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International students

COURSE

Master of Education

MC-EDUC

TAUGHT BY: School of Education

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

Building on your professional knowledge and experience, this course offers engaging and intellectually challenging units of study that contain relevant, current and cutting edge knowledge and research in a range of specialist areas.

Delivered by dedicated educators and researchers, this course comprises coursework and a research project where you can investigate an area of personal or professional interest.

You can choose to study one of the following specialisation options:

  • STEM
  • Advanced pedagogies
  • Language, literacy and applied linguistics.

You can also study across specialisations.

This course is useful for those aspiring to promotion in school systems.

If you complete the master degree to a high standard, you may be eligible to proceed onto doctoral-level studies.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate and apply comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of educational research and theory
  • formulate and investigate educational problems and solutions via critical engagement with relevant and contemporary empirical and theoretical literature
  • identify, access, analyse and synthesise information from a wide range of sources using appropriate technologies
  • communicate information and ideas effectively through a range of mediums and in ways that are appropriate for a range of audiences and education stakeholders
  • engage critically and effectively with innovative and appropriate technologies for a range of purposes
  • demonstrate a capacity for independent learning, critically evaluate personal performance and respond to feedback with a view to development as a reflective practitioner and lifelong learner
  • consider educational and professional issues from a variety of national and international perspectives with a view to informing and improving educational and professional knowledge and practice
  • appreciate the value of individual and cultural differences, and the important implications these have for knowledge production, effective practice and professionalism in education settings
  • work both independently and collaboratively in a way that demonstrates professionalism, a commitment to socially-just and ethical practices and the capacity for future leadership in the field of education

Why study Master of Education

  • You will be immersed in an e-learning environment, using the web extensively to complement your studies.
  • You will be encouraged to participate in the learning process and benefit from a focus on group interaction and continuous assessment.
  • We are proud to receive consistently positive feedback from employers who say Curtin teachers are of excellent quality and well prepared for the education industry.

Career information

National and state initiatives are emphasising the importance of continuing professional learning for qualified teachers. Postgraduate qualifications in education are now favourably considered in applications for promotion in school systems.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

  • An education/teaching degree assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian degree.*

*A four year degree in education is normally a Bachelor of Education, a four-year combined/double education degree, or a three-year degree in a non-education discipline plus a minimum one-year teaching qualification.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6
Speaking 6
Reading 6
Listening 6
Overall band score 6.5

Essential course prerequisites

A four-year degree in education or a three-year bachelor degree in a non-education discipline plus a teaching qualification such as a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education).

Those who do not meet this requirement may be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Not all units are offered every semester and the availability of off-shore study cannot be assured for all units.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2019

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$17,600*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student fees for 2019

Fee year: 2019

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,200*
Total indicative course fee $30,400*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,400*

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,800*
Total indicative course fee $31,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $31,600*

Fees are indicative only.

*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-EDUC
  • CRICOS code: 004005G
  • This offering was last updated on: 16/07/2019