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2012 Master of Computing(S7T)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1.5 yrs, Maximum 4 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or School of Computing and Information Systems (03) 6226 2900 (Hobart) or (03) 6324 3469 (Launceston) or


Special Note: This Masters course is not approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy).

This course is designed for people who already have a degree in Computing and wish to study an advanced course in Computing. It consists of 8 units coursework and an individual dissertation requiring supervised applied research.

Admission & Prerequisites

Possession of a degree or graduate diploma in Computing. Applicants will normally be expected to have achieved a grade of credit or better in four Advanced Computing units. If a candidate does not possess the four credits from their degree they can complete a bridging component of four Advanced Computing units or they can enrol in a Masters of Information Technology.

Course Objectives

The master degree by coursework is a postgraduate course of advanced study in computer science and software engineering for computing graduates wishing to enhance their computing skills, explore current technologies and research future applications.

Career Outcomes

Students are prepared for careers and research in the area of Information Technology (IT). Current forecasts indicate a world wide shortage of IT professionals for at least the next ten years. Computing professionals get well paid, interesting positions in almost any area -- government, commerce, industry, education and research. The range of careers is wide, including: website management, system administration, client support and training, program design, development and testing, mobile computing and telecommunications, graphics, internet and web engineering, artificial intelligence and so on.

Professional Recognition

MComp students are eligible for student membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). On completion of the degree and entry into the computing profession, graduates can apply to become full members of these bodies.

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