Master of Computing and Innovation
A competitive edge in computing
Embrace the challenges of today’s fast-paced world as a computing and innovation professional. Combine information technology with your area of expertise by using this program as a springboard to further skills in computer science.
The Master of Computing and Innovation builds skills in communication, project management, IT and innovation, equipping you with the essential skills to navigate intricate projects, collaborate seamlessly with diverse teams, and unleash your creative problem-solving prowess to thrive in a growing industry.
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.
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.
This program is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) – please see the Careers section below for more accreditation and careers information.
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|Yes - 2 year
|February and July
|Higher Education Study
|A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 4.5.
Admissions Transparency Data
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2022 Number of students Percentage of all students International students 29 96.7% All students 30 100.0%
Fees and Scholarships
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|Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $35,500
Where the standard duration of the program is less than one year the full cost of the program is displayed.
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
FEE-HELPThis program is an Australian full-fee program. As a domestic student you may be eligible to:
- recieve a zero interest government assistance package to cover your course fees and
- use over $100,000 in HELP assistance over your lifetime
Throughout the program, students are immersed in activities where academic theory meets real-world industry connections, forging a path towards a successful career.
Staff maintain a close connection to industries through Cybersecurity CRC, a platform to connect researchers to industry; and the Australian Institute of Machine Learning, which provides connections to the defence industry, e.g. BAE Systems, Amazon, Dubber AI, Oz Minerals, and more. These connections provide staff and students with an inside track to the latest trends, breakthrough technologies, and emerging opportunities.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
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).
Graduates of this program have gone on to careers in:
Communications Technologist; Computer Scientist; Information and Communications Technologist; Information Technologist; IT Manager; Project Manager; Software Engineer; Software Developer; Computer Programmer; Internet - Web Programmer
- Core courses to the value of 27 units
- Research equivalent courses to the value of 9 units in the form of a team-based applied research project
- Elective courses to the value of 12 units
- Unless exempted, international students are required to take ENG 7057 Communication and Critical Thinking in lieu of an elective
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Students must complete all of the following courses:
|COMP SCI 7015 Software Engineering and Project
COMP SCI 7039 Computer Networks and Applications
COMP SCI 7064 Operating Systems
COMP SCI 7081 Computer Systems
COMP SCI 7201 Algorithm and Data Structure Analysis
COMP SCI 7210 Foundations of Computer Science A
COMP SCI 7211 Foundations of Computer Science B
|and courses to the value of 6 units from the following:
|ENTREP 7022 Creativity and Innovation
PROJMGNT 5021 Project Management Fundamentals
ENTREP 5036 Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset
ENTREP 5038 New Venture Creation
|COMP SCI 7098 Master of Computing & Innovation Project
Project work, written assignments, practical work and/or examinations.
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Last updated: Friday, 14 Jul 2023