Please refer to the return to campus page for more information on these delivery modes and students who can enrol in each mode based on their location in first half year 2021.
Summer Term - Online
Semester 1 - Online
Semester 2 - On Campus
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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: 11 February 2021