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Master of Science (Science and Mathematics Education)

MSc(Curtin) - MC-SMEC1 Humanities
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or off-campus
Intake February or July

Help to improve the quality of science and mathematics education. 

Duration 1 year full-time

This course is designed to give you an in-depth knowledge of mathematics and science education, an understanding of curriculum development and policy, and real insight into effective classroom teaching. You will gain the practical skills and knowledge to make a positive contribution to science and mathematics education, both nationally and internationally.

What the course involves:

The Master of Science (Science and Mathematics Education) comprises coursework units in science and mathematics education plus a minor project in an area relevant to your own teaching situation.

it provides you with a strong background in learning theory, curriculum development and in providing supervision. You will undertake advanced studies in science, mathematics and technology education, explore educational administration, and science and mathematics research methods. 

Using relevant literature together with your own professional experience, you will also learn conceptual tools for exploring ways in which students understand course curricula. 

Reasons to choose Curtin for this course:

  • Curtin's STEM Education Research Group has an international reputation for excellence in research and development
  • You will experience a range of perspectives
  • It prepares you for a future leadership role in education. 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

A four year undergraduate teaching/education qualification


A three year undergraduate degree in a non-education discipline, and a minimum one year teaching qualification.


The course coordinator will advise you on an appropriate mix of units depending upon your individual needs and circumstances.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $17,600*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 200 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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