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CQ16 - Doctor of Education

Overview

At a glance

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.

Study modes On-Campus, Online
Availability Adelaide; Brisbane; Bundaberg; Cairns; Emerald; Gladstone Marina; Mackay Ooralea; Melbourne; Noosa; Perth; Rockhampton North; Sydney; Townsville; Online Study
Duration 4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Intake dates March, July, November
CRICOS 075084D

Career opportunities

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.

Details

Summary

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.

Why Study Education at CQUniversity

At CQUniversity, our Education courses are innovative and unique in their approach to learning.  They are designed for 21st century learning and are considered to be among the best education courses available in Queensland.  So whether you are looking to start your career or widen and improve your employment prospects, CQUniversity can help you to achieve your goals.

Our courses have been developed in partnership with leading educational authorities, ensuring they are current and relevant to the needs of today's market.  Some of our courses also include professional work placements ensuring you are given the opportunity to put the theory learned into practice so that you have all the necessary practical skills, as well as knowledge, to succeed in your chosen field.

We also offer great flexibility in the delivery of our courses, and staff who are respected leaders in their fields.  In fact, many of our education staff are active researchers in education practice, workplace experiences and school-based curriculum, and are at the forefront of current industry practice.  Some are actively involved in curriculum design for the future.  Above all, every member of our staff is committed to guiding and supporting you throughout your learning journey.

There are several specialisations offered in our education courses, including early childhood education, primary education and secondary and vocational education and training.  Whatever course you choose, at CQUniversity we can help to make a real difference to your career and life.

So take advantage of the benefits we offer – a supportive environment, flexible courses and experienced staff – and let CQUniversity provide you with a personal passport to professional success.

Structure and assessment

Program 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.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Doctor of Education course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

Academic Requirement

You must hold a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with first or second class honours; or a masters degree with substantial element of research work.

Find out more about research requirements.

English Requirement

Minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual band score of less than 6.0.

Find out more about English requirements.

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Estimated first year fee: $25 324
Estimated full course cost: $110 783

At CQUniversity, we are committed to making education accessible to everyone. That is why on top of offering multiple pathways for entry to our courses and a generous variety of scholarships, we also offer highly competitive fees. When referring to course fees for international students, please note the following:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars AU$.
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • The final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course. This estimate assumes a full-time study load.
  • The typical total course fee is an estimate of the tuition fees for the whole course. This estimate is based on typical unit enrolments in each year of the course, with indexation of the international subject fees at six per cent per annum for every additional year of study. Total course fees assume students complete no more than the course duration indicated.
  • International students can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on campus in Australia may only take 25 per cent of their entire course by online study, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

You may refer to the International Courses and Fees 2019 to see the full list.

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

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

Do I need to register to apply?

Yes. Registering with iStart will allow you to do the following:

  • Complete your application
  • Monitor the status of your application
  • Receive an offer
  • Accept your offer.
Can iStart accept applications for all courses?

Yes, iStart can accept applications for all courses including English, vocational, undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and Research Higher Degrees (RHD).

You can apply to study English language only, or for both English language and academic course at the same time.

If your chosen academic course is available by online study, you can choose Distance Education on the relevant screen when you apply.

How many times can I apply?

You can only submit one application. If you change your mind about the course you are applying for, please log into iStart and send an email to the International Admissions Team through the system or email  international-admissions@cqu.edu.au.

How do I apply for credit?

You can apply for credit within iStart. Instructions are provided on the relevant screen.

What type of supporting documents do I have to provide?

You will need to provide certified* copies of the supporting documents below:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Translations of academic transcripts (if original documents are in a language other than English)
  • Personal identification document e.g. passport
  • Evidence that you meet the English requirement e.g. an English test result.

If you do not have your latest academic transcript, please provide a copy of your most recent academic transcript. The International Admissions Team will be in contact if they need further information or documentation.

* A certified copy is a photocopy of the original document with a certification stamp that includes the certifier's printed name, title or position, signature and date of notary. It may be from a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Declaration, a contracted agent of CQUniversity or the issuing authority of institution.

Is there an application fee?

There is no application fee.

Can I apply for the International Student Scholarship through iStart?

Yes. During the application, you will be able to indicate if you would like to apply for an International Student Scholarship. You may find more information on the International Student Scholarship, including the selection criteria on our website.

Can I apply for a Research Higher Degree (RHD) scholarship through iStart?

No. To apply for a Research Higher Degree (RHD) scholarship, you must use the Research Scholarship online application form. Please check what is available on the Research Scholarships page or email rhd-admin@cqu.edu.au with any queries. Please note that the RHD scholarship rounds are only open twice a year.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREE?

Research Higher Degree candidates apply via iStart with an Expression of Interest which asks you to select your course and location, along with providing a brief description of your proposed research topic. Expression of Interest must be submitted by the prospective candidate.

Depending upon the outcome of your Expression of Interest, you may be invited to submit a full application for admission as a research higher degree candidate. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.

How long will it take to assess my application?

Once we receive all required supporting documents, it will take approximately 10 to 14 working days to process.

How will I be notified of my application outcome?

You can log into iStart to check the status of your application. You will receive an email from the International Admissions Team notifying you of the outcome of your application.

Who can I contact to discuss my application?

Please email the International Admissions Team at international-admissions@cqu.edu.au.

Who can I contact if I am experiencing technical difficulties with the system?

Please email the International Admissions Team at international-admissions@cqu.edu.au describing the issue.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Register your interest