Master of Science (Research)

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Staffed by research-focused academics, the Master of Science has advanced papers in applied mathematics, applied probability, astronomy, computer science, modelling and the emerging field of analytics. This is your opportunity to engage in modern research, and be exposed to advanced computer, mathematical and analytical methods. The curriculum is modern, relevant and wide-ranging, and accesses our outstanding
facilities, including the two radio telescopes at Warkworth and high performance computing systems.

Quick facts

Programme Code: AK1037
Level: 9
Points: 240
Duration: 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Starting date: 26 February and 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the Master of Science an applicant must have completed the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences or Bachelor of Science with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7, or equivalent.

Guidelines to entry


Most papers last one semester. Students must complete 120 points each year (240 points for the entire qualification).

Year 1
SELECT 120 points from the following:
ASTR800 Advanced Topics in Astronomy and Astrophysics (15 points)
COMP800 Neuroinformatics (15 points)
COMP807 Algorithms, Graphs and Combinatorics (15 points)
COMP808 Logic, Games and Automata (15 points)
COMP809 Data Mining and Machine Learning (15 points)
COMP810 Data Warehousing and Big Data (15 points)
COMP811 Research Methods (15 points)
COMP813 Artificial Intelligence (15 points)
COMP815 Nature Inspired Computing (15 points)
COMP826 Mobile System Development (15 points)
COMP827 Advanced Computer Graphics (15 points)
COMP835 Server System Development (15 points)
COMP840 Specialist Topic A* (15 points)
COMP841 Specialist Topic B* (15 points)
MATH800 Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics (15 points)
MATH803 Mathematical Modelling and Simulation (15 points)
MATH804 Financial Models and Decision Analysis (15 points)
MATH805 Advanced Numerical Analysis (15 points)
PHIL800 Philosophy of Computing Technology (15 points)
STAT800 Stochastic Modelling (15 points)
STAT801 Multivariate Analysis (15 points)
STAT802 Advanced Topics in Analytics (15 points)
STAT803 Official Statistics (15 points)
STAT804 Optimisation and Operation Research (15 points)
STAT805 Computational Mathematics and Statistics (15 points)

Or any other postgraduate papers (30 points) with the approval of the programme leader

Year 2

MATH989 Thesis (120 points)

Applicants transferring from the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Science or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (or equivalent) must meet a minimum B grade average prior to commencing the thesis paper MATH989.

*Enrolment subject to approval of the programme leader.

Master of Science

Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.

Additional course information can also be found here.

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers (not all papers listed above will be open for enrolment in a given year).       

Please note that not all papers are offered. Please contact the Programme Administrator for programme information and availability of papers.

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.47pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.