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This subject involves in-depth investigation of a significant problem related to Computing. The subject also provides students with skills and knowledge for analysing and solving problems, and enhanced written and oral communication skills.
The subject is a research-based project, giving a capstone experience and piece of scholarship to students that is suitable as a pathway to PhD.
Enrolment in this subject requires a weighted average mark of 75 or above.
Completing enrolment into the subject will give students access, via the LMS, to information about possible topics, supervision, and timelines. Students should negotiate a project topic with a project supervisor before the start of semester. The topic must be relevant for the student’s specialisation, broadly interpreted. Students who are in doubt about the suitability of a chosen topic can contact the degree coordinator for an opinion about its suitability.
By the end of Week 1 of semester, students must formally register their project, using an online form available via the LMS. If a chosen topic is deemed unsuitable, students will be alerted about this by the degree coordinator. Note that the degree coordinator's approval is an assessment hurdle requirement; if approval is not obtained, enrolment in the subject will be cancelled, until an acceptable project can be found.
Intended learning outcomes
- Independently investigate topic areas relating to the student's stream of specialisation: Computing, Distributed Computing, Cybersecurity, or Artificial Intelligence
- Synthesise work related to the topic of study
- Write and present a proposal and report
On completion of this subject students should:
- 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
- Be able to present work in written form; and
- Be able to present work orally and answer questions about it
Last updated: 15 May 2020