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Master of Computing and Innovation

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM111

CRICOS 064441A

The Master of Computing and Innovation is a conversion program designed for students who wish to develop new skills in the area of information technology (IT), management and innovation.

Success as an IT professional in today’s diverse market requires not only technical computer science skills, but also expertise in innovation and project management. As IT professionals are employed more broadly throughout different industry and government sectors there is an increasing diversity in their roles, encompassing management of IT contracts and projects, development of applications, identification and management of IT solutions and the marketing and selling of IT solutions. This diversity requires IT professionals to exhibit a high degree of technical knowledge as well as good communication and project management skills. The Master of Computing and Innovation is designed to provide these skills.

Students with no prior experience in computer science undertake a specialised introductory program in their first semester, designed to address fundamental IT requirements and familiarisation with assessment and the University of Adelaide environment. After completion of the introductory program, students will be skilled in programming in the C + + language and have knowledge of fundamental data structures and computer systems.

Students with existing qualifications in computer science may also undertake the degree and build on their skills in IT and management and innovation. Such students will have the core course requirements (i.e. the introductory program) varied to reflect their existing knowledge.

Graduates gain the ability to design and construct large software systems. Academic staff provide guidance and mentorship based on years of experience in IT education and industry involvement. Award-winning educators and world-leading researchers jointly provide an exciting, innovative and comprehensive education environment.

Students commencing this program may, after the completion of the equivalent of a major in computer science, transfer to a Master of Computer Science or Master of Software Engineering program. Students unable to complete a Master of Computing and Innovation program may be able to convert to a graduate diploma or graduate certificate program. Students seeking to convert between programs are required to seek program advice from the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, as not all courses can be counted towards the new program.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017