Course Description

The design and management of e-learning systems is a complex task that requires specialist skills and an understanding of how people and organisations learn. This 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 research degree.

You will complete a dissertation 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.

If you are a future e-learning professional or already working in industry, government and education and are seeking to advance your career in the field of e-learning/technology-supported learning, you may wish to consider the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Professional) pathway.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 total course cost.
International Students: $40,000 per year full-time


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 61.8% (national average 68.9%)
Improved skills: 83.8% (national average 80.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.5% (national average 79.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 93.9% (national average 82.9%)
Studying full time: 5.9% (national average 5.8%)
Median full time salary: $102,500 (national average $87,600)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 054857D
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MALESCTE2RES

Entry Requirements