Master of Science (Computer Science)

  • CRICOS Code: 094595A

What will I study?


Course structure

Successful completion of 200 credit points, made up of:

  • Discipline core subjects (50 points)
  • Discipline elective subjects (50-62.5 points)
  • Professional skills subjects (12.5–25 points)
  • Research project (75 points).

You’ll select elective subjects from a diverse offering, focusing on at least one area of:

  • Knowledge systems
  • Programming languages and distributed computing
  • Information systems
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Spatial information science
  • Linguistics.

If you wish, one elective subject can be an 80–100-hour internship in a science and technology workplace.

All students undertake a research project, working on a real-world computer science research question. To support you and provide direction, you’ll be matched with one of our expert computer scientists.

You can select from a range of high-level professional skills subjects, including scientific communication, modelling, statistics and more.

Up to 50 points can be from these areas outside of computer science:

  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Geomatics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

(Subject to approval by the course coordinator and the academic division offering the subject.)

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