Master of Computing and Innovation Mid-Year Entry
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.
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.
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. Options for converting to a graduate diploma or graduate certificate program are also available. If you’re looking to convert between programs, seek advice from the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, as not all courses can be counted towards the new program.
This program is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) – please see the Careers section below for more accreditation and careers information.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, 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.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM111 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3CM111
CRICOS 064441A Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $32,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates are well prepared for technical roles in industry and the public sector in the areas of information and communication technology, communications and project management.
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
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- 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).
Communications Technologist, Computer Scientist, Information and Communications Technologist, Information Technologist, IT Manager, Project Manager, Software Engineer, Software Developer, Computer Programmer, Internet - Web Programmer
Degree StructureThe Masters program includes:
- eight (27 units) core foundation courses
- three (12 units) core electives
- one (9 units) research courses
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:
Core Electives, choice of 2:
- COMP SCI 7098 Master of Computing & Innovation Project
Data and Information Management stream electives, choose one of:
General electives, choose at least one (maximum of three):
- COMP SCI 7026 Computer Architecture
- COMP SCI 7059 Artificial Intelligence
- COMP SCI 7076 Distributed Systems
- COMP SCI 7089 Event Driven Computing
- COMP SCI 7090 Computer Graphics
- COMP SCI 7301 Advanced Algorithms
- COMP SCI 7305 Parallel and Distributed Computing
- COMP SCI 7306 Mining Big Data
- COMP SCI 7307 Secure Programming
- COMP SCI 7308 Cybersecurity Fundamentals
- COMP SCI 7314 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning
- COMP SCI 7315 Computer Vision
- COMP SCI 7316 Evolutionary Computation
Advanced electives (choose up to two)
Any course offered by the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) to the value of up to 6 units may be taken.
- COMP SCI 7000 Software Architecture
- COMP SCI 7007 Specialised Programming
- COMP SCI 7010 Special Topics in Computer Science A
- COMP SCI 7012 Special Topics in Computer Science B
- COMP SCI 7022 Computer Vision
- COMP SCI 7023 Software Process Improvement
- COMP SCI 7044 Computer System Security
- COMP SCI 7045 Distributed High Performance Computing
- COMP SCI 7092 Mobile and Wireless Systems
- COMP SCI 7093 Evolutionary Computation
- COMP SCI 7094 Distributed Databases & Data Mining
- COMP SCI 7401 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning
- COMP SCI 7402 Introduction to Geometric Algorithms
- COMP SCI 7403 Mining Big Data
- COMP SCI 7406 Secure Programming
- COMP SCI 7407 Advanced Algorithms
- COMP SCI 7408 Modelling and Analysis of Complex Systems PG
- COMP SCI 7409 Search Based Software Engineering
- COMP SCI 7410 Computer Graphics
- COMP SCI 7411 Event Driven Computing
- COMP SCI 7412 Secure Software Engineering
- COMP SCI 7413 Introduction to Quantum Computing
For more information on the courses on offer please see the Calendar, a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Study plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
Project work, written assignments, practical work and/or examinations.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021