School of Computer Science and Software Engineering


Whether you're a UWA graduate, or have completed undergraduate study elsewhere, we welcome your interest in postgraduate study in Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Postgraduate scholarships of more than AUS $25,000 a year (tax free) may be available for postgraduate students entering the School.

Successful completion of a postgraduate degree indicates to a prospective employer that you have excellent project and personal management skills, and that you can think independently and critically, solve problems and communicate effectively.

Masters and PhD graduates are in high demand by employers for their generic or transferable skills, as well as their advanced knowledge of computer science and software engineering.

Master's degree by coursework

Research degrees

Research degrees (Master's degrees by research and PhDs and Professional Doctorates) involve two to four years full-time research under the guidance of a supervisor in the School. They provides a unique opportunity to focus on an area of research for several years and make an important contribution to the development of your chosen research area.

Most of the research projects are strongly linked with industrial needs and funded in large part by industry as well as various departments of the state and federal governments.

The focus is on your capacity for creative, independent research, critical thinking, time and project management, problem solving and organisation and communication skills.

There are usually no examinable coursework components to a research degree.

How to apply

To be admitted as a research student in the School you need to identify the research area you wish to study and make contact with a potential supervisor from the School.

You should also consider applying for a postgraduate scholarship to meet your living costs while you are studying.

Note: Students currently completing courses that are no longer available for enrolment can review details and course rules in the UWA Handbook.

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Monday, 18 May, 2015 4:46 PM