Master of Education (STEM)

Approved Abbreviation: MEd(STEM)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1847.1

AQF Level: 9

The Master of Education (STEM) is designed for teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and their capacity to plan, deliver and evaluate effectively integrated STEM learning experiences. Graduates will have specialised skills to enable them to critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise multi-disciplinary approaches to STEM teaching, drawing on appropriate theoretical knowledge, allowing them to plan and deliver exemplary practice in STEM teaching. Graduates will also gain the skills required to be STEM leaders in schools, developing, enacting and evaluating interdisciplinary curriculum reform for the future. The course is suitable for Primary and lower Secondary teachers.

Study Mode
One to one and a half years full-time or two to three years part-time.

Advanced standing

Students with a postgraduate (Level 8) qualification or a bachelor qualification (Level 7) plus three years full-time of teaching experience can apply for up four units Advanced Standing, assessed at the time of admission.


Applicants must have successfully completed a teaching qualification.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students must provide evidence of satisfactory completion of Working with Children Check, Child Protection Awareness Training, and ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Core Units

All students must complete the following four core units

102508STEM foundations
102509Computational Thinking across the STEM Curriculum
101656Researching Practice
102163Professional Project

Note: Units 101656 Researching Practice & 102163 Professional Project are on offer every year both in 1H and 2H sessions.

Student must also complete eight units from the following three courses (with at least one unit from each course)

Students who have obtained four units of Advanced Standing must complete four units from the following three courses (with at least one unit from each course)

Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics

102322Addressing Diversity in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
102324Assessment and Intervention for Mathematics and Numeracy Learning
102323Leading Mathematics in the Primary School
102321Mathematics for Contemporary Learners

Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Education

102486Addressing Diversity in Science Teaching and Learning
102488Assessment and Intervention for Science Learning
102487Leading Science in the Primary School
102485Science for Contemporary Learners

Master of Education (Leadership)

102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102161Leading Change

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