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Boost your career with postgrad study at ECU


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You can learn with leaders with postgraduate study at ECU.

You may already have a bachelor’s degree or professional experience. But a postgraduate degree can give you the edge needed to succeed in your chosen career – or transition to a new one.

Experts from Edith Cowan University (ECU) are at the forefront of world-leading research. But far from being locked away in their office or lab, they are translating their findings by teaching today’s professionals for tomorrow’s world.

Future thinking for teachers

School of Education senior lecturer Dr Christine Cunningham identifies trends to help in the education of qualified teachers.

“My research is focusing on schools around the world. We’re trying to figure out which schools are doing it right, understand what we can learn from them and then bring it back to Australia. We want to make teachers and schools here in Australia the best in the world,” Dr Cunningham said.

“At ECU we give you the tools to become an effective teacher and leader in the school environment, so students just love learning.”

If you already have a degree and want to switch to a career in teaching you can study a Master of Teaching, specialising in either early childhood, primary or secondary education. Teachers can also choose to progress from the classroom to a leadership role within the school environment by studying a Master of Education.

Upskill for a business career

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at ECU offers 13 specialisations so you can tailor your course to progress in your profession – or move in a new direction.

School of Business and Law Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Pi-Shen Seet, is researching the entrepreneurial ecosystem, providing the latest insights from start-ups, investors, government, research agencies and universities.

“There is a trend becoming known as ‘Industry 4.0’. This is the fourth revolution in technology that’s going to affect industry and merge cyber technologies with human and physical technologies,” Professor Seet said.

“My students work in teams, across disciplines and in diverse settings, to prepare them for successful careers within a variety of rapidly developing industries that face new challenges every day.”

Flexibility to get your career moving

ECU balances theory and practical learning and provides flexible study options including online, part-time and summer school, which means you can choose how you study, to suit your life and work commitments.

It’s this approach that has seen ECU ranked in the top 2.5 per cent of universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2021.

Take control of your career and apply today: ecuworldready.com.au/postgrad.

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