Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Year and Campus:||2012 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Duration & Credit Points:||Students are expected to complete this research in 1.50 years full time, or equivalent part time.|
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|Course Overview:||The course is a program of professional development catering for the needs of those who wish to take a leadership role in evaluation practice. Such people are normally employed as policy and program planners, trainers, teachers, performance auditors, managers and consultants. They are drawn from public sector organizations (in areas such as education, welfare and health), non-government agencies, business, or from consultants offering evaluation services. The course aims to enable students to become familiar with theories underlying policy and program development, the roles of various types of evaluation as well as key concepts and approaches to evaluation. It will encourage critical review of important issues in the design, conduct and use of evaluation.|
|Objectives:||Students who have completed the Master of Evaluation course will be able to: |
• demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of evaluation theory and practice;
• make effective use of evaluation literature and research;
• apply understandings of evaluation theory and methods to a range of professional settings; and
• demonstrate an appreciation of professional responsibilities and ethical principles that should characterise leaders in the evaluation field.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The Master of Evaluation will consist of two streams. The first is a 100 point coursework stream taken over 12 months full time (or equivalent part time). The second is a 150 points major thesis stream taken over 18 months full time (or equivalent part time). This course entry relates only to the major thesis stream.
Students undertaking the 150-point research stream must complete one compulsory subject EDUC90713 Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches (25 points), and 25 points of other coursework subjects, and also complete a 20,000 word thesis (100 points). Students must achieve an H2A (75% average) in the coursework to proceed to the thesis.
|Subject Options:|| Students must undertake one compulsory subject: |
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Study Period Commencement:
January, Semester 2
|Entry Requirements:||An applicant may be eligible for entry in the Master of Evaluation if the applicant has: |
• an appropriate undergraduate degree in a social or human science, or
• an appropriate postgraduate qualification in social or human science, or
• an undergraduate degree with at least three years of documented relevant work experience.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Graduate School policy to take reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Graduate School’s programs.
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Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit.
|Graduate Attributes:||This course seeks to enable students to achieve the University of Melbourne Graduate Attributes by: |
• Providing a rich learning environment that assists students to think critically, expand their analytical and cognitive skills as well as develop exemplary interpersonal and evaluative decision-making skills;
• Encouraging students to develop a strong sense of intellectual integrity as well as in-depth knowledge of the discipline of evaluation; and
• Promoting an appreciation of the global and interdisciplinary nature of evaluative inquiry as well as their role as future thought leaders in the evaluation profession.
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