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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleMOrgLead
CRICOS code043567E
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton, Singapore)
Multi-modal (Clayton)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 2888 or email claytoncourseinfo@education.monash.edu.au.

Course coordinator

Dr Nicholas Allix

Description

This course is designed for professionals working in a range of human service and corporate sector organisations who wish to gain an all-purpose qualification in organisational leadership.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will have:

  • gained knowledge and understanding of recent research and/or professional developments related to their program of study
  • completed assignment tasks which demonstrate the ability to engage at an advanced academic level with topics relating to the specific unit being studied
  • acquired the ability to undertake a major and original piece of work set in a scholarly context and presented according to faculty guidelines (for students undertaking the thesis option)
  • acquired skills in the research methodologies appropriate to their field of interest (for students aspiring to undertake studies at doctoral level).

Structure

Students are required to successfully complete core units and one of the following three options:

  • option one: six units
  • option two: five units plus EDF6010 Professional project A or EDF6020 Professional project B (8000 words)
  • option three: four units plus a research thesis (16,000 words).

Requirements

Option 1

Students complete:

  • four core units
  • an appropriate 12-point research unit selected from the faculty suite of research methodology units
  • any 12-point elective units selected from the units offered within the education postgraduate coursework studies programs

Option 2

Students complete:

  • four core units
  • an appropriate 12-point research unit selected from the faculty suite of research methodology units
  • EDF6010 Professional project A or EDF6020 Professional project B (8000 words) (12 points)

Option 3

Students complete:

  • three core units
  • an appropriate 12-point research unit selected from the faculty suite of research methodology units
  • EDF6031 Masters thesis part 1, and EDF6032 Masters thesis part 2 (16,000 words) (totalling 24 points)

Research thesis

The research core unit is a corequisite for the research thesis. It may be taken concurrently with the research thesis or completed prior to the commencement of the research thesis.

Core units

Research methodology units

  • EDF6005 Reading, interpreting and communicating research (12 points)
  • EDF6006 Introduction to quantitative research methods (12 points)
  • EDF6007 Qualitative approaches to research (12 points)
  • EDF6008 Working with theory in research (12 points)
  • EDF6009 Special topic in research (12 points)
  • EDF6012 Specific focus in research A (6 points)
  • EDF6013 Specific focus in research B (6 points)

Alternative exit(s)

Students who choose not to complete the full program may be eligible to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate in Organisational Leadership or a Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership after consultation with the course adviser.

Award(s)

Master in Organisational Leadership