The Computational Foundations 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 have in-depth knowledge and skills in the concepts, techniques and methods in the area of theoretical computer science and computation.

## Learning Outcomes

Describe the various sub-fields of theoretical computer science

Explain how the various sub-fields of theoretical computer science are linked

Apply knowledge of the theory of computation to solve relevant problems in Computer Science

Examine anatomy of code and recognise their properties

Evaluate algorithm performance and optimise code

Design efficient algorithms and methodologies adapted for different tasks

## Other Information

To enrol in MATH8343 students will need to apply to the course convener for a permission code.

## Relevant Degrees

## Requirements

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

A minimum of 12 units of 8000 level courses

A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

COMP6361 Principles of Programming Languages

COMP6363 Theory of Computation

COMP8460 Advanced Algorithms

COMP8670 Advanced Topics in Logic and Computation

MATH6114 Number Theory and Cryptography

MATH8343 Foundations of Mathematics

A maximum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

COMP6261 Information Theory

COMP6262 Logic

COMP6466 Algorithms

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

COMP6261 | Information Theory | 6 |

COMP6361 | Principles of Programming Languages | 6 |

COMP6363 | Theory of Computation | 6 |

COMP8460 | Advanced Algorithms | 6 |

COMP8670 | Advanced Topics in Logic and Computation | 6 |

MATH6114 | Number Theory and Cryptography | 6 |

MATH 6203: Foundations of Mathematics |