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What will I learn?

This masters by coursework degree is designed to meet the demand for computing experts in an ever evolving digital industry landscape.

Students will be exposed to contemporary computer science techniques and technologies with a strong focus on practical application of computing and theory, process and principles. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in the computing discipline. The curriculum and capstone components of the course are heavily influenced by industry and offer students the opportunity to apply their expertise in authentic and real-world situations.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply advanced cognitive and technical skills to analyze complex concepts and scenarios within authentic computer science/ICT tasks and assessments.
  • Apply communication and/or collaboration skills in the design of sophisticated solutions to computer science/ICT focused tasks and assessments.
  • Reflect critically on a complex body of computer science/ICT knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of professional practice.
  • Use high level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a substantial computer science/ICT focused project.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the program will be qualified to work as computing professionals including roles as developers, software engineers, systems analysts and digital architects in a wide range of areas, from programming and system development, through to project management and systems architectures.

Possible future job titles

Programmer, Systems Analyst, Systems Architect, Software Tester, Web Developer.

Which department am I in?

School of Science

CRICOS

065186C

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,150.00 (20,21,219) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $37,150; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 30% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022, 1 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,150.00 (20,21,219) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $37,150; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 30% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022, 1 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants are required to have a four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum course average of 65%, with equivalents considered, Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following: Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

For international students

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

Special entry may be considered for students with a cognate first degree (or with appropriate experience) who can apply for a reduced course duration: 1.5 years full time (3 years part time) – 180 credit points

Admission is based on:

Bachelor degree in a related discipline (Related discipline refers to any computing/ICT-related discipline), or

Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus five years relevant work experience (Relevant work experience constitutes Senior/Managerial positions to be approved by the Course Coordinator), or

Graduate Certificate of Computer Science (or equivalent), or

Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0;
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - PTE Academic 58, with no score less than 50 for postgraduate standard entry courses.
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better.
  • TOEFL - Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5 percent of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE 2021)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections

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