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Australian National University

  • Code COMP4005F
  • Unit Value 12 to 24 units
  • Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Computer Science IV Honours (COMP4005F)

The honours program consists of a coursework component and a project component, of equal weight. The coursework component involves courses in advanced aspects of the computing discipline, which in recent years have been drawn from: architecture of parallel systems, artificial intelligence, computational logic, algorithms, object oriented databases, programs for parallel computer systems, formal aspects of software engineering, software engineering project, document technologies and automated reasoning. The project component involves a substantial individual project under detailed academic supervision. A formal thesis is submitted (nominally 10,000 words), and a seminar is presented.

Learning Outcomes

Learning objectives of this course will be to:

  • Expand the student's knowledge base in computer science and information technology emphasising present trend.
  • Learn how to search and summarize scientific literature.
  • Learn how to master research training procedures under individual supervision.
  • Learn how to write scientific papers and reports.
  • Learn how to conduct experiments to evaluate hypotheses, ideas etc.
  • Build a bridge between undergraduate course study and postgraduate research study.

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have:

  • An enhanced knowledge base in state-of-the-art computer science and information technology.
  • An understanding of the basic procedures for scientific research.
  • The ability to analyze relevant background literature.
  • The ability to demonstrate technical mastery of all relevant skills.
  • The ability to show an appreciation of the limitations of experimental design and techniques.
  • The ability to outline future research directions that are feasible.
  • The ability to demonstrate, to see, and take the next logical step without excessive `prodding'.
  • The ability to act independently without the supervisor's immediate direction and presence.
  • Ability to write scientific reports and papers.
  • Training for postgraduate research study or future R & D leadership in IT industries.

Indicative Assessment

Courses (50%); Project (50%)

Workload

Full Year

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Computer Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  Tuition fees will be published by 1 October for the next year.

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
12 to 24 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000

Course Fees:

Domestic fee paying students

Year Commencing Fee
1994-2003 $275 per unit
2004 $365 per unit
2005 $365 per unit
2006 $365 per unit
2007 $383 per unit
2008 $432 per unit
2009 $475 per unit
2010 $486 per unit
2011 $491 per unit
2012 $491 per unit
2013 $491 per unit
2014 $492 per unit

International fee paying students

Year Commencing Fee
1994-2003 $539 per unit
2004 $539 per unit
2005 $548 per unit
2006 $571 per unit
2007 $571 per unit
2008 $571 per unit
2009 $571 per unit
2010 $625 per unit
2011 $626 per unit
2012 $626 per unit
2013 $626 per unit
2014 $627 per unit

Terms

First Semester, 2014

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
2903 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014

Second Semester, 2014

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
6901 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014

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