Master of Computer Science

General

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Program Description

This master by coursework degree is designed to meet the demand for computing experts in an ever-evolving digital industry landscape.

Students will be exposed to contemporary computer science techniques and technologies with a strong focus on the practical application of computing and theory, process and principles. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT professionals who have no previous experience in the computing discipline. The curriculum and capstone components of the course are heavily influenced by industry and offer students the opportunity to apply their expertise in authentic and real-world situations.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 6)

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years of relevant professional experience.

English Language requirements (Band 4)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

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Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online
  • Semester 1: Study part-time Online
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online
  • Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI6201 Networking Technologies 20
CSI6207 Systems Analysis and Database Design 20
CSI6208 Programming Principles 20

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI6199 Cyber Security 20
CSI6203 Scripting Languages 20
CSI6209 Artificial Intelligence 20

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI6219 Principles of Project Management 20
MAT6206 Data Analysis and Visualisation 20
CSI6210 Current Topics in Computer Science 20

Year 2 - Semester 2

Students are required to enrol in either CSI6224 Applied Project or CSI6223 Work Experience Project (if approved) in their final semester of study, having completed all other course requirements.

Students enrolled in the Work Integrated Learning programme complete the following unit

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI6223 Work Experience Project 60
Students NOT enrolled in the Work Integrated Learning programme complete the following unit
CSI6224 Applied Project 60

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply advanced cognitive and technical skills to analyse complex concepts and scenarios within authentic computer science/ICT tasks and assessments.
  • Apply communication and/or collaboration skills in the design of sophisticated solutions to computer science/ICT focused tasks and assessments.
  • Reflect critically on a complex body of computer science/ICT knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of professional practice.
  • Use high-level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a substantial computer science/ICT focused project.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme will be qualified to work as computing professionals including roles as developers, software engineers, systems analysts and digital architects in a wide range of areas, from programming and system development, through to project management and systems architectures.

Possible future job titles

Programmer, Systems Analyst, Systems Architect, Software Tester, Web Developer.

Last updated May 2020

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