- Length 2 years full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
The Master of Computing is a two year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that provides students with:
- Exposure to best practice in computing.
- Cutting edge courses in areas of relevance to computing practitioners.
- An opportunity to specialise in a computing sub-discipline, e.g. artificial intelligence, computer systems, computational foundations, information and human centred computing or software engineering.
- Professional development for practicing computing professionals, including the development of excellent English written and oral communication skills in the ICT context.
- The opportunity to undertake research of personal or professional relevance.
- An opportunity for non-computing graduates to transition to the computing industry.
- Professional accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS), with the Professional Computing Specialisation.
Computing jobs are currently projected to be amongst the fastest growing occupations of our time - so there is no shortage of jobs. This degree can be utilised to access wider a corporate career, as well as a path to further academic undertakings.
Graduates are ideally positioned to take on challenging roles in their chosen sectors and become leaders in the ICT industry. They can work across a range of industries in a variety of roles, including Data Mining Specialist, Big Data Analyst, Human-Computer Interaction Specialist, Software Developer, Embedded systems developer, Network Architect, Systems Analyst, Computer Engineer, Advanced Software Solutions Engineer and Software Architect.Our graduates work in many organisations including IBM, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Intel, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Accenture Australia, Bloomberg, National Australia Bank, Citigroup, Deloitte, Unisys and the Australian Government.
Students seeking professional accreditatiion with the Australian Computer Society should complete the Professional Computing Specialisation and the group project version of COMP8715, which is 12u taken as 6u in two consecutive semesters.
Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
Professionally apply systematic computing approaches to address complex, multi-disciplinary real-world computing problems in a variety of domains.
Synthesise and proficiently apply advanced, integrated technical knowledge from their specialisation and other elective areas of study and the underpinning sciences and computational methods.
Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within their specialization and other elective areas of study.
Understand the contextual factors that influence professional computing practice, and identify the potential societal, ethical, and environmental impact of computing activities.
Communicate effectively with colleagues, other computing professionals and the broader community employing a range of communication media and tools.
Engage in independent investigation, critical reflection and lifelong learning to continue to practice at the forefront of the discipline.
Work effectively and proactively within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams, demonstrating autonomy, ethical conduct, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility to achieve computing outcomes at a high standard.
Further InformationStudents who have completed a comparable course in previous university studies will be granted an exemption for COMP6442 Program Construction and instead undertake an additional COMP course.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65% and with at least three courses (units of study) in the fields of computing and/or maths
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.
- Annual indicative fee for international students
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Master of Computer Science requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
COMP6250 Professional Practice 1
COMP8260 Professional Practice 2
COMP6442 Software Construction
24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:
Information and Human Centred Computing
12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
COMP8715 Computing Project
COMP8755 Individual Computing Project
12 units from completion of courses in the subject area COMP Computer Science.
6 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU
|Year 1 48 units||COMP6442 Software Construction 6 units||COMP8701 Communication for Computing Professionals I 6 units||Computing Specialisation course 6 units||Computing Elective course 6 units|
|COMP8705 Communication for Computing Professionals II 6 units||Computing Specialisation course 6 units||Computing Specialisation course 6 units||Elective course 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||COMP8715 Computing Project 6 to 12 units||Computing Specialisation course 6 units||Computing Specialisation course 6 units||Computing Elective course 6 units|
|COMP8715 Computing Project 6 to 12 units||Computing Specialisation course 6 units||Computing Elective course 6 units||Computing Elective course 6 units|