Master of Information Sciences (Computer Science)

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Entry requirements

Master of Information Sciences (Computer Science) 180 credits

Admission to the Master of Information Science (Computer Science) (180 credits) requires you to have:

  • a Bachelor of Information Sciences degree, or close equivalent, majoring in Computer Science, with a minimum B average in the majoring 300 level courses
  • a bachelor degree, followed by a Graduate Diploma of Information Sciences, or close equivalent, majoring in Computer Science, with a minimum B average.

Master of Information Sciences (Computer Science) 120 credits (thesis only)

Admission to the 120-credit Master of Information Sciences (Computer Science) (by thesis) requires you to have been awarded either of the following with a minimum B average:

  • a Bachelor of Information Sciences (Honours) with an endorsement in Computer Science;
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences with an endorsement in Computer Science.

Students should initially enrol for the Master of Information Sciences with no subject and in the professional pathway (180 credits). This offers maximum flexibility and you can change both the subject and the pathway as you progress through the first year

Documents you will need to supply to support your application

  • a copy of your academic transcript/s
  • a short summary of your research interests (200 words or less). Required if you intend on a pathway which includes at least 90 credits of research.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Information Sciences (Computer Science) structure

180 credit Master of Information Sciences

You will follow a parts-based course of study, which will consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, normally consisting of 120 credits of courses (Part One) and 60 credits of professional project (Part Two).

Progression

A 180 credit master’s qualification is made up of two parts. The first part gives you good knowledge and skills that will help you with the research part of your qualification. You must pass Part One before you can progress to Part Two.

For progression to Part Two of the Master of Information Sciences, a B Grade Average is needed for the Part One courses.

120 credit Master of Information Sciences - by thesis only

You will complete thesis courses to the value of 120 credits from Part Two of the Schedule.

Requirements

Time limits for completion for eligibility for Distinction or Merit

120 credits

Your 120-credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) if completed within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study.

180 credits

If completed within eighteen months of first enrolling in full-time study or within four years of first enrolling in part-time study, your 180 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction or Merit.

Maximum time to completion

  • 120-credit masterates must be completed within a maximum of four years.
  • 180-credit masterates must be completed within a maximum of five years.

Courses

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