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Indicative tuition fee information for postgraduate courses (domestic students)

You are viewing indicative tuition fee information for domestic students. If you are an international student click here to calculate indicative tuition fees for your course.

Postgraduate course tuition fees are generally charged at the Full Fee or Domestic Fee Paying rate. Government and University funded scholarships and financial support may be applicable for certain postgraduate courses.

Some general fee information for coursework and research study is provided below.

We recommend you visit our Fees Calculator for a more comprehensive view of the cost of postgraduate courses and units.

Postgraduate by Coursework and Honours

We provide scholarships and awards to students enrolled in an Honours program or Master by coursework.

Scholarships generally have selection criteria, which must be met, and can provide financial support to assist you with education and living expenses.

Higher Degree by Research

At ECU, we are committed to undertaking high quality research and offer a number of scholarships to students undertaking a Doctoral or Master by research degree.

Research scholarships support Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents.

The Research Training Scheme provides tuition fee funding for students in selected research courses. Whilst you remain eligible for this scheme, you will not be required to pay for your tuition fees up-front, nor will you accrue a tuition fee debt for the duration of the course.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian Citizen;
  • an Australian Permanent Resident; or
  • a New Zealand Citizen

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Postgraduate Commonwealth Government Supported Courses

These courses are subsidised by the Australian Government. The Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees called your 'student contribution'. The rate of tuition fees changes annually for these courses.

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Master of Education

This course structure will be available to students commencing the course from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The MEd is equivalent to one and a half years of full-time study and comprises 60 credit points of coursework (4 units) and a Thesis, which is equivalent to 1 year of full-time study.

Coursework Component
Students are required to complete RES5101, EDU6195 plus the Research Preparation units EDU6185 and EDU6186 which are used to develop the research proposal and instruments for the study. Students will work with a supervisor to identify and clarify a thesis topic. Students prepare a detailed proposal that is presented to a graduate seminar involving interested staff and students. Following the graduate seminar, students will submit a detailed research proposal for approval. Ethics clearance is required from the Human Research Ethics Committee before data collection can commence.

Research Thesis Component
The MEd thesis component is equivalent to 1.0 year of full-time of study. The thesis topic can be chosen from areas that relate to the student’s own professional work or from other areas of interest. A high level of scholarship is expected in the MEd by Coursework and Thesis. It is expected that the thesis will make an original contribution to knowledge in a selected field of study. An adapted version of a good quality thesis would be of a standard suitable for publication in a refereed journal. The length of the thesis in its typed final form, excluding references and appendices, would normally be 25,000-35,000 words.

While working on the thesis, students enrol in the research thesis unit EDU6200. Students are required to continue re-enrolling in EDU6200 until the thesis is submitted for examination. Enrolment in EDU6200 is generally at 50% or 100% of full-time enrolment.

UnitDescription Points
Stage 1 (Preliminary)
RES5101Research Preparation: Methods of Research 20
EDU6185Research Preparation: Reviewing the Literature 15
EDU6186Research Preparation: Developing a Research Topic 15
EDU6195Advanced Seminar 10
Stage 2 (Thesis)
EDU6200Master of Education: Thesis 0

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