• Code COMP8715
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Weifa Liang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
    First Semester 2017
    Second Semester 2017
    Spring Session 2017
    See Future Offerings

Students will conduct a project, under supervision, that will act as a capstone to the Master of Computing program, and increase the depth of their knowledge in the computing area. The project will be undertaken in small teams. The activities in the course will normally include some combination of reading, writing, artefact construction and presentation, as appropriate to the project's topic. Application of research methodologies in literature review and evaluation will also be undertaken. Topic-specific learning objectives, project overview and assessment arrangements will be specified at the outset using the Research School of Computer Science form 'Independent Study Contract' where applicable.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this subject the student will be able to:
  1. apply the student's knowledge and implementation skills in the computer science, and apply this to an advanced and specific project topic in that area.
  2. deepen their knowledge of computing principles and practice through undertaking the project.
  3. earn any specific technical skills required by their topic, and apply them to project work.
  4. apply and deepen skills in oral and written communication, and apply these in a project context.
  5.  learn relevant project-related skills, including project management, teamwork, ethics in research, knowledge of relevant research, evaluation and production of project artefacts.

Indicative Assessment

Three group project reviews (75%), Group Poster and Showcase (10%), Individual Reflection (15%)

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Workload

Annual course. Student enrolls in Semester 1 and Semester 2. Around 50 contact hours across Team Formation Day, introductory lectures, tutor meetings, project reviews and public showcase. Around 210 hours of group project work and individual study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Master of Computing, MCOMP, and must have successfully completed COMP8705; and have successfully completed or be currently studying COMP6442.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 to 12 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
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $610 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $813 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1705 01 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3742 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8741 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9626 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person

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