Online learning experience
The University of Melbourne online learning experience
- Gain a highly regarded qualification from Australia's leading university
- Access the highest levels of support
- Learn 100% online.
Enriching and engaging learning
We are committed to ensuring that your online learning experience is enriching and engaging. All learning activities have clear objectives, are driven by inquiry and practical learning, and are supported through innovative technologies.
Learning activities may include:
- Instructional and informative video recordings from our production studios, the academic’s office or from the field
- Live online tutorials where you get to see and speak with the teacher and fellow students
- Videos from online sources
- Scenario-based videos
- Student produced and published video.
- Articles from online sources
- Discussion forums
- Peer-reviewed research articles and journals
- Wiki collaboration
- Blog posts.
- Podcast recordings from the instructor or other narrated presentations
- Audio recordings from online sources
- Student produced and published audio.
- Tests and quizzes
- Projects completed individually or as a part of a team
- Written, video and audio assignments
- Proctoring tools to ensure academic integrity.
Interaction and feedback
Our courses have been designed to offer you unparalleled opportunities for real-time interaction and feedback from your teachers and fellow students.
The level of teacher-student interaction includes:
- Delivery of rich instructional materials
- Regular live webinars and interaction through discussion forums
- One-on-one opportunities to address specific questions and provide guidance about what is required of you in terms of participation and assessment
- Regular feedback on your progress.
Dedicated student support team
As an online student you will receive a high level of administrative, technical and academic support from your initial expression of interest in the course, through to your graduation. Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name; they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. And if a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have excellent learning experiences.
Dedicated online student support consultants can assist with:
- Enrolment and subject assistance
- Administrative logistics and fee options
- Technical support, including a welcome orientation webinar, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
- Online learning skills and workload management
- Special circumstances.
All the student services and resources that on-campus students enjoy are also available to you.
Specialisation and career advancement
Our online courses will provide you with opportunities to specialise in subject areas from both research and applied professional disciplines. They will equip you for leadership roles in your line of work or formalise what you have been learning on the job. You will gain the skills and confidence to take the next step in your career, move into a new field or pursue international opportunities.
The University’s online courses are informed by the latest evidence-based research conducted by reputable academics and educators in their field, ensuring the courses are current, relevant, and intellectually stimulating. You will graduate with a qualification that is equivalent to on-campus courses and held in high esteem globally by potential employers.
Flexibility and choice
All courses are 100% online with no weekend intensives or other on-campus teaching sessions*.
With our flexible course and subject options, you can identify your best path and decide on a study time that best fits your busy schedule and other commitments.
Online graduate courses run on a four-term structure rather than a semester structure (except the Master of Psychiatry). Most courses also have multiple intakes per year. This allows you to fit your study around your other important life commitments. You can study part time and study one subject at a time, or you can study full time by only taking two subjects at any point in time. If your personal or professional circumstances require particular attention, you can reduce your load for a term and increase it again after three months or at a time that suits you.
*The Psychiatry and Nursing Practice programs have an offline assessment component.Key dates
Connection with leading experts
You will connect with and learn from highly regarded academics who are not only at the forefront in their field, but have extensive backgrounds in research and professional networks across the globe. You’ll also learn from the same academics that teach our on-campus courses.
Regardless of study mode, a qualification from the University of Melbourne is well regarded by leading organisations and experts from around the world.
Virtual scholarly community
As an online student, you’ll have access to an online learning environment tailored to your personal, professional and social needs.
You will be part of a virtual student community that will help you build a close network of classmates and you’ll have access to some of the best minds and practitioners in your field. The courses have been designed to maximise the opportunity for you to collaborate with other students making sure you enjoy a genuine sense of community and belonging. This may include:
- Group assignments, role plays and case studies
- Group presentations
- Student to student feedback
- Discussion boards and online chat.
Your classmates will have met the same entry requirements as you, and you’ll be able to build on their diverse experiences from around the world.
Australia’s leading university
At the University of Melbourne, we strive to find solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. Part of this is ensuring high-quality online graduate education is more accessible than ever before.
As an online student with Australia’s leading university*, you can expect the same quality education you would receive as if you were an on-campus student. And as a graduate you will join a community of alumni that have made their mark on the world across a variety of fields and professions.
*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016.
The Mind Lab by Unitec, New Zealand.
“The Master of Tertiary Education Management (MTEM) provided me with the ability to reflect on the role of contemporary education leadership within an international context. Having the ability to investigate and review my own education leadership practice provided me with the catalyst to undertake a new education journey.”
Corrections Victoria, Department of Justice and Regulation.
“Evaluation is a challenging profession, but completely absorbing, and the Masters mirrored that experience. This course increased my skills and knowledge to the point that I could successfully take on much more complex evaluation projects at work.”
Master of Ageing student.
“The online support team for the course has been excellent, particularly at the beginning where they spent time with students to ensure all the technological aspects of online learning were understood and that access to key online resources were set up and ready to go.”