Master of Philosophy - Computer Science (By Research)

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This research course is designed to provide opportunities to obtain a specialist qualification in the areas of computer science and cyber security by gaining specific skills and understanding in carrying out independent research work. It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework. Students should not enrol in this research course to receive the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission.


This program has a Thesis Research core unit. The content of the research based degree should be determined in consultation with the postgraduate coordinator, Department of Computing.


  • Computer science

Standard entry requirements

  • Honours degree in computer science
  • Or postgraduate diploma in computer science at level 2 or equivalent

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus International: $79,000 No information available Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Curtin Course Code: MR-COMPSC

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