Postgraduate study in the School of Computer Science can be undertaken by coursework or research.
Postgraduate coursework involves attending lectures, as well as completing a research project.
The school offers Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma programs for students who have already completed a degree from the University of Adelaide or the equivalent in another discipline. The degree does not have to be in computer science or software engineering. However, familiarity with programming would be an advantage. The Graduate Diploma involves one year of full-time study, while the Graduate Certificate involves six months of full-time study. In both cases, part-time study is also available. Learn more.
The School of Computer Science also offers several Masters degrees by coursework in the disciplines of computing and innovation, computer science and software engineering. Work in the degree involves a significant amount of programming, usually in Java or C++. The coursework Masters is delivered in traditional semester blocks and most programs can be undertaken on a full or part-time basis to accommodate your needs. Learn more.
For additional information contact the School Office.
Postgraduate research degrees are research-intensive and highly specialised. Rather than attend lectures, students are expected to conduct research on their own and work closely with a supervisor on a one-to-one basis. Both Masters and PhD degrees in computer and software engineering are offered by research.
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- Learn more about higher degrees by research at the University of Adelaide.
Interested in applying
If you are interested in becoming part of this rich research environment, find out more about research in the School of Computer Science. Also follow the links for specific entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy.
Refer to the website for a quick guide to applying for admission.