ECU understands that your life is already busy and that postgraduate study must fit around existing commitments, such as family and work. It's why ECU provides flexible study options.
In the most recent Good Universities Guide survey, ECU graduates rated their postgraduate experience five stars for:
Postgraduate study at ECU is split into to streams of programs – Coursework or Research.
Coursework programs can be completed in six months such as a Graduate Certificate; a year for a Graduate Diploma; or Masters by Coursework can be completed in two years.
A Graduate Certificate is a great way to diversify your current skills and knowledge with courses of only three or four units. The best part is you can complete them in as little as six months of full-time study. Some Graduate Certificates require a completed Bachelor degree, while others are available to people with five years or more experience in the field. A completed Graduate Certificate is a recognised pathway into other postgraduate coursework programs.
Graduate Diplomas comprise eight units in a particular discipline. They are available to who have completed a Bachelor degree in any field and now wish to complete the equivalent of a major in another field, without attempting a second undergraduate degree. Graduate Diplomas generally require one year of full-time study.
Masters by Coursework
Masters by Coursework degrees provide a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice, and knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of work and/or learning. Course length varies, depending on the level of your previous qualification and if that qualification is in the same discipline as the Masters course.
A research degree involves the production of a written body of work that makes an original contribution to knowledge, normally known as a thesis. The research will be developed over a period of time and will involve identifying a topic, developing a proposal, conducting the research and producing the thesis.
Masters by Research
Masters by Research degrees can be two years of full-time study depending on the discipline. Most involve one year of coursework or research skills development units before undertaking a year-long research program which results in the submission of a thesis or creative work.
Doctor of Philosophy
Known as a PhD, this study consists of an independent, supervised research project that is assessed on the submission and oral defence of a thesis or creative work and exegesis. The thesis or creative work and exegesis is examined externally and must demonstrate a significant contribution to new knowledge, and an ability to carry out independent research of high quality. The minimum admission requirement is an Honours degree (First or Upper Second Class) or a Master by Research.
Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)
The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) is a research degree commencing with a cohort-based foundation year of research preparation, followed by an independent, supervised research project. The subjects covered in the first year support the development of the research project and include generic research training and discipline-specific units. These provide you with strategies for a successful research journey, appropriate research design and methodology, timely completion, and effective writing and communication skills. You must achieve an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 70% in the first year of research preparation to continue into the thesis component of the course. The minimum admission requirement is an Honours degree, a Master by Coursework, or the equivalent in a relevant field from a recognised university. This course is not applicable to School of Engineering and WAPAA.
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