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.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
Further your research skills and contribute to advancements in computer science.
As a computer science masters by research candidate, you have the flexibility to pursue an individual topic, or contribute to one of our existing research areas.
You will join an active research community and work with academics, peers and partner organisations who have demonstrated research success in a range of specialities, including:
- data engineering and analytics
- distributed systems and networking
- heuristic optimisation
- information retrieval and web search
- software engineering
RMIT's success is demonstrated in international university rankings, with computer science at RMIT being placed in the top 200 universities in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings and joint sixth in Australia for computer science and information systems in the 2015 QS World University rankings. The Australian Research Council identified our research in Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing and Information Systems as above world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reports.
There are many research collaborations with national and international institutes, centres, groups and partners, including strategic partnerships with:
- NICTA RMIT Data Analytics Lab
- Australian-India Research Centre for Automation Software Engineering (AICAUSE)
Throughout your candidature, you will be supported through:
- expert supervision
- participation in high-quality professional development programs delivered by RMIT's School of Graduate Research
- access to RMIT’s extensive facilities, laboratories and equipment and those of our partners.
Computer science master by research candidates may be eligible for a range of scholarships including:
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will have access to online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Computer science and information technology projects are heavily based on industry needs and we are currently working with the CSIRO, Seek, Sensis, Agent Oriented Software (AOS), RealThing Entertainment Pty Ltd, Deloitte Digital, CircusOz, and the Australia Council for the Arts.
A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.
Program and course information
Develop your conceptual research skills on applied computing projects
Advance your research skills and contribute to new developments in computer science, through our theoretical and applied research projects in areas like big data, search, AI, usability, and much more.