• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Computer Science
  • Specialisation code PCOM-SPEC
Professional Computing Specialisation

The Professional Computing specialisation is available in the two year full-time (or equivalent part-time) Master of Computing and Master of Computing (Advanced). In these degrees, students will be exposed to best practice in computing and cutting edge courses of relevance to computing practitioners. Additionally, students with this specialisation will be proficient in the key ICT areas of networks, databases, software analysis & design and project management.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the various aspects of the ICT core body of knowledge (CBOK) as defined by the Australian Computer Society

  2. Explain core concepts in IT including hardware and software fundamentals, data and information management, networking, human factors and programming

  3. Apply knowledge to develop systems that satisfy the requirements of users and customers

  4. Distinguish between different types of IT projects and how to manage them

  5. Evaluate IT project implementation including efficiency, operation and security

  6. Design complex IT systems that meet user needs.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following software engineering course(s):

COMP6120 Software Engineering

COMP8110 Managing Software Projects in a System Context

6 units from completion of the following database course(s):

COMP6240 Relational Databases

COMP6420 Introduction to Data Management, Analysis and Security

6 units from completion of the following networks course(s):

COMP6331 Computer Networks

COMP6340 Networked Information Systems

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