Course overview

This course has intakes in all terms. View Key Dates for upcoming terms, application dates and important deadlines.

Full-time duration Part-time duration Core subjects Elective Subjects Capstone subjects* Total course fee**
1 year 2 years 3 4 1 A$25,728

* Capstone subjects vary, and may involve work placements, project-based learning, a research project, or a coursework subject outlining business best practice. Students can choose study the capstone over one terms or two.
** The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

Upcoming terms

The Master of Evaluation is a specialist course that uses the latest research and insights to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and skills of evaluation theory and practice that can be applied to work settings.

Developed by the Centre for Program Evaluation, this is one of the few courses available online that specialise in Evaluation.

If you are a busy professional planning to forge a new career, or looking to take a leadership role in evaluation practice, this course is for you.

Course aims

This course is designed to create leaders in the field of evaluation. By undertaking this course, you will become familiar with theories underlying policy and program development, ethical practice, key concepts and approaches to evaluation and the various roles of an evaluator.

As a graduate of this course, you’ll be able to apply your creative and critical thinking skills to design and conduct evaluation and research activities and confidently communicate with clients and stakeholders at the highest professional standard.

Students wishing to pursue a Research Higher Degree in the field of Evaluation can contact the Student Support team  or look at the research degrees offered by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

Who the course is for

This course is for professionals from a wide range of roles within various sectors including:

  • International development
  • Health
  • Education
  • Corporate sector
  • Community sector.

Career outcomes

By gaining a qualification in evaluation, you could successfully apply your evaluation skills to the relevant roles listed below:

  • Senior Program Planner
  • Senior Trainer and Assessor
  • Year Level Coordinator
  • Senior Internal Auditor
  • Manager, Planning and Performance
  • Senior Consultant.

What you will learn

Who you will learn from

Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

  • Amy Gullickson
    Amy Gullickson, Senior Lecturer & Associate Director, Teaching and Learning - Centre for Program Evaluation
  • Ghislain Arbour
    Ghislain Arbour, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Program Evaluation
  • Krystin Martens
    Krystin Martens, Lecturer
  • Professor Janet Clinton
    Professor Janet Clinton, Director, Centre for Program Evaluation
  • Georgia Dawson
    Georgia Dawson, Research Fellow
  • Timoci O'Connor
    Timoci O'Connor, Lecturer and Research Fellow

Next: see what subjects you'll be studying

  • Your dedicated student support team

Contact student support

You can talk with a dedicated online student support consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page or connect through by phone. Alternatively, click on the Enquire Now tab below and fill out the form to find out about key details relating to this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment required for each subject
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT
Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.