Research professional doctorate
The Doctor of Education is a professionally-oriented degree for those who wish to further their careers in education or become professional researchers in educational settings. It is specifically designed for the professional development of those who work in the area of education and training. It aims to promote an informed and analytical approach to educational thought, practice and evaluation. Theory and research are both included to promote expertise and excellence in an area of educational significance.
Wagga Wagga Campus
On campus (also available to international students)
Full-time: 2 years minimum/4 years maximum
Part-time: 2 years minimum/8 years maximum
Entry requirements are as follows:
• a Bachelor degree in Education or a cognate discipline at Honours Class 1 or Honours Class 2 Division 1 level plus additional studies, if required, as determined by the Faculty of Education;
• a Master degree in Education at Honours level or a Research Master degree in Education together with additional studies, if required, as determined by the Faculty of Education;
• a coursework Master degree with a credit average, provided that the equivalent of three subjects in educational research methodology have been satisfactorily completed (two of these may be completed concurrently with the doctoral program) and the candidate has proven writing skills;
• other qualifications acceptable to the Faculty of Education and the Board of Graduate Studies.
• Candidates must have been engaged in professional education and training practice for at least five years.
To graduate, candidates must satisfactorily complete 192 points (four doctoral subjects and a thesis).
Students complete four 16-point subjects as follows:
EEB703 Work-related Learning**
EEB706 Global and Local Issues in Education
EEE701 Evaluation in Education**
ERT704 Preparing a Research Proposal
**Candidates may obtain permission to complete a doctoral subject at another university in lieu of EEE701 or EEB703
Candidates must submit a thesis which will not normally exceed 60,000 words on a subject related to a significant aspect of education. During the period of completion of the thesis, students enrol in the following subject:
ERT711 Doctoral Thesis (128 points)
Note: Students are required to have successfully completed three research methodology subjects (or be able to demonstrate competence in them) prior to admission to the program; or, in approved cases, complete no more than two of the subjects while enrolled in the program (but prior to commencing the thesis).
On campus attendance
Each candidate is required to attend CSU for up to five days in fourth session on an individually negotiated basis for their research proposal hearing and defence.
Dr Kennece Coombe
Murray Education Unit
Telephone: (02) 6051 6759
Facsimile: (02) 6051 6985