Bachelor of Education (Honours)

2020 course information for Domestic Students
2020 course information for International Students

updated 10:58 AM on Thu, 15 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
1 year full-time
Location
Online
Start date
March, July
Course code
3507292
Course abbreviation
BEd(Hons)
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Course overview

Honours candidates are postgraduate students. Typically, to be eligible for acceptance in the Honours program, a GPA of 5.5 or more from the candidate’s undergraduate degree is required. Please contact the Honours Coordinator for more information.

The Bachelor of Education (Honours) is a year of study that is undertaken following the successful completion of an undergraduate education degree. It enables students to:

  • extend the depth of their education degree (as an expert educator)
  • enhance their career pathways
  • develop a basis for gaining entry into an education PhD program.

The highest performing education students will be accepted to the Honours program. Upon successful completion, they will have an excellent chance of being admitted to a PhD program through the School of Education. Some Honours graduates may also be able to obtain scholarships for their PhD studies.

The Honours degree includes units in educational research skills and research methodology that assists students to conduct a significant research project on a topic of their interest. Generally this research project will be presented in the form of a written thesis. A supervisor (an experienced academic) will closely guide and support Honours students in undertaking their research project (thesis) from concept through to completion. In all respects, Honours students in the School of Education will be regarded as budding researchers where they will contribute significantly to the research culture in the School. 

Further information, including details about the two School of Education scholarships available for Honours students, can be accessed from the Honours Information page.

Download the Honours Handbook.

Honours candidates are postgraduate students. Typically, to be eligible for acceptance in the Honours program, a GPA of 5.5 or more from the candidate’s undergraduate degree is required. Please contact the Honours Coordinator for more information.

The Bachelor of Education (Honours) is a year of study that is undertaken following the successful completion of an undergraduate education degree. It enables students to:

  • extend the depth of their education degree (as an expert educator)
  • enhance their career pathways
  • develop a basis for gaining entry into an education PhD program.

The highest performing education students will be accepted to the Honours program. Upon successful completion, they will have an excellent chance of being admitted to a PhD program through the School of Education. Some Honours graduates may also be able to obtain scholarships for their PhD studies.

The Honours degree includes units in educational research skills and research methodology that assists students to conduct a significant research project on a topic of their interest. Generally this research project will be presented in the form of a written thesis. A supervisor (an experienced academic) will closely guide and support Honours students in undertaking their research project (thesis) from concept through to completion. In all respects, Honours students in the School of Education will be regarded as budding researchers where they will contribute significantly to the research culture in the School. 

Further information, including details about the two School of Education scholarships available for Honours students, can be accessed from the Honours Information page.

Download the Honours Handbook.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

About the course

Domestic students

LocationSession
Online1, 2

International students

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Applications are not available for 2020. Please select a different year above or see Course Options for courses currently offered.

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of theoretical concepts of Education

Demonstrate the ability to undertake research and scholarship under supervision

Demonstrate the ability to identify and investigate solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence

Demonstrate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understandings and creative responses to challenges in Education

Demonstrate an appreciation of the value of a commitment to social justice, human rights, ethics and sustainability in scholarship, research and professional practice

Adhere to the ethical issue(s) relevant to research questions and methodologies

Demonstrate and apply an advanced mastery of a body of knowledge and of related theoretical concepts in an area of Education

Demonstrate an ability to apply competently technical skills related to research project design and methodology

Demonstrate an appreciation of the value of professional learning and reflective practice to ongoing personal and professional development.

Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability, responsibility and accountability in educational settings

Demonstrate an ability to present a lucid exposition of knowledge and ideas to various audiences, orally and in written format

Apply educational practices that are informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence, global perspectives, inclusivity and respect for the rights of all persons.


Assessment methods

The coursework units are assessed through two assignments each, evaluated by the unit marker, as per the published rubric in the Unit Information Guide and on the unit site. The results in the coursework units constitute 25% of the final Honours level calculation. The thesis that is produced by the candidate is examined by two examiners, chosen by the Honours supervisor. One or more of these examiners may be external to Southern Cross University. The thesis is evaluated according to a rubric in the Honours Handbook, published in the Honours Handbook.

Teaching methods

This program is delivered online, including the course work units and consultation with supervisors. Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit and with each individual supervisor.

Career opportunities

A key aim of the Honours degree is to foster the next generation of academics in education. An Honours degree enables graduates to:

  • specialise in a field of education whereby working towards becoming an expert teacher
  • gain entry into a PhD program
  • work as an educational officer or coordinator in departments of education or non-profit education providers
  • work towards becoming a junior academic in a school or faculty of education.

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Domestic future
students

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International future
students

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Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
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Course requirements

To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Education (Honours) a candidate shall successfully complete not less than the equivalent of eight (8) units (96 credit points) comprising:


Course structure




Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit

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