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Category:   E-SSchool
Subject:   MSc Speech and Language Processing
From:   Steve Cassidy
Email:   steve.cassidy_(on)_mq.edu.au
Date received:   22 Oct 2001

MSc in Speech and Language Processing Speech Hearing and Language Research Centre Department of Linguistics Macquarie University Sydney, Australia This Masters program at Macquarie University, Sydney, has been designed to take advantage of a strong research and development base to provide a grounding in speech and language technology for graduates who want to be part of this exciting field. This is a coursework degree and can be taken over one year full time or part time over a longer period. The degree is offered either on campus or in distance mode (by correspondence, web and email). Distance mode students would normally study part time over a minimum of two years. The program includes a set of compulsory units introducing speech and language processing and a range of elective units which explore topics in detail. Students complete a one-paper research/development project in their final semester. The course is designed for graduates in related disciplines, for example, Computer Science, Linguistics, or Electrical Engineering, who wish to gain sufficient expertise in this inherently cross-disciplinary area to effectively participate in speech and language projects in industry and academia. Graduates in other disciplines with relevant industry experience may also be eligible for admission. This is a booming area of computing research and development, prospective employers include Nuance, Phillips, Lernout & Houspie, Speechworks, IBM, Microsoft etc. Fees for the course, which are paid in installments each semester, are around A$8500 for Australian students and around A$13000 for foreign residents. Further details on the course can be found at our web site: http://www.shlrc.mq.edu.au/masters or by sending mail to masters_(on)_shlrc.mq.edu.au Steve Cassidy, Course Convenor

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