Graduate Certificate of Educational Research - 2018

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Education.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

D4004

Credit points

24

Abbreviated title

GradCertEdRes

CRICOS code

079582J

Managing faculty

Education

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

D4004 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist
Graduate certificate

Standard duration

0.5 years FT, 1 year PT

You have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Graduate Certificate of Educational Research

Description

This course is designed for students with a first qualification in the education discipline who wish to pursue learning that will allow them to generate new knowledge and understanding through educational research. It orients you to educational research and provides you with an understanding of educational research methodologies and research design. You apply this understanding through the design and implementation of a research project which demonstrates capacity to undertake and communicate research synthesis, analysis and evaluation.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. evaluate educational research with an understanding of the range of research methodologies it exemplifies
  2. define an issue in education and plan an investigable research project
  3. design a project demonstrating understanding of the range of research methodologies available, their relevance to the project and the ethical implications they hold
  4. undertake a significant research project in education
  5. communicate the results of the research project and demonstrate the capacity to adhere to the conventions of research
  6. demonstrate a capacity to synthesise and communicate ideas at an advanced academic level.

Structure

The course consists of two units which will orient you to educational research and provide you with an understanding of educational research approaches and methodologies. You will apply this understanding when you design and implement a research project. It is through this project, leading to a research report of 10,000 words, that you will demonstrate your capacity to undertake and communicate high level research synthesis, analysis and evaluation.

Requirements

The course comprises 24 points structured into two units, each of 12 points.

You must complete:

  • EDF5613 Research approaches in education
  • EDF5614 Research project in education

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-d4004.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Progression to further studies

Graduate research

Graduates who achieve a minimum mark of 70 per cent in each unit may apply for admission to 0079 Doctor of Philosophy.

Graduates who achieve a minimum mark of 65 per cent in each unit may apply for admission to 3204 Master of Education.

Postgraduate coursework

Graduates may be eligible for credit if admitted to the following master's coursework degrees:

  • D6003 Master of Counselling
  • D6002 Master of Education
  • D6004 Master of Leadership
  • D6005 Master of TESOL