Master of Computing and Innovation

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  • Duration

    2 years full-time
    or part-time equiv.
  • Start Dates

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  • Location

    Melbourne Campus

The Melbourne campus offers a pathway into degrees for international pathway students only. For the equivalent version for both domestic and international students at the Adelaide, North Terrace campus visit Master of Computing and Innovation.

A competitive edge in computing

Information technology (IT) professionals are faced with new challenges every day. Technical computer science skills are no longer all that’s needed to get the job done.

Our Master of Computing and Innovation is designed to build the communication, project management and innovation skills needed to thrive in a growing industry.

This degree is available to international students only.

What will you do?

  • Undertake a specialised introductory IT program in your first semester.
  • Learn C++ language and programming.
  • Understand fundamental data structures and computer systems.
  • Benefit from the guidance and mentorship of highly experienced, award-winning educators and world-leading researchers.
  • Learn to design and construct large software systems.
  • Build management and innovation skills through core courses.
  • Apply your learning in a significant project.

This degree will still be invaluable if you already have computer science qualifications. We’ll simply vary your program to reflect your existing knowledge.

Students will commence their pathway studies as a University of Adelaide College student undertaking a Pre-Master's Program. On successful completion of the Pre-master's program, student will receive credit for subjects and will move into the second trimester of the University of Adelaide Master of Computing and Innovation.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate ready to take on a wide range of IT-based roles. You could be a computer scientist, web developer or tech entrepreneur. You might manage IT contracts and projects in the government sector. Perhaps you’ll work in marketing, selling exciting new IT products to the public.

Note: After completing the equivalent of a major in computer science, you’ll be eligible to apply for entry into our Master of Computer Science or Master of Software Engineering. Depending on your prior study, this major may take up to 2 years to complete. 


  • Ranked #48 in the world for computer science and engineering^
  • Home to the world-leading Australian Institute for Machine Learning
  • Undertake a major research project supervised by world-class academic staff

^ARWU, 2021

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

Not offered to domestic students.


Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Professional Accreditation

The Master of Computing and Innovation is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). It is designed to provide a professional qualification in computing and information technology and also provides the necessary academic requirements for membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Potential careers

Communications Technologist, Computer Programmer, Computer Scientist, Project Manager, Software Developer, Software Engineer, IT Manager, Information Technologist, Information and Communications Technologist, Internet - Web Programmer, Programmer, Entrepreneur, Innovation Manager

Degree Structure

In this 48-unit program, students undertake a variety of core and elective courses, designed to provide skills in IT, management and innovation, and a significant project designed to combine skills developed across the program.

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Example Study Plan

Assessment

Project work, written assignments, practical work and/or examinations.

Testimonial

I chose to study because the difference degrees offered are well balanced content and have great links between academia, government and industry.

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Last updated: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021