- Length 2 years full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan 7706XMCOMP
- CRICOS code 078940M
- UAC code
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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 have the skills and knowledge to:
- a solid grounding in the fundamentals of computing and IT including program construction, analysis and design, formal methods, and databases.
- broad technical knowledge in a selection of contemporary and advanced ICT topics, with an understanding of research issues in those topics.
- excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in the technical ICT context.
- an understanding of research methodology, including literature searching, project planning, and evaluation.
- experience in applying the above knowledge and skills in a substantial computing project.
- comprehensive and in-depth technical knowledge and skills in the designated specialisation.
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.
The Master of Computing requires the completion of 96 units, of which:
A minimum of 90 units must come from completion of 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses in the subject area COMP Computer Science.
The 96 units must consist of:
18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
COMP6442 Software Construction
COMP8701 Communication for Computing Professionals I
COMP8705 Communication for Computing Professionals II
24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:
12 units from completion of COMP8715 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
24 units from completion of the Professional Computing specialisation
24 units from completion of courses in the subject area COMP Computer Science
|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|
- 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.