Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Professional)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The design and management of e-learning systems and programs is a complex task that requires specialist skills and a well-founded understanding of how people and organisations learn, and how they can learn more effectively with the help of technology. Our Master of Learning Sciences and Technology will help you rise to the challenges of this cutting edge field where education meets technology. The course has two pathways, professional and research. The professional pathway will appeal to you if you're looking to work as a learning and development manager, an instructional designer, a multimedia learning designer or a learning strategist. The research pathway will suit you if you want to conduct research in ICT-supported learning or if you're planning to progress to a higher degree by research. If you pursue the research pathway you'll complete a dissertation (12 credit points) on a topic chosen in consultation with your supervisor along with core units of study in psychology and the design of technology-supported learning, emerging educational technologies and research frontiers.

Course outline


Study plan


Master of Learning Science and Technology students are required to complete 48 credit points (cp), comprising units prescribed for either the professional or research pathway. The professional pathway requires the completion of 24cp of core units (4 units of study), 18cp (3 units of study) that are compulsory, including 2 special project units, and 6cp (1 unit of study) elected from the unit of study table. The research pathway requires the completion of 24cp of core units of study, 6cp of compulsory units, one 6cp elective unit of study and 12cp of dissertation units of study from the table.

Further course information

Progression rules

Under normal progression, a student shall undertake and successfully complete all units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester as prescribed for the course. Students are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other related activities prescribed for their units of study.

Capstone experience

Professional pathway candidates complete a project (12 credit points) (cp) and research pathway candidates complete a dissertation (12cp), both over two semesters on an approved topic under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Upon completion of the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology, you will have gained the skills required to meet the needs of future e-learning professionals as well as those working in industry, government and education who are seeking to advance their careers. Graduates will also be equipped to pursue a career in ICT-supported learning.

Further study

The University of Sydney is Australia's premier research University, and the faculty is a world-class research centre in the humanities, human services and related fields. Several higher research degrees are available within the Faculty of Education and Social Work, including Doctor of Philosophy [link], Doctor of Education [link], Doctor of Social Work [link], Master of Philosophy in Education [link], Master of Philosophy in Social Work [link], and Master of Education (Research) [link].

Other study options

The Faculty of Education and Social Work offers a wealth of experience and expertise in the development and delivery of professional development activities. Please visit us [link] http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/professional_learning/index.shtml to find out about the range of consultancy and customised programs, conferences, colloquia and symposia, and professional learning courses offered by the Faculty.

Admission

Admission requirements

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit. Admission to candidature for these courses requires:
(a) a Bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, in Education, Computer Science and Technology, Information Technology, Arts (Informatics) or Psychology, or equivalent qualification; or
(b) a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either relevant postgraduate studies or one year's full-time professional experience in a field relevant to the course content; or
(c) in the case of the Graduate Diploma, completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology of the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification; or
(d) in the case of the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology, completion of the embedded Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology of the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.

In exceptional circumstances, the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. On-time applications for the March Semester close on the last working day of November. On-time applications for the July Semester close on the last working day in June. Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Professional).

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Professional).

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.