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Master of  Computer Science

Program code: 5521

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Change is the only constant in the world of computing. If you're an ICT professional looking to upgrade, update or deepen your knowledge of rapidly evolving technologies – this program is for you.

  • The one-year Master of Computer Science is designed for applicants with a bachelor honours degree in computer science or information technology (or a related field) – see Program Details for more information on entry requirements.
  • Complete your choice of courses that cover topics from computer science, software engineering, information systems, communication systems, interaction design, research and more. In total, there are nearly 50 courses to choose from.
  • Undertake a research project that addresses a specific topic or problem from the broad fields of electrical, computer systems or software engineering. You'll be involved in all aspects of research, from defining a topic and methodology to presenting your results.
  • Benefit from a program that offers a flexible study plan. Because the Master of Computer Science has such a large number of courses to choose from, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.

The Master of Computer Science will build and extend your understanding of the latest ICT technologies and ICT research, so you can realise your potential and advance your career opportunities.

  • Teaching staff

    Our teachers are tops

    Our research and teaching work in Computer Science and Information Systems was ranked 60th in the world by subject in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. This puts our academics as the best ranked in Queensland and in the top five in Australia.

  • Campus Life

    State-of-the-art facilities

    The school is home to facilities including more than 400 Windows, Unix and Apple workstations; more than 20 specialist computer labs (including 10 with 24-hour access); a university-wide 802.11ac Wi-Fi network; and dedicated IT and engineering support staff.

  • Research

    Keep up-to-date and know more

    UQ is home to the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and also has a dedicated Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Computing, which means our teaching is informed by the very best and very latest research.

  • Employability

    Industry engagement

    You need to complete a minimum of 60 days professional practice during your engineering studies. We maintain a strong engagement program with organisations including Boeing, Deloitte, Energex, Ernst and Young, Google, Lend Lease, the Queensland Government, and Rio Tinto.

Career outcomes

The Master of Computer Science equips students with advanced-level knowledge and skills in relevant areas, such as information systems, software engineering, distributed systems, networks, research and security.

Graduates work across a diversity of fields and professions.

Many graduates choose to study higher degrees and go on to research positions at universities or other major research organisations.

Other graduates work in industry – as analysts, engineers, administrators, developers, project managers and in specialist roles – with an increasing number of graduates employed in banking, finance, and insurance.

Summary

  • Program code
    5521
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Degree equivalent to a four-year Australian bachelor honours degree in Information Technology or Computer Science with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. View additional entry requirements for applicants with overseas qualifications.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Computer Science are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Computer Science. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Computer Science at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Computer Science pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $25,280
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Master of Computer Science for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Master of Computer Science can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Computer Science is 5521. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Computer Science is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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