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Become capable of evaluating policies and programs to the highest professional standards.
- Applications close 20 August 2017
Your dedicated Student Support team is available 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday AEDT to answer your enquiries, phone: +61 3 8344 0149.
|Full-time duration||Part-time duration||Core subjects||Elective Subjects||Capstone subjects*||Next term starts||Total course fee|
|1 year||2 years||3||4||1||2 October 2017 (Term 4)||A$23,904|
* 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 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.
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
- Corporate sector
- Community sector.
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
- Advanced knowledge of evaluation theory and practice
Advanced knowledge of evaluation theory and practice
You’ll work independently and in groups to learn the fundamentals of evaluation including the nature and purpose of evaluation, types of evaluation, and the logic of evaluation.
- The ability to apply evaluation methods to a range of professional settings
The ability to apply evaluation methods to a range of professional settings
You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the tools and methods required for good evaluation practice including planning, engagement strategies and reporting.
- The responsibilities and ethical principles that characterise good evaluation leaders
The responsibilities and ethical principles that characterise good evaluation leaders
You will learn the philosophical backgrounds and influences on social research, epistemological and ontological perspectives, the ethics of social research and how to maintain professional standards.
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, Senior Lecturer & Associate Director, Teaching and Learning - Centre for Program Evaluation
- Ghislain Arbour, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Program Evaluation
- Brad Astbury, Lecturer
- Krystin Martens, Lecturer
- Professor Janet Clinton, Director, Centre for Program Evaluation
- Georgia Dawson, Research Fellow
- Timoci O'Connor, Lecturer and Research Fellow
Contact student support
Talk with a dedicated online Student Support Consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page, via phone or by filling out the enquiry form to understand more about this program, including:
- Entry requirements
- Time commitment for subjects
- Fees and payment options.
Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
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