CL85 - Master of Educational Neuroscience

Overview

Course Overview

This course is for anyone involved in education - whether as a teacher, an academic, a psychologist, a parent –who is interested in cutting edge neuroscientific evidence that will immediately inform and improve practice.

You will learn how to create optimal learning experiences using brain-friendly approaches that will improve achievements and wellness. Areas that you will learn about include our social brain, optimising learning and memory, neuroplasticity, genes and epigenetics, addressing stress, linking brain research with teaching and learning strategies, and teaching students about their brain and how it works.

This course will help you to develop research skills and critically evaluate research in educational neuroscience. Culminating activities use project-based learning to further enhance your expertise. The course content and assessments are brain-friendly as you will soon discover! Study in a student-friendly online learning environment that is self-paced and fits into your lifestyle.

Career Information

Graduates of the Master of Educational Neuroscience have highly specialised knowledge and skills in educational neuroscience that they can apply in their professional practice. Graduates have an understanding of contemporary research and practice that they may use to maximise learning and wellness for the learners with whom they work, as well as for themselves and colleagues. In some instances, graduates wish to use the Master of Educational Neuroscience as evidence for continuing professional development requirements and/or advancement in their field. Graduates may also seek employment in a related work area where their educational expertise may be used more fully to meet career aspirations.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MEdNeuroSc
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)
Course Fees
  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee - $15,132.00
  • International Indicative First Term Fee - $8,400.00
  • International Indicative First Year Fee - $16,800.00

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?

Domestic Availability

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2023

Online

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2021

Online

Overseas Availabilities

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2023

Online

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2021

Online
For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree or higher equivalent qualification with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in the facilitation of learning of others; OR
  • A CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Educational Neuroscience; OR
  • Current Teacher Registration with an Australian State or Territory teacher registration authority (or equivalent).

Employment experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between the final examination date and the date of commencement of the study and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

Not applicable.

Health Requirements

Not applicable.

Assumed Knowledge

The course is 1200 hours. This is a hyperflexible course that is available 24/7 and 365 days a year to support the self-paced study by students.

Fees and Charges
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  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee - $15,132.00
  • International Indicative First Term Fee - $8,400.00
  • International Indicative First Year Fee - $16,800.00
Higher Education
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CM11 - Graduate Certificate in Educational Neuroscience
Exit Awards CM11 - Graduate Certificate in Educational Neuroscience
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 90
2020 53
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Synthesise evidence-based research from Educational Neuroscience to enhance professional practice
  • 2. Analyse critically and communicate specialised knowledge and skills in Educational Neuroscience to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • 3. Apply specialised knowledge and skills from Educational Neuroscience in professional practice exhibiting expert judgment, responsibility and autonomy.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
More Details
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