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Doctor of Education - CQ16

The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a doctoral course of supervised research and research tasks designed for professional practitioners/educators, comprising structured research tasks; proposal development, and a thesis component.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

3/143

DURATION

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Distance, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville

CRICOS

075084D

The Doctor of Education is a course of supervised research and study that may be undertaken in a range of possible fields. Your research will lead to the submission of a thesis, which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. This contribution can be in the form of new knowledge, or of significant and original adaptation, application and interpretation of existing knowledge. The course is governed by the Course Rules for Masters Degrees by Research, which provides details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.

The Research Higher Degrees Course Guide provides detailed information about eligibility, benefits provided by CQUniversity, and the application, selection and offer process. The Research Higher Degree Flyer provides detail on Offshore Research for international students at CQUniversity.

Core Units 3 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course will normally be undertaken by candidates through full-time study over 4 years or part-time study over 8 years.

Candidates will complete four research-oriented tasks in consultation with their supervisor prior to submitting their research proposal. Candidates are also required to defend their research proposal to a Doctor of Education panel prior to progressing to the thesis component.


UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.


CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

QUALITY EDUCATION, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

WIDE CHOICE OF STUDY AREAS

Select from allied health, accounting, aviation, business, digital media, education, engineering, hospitality, human resource management, information systems and technology, management, nursing, psychology, science, tourism, transport and safety sciences, social innovation and more to suit your personal interests and career goals.

EXPERIENCE AND SUPPORT 
CQUniversity's strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with a disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

ONLINE STUDY 

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences. Benefit from the flexibility to study online in your home country.

GRADUATE WORK READY

Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work-integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation's best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation's most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve. 

LIFE-LONG LEARNING

You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 1 - 2022Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 2 - 2021Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 2 - 2022Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 3 - 2021Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 3 - 2022Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2022Available Online

IELTS Academic: 6.5 with no individual band score of less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 79 with no score less than 21

Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 62 with no score less than 54

A person may be considered for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Education if the person:

· has not less than five years of professional experience in education;

· has fulfilled such other requirements as the Committee may determine from time to time; and

· has qualified for the degree of Master of Education (Research), a coursework Masters degree; or

· has been awarded the Bachelor of Learning Management with a minimum of Honours IIA at CQUniversity; or

· has such other qualifications and experience as are considered by the Committee to be equivalent to or an adequate substitute for any of the qualifications listed above.

Security Requirements

Not applicable

Health Requirements

Not applicable

Assumed Knowledge

The Doctor of Education is a program of research and study, undertaken independently and with guidance from two academic supervisors.

A higher degree by research is usually required for an academic career or a professional career in research. Many other discipline-specific employment opportunities exist as employers recognise the skills developed through a degree by research course are widely applicable in the workplace.

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.

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I received the Australia Awards Scholarship, as well as additional research funds, enabling me to purchase laboratory chemicals and to attend domestic and international conferences. CQUni is generous to their students and this made my study feasible.

Do Van Huong

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

RESEARCH AT CQUNI

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