Bachelor of Education with Honours

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 6:02 AM on Thu, 14 October

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International snapshot

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

LocationTeaching period
OnlineTerm  1

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.

Australian/Domestic students

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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

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

Recognise and appreciate 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

Apply an advanced mastery of a distinctive 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

Recognise and appreciate the value of professional learning and reflective practice to ongoing personal and professional development.

Demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability, responsibility and accountability in educational settings

Present a lucid exposition of knowledge and ideas to various audiences using appropriate scholarly and academic literacies, 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

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Education with Honours, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points).

Class of Honours

This degree may be awarded in the following classes:

  1. First Class;
  2. Second Class (Division 1);
  3. Second Class (Division 2); or
  4. Third Class.

The class of Honours will be determined from an overall result based on 25% on the average final mark for the units EDUC6001 and EDUC6006 and 75% on the final mark for the unit EDUC4009.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC6006Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
EDUC6001Literature Review in Education: Known Unknowns
EDUC4004Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part A
EDUC4005Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part B
EDUC4006Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part A
EDUC4007Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part B
EDUC4008Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part A
EDUC4009Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part B


Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Part-time students need to complete the two coursework units prior to commencing the Thesis units. Contact course coordinator for course progression details.
EDUC6001Literature Review in Education: Known Unknowns
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesbe undertaking 1207286 - Master of Teaching or 3507292 - Bachelor of Education with Honours
EDUC4004Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part A
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisitesEDU10172 - Extended Education Project
EDUC6006Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2
N/A
EDUC4005Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part B
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisitesEDU10172 - Extended Education Project
EDUC4006Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part A
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisitesEDU10172 - Extended Education Project
EDUC4007Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part B
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisitesEDU10172 - Extended Education Project
EDUC4008Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part A
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Anti-requisitesEDU10172 - Extended Education Project
EDUC4009Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part B
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Anti-requisitesEDU10172 - Extended Education Project


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