Master of Science (Computer Science)

  • CRICOS Code: 094595A

Course overview

  • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students.
  • Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July


This course has been discontinued and we are no longer accepting applications.

From 2020, this course will become the Master of Computer Science and is subject to Academic Board approval. Applications will open in late 2019.

Register for updates and we will notify you when applications open.

This change does not impact students currently enrolled in the Master of Science (Computer Science).

Computers are changing the world, and our lives. We've been saying that for decades, and we'll keep saying it, because computing technology just keeps on advancing.

You probably have what a few decades ago would have been called a super-computer sitting in your pocket right now.

The Master of Science (Computer Science) will give you a broad base of high-level knowledge to keep up with these advances, with specialist skills in at least one area of knowledge systems, programming languages and distributed computing, information systems, mathematics/statistics, spatial information science or linguistics.

In demand globally

You can use the Master of Science (Computer Science) as a pathway to a PhD or to the workforce, where you may meet our alumni working in software design, cybersecurity, information architecture and programming.

Take on real-world research problems

You’ll leave the course with a major research project to feature in your CV. You'll complete an independent project in your chosen research area, supported by one of our academic experts.

If you’d like to gain even more real-world experience, you can choose to complete an internship in a science or technology-related workplace for course credit.

More than just technical skills

We know that employers today are looking for more than just specialist technical capability. To round out your skill set, select from a range of high-level professional subjects, including scientific communication, modelling, simulation and more.