfast, then Master of Human Rights from Curtin University. I've recently submitted my PhD at UWA on the role of non-governmental organisations in monitoring international human rights law. Prior to my academic life, I worked in the private sector as a management consultant before spending more than 10 years in semi-state and not-for-profit research and policy roles in Australia and Ireland.
One of my greatest passions is inspiring students in my class. To engage students and provide effective learning, I offer real project opportunities so they can practice their practical problem-solving ability.
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Senior Lecturer in Data Science
I have six years of teaching experience in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. My research interest includes database query processing, social data analytics and high-performance computing. As an IEEE member and an internationally recognised young scholar in data science, I have been published in world-leading journals and have taken on various roles in different academic committees. One of my greatest passions is inspiring students in my class. To engage students and provide effective learning, I offer real project opportunities so they can practice their practical problem-solving ability. I also keep a close eye on industry changes and trends in advanced techniques, which guarantees the timely techniques I bring into my class. I'm also passionate about making a difference in the world using my knowledge. My team is developing a novel way for government and individuals to look at the world by inventing new social network methods in our research areas.
My ambition is to ensure engineering students have the opportunity to develop the capabilities and attributes to lead successful lives and contribute to a well-functioning society.
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Senior Research Fellow
My ambition is to ensure engineering students have the opportunity to develop the capabilities and attributes to lead successful lives and contribute to a well-functioning society. I teach engineering and have research interests in the areas of engineering education; women in engineering; and curriculum development including industry engagement in engineering education, threshold concept theory and intensive mode teaching. I coordinate the electrical and electronic design project units in the Master of Professional Engineering. I'm also leading the Virtual work integrated learning for engineering students project, supported by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching, UWA, Engineers Australia, CingleVue International, Curtin University and the Australian Council of Engineering Deans, with University of Queensland and Murdoch University as partners. The team will develop a suite of learning modules to complement opportunities for engineering students to be exposed to practice without real placements. I have held numerous workshops for educators and engineers, and am proud to have been elected a Fellow of Engineers Australia for my contribution to the profession.
I’m passionate about all aspects of water engineering and management, and enjoy encouraging my students to think about innovative solutions to tackle some of the most pressing and widespread environmental engineering problems.
Environmental Engineering, Professor and Programme Chair
I'm passionate about all aspects of water engineering and management, and enjoy encouraging my students to think about innovative solutions to tackle some of the most pressing and widespread environmental engineering problems. By adopting a solutions-focused approach, students are encouraged to go beyond the prescribed solution of the modern textbook. I have been fortunate enough to win multiple awards and I enjoy contributing to discussions around water-related issues in mainstream media and social media. I've provided expert advice to numerous organisations in Australia and around the world, and serve on the editorial board of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences as well as Frontiers.
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