1 In these specifications 'Faculty' means the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.
2 Faculty may accept as a candidate for the Master of Computing any of the following:
[i] a person who has qualified for a bachelor degree of the University of Tasmania with a major in Computing and who has achieved a grade of credit or better in four Advanced Computing units
[ii] a person who holds a degree of another university or tertiary institution approved by the Faculty for this purpose, and who is deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent to a candidate in paragraph [i].
3 Candidates for the degree shall complete the requirements, as herein prescribed, in not less than 1.5 years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and in not more than five years, from time of first enrolment.
4 To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a course of study prescribed by the Faculty. A candidate shall:
[i] Satisfactorily complete the bridging component (50% of Advanced undergraduate Computing units) if required for entry;
[ii] Satisfactorily complete eight postgraduate Computing units (100%);
[iii] Satisfactorily complete a dissertation equivalent to four units (50%);
[iv] Satisfactorily complete a related discipline component (50% of undergraduate or postgraduate Information Systems units with the approval of Head of School or postgraduate Computing units not counted in part [iii]) if desired to complete a 2-year masters degree.
[v] The candidate may not count any Terminating Passes.
5 [i] An individual program of study will be agreed between each candidate and the dean or representative of the dean upon entry to the course.
[ii] A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given semester, more than 50% weighting.
Credit for previous studies
6 [i] Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the master degree as permitted by the rules and ordinances of the University.
[ii] In no case will credit be given for the dissertation.
7 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the schedules to these specifications.
8 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2009 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.
9 Candidates who have passed in units towards the Master of Computing under the specifications in force prior to 1 January 2009 will be entitled either to transfer to the Master of Computing with full equivalent credit or to graduate in accordance with those degree specifications operating at the time of their admission to candidature. Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.
10 The approved abbreviation for the Master of Computing shall be MComp.