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Bachelor of Education with Honours

Bachelors Honours Degree (C/w)

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    BEd(Hons)

  • Course code

    3507292

  • Credit points

    96


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 Faculty 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 Faculty of Education will be regarded as budding researchers who contribute significantly to the research culture in the Faculty. 

Further information, including details about Faculty of Education scholarships available for Honours students, can be found on the Honours Information page.

Download the Honours Handbook.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of theoretical concepts of Education

Demonstrate the ability to undertake research and scholarship under supervision

GA2: Creativity

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

GA3: Ethical practice

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

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

Present a lucid exposition of knowledge and ideas to various audiences using appropriate scholarly and academic literacies, orally and in written format.

GA7: Cultural competence

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

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Term 1 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

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

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

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.
EDUC6001 Literature Review in Education: Known Unknowns
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites be undertaking 1207286 - Master of Teaching or 3507292 - Bachelor of Education with Honours
EDUC4004 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part A
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisites EDUC4001 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1 of 3)
Enrolment information "This is a continuing unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information."
EDUC6006 Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term2
N/A
EDUC4005 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part B
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisites EDUC4001 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1 of 3)
Enrolment information This is a continuing unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information.
EDUC4006 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part A
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisites EDUC4002 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2 of 3)
Enrolment information This is a continuing unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information.
EDUC4007 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part B
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisites EDUC4002 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2 of 3)
Enrolment information This is a continuing unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information.
EDUC4008 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part A
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Anti-requisites EDUC4003 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3 of 3)
Enrolment information "This is a continuing unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information."
EDUC4009 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part B
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Anti-requisites EDUC4003 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3 of 3)
Enrolment information This is the final thesis unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information.

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC6006 Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
EDUC6001 Literature Review in Education: Known Unknowns
EDUC4004 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part A
EDUC4005 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part B
EDUC4006 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part A
EDUC4007 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part B
EDUC4008 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part A
EDUC4009 Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part B