Master of Computing (Advanced)

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Deepen your existing knowledge of computing with this research-focused degree. 

If you love computing and technology and want to help create some of the greatest innovations in these fields, then this advanced program is for you.
The Master of Computing (Advanced) is a two-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree targeting a research role that provides students with exposure to best practice in computing through cutting-edge courses in areas of relevance to computing practitioners and researchers.
Broaden your computing knowledge, and gain an understanding of professional software development and computing practices.
You will be exposed to best practice research methods and have an opportunity to specialise in a computing topic that has a high impact on human futures.
You will take part in an intensive research project under the supervision of one of the world’s leading researchers. ANU has strong collaborations with international organisations, research institutes, and industry partners that can prepare you for Research & Development, leadership, or academia roles.
Upon completion, you will have pathways for a PhD or be well placed to advance your career in the IT sector.

Master of Computing (Advanced) specialisations

If you have space in your program, you can complete a 24 unit specialisation in your chosen area:

Research project

A research project is completed in your final year of study as a capstone experience. This is a substantial piece of individual research conducted under the supervision of an academic. It is completed over two semesters (12 units each semester).
Students must complete COMP6445 Computing Research Methods before starting their research project, as it introduces the fundamentals of research methodologies for application in the computing domain.


This program is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Entry requirements and degree stucture

ANU Master of Computing students with a GPA greater than 6/7 may transfer to the Master of Computing (Advanced) with up to 48 units of credit. To transfer, students require a GPA of 6/7 in the first 48 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of the Program Convener and an identified supervisor for the research theses.

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