Master of Science (Computer Science)

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  • Objectives
    This master level course is designed to extend your academic and research background in science and technology. It is particularly useful if you are a graduate of another scientific discipline seeking employment in a multidisciplinary science environment. This course focuses particularly on the application of computer science to problems of a technical, industrial and applied nature. You will learn to conduct and manage research and development in a technical environment before undertaking a series of major research project units. Your research projects will provide you with the opportunity to develop strong communication and research skills while you gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of computer science.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in science or equivalent. An honours degree in science or a relevant postgraduate diploma is a prerequisite for direct entry into the second year of this course.
  • Academic title
    Master of Science (Computer Science)
  • Course description
    Our postgraduate degrees in computer science are designed to increase the career opportunities of IT professionals who already have significant knowledge and experience in computing. The IT field is forever changing and expanding as technology improves and innovations are released into the market place. Our courses will expand your knowledge of emerging technologies and help you develop leadership skills in systems and software development.

    Computer Science Major (Master of Science)


    The course is designed to extend knowledge of computer science particularly in its application to problems of a technical, industrial and applied nature and to increase the ability to manage research and development in a technical environment.

    Course Structure                                                                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

                                     SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:                    125.0
                                     SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:                   150.0

    Year 1 Semester 1

    311700     v.1           Science Research Methodologies 551                             3.0     25.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    310856     v.1           Computer Science Project 551                                         8.0     25.0

    Year 2 Semester 1

    310857     v.1           Computer Science Project 554                                         8.0     25.0

    Year 2 Semester 2

    10262     v.4           Computer Science Project 552                                         20.0     50.0

    Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)                                             Hrs/Wk     Credit

    10094       v.3           Computer Communications 552                                       3.0     25.0
    302639     v.1           Computer Science 552                                                     3.0     25.0
    302974     v.2           Machine Perception 562                                                  3.0     25.0
    302975     v.1           Systems Programming and Design 561                           3.0     25.0
    302976     v.1           Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science 552          4.0     25.0
    306690     v.2           Computer Communications 562                                       3.0     25.0
    306718     v.2           Artificial Machine Intelligence 551                                    3.0     25.0
    5475         v.7           Programming Languages and Design Concepts 502       3.0     25.0
    5655         v.7           Computing Topics 591                                                     3.0     25.0

    N1              Additional Optional units may be available - consult the Course Coordinator.
    N2              Up to 75 credits of preparatory units may be taken in place of electives where required.
    N3              Preparatory units are taken when students do not have the required background to complete core or selected optional units within this major. These units should be selected in consultation with the course coordinator.

    NB              The Computer Science Major is made up of 125 credits of core units and 150 credits of listed options. Contact the course coordinator for futher available options.

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