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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.  

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

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.

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.

Career Pathways

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.

Domestic students

International students

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