Computer Science

Major/Minor/Specialisation !GC-SCI-MAJ+1006 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014


Dr Aaron Harwood


Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

Tel: + 61 3 8344 6128
Fax: +61 3 8344 3351



The Graduate Certificate allows students who have completed an undergraduate degree to refocus or expand their body of knowledge by completing the requirement of one of theundergraduate majors (or equivalent) in the Bachelor of Science not already completed. The Graduate Certificate provides a pathway to the Master of Science Streams.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate should:

  • Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values
  • Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems
  • Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force
  • Communicate effectively
  • Commit to continuous learning
  • Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data
Structure & Available Subjects:

Completion of 50 points of study at Level 3.

Subject Options:

Subject prerequisites: COMP20003 Algorithms and Data Structures and two of COMP20004 Discrete Structures, COMP20005 Engineering Computation, COMP20006 Programming the Machine, COMP20007 Design of Algorithms or SWEN20003 Object Oriented Software Development, or equivalents plus 25 points of level 1 or above mathematics or statistics subjects, or equivalent.

Both of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 2

Plus two of the following:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2014
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Science

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