Master of Sciences (Defence) (MSc(Def))

Program Code

MSCD

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

Note: There will be no intake into this program in 2017.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Master of Sciences (Defence) is designed to serve the needs of professionals working in the defence industry, who wish to upgrade their qualifications by undertaking advanced studies in topics related to the defence industry, including a substantial research project.
The Master of Sciences (Defence) is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extension qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1.5 years.

Conditions

Condition of Admission
Work experience: At least 18 months employment experience in a defence-related industry is required.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Sciences (Defence)

There shall be a Master of Sciences (Defence).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Sciences (Defence), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 24 units, including Core courses to the value of 6 units and  Elective courses to the value of
    18 units
  2. A Research Project to the value of 12 units
Master of Sciences (Defence)

To satisfy the requirements for Master of Sciences (Defence) students must complete courses to the value of 36 units.

Core

All of the following courses must be completed:

Both of these courses are offered by the University of South Australia:
EEET 5004 Engineering Research Practice (3 units)
EEET 5107 Systems Engineering for Complex Problem Solving (3 units)

Electives

Courses to the value of 18 units from the following:

Defence Technology Specialisation

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ELEC ENG 7002 Kalman Filtering & Applications 3
ELEC ENG 7015 Adaptive Signal Processing 3
ELEC ENG 7017 Beamforming & Array Processing 3
ELEC ENG 7033 Principles of RF Engineering 3
ELEC ENG 7055 Antennas & Propagation 3
ELEC ENG 7060 Image Sensors & Processing 3
ELEC ENG 7082 Principles of Control Systems 3
PHYSICS 7007 Fourier Techniques & Applications 3
PHYSICS 7010 Non-Linear Optics 3
PHYSICS 7540 Optics and Photonics 3

or

Information and Communication Technology Specialisation

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 7005 Adaptive Business Intelligence 3
COMP SCI 7022 Computer Vision 3
COMP SCI 7039 Computer Networks & Applications 3
COMP SCI 7076 Distributed Systems 3
COMP SCI 7059 Artificial Intelligence 3
COMP SCI 7092 Mobile and Wireless Systems 3
COMP SCI 7093 Evolutionary Computation 3
ELEC ENG 7059 Radar Principles & Systems - An Introduction 3
PHYSICS 7534 Computational Physics 3
PSYCHOL 7336 Human Factors 3
STATS 7053 Statistics in Engineering 3

Research Project

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
DEFSCI 7016A Master of Sciences (Defence) Research Project Pt A 0
DEFSCI 7016B Master of Sciences (Defence) Research Project Pt B 12