University of Technology Sydney

C10209v7 Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies (BA)
CRICOS code: 060168A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus


There is no direct admission to this course. Current UTS students may be able to transfer into it. Check with the UTS Student Centre.

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent (essential) requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Professional recognition
Other information


Students who originally enrolled in the Bachelor of Education in Primary Education (C10206), Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (C10350) or Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (C04255) have the opportunity of transferring to this three-year degree (subject to the approval of the program director). This degree does not provide qualifications to teach.

The skills and knowledge about education delivered in this course are relevant in a wide range of professions. Students gain a foundational knowledge about education and explore avenues for building on this knowledge in their future careers.

Career options

Career options include curriculum consultant, educational researcher and educator in a community setting such as a hospital or community or migrant education centre.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1. Professional Readiness
1.1 Operate professionally in a range of educational settings, with particular emphasis on their specialisation (GTS 1, 2)
1.2 Design effective learning and assessment activities; evaluation of learning outcomes; and learning experiences that create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments (GTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
1.3 Make judgments about their own learning and identify and organise their continuing professional development (GTS 3, 6)
1.4 Act as a developer of learning with colleagues and possess collaborative skills (GTS 7)
1.5 Employ contemporary technologies effectively for diverse purposes (GTS 2, 4)
2. Critical and Creative Inquiry
2.1 Analyse and synthesise research and engage in inquiry (GTS 3)
2.2 Make well-informed contributions to contemporary debates pertinent to education (GTS 3)
3. International and Intercultural Engagement
3.1 Respond critically to national and global changes that affect learners, learning and the creation of a well-informed society (GTS 3)
3.2 Respect diverse societies and cultures and demonstrate inclusive practices (GTS 1, 3, 4)
4. Indigenous Competencies
4.1 Respect and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, policies and priorities and their implications for education and inclusion (GTS 1, 2)
5. Active Citizenship
5.1 Operate ethically with a commitment to social justice (GTS 4, 7)
5.2 Engage effectively with work-related communities (GTS 3, 7)
6. Effective Communication
6.1 Communicate effectively using diverse modes and technologies (GTS 2, 3, 4)
6.2 Exhibit high-level numeracy and literacies (GTS 2)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.5 overall, with a minimum of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules, and a reading and writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 610-633 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 102-109 overall with a writing score of 27; or PTE: 73-78 overall with a 79 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 65; or C1A/C2P: 191-199 overall with 200 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 185.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent (essential) requirements

Inherent (essential) requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course. This Statement should be read in conjunction with the UTS Student Rules.

Prospective or current student concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should discuss their concerns with the Academic Liaison Officer in their faculty or school and/or UTS Accessibility Service on 9514 1177 or at

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Education Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is three years of full-time study.

Course structure

Students complete 144 credit points of study.

Course completion requirements

Select 144 credit points of options: 144cp
MAJ07103 K-12144cp 
MAJ07100 Primary Education144cp 
MAJ07102 Secondary Education (PG)144cp 
MAJ07101 Secondary Education (UG)144cp 
Total 144cp

Professional recognition

The course is not a recognised teaching qualification but it does provide a general education qualification.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222