• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Technology, Software Engineering More...
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Stephen Blackburn
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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More information may be available for enrolled students on the course website at http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP1140

This course includes COMP1110 and extends it with 12 one-hour lecture/tutorial/laboratory sessions. It introduces students to various areas of research in computer science, especially those research areas represented in the School of Computer Science, other than those covered in COMP1130. A number of research groups in the School will be responsible for various parts of the course. Each part will consist of some introductory lectures on the data structures and algorithms most relevant to the research area and an overview lecture on the research problems, techniques, and applications of the area. These topics will include graphs, sets, probability, propositional logic and data modelling.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon completion of this course, in addition to the learning outcomes of COMP1110, the student will have the following outcomes:

  1. Understand how data models, data structures and algorithms are employed in various research areas in computer science.
  2. Have an appreciation of current issues in computer science research
  3. Understand the application of software development practices to contemporary computer science research.

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (40%); Final exam (60%)

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Thirteen three-hour tutorial/laboratory/lecture sessions.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enroll in this course you must have completed COMP1130, or be studying Bachelor of Advanced Computing 4716 or Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Science 4719 or Bachelor of Advanced Computing (R&D) 4717 or Bachelor of Advanced Computing (R&D)/Science 4718 or Bachelor of Philosophy 4660. You are not able to enroll in this course if you have previously completed COMP1110 or COMP1510.

Prescribed Texts

Alfred V. Aho and Jeffrey D. Ullman, Foundations of Computer Science, C Edition, 1995.

Areas of Interest

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Advanced Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Human Centred Computing
  • Information-Intensive Computing
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software Development
  • Algorithms and Data
  • Artifical Intelligence
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computational Foundations




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. 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:
Unit value:
6 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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $2190
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2850
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3288
2006 $3426
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6918 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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