Applied Mar­itime Archae­ol­ogy Edu­ca­tion with UWA & West­ern Aus­tralian Museum

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Founded in 1911, the Uni­ver­sity of West­ern Aus­tralia (UWA) is rec­og­nized inter­na­tion­ally as a lead­ing uni­ver­sity and the old­est uni­ver­sity in the state of West­ern Aus­tralia. UWA is the only West­ern Aus­tralian Uni­ver­sity to belong to the Group of Eight and it is one of only two Aus­tralian uni­ver­si­ties to belong to the World­wide Uni­ver­si­ties Net­work, a part­ner­ship of 16 research-​led uni­ver­si­ties from Europe, North Amer­ica, North Asia and Australia.

UWA was rated sec­ond over­all in Aus­tralia by the Good Uni­ver­si­ties Guide 2011 based on key per­for­mance mea­sures such as grad­u­ate start­ing salaries, employ­ment prospects, staff qual­i­fi­ca­tions, research inten­sity and stu­dent demand. UWA grad­u­ates are con­sis­tently the best in gain­ing full-​time employ­ment when com­pared to other uni­ver­sity grad­u­ates in West­ern Aus­tralia and most other Aus­tralian universities.

Sit­ting on the banks of the Swan River, the UWA Craw­ley Cam­pus is the old­est in West­ern Aus­tralia and among the most pic­turesque in the nation with its grand sand­stone and ter­ra­cotta build­ings sit­ting among ele­gant heritage-​listed gardens.

Academic Programs

Mas­ters Programs

  • Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Applied Mar­itime Archae­ol­ogy (Full-​time & Part-​time)
  • Grad­u­ate Diploma in Applied Mar­itime Archae­ol­ogy (Full-​time & Part-​time)
  • Mas­ter of Applied Mar­itime Archae­ol­ogy (Full-​time & Part-​time)
  • These post­grad­u­ate degrees are taught every 2 to 3 years in Perth, Aus­tralia. The pro­gram aims to pro­vide the spe­cial­ist prac­ti­cal skills and knowl­edge in mar­itime archae­ol­ogy, or to lead stu­dents to higher-​degree research in the field of mar­itime archae­ol­ogy. The courses are taught by expert archae­ol­o­gists and museum staff (mar­itime archae­ol­o­gists, con­ser­va­tors, con­ser­va­tion sci­en­tists, museum cura­tors, his­to­ri­ans, boat builders) at both the Uni­ver­sity of West­ern Aus­tralia and the West­ern Aus­tralian Museum as well as indus­try experts in geo­physics, remote sens­ing, and marine stud­ies. The focus is very much ‘hands-​on’ as well as pro­vid­ing a sup­port­ive and stim­u­lat­ing aca­d­e­mic environment.

    Entry Require­ments: Appli­cants are nor­mally expected to pos­sess a bachelor’s degree in archae­ol­ogy or a related dis­ci­pline. If appli­cants are to dive then qual­i­fi­ca­tions are required.

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM

Estab­lished in 1891, the West­ern Aus­tralian Museum’s long and fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory reflects and doc­u­ments the State’s rich and diverse nat­ural and cul­tural her­itage. Today the West­ern Aus­tralian Museum com­prises six pub­lic sites and a col­lec­tion and research cen­ter and houses more than 4.5 mil­lions objects from rare fos­sils to the iconic rac­ing yacht Aus­tralia II.

The Museum also man­ages 200 ship­wrecks sites of the 1500 known to be located off the WA coast and man­ages eight Abo­rig­i­nal land reserves.

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