The University of Melbourne

Master of Science - Computer Science

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Master of Science (Computer Science) will give you a broad base of high-level knowledge to keep up with advances in computing technology, with specialist skills in at least one area. You can use the Master of Science (Computer Science) as a pathway to a PhD or to the workforce, where you may meet our alumni working in software design, cybersecurity, information architecture and programming. You'll complete an independent project in your chosen research area, supported by one of our academic experts. If you'd like to gain even more real-world experience, you can choose to complete an internship in a science or technology-related workplace for course credit.


200 credit points, comprising discipline core subjects (50 points), discipline elective subjects (at least 37.5 points), professional skills subjects (12.5-25 points) research project (75 points).


  • Knowledge systems
  • programming languages and distributed computing
  • information systems
  • mathematics
  • statistics
  • spatial information science
  • linguistics.

Standard entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant computer science discipline, with an average mark of at least 65% in the best 50 points in appropriate discipline studies at third year
  • At least 25 points (two subjects) of university-level mathematics or statistics subjects. Some knowledge of formal logic and discrete mathematics, and second-year university-level mathematics or statistics is recommended.

Study pathways

The University of Melbourne Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Biomedicine offer pathways to a range of Master of Science specialisations.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $63,501
International: $63,501

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