Master of Philosophy - Information Sciences (By Research)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Master of Philosophy comprises 24 credit points of coursework and a 72 credit points' thesis. The thesis is examined by two examiners with no more than one being internal. Visit UOW's Research and Innovation website for information regarding the University's research activity, research strengths, scholarships and services. For specific information relating to research being undertaken within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, visit the Faculty's research pages.


24 credit points of coursework and a 72 credit point thesis Students may be required to attend lectures on relevant topics from time to time throughout the program.


  • Computer science and Information technology
  • Information systems

Standard entry requirements

  • A Bachelor plus a coursework Masters degree with a minimum credit average (65% or GPA 3.0 out of 4.0)
  • Or a 4-year Bachelor Honours degree (with a minimum of 2-2 Honours) are the typical entry requirements for the Master of Philosophy
  • A 3-year Bachelor degree (without Honours), but with a distinction average (75%) may also be a suitable entry requirement, if in the same discipline as the proposed program

Study pathways

Academic units may award advanced standing for the coursework component and will determine the appropriate entry point

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Innovation Campus No No information available

Further information

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences conducts a range of research, from fundamental to applied. The disciplines range from Mathematics and Applied Statistics, through Physics, to Engineering (Civil, Computer, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Mining, Electrical, Software, Telecommunications) and Information Science and Technology. The Faculty is one of the largest sites of ICT research in the southern hemisphere. It has strong industrial links with major international companies, collaborative research and development projects with partners in South East Asia, Europe and USA, along with research partnerships in China, UK, USA, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and India.

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