Curtin University

Doctor of Education

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
CRICOS: 00301J

While the traditional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program caters well for those educators intending to focus or realign their careers towards researching, not all educators seeking doctoral level studies intend to become researchers. Some intend to become leaders in classroom teaching, curriculum development, multimedia, school improvement, evaluation or school-based professional development. Others already occupying positions of leadership positions in a variety of educational or training organisations may need to upgrade their qualifications. These potential students seek doctoral level study which will simultaneously provide them with advanced in-depth knowledge related to their profession and involvement in research work which is closely related to the improvement of their professional practice.The aims and objectives of the Doctor of Education (EdD) are to provide high-level inquiry and research skills for senior education professionals, enabling them to evaluate, commission, design, implement and administer research into different aspects of education provision.and to understand the policy implications of such research. This course of study is more closely related to the professional world of the students, and while research based and driven has a distinctive orientation towards practical research that contributes to the growth of the profession and the discipline itself. An integral part of the course of study is the provision of professional support infrastructure and relevant technologies that exemplify best practice in higher education.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • It is envisaged that most students entering this program will be in full-time employment and so will pursue their studies part-time. Integration of a student's coursework and research with the needs and directions of their workplace is therefore encouraged. Before being permitted to begin their research component students need to complete candidacy requirements as specified in Curtin Higher Degree regulations. The thesis follows Rule 10: Degree of Doctor by Research. The purpose of the compulsory research proposal preparation unit is to help students develop their proposals prior to application for candidacy. Please note that an oral presentation of the research proposal will be required for all students in completing this compulsory unit.

Standard entry requirements

Please refer to for further information on entry to this course.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Enquire about this course
You must agree before submitting.

Become a member

Already a member? LoginForgot password?

Join the conversation