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Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology

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Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology is intended to meet the needs of future and current e-learning professionals, working in both the government and education sectors who are seeking to advance their careers in the field of e-learning or technology-supported learning.

You will complete core units of study introducing you to the learning sciences, educational design methodologies, innovative practice and emerging ICT, and a systems view of learning and change. You will then pursue a pathway of either professional or research elective study.

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.  

Specialisations

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

What you'll study

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology you are required to complete 36 credit points, comprising:

  • 4 units of study (24 credit points) of core units; and
  • 2 units of study (12 credit points) of elective units.

Units of Study

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a full-time student completes prescribed units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester. Part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Admission requirement

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology will hold:

  • a Bachelor's degree in Education, Computer Science and Technology, Information Technology, Arts (Informatics) or Psychology AND relevant postgraduate studies or one year's full-time professional experience in relevant field; or
  • a Bachelor's degree and relevant postgraduate studies or a Bachelor's degree AND two year's full-time professional experience in a relevant field; or
  • completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology of the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.

Course opportunities

If you pursue the research pathway, you'll complete a dissertation (12 credit points) on a topic chosen in consultation with your supervisor. Subject to meeting progression requirements in the Graduate Diploma, you may apply to transfer to the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates will have gained the skills suited 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 as well as students pursing a research career in ICT-supported learning.

Future study options

Continue onto the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


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

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


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

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. 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.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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