Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Computer Science - Research

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Master of Computer Science - Research



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Computer Science, Research


1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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This program is designed to equip students with superior skills in research design and methodology in preparation for leadership roles in the field of computer science.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

This is primarily a research degree normally for those who have completed an Honours Bachelor degree at a standard of Class II, Division 2 or higher, or a Masters by coursework in an appropriate discipline, which includes a research training component.

Credit Transfer

Candidates with an Honours Bachelor degree at a standard of Class II, Division 2 or higher, or Masters by coursework degree, may be given exemption from all, or some, of the 24 credit points of coursework and admitted directly to the 48 credit point research thesis component. This is contingent on evidence of proven research experience.

Course Requirements

The degree is normally 72 credit points, consisting of a 48 credit point research thesis and 24 credit points of coursework. The program must be completed in a maximum time of two years full-time and requires satisfactory completion of the following:

    1. CSCI940 Research Methodology (6cp)

    2. Three subjects (18cp) from the CSCI Graduate Subjects List to constitute a coherent introduction to the proposed area of research, as agreed to by Head of School. (Note: students must achieve at least a WAM of 67.5% in the coursework component); and

    3. 48 credit point thesis.

Candidates who fail to meet the requisite standard for the coursework component may have their enrolment cancelled. In this case, a candidate may be eligible to apply for one of the graduate certificates offered by the Faculty or transfer to a 48 credit point Masters by coursework degree.

A candidate may not include for this degree subjects similar in content to subjects included in their Honours or previous Masters. Each candidate shall have a supervisor and a co-supervisor appointed on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Current Research Areas

Refer to Current Research Areas under the Doctor of Philosophy entry for the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

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Last reviewed: 25 October, 2012