The Master of Computing programme is a comprehensive and challenging graduate programme with area specialisations. It encompasses latest research findings, both applied and fundamental. The programme also provides advanced and in-depth knowledge of IT to prepare the students for challenges in IT career.

The programme may be taken full-time or part-time. Most level 5000 modules are conducted in the evenings.

Structure of Programme

Students admitted to the Master of Computing are required to pass 40 modular credits, and are given the flexibility to complete their programme by selecting one of the below options:

Coursework Option
Students are required to pass ten modules (40 modular credits), with at least five modules (20 modular credits) selected from their specialisation. The remaining five non-specialisation modules (20 modular credits) can be chosen from level 4000 to 6000 modules offered by the School of Computing.

Out of the required maximum ten modules, students are allowed a maximum of two level 4000 modules.

CS Project Option
The project option provides the experience for individual students to work on a significant computing project. It aims to prepare students with sufficient practical and/or research experiences in the computing field. Students who choose to embark on the project option will need to complete eight modules (32 modular credits) offered by the School of Computing, with at least four modules (16 modular credits) from the area of specialisation. Out of the eight modules, students are allowed at most two level 4000 modules (8 modular credits).

CS Dissertation Option
The dissertation option gives individual students the opportunity for independent study and research in the area of their selected specialisation. The dissertation is equivalent to four modules (16 modular credits). Students who opt to take the dissertation will need to complete six modules (24 modular credits) offered by the School of Computing, with at least three modules (12 modular credits) from the area of specialisation. Out of the six modules, students are allowed at most two level 4000 modules (8 modular credits).

Both the project and dissertation will be carried out under the supervision of an academic staff, and the selection of the topic/area will be done in consultation with the advisor in the area of expertise.

Modules Offered in the Specialisation

The details of the pool of modules available are listed in Annex A (CS)


Duration of Programme

The normal candidature periods for full-time and part-time students are 1.5 years and 2.5 years respectively. The maximum candidature is 3 years.



The maximum and minimum workload for part-time candidates per semester are 12 and 4 modular credits respectively. Candidates who are on full-time candidature can have a maximum and minimum workload of 20 and 12 modular credits respectively per semester.

Continuation/Graduation Requirements

The Master of Computing programme uses the Cumulative Average Point (CAP) as a criterion for continuation and graduation. The University sets the minimum standards and specific programmes may implement stricter or additional requirements. For more information on the University’s continuation requirements and duration of the programme, please refer to

In order to graduate from the MComp programme, students are required to fulfil the programme and specialisation requirements, as well as achieve a minimum final CAP of 3.0.