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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Information Sciences
MInfSc

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Information Sciences requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and will either

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Information Sciences or an equivalent qualification, having achieved a B grade average or higher over the qualifying 300-level majoring courses; or

(c) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Information Sciences with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences, or the equivalent qualifications, having achieved a B grade average or higher over the qualifying 700-level courses.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Information Sciences shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the degree; and including:

(b) at least 60 credits from Part Two;

(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

(d) attending workshops, block courses, tutorials or laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for a candidate admitted under regulation 1(c) shall consist of thesis courses totalling at least 120 credits from Part Two of the Schedule for the Qualification.

Specialisations

4. The Degree of Master of Information Sciences may be awarded with or without a subject.

5. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 180 credits in a subject. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

6. Approved Subjects are: Computer Science, Information Technology.

7. Approved Joint Subjects are: Software Engineering.

Student Progression

8. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Information Sciences may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

9. For progression to Part Two, candidates must have maintained a B grade average in the Part One courses.

Completion Requirements

10. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

11. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

13. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I qualification regulations, candidates enrolled in the Master of Information Sciences prior to 1 January 2020 may substitute a course or courses already completed for a course or courses at the same level in the same schedule. For students completing without a subject, the course or courses that are substituted may be from any part of the qualification schedule. These transition arrangements expire on 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Master of Information Sciences

Subjects

Computer Science (180 credits)

Computer Science Part One

Professional Pathway (120 credits) or Research Pathway (60 credits)

158.736 Advanced Machine Learning 15 credits

158.751 Object-Oriented Software Development - Theory and Practice 15 credits

158.755 Data Science - Making Sense of Data 15 credits

159.709 Computer Graphics 15 credits

159.731 Studies in Computer Vision 15 credits

159.735 Studies in Parallel and Distributed Systems 15 credits

159.736 Studies in Operating Systems and Architecture 15 credits

159.740 Studies in Intelligent Systems 15 credits

159.794 Project 15 credits

159.795 Project 15 credits

Computer Science Part Two

Professional Pathway (60 credits)

159.888 Computer Science Professional Project 60 credits

Research Pathway (120 credits)

159.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

159.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 159.897

Information Technology (180 credits)

Information Technology Part One

Professional Pathway (120 credits) or Research Pathway (60 credits)

158.736 Advanced Machine Learning 15 credits

158.738 Implementation and Management of Systems Security 15 credits
R 157.738

158.740 Geoinformatics 15 credits

158.750 Information Sciences Research Methods 15 credits
R 157.750

158.751 Object-Oriented Software Development - Theory and Practice 15 credits

158.755 Data Science - Making Sense of Data 15 credits

158.757 User Interface Design and Evaluation 15 credits
R 157.757

158.780 Information Technology Project Part 1 15 credits

158.781 Information Technology Project Part 2 15 credits
P 158.780

No more than 30 credits from

157.701 Health Information Management 30 credits
R 157.711, 157.733 and 158.759.

157.747 Advanced Study in Technology Project Management 30 credits

157.748 Advanced Management, Analytics, and Decision Making 30 credits
R 157.216

157.749 Technology Innovation Management 30 credits

Information Technology Part Two

Professional Pathway (60 credits)

158.888 Information Technology Professional Project 60 credits

Research Pathway (120 credits)

158.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

158.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 158.897

Software Engineering (180 credits)

Software Engineering Part One

Computer Science component

Professional Pathway (60 credits) or Research Pathway (30 credits)

159.709 Computer Graphics 15 credits

159.731 Studies in Computer Vision 15 credits

159.735 Studies in Parallel and Distributed Systems 15 credits

159.736 Studies in Operating Systems and Architecture 15 credits

159.740 Studies in Intelligent Systems 15 credits

159.794 Project 15 credits

159.795 Project 15 credits

Information Technology component

Professional Pathway (60 credits) or Research Pathway (30 credits)

158.738 Implementation and Management of Systems Security 15 credits
R 157.738

158.740 Geoinformatics 15 credits

158.750 Information Sciences Research Methods 15 credits
R 157.750

158.751 Object-Oriented Software Development - Theory and Practice 15 credits

158.755 Data Science - Making Sense of Data 15 credits

158.757 User Interface Design and Evaluation 15 credits
R 157.757

Software Engineering Part Two

Professional Pathway (60 credits)

159.888 Computer Science Professional Project 60 credits

Research Pathway (120 credits)

159.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

159.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 159.897

Elective courses (No more than 30 credits from)

152.700 Organisation and Management 30 credits

152.752 Project Management 30 credits

156.700 Essentials of Marketing 30 credits
R 156.741, 115.104, 115.116

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