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Doctor of Education

EdD

240 cp

Minimum duration: 2.5 years and maximum 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane, Queensland
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

Doctor of Education (Research)
EdD(Res)

240 cp

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. hold a Master’s degree in education or equivalent, with an average of credit or equivalent;
  2. have completed at least five years’ relevant work experience;
  3. supply two confidential referee reports attesting to their suitability as a candidate for the degree and their capacity to complete the thesis. At least one must be an academic reference; one may relate to the applicant’s professional experience; and
  4. satisfy English language requirements as set out in the Appendix to the Admission Rules for postgraduate coursework programs.

2. Definitions

“Thesis” means a substantial and focused research report of approximately 70,000 words that makes an original and significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and practice in some aspect of the education profession.

“Dissertation” means a research report of approximately 35,000 words, reporting the pursuit of a sustained research project which primarily makes an original contribution to educational practice.

3. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

3.1 A student may pursue a research pathway or a coursework and research pathway.

3.2 To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings.

 

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicates in parentheses where applicable.

Research Pathway

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD705 20 Research Problem Exploration in Context
EDFD706 20 Literature and Theoretical Critique
EDFD707 20 Research Paradigms, Methodologies and Methods

and

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDCU705 30 EdD Thesis Part 1 (Part-time)
EDCU704 30 EdD Thesis Part 2 (Part-time)
EDCU703 120 EdD Thesis Part 3 (Part-time)

or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDCU701 180 EdD Thesis Part 3 (Full-time)

Coursework and Research Pathway

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD708 20 Education and Globalisation
EDFD709 20 Learning, Development and Educational Practice
EDFD710 20 Spiritual and Ethical Dimensions of Education
EDFD714 20 Research Problem Exploration in Context
EDFD715 20 Literature and Theoretical Critique
EDFD716 20 Research Paradigms, Methodologies and Methods
EDFD711 40 Dissertation A
EDFD712 40 Dissertation B
EDFD713 40 Dissertation C


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.

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