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Overview

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.

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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

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. 

Standard 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. 

Standard closing dates:

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.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

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:

  •  a minimum of four core units of study, and
  • a minimum of one elective unit of study;
  • plus one capstone unit of study;
  • and a maximum of two units of study of postgraduate Education units which can be chosen from any designation within the Master of Education program.

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.

Capstone (compulsory project)

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.

Admission requirement

Admission to candidature for the Master of Education (Digital Technologies) requires:
  • a Bachelor of Education from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either the completion of postgraduate studies, or professional experience equivalent to one year full-time in a field considered by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work to be appropriate to the program of study; or

  • a bachelor's degree and either the Diploma in Education or Bachelor of Teaching or Master of Teaching from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either the completion of postgraduate studies in Education, or professional experience equivalent to two years’ full-time in a field considered by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work to be appropriate to the program of study.

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.

Professional accreditation

This course does not lead to professional recognition.

Future study options

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).

Career pathways

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.

Domestic students

International students

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