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Swinburne University of Technology

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Master of Information and Communication Technologies (Research)

  • Masters (Research)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Research)
Course Code
MR-ICT, 082696F
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$30,550 total
International Fees
$38,100 per year

About this course

As a Master of Information and Communication Technologies (Research) candidate you will undertake supervised research with the aim of completing a major thesis that demonstrates mastery of inquiry in a field of a discipline or profession.
This program is suited to applicants who:
  • Are interested in a career in research
  • Have a genuine passion for research of a particular field
  • Have a naturally inquiring mind and a desire to know more
  • Are interested in undertaking a PhD program in the future
  • Wish to gain an internationally recognised qualification
  • Want to enhance their research education and/or employment opportunities
Research areas include:
  • Computer science
  • Telecommunications
Find out more about research areas and expertise within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Study locations

Hawthorn

Career pathways

A Master of Information and Communication Technologies (Research) graduate is expected to be able to:
  • Plan, conduct and complete a research project or program
  • Understand relevant techniques in the field demonstrated both by your comprehensive review of the literature and by your research processes
  • Access and interpret key data in relevant fields
  • Present outcomes clearly and logically using relevant media
Other key skills obtained by research graduates include:
  • Independent thinking
  • Decision-making skills
  • Good judgement
  • Logical thought, rationality
  • Communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Data analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking

Course structure

The Master of Information and Communication Technologies (Research) degree is generally completed over a period of two years full-time or four years part-time. Candidates carry out a program of research, investigation or development involving the submission of a substantial major thesis of 50,000 - 60,000 words, which is the sole form of assessment for the degree.Throughout your candidature you will receive guidance and support from your research supervisors. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of research training sessions on topics such as thesis writing, publishing and presenting.