Master of Learning Sciences and Technology

This is an innovative program that caters to current and prospective e-learning professionals, as well as students who seek to forge a research career in ICT-supported learning.

The design and management of eLearning systems and programs is a complex task that requires specialist skills and well-founded understanding of how people and organisations learn, and how they can learn more effectively with the help of technology.

The course coordinators are international leaders in ICT-supported education. They give invited presentations and consult on eLearning quality and strategy for large multinational, government and educational organisations in Australia, Europe and North America.

The program is available at master, graduate diploma and graduate certificate levels. At the master's level, it is available in two streams; professional and research.

Course convenor

Professor Michael Jacobson
T 02 90367671
Room 252, Education Building, A35
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Course rules

 

Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology

Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology

Master of Learning Sciences and Technology


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

XG009

Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology

XF011

Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology

XC035

Master of Learning Sciences and Technology

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology
(c)
the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. 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.
(2)
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.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the Table of Units of Study for the Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma/Master of Learning Sciences and Technology.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology a candidate must complete 24 credit points of core units of study from the Table.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology a candidate must complete 36 credit points, comprising:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study listed in the Table; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units of study chosen from the Table.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising the units of study prescribed for either the Professional or Research pathway:
(a)
The Professional pathway requires the completion of:
(i)  24 credit points of core units of study listed in the Table; and
(ii)  24 credit points of elective units of study chosen from the Table.
(b)
The Research pathway requires the completion of:
(i)  24 credit points of core units of study listed in the Table; and
(ii)  24 credit points of elective units of study chosen from the Table, including 12 credit points of Dissertation units of study.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2013 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2013 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2013 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2018 and provided that there is no suspension of candidature, in which case the candidature for any period shall proceed under the by-laws and resolutions in force at the time of re-enrolment. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.