(ii) satisfactory completion of the coursework component.
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) consists of an examinable coursework component and thesis comprising 72 Units of Credit:
A program of advanced study, comprising 18-24 Units of Credit of coursework makes up the remainder of the program. The coursework component will normally comprise three or four courses selected from the Coursework Masters offering for the relevant discipline and approved by the Head of School. Candidates may undertake interdisciplinary studies subject to approval.
A thesis embodies the result of an original investigation, design or engineering development. The thesis shall not exceed more than 40,000 words on an approved topic to the value of 48 - 54 units of credit.
Before enrolment an applicant should submit an intended program for approval by the School controlling the research discipline for the degree. The School will ensure that the coursework component is relevant to, or complements, the research component, and that the candidate satisfies pre-requisite requirements for the study.
The minimum requirement for admission to a Master of Philosophy is an appropriate Bachelor degree in the relevant discipline from UNSW or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution at a level acceptable to the UNSW Canberra Higher Degree Committee, usually at Honours level.
In exceptional cases, an applicant who submits evidence of such other academic and professional qualifications as may be approved by the Higher Degree Committee may be permitted to enrol for the degree. If the Higher Degree Committee is not satisfied with the qualifications submitted by an applicant, the applicant may be required to undergo such assessment or carry out such work as the Higher Degree Committee may prescribe, before permitting enrolment.
In addition to these academic requirements, the Head of School must certify that there is an appropriate supervisor available for the proposed research program and that the necessary facilities and resources required to successfully complete the research are available.
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