Master of Computing and Innovation

The University of Adelaide

This program is a conversion program designed for students who wish to develop new skills in the area of information technology (IT), management and innovation. As IT professionals are employed more broadly throughout different industry and government sectors there is an increasing diversity in their roles, encompassing management of IT contracts and projects, development of applications, identification and management of IT solutions and the marketing and selling of IT solutions. This program is designed to provide technical knowledge as well as good communication and project management skills. Students with no prior experience in computer science undertake a specialised introductory program in their first semester, designed to address fundamental IT requirements and familiarise them with assessment and the University of Adelaide environment. After completion of the introductory program, students will be skilled in programming in the C + + language and have knowledge of fundamental data structures and computer systems. Students with existing qualifications in computer science may also undertake the degree and build on their skills in IT and management and innovation. Such students will have the core course requirements (i.e. the introductory program) varied to reflect their existing knowledge. Graduates gain the ability to design and construct large software systems. Academic staff provide guidance and mentorship based on years of experience in IT education and industry involvement. Award-winning educators and world-leading researchers jointly provide an exciting, innovative and comprehensive education environment.

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,000
International: $77,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent


In this 48-unit program, students undertake a variety of core and elective courses, designed to provide skills in IT, management and innovation, and a significant project designed to combine skills developed across the program.

Subjects you can Study:

Computing and innovation

Study Pathways:

After the completion of the equivalent of a major in computer science students may convert to a Master of Computer Science or Master of Software Engineering program. Students unable to complete a Master of Computing and Innovation program may be able to convert to a graduate diploma or graduate certificate program. Students seeking to transfer between degrees are required to seek program advice from the faculty office as not all courses can be counted towards the new program.


Australian Computer Society (ACS). The program provides the necessary academic requirements for membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Part time 4 years
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 2 years

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CRICOS No. 00123M

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