Master of Computing

RMIT University

Program Description

Master of Computing

RMIT University

Master of Computing

This flexible program provides graduates from computing and non-computing backgrounds with the chance to complete a cutting-edge specialisation.

You'll achieve mastery in a discipline area and gain critical technical knowledge required by software team leaders and software project managers.

You can specialise in:

  • advanced databases
  • computer security
  • intelligent systems
  • networked and distributed systems
  • software engineering
  • web-based computing.

When you graduate, the School will issue you a letter that identifies your specialisation.


1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time

This incorporates Graduate Diploma: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time and Graduate Certificate: 1 semester full-time or 1 year part-time.

Program structure

The Master consists of 144 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points) and the Graduate Certificate (48 credit points).

Master students complete 5 core courses, 2 approved elective courses and 1 specialisation consisting of 5 courses.

If you can demonstrate successful completion of core courses you may be able to replace these with electives, subject to approval.


A shortage of software specialists means graduates have excellent career prospects in Australia and internationally.

Graduates work in diverse roles like:

  • analyst programmer
  • information architect
  • business analyst
  • consultant/functional consultant
  • database developer and administrator
  • software engineer
  • software network engineer
  • help desk/support
  • internet/multimedia development manager
  • network and systems specialist
  • product manager
  • project manager
  • quality assurance tester
  • sales consultant
  • security specialist
  • team leader
  • technical writer.

Professional recognition and accreditation

Graduates are granted professional-level accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

Program entry requirements

Completion of an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any disciplinde with a credit average (Minimum GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0).


Applicants may be considered for alternative entry if they do not have formal qualifications but can demonstrate significant extensive industry experience. Applicants with skills in problem solving and/or mathematics and clear thinking are encouraged to apply.

English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
  • Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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July 2017
Feb. 2017
3 semesters
Full time
27,840 AUD
Start date July 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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Duration 3 semesters
Price 27,840 AUD
Start date Feb. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 3 semesters
Price 27,840 AUD