STEM Education - D4005

STEM Education

Graduate certificate

Please note that limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) will be available for this course in Semester 1 (February), 2020. From Semester 1 (February), 2021 there will be no Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) available.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) knowledge and skills are fundamental to society and the future workforce. Educators that want to enhance student engagement with STEM disciplines as well as build their own capacity to lead and support quality STEM education should consider the Graduate Certificate of STEM Education.You will consider the study of STEM education from two perspectives:

  1. As a set of particular disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and;
  2. As a collective way of thinking and acting that fosters critical thinking, problem solving, creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship.

You will study four units that will extend your capacity as a STEM educator.

You will develop an understanding of concepts and contemporary issues in STEM education, contexts and systems, locally and globally and of the major theoretical and professional debates in STEM education as located within contemporary research. Learn about the digital technologies essential to engagement in STEM fields. You will engage with innovative pedagogies such as virtual classrooms, online, outreach and traditional face-to-face pedagogies.

In the final unit you will examine how learners experience successful implementation of authentic STEM education. Utilising the knowledge, skills and capabilities developed throughout the course, you will critically examine the use of these elements in contemporary STEM settings thus enhancing your opportunities to engage in authentic STEM practices as an educator.

This course provides a pathway to the following master's coursework degrees:

  • D6002 Master of Education
  • D6004 Master of Leadership
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At a glance

Course Details

  • Off-campus: Part time
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Graduate Certificate of STEM Education
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised bachelor's degree in Education or equivalent qualification with a pass average. Alternatively, applicants with 5 years relevant full-time informal learning, with a recommendation letter or reference from an employer will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code D4005


Closing date

Applications for Semester one (February) 2020 open on 1 August 2019.

Applications will close on 24 January 2020.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$24,300

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Fee information specific to this course

Limited CSPs available for this course.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.