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I45 Master of Computer Science

The Master of Computer Science is a four semester (240 credit points) professional Masters degree designed to meet the demand for extended computer skills and to impart theoretical and practical knowledge required for positions in computer technology.  The course offers high level engagement, including a Work Integrated Learning option for students performing at a high level.


Normal entry requirement is a Bachelor degree or equivalent.

This course is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.

Students must complete the programme outlined below. All semester enrolments are subject to unit availability and students must consult the Course Coordinator prior to enrolling.



Students in this course have the opportunity to seek a Work Integrated Learning placement with an industry partner equivalent to one semester of fulltime study. Such placements are available to students who have:

·         Successfully completed any prerequisite units,

·         successfully completed at least two thirds of the requirements towards the degree and,

·         have a Weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% or higher across their course, or

·         have a WAM of 70% or higher for the two semesters preceding their application.

Students who meet these criteria and who wish to participate in Work Integrated Learning must apply in writing to their Course Coordinator by the end of the first year of the course (or PRIOR to enrolling in CSI5150). Students should seek the advice of the Course Coordinator as to the appropriateness of pursuing the work placement option within their course structure and also as to their eligibility to be considered. Selection will be based on academic performance, the application and a formal interview process.

Successful applicants for work placement must enroll in and complete the requirements for CSI5255 Work Experience Project (in place of CSI5150, CSI5251 and CSI5252). These are 60 credit point units and represent a full semester’s study load. Students are advised NOT to enroll in any additional units while taking the Work Experience Project unit.  Students should also note that failure to successfully complete CSI5255 could necessitate completing CSI5150/CSI5251/CSI5252 instead, which could add two extra semesters to the course duration.


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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013