Masters in Computer Science by Coursework and Dissertation (CSC5001/2W)
The degree of Master of Science may be conferred after the satisfactory completion of an advanced course of study (CSC5001W) as well as a dissertation (CSC5002W) embodying research under the guidance of an approved supervisor. The guidelines for the dissertation are that it must indicate that:
the student has sufficient knowledge of the relevant literature;
is familiar with research methods in science; and
the dissertation must be satisfactory presented
A student is not normally be admitted to either Masters program unless (s)he has completed an Honours degree in computer science and achieved at least an upper second or has demonstrated academic maturity in some other way. Admission is moreover subject to the student providing
a suitable research topic acceptable to an approved supervisor, who
has to ensure that adequate computing equipment is available to the student to carry out the proposed research.
Applications from students who have not completed their previous studies at UCT should include the following information in addition to the normal requirements for admission to a Masters degree:
1. an indication of the research area of interest and potential supervisors, as well as
2. a motivation from the student in his or her own words as to his or her reasons for wishing to study towards a masters degree at UCT.