As part of its normal cycle of review of its programs and courses, The Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Computer Science has conducted an appraisal of its postgraduate coursework program. As an outcome of that review, new program rules, which come into effect from first semester 2018, have been released for the following programs:
Graduate Diploma of Computing
The Graduate Diploma of Computing is a 1-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree with a dual purpose:
1) To provide a pathway to further computing studies for both international and domestic students who don’t have a Bachelor degree or where they did not do well enough in their Bachelor studies to gain direct entry to our Master of Computing Program; and
2) For domestic students who wish to update or extend existing qualifications in the shortest possible time.
Depending on their background and interests, students have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge elective courses.
Master of Computing
The Master of Computing is a 2-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree with two target audiences:
1) Graduates without a computing background who wish to acquire a solid knowledge of computing; and
2) Graduates with a computing or information technology background who wish to broaden and deepen or refresh their knowledge.
The Master of Computing program is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society as the courses previously included within the professional computing specialisation have been incorporated into the core (i.e. compulsory courses).
Master of Computing (Advanced)
The Master of Computing is a 2-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree for students with a Bachelor degree in computing and has two target audiences:
1) Highly achieving computing graduates who wish to enter industry in an R&D or leadership role; and
2) Highly achieving computing graduates who wish to pursue a PhD.
It is hoped that from 2018 the Master of Computing (Advanced) will also be accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
Students in both the Master of Computing and the Master of Computing (Advanced) have the opportunity to participate in many cutting edge courses and, depending upon their background and interests, may choose to specialise in artificial intelligence, human centred design and software development, or data science.
For detailed program information and entry requirements for each visit program and courses.