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What will I learn?

Further your research skills and contribute to advancements in computer science.

As a computer science masters by research candidate, you have the flexibility to pursue an individual topic, or contribute to one of our existing research areas.

You will join an active research community and work with academics, peers and partner organisations who have demonstrated research success in a range of specialities, including:

data engineering and analytics
distributed systems and networking
heuristic optimisation
information retrieval and web search
software engineering

Electives and program structure

You will complete this program under academic supervision.

The masters program is structured to enable you to:

complete a compulsory research methods course
receive training in research integrity and ethics
select studies in qualitative and quantitative research techniques
complete a thesis/project which demonstrates your original contribution to the field and your ability to communicate complex or original research for peers and the community to an international standard

You are required to complete:

Research integrity online modules

Research integrity
Copyright and intellectual property

Research methods for engineering and related disciplines

Research methods courses step you through the literature review and preparing your research proposal for confirmation of candidature. They are taught in large discipline groups.

You may need to complete an ethics module to ensure your research is ethical and responsible.

Research techniques

You may elect to take (where relevant) electives in qualitative or quantitative research techniques once data collection has begun. You can use your own data to explore different research analysis techniques. Your supervisor will help you decide when you should take these electives.

Co-curricular activities

You are encouraged to participate in activities offered by the University, College and School according to your needs and interests.

This masters degree may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode. Prospective candidates should discuss these modes of submission with their potential supervisor/s.

Career

A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.

Which department am I in?

STEM College

CRICOS

079697J

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,600.00 (17,98,715) per year

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

Start date

1 November 2021

Venue

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

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  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
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