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C03025v4 Master of Science (Research) in Computing Sciences

Award(s): Master of Science (Research) in Computing Sciences (MSc(Res))
CRICOS code: 001121E
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

Research degrees are offered on a sponsored, scholarship, faculty part-sponsored or full-fee-paying basis. Contact UTS: Information Technology or the UTS: Graduate Research School for further details.


Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information

Overview

This course enables graduates to extend and deepen their knowledge in a specialised area of computing by undertaking research under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

The course enables students to advance themselves in their career in computing and information technology, and offers flexibility in the choice of research topic so it may be closely aligned with students' professional careers.

Career options

This course enables graduates to extend and deepen their knowledge of a specialised area of computing by undertaking research. The course enables students to advance themselves in their career in computing and information technology, and offers flexibility in the choice of research topic so it may be closely aligned with students' professional careers. Career options include positions in universities and other institutions undertaking research or other academic work including teaching. Opportunities involving research and development also exist with national and international firms.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

Previous qualifications must have a major computing component. Before submitting a formal application for admission to this degree course, applicants should first seek the approval of a potential supervisor for their proposed research work.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.0 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 500-549 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 60-78 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 50-57; or CAE: 169-175.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

UTS: Information Technology has a strong preference for research work that proceeds at a full-time pace. However, this preference should not be seen as a deterrent to those students who wish to remain in employment. Students who are working full time are encouraged to select a topic for their research which is closely aligned with their professional work.

Course structure

Candidates are required to complete two subjects covering technology research preparation and technology research methods respectively (some candidates may be exempt from completing these subjects).

The degree is examined through presentation of a thesis.

All thesis students are required to submit, in consultation with their supervisor(s), a progress report at the end of each session. The UTS: Graduate Research School contacts each student and their supervisor(s) to initiate this process.

Course completion requirements

31675 Thesis (Computing Science) 
32144 Technology Research Preparation 
32931 Technology Research Methods 

Other information

Further information is available on:

telephone +61 2 9514 1336
UTS: Graduate Research School

or from UTS: Information Technology at:

FEIT Research and Development Office
telephone +61 2 9514 4460
email feit.hdr@uts.edu.au