Courses & Units

Course rules for E7K Master of Education (Science Education)


1. Candidates for the degree shall be qualified for entry if they are holders of an education degree offered by recognised tertiary education providers.

2. Candidates for the degree shall complete the Master of Education (Science Education) requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one and a half years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than four years part-time study from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

The Master of Education (Science Education) consists of 2 pathways: Chemistry and Physics

3. To qualify for the degree pathways, the candidate shall pass twelve units comprising:

(a) Chemistry:

* a core of four units: EMT698, ESG747, ESH755 and EMT525;

* four chemistry discipline units, two other science discipline units and two mathematics units.

(b) Physics:

* a core of three units: EMT698, ESG747, and ESH755;

* four physics discipline units, two other science discipline units and three mathematics units.

4. The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedule A accompanying these specifications.

5. Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the School of Education and as summarised in Schedule A.

6. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.

7. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

8. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the School may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.


9. The School may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

10. These specifications shall take effect on 1 July 2018 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently: and to any candidates who, having commenced their studies for the Master of Education (Science Education) prior to that date, have not passed in any units towards the Master of Education (Science Education) by that date.

11. Candidates who have passed in appropriate units towards the Master of Education (Science Education) under the specifications in force prior to 1 July 2018 will be entitled to transfer to the degree with full equivalent credit, or to graduate in accordance with those Master of Education specifications operating at the time of their admission to candidature.

12. Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements (such as required majors) and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the School shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

13. The approved abbreviation for the Master of Education (Science Education) shall be M.Ed(Sc Ed).