Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBEd (Hons)
CRICOS code067731M
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Clayton, Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • The course of study must be completed in a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 4 years.


The course is designed for those who have completed their undergraduate degree and see their future in educational research. It also offers a direct pathway to doctoral studies.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • understand various research approaches in education and related fields of inquiry
  • display a high level of content mastery in a substantive issue or problem domain within education
  • demonstrate the capacity to design, frame, conduct and report a small-scale inquiry in education.

Entry requirements

Students will be eligible for admission to the Honours degree of Bachelor of Education within five years of the year of completion of a relevant undergraduate degree, e.g. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary). Normally, students must achieve an average grade of distinction or higher in the final two years of their undergraduate studies.


This course consists of coursework units approved by the supervisor and honours course leader, and a research project and submission of a thesis (12,000 to 16,000 words).


Coursework units

Students select:

  • an appropriate 12-point research unit from the faculty's research methodology units
  • a substantive or advanced 12-point theory unit.


Progression to further studies

Graduates of this course may be eligible to proceed to a master's course by research or PhD program.


Honours degree of Bachelor of Education