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Information Sciences (Research)

24 months
27800 AUD/year
22300 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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If you already have a degree in information sciences, but are looking to take your research skills to the next level, this Information Sciences (Research) from University of Canberra  lets you extend your knowledge and make valuable new contributions to the pioneering field of information technology (IT).

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You will undertake advanced coursework and research across a broad spectrum of engineering and IT-related areas, including statistics, business informatics, mathematics, information systems, network engineering, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and more.

Under the professional guidance of an expert supervisory panel, you will be introduced to research methodology, learn how to frame a research proposal and then prepare a formal thesis to be presented in seminar-form at the end of your study. Upon graduation, you will have a range of career and study choices available to you, such as entering the workforce as a job-ready network security engineer, software engineer, web application developer or project manager, or pursuing a PhD in research. 

As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.

Study a Master of Information Sciences (Research) at University of Canberra and you will:

  • learn important research methodology and techniques
  • tailor your study program with the detailed support of expert academics
  • demonstrate your communication skills with the submission of a thesis and the presentation of a seminar. 

Career opportunities

  • Researcher
  • Software engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Web application developer
  • Network security engineer
  • Software and hardware programmer
  • Network and systems administrator
  • IT project manager
  • IoT (Internet of Things) specialist
  • ICT security engineer
  • Software and network engineering consultant
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning engineer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inf. Sc. Research Methodology
  • Inf. Sc. Research Proposal
  • Master of Inf. Sc. Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The entry requirements of the course are:

  • a degree in information sciences (such as Bachelor of Business Informatics, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Software Engineering) with an average grade of credit or better; or
  • a Master of Technology or equivalent with an average grade of credit or better and evidence of capacity for doing research at the Masters level 

CRICOS Code: 055937G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27800 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22300 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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