Master of Computing (Advanced)

Master of Computing (Advanced)
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The Master of Computing (Advanced) is a two year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree targeting a research role that provides students with exposure to best practice in computing through cutting edge courses in areas of relevance to computing practioners and researchers.

Students will choose to specialise/major in one of the following areas, artificial intelligence, computer systems, computational foundations, information and human centred computing or software engineering.

The program provides professional development for practicing computing professionals and those wishing to follow a career in research, including the development of excellent English written and oral communication skills in the ICT context. Opportunities to undertake research of personal or professional relevance are also available.

Admission requirements

By transfer from the Master of Computing, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 48 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research theses.

Students will be awarded up to 48 units of course credit for courses completed during their enrolment in the Master of Computing program.

Individual research project

This is a substantial piece of individual research conducted under the supervision of an academic. It is completed over 2 semesters (12 units each semester) and submission of a formal thesis as well as two presentation seminars is required.

This provides students with a pathway to study a PhD and the opportunity to undertake research in a field of personal or professional relevance.


The Master of Computing (Advanced) is not accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

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