MC039 - Master of Education

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Plan: MC039P8 - Master of Education
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Education
Award abbreviation: MEd
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 18 months full-time/3 semesters/3 years part-time-6 semesters
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Education (360H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 070100
CRICOS code: 060831G

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Objectives of the program

The program has been designed to further develop your knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching and enhance your ability to apply this new knowledge as a professional in a diverse range of educational and industry-based settings. The program also offers opportunities for you to incorporate a research focus in your learning, thus preparing you for further studies. The program aims to engage you with issues of local and international relevance. Upon completion you will have the skills, knowledge and capabilities to work effectively across a range of educational, commercial and community settings in a range of management, leadership and educational roles.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

If you follow the research pathway in this program, you may be eligible to go into a Doctoral program.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: An Australian undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, or its equivalent. Applicants with significant work experience or professional practice may also be considered.

International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 (no band less than 6.5)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 600 (TWE 5.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 100 with minimum of 24 in writing and 22 in all other sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 65 (no band less than 58)
  • Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE): CAE Grade B
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs: (Advanced 2 certificate pre-2011)
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External accreditation and industry links

Graduates of the program are employed both here and overseas in management positions in educational institutions, for example School and TAFE colleges; in government as project managers and as teachers in the field. A number of graduates go on to Doctoral programs including PhD studies in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

The School of Education has an established reputation for providing educational and vocational leadership in creating knowledge for the future through work with client groups within schools, communities and enterprises. As a student in this program you will be encouraged and supported to further these links and networks in your learning through your engagement with educational theory and reflective practice which integrates your professional and educational experiences.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

If you wish to borrow items from Victorian academic libraries, you will need to obtain a CAVAL card.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

Any set texts associated with the program will be available for purchase from the RMIT Co-op Bookshop.

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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