Course Description

This honours program will provide you with foundation research skills that will underpin your future career as a computer science researcher or professional practitioner.

Honours students develop a range of critical, advanced skills that can be used across many industries and projects, including:

  • greater depth of knowledge in your chosen field
  • knowledge of research theory and practical methods
  • negotiation and communication skills
  • problem solving and critical thinking capability
  • project and time management expertise
  • research independence and capacity for self-directed learning

Research experience gained as part of this honours program is required for most academic and research positions, and increasingly for positions in other sectors of industry. An honours degree improves your employability and widens your career options. According to Graduate Careers Australia (GCA, 2006) “many employers will now prefer or even stipulate that candidates have at least an honours degree when recruiting.

In consultation with the program coordinator and your potential supervisor, you will be allocated a project that aims to complement your skills and areas of interest.

Computer science and information technology honours projects

To complete your honours project, you will work one-on-one with a specially selected academic. You will get personal attention from an expert in your field.

The projects are developed specifically for honours students and may be a preliminary exploration, a smaller component of a bigger research project or may also be part of an existing collaboration with industry. All projects draw from the wide range of disciplines taught across RMIT's computer science programs.

Research areas include:

  • Big data management and analytics
  • Computer science education research
  • Cyberspace and security
  • Evolutionary computing and machine learning
  • Information retrieval
  • Intelligent agents
  • Smart sensing and services

A list of current projects is available from the here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: (national average 71.2%)
Studying full time: (national average 11.7%)
Median full time salary: (national average $58,700)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 064395B
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH