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Master of Science (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Course code J22

This research-based degree is designed for graduates of a relevant degree, and comprises of coursework followed by a research component.

The interdisciplinary approach of the program recognises that solutions to problems often rely on knowledge gained across traditional disciplines. In the selection of fields of research, students are encouraged to examine the broad perspective within which the problem lies and to adopt problem-solving techniques applicable across disciplines.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

J22

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $21,300

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Early closing date 26-07-2019

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J22

CRICOS code

058044J

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,000

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Early closing date 26-07-2019

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Year 1

Students are required to complete a total of 120 credit points during Year 1. In consultation with their nominated Supervisor(s), and with the approval of the Course Coordinator, students will select a number of appropriate coursework units. At least 40 credit points must be classified as research training-based units of study.

Year 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students are required to continue re-enrolling in the thesis component of their study until the thesis is submitted for examination.
FST6200Master of Science Thesis

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate complex ideas and concepts by designing, using and evaluating research activities.
  2. Communication and disseminate research that makes a contribution to knowledge in science.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery in science.
  4. Use high-level self-management skills to plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $21,300 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $32,000 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Research Associate, Scientist, Science Communicator, Technologist, Computing, Information Science, Security Science, Intelligence, Biology, Environmental Science

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