Master of Computer Science (MCompSc)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


Advanced technical studies in computer science provide an understanding of how software and hardware can be combined to overcome a range of complex challenges. This program has a major research component and high-performing graduates may also proceed to a PhD program.

The Master of Computer Science is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extension qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.


Conditions of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Computer Science

There shall be a Master of Computer Science.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Master of Computer Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 3 units
  2. Research equivalent courses to the value of 15 units in the form of a research project
  3. Elective courses to the value of 30 units
  4. Unless exempted international students are required to take ENG 7057 Communication & Critical Thinking in lieu of an elective

Core Courses