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Advanced Studies in Computing (COMP90005)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCOMP90005
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject consists of advanced studies in computing covering material which is not otherwise available to the student. The details of the topics covered will depend on the course of study selected and may involve substantial system development.

Intended learning outcomes

The objective of this subject is to enable students to study a particular area of computer science at an advanced level.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have the following skills:

  • Have intellectual curiosity and creativity, including understanding of the philosophical and methodological bases of research active
  • Be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
  • Have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Permission required from the Director of Teaching.

A student will need a member of academic staff to agree to supervise the study. The student also needs to register (online, via the LMS) a project topic and supervisor. If this registration has not been completed by the end of Week 1, the student may be un-enrolled.

Plus one of the following:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
COMP20007 Design of Algorithms
Semester 1
12.5
COMP20003 Algorithms and Data Structures
Semester 2
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

DescriptionTimingPercentage

A detailed project proposal of 800-1000 words, due at the end of Week 2, requiring approximately 10-12 hours of work, submitted to the project supervisor.

  • 12 hours
Week 210%

One 15 minute presentation of the project, including answering audience questions, held in Week 12, requiring approximately 10-12 hours of work.

  • 12 hours
Week 1210%

One 5000 word project report, due in first week of the examination period, requiring approximately 150 hours of work.

  • 150 hours
During the examination period80%

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Principal coordinatorHarald Sondergaard
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursStudents are required to attend regular meetings with their supervisor.
    Total time commitment200 hours
    Teaching period 8 January 2019 to 22 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date17 January 2019
    Census date18 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail15 February 2019
    Assessment period ends 2 March 2019

    Summer Term contact information

    Prof Harald Sondergaard

    email: harald@unimelb.edu.au

    Please note: The coordinator of the subject may not be the supervisor of the project.

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorHarald Sondergaard
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursStudents are required to attend regular meetings with their supervisor.
    Total time commitment200 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Prof Harald Sondergaard

    email: harald@unimelb.edu.au

    Please note: The coordinator of the subject may not be the supervisor of the project.

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorHarald Sondergaard
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursStudents are required to attend regular meetings with their supervisor.
    Total time commitment200 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Prof Harald Sondergaard

    email: harald@unimelb.edu.au

    Please note: The coordinator of the subject may not be the supervisor of the project.

Time commitment details

200 hours

Additional delivery details

Students will need a member of academic staff to agree to supervise the study and will need to register (online, via the LMS) their project topic and supervisor. Students may be un-enrolled from the subject if registration has not been completed by the end of Week 1.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    None

  • Subject notes

    This subject may only be taken with permission of the Head of Department in Computing and Information Systems.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Permission required from the Director of Teaching.

Last updated: 19 July 2019