In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.
This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.
Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.
About this course
Become a leader in teaching digital technologies at your school.
Enhance your skills and expertise in teaching the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies through our new Master of Education (Digital Technologies).
The program will provide you with an in-depth understanding of fundamental computer science concepts such as digital systems and data representation, algorithm design and implementation through professional development and training, and strategic planning and school leadership.
This program is unique for developing Technological, Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) as well as strategies for leading the adoption and implementation of the new Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.
The program is suitable for aspiring school leaders, and for teachers seeking further accreditation in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Commonwealth Supported Places
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for postgraduate study for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSPs are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.
For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.
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.
Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)
Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 June 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 may apply - check the scholarships website for details.
Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)
The Master of Education (Digital Technologies) will deepen your knowledge and practice of educational theory and research as applied to the teaching of the Australian Curriculum’s Digital Technologies.
You will be taught by leading experts from the Australian Computing Academy, the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, and the Sydney School of Computer Science.
We deliver this flexible program completely online. It is ideal for current and future teachers, educational administrators and researchers in the delivery of digital technologies.
To qualify for the Master of Education (Digital Technologies) you must complete 48 credit points including:
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.
A capstone unit is completed in the final semester of enrolment. It provides an opportunity to integrate ideas and understandings drawn from units of study taken in the course. The capstone is a compulsory requirement and is undertaken by completing a semester-long special project (6 credit points; 6000 words) or a year-long dissertation (12 credit points; 12,000 words).
Students who intend to undertake a higher degree by research (MPhil, PhD, EdD) in future should enrol in the dissertation. Entry requirements apply for this unit of study - consult your Course Coordinator for further details.
If you do not meet the requirements listed above for direct entry to the master’s degree, you may be able to enter via a graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the same subject area and upgrade to the master’s degree after successful completion of the shorter course.
This course does not lead to professional recognition.
The University of Sydney is Australia's premier research university, and the Sydney School of Education and Social Work is a world-class research centre in education, the humanities, human services and related fields. Several higher degrees by research are available within the School, including the Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Master of Philosophy in Education and Master of Education (Research).
Position yourself to take advantage of the rapidly growing demand for teachers qualified in digital technologies. Become a leader in your school in the delivery of digital technologies.