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MAJOR

Computer Science Major (MSc Science)

MJRP-CMSCM

TAUGHT BY: School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

400

About offering

This course will extend your prior knowledge and experience of computing and also prepare you for serious research, teaching and further graduate studies.

In addition to learning how to understand the fundamentals of computer architecture and organising, storing and retrieving data, you will learn how to identify software security problems in specialised client systems and to design effective countermeasures, based on the client requirements and priorities.

You will develop expertise in formal languages, the mathematical foundation of computability, and formal logic and systemic complexity, which may enhance your career prospects in a wide range of industry sectors, business and management.

How to apply

This major sits within the Master of Science (Science) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Science (Science). In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

Applying as a postgraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.

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What you'll learn

  • demonstrate knowledge of advanced computer science concepts and principles
  • think critically, creatively and reflectively to generate innovative algorithms and techniques to solve complex problems via a major project
  • locate, extract and critically appraise relevant evidence and scientific literature in relation to computer science at an advanced level and the role of philosophy of science, research methodologies and history in the scientific research process
  • communicate effectively in language appropriate to the discipline of computer science in both the oral and written word as demonstrated by the production of a large and detailed project report
  • use advanced, established and emerging technologies in the field of computer science; gain a high level of understanding of the newly developing areas of computing technology and those areas that have recently gained prominence
  • demonstrate at an advanced level the ability to be self-motivated and self-directed lifelong learners, keeping up to date with recent developments in computer science and related computing technology
  • understand and appreciate the global nature and impact of computer science and the international standards of practice that are relevant to their profession
  • appreciate the importance of cultural diversity and individual human rights and how these impact on the computer science profession
  • work both as an independent computer scientist and within teams, either as a professional leader or a collaborator, using effective problem solving and decision making skills in an ethical manner

Why study Computer Science Major (MSc Science)

  • Our computer scientists continue to be engaged in high profile research on artificial intelligence and computer vision.
  • Further enhance your skills and knowledge by working on highly relevant projects (such as surveillance) under the guidance of academics with well-established research profiles.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A recognised bachelor degree in science, with competency in computer science or a related discipline to the level of second year tertiary study.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Essential course prerequisites

Other notes for international students

This course is two years full-time for applicants with a bachelor degree in science or one year full-time for applicants with honours or a postgraduate diploma.

You may choose to undertake intensive periods of course study or project work over the summer or vacation periods.

To enrol in this course you will need to apply for the Master of Science – School of Science and Computing (308719) with a Computer Science major. You will graduate with a Master of Science (Computer Science).

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course is two years full-time for applicants with a bachelor degree in science or one year full-time for applicants with honours or a postgraduate diploma.

You may choose to undertake intensive periods of course study or project work over the summer or vacation periods.

To enrol in this course you will need to apply for the Master of Science – School of Science and Computing (308719) with a Computer Science major. You will graduate with a Master of Science (Computer Science).

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please view the About offering tab for more information, including how to apply.

Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-CMSCM
  • This offering was last updated on: November 2, 2018