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Computer Science Research Project Pt1 (COMP90062)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 37.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCOMP90062
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students undertake a research investigation under the supervision of members in the School of Computing and Information Systems academic staff.

The subject continues over three consecutive study periods with students enrolling in a 'Part 1' component, a 'Part 2' component and a 'Part 3' component, for a combined total enrolment of 75 credit points. A mark for the subject/s will not be awarded until the entire 75 points of enrolment has been completed.

Information provided on this page applies to all 'parts' of the subject:

Computer Science Research Project Pt 1

  • COMP90060 (12.5 points)
  • COMP90061 (25 points)
  • COMP90062 (37.5 points)
  • COMP90063 (50 points)

Computer Science Research Project Pt 2

  • COMP90064 (12.5 points)
  • COMP90065 (25 points)
  • COMP90066 (37.5 points)
  • COMP90067 (50 points)

Computer Science Research Project Pt 3

  • COMP90068 (12.5 points)
  • COMP90069 (25 points)
  • COMP90070 (37.5 points)
  • COMP90071 (50 points)

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the sequence of Research Project subjects, a graduate of the MSc(CS) is expected to:

  • Have attained research maturity, including the ability to independently carry out a research survey, and plan, execute, interpret and report on a computational experiment OR demonstrate mastery of the mathematical and logical techniques required for research in theoretical computer science
  • Have the ability to communicate computer science research.

Generic skills

On completion of the sequence of Research Project subjects, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Have the ability to demonstrate advanced independent critical enquiry, analysis and reflection
  • Have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
  • Have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
  • Reach a high level of achievement in writing, project activities, problem-solving and communication
  • Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
  • Be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
  • Have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Prerequisite subjects are:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
COMP90049 Knowledge Technologies
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90048 Declarative Programming
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90015 Distributed Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

For prerequisite purposes, COMP90048 may be substituted with:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
COMP30020 Declarative Programming
Semester 2
12.5

Corequisites

The following subject must be completed before a final mark for the Research Subject sequence will be determined:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
COMP90044 Research Methods
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
COMP60001 2019
COMP60002 2019
COMP60003 2019
COMP60004 2019
COMP90060 Computer Science Research Project Pt1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90061 Computer Science Research Project Pt1
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
COMP90063 Computer Science Research Project Pt1
Semester 1
Semester 2
50

Recommended background knowledge

COMP30026 Models of Computation

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

Additional details

For the combined 75 points of Computer Science Research Project subject/s:

  • A written thesis of approximately 25,000 words (contributing 90% of the grade for the subject)
  • An oral presentation of their project work prior to submission of the thesis (contributing the remaining 10% of the grade). The thesis will be examined internally within the Department of Computing and Information Systems.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    CoordinatorNic Geard
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursStudents are required to attend regular meetings with their supervisor, and to participate in the academic activities of the Department of Computing and Information Systems.
    Total time commitment800 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

  • Semester 2
    CoordinatorNic Geard
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursStudents are required to attend regular meetings with their supervisor, and to participate in the academic activities of the Department of Computing and Information Systems.
    Total time commitment800 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

Time commitment details

Students are required to undertake approximately 800 hours of investigative work, over an 18 week period.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    None

  • 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

    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 21 August 2019