Students who commenced their course before 2012 should consult the rules below.
Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module1.A(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.
(3) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in the rules for this course.
(4) A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of (3) is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation'.
Articulation2. The Graduate Diploma in Computer Science articulates with this course.
Admission3. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree of this University with a major in a subject area in computer science or information technology completed with an average mark of at least 60 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;
(b) the Graduate Diploma in Computer Science of this University completed with an average mark of at least 60 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.
Course structure4. The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points approved by the Faculty and comprising—
(a) all units in Table a (Master of Computer Science core units)—30 points
(b) units to the value of 66 points chosen from the Level 3, 4, 7 or 8 units offered in the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, provided that no more than 24 points come from Level 3 units.
Credit5. The Faculty may grant credit towards the coursework component of the course up to a total value of 48 points for—
(a) units completed in a bachelor's honours degree course of this University in an appropriate subject area of this University with an average mark of at least 60 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;
(b) units completed in the Graduate Diploma in Computer Science of this University with an average mark of at least 60 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.
[Approved addition to University Policy]
Satisfactory progress6.(1) A student will not make satisfactory progress in the course if they—
(a) fail units to the value of more than 12 points in a calendar year;
(b) fail the same unit twice.
[Approved exception to University Policy]
Progress status7. Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances—
(a) when a student, other than one described in (b), fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 6 a progress status of 'Suspended' is assigned by the Faculty;
(b) when a student who is enrolled for the first time in a postgraduate course at this University fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 6, a progress status of 'On Probation' is assigned if the student has—
(i) commenced mid-year; or
(ii)A. not failed units to a value greater than 18 points in their first year; and
B. not failed units to a value greater than six points in their second semester; and
C. gained a weighted average of at least 30 per cent in the units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
Examination of dissertation8. The dissertation is examined by a committee of at least two members which must not include the project supervisor.
Award of degree with distinction9. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—
(a) all units attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark; and
(b) all relevant units undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark.