Program-Level Learning Outcomes

NOTE: This page outlines the program-level learning outcomes for Masters by Coursework Degree programs. The Learning and Teaching Unit are in the process of developing learning outcomes for other qualification levels.

1. Advanced disciplinary knowledge and practices

Graduates will have acquired advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills, and an ability to apply these in a range of contexts.

Students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the disciplinary body of knowledge, including established theories and recent developments relevant to the discipline or professional field.
  • Apply disciplinary principles and practices to new or complex environments.

2. Enquiry-based learning

Graduates will have developed an understanding of enquiry-based learning and demonstrate analytical skills.

Students should be able to:

  • Plan and execute an enquiry--based or professional project, undertake a capstone experience or complete a piece of work that involves substantial scholarship.
  • Apply enquiry-based learning and ways of thinking to new disciplinary and/or professional contexts.

3. Cognitive skills and critical thinking

Graduates will have developed advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Students should be able to:

  • Investigate, generate and synthesise complex ideas and concepts at an abstract and/or applied level.
  • Critically evaluate contemporary debates and literatures in their field of study.
  • Analyse problems or issues, articulate appropriate solutions and justify propositions and/or professional decisions.

4. Communication, adaptive and interactional skills

Graduates will be able to communicate effectively to a range of audiences, and be capable of independent and collaborative enquiry and working effectively with others.

Students should be able to:

  • Communicate complex ideas in a variety of formats to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability in the acquisition or application of knowledge or skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to apply, the principles of teamwork and collaboration.

5. Global outlook

Graduates will have an awareness of international issues within their field of study.

Students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of international perspectives relevant to the discipline or professional field.