Course summary

The Master of Computer Science will provide you with the skills and ability to solve complex real-world problems by integrating computer science methods with effective management strategies, and by developing and deploying computer applications. During this degree, you will be able to put theory into practice with an individual capstone project.

What you will study

You will study subjects in IT project management, advanced programming, algorithms and data structures. You can choose to complete subjects from the below four areas:

  • computational intelligence, and reasoning and learning
  • machine learning algorithms and big data
  • advanced network security and computer security
  • software requirements and specifications, and service-oriented software engineering

You have the opportunity to specialise in one of the following majors offered at the Wollongong campus:

  • Intelligent Systems
  • Machine Learning and Big Data
  • Network and Information Security
  • Software Engineering

This degree

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to solve complex real-world problems by integrating computer science methods with effective management strategies. Through developing and using computer applications, you will be able to apply key information and expert judgement in computer software design to communicate knowledge, ideas and procedures to IT staff and external stakeholders. You will develop independent learning strategies to keep abreast of innovations in technology and computer science, industry trends and standards.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Solve complex real-world problems by integrating computer science methods with effective management strategies and by developing and using computer applications.
  2. Research, synthesise and apply key information and expert judgement in computer software design and project planning.
  3. Interpret theoretical, practical and professional information and communicate knowledge, ideas and procedures to both computer scientists and stakeholders.
  4. Employ independent learning strategies to update own knowledge in the field and keep pace with innovations in computer science techniques, industry trends and standards
  5. Work as an individual and as a member of a team in a manner consistent with ethical and professional standards.

Course Structure

This degree requires the satisfactory completion of:

Year 1

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI814 IT Project Management 6 Offered in 2020
CSCI851 Advanced Programming 6 Spring
CSCI803 Algorithms and Data Structures 6 Offered in 2020
Select one of the following
CSCI835 Database Systems 6 Offered in 2020
CSCI862 System Security 6 Offered in 2021
CSIT826 Human-Computer Interaction 6 Spring
Plus one of the following
MTS9302 Corporate Network Management 6 Offered in 2020
ISIT925 Strategic Network Design 6 Offered in 2020
And
CSCI920 Contemporary Topics in Computer Science 6 Offered in 2021
CSIT940 Research Methodology 6 Offered in 2020
CSCI992 Professional Project 12 Offered in 2020

Plus 3 subjects (18 cp) towards a major (at the Wollongong campus) plus 5 subjects (30cp) from CSCI Graduate Subject List - see listing below

OR 2 subjects (12cp) in a no major option plus 6 subjects (36cp) from CSCI Graduate Subject List - see listing below

No Major - Complete one of the following group of 2 subjects

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Group 1
CSCI964 Computational Intelligence^ 6 Offered in 2021
CSCI924 Reasoning and Learning 6 Offered in 2020
Group 2
CSCI933 Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications 6 Offered in 2020
CSCI946 Big Data Analytics^ 6 Offered in 2020
Group 3
CSCI968 Advanced Network Security^ 6 Not offered
CSCI971 Advanced Computer Security 6 Not offered
Group 4
CSCI910 Software Requirements, Specifications and Formal Methods^ 6 Offered in 2020
CSCI927 Service-Oriented Software Engineering 6 Spring

Please note that the subjects, marked ^, above have pre-requisites.

There is an opportunity to specialise in a major at the Wollongong campus by choosing one or more of the following majors offered:

  • Intelligent Systems
  • Machine Learning and Big Data
  • Network and Information Security
  • Software Engineering.

Intelligent Systems

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI964 Computational Intelligence^ 6 Autumn
CSCI924 Reasoning and Learning 6 Spring
CSCI944 Perception and Planning 6 Spring

Machine Learning Big Data

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI933 Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications 6 Autumn
CSCI935 Computer Vision Algorithms and Systems 6 Spring
CSCI946 Big Data Analytics^ 6 Spring

Network and Information Security

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI968 Advanced Network Security^ 6 Autumn
INFO912 Mathematics for Cryptography 6 Autumn
CSCI971 Advanced Computer Security 6 Spring

Software Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI910 Software Requirements, Specifications and Formal Methods^ 6 Autumn
CSCI926 Software Testing and Analysis 6 Autumn
CSCI927 Service-Oriented Software Engineering 6 Spring

CSCI Graduate Subject List

Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI910 Software Requirements, Specifications and Formal Methods 6 Autumn
CSCI924 Reasoning and Learning 6 Spring
CSCI926 Software Testing and Analysis 6 Autumn
CSCI927 Service-Oriented Software Engineering 6 Spring
CSCI933 Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications 6 Autumn
CSCI935 Computer Vision Algorithms and Systems 6 Spring
CSCI944 Perception and Planning 6 Spring
CSCI946 Big Data Analytics 6 Spring
CSCI964 Computational Intelligence 6 Autumn
CSCI968 Advanced Network Security 6 Autumn
CSCI971 Advanced Computer Security 6 Spring

Cognate Subject

Students may complete 1 of these subjects. Students wishing to undertake a second subject from this list must obtain prior approval from the Course Coordinator. Further, students must seek approval from the Subject Coordinator to ensure they have assumed knowledge.

Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI941 Advanced Topics in Computer Science A 6 Not offered in 2019
CSCI942 Advanced Topics in Computer Science B 6 Not offered in 2019
CSCI943 Advanced Topics in Computer Science C 6 Not offered in 2019
ECTE903 Image and Video Processing 6 Spring
INFO911 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6 Autumn
INFO912 Mathematics for Cryptography 6 Autumn
INFO913 Information Theory 6 Not offered in 2019

Why choose this course

The University of Wollongong has experts encompassing the entire breadth of the underlying sciences, IT, engineering and mathematical methodologies in the ICT industry. As one of the strongest schools for building, deploying and managing the latest computing technologies and business computing systems we work closely with industry partners to ensure all programs remain relevant to industry trends and developments. UOW ensures students study real-world projects and interact with and learn from industry professionals to ensure their job-readiness upon graduation.

Admission

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recognised Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of 60% in any area. Applicants with other qualifications and substantial relevant professional experience may be considered.

English Requirements for international students

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

IELTS Academic

  • Overall Score: 6.5
  • Reading: 6.0
  • Writing: 6.0
  • Listening: 6.0
  • Speaking: 6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

  • Overall Score: 86
  • Reading: 18
  • Writing: 18
  • Listening: 17
  • Speaking: 17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated May 16, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
July 2019
Mar 2020
Duration
2 years
Part-time
Full-time
Price
64,224 AUD
For Domestic Students: Session Fee is $16,056/year and Course Fee is $64,224/per year. For International Students: Session Fee is $16,824 per year and Course Fee is $67,296 per year.
Deadline
June 30, 2019
Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered. International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.
Jan 31, 2020
Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered. International Applicants: 14 February 2020. Late applications may be considered.
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