University of Canberra

Master of Information Sciences (Research)

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

If you already have a degree in information sciences, but are looking to take your research skills to the next level, this course lets you extend your knowledge and make valuable new contributions to the pioneering field of information technology (IT). You will undertake advanced coursework and research across a broad spectrum of engineering and IT-related areas, including statistics, business informatics, mathematics, information systems, network engineering, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and more. Under the professional guidance of an expert supervisory panel, you will be introduced to research methodology, learn how to frame a research proposal and then prepare a formal thesis to be presented in seminar-form at the end of your study. Upon graduation, you will have a range of career and study choices available to you, such as entering the workforce as a job-ready network security engineer, software engineer, web application developer or project manager, or pursuing a PhD in research. As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.


48 credit points

Standard entry requirements

  • The entry requirements of the course are: a degree in information sciences (such as Bachelor of Business Informatics, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Software Engineering) with an average grade of credit or better
  • Or a Master of Technology or equivalent with an average grade of credit or better and evidence of capacity for doing research at the Masters level (as per Gold Book

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UC College, Bruce Domestic: $51,600
International: $62,000
  • Full-time : 2 years

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