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Master of Science (Computer Science)

MSc(Curtin) - MJRP-CMSCM Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time or full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 2 years full time

This course will extend your prior knowledge and experience of computing and also prepare you for serious research, teaching and further graduate studies.

In addition to learning how to understand the fundamentals of computer architecture and organising, storing and retrieving data, you will learn how to identify software security problems in specialised client systems and to design effective countermeasures, based on the client requirements and priorities.

You will develop expertise in formal languages, the mathematical foundation of computability, and formal logic and systemic complexity, which may enhance your career prospects in a wide range of industry sectors, business and management.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised bachelor degree in science, with competency in computer science or a related discipline to the level of second year tertiary study.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


This course is two years full-time for applicants with a bachelor degree in science or one year full-time for applicants with honours or a postgraduate diploma.

You may choose to undertake intensive periods of course study or project work over the summer or vacation periods.

To enrol in this course you will need to apply for the Master of Science – School of Science and Computing (308719) with a Computer Science major. You will graduate with a Master of Science (Computer Science).


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $26,900*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Credit for previous study

Credits for recognised learning will be considered if you have successfully completed an honours or graduate diploma in this field of study.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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