Master of Tertiary Education Management 2013
Accepting expressions of interest for 2014.
The Master of Tertiary Education Management (MTEM) is a two-year, part-time and professionally-oriented postgraduate program awarded by the University of Melbourne through the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. It offers participants expert perspectives on tertiary education systems, practical skills for leading and managing successfully in universities and colleges, access to the best and latest research and resources on the sector and exposure to a network of international peers facing similar challenges.
The program is open to Australian and international participants with at least five years of relevant work experience and an undergraduate degree.
Features of the MTEM program
- A mix of residential and online learning modes of study supported by extensive program resources;
- Integrated learning via theory, case studies, study group tasks and work-based projects; and
- Scope to choose work-based projects aligned with personal development and career aspirations.
Successful participants will gain:
- Well-informed perspectives on the issues and challenges faced by tertiary education systems and institutions around the world; and
- An ability to apply the knowledge and skills learned in this course, by engaging more confidently and effectively in the tasks of leading people, influencing policy, planning strategy and managing change projects in the tertiary sector.
Senior academic leaders, administrative managers and professionals across all facets of the tertiary sector. Previous cohorts have included senior managers in universities, vocational institutions and government departments, academic registrars, associate deans, heads of school, program coordinators, and policy analysts.
To obtain the MTEM award, participants must accumulate 100 credit points. The following diagram explains how this can be achieved.
Modes of delivery
Semester 1 - Mixed mode
- A compulsory five-day residential school* on 11-15 March 2013, featuring lecturer presentations, group exercises and group presentations by participants.
- Four interactive online webinars of 2.5 hours duration at set times.
- Three online discussion board tasks during set periods where participants engage in peer-to-peer interaction.
Semesters 2 and 3 - Online mode (Attendance and study tasks vary across subjects. The list below includes typical activities only.)
- Three two-hour online webinars featuring lecturer presentations.
- Four online discussion board tasks during set periods where participants engage in peer-to-peer interaction.
Semester 4 - Mixed mode
- A compulsory five-day residential school* in July 2014 featuring lecturer presentations, project definition and design.
- An ongoing online discussion board on project progress for peer feedback.
- Three two-hour online webinars featuring participant presentations on progress, findings and for expert panel feedback.
* Residential schools in Australia are held at the LH Martin Institute, University of Melbourne. Depending on participant numbers, residential schools may also be held in other countries where there is high demand.
Please refer to the program brochure for a more detailed description of each unit.
Semester 1: Compulsory foundation unit: Tertiary Education Policy and Management. 25 credit points.
Semesters 2 and 3: Choose four out of the available 12 electives below.
Available in 2013
- Leading and Managing Research, 12.5 credit points (cp)
- Managing Teaching and Learning in Tertiary Education, 12.5 cp
- Institutional Research in Tertiary Education, 12.5 cp
- External Quality Assurance, 12.5 cp
- Maintaining Quality Within Institutions, 12.5 cp
- Operating an External Quality Agency, 12.5 cp.
Available in 2014
- Finance, 12.5 cp
- Managing International Tertiary Education, 12.5 cp
- Project Management Methods, 12.5 cp
- Human Resources Management, 12.5 cp
- Strategic Management, 12.5 cp
- Institutional Governance in Tertiary Education, 12.5 cp.
Semester 4: Final Capstone Project. Compulsory, 25 credit points.
Fees and other costs
Fee for for the full 100 credit points is AU$28,000. Fees are subject to change so please always check before applying. Fees exclude travel or accommodation costs.
For Australian participants who live outside Melbourne and enrol by 11 February 2013, a Commonwealth Government travel and accommodation scholarship is available to subsidise these costs for residential attendance in Melbourne.
Australian citizens may apply for the Commonwealth Government's FEE-HELP loan. For information on eligibility, go to http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/fee-help/pages/fee-help- .
What some of our previous students had to say about the program
"Thank you for such a rewarding program. I have learnt so much and have applied much in my role. The program that you and the team put together was brilliant and what I liked most was the modelling of excellent tertiary education throughout."
Kath White, Dean, School of Food, Land and Service Industries, University of Ballarat
"The Masters in Tertiary Education Management provided me with a professional learning experience that more than met my expectations. The quality of the presenters, both international and local, was outstanding, the readings challenging and the simulation experience of great value. I would strongly recommend the program to existing and aspiring tertiary education leaders."
John Maddock, CEO, Box Hill Institute of TAFE
"The last two years have been fantastic and I have totally enjoyed my time studying at LH Martin Institute and completing the MTEM. There were lots of highlights but certainly the group work, sense of collegiality, the simulation (really loved that) and the amazing speakers come immediately to mind."
David Craig, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director Marketing and External Relations, Australian Catholic University
“The experience has been fun, challenging, stimulating, at times confronting and always rewarding.”
Sharon Carlton, Executive Project Officer, Faculty of Higher Education, Swinburne University of Technology
"An exceptional course. It provides insights into how higher education works and how to work within it. It gives a tremendous change in understanding in a short space of time. Being able to explore topics related to our interests made the content immediately useful and I really enjoyed the collaborative spirit." David Malone, Senior Executive Officer, Office of the Provost, University of Tasmania
For more information about the MTEM program
Please contact Course Coordinator Heather Davis or call +61 3 8344 0756.
Web information session
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
12.00 - 1.00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time
If you are interested in the program or would like further information, we recommend attending this information session. During the session you will be able to ask questions about the program and trial the technology used in its delivery. The session will be conducted online where all participants attend using their own computers or mobile devices with access to the Internet and, ideally, a webcam. The platform we use is Webex and there is no need for prior downloading or installation.
If you would like to attend, please contact Chinh Nguyen. After registration, we will send you an e-mail with your login details for the session. It is highly recommended that you log on around 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time to allow for any technical issues to be addressed.