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.
School management; Educational psychology; Human resources; Educational research
3 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time
2016 ATAR / OP
72.55 / 12
2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
|Fees||CSP / International|
|Total Credit Points||144|
A candidate shall:
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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.
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.
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|
Award of Degree
Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Educational Studies.
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.
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.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
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.
Graduates will be able to transmit educational and discipline-related knowledge to others in a clear and coherent manner.
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.
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.
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
New domestic students to UNE apply to study on-campus through UAC or QTAC
New domestic students to UNE apply to study off-campus direct to UNE and
Former or current domestic UNE students apply to study on or off campus direct to UNE
International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).