Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Build on your existing computer science or information and communications technology skills and apply them to practical problems through a number of key roles in industry, government or business.
This program is for people with an undergraduate degree in computer science, information and communications technology (ICT) or significant work experience and is suitable for students who wish to study advanced computer science topics to enhance their career prospects. You will move through a wide range of real-world problems, developing a skill set spanning theoretical and algorithmic foundations and innovative developments in computing.
You will specialise in one of these industry focused areas:
- big data management
- cloud computing
- mobile computing
- software architecture
- web systems and search technology.
You'll undertake a major research or industry based project, which will enhance your understanding of computer science fundamentals, and develop your skills in research, communication and project management.
On graduation you'll have excellent programming skills, be capable of designing, implementing and maintaining complex software systems, and be able to readily adapt to new advances in the rapidly changing information technology environment.
You can progress from this program, to either a Master of Computer Science by Research or a PhD in Computer Science.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT is committed to providing students with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.
You will learn through a broad mix of study modes including lectures, tutorials, practical classes, project work and seminars using face-to-face, online and other flexible delivery mechanisms.
You’ll have the chance to undertake an industry-based project with an employer.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice
On graduation you’ll have the knowledge and skills to solve complex social, economic and technical problems in an ICT context and be able to play leading roles in the ICT industry.
Depending on your specialisation possible careers can include:
Big data management: data analyst; data mining specialist; data centre manager; data quality engineer; knowledge engineer; big data tech lead; database specialist; research analyst; information architect; Hadoop architect/developer; business intelligence expert.
Cloud computing: cloud solution architect; IaaS architect/developer; SaaS architect/ developer; Hadoop specialist; cloud and big data specialist.
Mobile computing: Android, iPhone, Windows mobile applications development; mobile games architect/developer; mobile architect/mobile software platform architect; mobile security expert; mobile application tech lead; IT infrastructure manager.
Security: information security specialist; information assurance professional; computer systems auditor; information consultant; information manager, with potential to progress to a role as a researcher in information security.
Software architecture: business analyst; electronic commerce developer; internet professional; multimedia design; systems design; software design; systems management; applications and analyst programming; senior programmer; software engineer, systems programmer, system architect, IT architect, software architect, or enterprise architect.
Web systems and search technology: web information architect; web security analyst; web application architect or tech lead, developer; web content manager; webmaster.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Students who complete this program are eligible to apply for professional level membership of the Australian Computer Society.
Program and course information
Take the lead in ICT
Prepare yourself for a leadership role in ICT and build on your work or study background. Develop and apply your skills in key areas, like big data, security, cloud, mobile, web, search and software.