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CURTIN UNIVERSITY, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - PROGRAMS

Perth, Western AustraliaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  30904Enrollment

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Computer Science)

 2 years
 400 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus
 Course Based

$ 22,218 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Curtin University offers MSc in Computer Science for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is a course-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • Computer science is fundamentally about applying computing theory to information processes. 
  • This course will extend student's prior knowledge and experience of computing, and prepare them for research, teaching, and further graduate studies. 
  • The Computer Science Major program is consists of 125 credits of core units.
  • The University helps students to thinks critically, creatively, and reflectively to generate innovative algorithms and techniques to solve complex problems via a major project.
  • Students have to complete and submit a project in the last year of the program.
  • Students communicate effectively in language appropriate to the discipline of computer science in both the oral and written word as demonstrated by the production of a large and detailed project report.
  • The student-faculty ratio of the Computer Science program is 20:1.
  • Computer scientists continue to be engaged in high profile research on artificial intelligence and computer vision which further enhances student's skills and knowledge by working on highly relevant projects.
  • This course is based on the curricula recommendations of the IEEE Computer Society and Association for Computing Machinery.
  • The department of faculty help to extend students computing knowledge, and develop expertise in the mathematical foundation of computability.
  • Curtin University ranks in the top one percent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).
  • Job opportunities after MSc Computer Science are Computer Systems Analysts, Software Developers. Web Developers, etc and the average salary goes up to 62,105 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Total Credits400
Fees$ 44,436 for 2 years or 400 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jul 23)
Language Proficiency IELTS,PTE,TOEFL
Program Urlhttps://study.curtin.edu.au/offering/course-pg-computer-science-major-msc-science--mjrp-cmscmv1/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a bachelor’s degree in science or 1-year full-time with honours or a postgraduate diploma from a recognized University.
  • Or, students must have a recognized bachelor's degree in science with competency in computer science or a related discipline to the level of second-year tertiary study.
  • Students need to complete Australian Year 12 (VCE, HSC, QCE, WACE, SACE, TCE, NTCE, ACT) with a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 or equivalent to be eligible for this program.
  • Students must hold a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a UG degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Students must have an Indian School Certificate or All India Senior School Certificate with 60% in English subject.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test to get admission into this program.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements or awards, publications, relevant work, or volunteer experience.
  • Academic Transcripts: Students have to provide full academic transcripts that contain student’s unit results.
  • Grading system: It is a system that is used to assess the educational performance of a student which is entirely based upon points and grades.
  • Award certificates: A document that is presented as a form of recognition for participation or achievement. 
  • Evidence of work and life experience: If students are applying for advanced standing based on their work and life experience should complete the form titled Supplement for Credit Transfer based on relevant Prior Professional and include the following supporting documents:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Position description
    • Employment confirmation
  • Employment confirmation: A signed official letter or statement on company letterhead from student employer or organization confirming the dates and type of student employment.
  • Supplementary documents: Students may be required to provide additional information with the application, depending on which Curtin University course they choose.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency test scores like IELTS, TOEFL other recognized English test results.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jul 23


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE

79 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$22218$22218

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 2,277

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #301/ 600

Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Destination Australia Scholarship $11,070 Yes 07 Jul, 2021
Australia Awards Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Australian Government Research Training Program Variable Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

An international student must obtain a Student Visa of Australia to study and work in Australia for a period longer than 6 months. There are different types of visa such as:

  • Student Visa: The student visa is a temporary visa that allows students to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution.
  • Visitor Visa: After completing the course, students may need to apply for a Visitor (Tourist) Visa to attend the graduation ceremony or stay to have a holiday.
  • Relative’s Visitor Visa: If student's relatives wish to attend the graduation ceremony and require a letter to assist with their Visitor Visa application, they can order an official Graduation letter.
  • Temporary Graduate Visa: The Temporary Graduate Visa allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after they finish their studies. It has two streams: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Workstream.
  • Applying For permanent Residency: International students who wish to remain in Australia permanently need to apply for Permanent Residency (PR). 
  • If students are under 18 years of age, they must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.
  • Students will need the following documentation when applying for Student Visa:
    • A copy of the offer letter
    • Valid Passport
    • A copy of electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
    • The visa application payment specified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Work Study

Australia is a great place to study and work as an international student. Students may choose to work while studying. This can be an option to earn extra spending money and get a taste of the local culture. Here are a few things to remember:

  • An international student obtains Student Visa to study and work in Australia.
  • The student visa allows students to work part-time for up to 40 hours per fortnight when their course is in session and unlimited hours during semester breaks.
  • Student visa holders have the opportunity to work full-time during the holidays.
  • They may get paid more on weekends, night shifts, and public holidays.
  • If students are a postgraduate research sector student visa holder and are studying a higher degree by research, then there is no limit on the number of hours they can work.
  • The wage depends on the type of work and age (Minimum wage is $18.93/hour).

Career and Placement after Course

The career opportunities for students are:

  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Software Developers
  • Senior Database Administrators
  • Senior Web Developers
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators



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