Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education)

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Entry requirements

Please see the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

Applications will be accepted from students without teaching qualifications but you must provide a curriculum vitae showing relevant experience in digital education environments (eg in tertiary institutions, corporate trainers etc).

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education) structure

This endorsement will carry the award of Distinction or Merit if completed at a satisfactory standard within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study. A 120 credit postgraduate diploma must be completed within a maximum of four years.

If you successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Digital Education) you may apply for entry into the Master of Education (Digital Education), providing you have at least a B grade average and meet the specified criteria for entry to the Masters programme.

Transition Provisions

Subject to the Maximum time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part 1 regulation for the degree, students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education prior to 1 January 2019 who have completed at least 30 credits towards the E-Learning specialisation may choose to graduate with either the E-Learning or Digital Education specialisation title.  These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2021.


Two compulsory courses

261.760 Digital Education and Design for Learning (30 credits)
261.764 Foundations of Digital Education (30 credits)

At least one of the following courses

261.765 Trends in Digital Education (30 credits)
261.766 Teaching and Digital Education (30 credits)

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulator information for the programme you have selected. If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Computational Thinking for Educators special topic

A 30-credit Special Topic in Computational Thinking for Educators is available for 2020 as a Double Semester course. Applicants should add 230.791 Special Topic Humanities and Social Science as a Special Request.

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