• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Computer Systems
  • Specialisation code CMSY-SPEC

The Computer Systems 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 Computer Systems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the various components of a computer system and how they work together
  2. Explain how a computer executes a program
  3. Apply knowledge of how computers represent programs and data
  4. Distinguish between types of computer architectures and their properties
  5. Evaluate different computer systems used in various applications
  6. Design appropriate computer architectures for different applications and implement them

Other Information

COMP8405 Advanced Topics in Computer Systems is a special topics course and the particular topic taught under this code will vary. The topic to be covered in each instance of the course will be advertised on the School of Computing website.

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

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

COMP8300 Parallel Systems

COMP8045 Advanced Topics in Computer Systems

COMP8712 Compiler Construction

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

COMP6310 Systems Networks and Concurrency

COMP6330 Operating Systems

COMP6331 Computer Networks

COMP6361 Principles of Programming Languages

COMP6464 High Performance Scientific Computing

ENGN6213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors

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