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Summary
Master of Computing (MCOP)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

Duration
  • 1.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

This program is currently being re-accredited and is as a consequence likely to undergo some changes.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Enhance your computing skills

If you have already studied a computing degree and you want to enhance your professional skills then this is the degree for you. The Master of Computing is designed to add to your current knowledge and skills. You can choose to study computing in a different area or higher level than your undergraduate degree.

You will also have the opportunity to study a four-unit research project - if you choose to do further research; this will qualify you for PhD studies. 

Problem-solvers and innovative thinkers

USQ’s computing degrees are flexible and relevant to a workforce that thrives on science and technology. As a graduate, you will become a better problem-solver and innovative thinker. You will possess high-level skills in computing theory, practice and research, giving you a competitive advantage in a career that is dynamic, global and in demand.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Computing is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally. This means when you graduate, your degree will be recognised by other countries who are members of the Accord.

Courses to be studied Units
Coursework courses 8
plus 1 x research project courses 4
Total 12
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9048
Domestic full fee paying AUD 19280

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year bachelor degree from a recognised university in the field of computing or equivalent
or
  • USQ Graduate Diploma of Information Technology/Graduate Diploma of Professional Computing/Graduate Diploma of Advanced Computing or equivalent

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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