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Master of Science (Computer Science)

This course structure will be available to students commencing the course from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The first year of this course requires students to complete 3 elective coursework units and 3 core research thesis preparation/proposal units) whilst in the second year students are required to complete a thesis by research.

Year One - Full Year
Comprises three core research units and three elective coursework units that are to be chosen in consultation with the Course Coordinator: The coursework units must be drawn from the list of Elective units. Coursework units should be selected to complement the research direction to be pursued. The course coordinator must approve a student?s selection of any unit outside the list of approved units.

UnitDescription Points
Elective Units (at least Three)
CSG6206Advanced Scripting Languages 20
CSG6223Network Forensics 20
CSG6108Mobile Forensics 20
CSI6109Software Design 20
CSI6111Principles of Distributed Systems 20
CSI6117Computer Forensics 20
CSI6116Network Security 20
CSI6112Software and Systems Management 20
CSI6110Software Development Processes 20
CSI6108Fundamentals of Software Engineering 20
CSI6113IT Professionalism and Practice 20
CSI5202Software and Systems Management 20
CSG6224Special Topic 1 20
Units in the coursework list may be offered in either semester subject to availability of staff and viability of student numbers.
Research Preparation Units
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches 20
CSG6207Research Proposal 20
CSG6106Masters Project 1 20

Year Two - Full Year
Thesis The thesis component of this course is entirely research based and equivalent to 1 year of full-time study. Each semester students nominate if they wish to enrol into research thesis unit: CSG6200 Students are required to enrol in the Thesis unit at 50 or 100% of full time and are required to continue re-enrolling in the thesis component of their study until the thesis is submitted for examination.

UnitDescription Points
CSG6200Masters Thesis 1 0

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