Master of Research: Year 1

This first year of the MRes consists of 8 units (32 credit points) of coursework. At the end of the year, after completing the coursework, you will decide on the topic of your Year 2 project. Full official details of the program are in the Handbook.


Unit Selection

1. All Computing students should take the following three units, which are concerned with research skills in computing and a general overview of computing research.

2. Students should choose two units from the following, which are connected to the research groupings in the Department.

You should choose the remaining three units from the following:

Once the program has been put together, it has to be approved by the MRes advisor, A/Prof Mark Dras.

Project Decision

By the second Wednesday of December, you will have decided on a topic for the Year 2 project. At this point you should send to the MRes advisor, Mark Dras, a document with the following information:

  • the name of your supervisor or supervisory panel;
  • the title of your project; and
  • a summary of the main project goals and ideas (around 3 paragraphs).