Bachelor of Educational Studies

Why study the Bachelor of Educational Studies at UNE?

This is a degree with flexibility, in which you can incorporate a wide range of subjects from across the University. This course offers flexibility in Education career options, giving those candidates with an interest in Education but who do not wish to teach, the option of studying a broad range of Education subjects relating to education as a discipline (non-teaching). In addition, completion of an appropriate number/combination of NESA-approved bridging units, or 48 credit points of Discipline units offered in this course will meet NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)'s 'three Band 5s including English' requirement for admission to an Initial Teacher Education course.

Career Opportunities

School management; Educational psychology; Human resources; Educational research

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

3 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time

FEES

CSP
International

2016 ATAR / OP

72.55 / 12

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation BEdStuds
Course Type Undergraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 3 Years Full-time
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
2016 ATAR 72.55
2016 OP 12
Fees CSP / International
Total Credit Points 144
Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); and

(b) comply the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Academic Colours

Violet (BCC 179)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Bachelor of Educational Studies in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); and
(b) comply the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) three years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 144 credit points including not more than 60 credit points at 100-level and at least 36 credit points at 300-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 48 cps
Listed Units 48 cps
Discipline-based Non-Education Listed Units 48 cps
Total 144 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Educational Studies.

Exit Pathways

Candidates who discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the non-accredited, non-teaching qualification, Diploma in Educational Studies, on completion of 48 credit points at 100-level or above.
Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Diploma in Educational Studies will be subject to current course requirements of the Bachelor of Educational Studies. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University or external body requirements.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Educational Studies aims to provide candidates with:

(1) a broad range of disciplinary studies and a strong focus on aspects related to Educational Studies;

(2) UNE Graduate Attributes:

(i) Knowledge of discipline (includes a global perspective);

(ii) Communication skills;

(iii) Problem solving;

(iv) Information literacy;

(v) Ethical conduct and social responsibility;

(vi) Lifelong learning; and

(vii) Independence and collaboration.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of education as an academic discipline and an understanding of current knowledge in the discipline, and be able to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and responsibility to apply this knowledge to their personal or professional situation;
  2. demonstrate knowledge in a range of discipline areas;
  3. demonstrate a critical and independent understanding of theories and factual content and be able to communicate this in a clear and coherent manner using a variety of written and oral communication modes;
  4. analyse, critically evaluate and communicate ideas and solve problems in the field of study in Education; and
  5. take responsibility for their own learning and collaborate with others within broad parameters.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will have broad and coherent knowledge of one or more areas of education studies and knowledge across a range of discipline areas and will be able to discuss and debate global perspectives of education. They will understand and be able to articulate aspects of the place and importance of education in the Australian and global settings. They will be aware of theories of education that are globally applicable and not only relevant to the Australian setting.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to transmit educational and discipline-related knowledge to others in a clear and coherent manner.

Problem Solving

Graduates will have developed a broad range of problem solving skills, specifically focused on the discipline of education but broadly transferrable to other contexts. They will be able to work collaboratively with others to solve a variety of problems of different degrees of complexity, and also independently by applying their own judgement.

Information Literacy

Graduates will be able to recognise relevant information and use appropriate media, tools and methodologies to locate, access and use information. They will be able to critically evaluate sources of information, its value and validity, and use it to analyse, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems. They will also be familiar with e-learning technologies including Learning Management Systems and electronic media as a means of communication and have developed skills in their use.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will understand and practise the high standards of ethical behaviour associated with the discipline of education. They will demonstrate an understanding of social factors affecting educational outcomes and understand that their personal beliefs and actions impinge on others.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will have developed intellectual capacity and critical thinking skills. They will have demonstrated a capacity for self-directed learning and the skills transferrable to life-long learning.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will have developed the skills to work independently and collaboratively with others to solve complex problems. Graduates will be aware that personal accountability is imperative as it affects the collaborative outcome.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

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International Students

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